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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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Podcasting Spins Off Something Brand New [Episode 227]

For episode nine of my 10-part miniseries on the future of podcasting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8), I ponder the spinoffs that will be a natural offshoot of podcasting.

If there's one thing you can count on once a medium gets popular, its that spinoffs happen. Which means that's going to happen to podcasting. But that doesn’t mean spinoffs will kill podcasting.

The technology we use today in podcasting will probably be the driving factor in what those spinoffs will look like. But as I sit in my dedicated studio space, with my high-end hardware, my professional-grade software, a healthy client-roster, and a good pipeline of prospects, I’m the wrong person to try and predict podcasting’s spinoffs simply because I don't need to look for them.

Whatever these spinoffs are, they aren’t going to kill podcasting as we know it. Change it? Sure. But I don't think the future of podcasting is in danger. 

If there’s a danger, it’s that we’ll choose to poo-poo spinoffs because they don’t threaten podcasting as it exists today. Why is that a danger? Because that interesting spinoff might be a better fit for us -- as individuals -- than what podcasting provides today. 

So I’ll keep trying new things, and I’ll encourage you to try new things as well. One of them is BuyMeACoffee.com/evoterra. Hint, hint.

Have you seen a spinoff from podcasting, or do you have your own prediction of what new things we’ll create with all this high-end tech at our disposal? Go to Flick.group/podcastpontifications and tell me about it.

And if you need some help with your business-focused podcasting efforts, drop me a an email at evo@podcastlaunch.pro or go to PodcastLaunch.pro to see a list of the services we offer clients all around the globe.

Yes, this episode is something you should share. Thank you. Here’s where you can find a re-written in-depth article based on the audio of the episode that’s perfect for sharing: http://podcastpontifications.libsyn.com/podcasting-spins-off-something-brand-new

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.

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

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

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