School of Podcasting

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Established in 2005 if you want to learn about podcasting this is the show for you. It's been described by many as the most entertaining and unique of all the "Podcast About Podcasting." Dave Jackson gets to the point and talks about podcasting. We discuss ways to plan a successful launch that will… read more

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8 Months Later Do I Still Like the Rodecaster Pro?

September 16th, 2019


In a previous episode, three podcasters shared their opinion on the Rodecaster pro. We all liked it but wanted some more PRO options. Today I give you an update.

Because of My Podcast - I Got a Sponsor

Brandon/StudeeoB …

Here is Something Great, But First, THIS....

September 9th, 2019


You have a great guest or you have a great story, and instead of getting to the thing that will inspire your audience to share your episode, you go to something else. This may be some sort of housekeeping or minor …

What is the International Podcast Association?

September 2nd, 2019


The International Podcast Association was launched at Podcast Movement 2019. Today I talk with two members of the executive board Liz Covart of Ben Franklin's World and Glenn Hebert from the Horse Radio Network.

Because …

Why Do People Share Content?

August 26th, 2019


Two reasons people might share things are that they are interesting and that they are useful. Emotions also play into why people share items. When …

Podcast Movement 2019 Insights

August 19th, 2019


I was at Podcast Movement last week. I've attended all six Podcast Movement eventss and it's been a blast to watch it grow. This year the venue was HUGE and it was weird as the number of people also grew so it was hard …

Google Embraces Podcasting a Little Tighter

August 12th, 2019


Last week an announcement from Google stated that podcast episodes will now appear in Google Search Results:

Starting today, when you’re searching …

Personality, Creativity, and Diversity - Starting a Podcast With Kristen Meinzer

August 5th, 2019


I was lucky enough to meet Kristen Meizner last year and the On-Air fest, and I heard her speak. I knew immediately I wanted to her come on the show. She was working on her new book So You Want to Start a Podcast: …

Fine Tuning Your Content With Audience Surveys

July 29th, 2019


I had not "take the temperature" of my audience in a while so I put together a quick survey. I use Google Forms, and did some number crunching in …

The Many Ways To Gauge Podcast Success -More Then Downloads And Money

July 22nd, 2019


From time to time I see people in Facebook groups announcing "Hey I got my first 1000 download episode!" or "I just got (insane amount of money)" for my podcast. When you are just starting out, or even if you've been …

Getting Past "Depends" in Podcast Answers

July 15th, 2019

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting and Guesting Podcast Interviews

July 8th, 2019


I've performed over a hundred interviews, and I've been interviewed over 130 times on different podcasts. Today I wanted to make an episode to answer ALL the questions about podcast interviews. 

Free Podcast Interview …

Top Five Way to Make Money with your Podcast

July 1st, 2019


I keep seeing statements like, "Well, I've done this podcast for 2 years and it's time to start monetizing." With this type of mindset, I can see many podcasters getting discouraged or even burned out. I played music in …

How Should You Celebrate Your Podcast Milestone?

June 24th, 2019


Thanks to everyone who chimed in with an answer:

Melanie from the Beer with an Engineer show likes to throw a party for her listeners

Brad from the Cinema Guys loves milestone shows - loves where people take small clips …

Overcoming Your Fears So You Can Start Your Podcast

June 17th, 2019


I Have  A Fear of Heights True or False: Starting a Podcast is Hard Start a Podcast May Require Your To Overcome Fear Hiking in Utah is Different than Hiking in Ohio Get a Guide/Mentor To Help You Avoid Mistakes …

How To Rebrand Your Podcast Without Losing Your Audience

June 10th, 2019


You picked a name for your podcast (need help with picking a name, check out this episode of Your Podcast Consultant) and you've decided that maybe …

Don't Worry About Things You Can't Control

June 3rd, 2019


There are so many things that are changing in podcasting that can cause stress as you worry. Some things you have no control over. You may need to …

The Biggest Pain in Creating a Podcast

May 27th, 2019


Starting a podcast is not hard. Starting a GOOD podcast takes time, dedication, talent, etc and today I asked my audience, "What is the biggest pain in starting and creating a podcast." Here is what they answered:

Your …

Does Your Podcast Name Need a Trademark?

May 20th, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box

Today's talk about Podcast Trademarks was inspired by a Facebook post. As a tech support person for Libsyn I see a large number of podcasts on a weekly basis (get a free month at …

Podcoin App Pays Listeners to Listen to Podcast

May 13th, 2019


There is more money coming into Podcasting and Geoff and David Cook are hoping to get some of it by building a podcast app that focuses on helping you find new podcasts, integrate social ingredients (likes, etc), and …

Podcast Pre-Interviews - Ensuring Valuable Conversations

May 6th, 2019


I came across Kent Convington's Fast Lane Podcast University Podcast and I liked the content I was hearing. I was lucky enough to have Kent ask me to be on his show. Then he did something only one other person has done. …

Is It Possible to Air Check My Own Show?

April 29th, 2019


Back on episode 655, we talked about how do you know if your show connects with your audience? That focused on making sure your content was great. …

Focus Is More Important Than Microphones

April 22nd, 2019


Every podcaster has one thing in common: they all have 24 hours in the day. Today I'm going to share a ton of research and strategies to get your more productive. Last week I talked about five things that you think will …

Five Things That WON'T Grow Your Audience

April 15th, 2019


We only have so many hours in a day, and today I'm starting a two-part series on being more productive. The first thing you need to identify is activities that take up your time and provide no benefits. Today I have …

Saying More With Less - The Power of Editing Your Podcast

April 8th, 2019


So many people fear they will sound stupid or unprofessional but this is not something you need to worry about as even a show that is recorded live can be edited before being sent to your audience. Today I share some …

Listening, Talking, Planning, and Adjusting with Big Podcast Author David Hooper

April 1st, 2019


David Hooper has a background in the music and entertainment business, the music business, and has spent the last four years writing the Big Podcast – Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get …

The Top Podcasting Crutch Words and How To Stop Saying Them

March 25th, 2019

What is Your Crutch Word - How Did You Get Rid of It?

Crutch words are we words we use when our brain can't come up with something to say. They are used to fill up silence that some feel is awkward. We all have them, …

What Does it Feel Like to Be a Podcaster?

March 18th, 2019


I got an email from someone struggling to start their podcast, "The biggest issue I’m dealing with is psychological: the show is not coming together …

My Weekend with Procasters: Start with the Story

March 11th, 2019

Podcast Industry Leaders Gather in NYC

I attended the On Air Festival in NYC in New York City where what some might describe as "Procasters" were in attendance. When I went to talk to people instead of finding people …

Podcaster Burnout: Sources, Symptoms, Solutions

March 4th, 2019


I was on the Podcasters roundtable with Ray, Bandrew talking burnout. We talk about

  • The Signs of Burnout
  • The Sources of Burnout
  • Solutions to Burnout

SPECIAL UPDATE: Time to Double-Check Your iTunes Episode Titles

February 28th, 2019



Apple is talking about episode numbers in the iTunes Title (not the title that is used by every other app).

You don't need to resubmit your show.

You need to clean up titles if you've been doing this. …

Your TOP Podcast Peeves 2019 Edition

February 25th, 2019


Podcast Pet Peeves 2019 06:13 A peeve is defined as "a source of annoyance or irritation." Today we are talking Podcasting Pet peeves, but not just pet peeves but your TOP pet peeves. When you listen to a podcast and …

Finding Love in Podcasting - Being Found By Google

February 18th, 2019


As valentines was this week so we have a special edition of "Because of My Podcast," and speaking of finding things, today we talk about some tools …

Word of Mouth is Your Army

February 11th, 2019

Spotify Buys the Best and Worst in Podcasting

Spotify bought Gimlet and Anchor. Does this have any effect on "Joe Independent podcaster?" not immediately, but it is a big company, with big pockets, who will spend money …

Building Community The No BS Approach to 1000+ Members

February 4th, 2019


Last week we spoke about making sure you have great content, today we have tips on building your community.

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How Do You Know Your Podcast is Connecting With Your Audience?

January 28th, 2019


Before you start promoting your show, how do you know if it's good? How do you know if it will connect with your audience?

Ready to Start Podcasting?

Imagine you want to start a lawn mowing business and the only way you …

The Podcast Launch Attitude

January 21st, 2019

2019 Prediction

I see more and more people getting into podcasting who

  • Want to spend zero money
  • Spend very little time on creating content
  • Make …

Three Opinions on the Rode Rodecaster Pro

January 14th, 2019


The Rode Rodecaster Pro has caught the attention of many podcasters, and some have pulled the trigger. Jim Harold (Paranormal podcast) and Jeff …

Smarter Podcasting - Avoid These 7 Time Wasters

January 7th, 2019


This is another episode where I share some of the "mistakes" that I see people are making in the podcasting space. We need to focus on our audience, …

My Favorite Podcast Is 2018 Edition

December 31st, 2018

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Turn Your Podcast Into a Book with Dave Chessen

December 24th, 2018


Dave Chessen is known as the Kindlepreneur and is the host of the Book Marking Show and has turned his blog into a podcast. His show has a great format as he talks about a strategy in his show and then interviews …

Loyal Dax Shepard Fans Are Selling Out Theaters

December 17th, 2018



Today we hear from Try Heinritz of the Blacklist Exposed reveal what it was like to see Dax Shepard record his podcast in a sold-out Chicago …

Dr. Ryan Gray Prescribes Value and Consistency Above All

December 10th, 2018


Today we are joined from Dr. Ryan Gray from the Medical School Headquarters and he shares his philosophy of starting and growing his podcasts.

The …

11 Steps To Grow Your Podcast Audience

December 3rd, 2018

Because of My Podcast: I Get to Talk to NFL Players


Chris Husby shares how his show devoted to discussing Special Teams topics and interviewing some of the biggest special teams names in the NFL and beyond! has …

Where Are All These Downloads Coming From? Steph Taylor on Tracking the Source of Your Listeners

November 26th, 2018


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I got to play with a Focusrite 2i2 and if you are looking for an easy to get your microphone into your computer (and have the option to have a co-host as well) without having to …

The Courage to Make Mediocre Things - Cathy Heller from Don't Keep Your Day Job

November 19th, 2018



Cathy Heller is a talented musician. She's been signed by two major record labels, but unfortunately, she's also been dropped by two record labels. …

Positioning Your Podcast For the Long Haul (Three Things You Need 2018 Version)

November 12th, 2018


How do I do so many podcasts? I get that question all the time. How do I stay consistent? How do I set my podcast up for the Long Haul? I'm fresh …

How to Start a Podcast Network: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

November 5th, 2018


We all want more listeners. We feel we have tried everything (have we?) and one option that all the "big" shows seem to have in common is they are part of a Podcast Network. Many of these require large amounts of …

Do Audiograms Boost Podcast Podcast Discovery?

October 29th, 2018


This week I'm going to give you some lessons I learned from Speaking at We Are Podcast 2018 in Brisbane Australia. We also talk about the …

11 Things Podcasters Can Learn From Netflix

October 22nd, 2018


Today on episode 641, I'm in Australia at a conference but I'm still here giving you ideas and insights to help you with your podcast. I've been spending a fair amount of time on Netflix, and I've noticed something.

Don't Dump Your Podcast For Facebook Live Just Yet

October 15th, 2018


Today on episode 640 of the School of Podcasting we are looking at Facebook Consumption and how it stacks up against YouTube and Podcasting. Paul …

Vicious Listener Comments That Were 100% True

October 8th, 2018


Today I share the story of some pretty harsh criticism I received, and how I had to deal with the fact that my listener had a point. Welcome to …

Your Spin Free Zone

October 1st, 2018


Today on episode 638 I am talking about controlling a conversation from two different angles.

Bonus Content

Why Squadcast is the Best Tool for …

Is Podcasting Frying Your Brain?

September 24th, 2018

Because Of My Podcast - The Family Travel Podcast


He is on podcast number two, and this one is allowing him to make some money

Question of the Month: …

Logic and Emotion in Your Podcast

September 10th, 2018

Podcast Question Of the Month

If there is a slider between 1 I LOVE PODCASTING and 10 is I HATE Podcasting, where are you? Are you feeling like a three? Seven? Lets us know and WHY you are feeling the way you are. If …

10 Thousands Downloads Per Episode in Five Months

September 3rd, 2018


Today I talk with Noah Tetzner who starts the History of Vikings five months ago, and when the average podcaster is getting a little under 2,000 downloads per episodes, Noah is getting 10,000 downloads per episodes. I …

Danny Peña Is On a Mission For Additional Listeners

August 27th, 2018


In episode  633 of the School of Podcasting, we are looking at Podcasting Events and asking, "is it worth attending?" We also touch base with Danny …

Starting a Podcast With a Sponsor - How Marcus Couch Got To Yes

August 20th, 2018


Today we are looking at not taking no for an answer. We are looking at trying new strategies for old problems. My friend Marcus Couch heard "No" …

How Podcasting is Like Shoe Shopping

August 13th, 2018


In the past, I've talked about transcriptions. The fun part of transcriptions is you still have to end up with something that is easy to read and brings value. I've mentioned and but the one thing I …

Should My Podcast Have an Email List?

August 6th, 2018


In the age of social media is email still relvant? If so, how do you grow your list? What makes a good lead magnet? Do I need a lead magnet? This is …

13 Years of Proof That Podcasting Works

July 30th, 2018

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Are You Making These Podcast Mistakes Part II

July 23rd, 2018

Becuase of My Podcast: 


Haley Radke from shares how the only people who can understand what it's like to be adopted, …

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

July 16th, 2018


Seventy percent of people have impostor syndrome. While an interesting stat, that doesn't really help people who have impostor syndrome get over it. Today I have 12 strategies to help overcome Impostor syndrome

Because …

Oops I Forgot Something

July 11th, 2018

The Podcast Awards Are Open

You can nominate the School of Podcasting in the Technology category at the Podcast Awards 

My First Impression of Radio Public

July 9th, 2018

My First Test of Radio Public

You can get your podcast on the Radio Public platform at Once you’ve been approved at Radio Public, they send a weekly email summary to your email with …

Is Anyone Reading Your Podcast Show Notes?

June 25th, 2018


I received 360 responses to this question, and if you do read show notes (better known as a description of what is in the podcast) what are you looking for.

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When in Doubt, Ask Your Audience: Cody Gough Interview

June 18th, 2018


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Today on episode 623 we talk with Cody Gough of the Curiosity podcast. Cody had a podcast that was successful, and based on …

The Power of Your Knowing Your Why

June 11th, 2018

Because of My Podcast: Free Tickets


Brad from the Cinema Guys ( ) explains how he was approached by a small local Cinema Chain who listens to his podcast. Brad worked a deal that enables …

Consistently Creating a Great Show: James Cridland from

June 4th, 2018


Have you ever thought, "Oh someone is already doing a podcast about my subject." If so you need to listen to today's show with James Cridland of who saw there were other sites and newsletters featuring …

How Did You Get Your Podcast Sponsor?

May 28th, 2018

Two Podcast Growth Strategies and Dynamic Podcast Sponsorship with Ad Insertion

Today in episode 620 you will learn two strategies to grow your …

Treating His Guests Like an Opportunity Instead of Transactions - Harry Duran Interview

May 21st, 2018


Today I talk with Harry Duran of Podcast Junkies. I've known Harry for quite some time (hear my interview on his show). He has a great sense of humor and makes me laugh. I love to be around people who make me laugh. At …

Jordan Harbinger - How to Avoid Being Fired From Your Own Podcast

May 14th, 2018



Becuase of My Podcast, I'm Married

1:26 Jordan Harbinger explains how his podcast lead to him meeting his wife.

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Transcribing Your Podcast Is Better Than What?

May 7th, 2018

Feedback From Previous Show

Randal Black is an educator and heard our episode where we revealed some things that didn't go quite right. Randall has a saying that he learned from a Fortune Cookie, "Failure is feedback, …

Three Audio Sharing Tools Reviewed

April 30th, 2018

Becuase of My Podcast Twin Spin with Aaron Peterson


Aaron does a number of podcast including the Blacklist Exposed, Remake the Movie Right,

Don't Quit Your Day Job

April 23rd, 2018



My Week On The Road

I spent Wednesday with the Cincinnati Podcasters meetup which was a great time of sharing information about what is and isn't working in podcasting. If you are in the …

The Question Most Podcasters Forget to Ask Before Starting - And They Wish They Had

April 16th, 2018


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Today is episode 614 of the School of podcasting and we are talking about the most important question a new podcaster should …

Giving You The Nudge You Need to Create Episode 1 Of Your Podcast With Monica Rivera

April 9th, 2018

Question of the Month

As I record this it is April 1. The first quarter of 2018 is over. What had you planned on doing in that first quarter that didn't, and what are you going to do differently to make it happen in …

Dealing With Your Ego - How to Stay In Your Lane

April 2nd, 2018


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Question of the Month

As I record this it is April 1. The first quarter of 2018 is over. What had you planned on doing in that first quarter that didn't, and what are you going to do differently …

The Best Sounding Audio For Your Budget

March 26th, 2018


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Today we talk about file formats. We also talk about getting good skype recordings.

Becuase Of My Podcast: Jim Harold


Strategies For Creating a T-Shirt That Sells

March 19th, 2018


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Today we have insights from Diana McCallum from the Talk From Super Heroes show, Lou Mongello from WDW Radio and Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys on how they are designing T-Shirts that …

Podcast Icing To Bring Your Audience Back

March 12th, 2018

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Social Media Marketing World Reflections

Looking back on social media marketing world, I wanted to share my thoughts as this was the first time I was there and there are some …

Tips on Choosing and Working with Co-Hosts

March 5th, 2018


We are joined by Glenn "The Geek" Hebert from the Horse Radio Network. Glenn has appeared on the show many times and always brings gold. Today he is …

Three Powerful Words: You're Not Alone - an interview with Chris and Steven from Is This Adulting?

February 26th, 2018


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Should I Talk About My Personal Life?

February 19th, 2018


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Great Content To Consume

Capturing the ears and …

Live From the Floor of Podfest

February 13th, 2018


So this week I spent some time this week at the Podfest Multimedia expo in Orlando Florida. This was a fantastic event. Today we hear:

A Podcast One …

Getting Focused with Jeff Sanders

February 5th, 2018


Welcome to episode 604 of the School of Podcasting Listen here

Update on the PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB Mixer

The last episode I explained how I …

Your Podcast Website

January 29th, 2018


Last week we talk about media hosts, this week we are talking about your Web Host, and what to do if you hate yours.

Sponsor: Podcast Movement

I am so looking forward to Podcast Movement. This is the largest Podcast …

Switching Podcast Hosting Companies

January 22nd, 2018


As a podcast consultant, I like to try all sorts of technology to stay informed with what is going in the space. Today I'm going to talk about things …

Be a Guest - Book a Guest: Andrew Alleman of

January 15th, 2018

Because Of My Podcast - I Got To Hang With Rock Royalty

Paul Colligan has a client who invited him to comes to a charity event run by Alic Cooper …

This Episode is Not About Podcasting - Ask Dave Anything

January 8th, 2018


Every 100 episodes, I break my format. Today I completely broke it and decided to try something I've heard others do and that is an "Ask Me Anything" episode. It was hard as people sent in some questions that were very …

How to Make Your Audience Go WOW

January 1st, 2018


Every year I read/listen to the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. For me, this is the same as a football go saying, We need to get back to the basics. It reminds me of what my goals are as a content creator. …

Top Podcasts Of 2017

December 25th, 2017


Every year I wind up the year by asking you what your favorite podcast is (if you could only listen to one sh0w) and more importantly why is it your …

Simple Works - New Apple Stats - and One Size Does Not Fit All

December 18th, 2017


This weekend I had "Christmas" with most of my family as my brother goes to Florida for Christmas with his in-laws. We bought my nieces and nephews who are ages 8 and under some of the toys we grew up playing. I noticed …

Lessons and Observations from PodCon

December 11th, 2017


I attended the first ever PodCon in Seattle this weekend. It was cofounder by Hank and John Green who are You tubers who have a successful Dear Hank …

Flattening the Podcast Learning Curve EP 595

December 4th, 2017

Because of My Podcast - My Band Sold Out Our Kickstarter


Matt from the band EleventySeven tells how his band had "taken a break" for the better …

What Will You Do Differently For Your Podcast in 2018?

November 27th, 2017


Every now and then I do an episode where you provide an answer to a question and we all learn together. This episode we asked the question, "What will you be doing differently in 2018?" Here are the people and their …

Should You Make Your Guests Jump Through Hoops?

November 20th, 2017


Last week I explained how I learned of a strategy from Doug Sandler of the Nice Guys on Business show where the goal is to bring on guests who would …

Your Customer Is Your Guest

November 13th, 2017


Today I'm back from Speaking at DC Podfest (what a great event) and I went to a session that had some interesting points that I wanted to share. 

The session was titled, "Size Doesn’t Matter: Build a Monetization …

Creating Events For Your Audience Part 2 - Mark Deal

November 6th, 2017


Today we are talking with Mark Deal who has grown Podcast Atlanta to over 500 members ( We get great tips on growing a local meetup, tips, and resources for better interviews, and how is creating …

Lessons From Steven Spielberg - Podcast Woodshed

October 30th, 2017

Because of My Podcast, I Will Be Attending A Taping of the Black List Television Show - Troy Heinritz


Troy Heinritz has had story after story when it comes to his Black List Exposed show. He recently won a podcast …

New Ideas - Lead To New Facts - Lead to New Actions

October 23rd, 2017

The Essential Items For Your Podcast Website

Let me state, that this has nothing to do with Wordpress vs Wix vs Squarespace. These are the items that …

Are You Doing Everything To Grow My Podcast Audience?

October 16th, 2017


I was listening to the Book Feed the Muscle Burn the Fat and he relayed the story of a man at a Tony Robbins event (Tony is a major Business Guru). …

Simply Sonic SS1 and Second Line Dix WordPress Theme Reviews

October 9th, 2017

Simply Sound Company SS1 PreAmp Review

While I've never used any preamps like the Triton Audio Fethead Microphone Preamp or the Cloudlifter CL-1, I was really impressed with the amazing amount of boost to the sound.

The …

Finding Podcast Listeners At the Mall?

October 2nd, 2017


In honor of International Podcast Day, I went to the local mall (that's still open) and asked people, "Have you have of podcasting?" If they said yes …

International Podcast Day

September 27th, 2017


Hello, everyone, I realized in my last episode I didn't talk about International Podcast Day. If you haven't checked out their site it is

Creating Events For Your Audience Part 1

September 25th, 2017


The fastest way to connect with your audience is face to face. You may be thinking of creating a meetup, or a workshop, or yearly event around your topic/show. How do you go about doing it?

Today we have Chris Krimitsos …

Juggling the Podcaster Attitude

September 18th, 2017


The podcaster attitude can be a tricky one to juggle. You care about your content, you care about your audience, but at times you might want to try something new, and that means your audience may not like it. If you …

How To Compete with the Big Networks

September 11th, 2017


Glenn the Geek Hebert (from )shares what he learns from talking to "Radio People" from Podcast Movement. We discuss being more focused with our podcast, so I bring on Addy Saucedo who is the author …

Um, Yeah, NO! - Keeping Bad Content Away From Your Audience

September 4th, 2017


Every month I ask my audience a question. This month is have you ever been approached by someone who OBVIOUSLY has NO CLUE about your show?

Special …

Podcast Movement 2017 Refrelections

August 28th, 2017


I'm back from podcast movement, and I had a blast. I also have insights from one of the hardest assignments I've done in a long time.

My Impression …

Sound Devices MixPre-3 Review

August 21st, 2017


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Why Keeping It Simple is a Good idea

I do a show every Saturday call Ask the Podcast …

Three Years After Starting a Podcast He Has a Six Figure Income

August 14th, 2017


Darren Dake of the Coroner Talk podcast started a podcast in 2013, and started a podcast, but it didn't last. He really  loves being a death scene investigator so he started the Coroner Talk podcast 2014. This lead to …

No Longer Trapped in Radio, Phillip Keller Turns His Spotlight on Real People with Real Miracles

August 7th, 2017

Because of My Podcast Randy Goers of the Drone Radio Show

When you start a podcast you are seen as a digital influencer and today's example of …

What Did You Change In Your Podcast and Why

July 31st, 2017


Each month I ask my audience a question and they answer and we all learn together. This month I asked, "What have you changed about your show and why?"

Some people added/removed co-hosts. Some people updated artwork and …

She Does a Podcast About What?! Alexandra Harbushka interview

July 24th, 2017

Because of My Podcast Danny Peña’ is Now on

Danny is a Hall of Fame podcaster who shared his story about how he started off with a cassette …

His Podcast Brought Him So Much Business His Supplier Can't Keep Up - Bill Strand of Chameleon Breeder

July 17th, 2017

  King of the Niche Podcasts Bill Strand of

In this 20 minute interview we hear how:

Bill has been involved with Chameleon's For …

Are Podcasters Entertainers?

July 10th, 2017


I went to two concerts this weekend and underneath all the education and information, podcasters are entertainers.  If you're not entertaining your audience, you're losing them. defines entertain as, …

It's a Lot of Work To Sound This Boring - Drew Ackerman of Sleep with Me Podcast

July 3rd, 2017


Today I talk with Drew Ackerman of the Sleep with Me Podcast. I met him at and I was amazed at the amount of detail he puts into a show …

How Many Strikes Do Podcasters Get?

June 28th, 2017


Even though I asked, "How many strikes do you give a podcast before turning out?" nobody answered with a number. Instead, the answers were "it depends." It sounds that you are going to get more strikes if you are …

Bumper Sticker Reflections

June 26th, 2017


We seem to think we don't know what to do, when in truth we don't do what we know. This week I attended Ray Edwards copyrighting academy, and it was …

How Improv Skills Can Boost Your Podcasting Attitude

June 19th, 2017

Because of my Podcast: Clay From Fish Nerds

Clay has had some very cool things happen on his Fish Nerds Show including having a touring opera singer …

What Podcasters Can Learn From Kevin Hart

June 12th, 2017

New Apple Specs Coming

In the future, Apple Podcasts app will support some new features including:

One the podcast level you will have Seasons Serial and Episodic podcast types

On the Episode level  Title, episode …

Marketing Your Podcast - How Long Does it Take?

June 5th, 2017

Understand Before Being Understood

About a month ago I left a comment on the Spreaker Live show, and this comment resulted in a response from the …

Why are You Podcasting? The Other F-Word

May 29th, 2017


I asked the question:

Are you podcasting? If so where and why?

If you quit podcasting, why?

If you haven't started yet, why?

Matt from the Author …

Great Podcasting Begins with Listening to Your Audience -Jonathan Oakes Interview

May 22nd, 2017



Podcasting Microphone Shootout

Microphone 1 - Audio Technica ATR2100 $59 (Here is Bundle with Boom arm) Microphone 2 - Audio …

Stepping On Your Listeners Toes

May 15th, 2017

Because of My Podcast: Lee Silverstein

Lee Silverstein is the man behind the Colon Cancer Podcast and the Color Cancer Network was able to get press …

Growing Valuable Podcast Content With a Facebook Group - Katie Krimitsos

May 8th, 2017


I Just Launched My Podcast, How Many Downloads Should I Have?

This question has no "Set" answer. It depends on a couple of things:

  1. How much value do …

Best Podcasting Practices - Per Bridge Ratings

May 1st, 2017

Because of My Podcast: Katie Krimitsos

Katie is the host of the Biz Women Rock show, and when I asked her how she would finish the "Becuase of my …

Shaping Your Content for Maximum Impact - Niel J. Guilarte

April 24th, 2017


Welcome to episode 563 of the School of Podcasting

Have you ever had a problem with something, and then when you stated your problem out loud the …

He Changed His Format and Grew His Audience -Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins

April 17th, 2017


Today on episode 562 Joe Saul Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast explains how he changed his podcast format, and lost 30% of his audience but now …

Podcast Expectations vs Reality: How Natalie Eckdal Shifted Her Podcast To Be Successful

April 10th, 2017


Podcasting in the Media: Teen Titans

I want to thank Caine Door of the Adventure Frequency for letting me know that: "In the newly released animated film: Teen Titans the Judas contract (Warner Brothers) Kevin Smith is …

What Podcasters Can Learn From Chuck Berry

April 3rd, 2017


Chuck Berry died last month at the age of 90. I saw him four years ago at a special event that honored him with tons of musicians (Merle Haggard, …

Asking Your Audience For Feedback

March 27th, 2017


When you create a recipe for food, you serve it to someone and ask them "What do you think?' They might say, "it needs more salt" or some other suggestion. It is then up to you like the chef to decide if you want to …

Podcasting Continues to Grow 22% in Two Years

March 13th, 2017

Because of My Podcast I'm on the Cover of a Comic Book

Jeremy Dennis explains how he was able to commission a custom comic book cover thanks to his supporters. 

New Edison Research on Podcasting

Edison Research did a …

Journalism 101 For Podcasters

March 6th, 2017


You can be the media. In a world where what is and is not true, you have the power and distribution to be your own media outlet. I have known Emily Prokop (of the Story Behind Podcast) as we run in the same circles, but …

My Favorite Episode Is - Podfest Reflections

February 27th, 2017


Today I'm back from Podfest in Orlando Florida. What a great show, there were tons of brand new podcasters looking to jump into the space. This week we share if you had one podcast episode that sticks in your brain, if …

Behind The Scenes of Creating a Local Podcast

February 20th, 2017


Today I share some insights after talking with 

Jason Norris of Podcast Logical

Chris Holifield of I Am Salt Lake

Lee of This is Rammy

Ken Blannchard …

Glenn Rubenstein - Podcast Advertising Works

February 13th, 2017


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Today we talk with Glenn Rubenstein who is the author of the book Podcast Advertising Works. Glenn worked at the TWIT podcast network in both ad sales and as the company’s Director of …

Podcasting Gives a Listener a Reason To Live

February 6th, 2017


Today we have a serious subject that isn't so much about getting more downloads, and new cool gear, but the fact that your podcast can make a …

Podcasting Pet Peeves of My Listeners

January 30th, 2017


Once a month this year, I'm going ask you a question and use those answers for an episode. I want to get to under you more, and in general get a better understand of what you like and dislike. This month I asked, "What …

Behind the Scenes of the Horse Radio Network

January 23rd, 2017


Today we go deep into running the business that is The Horse Radio Network. We talk with America's Horse Husband Glenn "the Geek" Hebert

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Spreaker Introduces Ad Revenue System

January 16th, 2017

Because of My Podcast Dana Gould

I was reading an article where West Word was interviewing Dana Gould (Who I find hilarious) and they asked him he …

A Great Example of Podcasting For Your Business

January 9th, 2017

Because of My Podcast: My Family Was Fed A Giant Meal

Cale Nelson of Ham Radio 360 sent in a great story where a listener told him NOTt to make …

This is Your Podcast Wake Up Call

January 2nd, 2017


Here it is 2017. Congratulations you made it through another year. Some of you were going to start podcasting last year, some of you go back to 2015. …

My Favorite Podcast is 2016 Edition

December 26th, 2016

This Year SOP Listeners said the following list was "Their Favorite Podcast"

This means if they could only listen to ONE, this would be the show. …

What Can Podcasters Learn From

December 19th, 2016

Because of My Podcast I Got Media Passes - Cheri Field

Cheri Fields has at least 7 children, and produces the Creation Science for Kids Podcast

What Podcaster's Can Learn From

Podcast Guest and Hosting Duties

December 12th, 2016

Call the Show 888-563-3228 Because of my Podcast Cale Nelson

Last week, a listener contacted me via email. He is one of my Pateron Supporters. He said he noticed on my Pateron page the goal for buying a new Mixer.

He …

Creating and Growing Your Podcast Brand with Marketing Manager Lauren Nelson

December 5th, 2016

Branding and Marketing Your Podcast: Lauren Nelson Interview

Today on episode 543 we talk with fellow podcast Lauren Nelson who is the Marketing Manager for She produce the audio drama podcast "The Box" …

Standing Out Leads To Better Opportunities and A Six Figure Podcast Income: Michael O’Neal Interview

November 28th, 2016


Today we talk with Michael Oneal. Michael has over 500 episodes of his Solopreneur Hour, and also a co-host/producer of the Hines Ward show. Michael …

What Goes Into Making a Podcast Episode?

November 21st, 2016


Today I want to share what I do to put together an episode.  My example will be the the latest episode of the Logical Weight Loss Podcast. I also do a podcast microphone shootout with microphones in the $300 range (last …

Is The Audio Technica ATR2100 Still the Best Podcasting Microphone?

November 14th, 2016


Today we are going to get our gear on. All you gear heads are going to love this. We are going to talk about some of the best places to purchase gear, we are going to talk about mixers, and we are going to compare three …

Lee Silverstein is a Messenger, and Guardian of his Target Audience

November 7th, 2016


Lee Silverstein got a call on New years Eve to let him know he had cancer and needed Chemotherapy. Lee is the man that gave "The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary" film it's name. He is a messenger for his audience. He …

Grow Your Audience Using the KFC Approach

October 31st, 2016

Hindenburg Journalist Noise Reduction

The latest version of Hindenburg Journalist Software (slowly becoming one of my favorites for people who "Aren't too technical"). They have a new noise reduction feature that is …

How I Got a Sponsor On My Podcast

October 24th, 2016


Today I share my story on how I secured a sponsor for my show. I'm doing this as an experiment as I prepare to update my book More Podcast Money Next year. I also share the behind the scenes of what it was like to take …

Corey Fineran's Podcast Lead Him To Start His Own Business

October 17th, 2016


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I've spoken about Corey Fineran before and how his Chicago Cubs podcast Ivy Envy helped get a rule changed in Major …

Is It Time for You To Zag?

October 10th, 2016


Today we have some lessons from fast food that apply to podcasting, and I talk about zagging when everyone is zigging,

Bernie's Greatest Hits

1:58 My …

You Never Know Who Is Listening

October 3rd, 2016


Today we in this episode:

We have a great because of my podcast story that has someone getting paid to do something they would do for free

We tackle …

Are You Ready To Give Up on Podcasting? Why I Believe What I Believe

September 26th, 2016

Becuase of My Podcast - Rick Seizemore of VRStudio Workforce  Rick Seizemore from VRStudio Workforce shares how your podcast will help you land guests, and those guests can then point people to your website. Your site …

Awaken Your Confidence - Rachel Smets

September 19th, 2016


Rachel Smets is the author of Awaken Your Confidence and stops by to share some insights into building your confidence. You can find her at as well as @rachelsmets and Facebook. and YouTube

We talk about …

Podcast Mid-Atlantic Relfections

September 12th, 2016


Today I'm fresh back from a trip to Podcast Midatlantic where I spoke on a panel about podcasting. On Sunday I had some time before I flew home so Rob Greenlee and I Went to see the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall in …

Content You Can't Get Any Place Else with Jennifer Briney of The Congressional Dish Podcast

September 5th, 2016


Today I am excited to have Jen Briney of the Congressional Dish podcast on my show. Jen reads legislation that is going through the house of representatives. She then reports back to you with no slant on democratic or …

Keep Your Audience By Losing the Jargon - Busting Podcast Myths

August 29th, 2016


I can handle some people explaining their strategies of launching a podcast, but there are some things that are just blatantly WRONG. Here are a couple that get my goat.

Episodes Get Downloaded When People Subscribe

If …

Podcast Q & A From Podcast Movement

August 22nd, 2016


How Do I Grow My Audience?

  • Know Who Your Audience Is
  • Know What They Want
  • Go Where They Are
  • Make Friends With Them and Bring Value to Your …

What Podcasters Can Learn From Geese, Ringo Star, and Michael Phelps

August 15th, 2016


Today shares his thought on Podcamp Pittsburgh, the death of, and what geese, Ringo Star, and Michael Phelps can teach podcasters.

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The Messengers Are Coming!

If you live within driving …

The Three Things Your Podcast Needs That Have Nothing to Do With Microphones, Downloads, or Hosting

August 8th, 2016


Today I'm going to share three things your podcast needs to be successful, I'm also going to share some podcasting news, and a product review on a …

Great Content: Reverse Engineering a Driveway Moment

August 1st, 2016


Driveway moments are podcasts that have you so captivated that when you get to home instead of going in to be with your family, you sit in the driveway to finish the episode. This week I had such a moment with episode …

It Started With a Tweet - The Amazing Troy Heinritz Story

July 25th, 2016


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At Podcast Movement Kevin Smith said to forget hanging around people who would answer, "Why?" when you …

Lessons From My First Crack at a Narrative Podcast Episode

July 18th, 2016

What I've Learned From One Episode of a Storytelling NPR styled Podcast

I recently started a podcast in a narrative fashion about a documentary called the Messengers, as I've never done this style of podcasting before. …

Podcasting Lessons From the Pizza Parlor

July 11th, 2016


Podcast Movement was a great success as all of the previous events. WOW. The one thing different this year was I was working for Libsyn. I spent pretty much three days talking from about 7 in the morning to somewhere …

How Glenn Hebert Does Morning Radio From His House - Couch Cushions Test

July 4th, 2016


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Podcast Movement is Next Week

I will be working Libsyn booth all week except for my Q …

The Podcast Mindset - Favorite Social Network - New and Noteworthy Part 1

June 27th, 2016


I was born in Akron, Ohio. I lived in Cleveland, Ohio for 8 years and now moved back to Akron. So when LeBron James join the Cleveland Cavaliers we were all excited. Last year we came close, but we lost (there is a long …

Podcasting With Your Kids - Promoting Outside of iTunes

June 20th, 2016

Answering Audience Questions

Is a podcast a good way to promote a multi-level marketing (MLM) business?

If your sole goal of a podcast is to generate …

The Power of Meeting Your Podcast Audience Face to Face

June 13th, 2016

Because of My Podcast - I Got to Go To The Largest Event in My Niche

2:05 Cale Nelson from wanted to go to world's largest Ham Radio event. He wanted to go, but had these pesky things called kids that …

The Ultimate New and Noteworthy - Muhammad Ali - Reviewed

June 6th, 2016


This week I am saddened by the lost of my champ Muhammad Ali. When I was growing up there were two things that were constant in my life.

  1. Richard …

Yes, You Can Change Your Podcast

May 30th, 2016

Podcast Rewind: Podcasts on Jeopardy

This week PODCASTS was a category on Jeopardy. This again shows how podcasting is growing and becoming more and more main stream.Awareness over the last year has gone from 48% to 49 …

Compressor, Noise Gates, De Essers in Plain English

May 23rd, 2016

Because of his Podcast: He Discovered a Niche Who Needed A Product

Got a note from Corey Fineran

I just handed my boss my resignation letter! This podcasting journey started 7 1/2 years ago and it's now allowed me to …

Podcasting Brings More Customers, Better Students, and More Traffic

May 16th, 2016


Today on the School of Podcasting we talk content marketing, why podcasting is a perfect tool for this strategy, and how to overcome one of the …

Keeping Your Podcast Legal - Gordon Firemark

May 9th, 2016


In this episode we are joined by Lawyer Gordon Firemark who produces multiple podcasts that include, Entertainment Industry Insights, Entertainment …

What If Podcasting Was A Sport? Have You Been To Training Camp?

May 2nd, 2016


Because of My Podcast: A Veteran Got a Home

Robert Kerns produces the Living the Vet life. He had a mortgage specialist on his show. He was contacted by someone in another state (again, podcasting is global) and the …

You Can't Change - What You Won't Start

April 25th, 2016

Because of My Podcast: I'm Getting Married

Today Matthew Cox from Brunch with the Brits explains how he went to a podcast event who eventually became his wife.

Why I Turned Down My First Podcast Sponsor

I had been …

The Two Most Important Parts Of Your Podcast

April 18th, 2016

The Podcast Award Are Open

If you've ever benefitted from this podcast, do please take the time and nominate the show (school of podcasting) in the …

Create a Podcast Website For Free - Are You Making a $200 WordPess Mistake

April 10th, 2016

Feedback from Last Week's Show About Video Podcasting Hey there! I checked out your podcast today where you spoke about video podcasting. I think the …

DBS 286 Vs Aphex Channel Master - Video Podcast Settings - Advertising Platforms

April 4th, 2016

Because of My Podcast: My Audience Fixed My Website

Cale from was having a problem with his website (using Wordpress) when an audience member offered to help out. It turns out the audience member works …

Podcast Interview Wizard: Brainstorm With Yourself and Create Better Interviews, and Get More Exposure in Half the Time

March 28th, 2016


Today I look at tools available for podcasters to help them produce a better show.

Podcast Interview Wizard and Who is Jim Edwards

Jim Edwards is a …

Commitment to Community: How Danny Peña Grew His Podcast Audience

March 21st, 2016


Danny Peña got his first video game console from his Grandmother and his life was forever changed. Little did Danny know (who goes by the name …

Are Review Swaps Hurting Podcasting?

March 14th, 2016


I went to a couple of weeks ago and I saw a person do a presentation that offered to help people launch their podcast for $8999. Just for …

Jim Harold Makes A Living Talking about Ghosts

March 7th, 2016


You will notice that I am in pursuit of people who have been able to make a living with their podcast. Today we interview Jim Harold who does the

Creating Compelling Podcasts - Podfest 2016 Reflections

February 29th, 2016


Podfest hapned this weekend in tamp Florida. Wow was it fun. I got to hang out with Hall of Fame podcasters like Danny Pena, and meet some people who are trying to get their podcast off the ground. I love, love, love, …

5 Voice Related Tools for Engagement and Podcast Promotion

February 22nd, 2016

Because of my Podcast: I'm Working For Libsyn - Dave Jackson

A couple of weeks ago I let you know that my "Day job" had gone away. A little update on the story, I reached out to the head of HR only to find she no longer …

Book Guest Spots On Other Podcasts: Are You Making These Mistakes?

February 15th, 2016


With so many people focusing on New and Noteworthy, I wanted to see how many people use New and Noteworthy. So I asked people how they found new podcasts and here is what they said.

The number one way was hearing the …

Episode 500: Groundhog Birthday - A Podcast Launch Story

February 8th, 2016


If you're new to the School of Podcasting, when Dave hits a milestone like 100, 200, 300, 400, he breaks format and tries to do something that is …

Monetizing with Membership Sites: Ravi Jayagopal of Digital Access Pass

February 1st, 2016


Last week we talk about being a "hobby podcast" and that you can be a hero to someone. We mentioned that you do NOT have to make money with your podcast. Today we are going the other way and looking at making money with …

Unleash the Hero in You and Positively Impact Your Audience

January 25th, 2016

Because of my Podcast Darren Dake

Darren Dake from the Coroner talk podcast has told us (about a year ago) where he was asked to do some state wide …

Avoiding Burnout on the Road to Being an InFluencer with Tarun Stevenson

January 18th, 2016


There are a number of things you need to be successful in podcasting.

  1. Great Content
  2. Great Sound
  3. Great Promotion
  4. Great Attitude

No matter how great …

3 Things You Need To Make Money With Your Podcast

January 11th, 2016


Today's episode is a special "Dual Episode" as Dave and "The Real Brian" from Profitcast take on the subject of what is needed to make money with …

Getting the Other Side of the Story: $57 Dollar Guy &

January 4th, 2016


I recently was very concerned when I saw a video from a company call It stated, "“It’s a new approach to podcast advertising. This is how it works. You give us your podcast feed, and we give you a new one to …

My Favorite Podcast 2015: A Listener Loyalty Study

December 28th, 2015


in no particular order)

01:25 Exponent - the nuances of tech strategy - Submitted by Max Flight of,, and

Evaluating Your Podcast Year

December 21st, 2015

Because of My Podcast the Creator From the Blacklist Gets Interviewed on Podcast

Troy produces numerous podcast, but today he is talking about the …

You Don't Need Thousands of Downloads To Sell Ads - The Return of Glenn The Geek

December 14th, 2015

Creative Ways to Get Your Advertisers to Promote Your Podcast

Glenn made quite a splash when he was on the show earlier this year (it's the most shared episode on the site).

7:02 "Glenn the Geek" is America's Horse …

Audience Participation Blue Print - Today in iOs

December 7th, 2015

The Podcast That Has More Audience Participation Than Any Podcast I've Heard

Rob Walch is the VP of Podcast relations, but he started off 11 years ago as the host of Podcast411. In 2007 he started the then Today in …

Your Podcast Call To Action (CTA) - 11 Tips for Better Engagement

November 30th, 2015

Increasing Your Podcast's Audience Engagement With Better Calls To Action

We love our audience, and we want to connect. We want them to take steps to deepen their level of engagement. We want them to take actions. These …

Don't Keep Your Audience Waiting

November 23rd, 2015


I've been talking about your podcast from TOP to Bottom over the last couple of weeks. Sometimes its good to go back to the basics and reexamine our shows. The first week we talked about Headlines (the title of your …

You Got Them to Push Play - Does Your Intro Make them Push STOP?

November 16th, 2015


Last week we talked about the importance of headlines, and I gave you a free resource to help you make better headlines. Now in Podcasting you …

How to Create Better Episode Titles Quickly and Easily

November 9th, 2015


This is an abbreviated list of headline samples from the book "Writing Riches" by one of my favorite authors and podcaster's Ray Edwards. If you buy his book, buy some paper and pencil along with it.

This topic starts …

Google Play Terms & Patreon is Paying $3.5 Million a Month To Creators

November 2nd, 2015


Any time my podcast can get in front of more people I'm happy. From what I've heard on the Feed Podcast where a Google Rep was interviewed here is …

How to Podcast Step 1: Your Podcast Idea

October 26th, 2015


I'm going to be going over podcasting in the next few episodes. So many people think it starts with a microphone (which is a logical start), but it doesn't. It starts with an idea. It might be an idea that is fueled by …

Four Podcasting Tools Reviewed

October 19th, 2015


Today we have a few tools to peak at. One allows you to record your podcast or go live, the other allows you to add your sessions to your …

Jason Bryant Turned His Experience Into a Career in Podcasting

October 12th, 2015

Why I Switched from the Podcasts App to Overcast

The last update from Apple broke their own software, and it left it there for at least a week. Never give your customers a chance to find an (alternative because they …

Are You Missing the Low Hanging Fruit - International Podcast Day Recap With Steve Lee

October 5th, 2015


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26 Ingredients to Mix Into your Podcast

September 28th, 2015


Are you trying to start a podcast but you can't seem to come up with something that is entirely new? Today we talk about how there are very few items that are entirely new. The iPod was just an upgrade of the Discman. …

Jeff Bradburry is Changing Lives With His Podcast

September 21st, 2015


I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Jeff Bradburry of the Teachercast network at Podcast MidAtlantic. Jeff is helping teachers utilize …

Legal Podcast Music Review

September 14th, 2015

Quick Takeaways from Podcast MidAtlantic

Patience is a gentle version of courage - Kathy Kelly Special Mouse Podcast

Podcasting Changes Live - Jeff Bradburry and Scott Swanson

Watch other Media Types - Jeff Bradburry …

What Every Podcaster Should Know About Stalkers

September 7th, 2015


What Podcaster's Can Learn from Johnny Manzel

I live in Cleveland, Ohio. Out sports teams are not good. We have tremendously talented people like LeBron James and Johnny Manzel, but still we can't win. Last year out …

The Most Addicting Social Platform Ever

August 31st, 2015

Periscope and Podcasting

Periscope is a live streaming service from Twitter. It's pretty cool. My step-son is at Perdue and last week we got to see …

Tips to Revive Your Dead Podcast

August 24th, 2015


As a podcast consultant I should be telling everyone to start a podcast. I do. I believe there is a lot to be learned from starting a podcast. You …

Today I share a story about getting outside of yor comfort zone, and we talk with the Real Brian about how his podcast has lead to him getting paid to host two more.

August 17th, 2015


Today I share a story about getting outside of your comfort zone, and we talk with the Real Brian about how his podcast has lead to him getting paid to host two more.

Donnie Pushed Publish On His Podcast.

I got this …

Making a Living Talking about Horses - Glen the Geek is Never Boring

August 10th, 2015


Glenn the geek has been podcasting since 2008. He does it full time. He grew his audience by reaching out to leaders in his field and partnering with …

Word of Mouth Moments From Podcast Movement

August 5th, 2015


I attended Podcast Movement last week, and I am busting at the seems to tell you about it. To keep this short, here are my top memories and take always from Podcast movement.

1. The Door Key Was Branded

Yeah, you know the …

Audio Technica BP40 - Electrovoice RE320 - Audio Technica ATR2100 USB Microphone Shootout

July 27th, 2015


Podcasting News:

Midroll Purchased by Scripps - Another shot of legitimacy for podcasting? Ask the Double Rainbow Guy The article mentions CPM (the …

Podcasting's Most Frequently Asked Questions

July 20th, 2015


Today I will answer the questions that I receive on a regualr basis. 


Podcasting News:

Popular Science has launched a Podcast caled Futuropolis

Behind the Scenes of the Worst Podcast Ever

July 13th, 2015


In today's episode, (not safe for work) I share clips from a podcast I set out (as an experiment) to be the Worst Podcast Ever. It would:

1. Have …

Get in Line to Grow Your Podcasting Audience

July 6th, 2015


Podcast Rewind:

Spreaker Live show with Rob Greenlee - My Appearance 

Darren Rowse from ProBlogger (now a podcast) on the New Rainmaker - Dareen started getting new listeners to his content less than 24 hours of launching …

Cale Nelson Had a Sponsor Before He Had His First Podcast Recorded

June 29th, 2015

Group Coaching: Castermind Group Coaching

I'm starting something new and I have room for three people. I may expand this in the future, but for now as I test this out there will be three people (four including me). We …

Fanning The Fan Boys and Girls to Grow Your Audience

June 22nd, 2015


There is a great saying, that those who learn from their mistakes are smart. Those who learn from other people's mistakes are wise. Marc Johansen sent in a voicemail stating how another podcasters who has been on the …

Do the Best You Can and Realize Some People Will Think You Suck

June 15th, 2015


Quick Tip for Crowdfunding

When you find a tool to help your fund your audience (Patreon, JoyRide, etc) instead of sending those people to their …

Are You Aware of the Women in Podcasting?

June 8th, 2015


Today I have the joy of interviewing Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar from the Podcast called She Podcasts and now they have launched a specific 

Anatomy of a Story - Podcast Listening Party

June 1st, 2015


Today we look at what are the key ingrediants to stories that are used in books, movies, plays, and how some podcasters have used these elements to make engaging content for their audience. If you want to dive deeper …

What Podcasters Can Learn From David Letterman

May 25th, 2015


Today I talk about David Letterman and what we can learn from his retirement. We also talk a little Podcast Movement (use the coupon sop to save at

8 Ways a Stranger Can Help You Grow Your Audience

May 18th, 2015

Podcast Rewind

I appeared on the Podcasting Success Secrets podcast talking Podcasting for Authors I also appeared on the Podcasters Roundtable talking rebranding your show.

What Appears to be Another Great Book on Word …

Your Words Can Can Change the World

May 11th, 2015

Podcasting News: Spotify and Podcasting?

According to an article, "Spotify was reported to be coming out with its own podcasting platform soon as well to corner a slice of the market. It is yet to be known whether this …

Do You Have Five Number One Priorities?

May 4th, 2015


I was listening to the Podcasters Roundtable that they recorded live on the NMX floor (I was so bummed that I couldn't attend). They were doing a …

Another Free Media Host? Is a Good Idea?

April 27th, 2015


Today I take a look at a new free media hosting company. I've seen a few services like this come and go along the last 10 years. So many people get excited because its free media hosting. Here are some of …

Behind the Scenes of NMX 2015 - Clammr Tool is Addicting

April 20th, 2015


Today I give some behind the scenes of NMX. This was a job 7 months ago I wasn't sure how to handle it. I did it, The show had some great moments, …

Podcasting Adds Personality To Your Blog and Business

April 13th, 2015


Today we have great new! The Podcast Troll has been stripped of their patent. We alos have a lovely story of a father and son creating a podcast …

Taking Phone Calls On Your Podcast

April 6th, 2015


While one of the coolest features of the podcasts is the ability to time shift. I can record this on 4/2 and you can listen to it years later. There …

Amy Schmittauer - Does the Work in a Savvy, Sexy, Social Way

March 16th, 2015


Does it matter  where you host your media if it's an actual media host? What is Amy Schmittaur behind the camera? What kind of downloads can I expect from my first pdocast episode? If my show is really bad, what can I …

Podcasting Stats - Lots and Lots of Podcasting Stats

March 9th, 2015

49:52 Podcasting Stats from 1.9 Billion to 2.6 Billion downloads

1.9 Billion in 2013

2.5 Billion in 2014

8 Million daily audience requests for podcast during the fourth quarter of 2014

Unique monthly audience members …

Jeff Brown Shares 26 Years Of Experience Behind the Microphone

March 2nd, 2015


I am working on an episode that will have clips of people who have been on radio, and I'm still working on it. When I interviewed Jeff Brown from 

How Do You Define Value?

February 23rd, 2015


In today's show we talk about a new  Podcast Award, some weird stuff at, and I answer what I feel is value, the big question how do YOU define value. What value do you get from the podcasts you listen to?

New …

The Journey of Podcasting Starts with a Single Episode- Profitcast's The Real Brian

February 16th, 2015



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CEO of Podcast Funding Platform Joyride Jeff Chen

February 9th, 2015


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Today I interview Jeff Chen of the new Podcast …

What to Do If You Can't Pick a Podcast Topic

February 2nd, 2015


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There are a few times in your life when you can say, "I don't know," and yet you still have to …

Twitter Bombing: What Is It - Is It Harmful - Does it Work

January 25th, 2015


Today we talk to Rob Walch the VP of Podcaster Relations from (and co-host of the Feed)and Bryan Orr (from the Wow Small Business podcast ) who did a month long "twitter bomb" test and shares his findings.

Podcast Helps You Be Seen As an Expert - Darren Dake's New Job

January 19th, 2015


Podcasting can help you be seen as an expert. You will hear about how it helped Darren Dake of the Coroner Talk Podcast land a dream job. If you want to join in on the conversation use the options on our Contact Page, …

Train Your Guests and Audience To Promote Your Show

January 12th, 2015


Want to get better guests, want to grow your audience? Today's guest Joel Boggess has two words for you to get you going in the right direction.

New Media Expo Coupon

If you thinking of going to New Media Expo then use …

Creating an Audience Survey

January 5th, 2015


Last 5 in 5 with John Wilkerson

John Wilkerson of was on episode 440 discussing podcasting with seven kids in the house. Today …

My Favorite Podcast Is... 2014 Version

December 29th, 2014


COMMENTS? Call 888-563-3228

 I started this last year and I want this to be an annual event. I ask my audience, "If you could only listen to one …

How To Podcast with Seven Kids in the House - 9 Years Of Experience

December 22nd, 2014


Today we talk with John Wilkerson who has SEVEN children about HOW THE HECK DO YOU PODCAST WITH SEVEN KIDS IN THE HOUSE? John has been podcasting …

Leveraging the Relationship You Build With Your Audience

December 15th, 2014


Today we are talking about the most efficient and effective way to make money from the influence you build with your podcast. That method is selling your own product or service. We also talk about how to shut down a …

Premium Podcast RSS Feeds - HipCast Podcast Media Hosting Review

December 8th, 2014

Because of my Podcast... I got to Meet a Mentor and Be Seen as an Expert

Ben from Modern Self Defense where he was asked to teach a class, meet a mentor, and then he had 20 peopel fly in to meet HIM. This great event …

Behind The Scene Stories Always Work - Voice mail Options - Story Podcast Wave?

December 1st, 2014


Today we talk about how adding a podcast to your blog can help you gain a larger audience. We talk with Kate Erickson of Kate's Take Pocast and the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast

Because of My Podcast - My Audience Gave Me …

How to Be Negative Without Getting The Attention of Lawyers (Hopefully)

November 24th, 2014


First things first, I'm not a lawyer and do not take this as legal advice. Always speak to a lawyer. A few weeks ago I made a video about the service

Great Content Criteria - Review - Solo Podcast Practice

November 17th, 2014


Today we talk about your favorite podcast, what does it take to feel comfortable talking to yourself, and  

Last 5 in 5 With David Hooper

David Hooper hosts the RED Podcast (Real Entrepreneur Development) and he phoned …

What Did Making My Podcast App Free Do For Me? & Podcast Promotion Tips

November 10th, 2014


Looking for some things to help grow your audience? Today we have a few ideas to make it easier for people to find and consume your content. Join in …

More Audello Worries - Updating Feed questions

November 3rd, 2014


Today we have a fun toy from my audience, we discover new podcasts with Ben Kruger, as talk about more things to worry about when it comes to …

Two Questions You Need to Ask Every Audience Member - Snake Oil Shipments on the Way

October 27th, 2014


Today we have LOTS of podcasting news and new products on the horizons (some good, some seem kind of slimy). I explain what two questions I ask every time I meet a listener, and I think I found the Wordpress theme of my …

GO, GO, GO Promote Your Show - You Can't Please Everyone

October 20th, 2014


The step of every journey starts with a single step. You've gone to great lengths to make a good episode. Now you're ready to promote your show, and everyone says "find your audience," but how? Today I do a couple quick …

Zoom iQ5B - Podcasting is the Media - Podcast Uniqueness

October 13th, 2014

Podcasters Are Taking Home Award - Because of my Podcast Amateur Traveler Podcast wins Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

Chris Christensen is a winner in the 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, taking …

Because of my Podcast - I'm the Director of Podcasting

October 6th, 2014


Do you feel that you podcasting may be too hard, or complicated? Do you feel that nobody would listen? Are you nervous? Maybe a little scared? Well …

Tackling Show Notes - How Long Should My Notes Be?

September 29th, 2014


One of the most hated steps of podcasting is writing show notes. They are a necessary evil and they help search engines like Google and Bing find …

Tools To Connect With and Grow Your Audience / Gaming The System

September 22nd, 2014


Call in with your comment 888-563-3228

Podcast Album Art is Now The Size of Your Head [2:00]

Apple has released a new spec for album artwork is now can be a minimum of 1400X1400 the recommended size is now 2048X2048 jpg …

The Power of a Connection - Jared Easley On Growing Your Podcast Audience

September 8th, 2014

National Podcast Day September 30th

September 30th 2104 is National Podcast Day where we all put the spotlight on Podcast Movement and help turn more people on to listening to podcast, creating new podcasts, and general …

The One Thing That's Stopping You From Podcasting

September 1st, 2014


I have people who want to start podcasting and they have an idea of what to talk about, they have the money to buy equipment, but still they won't start podcasting. Today we talk about why, and what you can do to get …

Every Podcast Episode is an Opportunity

August 25th, 2014


I spent money on plane tickets to go to Podcast Movement. I worked for weeks on my presentation. Then when I went to deliver my presentation, the original attendance was not what I had hoped for. Today I share how I had …

Who Wants to Make a Difference?

August 19th, 2014


Fresh back from my trip to the Podcast Movement event, I share two stories of how podcasters are making a difference. We are being seen as the voice of customers; we are being seen as people who can influence others.

What Does it Take To Be Pat Flynn? - Smart Podcast Player

August 11th, 2014


Pat Flynn made 89,903.53 last month. This is down from the 89,000 he made in April. This doesn't happen by chance. Pat has always been a hard worker. …

Targeting Your Audience with Ben Krueger the Podcast Marketing Guy

August 4th, 2014


Today we talk about identifying your perfect customer and then making a podcast for them . We also hear a story of courage from a young 14 year old …

How Many Downloads Does it Take to Get You Booted off Your Web Host?

July 27th, 2014

Some Podcasting Basics Are Worth Repeating

In today's episode we talk about how I often revisit some concepts about podcasting. Today I get an email from a listener that points out that I repeat myself over and over. …

Bring Your Passion and Patience - Nick Loper's One Year Report

July 20th, 2014


Today we talk about different successful people who took years to make it to the top. We also interview Nick Loper as he reflects on one year of …

Picking Your Podcast Topic - Age Limits in Podcasting?

July 13th, 2014


I've heard it over and over, I want to podcast - I'm just not sure what I'm going to talk about. I recently went through Ray Edwards Rapid Writing Method(a great value) and if you've listened to the show you know I'm a …

Are You Breaking the Podcast Rules? - Cliff Ravenscraft Interview

July 6th, 2014


While there are no rules to podcasting, most would agree that there are best practices. Most experts believe it starts with your audience, and …

Your Podcast: Same Ingredients - Different Recipe

June 29th, 2014


This podcast is the sharing of my opinion as well as what has shaped that opinion. I would love your feedback you can use my contact page, or call in …

Behind the Scenes of the Network

June 8th, 2014


Today we talk with Christopher Brian Jones of about what its like to run a podcast network. We learn about some of the struggles he has had along the way, how he builds a relationship with the hosts on the …

How To Tell If Your Podcast Is On Target

June 1st, 2014


Are you dreading your podcast? Are you not happy with the results you're getting. Today we ask some questions to help you get your ducks in a row. We …

Is Soundcloud A Legitimate Option for Podcasting?

May 26th, 2014


Today we tackle the hype around as a podcasting solution and compare it to some of the other top podcast media solutions that have …

Polishing Your Content - The Joys of Podcast Editing

May 21st, 2014


“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” - Dr. Seuss “I've found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the …

Podfading - What Is it? What Causes It? How to Avoid it (or should you?)

May 4th, 2014


Today we look at the topic of podfading. We are going to examine what it is, what are the top causes, and how to avoid - and ask if you should? We …

SEO Benefits of Podcasting - Podcasting 101 Jason Parsons - iTunes Myths DEBUNKED

April 27th, 2014


Today on episode 406 we get a great because of my podcast story, we debunk the "8 week myth" in iTunes (thanks to Rob Walch from, we hear about a new Wordpress feature that might be good for podcasters, we …

Podcast Deadlines - Friend or Foe?

April 20th, 2014


 Podcast Success 

Andrew Ferebee stated that his Knowledge for men podcast launched November 2013 and surpassed the 400,000 download mark this week.

Podcast Spotlight The Small Business IT Show [2:49]

Dexter was a student …

What Your Podcast Can Learn from Chipotle and Joel Osteen

April 12th, 2014


My last podcast spoke about identifying what makes your unique. You have something that allows you to talk about a subject using a persepctive, attitude, or delivery different than anybody else. That perspective is …

Identifying and Embracing Your Uniqueness

April 6th, 2014


Today we hear some clips on how you can market your business with podcasting, some podcasting pet peeves, and we talk about how to identify and embrace your uniqueness.


Because of My Podcast [1:50] I'm Getting Paid to …

Jordan Harbinger Left His Law Career to Do Podcasting Full Time

March 30th, 2014


Today in episode 402 we interview Jordan Harbinger who is the co-creator of the Art of Charm podcast. Jordan has used his podcast to build a seven figure podcast. In this 45 minute conversation we he decided to leave …

Lessons From the Zoo - April Fools Podcast Promotion

March 24th, 2014


 Today we talk about marketing lessons we can learn from a small Zoo I visited this week. We also hear about how families are starting to podcast together. With April 1st right around the corner, Steve Stewart is having …

Defining Your Mission - Episode 400 Celebration - Theater of the Mind

March 16th, 2014


Today we take a look back at 400 episodes (you'll hear all the old intro voice overs and the progressions I've gone through), and we talk about when …

Patreon Helps Podcasters Get Paid - New Podcast Stats - Dealing with Negativity

March 9th, 2014


Today on episode 399 we hear how people are getting press credentials with their podcast, we have an interview with Tony from Patreon which is a service that

Because of my Podcast - I have Press Credentials [2:34]

Today …

Blogger Bridge - Accents - Interview Chunking - We're Moving

March 2nd, 2014


Today in this episode we continue our discussion with Chris Christiansen of as he is the developer behind which is a great way for businesses and potential guests to find …

Chris Christensen from Amateur Traveler - Serious Hobbies

February 23rd, 2014


Today we interview Chris Christensen  of the  Amateur Traveler podcast. He has been doing since 2005, and has won awards for his podcast(s) and been featured in national magazine's and newspapers. You can see all the …

Podcast Promos 101 - Podcasting Stats

February 16th, 2014


In today's show I talk about "back in the day" when people use to create promos (a short 30, or 60 second spot) that helped spread the word about …

Keith and the Girl Share Ultimate Podcasting Tips

February 10th, 2014


Today we interview podcast pioneers Keith and the Girl. They started out in a spare bedroom, but have always taken their podcast serious. They get to know their fans. They interact with their fans. They LISTEN to their …

Common Podcasting Mistakes That Are Easy to Fix – Creating And Selling A Book

February 3rd, 2014


 Today we focus on tools and insights into creating a digital product to sell to those you connect with on your podcast. I never advise someone to …

Podcasting Boost Your Business – Podcast Media Host Checklist – Find the Money To Podcast

January 27th, 2014


Today we hear how podcasting is bringing clients to business es that don’t even exist, we hear how podcasting is set to potentially doubling Trent Dyrsmid’s business. You will hear how you can open doors to networking …

George Hrab Takes Advantage of Every Opportunity Podcasting Provides

January 20th, 2014


Today we interview George Hrab as he looks back of seven years of podcasting as he started out wanting to make his friends laugh, and ended up touring the world.  Because of my Podcast [1:26] James Neuman of the Human …

iHeart Radio Stats – Mignon Fogarty “Grammar Girl” and 2014 Predictions

January 12th, 2014


Today we talk about some updates to the spreaker platform where you can now see how many people are listening on iHeart radio. We also hear from Mignon Fogarty who has appeared on Oprah and the Today to talk about …

The Podcast Success Formula – Names Not Numbers

January 9th, 2014

I’m back from New Media Expo. It was a blast and I’m sure I will be talking more about it in the future. I liked the opening key note, but for me it was the next session that really hit home with me. It was by one of my …

Best Podcast Ever

December 30th, 2013


Today I asked my audience to share what was their FAVORITE podcast. They could only pick ONE. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Here is a PDF of …

Preparing Your Guests – Removing the Noise From Your Life and Podcast

December 23rd, 2013


 Today we have we some great tips about getting your guest ready to appear on your show, we have a quick podcast promotion tip, we hear what is doing good, and what is doing very, very, bad …

What Does HOLY COW! Sound Like? – The Proper Podcast Launch Speed – Repost

December 16th, 2013


Today we hear about a great podcast success story where Dustin Hartzler is now working for WordPress (Automcatic), John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire explains how being in Time magazine was an honor, but didn’t move …

Andrew Zarian Podcasting as a Career

December 9th, 2013


Andrew Zarian started podcasting in 2009. Today he shares his story and his insights on how he great the Guys From Queens Network from a hobby (“My …

What Is Your Absolute Favorite Podcast?

December 1st, 2013


 Today I ask a very hard question: What is your favorite podcast. If you could only choose ONE. What would it be, and why. We hear how companies are …

Podcasting Boosts Influence and Community

November 25th, 2013


Today I share some insights into how the “podcasters” community is now being able to show social proof (300 members in the Google+ group alone) and …

How Many Downloads Do Podcasters Average?

November 18th, 2013


Today we hear how a podcast listener got a job, how Skype’s API is sticking around, that TV is looking for talent in podcasts,  we also answer the question, “How many downloads did podcasters download in September 2013, …

Who Wants a Successful Business Podcast?

November 11th, 2013


Today we are talking business podcasting, the cons of free hosting (again), as well as podcast success stories, a last five in five, and we answer …

You Have Something To Say – ATR2100 Shock Mount – Lessons From Podcast Awards

November 4th, 2013


 Do you have something to say? I bet you do. All you need is the courage to podcast and once I show you how easy it is, you will be ready go. I found …

The Perfect Podcast Launch? – Podcast Chat – Say Thank You!

October 28th, 2013


 In episode 379 we have a quick podcast success story, we talk about launching your podcast (and why it doesn’t have to be perfect), we hear about using MagicJack as a podcast voicemail system. We talk about what to …

Gaining Trust Through Podcasting – Saving Your Voice

October 21st, 2013


 In today’s show (episode 378) we explain how podcasting does boost your influence to get your message out and/or grow your business by building trust. For the experienced podcast we have tips saving your voice. We also …

Joan Stewart the Queen of Free Publicity – Why Experts Can Save Your Sanity

October 14th, 2013


Today we get tons of free insights into get publicity for your podcast, getting on radio, and  using Experts to mentor you in your podcast journey. Because of HIS podcast, I chose John Overall to tweak my WordPress …

New And Noteworthy in Three Days – Free Royalty Free Music

October 7th, 2013


Today we cover multiple topics. I’ve added timelines so you can jump to the section you want. We hear about podcasters who are getting nominated, be …

Podcast Tools Shootout – Stitcher Continues to Grow

September 30th, 2013


  Podcast News Alex Baldwin to start new talk show on tv and is podfading his “Here’s the Thing” podcast. According to the Hollywood Reporter, …

Identifying and Embracing Your Differences

September 23rd, 2013


Today we talk about having a difference of opinion, different podcasts can keep things fresh. This can be used in choosing a co-host, and you can also see that even if another podcaster is doing a show on the subject …

Jason Hartman Attributes 10 Million in Sales to His Podcast

September 15th, 2013


Today we hear from Jason Hartman about how podcasting has had a HUGE effect on his business. You will hear his workflow that allows him to produce 16 different podcasts. We also share some insights into having your …

Blog Talk Radio Killer – Mommycast Interview -

September 9th, 2013


In this episode we hear about a podcaster who is interviewing his basketball heroes, I have a tool to allow you to take live phone calls, and we have …

Seismic Audio Slider Mixers Reviewed – Fair Use Revisited

September 2nd, 2013


Today I share my thoughts on the Seismic Audio Mixer line, and we talk about last week’s episode when Dave slipped in some unlicensed music (SHAME ON ME). We also hear how everyone who records directly into their …

The Podcaster Attitude – Your Biggest Tool For Success

August 26th, 2013


Today I am looking at the mental skills that you use in podcasting. I takes focus, dedication, patience, and passion. I discuss how losing focus can steal you passion, and destroy your attitude. Because of Podcasting… I …

My Podcast Workflow, Podcast Artwork Slicer Reviewed

August 19th, 2013


In today’s episode we hear about a suspenseful event taking place as the studio as Dave is forced to do his show without any notes. His computer will …

Aphex Project Channel Review – The Warmth of Community

August 12th, 2013


Today we talk about the freedom that podcasting provides, we hear about a pothole with Microsoft Word we should avoid, we hear the wonderful tones …

Podcast Media Kits

August 5th, 2013


In today’s show we talk about podcast media kits. How to make one, what tools to use, and what to do if you’re number s are on the low side. We hear …

Yamaha MG102C Mixer Reviewed – Broadcasting (not podcasting) Tools

July 29th, 2013


In today’s podcast I’m playing with all sorts of tools . I recently purchased the Yamaha MG102C mixer and I really like it. It’s very flexible, and …

Engaging Content With Podcast Talent Coach Erik K Johnson

July 22nd, 2013


Today we are focusing on creating engaging content that will help you grow your podcast audience. I discovered Erik K Johnson on the New Media Expo blog. I contacted him and he was nice enough to come on the show and …

Passion Lessons From Seinfeld – Podcast Evangelism with Jim Collison

July 15th, 2013


Today we hear how mega star Jerry Seinfeld looks at his “job” of being a comedian. How life is great if you’re work is doing something you think is a …

How John Lee Dumas Earns $18,000 a Month with His Podcast

June 30th, 2013


John Lee Dumas started his Entrepreneur on Fire podcast in June of 2012 (about a year ago). Fast forward and John now has a podcast that is in the top 5 of business podcasts in iTunes. He is making 18,000 a month, …

Scheduling Smooth Podcast Interviews

June 23rd, 2013


In the last week I've been interviewed and conducted interviews. One of those podcasts was Entrepreneur on Fire  (iTunes)and the other was Urbanism Speakeasy (itunes)Podcast. In today's show I share tips and insights …

Creating an Award Winning Podcast

May 26th, 2013


Today we have some great podcast success stories. If you are looking to start a podcast, click the join now button and join the School of Podcasting …

Podcasting Reaches a Global Audience

May 19th, 2013


In today's show we hear about some of the subtle items Americans (or other people) can do that may not translate well in other countries. I share with you the insane number of countries that consume this podcast. It is …

Podcasting is HOT! - Grab Some Oven Mits

April 21st, 2013


I've been saying podcasting will change the world since 2005, and this week I had a spike in people starting podcasts. Why? Because a very popular …

Priceless Podcast Success - New Podcasting Stats

April 9th, 2013


Today we hear about a priceless podcast success story, the latest from Edison esearch on podcasting, and we talk about how to link to iTunes. Save at …

Podcast Success: One Thing Leads To Another - Premium Podcast Tools - Auphonic Web Based Audio Tool

February 20th, 2013


Today we talk about setting up a premium podcast feed, what tools that I've used, (Thanks to Andrew for the question), in our interview segment we …

Podcast Promotion Tips

February 4th, 2013


In today’s show we talk about the power of podcasting, as I talk about a person who purchased a fitness program after listening to one of my podcasts …

I've Got to Be Me - Tales From The Expo 2

January 22nd, 2013


Today I read an email from a ex-listener who doesn't agree with my faith. I also talk about a horrible presentation from the expo that we can all …

New Media Expo Tips - PERSONAL - Podcast Gear - Podcasting For Business

December 14th, 2012


Today we give some tips if you're going to the expo, I give some customer service tips that apply to podcast growth, we talk some podcast gear pricing, and we talk about using podcasting in business

Get More Traffic to Your Podcast with SEO Expert Marcus Couch

December 10th, 2012


Today we have a little NMX news, podcast statistics are UP, and we have a conversation with SEO Expert Marcus Couch of

Making Your Podcast Better

November 24th, 2012


Today we are tlaking podcasting pet peeves, and we interview Json from the Creepercast. Save 30% when you sign up at using the …

Google Hangouts as a Podcasting Solution - Ray Ortega

November 10th, 2012


Today we talk with Ray Ortega of about using Google Hangouts On Air and using that as a podcast. We also talk about why your audience WILL LISTEN to you even if there are other similar podcasts.

Topping the Charts From the Basement

January 23rd, 2011


I was reading an article about the Swerdlick family from Plymouth Minn. Here Father Dave and his two daughters Hannah and Zoe (ages 10ish-12) produce Kid Friday. The show is the three of them talking tech. Let’s face it …

Time Shift the Gold

January 17th, 2011


I was speaking with Rabbi Steve again, and he was very excited as he is preparing to launch his podcast. He was able to score an interview with an "A …

Podcasting Still Making Headlines

January 2nd, 2011


Stuff You Should Know Podcast Featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned that two …

Why Do You Podcast?

December 23rd, 2010


Most of my podcasts I'm giving you information, but today I'm asking for some information from you. Call in your comments 888-563-3228 (or record a …

USB Headset Test

December 12th, 2010


Today I answer a few questions about intro/outro music. Charles Maxwood had asked about intro and outro music. First of all I think its important to have into and outro music. It sets the tone of the podcast. It gives …

Calling Your Audience to Action

December 6th, 2010


Today we get a phone call from Rich Palmer of Audio Gumshoe who chimes in our discussion from last week about how far podcasting has come since it began. Its much easier to consume podcasts, there are more and more …

Taking Another Look at Podcasting

November 27th, 2010


I was reading the Libsyn blog, and I thought about all the things that have changed in the past six years. iTunes exists iPhones Exists Wi-Fi hots spots everywhere Blackberry phones are now more entertainment oriented …

Creating Intriguing Content

November 6th, 2010


Today i talk about making great content. To me this is content that is intriguing. This typically is information you can't get any place else. It is one of a kind (or hard to find) information. An example of this is Mar …

Live Podcasting Pros and Cons

October 9th, 2010


Creating a live podcast using free software can seem like a great idea. As a podcast consultant, I see there are times when it makes sense. Today we …

Radio Appears to be 38 Percent Commercials

October 3rd, 2010


The number 1 afternoon radio show in Cleveland is the Mike Trivisonno show. He is entertaining. Much like most podcasters, Mike is not really a “broadcaster.” He is more “one of us” behind a microphone. However, there …

Headline Animator – Truth in Advertising

September 25th, 2010


I read a Podcast Academy: The Business Podcasting Book: Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast and there was a cool publicity tip about …

When is it Time to Podfade?

September 20th, 2010


Edgy Podcast Reviews (a show that reviewed other podcasts) has (more than likely) "Podfaded" (gone of the air). The reason? According to one of the hosts, "It's just not fun anymore." The great thing about podcasting …

The Return of Podcast Promo Swapping

September 13th, 2010


Turning Your Email Newsletter into a Podcast If you are producing an email newsletter, you already have the content for a podcast. When I mention this to some people they state, "I just want to use e-mail" or "I'm not …

New Podcast Directories

August 23rd, 2010


// If you are hearing advice on podcasting, and someone tells you to save your file as Mono instead of stereo to make your file smaller, you need to find a new source of advice. I'm working on a youtube video for this, …

The EASY Way to Record A Skype Call

August 15th, 2010


There are many podcast consultants like myself we give advice for want-to-be podcasters. Most of the time there are answers that are fairly …

Why WordPress is the Best

August 7th, 2010


Today I answer some questions about Podcast equipment on a budget, and we get some feedback on last week's show about over editing your audio. There is a program called Feed For All that allows you to create an RSS …

Over-Editing Your Sound

August 2nd, 2010


Podcasting News I was interviewed on the Podcast Advisor show with Andy White. I answer some questions about what I get out of Podcasting, what gear I use, what hurdles I've come across and more. Andy is great guy. Adam …

Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How of Podcasting

July 25th, 2010


Who Who am I? I'm Dave Jackson and I've been podcasting since 2005. I have a bachelor's degree in Education specializing in techncial education, and I feel I can explain anything in terms that make it easy to digest. …

From H2 to ESPN

July 18th, 2010


Today we hear from former school of podcasting student Dave Gardner of the Rat Cast who has gone from using a small portable recorder to report on …

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Forum

July 10th, 2010


Today we talk about Forums. These may be called "message boards" and are a great tool for your audience to interact with each. For some websites, …

Freemium Resources

July 4th, 2010


This episode originates from the School of Podcasting Freemium Resources When you provide a free podcast to promote a service that people pay for, …

Automated Backup For Your WordPress Installation

June 28th, 2010


Today we are talking about Podcasting in a round about way. We are talking about my recommended software for podcasting which is WordPress. Recently WordPress had a major upgrade, and in some cases your upgrade may not …

WordPress 3.0 Initial Reactions

June 20th, 2010


WordPress 3.0 was rolled out this week. It is a merger of WordPress multi-user and the previous version of WordPress. It has a new default theme …

Podcast Voicemail Call Button

June 14th, 2010


Today I talk about a "new" feature I found at when I logged into get my messages (typically they forward the voice mail to me in a wav format, but I accidentally deleted the message, but it still …

A Free Software Program That Won’t Crash

June 6th, 2010


Today I got a new computer from Dell. I paid about 800 bucks for it, and it is running Windows 7. It turns out my Sony Sound Forge 8 doesn't run on Windows 7, my Pain Shop Pro runs in a strange mode. I ended up loading …

You Can’t Please Everybody

May 31st, 2010


Today I talk about the fact that when you voice your opinion in a public manner, not everyone will appreciate it. Likewise, there will be people who love every word that comes out of your mouth. In the same way that you …

Proof Content is King

May 10th, 2010


Today I talk about an example of how content is king. When you have content that people want to forward to their friends, you have great content. The book is Stuff white people like by Christian Lander. Here is his …

Samson Go Mic Reviewed

May 3rd, 2010


Today we have a guest reviewer a Fred Castaneda of the Stuggling Entrepreneur Podcast gives us some hands on insight into the Samson Go Mic. This tiny little microphone is a easy to use USB device that can even clip on …

Great Resource For Great Podcast Content For Free

April 20th, 2010


I have said that one of the easiest ways to grow your audience is to do interviews. Why? Because the person being interviewed (in theory) has people …

If I Had To Do it All Again…

April 2nd, 2010


I had a listener write in and ask, "What mistakes have you made in the past, that if you had to do it all again - you would avoid. 1. I would use …

WordPress Tags Are Google Food – REPOST

March 23rd, 2010


When you create a wordpress post for your podcast, are you using the "Tags"feature in WordPress? You should be. The image to the left show how many …

Your Competition May Be Dead

March 18th, 2010


You can research similar podcasts when starting your own podcast. You can go to and download the software (click on podcast, then podcast directory in the bottom right hand corner, then search in the …

Podcasting's Hardest Question To Answer

March 18th, 2010


How are you getting your audience back to your website

Free Podcast Theme Music

March 18th, 2010

Free Podcast Theme Music

Today I thought I would look into the Podsfafe Music Network. I’ve always known that you could find great music there, …

Audio Techinca USB 2020 Vs Zune H2

March 18th, 2010


Today we compare the USB 2020 Vs Zune H2

Podcast Questions From OSU

March 18th, 2010


Today you hear me get interviewed By Doug Dangler who is the Associate Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing and Ohio …

Gigavox: A Podcast that never goes out of date

March 18th, 2010


NOTE: This technology was sold to Podango after this episode. Go to however for the most part its been broken ever since.

The …

More Ways to Monetize Your Podcast

March 15th, 2010


Free iPhone App For Your Podcast Today I have a few ways you can try to monetize your podcast. One (which costs you nothing) is to have Wizzard Media create an iphone app for your podcast. They sell it for $1.99 and you …

Can You Make it on Donations?

March 8th, 2010


Today I go through some numbers to give you an informed idea if you want to use "donations" as your primary form of having the podcast pay for itself. Last month I urged listeners to help me celbrate my 45th birthday …

Podcast Listener Loyalty

March 8th, 2010


Interviewing a Very Loyal Listener Today we talk with "Carie P" who is a mega fan of the Geologic Podcast ( ) hosted by …

Recording A Phone Call With No Budget

February 22nd, 2010


There is more than one way to record a phone call without expensive equipment or a skype out account. Today I explain that if your cell phone has a headphone (ear buds) jack. You can purchase a cord that goes from 1/8″ …

Troubleshooting Your Wordpress Blog

February 14th, 2010


This is show 209 originating from
The good news about Wordpress is it is free, and it is being developed on a constant …

Is Your Podcast Blocked From Google?

February 7th, 2010


As I have mentioned in the past, the easiest way to get a podcast up and running is to use Wordpress. This way when you update your website, you update your RSS feed, which updates your iTunes, etc.
I'm not sure if this …

The Hardest Part of Podcasting

February 1st, 2010


I was chatting on Catherine Kames and she had given up on trying to create a podcast. Where did she get hung up? Creating the RSS feed. Catherine is getting hung up on the same part that …

My Definition of Bad Audio Quality

January 25th, 2010


Every time I hear "Talkshoe" or "Blog Talk Radio" I know the following show is going to have awful quality in terms of audio production. The last …

Sticking to Your Topic

January 18th, 2010


Today we talk about two shows who had their fans say "Stick to the topic." The good news is many people don't give that kind of feedback (they just unsubscribe). So when you are planning your podcast be sure to think …

Is Podcasting Worth the Work?

January 11th, 2010


Today we have a quick show with some podcasting news. First we hear that
Radio Industry blog Radio Survivor has named podcasting one of the most important radio trends of the last ten years. They state that RSS podcasts …

Plans for 2010

December 22nd, 2009


Where is Podcasting Going in 2010?
Well I’m going to state the obvious. Yes iPods and portable media players are wildly popular, but after purchasing …

The Best Podcasting Plugin

October 19th, 2009


People always ask me “What is the best plugin for Podcasting.” Originally I said Podpress, but the develop got too busy (and probably tired of working for pennies) and abandoned the plugin. I love the 1pixle player as …

If You Spell it - You Can Smell it

October 12th, 2009


On today's brief show, I explain how I took the name “Podcast Fast Pass” (say that out loud) from the “Fast Pass” idea at Disney Land (where you can legally cut in line). Well after a year or so, I finally changed the …

Podcasting is Dead – Again

October 5th, 2009


How do you generate lots of traffic, and get people talking about you? You state in a conference from a podium that “Podcasting is Dead,” or you make a blog post that “Podcasting is Over” etc. Then all the podcasters …

Missing the Podcast Boat

January 1st, 2009

Should I Start a Podcast?

Some people wonder, “Should I start a podcast?” and they wonder if they have the material. I am always amazed at the number …

2008 Podcasting Likes and Dislikes

December 24th, 2008


Here are my likes and dislikes of 2008

In 2008 I was glad to see the enhancements of great tools for podcasters. Wizzard put out their new player, …

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