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Podcast Pontifications

257 EpisodesProduced by Evo TerraWebsite

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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10 Reasons Why You Are Not In Control Of Your Podcast [Episode 87]

If you think you're 100% in control of your podcast; your fooling yourself. Not unlike other digital products, every podcast is reliant on a complex chain of services -- some free, some not -- that each represent a potential fail point.

In this short episode, I run down 10 I though up in just a couple of minutes, including:

  • Hosting companies (yes, even if you roll your own)
  • Tracking services
  • Website hosts (yes, even if you host your own)
  • Software
  • Computer hardware
  • Marketing services
  • Social media 
  • Saas (Skype, etc.)
  • Governmental regulations 
  • Podcasting apps and directories

Any one of those going south could cause major problems for your podcast. Perhaps even prohibiting some (or all) of your audience to consume your content.

Are you prepared for when the inevitable happens?

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