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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


The Press, Your Podcast, And All Of Podcasting [Episode 245B]

Today, we’re going to have a conversation about the press and the relationship it has with podcasting. It’s led by guest-host Elena Fernández Collins, a freelance podcast critic and journalist who writes primarily for indie podcast-focused outlets like The Bello Collective and the Podmass column at the AV Club

Some things Ely will cover as she guest-hosts this episode while I continue my winter slumber:

  • The value (and lack thereof) of “listicles”, which we’re about to be flooded with because it’s the end of the year.
  • Why these listicles and other poorly-researched pieces rarely get picked up by big media outlets
  • The benefits of pitching to smaller outlets and individual journalists
  • Some insight into the mind of critics & journalist that will help you better fine-tune (or overhaul) your pitch
  • Why you should ask (nicely) those same critics and journos to cover podcasting overall as it relates to their own special interests, 

Elena Fernández Collins is a podcast critic, journalist, and an overworked graduate student. You can find them yelling about podcasts on Twitter or at And if you’d care to help this freelance journalist continue to eat and pay rent while they work towards writing about podcasts at bigger places, you can support her at


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Podcast Pontifications will return in January 2020, 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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