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Podcast Pontifications

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Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications gives you what to think about in podcasting. These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier.Designed for the working podcaster, t… read more


They're Making Video Podcasts A Thing Again… Again And It Might Just Work This Time

On the whole, podcasting hasn’t been kind to video content producers. And video hasn’t been kind to podcasters’ wallets. But four developing trends could change how podcasters think about video in the future.

In the beginning, there were audio podcasts. And then about 13 seconds later there were also video podcasts. But the bifurcation of audio podcasts and video podcasts was relatively short-lived, thanks to Google’s acquisition and promoting the hell out of YouTube. 

Since that time, several entrepreneurs have tried to bring video back to podcasting with varying degrees of success, though none deserving of the adjective “breakout”. 

But now, forces are converging and video podcasting again could become a thing. Again? Here’s why:

Earlier this month, YouTube announced they were looking for an executive to oversee podcasting on their platform. Today, many podcasters are (often crudely) already making video versions of their podcasts and distributing them on YouTube.

Just last week, Spotify and Anchor announced they'd soon be hosting audio and video versions of select podcasts in the Spotify app. 

Right now, developers in the Podcasting  2.0 movement are developing a way to distribute more than one media file per episode. Like a video and an audio version, doing what Spotify is doing but in a non-propriety manner.

And with those moves is Descript, getting us closer to a world where we edit media holistically, rather than editing audio and video separately. 

Oh, what a time to be alive. While you’re making your holiday gift guides, you may want to have a serious think on how your show fits in a world where audio and video are both valid options for your listeners.


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