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School of Podcasting

785 EpisodesProduced by Dave JacksonWebsite

You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


What Does it Feel Like to Be a Podcaster?

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 in the format that I really wanted—and at this point there seems to be nothing I can do about that— but that, combined with fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and the inevitable self-comparisons to what others are doing as well as my own personal expectations has quite frankly got me a little bit paralyzed. It’s like I’m on the firing line, I’m locked and loaded and I’ve got a good site picture, but I just can’t get myself to pull the trigger because I’m afraid of the kickback." 

I've mentioned in the past how to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and the story of Monica Rivera, and today I want to talk about how it feels to podcast.

What Does it Feel Like to be a Podcaster?

Excited By the possibilities

Frustrated When computers decide to be, well, computers.

Smarter When you figure things out

Nervous As you are learning new things, and getting outside of your comfort zone.

Confident When you publish your first episode

Frightened When you realize everyone can hear your show.

Humbled / Shocked When we inspire someone or affect someone.

Normal When you find out you’re not the only one who thinks this way.

Safe Because you are surrounded by people similar to you

Amazed At the opportunities to that come your way, the people you get to speak

Mentioned in This Show

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Episode

Monica Rivera The Nudge You Need

Podcasting in America

The latest edition the Edison Research Infinite Dial was published. Here are some insights:

70%  are familiar with the word podcasting ( 197 Million people)

51% have listened to at least one podcast ( a 7% jump)

32% listen on a monthly basis (up from 26%)

22% listen on a weekly basis (up from 17%)

17 million more people are monthly listeners than last year.

14 million more podcast are listening

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