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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


Simpler Podcasting As A Survival Technique [Episode 245E]

I’m a big fan of keeping podcasting simple. That word is in the name of my podcast consultancy, after all: Simpler Media Productions. Truth be told, podcasting is (or at least can be) pretty simple. If, that is, you know what you’re doing or have the time to learn all the ins-and-outs and avoid the pitfalls. The clients who hire my firm don’t have the time or inclination to do that.

But not so with hobbyist podcasters, artistic podcasters, or even businesses who do want to learn what it takes to make podcasting magic of their own. I applaud their efforts! But I also see them get bogged down in the minutia and tripped up on making things way to complicated.

That’s why I asked my buddy Mike Dell on the program. As the customer support manager for podcast hosting company Blubrry, Mike has seen more than his share of noobie podcasters making things way too complicated. Mike’s going to focus on these key areas:

  • Not overthinking your episodes notes
  • Not overthinking your media file encoding settings
  • Not jumping from hosting company to hosting company to get listed on a brand new platform (that everyone will eventually be able to submit their shows to)
  • Keeping your website integration with your episodes simple
  • His thoughts on episode-level artwork (which I disagree with)
  • Why “good enough” really is good enough when it comes to mic selection
  • Not overcomplicating (or force-feeding) social media is bad

In the episode, you’ll hear me cut in at a few points to offer my own modifying thoughts (or downright disagreement). But I think it’s important to give room for dissenting opinions. Because The Evo Way, while being a very good way to podcast, isn’t the only way to podcast. As with so many things in life, your mileage may vary.


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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.

Follow Evo on Twitter for more podcasting insights as they come.

And if you need a professional in your podcasting corner, please visit to see how Simpler Media Productions can help your firm. Podcasting is our only business.

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