For the culmination of my 10-part future predictions of podcasting that were first made in the inaugural print edition of the Podcast Business Journal, I’m taking on… well, me. And all the people that look like me. Because in the future, old white men will become less relevant in podcasting. And hopefully in just about everything else in the world.
When I give advice, it’s from 15 years -- nearly the entire duration podcasting has existed -- of experience. Therefore my advice must be great! (And it is, I assure you.)
But at some point in time, those experiences and processes are going to start getting in the way of advancing podcasting. Because established processes and best practices are notoriously difficult to change.
The reality is this: There are a lot -- and I mean a lot -- of people in podcasting with valid voices speaking great ideas and concepts who aren’t old, who aren’t white, and who aren’t men. Podcasting has already matriculated people with amazing skills, some of which have only been doing this for a year, and some who have been doing it for just as long as I have, who don't happen to share the same dangly bits or skin tone as me.
No, that doesn't mean I'm stopping Podcast Pontifications. I still have a voice. It's still a valid one. Yes, I think you should still listen and of course, tell all of your podcasting friends to listen. But I can't be the only voice you or they listen to. I need you to try and find other people who don't look like me and are also saying interesting things about podcasting.
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