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Podcasters' Roundtable

163 EpisodesProduced by Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Daniel J. Lewis.Website

A rotating panel of guests who debate issues facing podcasters and podcasting as a media format. Each Roundtable features a new podcaster from the community of listeners to talk less about the how-to and more about the subjective issues facing podcast producers.

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Podcasters Don't Care About Live-Streaming

April 20th, 2022

1:30:43

If you're a podcaster, do you also record your show live, as-in, do you live-stream? Why or why not? Do you even care about live? What's different about live vs time-shifted podcasts? 

The Money's in the Reruns!

February 5th, 2022

1:29:52

Nearly 50% of monthly podcast downloads come from older episodes. What are you going to do with that info!?

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Did You Forget to Categorize Your Podcast?

November 23rd, 2021

1:30:33

If you only chose one category for your podcast when you submitted to Apple Podcasts (you DID submit to Apple Podcasts, right!?) you might be missing out on opportunities to be found.

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Ads for Everyone!

October 20th, 2021

1:43:10

Podcasts, no longer a word you have to explain to anyone. So, with everyone knowing what a podcasts is, are the advertisers flooding into the space to reach people who might not be listening to their messages elsewhere? …

Should Your Plumber Have a Podcast?

August 25th, 2021

1:24:14

You've heard that everyone has a podcast. Does that mean your plumber, local accountant, independent coffee shop, etc., should too? If you're a local …

Spending Money on Your Podcast

July 20th, 2021

1:23:46

How much money have you spent on your podcast? Are you done? Are there more things you could improve by spending more money (gear, services, …

Is Video the #1 Way to Grow Your Podcast?

June 8th, 2021

1:02:53

Can video really be the number one way to grow your audio podcast? Our guests think so and we're going to find out why. 

155: Podcast Subscriptions - What Does That Even Mean Anymore?

May 6th, 2021

1:20:11

Paid podcasts. There are many ways to get paid as a podcaster and now Apple and Spotify are launching their own avenues for podcasters to produce premium content.

Beyond the differences like price setting, cost to …

154: Finding Untapped Podcast Fans

March 12th, 2021

1:12:58

What can you do beyond simply publishing a podcast to find more podcast listeners? 

Join Ray OrtegaDave Jackson, Noel Davila, and Roger Nairn to …

153: Who Pays for Podcasts?

January 29th, 2021

1:20:08

Does moving podcasts behind a paywall work? Will Apple be testing the waters?

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, York Campbell, and John Lund to …

152: Netflix won't be the Netflix of Podcasting

December 21st, 2020

1:37:04

Netflix is going to make movies available as an audio only experience. Will this pull people away from podcasts?

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson,

151: How To Dominate Podcasting!

December 7th, 2020

1:17:15

If you created 500, three episode, podcasts, would you be the number one podcaster? This seems to be Spotify's approach with Anchor but does it …

150: Are We All Music Podcasters Now?

November 3rd, 2020

1:11:54

Have you heard you can use any music you want in your 'podcast' now!? Let's talk about the catch.

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Jordan Blair, and 

149: Do You Trust Podcasts?

September 28th, 2020

1:20:21

Do you trust and value the opinion of your favorite podcast more than other media? If yes, why do you think that is? 

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson,

148: Getting Listeners to Engage

August 28th, 2020

1:21:55

We always want to know how to get more listeners but perhaps an even harder task is to get those who are already listening to send you feedback or interact with your podcast in any way. How do podcasters have more …

147: So Many New Podcasts! But At What Cost?

August 10th, 2020

1:12:22

New podcasts are entering the space at a blinding pace. There were over 300,000 new podcasts added to Apple Podcasts in just the last three months. Are most of these podcasts making it past episode 7? Is there just a …

145: Equality in Podcasting

July 1st, 2020

1:32:45

The public facing image of podcasting needs to look more like the podcasters who make up the medium. 

Join Ray, Dave, Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion), and

144: Social Media Marketing for Your Podcast

May 20th, 2020

1:26:14

Will tweeting your podcast episodes bring in tons of new listeners? 

Join Ray, Daniel, Dave, and Effie to talk about how twitter can and can't help you grow your podcast audience. 

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143: Which Podcasts Get Ad Deals?

May 9th, 2020

1:19:54

We talk about the top 5 networks getting the majority of ad deals. 

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Sarb Johal, and Kayden Taylor to …

142: Better Names for Your Show

April 20th, 2020

1:14:22

Does the name of your podcast tell the potential listener what the show is about? Can you be found in search? 

Join Ray, Dave, Paul, and Amos to …

141: Locked in a Room with a Microphone!

April 1st, 2020

1:22:00

Are you stuck inside your house because of a global pandemic? Do you have a microphone?   

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson and Bandrew …

140: Where Are the Subscribers?

March 2nd, 2020

1:14:03

Do you have subscribe buttons on your website? Which ones should you include? Which ones are being used? 

Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson,

139: The Formula for Podcast Success

February 19th, 2020

1:07:23

Does everyone have the potential to be the next big podcast? If you knew you weren't going to grow to be among the biggest podcasts listened to, …

138: Finding New Podcasts

February 8th, 2020

1:19:08

How do you find new podcasts? How do you help new listeners find your podcast?

Join Ray, Dave, Daniel and Jared Sanders to chat about getting in front of a new ears (metaphorically;)). 

You can subscribe to the …

137: Don't Make This Mistake!

January 20th, 2020

1:20:49

If you're a podcaster you've certainly made a mistake that you wish you could take back. With any luck, after this Round, you'll never make that …

136: Have We Outgrown RSS?

December 12th, 2019

1:15:10

Should we enhance the current RSS spec. to expand its capabilities or do we need to go further and create a whole new way to deliver podcasts?

Join 

135: Promoting Your Back Catalog

November 13th, 2019

1:14:44

 

Are your episodes designed to be evergreen? Do you promote your back-catalog? 

Join Ray, Dave, Evo TerraCandace Spears, and Michael Teske to …

134: Should Your Audio Podcast Be On YouTube?

November 2nd, 2019

1:21:00

Is it a good idea or use of your time to distribute your audio only podcast to YouTube?

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Daniel J. Lewis, Addy Saucedo,

133: Turn Off the Mic., There's No Money in Podcasting.

October 8th, 2019

1:07:34

Don't start a podcast in order to make money, there's no here to be made. Or so they say. What does making money in podcasting really mean and is …

132: Exclusive Podcasts. An Oxymoron?

July 27th, 2019

1:31:08

Is Apple going to start investing money in original podcasts? Spotify, Luminary, Stitcher, there are plenty of places that have podcasts that can only be consumed on a their own platform. Is that really a podcast? Does …

131: How Many Podcasts Are There?

July 2nd, 2019

1:18:33

How many podcasts are in Apple Podcasts/iTunes and how many of those podcasts are actually producing regular episodes?

Join Ray, Dave, and Daniel to …

130: Is Your Podcast Searchable?

June 3rd, 2019

1:36:52

Podcasts, along with podcast audio players, are now surfacing in Google searches. Can yours be found? What exactly are these searches turning up and …

129: Is Your Podcast Everywhere?

April 30th, 2019

1:18:58

Can your podcast be found anywhere people are looking for your podcast? How about places they aren't looking for traditionally defined podcasts (read: YouTube)? Where do you put your podcast? What platforms that …

128: At What Speed Do You Listen?

April 9th, 2019

1:10:55

PS, there's only one real answer;) #purist

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127: Podcast Myths

March 18th, 2019

1:11:04

Do Apple Podcasts ratings and reviews move your podcast up the ‘charts?' Can you use copyrighted music as long as it’s only a few seconds? Is YouTube is a bad place to put your podcast?

Some of these you've heard, some …

126: Are You Feeling Burned Out?

February 25th, 2019

1:09:09

Have you podfaded, feeling like you're close or maybe wish you could take a break? Starting a podcast is not the hardest part, keeping going is. How …

125: Is Your Podcast Launch Freaking You Out? Chill Out.

February 5th, 2019

1:22:05

Join Ray, Dave, Ginger Wiseman, and Emily Prokop to discuss podcast 'launches' (do they matter?), podcast artwork, how important is it, and more ways …

124: You Make Podcasts, So What. What Else You Got??

January 21st, 2019

1:04:18

You have a podcast, that's probably why you're watching the Roundtable and you've probably recorded a bunch of episodes but do you create any other …

123: How do you find more listeners in 2019?

January 7th, 2019

1:23:42

Many podcasters will complain that 'the system' as it exists doesn't do enough to help grow their show. That they can't gain enough of an audience because they are locked out of the top charts or not part of a big …

122: Is There Any Hope for Google Podcasts?

December 17th, 2018

1:18:26

Google's latest entry into the podcast market, Google Podcasts, isn't converting the number of Android listeners we'd hoped. Or is it? Have you used it? What can we do to get more people using Google Podcasts and if …

121: You Spent How Much on Podcast Gear!!??

December 3rd, 2018

1:41:40

You can start a podcast on any budget but some want all the latest and greatest gear. How much did you spend on your first podcast setup and did that investment grow over time or did you jump in headfirst and spend like …

120: Does Pandora Offer Anything New?

November 19th, 2018

1:08:18

Pandora is one of the last, big audio platforms to introduce podcasts but do they offer anything new besides another place to list your podcast? …

119: What Do Your Shownotes Look Like?

November 6th, 2018

1:05:23

Do you create shownotes for each episode of your podcast? Where do you post them (website, ID3 tags, RSS tags)? And how do these notes look to your …

118: Podcast Stats, Charts & Other Confusing Info

October 22nd, 2018

1:21:19

Where do you get your podcast stats? Do you even look? How often? How much do they matter? And is your show ranked in Apple Podcasts? What does that …

117: What's Up with Apple Podcasts?

October 9th, 2018

1:14:21

Apple is kicking out a lot of podcasters from the Apple Podcasts directory. Why? We let you know how to avoid having your podcast removed.

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116: Is podcasting too difficult?

September 23rd, 2018

1:13:54

There are a lot of podcasts in the Apple Podcasts directory and by default, many other directories. But out of more than 500K podcasts, less than 25% …

115: Are There Too Many Podcasts?

August 20th, 2018

1:19:25

Depending on where you read the stats, the number of podcasts ranges from ~250K all the way to 2 million! Um, that last one is not correct;) 

Are we oversaturated with podcasts? Do you feel like there are too many …

114: Is Radio the Next Wave of Podcasters?

August 6th, 2018

1:13:47

With Podcast Movement just completed, what drove a much larger presence by radio producers and as podcasters, why should we care if radio takes up …

113: Are Podcasts More Popular Than Blogs?

July 25th, 2018

1:02:44

 

Have podcasts become more popular than blogs? What happens when you 'boost' a podcast post on facebook to promote your show and what's still wrong …

112: Google Podcasts - Everything you need to know

July 2nd, 2018

1:25:37

Google is giving podcasting another shot and this time I think they got it right! Can your podcast be found in Google Podcasts? Do you know how to make it available? Find out everything you need to know about this new …

111: Will Apple Kick You Out of Apple Podcasts?

June 20th, 2018

1:06:03

Apple recently sent out emails to podcast producers letting them know that in the near future, podcast feeds will need to be secure. How will this affect your podcast especially if it's not using a secure RSS feed?

Join …

110: Are you ignoring half of your audience?

May 18th, 2018

1:09:36

Choosing a primary category, when submitting a podcast to Apple, can be difficult if you appeal to multiple audiences. Don't let the first category …

109: Will Google Double the Size of Your Audience?

April 30th, 2018

1:05:27

Google is looking to get serious with their podcast strategy (finally) and if they're successful, could we see podcast listenership double current …

108: Should You Ask for Ratings and Reviews?

April 16th, 2018

1:22:18

We're trying a new format on the Roundtable today. Each Roundtabler is choosing a couple podcasting news items and we'll discuss. I think you'll find the format very informative. I'm already enjoying the format just …

107: Finding New Podcast Subscribers

March 20th, 2018

1:28:01

How do you find your audience when you've just started your podcast? You created a show and now you want people to listen and subscribe. But where …

106: Podcast Hardware

January 23rd, 2018

1:23:37

Beyond a microphone, what other podcasting hardware can you add to your setup? When do you add a new piece of hardware and what will actually make a difference to your sound versus just looking pretty on your …

105: What Else Does Podcasting Need?

January 10th, 2018

1:35:37

What else does podcasting need in order to grow in 2018?

This is not a prediction show. We want to know, as a podcaster, what would you like to see …

104: Audio Quality - Good vs Good Enough

December 20th, 2017

1:12:28

Determining acceptable audio quality for your podcast - the difference between perfection and good enough.

Join Ray OrtegaDave JacksonJane and

103: Podcast Media Hosting 2017/2018

November 22nd, 2017

1:13:21

We talked about podcast media hosting back in 2013. Has anything changed? Are there any new podcast media hosts that we'd recommend? 

Join RayDaniel, Dave, Chris Nesi and Alex Knight to discuss hosting your …

102: Building on the Success of Your Podcast

October 24th, 2017

1:12:09

How would you launch a new podcast as your primary focus today? How would you take the platform you’ve already built to give more energy to your new …

101: STATS!

September 25th, 2017

1:25:33

Podcast stats. Do you track your downloads? What do you do with that information? 

Join Ray, Daniel, Dave, Shawn Thorpe, and Stephen Lee to discuss measuring your podcast listens and different ways podcasters use stats.

100: Reaching & Celebrating 100 Episodes

September 11th, 2017

1:11:38

Celebrate our 100th Round with us and find out how other podcasters have marked this same occasion on their own podcasts. 

Join RayDanielDave,

PR099: Podcast Discovery

August 15th, 2017

1:11:47

Where can your podcast be found? Inspired by a tweet I made about not worrying about being on Spotify, we discuss their impact on podcasting and podcast discovery.

I found someone doing well on Spotify and so we talk …

PR098: Kids and Podcasting

August 1st, 2017

1:11:24

Podcasts for kids and kids who podcast are both becoming popular genres. Do your kids listen to podcasts? Have you started a podcast with your child? …

PR097: The Rising Costs of Podcasting

July 11th, 2017

1:22:32

Is podcasting expensive? When you are starting out, podcasting is relatively affordable and there are all kinds of ways to save money if necessary. However, if you succeed in moving a lot of people to your podcast and …

PR096: Monetizing a Small Audience

June 27th, 2017

1:14:05

Can you make money with a podcast that has a "small" audience. Yes, maybe even more than one with a large audience. And it doesn't have to be spammy!

Join RayDaniel, Stacey Simms and Jennifer E. Snyder to discuss …

PR095: What's News in Podcasting

June 12th, 2017

1:10:38

Ray, Daniel and Dave choose a few news stories in podcasting and discuss. Let us know what you think of our take.

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, …

PR094: Finding an Audience

May 30th, 2017

1:20:25

How do you find an audience? You've started a podcast and now you want to find as many people as you can to listen to it.

You'd also like to find the people who will subscribe and stick around because it's content that …

PR093: Podcasting Advice: Then vs Now

May 15th, 2017

1:29:03

Talking about what has changed over the last decade in podcasting advice (Feedburner, bit rates, USB mics, etc.)

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis,

PR092: The State of Podcast Consumption 2017

April 29th, 2017

1:20:02

Taking a look at the newest podcast consumption research data from Edison research. Who is listening, how much and is podcasting still growing?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson and Mathew Passy to …

PR091: Recording Remote Podcast Guests and-or Co-hosts

April 12th, 2017

1:04:29

How do you connect and record podcasts with guests and/or co-hosts who are not in the same studio as you? Skype? Hangouts? Double-ender? There are many ways to do it. What has worked for you, what hasn't?

Join Ray …

PR090: The First Ten Episodes

March 29th, 2017

1:05:33

After the first ten episodes of your podcast, you'll really start to get a sense of what your podcast is going to be like. Will people listen, do you work well with your co-hosts, how long does an average episode run? 

PR089: Podcasts To Go!

March 6th, 2017

1:05:01

We're finally having the all ladies edition of Podcasters' Roundtable! Elsie Escobar will be taking over the hosting seat and she'll be joined by a fantastic line-up of her podcasting peers. 

More and more podcasts are …

PR088: What's Inside a Podcast RSS Feed?

February 14th, 2017

1:33:44

Have you ever looked at the code of your RSS feed? You'll see tags such as "title", "iTunes:owner" and many others. But what do they all mean and …

PR087: Building Community

January 31st, 2017

1:00:54

You talk to a lot of people (listeners) through your podcast but is that it? Do you carry the conversations outside the feed? How else are you connected to your audience and the community that exists around your podcast?

PR086: Making an mp3

January 17th, 2017

1:08:50

How do you handle your .mp3 file? What bit rate do you record at? Do you use mono or stereo in your finished audio file? Do you insert ID3 tags? Everybody has their own method for producing their audio and the finalized …

PR085: Mixed Branding

January 3rd, 2017

1:17:06

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PR084: Podcast Apps, Who Is Listening?

December 22nd, 2016

1:04:01

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PR083: Podcast Distribution: Go To Your Audience!

December 3rd, 2016

1:03:53

We moved! Subscribe to the new YouTube channel and use the notification feature on the subscribe button to make sure you are notified each time we go live! 

Do you know where your audience is? They might not even be …

PR082: New Thanks from 2016

November 23rd, 2016

1:11:30

As a podcaster, a content creator, what are you thankful for in 2016?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Tyler Stalman and Nick …

PR081: Podcasting As Part Of Your Business

November 13th, 2016

1:02:04

Do you use podcasting as part of your business? Are you thinking you'd like to start a podcast to enhance your business marketing?  Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and Chris Risse to discuss the intersection of …

PR080: Putting Together a Podcast Studio

October 26th, 2016

1:17:43

What are the elements that go into making a podcast studio? What kind of space do you need to get started recording a podcast and how can you turn the space you already have into a good place to record a great sounding …

PR079: Podcasting Outside of the U.S.

October 12th, 2016

1:10:04

What are the differences between podcasting in the U.S. versus anywhere else? Do non-U.S. based producers have other considerations they have to …

PR078: Turning Listeners Into Subscribers

September 27th, 2016

1:09:20

Podcasts can be heard in many places—your website, facebook, twitter, email, etc. Turning those listens into subscriptions can be a challenge but in …

PR077: Podcast Workflows

September 12th, 2016

1:13:43

What's your workflow for planning, recording and publishing a podcast? Is it fast? Does it hinder you from getting your podcast published regularly? …

PR076: The State of Live-Streaming

August 24th, 2016

1:08:10

Google Hangouts On-Air are moving from G+ to YouTube. We chat about that move, live-streaming for podcasters and the state of live-streaming tech. With the recent closing of Blab.im and now the move of Hangouts On-Air …

PR075: Is Your Podcast Website, Podcast Friendly?

August 14th, 2016

1:05:38

Your podcast has its own website or some place online where a listener or viewer can go to get more information about your show but how well does it serve your audience? Can you play the episode on your website? Can you …

PR074: Starting a Podcast

July 5th, 2016

1:10:22

There are many steps to consider when starting a podcast but which of those are critical, which can wait and what are some of the challenges to getting your first episode published? JoinRay Ortega, +Daniel J. …

PR073: Branding Your Podcast

June 14th, 2016

1:13:52

Does your podcast have its own twitter account? Does your show live on its own website or is it part of something larger that you're doing online? Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, and +Roman Castro to …

PR072: Work/Life/Podcast Balance

May 31st, 2016

54:22

For most podcasters, recording is what happens with whatever time is left after work and family. This can be a big challenge especially for the long …

PR071: Roundtabler’s Choice

May 21st, 2016

1:03:57

Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, +George Whittam and +Ian Robinson to discuss whatever the Roundtabler's want including iTunes New and Noteworthy, audio vs video podcasting, advertising, "simple" podcast …

PR070: What Could Podcasting be Doing Better?

May 3rd, 2016

1:06:37

Podcasting is still young and yet has been, in my opinion, very successful as a medium. But what's left? What can podcasting be doing better to help …

PR069: Podfading

April 18th, 2016

1:01:27

All podcasters will, at some point, wrestle with the decision to "podfade." Whether it's 7 episodes into your show or 1007, at some point you'll have to consider when to stop podcasting or else time will do it for you;) …

PR068: Show Prep

April 4th, 2016

1:04:22

How much preparation do you do before an episode? Some podcasters write out their entire show, some create an outline and some do no prep at all. What works for you and how do you decide how much work you do before you …

PR067: Podcasting Hacks

March 24th, 2016

1:07:11

What is your favorite podcasting hack? Have you made your own microphone stand? Found a unique way to record Skype? Use a cool trick to limit reverb? …

PR065.5: Changes to iTunes Podcasts – Podcast Service Announcement

February 29th, 2016

38:00

Apple is changing the way you submit a podcast to iTunes as well as the access that you get to that podcast once it's accepted it the iTunes store. Find out what's new and how to avoid breaking your podcast by using the …

PR066: Standardizing Audience Measurement

February 17th, 2016

1:05:49

Do you know how many people listen or watch your podcast? Do you have stats? Are they accurate? Would you know if they weren't? Podcast audience …

PR065: The Challenge of Being Local

February 3rd, 2016

1:02:03

  Podcasts are syndicated to the world. But what if your focus is on a specific geographic location? How does a local podcast reach its audience with a global medium? Join Ray Ortega +David Jackson +Daniel J. …

PR064: The Podcast that Pays… for Itself

January 20th, 2016

1:05:52

  Does your podcast pay for itself? Do you get some kind of monetary compensation that helps you pay for web and media hosting, gear upgrades, premium plugins, etc? There is an in between world that most podcasts fall …

PR063: How Many Domain Names Do You Own?

January 1st, 2016

51:42

  As podcasters, it's important to have your own website, a home for your show. But domains can be like tattoos, get one and you want more. And while I don't have any tattoos, I do have 12 domain names. Dave on the …

PR062: RSS Feeds

December 16th, 2015

1:08:09

  RSS feeds are the core of podcasting, without one you don't have a podcast. On this Round we'll be chatting about all things RSS as it pertains to a podcast. Join+Ray Ortega +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Stargate …

PR061: Audience Engagement

November 23rd, 2015

1:02:54

  Do you talk to your audience and if so, do they answer?  Join+Ray Ortega +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Scott Roberts +Todd Cochrane and Dan …

PR060: Becoming a Podcaster

November 5th, 2015

1:13:47

  Podcasters are made up of all different types of people. So what was it that attracted you to podcasting? What is it about your interests, history, skills, etc. that lead you to becoming a podcaster? Join+Ray …

PR059: iTunes Search, Rankings and Algorithms

October 20th, 2015

1:13:31

  Time to get all your iTunes search, rankings and algorithm questions answered! There is a lot of mystery about what goes on in the background of iTunes as it pertains to your podcast. On this Round we'll do our best …

PR058: Questions for Podcasters

October 7th, 2015

1:04:46

A special Roundtable themed live-streamed via blab.im to celebrate International Podcast Day. Visit InternationalPodcastDay.com to participate! You can watch the entire #PodcastDay 24-hour event on blab.im. You can …

PR057: Why Haven’t You Started a Podcast?

September 15th, 2015

1:03:49

You've thought about starting a podcast. You even bought a microphone and a domain name but there's still one or two obstacles in your way. Join +WordsPressed (Charlie Moss) and +Kelly Huston to find out what has …

PR056: What’s Trending in Podcasting

September 2nd, 2015

1:17:44

A round up of some of the latest news and fads making their way around the podcasting space. Join Ray, +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Lex …

PR055: Making Tough Decisions

August 10th, 2015

1:11:24

At some point during your podcast journey you're going to have to make a really hard decision. Stop podcasting, decline a good opportunity, delete an episode, "fire" a co-host, start over, etc. Join me (Ray …

PR054: Evolution of a Podcaster’s Gear

July 29th, 2015

1:07:28

How do you know when it's time to get your next piece of podcast gear? Can you stay with the gear you started with or is it best to evolve your …

PR053: Podcast Formats

July 4th, 2015

1:21:56

When you start a podcast, one of the first decisions you make is what kind of show are you going to produce? Solo host, co-hosted, roundtable, …

PR052: Co-hosts

June 14th, 2015

1:07:23

Do you podcast alone or with others? Having a co-host can be extremely helpful when it comes to creating compelling, dynamic content that is …

PR051: Challenging the Status Quo

May 28th, 2015

1:16:09

These days, podcasting has many best practices. But podcasting is an open medium, not governed by any single person or entity. So, while following …

PR050: Rebranding Your Podcast

May 9th, 2015

1:17:54

Have you ever changed the name of your podcast? Maybe you've changed the name, content, twitter handle and any other established elements that make up a single show? Or perhaps the shift has been more subtle like a …

PR049: What’s Your Issue with Podcasting?

April 28th, 2015

41:23

Live from NMX/NAB 2015 show floor! We talk with the live audience, having them step up to the microphone one by one and tell us what is their biggest, current issue with producing a podcast? Join me (Ray Ortega) …

PR048 Podcast Crossover

April 6th, 2015

1:07:30

When you start a podcast you become much more than a podcaster. You've crossed the line from media consumer to media producer. So have you taken your new talents outside the "studio?" Perhaps you've been on TV, written …

PR047: Podcasting Apps

March 26th, 2015

1:17:37

Podcasting has a lot of apps these days. Apps to subscribe to podcasts, apps for your own podcast, apps to help you create podcasts and more. Join …

PR046: When Podcasters Hangout

March 12th, 2015

1:21:47

If you brought a group of podcasters together in a room, what would they talk about? Mixers, the buzz surrounding podcasting, podcasting in seasons, …

PR045: When the Numbers Level Off

February 25th, 2015

1:20:56

What do you do when you notice your download numbers have stopped growing? Do you even notice? Do you care? Do you look for new ways to "get the word out?" Join myself (Ray Ortega)+David Jackson +Daniel J. …

PR044: What’s new in podcast gear, software and apps.

February 9th, 2015

1:04:25

What new podcast gear, software or apps have you tried? As podcasters we are continually testing new items to help us improve the quality of our show or just make production easier. Those new things (gear, software, …

PR043: Podcast Jargon

January 26th, 2015

1:14:49

  Podfading, normalization, Byte Range Requests... if you've been podcasting long enough it's likely you are familiar with one or more of these terms. Podcasting has it's own language and depending on your experience …

PR042: Interviews

January 12th, 2015

1:21:46

Do you conduct interviews on your podcast? Do you want to? Do you want to get interviewed? Interviews and getting interviewed are two great additions to most podcasts. They are a fantastic way to grow your show, easily …

PR041: Podcasting Predictions for 2015

December 23rd, 2014

1:12:16

What do you think will happen to podcasting in 2015? Podcasting is riding another wave of attention. With the spotlight shining bright once again, …

PR040: Beyond iTunes

December 8th, 2014

1:05:34

Move over iTunes, we want to talk about every other place you can put your podcast! Stitcher, Soundcloud, Miro, your own site, there are plenty of places to distribute your podcast outside of iTunes. What are your …

PR039: Your Podcast’s Platform

November 25th, 2014

1:23:23

  Does your podcast have a home? Where do you post your episodes, shownotes, details about the host(s), links, etc? Many podcasters use their own hosted version of WordPress as a home base for their podcast but is this …

PR038: Podcasting and the Law

November 9th, 2014

1:18:38

  Podcasting has been referred to as the wild, wild West of media because essentially podcasters can do, say, show anything they want on their podcasts. This is true, you can do whatever you want. But what happens when …

PR037: When Everything Goes Wrong

November 1st, 2014

1:17:43

What to do when all your best laid podcasting plans go out the window. What do you do when your interviewee cancels and you're about to go live? Or maybe the Internet goes down, your hard drive crashes or any number of …

PR036: National Podcast Day

October 20th, 2014

1:02:45

  Join the Roundtable in celebrating National Podcast Day (NPD)! September 30th, 2014 marks the first official NPD. Spearheaded by Steve Lee from NetCast Studio, NPD was created to promote greater podcast awareness …

PR035: iTunes

September 30th, 2014

1:21:52

This Round is all about iTunes. Whatever questions, ideas, tips that stirred up, that's what we discussed. Literally any and everything to do with iTunes as it relates to podcasting. Watch me (+Ray Ortega), +Daniel J. …

PR034 – Podcasting Conferences

September 2nd, 2014

1:10:55

The entire Roundtable crew just returned from Podcast Movement, a new podcasting conference held in Texas, and we had a great time. We talk about this conference and its impact on podcasting as well as the news coming …

PR033 – Open Mic

August 20th, 2014

1:07:49

It's an "open mic" Round where everyone in the chat room had a chance to join the Round with whatever topic they thought was important or …

PR032 – Podcasting Best Practices

July 19th, 2014

1:25:58

  One of the cool parts about podcasting is that the show is truly yours. You decide what to say, how it looks/sounds, where to publish and hundreds …

PR031 – Mobile Podcasting

June 28th, 2014

1:27:10

  What does a podcaster do when they want to record a podcast outside of their "studio?" Find a more compact setup of course! Or maybe your studio is always mobile? Join myself (+Ray Ortega), +Dave Jackson, +Rob Walch …

PR030 – Growing Your Audience

June 8th, 2014

1:19:41

  +Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, and +Dave Jackson, recreate their presentation given at New Media Expo 2014 titled, "How to Grow Your Audience from 100's to 1000's." For those of you looking for new ways to increase …

PR029 – Getting Personal

May 20th, 2014

57:47

How much personality in your show is too much? Do you fear being "vulnerable" with your audience or do you share everything? This Round features: …

PR028 – Breaking the Mold

April 22nd, 2014

1:08:30

Is podcasting really any different than old media? Are we, as podcasters, simply falling into the mold created by media producers before us? …

PR027 – Podcasting Pet Peeves II

March 20th, 2014

1:04:03

It's time for another Round of Podcasting Peeves. What are those things that drive you crazy about podcasters, podcasts, the podcasting industry, etc? This Round features: +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J. …

PR026 – Live-streaming Your Podcast

February 28th, 2014

1:04:07

Should you add live-streaming to your podcast production? Recording live won't give you a big boost in numbers, isn't likely to help you get …

PR025 – Promotion Police featuring Grammar Girl

February 13th, 2014

1:04:14

What do you do if someone promotes your podcast but you don't necessarily agree with their content? Do you care? Is there such a thing as "bad press?" At any time, someone can share your content with their own audience …

PR024 – Should Your Podcast Have Its Own App?

January 26th, 2014

1:12:19

Your podcast is available in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. but what about its own app? Do you need one? What are the benefits and what are the costs to having a standalone app for your podcast? Watch +Ray Ortega, +David …

PR023 – Are Conferences Worth It?

January 9th, 2014

50:11

Recorded live on the show floor at New Media Expo 2014 (NMX), Ray, Daniel and Dave ask, Are Conferences Worth It? This is an audio only Round. See the player below. Attending a conference is rarely a cheap endeavor. You …

PR022 – The John Lee Dumas Effect

December 9th, 2013

1:37:05

John Lee Dumas is getting a lot of attention these days; in part due to the money he is making with his podcast. No doubt his story and success are inspiring others to start their own podcast. In some cases, motivated …

PR021 – The Gifts of Podcasting

November 21st, 2013

1:02:36

The holiday season is a great time to give thanks and dream of new podcasting goodies. So what are podcasters thankful for and what kind of …

PR020 – Can You Ask Too Much of Your Audience?

November 6th, 2013

58:47

Podcast award season is here and that means asking your audience for votes, in some cases, constantly asking them. How do you deal with this as a podcaster...as a listener? Are we asking too much or is it a great way to …

PR019 – Deciding What to Podcast About

October 18th, 2013

1:09:48

Did you have a hard time deciding what your podcast should be about? Are you sure you made the right choice? How do you decide and does it even …

PR018 – When Not to Start a Podcast

October 3rd, 2013

1:07:56

When is choosing to start a podcast the wrong decision? Have you heard that you need a podcast or that podcasting is the hottest thing going and you want to start your own? Have you asked yourself if a podcast is really …

PR017 – Modifying Past Episodes

September 20th, 2013

1:08:27

Have you ever considered deleting an old podcast episode or updating it because the information was now out of date? Perhaps you've been asked to …

PR016 – Podcasting is “Back?”

August 19th, 2013

1:08:36

Is podcasting making a comeback? Did it ever really falter? The raw numbers tell us podcast viewers have grown every year since it's inception in 2004 so why are we increasly hearing that podcasting is back? What's the …

PR015 – Podcast Media Hosting

July 19th, 2013

1:13:56

If you have a podcast or want to start one you're going to need a place to host your audio and/or video files. On this Round we'll be asking, where do you host your podcast media and why? When choosing where to host …

PR014 – Finding an Audience in a Small Niche

June 23rd, 2013

1:15:13

Can a podcast niche be too small? How do you find an audience in a niche that isn't very big? Watch myself (Ray Ortega) along with +Daniel J. Lewis, …

PR013 – Dealing with Negative Feedback

June 5th, 2013

1:26:16

Ever receive a negative comment regarding your podcast? How did it feel? How did you respond? Certainly, if you've been podcasting for any significant amount of time there's no doubt that indeed you've received a …

PR012 – What Do You Call Your Podcast?

May 6th, 2013

1:12:14

  The term podcast has a specific meaning and if you have a show (audio or video) that you post to an RSS feed, congrats you have a podcast. But what do you call it? If not a podcast then what? A show, internet …

PR011 – Podcast Purchase Decisions

April 20th, 2013

1:22:25

  What gear, software and services would you purchase if you were starting your first podcast? Find out what experienced podcasters +David Jackson  …

PR010 – Podcasting “Success” with Pat Flynn

March 30th, 2013

1:16:17

What defines success in podcasting? Is it subscribers, downloads, website traffic, money or something else? Watch/listen to +Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast along with +Daniel J. Lewis  +David …

PR009 – When to Start Another Podcast?

March 6th, 2013

1:04:40

How do you know when it's time to add another podcast to your lineup? We discuss some of the things to consider when thinking about starting another show as well as our opinions about when is the right time for adding a …

PR008 – What Do Podcasters Owe Their Audience?

February 8th, 2013

1:20:24

As a podcaster, what do you owe your audience? Whether someone subscribes to your show or listens only once, what obligation do you feel to that …

PR007 – Podcast Promotion Challenges

January 20th, 2013

1:12:55

How do find balance when it comes to producing content and then having to promote it via any number of ways (social networks, blogs, forums, etc.)? Have you ever been overwhelmed trying to keep up? Has the need to …

PR006 – Competition in Your Niche

December 21st, 2012

1:10:15

We discuss the concept of "competition" as is applies to podcasters podcasting in the same niche. How much do you share with podcasts in your niche? Do you cross promote their shows? Do you have them as guests on your …

PR005 – Podcasting Pet Peeves

November 15th, 2012

1:09:06

On this Round, I talk to six podcasters (the largest Roundtable to date) about their podcasting pet peeves. Those things they see other podcasters doing that frustrate them. We also talk about things we've done wrong …

PR004 – What’s Going on with FeedBurner?

October 5th, 2012

1:00:09

Over the last year several changes have been made to Feedburner including twitter feed shut downs, deprecation of API's, the loss of the .jp domain and a failure of the statistics system. All of this led to a perfect …

PR003 – The Future of Podcasting

September 5th, 2012

1:12:19

Rob Greenlee, Steven Lee, Daniel J. Lewis and Ray Ortega discuss where podcasting has been, is now and where it's headed in the future.

PR002 – Processing Your Podcast’s Audio

August 10th, 2012

57:09

A live discussion about processing your podcast's audio with hardware and/or software. We discuss if this is a necessary step or just something audiophiles enjoy. Roundtable guests for round two: David Jackson, Mike …

PR001 – Control and Ownership of Your Podcast

July 27th, 2012

53:33

How much of your podcast do you own? Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Daniel J. Lewis and Mike Dell to discuss taking as much control over your show as …

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