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Podcast Pontifications

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Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications 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, these short… read more


Premium Podcasting Will Soon Dominate The Short Head [Episode 219]

This is the first part of a 10-part miniseries where I will share some predictions I have for the future of podcasting. Let’s start with a bang:

In the future, the shows that get the majority of attention and therefore downloads and listens will require some form of payment to access.

Yes, I’m aware of the history where this has failed to happen at any appreciable level. But I’m also aware of the larger media plays by Spotify Premium, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon’s Prime Video. And I’m betting that will work in podcasting.

Yes, I think paid subscriptions will overtake the current ad-supported model that’s akin to commercial radio. 

And, crazily enough, I think this will be a good thing for all podcasters, even those of us who have no intention of ever making premium content. 

Three things: 

  • I’m excited by the growth and engagement on the app! It’s free to join and works on Android or iOS devices. Plus there’s even a built-in player if you happened to miss an episode and need to brush up before wading into a conversation.
  • You can show your love for the show when you click My favorite people have it set to buy me a coffee every single month.
  • If you own or work for a business that could use my help to ensure your podcasting efforts ready for this new bright new future, get in touch with me at


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Podcast Pontifications is published by Evo Terra four times a week and is aimed at the working podcaster. The purpose of this show is to make podcasting better, not just easier.

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