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Podcast Pontifications

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Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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Stop Obsessing Over Dedicated Podcast Listening Apps [Episode 75]

There are dozens of dedicated podcast listening apps, and podcasters spend a lot of time declaring which one is the best (or just their favorite). And in some cases, podcasters actively encourage their listeners to switch apps.

This is a bad, bad idea.

Look, I get that some of those dedicated apps give a lot more bells and whistles for power listeners. But most people don't want/need/care about increasing listening speed, trimming silence from audio, or building custom playlists.

Again, your listeners -- including potential listers -- do not care. Which means you shouldn't care either. At least not so much.

In this short episode, I talk about the importance (and simplicity) of putting yourself in the shoes of listeners by listening to your show the same way they do.

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