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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


Mitigating Future Threats To Hobbyist Podcasting [Episode 220]

(This is part two of a 10-part miniseries made up of my predictions of the future of podcasting.)


For every short head, there’s a long tail. And podcasting’s long tail shall forever be the breeding ground for hobbyists doing amazing things with their podcasts.

But… pressure from the short head of premium podcasts will cause hobbyist podcasters to consider making fundamental changes to their shows. If they want. No one is forcing this change.

Except for maybe listeners? While your current listener base may be perfectly happy with the content you’re making now, the new crop are heavily influenced by the short head and have different expectations.

Different expectations on what good content is. Different expectations on where good content can be found. And different expectations on what good content is worthy of their time. 

Yes, I think that future tech will come along to help us with that. But I also think we can’t wait, and that we need to start making changes -- perhaps fundamental changes -- to our shows. Yes, even if we want to stay as a hobbyist podcaster.

Tomorrow, I’m getting into the questionable future of RSS feeds. Yes, that’ll ruffle a few feathers! 

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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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