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School of Podcasting - Plan, Launch, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast

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You want to start a podcast, but you’re unsure 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 18+ years of podcasting experienc… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Apple's New and Noteworthy: Behind the Scenes with Gary Arndt

February 19th, 2024


Gary Arndt was alerted that his show was in Apple's New and Noteworthy. He didn't know how he got there, and what it meant for his show. Today he shares how being in New and Noteworthy was just the start. 

Check out …

Grow Your Instagram Presence with Jeff Dwoskin's Stampede Social Strategies

February 12th, 2024


In a previous episode, Social Media was one of the top things people were NOT going to use going forward. Is it social media or are we using it …

Your Podcast: What Will You Start and Stop Doing in 2024?

February 5th, 2024


We all know the podcasting space is an ever-changing space so I asked, What are you going to STOP doing in 2024 and will you be STARTING in 2024? The …

Podcast Lessons, Legacy, and Love

January 29th, 2024


We lost Dan Miller a few weeks ago, and Dan was someone who I always walked about smarter after talking to him. I had him on the first episode of the Grow Your Community show, and today I'm replaying that episode. I …

Will “Verified” Downloads Ruin Podcast Advertising?

January 22nd, 2024


Today I share parts of a conversation I had, but as I'm saying my negative opinion of a certain practice, I'm not saying the company, and I've replaced the actual guest with an AI-Generated voice (from 11 labs). If you …

Achieve More, Faster: The Insider's Guide to the Impactful Benefits of Hiring a Coach

January 15th, 2024


Today I share a story where I took information I was going to publish as an episode, but put it out as a newsletter instead as I was worried it would …

Behind the Mic: Avoiding Podfade By Identifying Your Why

January 8th, 2024


Today we have a few topics. First, its a new year! Are you ready? I go through a list of things that you might want to make sure you have. 

We talk about asking WHY to help you find additional motivation, and to TIME …

From Podcast Launch to Delivery: Unveiling Realistic Expectations for Aspiring Podcasters in 2024

January 1st, 2024


The goal of this episode is to help you understand what makes a GOOD podcast, and help you decide if you should also be a video podcast. 

As it's the …

My Favorite Podcast Is.... (and WHY) 2023

December 25th, 2023


I have a tradition that the last episode of the year is you answering WHY your favorite show is your FAVORITE. You know the show, you get notified in your app, and you immediately stop listening to whatever show and …

Podgagement: Because It's All About Engaging Your Audience

December 18th, 2023


Today on episode number 910, what if you took a feedback tool like SpeakPipe and you combined it with the convenience of my podcast reviews and the …

A Podcast Is Not a Waste of Time

December 11th, 2023


I read an article by Leslie Thompson titled, A reflection on 5 years of podcasting, and it really moved me. It points out that even if you end up ceasing to produce your podcast, the time is not waste. It may feel that …

Pushing Boundaries: Lessons Learned from Doing Things Poorly as a Podcaster

December 4th, 2023


You get to do something new. You've never done it before, and you are feeling uncomfortable. In some cases, that feeling will stop you from starting your podcast. Today we talk about that feeling and how to overcome it. 

Thinking of Adding Ads To Your Podcast - Listen to This First

November 27th, 2023


I was listening to an episode of the Media Roundtable where people who work in the advertising space answered if they listened to ads. I know I am not a fan of bad ads, but I wondered what my audience thought. If you're …

Unleash the Power of LinkedIn for Your Podcast: Insider Tips from a LinkedIn Pro

November 20th, 2023


One of the benefits of podcasting is your get to talk to experts. For me, LinkedIn is my weakest social platform. I know I should do more, but I …

Don't Get Bitten: Identifying Predatory Practices in Podcasting

November 13th, 2023


Today I talk about some practices I've seen and heard about that may be designed to prey on the uninformed and/or be designed to serve the podcaster and not their audience. I also comment on a great article from Tom …

What Makes This Great? Behind the Scenes With David Hooper

November 6th, 2023


David Hooper published an episode where he gives the "behind the scenes" view of his interview with Dolly Parton on his Build a Big Podcastt show. 

Capturing Fleeting Ideas That Your Audience Needs to Hear

October 30th, 2023


We all know the feeling of hearing a brilliant thought or idea during a podcast, only to have it slip away just as quickly. Well, fear not! In this episode, our host shares their struggles with capturing and remembering …

How to Build a Podcast that Drives Leads and Credibility

October 23rd, 2023


While there are no rules for podcasting, there are best practices, and today I'm talking with Courtney Elmer, who helps people get into the top 100 …

Marketing Magic: Boosting Your Podcast's Reach with Proverbs and Catch Phrases

October 16th, 2023


Today, we are talking about your episodes down to a proverb. Proverbs are crafted phrases that have successfully passed wisdom from generation to …

Podcast Growth Strategies From Jesus - EP900

October 9th, 2023


Episode 900 (as was 800, 700, etc) has me breaking format. In this episode, I share why all the not-so-great things that happened to you grow up help make you, YOU. Your uniqueness may be the EXACT thing that resonates …

Helping Your Website Rank Better With Podpage Elite

October 2nd, 2023


I first interviewed Brenden Mullen from Podpage back on episode 728. Today he's back as they have added Podpage Eilite a new plan that adds tools to …

Unlocking the Potential of Feed Drops: Strategies for Growing Your Podcast's Audience

September 25th, 2023


Today we are diving into the strategy of "feed drops" in podcasting. Some special guests are joining us, including York Campbell, Randy Black, and Zoe Richardson.

In this episode, we'll explore the concept of feed …

When Do I Launch Crowdfunding For My Podcast, And What Is the Best Platform?

September 18th, 2023


in today's episode, number 897, we'll dive into the crowdfunding world and discuss the best platforms to use. We'll discuss various crowdfunding platforms like Patreon, Glow, Supercast, Spotify and more, comparing their …

Parameters, and Perspectives, to Prepare for Proven Podcast Marketing Success

September 11th, 2023


What works for one podcast may not work for another podcast because their audiences are different. Think of the two female singers, Adele and Pink. The are both authentic, talented singers. One tends to stand on stage, …

What Alex Sanfilippo learned after talking to 1600 Podcasters

September 4th, 2023


Alex Sanfilippo has the heart of a servant and has made tools for podcasters that help them, and in some cases pay them, to be better podcasters. He …

19 Amazing Tips To Speed Up Your Podcast Workflow

August 28th, 2023


In this episode of the School of Podcasting, we dive deep into time-saving tips for podcasters. I discuss my own experiences and lessons learned, …

Never Run Out of Room Again: How to Free Up Your Hard Drive Space

August 21st, 2023


Are you running out of hard drive space due to the large files associated with your podcast, especially if you're playing with video?

Worry not, …

Pinterest? Really? Repurposing Content To Increase Your Reach and Exposure with Jeff Sieh

August 14th, 2023


Jeff Sieh, a man wearing many hats, found himself in the heart of the digital world, not by chance but by curiosity and sheer determination. His …

[Feed Drop] Building a Better Dave

August 11th, 2023


Today I'm introducing you to a show with my smallest audience, but also my most vocal. If I go too long without an episode they let me know. This …

Unleash Your True Potential: Finding Your Voice and Unlocking Inner Power

August 7th, 2023


One of the things podcasters say is “find your voice” without knowing that it’s Jargon. After all, is my voice lost? What does that mean? Today we will look at finding your voice, and I will tell you what the difference …

Are You Primarily Audio or Video? Three Ways Your Show May Be Frustrating Your Audience

July 31st, 2023


Are you audio or video first? If you want to ride the "Record the video, strip out the audio, cut the video into shorts, transcribe the audio, and become a millionaire" train, there are some things to remember.

Your …

[Feed Drop] Your Podcast Consultant Preview

July 28th, 2023


Today I share another one of my shows. It's called You Podcast Consultant. While the School of Podcasting is typically around 40 minutes, Your …

The Squeeze vs. the Juice: Avoiding Podcast Rabbit Holes

July 24th, 2023


One of the reasons your show may not be growing is you are wasting your time down podcasting rabbit holes. I went down one recently and I thought I …

[Feed Drop] Ask the Podcast Coach Preview

July 12th, 2023


I do a number of shows and over the next few weeks, I'm going to be previewing different podcast related shows I do. 

Today is the show Ask the …

A Great Microphone For Solo Podcasters and Professional Podcast Guests

July 10th, 2023


Today I'm talking about how I made 35% more than a host read ad. The POWER of feedback, and I'm playing with a new microphone that really lets me …

How to Promote Your Podcast Without Feeling Salesy

July 3rd, 2023


In this podcast episode, Dave Jackson, host of the School of Podcasting, interviews John Ainsworth, CEO and founder of and …

Does your podcast description fit only YOUR show? - in 10 Words or less

June 26th, 2023


This episode is based on an exercise from the book, Make Noise:  A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling (also available on Audible), where you have to describe your show in a way that can't be used …

How to Record a Solo Podcast Without Sounding Scripted

June 19th, 2023


NOTE: Today's show is NOT edited to show how much editing I do.


Are you looking to start your own podcast but don't …

Is YouTube a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

June 12th, 2023


Today I bring my insights from working a podcasting helpdesk to help you avoid some common pitfalls. Why isn't my episode in Apple? What is the most compatible audio format? I moved my website and broke my podcast! …

Identify and Lean Into Your Strengths in the Face of AI

June 5th, 2023


On this episode of School of Podcasting, Dave Jackson covers a range of topics, including the importance of feedback before launching a podcast, …

Your Favorite Podcast Tools Revealed

May 29th, 2023


We all use different tools to create our episodes. I left the door WIDE OPEN for your responses and asked what was your favorite tool to create your …

Sharing Podcast Launch Numbers

May 22nd, 2023


I get the "Is this good?" question when people first see their numbers. I'm going to share the launch numbers of two shows I did that got a "mild send off" and the shows are growing.

Before we get into stats, we need to …

Katie Krimitsos and The Power of Pivoting: Building the Women's Meditation Network

May 15th, 2023


Today we explore the factors that contribute to a successful podcast strategy, including getting featured on podcast players and paid advertising …

Podcast Stew: Better Episode Titles, A Good Hook, Bogus Stats, YouTube Music

May 8th, 2023


I have a few ideas that I have put together, as they are all short ideas. The goal is to help you grow your show, and hook your listeners. 

Creating Better Episode Titles For Your Podcast



More Headline …

Apple's Advice for Growing Your Podcast

May 1st, 2023


I looked for a new podcast and never really found what I wanted (a daily motivation podcast of 5 minutes or less). What I did find as I search floored me in some cases. I thought, "Are people still doing/saying that?" I …

Listener Preferences and Finding Your Podcast Length Sweet Spot

April 24th, 2023


Do you have questions about podcast length? We discuss this with various podcasters. The ideal length of a podcast depends on the type of content and the audience's needs, preferences, and routines. Our guests share …

Podcast Formats: Finding the Right Fit for Your Content

April 17th, 2023


So many podcasters think there are only two formats for your podcast: solo and interview. Today I share additional formats that you may choose to use …

The When and How of Rebranding Your Podcast Without Shooting Yourself In the Foot

April 10th, 2023


On this episode of School of Podcasting, we're discussing an important topic for podcasters - rebranding. The conversation revolves around the …

How to Deal with a Crowded Podcast Genre Full of Competition

April 3rd, 2023


Deirdre Tshien CEO and co-founder of Capsho, recently discussed the mental process of dealing with competition. She explains that Capsho is an AI-powered podcast content writer, created to help Podcaster organically …

Common Causes of Bad Audio Quality In Your Podcast and How to Fix Them

March 27th, 2023


There is a giant button at the top of your listing in Apple labeled LISTEN. When someone clicks it whatever comes out is going to shape their first impression, and it will influence how long they let this play. I …

Overcoming Overwhelm: Three Free Tools and a Strategy

March 20th, 2023


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in today’s world. With so many tasks to juggle and responsibilities to manage, staying focused and keeping up with everything can be hard. It’s important to know that you’re not alone in …

Using An Email List to Grow Your Podcast

March 13th, 2023


Email is a crucial part of modern marketing, with over 330 billion emails sent daily, expected to reach 376 billion by 2025. While email marketing strategies have changed, it remains a key player in any marketing …

Podcasting Insights from Veteran Podcasters

March 6th, 2023


Planning, launching, and growing a podcast can seem daunting, but with the right guidance and advice from experienced podcasters, it is possible. …

Will People Listen to Your Podcast If You Have an Accent?

February 27th, 2023


Recording a podcast with an accent can be both intimidating and exciting. If English is your second language (ESL), you may feel nervous about speaking in front of a microphone; however, the ability to reach a worldwide …

Starting and Growing and ENGAGED Community That You Can Monetize with Jono Petrohilos

February 20th, 2023


The great ones make it look easy. Jono drops easy, simple, powerful tips on starting a community, growing it, keeping it engaged, and if you want to …

The Top 8 Podcasting Pet Peeves (2023) That Make People Leave Your Show

February 6th, 2023


In December, we looked at why some podcasts become part of the listener's routine (and their favorite podcast) today; we are looking at the other end.

Six Reasons Your Podcast Isn't Growing.

January 31st, 2023


In today's episode of The School of Podcasting, I recount my experience at Podfest which was attended by many new faces. I share my conversation with …

How to Write a Podcast Description That Grows Your Podcast Downloads

January 23rd, 2023


In this episode, you will learn the secrets to writing an attention-grabbing podcast description that will captivate your listeners. Remember, you can update your show description at any time.


How Asking Two Questions Saved Me $1500

January 16th, 2023


When it comes to making purchases, we are often faced with a conflict between our emotional and logical sides. How we balance these two competing forces can determine our success or failure when it comes to spending. I …

Four Easy Strategies To Get Your Podcast Unstuck and Really Get it Growing Again

January 9th, 2023


Are you looking to grow your podcast? You’ve come to the right place! This episode shares how to get your podcast unstuck and find success. Whether you’re just starting out or have been podcasting for a while, the tips …

Don't Let Your Brain (and imposter syndrome) Stop You From Podcasting (and why it's a good thing)

January 2nd, 2023


Imposter syndrome is a feeling of self-doubt and insecurity that 70% of us experience at some point in our lives. It can be paralyzing and lead to a sense of being inadequate or undeserving of success. While it is …

My Favorite Podcast (and WHY) 2022

December 26th, 2022


Every year since 2013 I end the year asking my listeners what their favorite podcast is, and WHY it is their favorite podcast. 

This gives me insights into my audience (many more females replying than I got back in …

Neil Hedley Helps You Understand Why Your Podcast Promo Isn't Growing Your Podcast Audience

December 19th, 2022


Creating a successful and engaging podcastpromo requires careful planning and dedication. Whether you are creating a podcast promo or radio ad, it is …

Making A Living as a Successful Podcaster: Are Your Podcast Expectations Substantially Out of Line?

December 12th, 2022


A study has shown the results of 1700 new podcasters, and 41% saw their new podcast as an opportunity for additional income, with 29% of those …

How Confident Are You In Your Content? Audience Surveys

December 5th, 2022


Creating a successful podcast takes more than just having a great idea. To ensure that the show resonates with listeners, podcasters must understand …

The 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting a Podcast (and maybe a sixth)

November 27th, 2022


Podcasts are like Lay's potato chips (you can't have just one). Once you start one, Getting the itch to start a second is something people are …

How Gary Arndt Adopted The Audience Growth Strategy From the Movie Industry - And It's Working

November 21st, 2022


Gary Arndt is an award-winning travel photographer, blogger, and podcaster who has been traveling the globe for 10 years when covid devastated the travel industry leaving Gary with nothing. Gary knows the value of …

Is Capsho Worth it?

November 14th, 2022


This podcast episode discusses the pros and cons of using artificial intelligence to help with copywriting for a podcast, and whether or not it's worth it. Is the Capsho software really worth the price tag?

Ready To …

Powerful Words For Your Podcast- Don't Say This Say That

November 7th, 2022


In a world where we are constantly bombarded with images and noise, it's easy to forget the power of words. But words are still the most powerful …

Podcast Creativity: 9 People Who Are Ignoring Podcasting Best Practices

October 31st, 2022


Is podcast production getting stale? It seems you either do a solo show, or an interview show. The big networks do narrative style, and next week …

You Can Podcast: Lessons From the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop

October 24th, 2022


We all know that person who is always embarking on new adventures and taking risks. It seems like they were born with an innate sense of courage - but the truth is, everyone has the potential for courage. Doubt is part …

Three Tools To Help You Identify What Your Audience Wants

October 17th, 2022


Audience analysis is a critical part of any effective communication. Without understanding what your audience wants, needs, and values, it is impossible to create a message that will resonate. Fortunately, there are a …

20 Resources To Help You Find Podcast Guests

October 10th, 2022


People talk about how hard it is to find guests for their show. I think a more accurate statement is "it's hard to find a good guest for your show." Today I have directories where you can list your show (and yourself) …

Is It Time To Sell Your Podcast?

October 3rd, 2022


Today I share how I saw the power one person's influence can have as I went to a documentary about Kenny Lambert, and they filled a historic theater in downtown Akron. Why not you? Kenny was a homeless drug addict, and …

Do Podcast Trailers Work in Growing Your Podcast?

September 26th, 2022


So people are paying to have a promo/trailer of their show played in another podcast. Does this work? Today I ask, "Have you taken action on a show after hearing their trailer on a podcast?" 

I also talk with Sunny …

Why is Joe Rogan So Popular?

September 19th, 2022


 I had someone ask me, "Why do you think Joe Rogan is so popular? and I took some time to do some research. I wrote a blog post/video at

Your Podcast Doesn't Need to Be Perfect - It Needs to Be Good

September 12th, 2022


I am running into more people who say things like, "I'll start my podcast as soon as (event)," or "As soon as I get (piece of gear)." In some cases, …

Advertising Your Show On Podcast Apps

September 5th, 2022


Have you been considering using display ads on podcast apps to grow your show? I've asked Tanner Campbell to join me and share his experience with experimenting.

Advertising on Podcast Apps

Before you go spending money …

What is the Podlation Cycle? with Toby Goodman

August 29th, 2022


I met Toby at Podcast Movement Evolutions and he gave me his book Narrow Podcasting in which he gives step-by-step strategies to grow your business …

Because of My Podcast I Got to Go to Kenya

August 22nd, 2022


I love it when someone who has listened to this show, and goes out and puts the strategies I talk about like make friends before promoting your podcast or service, or start from where you are, and they come back with a …

Podcast Decisions: The Balance Between Passion and Logic

August 15th, 2022


In researching successful content creators, I came across quite a few young Youtuber who have six-8 figure subscriber counts, tons of money, and are …

I'm Thinking of Being a Podcast Editor (with Steve Stewart and Mark Deal)

August 8th, 2022


In the span of a few weeks I had THREE people say, I'm thinking of becoming a podcast editor and it had been years since I talked to Mark and Steve …

Bored Podcasters Have Bored Audiences 101 Episode Templates to Fight Boredom With David Hooper

August 1st, 2022


You keep doing the same thing you've been doing and you're not seeing your podcast numbers moving up. You're not sure what to try. To this I say check out the book 101 Podcast Episode Templates by David Hooper of Build …

Interesting AND Unique Doc G Mixes Hospice and Finance

July 25th, 2022


Today I interview Jordan "Doc G" Grumett who is the Hospice doctor turned Financial Guru and host of the Earn and Invest show. he has now taken his unique point of view and penned the new book Taking Stock: A Hospice …

Helping You Avoid Podcasting Mistakes

July 18th, 2022


Today I look at some things using my experience and share them with you so you can avoid those pitfalls. 

Focusrite: The Vocaster Series Made For …

What Podcasters Can Learn From the Movie Industry

July 11th, 2022


We start off by hearing about a podcast that received 4,000 donations in our quick tip at the top of the show. 

I researched what it's like to work in the movie business. Why? Because movies are meant to entertain and …

Rodecaster Pro II: 11 Things I Like About it and 6 Things I Don't

July 4th, 2022


The Rodecaster Pro II is the new device from Rode. Today I compare it to the Rodecaster Pro I along with some other devices. This device is $700 and (IMHO) not for someone who is just doing some casual interviews via …

Podcasts So Good Your Audience Can't Unhear Them w/Tamsen Webster

June 26th, 2022


I LOVE people who make me think and when I started reading the book Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible, I couldn't put it down …

Why Should I Care About Your Show?

June 20th, 2022


There are times when we need to be able to answer hard questions about our show. Today we talk about some new posts from Apple, and in addition to ABT, we look at why you keep talking yourself out of starting your …

Should I List My Podcast on All The Directories?

June 13th, 2022


I see people who want MORE downloads, and yet they have not listed their show on all the different directories. Why is that? Is this some type of …

Focusing on the Big Picture When Your Audience is Right in Front of You

June 6th, 2022


Today I am back from Podfest with some insights to share, tips on meeting your audience, and thoughts on the interfaces from Focusrite. 

Focusrite: …

How a Travel Podcast Survived Covid with Mark Bologna

May 30th, 2022


Mark has been working on his podcast Beyond Bourbon St for years. He had 14 thousand of people in his Facebook Group. He had just gone over 1 million downloads and secure a publisher for a book on New Orleans.

And then …

It's Not the Format - It's the Connection with Vincent Pugliese

May 23rd, 2022


I've known  Vincent a few years and we always bump into each other at podcast events. Scott Johnson had mentioned his episode "Doing It Wrong Right From The Start." So I looked into it, and I loved that Incent was …

Danny Peña: Keep it Fun and Master Your Craft

May 16th, 2022


Danny Peña is one of my favorite guests. We started his story on episode 506, got an update on episode 633 and now he has a ton of "Because of My Podcast" stories for episode 827.

Danny is an award-winning, 2015 …

9 Tips to Make Your Podcast Binge Worthy

May 9th, 2022


We all want to grow our audience. We want to become their favorite show so they just want more. In some cases, you may actually be someone's favorite …

Opportunities Wait on the Other Side of Your Fears

May 2nd, 2022


I met Connie at an event two years ago. I see her at a conference two years later and ask if she has any "Because of my podcast ____" stories. She not only has one, she has quite a few (TV, Radio, and more). So listen …

Do You Have Time To Listen to ANOTHER Podcast?

April 25th, 2022


We all think, "just make good content and promote your show" but as podcasts become more mainstream and the average listener now consumes multiple …

Is Dynamic Content Right For You?

April 18th, 2022


After seeing the podcasting space gear up for more advertising (something I'm not thrilled with) more media hosts are developing dynamic content. So what is dynamic content, do you need it, and how do you use it?

What …

Flying Past Your Fear of Podcasting With Mark Hasara

April 11th, 2022


Mark was a US air force Pilot, Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur, but was hesitant to start his podcast. Today we talk about what was stopping him, and how his podcast is helping to promote his Wall Pilot business. 

We …

Back From Podcast Movement with Free Stuff, Cool Apps, and a Worried Mind

April 4th, 2022


Podcast Movement was a well-oiled machine as always where the hallway meetings were in some cases better than the sessions. I found some cool stuff, …

What Keeps You Going When Your Podcast Isn't Growing?

March 28th, 2022


The excitement of starting a podcast can really fuel podcasters. You stats to start to grow, but eventually, they may level off. What keeps you going when your podcast isn't growing?

Because of My Podcast: Fred Castaneda

Protect Your Podcast: Never Say, I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know

March 21st, 2022


I was speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters in Nashville Tennessee and kept hearing a few phrases that make me worried. Phrases like, “I had some friend, or some temp, or some web guy, or even a professional …

Cross Promote Your Podcast While You Get Paid with Niklas Hildebrand of

March 14th, 2022


I'm back from speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters event with some lessons learned. I also have some tips on collaborating with other …

7 Tips Podcaster Can Use From Radio with Neil Hedley

March 7th, 2022


When Neil Hedley emailed me letting me know he would be going through my town and could he buy me dinner I jumped at the chance to hang out with a …

What Are You Doing to Grow Your Podcast (and is it working)?

February 28th, 2022


Every month I ask a question of the audience, and you chime in. This month I ask THE question that everyone wants to know. In January we talked about

Tuning Into Your Listeners - So You Can Fascinate Them with Focused Content

February 21st, 2022


I'm excited because I found a book called Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible

and even though I'm only 29% of the way through the book I am "Santa Clause is coming tonight" excited about reading the …

How to Record a Great Podcast Trailer That Energizes Your Audience

February 14th, 2022


A trailer has many pros from a creative standpoint. IT forces you to identify WHO you are talking to and what can you say to get them to listen to your podcast. 

For me, a trailer is 30,60, 90 seconds. When you mark …

What Do I Do of This Horrible Audio From My Boring Podcast Guest?

February 7th, 2022


You are going through the file of the interview you did a week ago and you notice: 1. The audio of the audience sounds horrible.

2. The guest is …

Growing Your Downloads 15 Minutes a Day- Growing Your Show Kevin Chemidlin

January 31st, 2022


I first discovered Kevin when contemplating creating a new show based on podcast growth. It's well-produced and has actual steps you can take.

Kevin started his first podcast Philly Who? Then quit his day job. So how …

How to Feel More Comfortable Recording a Solo Podcast Episode

January 24th, 2022


Are you one of those people who has thought about doing a solo episode where you open the microphone and talk directly to your audience, but can't …

Now Sure About Your Show? Don't Be Afraid To Ask Your Audience for Advice

January 17th, 2022


I am seeing people that seem to be afraid to reach out to their audience. I get it. It's easier to have the reason of "lack of engagement" on your downloads instead of asking people for feedback on your show. 

Today I …

The Proven Power of the Dramatic Pause: Two Ways Saying Nothing is Better Than Saying Something

January 10th, 2022


In the microwave society that we live in, most of us are not accustomed to slowing down. As a podcaster, we may associate silence with "Dead Air" which is a phrase from the radio. However, today I'm going to show you …

Meet My Friend Evo of Podcast Pontifications - Cross Promotion

January 5th, 2022

Today I'm trying something new and coming to you on a WEDNESDAY to introduce you to my friend Evo Terra

Evo has been podcasting since 2004 (not a …

50 Shades of Podcasting: Be Proud Embracing Your Unique Style of Podcasting

January 3rd, 2022


As the first episode of 2022, I often do an episode for beginners, such as episode 756 14 Steps to Start a Successful Podcast in 2021

One of the most …

My Favorite Podcast (and WHY) 2021 Edition

December 27th, 2021


Since episode 388 2013, I've been asking my audio what is your ONE FAVORITE podcast (and yes, I know it's hard to pick just one) but more importantly …

Look What Podcasters Can Adopt from Every Horrible, Hallmark Christmas Movies

December 20th, 2021


Hallmark Holiday Movies get a lot of flack because they are predictable, cheesy, corny, and more or less if you've seen one - you've seen them all.  …

Why I Absolutely Still Distrust (New Reasons)

December 13th, 2021


I was talking to someone who said how "Flexible" Anchor/fm was (owned by Spotify). When I hear stuff like this I often wonder "WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE?" I did a video a while ago when there were some serious issues with …

15 Insightful Tips For Podcasters From Watching the Beatles Get Back

December 6th, 2021

Thanks to an older brother and sister, I was born a Beatles fan. When I watched the six-hour documentary Get Back I saw tip after tip that podcasters …

Honestly, How Long Does it Take to Create an Amazing Podcast Episode?

November 29th, 2021


For years I've told people THE BEST ratio I've ever achieved is 4 TO 1 when it comes to making a podcast episode. In other words, a 15-minute podcast …

Learn How You Can Help Others by Sharing Your Abilities with Glenn Hebert

November 22nd, 2021


Today we look at how two entertainment icons had MORE success AFTER they quit trying to be something they weren't and decided to be themselves. 

Glenn Hebert runs the Horse Radio Network. When he started his podcast he …

20 Tips To immediately Speed up Your Podcast Production

November 15th, 2021


If you are looking to speed up your podcast production, then this episode is for you. I have compiled 20 tips that will help you take the stress out of producing a quality audio file in a timely manner. From planning to …

Revealing Secrets from 800 Episodes - Keeping Your Sanity While Podcasting

November 8th, 2021


We hear of podcasters getting these big deals for big bucks, and congratulations to all. However, this is not the norm. Just because you start a …

They See You Before They Hear You Podcast Branding With Mark Des Cotes

November 1st, 2021

For a lot of people, podcasting is just a hobby. They think it's fun to talk about their favorite topics and share them with the world. But for some, podcasting can be so much more than that! It can become a business or …

Does the Audience Need to Hear Your Guests ENTIRE Backstory?

October 25th, 2021


You tell me that your guest is a master of (skill) and I'm ready to hear about (skill), but first, you make me listen to where he went to high …

What Podcasters Can Learn From Squid Game

October 18th, 2021


The new series Squid Game on Netflix shot to number 1 in four days. I watched episode 1 and immediately binged the whole thing. This is a very

Common Podcast Mistakes III (and other Podcast BS)

October 11th, 2021


As someone who works in the podcast space, and spends hours hanging out in the community there are things I see that make me scratch my head. There are EASY things to do that will help you grow your audience. 

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Taking a Break and Coming Back From Your Podcast

October 4th, 2021


There are times when I feel podcasters over-think things, and one of them is "How do I come back if I take an unplanned break?" It's not a whole lot …

What Inspires People To Tell a Friend?

September 27th, 2021


Today is a "Question of the Month" episode where we share something we recommended and WHY.

We look at the strategy of dripping content to keep people wanting to know what happens next ( the Zeigarnik effect ).

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Understanding Podcast Hosting Features

September 20th, 2021


Every Facebook has the question, "where should I host my podcast" about six times a day and every response gets about 17 replies. I realize that …

What Happens To Your Podcast When You Die?

September 13th, 2021


This weekend was the 20th anniversary of 911 in the United States. I recently had a slight health scare, so I brought on a friend of the show Gordon Firemark to answer the question, "What happens to your podcast if you …

Is It Time To Sell Your Knowledge In an Online Course?

September 6th, 2021


Mellisa Guller has experience as a marketing manager, a project manager, an online course designer (she worked at Teachable), as well as a podcast …

How Do You Define Podcast Success?

August 30th, 2021


I asked my audience "Do you need to be a celebrity to achieve podcast success?" and they chimed in. You need to know your WHY, and you need to define …

Danielle Desir is Building a Deeper Engagement in a Facebook Group Alternative

August 23rd, 2021


Today Danielle Desir built up a sizeable Facebook group and after trying multiple strategies to have the group pay for itself, SHE MOVED AWAY FROM …

Should My Podcast Be an LLC?

August 16th, 2021


We have many topics this week. If your app uses chapters you can jump to the next subject. We are talking about becoming an LLC

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New Survey Sheds Light on Content Creator Monetization Efforts

August 9th, 2021


Many entrepreneurs say they are unemployable, well Joe Pulizzi  (of Content Inc) has a new company called The Tilt (We’re Turning Content Creators …

What Makes This Podcast Great? Jordan Harbinger Edition

August 2nd, 2021


While you can learn from other people's mistakes, you can also learn from other's successes. Jordan Harbinger has been on the show multiple times. He …

What Would You Miss If You Had to Stop Podcasting?

July 26th, 2021


What would happen if some life event happened and you couldn't podcast anymore? What would you miss the most? 

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What Amazing Tips You Can Learn From the Beatles and Kiss To Grow Your Podcast Like a Rock Star

July 19th, 2021


The formula for many successful musicians is to take their influences and mix them into something new and unique. I recently watched a few …

Is Podcast Success Only For Celebrities?

July 12th, 2021


"Is podcast success only for celebrities?" This is a question many podcasters ask themselves after they start their podcast and find out how much …

Wait, What? Why Did I Get This Feedback? Behind The Scenes of the School of Podcasting

July 5th, 2021

Two Ways To Learn Things

You can learn from your mistakes and do less of those.

You can also look at anything that worked well and do more of that. 

ATTITUDE: Joe Saul-Sehy's Secret Weapon to Podcast Success

June 28th, 2021


Today we hear part 2 of my conversation with Joe from Stacking Benjamins (Hear Part 1) comes back to talk about joining Westwood One, why he has a …

Preserving podcasting as a platform for free speech. Adam Curry and Podcasting 2.0

June 21st, 2021


Today I am blessed to interview the man who helped invent podcasting. Many people know him from his time as a VJ on MTV but there is so much more to …

Have I Underestimated the Power of Apple Podcast Reviews?

June 14th, 2021


Today I am joined by Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins (which was recently added to the Westwood One Network). Joe recently took a class lead by …

Behind the Scenes of Podcast Movement Nashville

June 7th, 2021


Podcast Movement Nashville is one of the Podcast Industries' first in-person events. While I'm excited to get in my car and make my way to Nashville, there are those who are nervous about being in crowds, while others …

Editing Your Podcast Interview For Content

May 31st, 2021


How do you decide if something should stay in your podcast episode? For when I listen to the question I asked, I look for:

1. When did their response …

Nobody Gets On a Bus Without Knowing Where It's Going - Your Podcast's Intro

May 24th, 2021


My Co-host of the Podcast Review Show Eric K Johnson has a saying, "Nobody Gets on a Bus Without Knowing Where It's Going." Today we talk about how it is 100% up to you on how you start your episodes. I also talk about …

How to Make Key Decisions For Your Podcast

May 17th, 2021


There are times when we are either planning your podcast, launching it, or you're just trying to get a larger audience. I see people in groups, websites, and meetups where they are stuck in the decision-making process. …

Will You Trust Your Baby With Apple?

May 10th, 2021


Today I explain the continuing issues with Apple (and Google, and Spotify). Your podcast is like a baby. It needs never-ending attention and if there …

How to Find and Choose a Co-host for Your Podcast

May 3rd, 2021


I reached out to you and asked how you found your co-host and you were nice enough to reply. 

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Who Will Win the Battle of Paid Podcast Subscriptions?

April 26th, 2021

Apple Is Launching Subscriptions

Here is what we know:

In the US, it's $19.99 a year to participate

Your show is only available in the Apple podcast app but it's not exclusive.

You can set your monthly and yearly …

Podcasting Can Give Your Audience Something They Are Dying To Hear: The Truth

April 19th, 2021


Currently, I think civilization has a serious problem. We are losing the ability to identify the truth. I'm not talking religion, or anything philosophical. I'm talking about doing research, looking at the evidence, and …

Impacting People From Your Bedroom: Collin From Pet Sitter Confidential

April 12th, 2021


Billie Eilish (super famous singer - especially to young teenage girls - records her music with her brother in their bedroom. She currently has 44 …

Where Will Your Podcast Take You in Five Years?

April 5th, 2021


So many times we identify ourselves not by our values or beliefs but by what we DO. I'm a cashier, or I work in accounts payable, the warehouse. That may be what you DO, but it may not be who you are.

Podcasting allows …

I Wish I Had Known This When I Started Podcasting

March 29th, 2021


It's the last week of the month which means, "Question of the Month" where YOU get to be on the show. This month's question is "What do you wish you …

The Riches are in the Niches With Harry Duran

March 22nd, 2021

Quick Notes: Apple Update:

Apple is changing the wording in their app from "Subscribe" to "Follow" so stop telling your audience to subscribe (and if …

How to Get Booked on Podcasts: Figuring out Who and How to Pitch with Kristin Molenaar

March 15th, 2021

Who is Kristin Molenaar?

Kristin is an entrepreneur-enthusiast who lives by the mantra "work less + make more". She enjoys helping entrepreneurs …

Creating a Personal Podcast Brand That Resonates with Your Audience

March 8th, 2021


You might be thinking, "I'm not a business, what do I care about branding? Well, if you have one download, congratulations you are a brand. Today I …

Podcasting Consequence: Can You Break Your Podcast?

March 1st, 2021


In talking with new and seasoned podcasters I often hear questions that lead me to believe that people think they can "break" their podcast. 

Today I talk about a few questions I've heard and how 99% of the time you're …

You're Too Close to Be Your Own Coach

February 22nd, 2021

We've All Pushed Through Awkward Moments of Being Vulnerable

Do you remember your first real kiss? I was with my first girlfriend. I was probably 14? …

How To Be Amazing and Leave Them Wanting More - with Valerie Geller

February 15th, 2021


Are you looking to grow your audience? Get more engagement with your audience? Today I have Valerie Geller the author of the book Beyond Powerful …

Three Tools To Boost Your Podcast Brand

February 8th, 2021


Your brand is how your show is perceived. Perception is reality. So today I have tips on making your episode one that gets your audience coming back. …

How Shane Whaley Navigated a Travel Podcast Through a Pandemic

February 1st, 2021


Life is going to kick you in the teeth from time to time (see 2020). Today we talk about your attitude (the only thing you have control over) and we …

How Podcasters Can Use the Clubhouse App To Build Their Audience

January 25th, 2021

FOMO In Action

I was at Social Media Marketing World in 2018 enjoying a networking event on an aircraft carrier in San Diego California. I was contacted by Michael Oneil as he and a few friends were going to go to a …

How Jack Rhysider's Darknet Diaries Podcast Gets 300,000 Downloads Per Episode

January 18th, 2021


Would you like 300,000 downloads per episode? Are you willing to work for three weeks to get media exposure in 2% of the outlets you contact? Are you …

Fine Tuning Your Podcast Growth With Listener Surveys

January 11th, 2021

If Ron Howard Uses Focus Groups...

Ron Howard has been in the entertainment industry since he was a little boy on the Andy Griffith Show, Later he was on Happy Days and since then has been making phenomenal movies. He's …

14 Steps To Start a Successful Podcast in 2021

January 4th, 2021


It's the first episode of the years and in the same that I have the last episode of the year look at why people listen, today we talk about how to start. Ten Years ago I did an episode called "27 steps to launch a …

My Favorite Podcast Is.. 2020 Edition

December 28th, 2020


Every year I ask my audience what their favorite podcast is and why it is their favorite. They can also plug their website. This exercise then helps us understand why people tune in, as well as hear about some great …

A $4000 Podcast Auditor Ambush

December 21st, 2020


We know that when you give value, your audience can feel like they "owe you" and when you give them the opportunity they will return the favor. Today …

Removing Randomness Results in 8K Downloads Per Episode

December 14th, 2020


When I searched for the word "Random" in a podcast directory, there were over 50 shows, with many of them talking about "whatever." Today I'm going to share why I think this is a bad idea and how being focused has help …

Podcast Editing as a Business

December 7th, 2020


Today we talk with Mark and Steve from the Podcast Editor Academy. While there are other resources that dive deep into audio, this website covers audio editing and goes deep into the "growing your editing business" …

Is Your Podcast Future Proof?

November 30th, 2020

Is Your Podcast Future Proof?

I was asked by one of my editing clients to go back and edit some of their episodes and remove discussions that were about specific events at a specific time. In listening to their episodes …

You Can't Buy An Audience If Your Podcast Sucks

November 23rd, 2020


Today we talk about the 1.7 billion dollar mistake that was Quibi and how we can learn from their mistake. We also take a look at the power of follow …

Because of My Podcast, I Got to Work For Marvel

November 16th, 2020


The show is filled with "Because of My Podcast" stories. We also have a great example of a good question, and a reminder that Apple is going on …

Podcasting is Closer to Cable Television Than Radio

November 9th, 2020


I had someone ask me about starting a podcast. They wanted to "Stand Out" without "Niching Down." The easiest way to stand out is to Niche down. When you do a show like We Have Cancer, Adoptees On, or the Chameleon …

The Zoom Podtrak P8 Vs Rodecaster Pro

November 2nd, 2020

Your Podcast is A Steam Train

I often say that when you start out, your show is rolling slow. As it keeps moving, it gets faster and faster. It just …

11 Steps I Took To Create a "WOW" Interview

October 26th, 2020


Last week, I interview Matthew Dicks who is the author of the book Storyworthy. I am a HUGE fan of Matthew and was very excited when he agreed to …

How to Tell Better Stories with Matthew Dicks

October 19th, 2020


I have had the voice of Matthew Dicks in my head more than any other person this year. I heard him on a podcast, bought his audiobook Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of …

What Podcasters Can Learn From Eddie Van Halen

October 12th, 2020


This week rock guitar God Eddie Van Halen died after a long battle with throat cancer. As a guitar who was 13 when Van Halen's first album was …

Profit From Your Podcast: Tales From the Book Tour

October 5th, 2020

School of Podcasting Win Best Technology Podcast People's Choice Podcast Award

I am thrilled and humbled to be named the winner of People's Choice …

Six Strategies To Make Your Podcast Interesting

September 28th, 2020


If you want to hold someone's attention you first need to know who they are and what they need. Then we hear that people's attention span keeps …

How Podcasting Boosts Elizabeth Benton's  Seven Figure Business -741

September 21st, 2020


Elizabeth Benton is known as a health and nutrition guru, but to me, she is more of a "mindset guru." She is someone who has dug herself out of being $130,000 in debt, and has lost (and kept off )150 lbs. My audience …

How Charley Valher Changed His Podcast from a Money Taker to a Money Maker

September 14th, 2020


Charley Valher started a podcast and was "swinging for the fences" and after hiring a team, and putting 50,000 into a marketing budget he realized …

Super Serve Your Niche - Lessons from Tyler Perry

September 7th, 2020


As I continue (as a middle-aged white dude) to attempt to learn more about Black History, Culture, and issues, a friend of mine suggested I watch the …

How To Measure Your Podcast Audience Engagement

August 31st, 2020


It's to know what is working for your audience. Sure you can look at your downloads but there are other ways to look at engagement. Today in episode 738 I dig deeper.

Website Traffic

How many website visitors are you …

The Zoom Podtrack P4 Portable Podcast Recorder

August 24th, 2020


The Zoom Podtrack P4 is coming out next month (from what I hear) and this appears to be a game-changer for those podcasting on a budget. Here are some of the features of the Zoom Podtrack P4:

Zoom Podtrack P4 Podcast …

Charging Your Guest an "Appearance Fee" on Your Podcast

August 17th, 2020


HOUSEKEEPING: My book, Profit Grom Your Podcast UPDATE. If you're asked to confirm your sale, please say yes.

Podcasts are continuing to get more and …

7 Patreon Alternatives For Podcasters

August 10th, 2020


Patreon is having what appears to be some serious legal issues created by a loophole in their terms of services. Today I talk about seven different …

Avoid Flushing Your Audience Goodbye

August 3rd, 2020


There are those that are going to be surprised by today’s content. Why? Because I’m going to admit to making one of the biggest mistakes (if not THE biggest mistake) you can make in podcasting. This deals with your …

Your Favorite Episode of Your Podcast (and why)

July 27th, 2020


Today we revisit the topic of Impostor Syndrome (something we talked about in episode 627), as you won't believe who has impostor syndrome (the …

Don't Quit On a Bad Day - How Glenn and Jamie Thrive After 2500 Episodes

July 20th, 2020


Glenn "The Geek" Hebert and Jamie Jennings have been doing a ninety-minute daily show Horses in the Morning since 2010. If you listened to the show …

Podcasting Best Practices

July 13th, 2020


I've been asked this questions in a few interviews. As there are no rules and you can do anything you want in a podcast, are there are any Podcasting …

Interview Clips At the Start of Your Show

July 6th, 2020


I hear so many podcasts that do interviews and they start their podcast by pulling a clip from the interview. Today we talk about why this may not be …

The Ripple Effect of Podcasting

June 29th, 2020


Today we hear stories of different people who have had doors open due to their podcast. Your podcast typically is not a business. It is a business card. Your podcast can be used to network with other people and …

Podpage: Quick and Easy Podcast Websites

June 22nd, 2020


If you hate WordPress but want something a little more powerful than the built-in website that comes with your media host then you might want to …

30 Strategies To Grow Your Podcast Audience

June 15th, 2020


I've been holding "podcast happy hours" during the pandemic. This is a place when some of us just wanted to talk to someone besides the cat. In one …

Every time I podcast something good happens - Andrew Lewin Interview

June 8th, 2020


As a Marine Biologist, Andrew Lewin from Speak Up for the Ocean Blue podcast (available in directories like Apple, and Google) just wanted to talk …

Fixing a Mistake in Your Podcast Episode

June 1st, 2020


My last episode had a typo, and a mistake in the audio ( I said the deadline for June's question of the month was in February). Today we're going to …

The Power of a Mighty Network

May 25th, 2020

Question of the Month: Focus Groups

01:43 Currently, I'm obsessed with focus groups. Why? Because every time I hear someone talking about growing …

Full Time Podcaster Daryl Grove of the Total Soccer Show

May 18th, 2020


While many podcasters create content as a hobby, today we talk with Daryl Grove (who along with his cohost Taylor Rockwell) create the Toal Soccer Show. Today we talk with Daryl to go over how they make their show, how …

Using LinkedIn for Your Podcast

May 11th, 2020


You hear alot about LinkedIn (and other social networks) and you may be wondering, should I be using LinkedIn to help grow my podcast? Today I talk …

Get and Manage Interviews with Poddit - an Interview with Brent Besham

May 4th, 2020


Last year I met Brent Besham and She Podcast Live and hear about Poddit.  In this interview, you'll learn what Poddit is, and how you can use it. 

300 Percent Growth in Business Revenue - Wealth Without Wallstreet Interview

April 20th, 2020

Podcasting Goes Over 1 Million Active Podcasts

According to the Site My Podcast Reviews, there are now over 1 million active podcasts. They define “active” as any podcast that has published at least one episode in the …

They Said, "Why Not" Now Look at Them!

April 13th, 2020


As a podcast consultant and coach, my biggest struggle is not getting people to pick a name, or artwork, or finding the right gear. Those are all a …

What podcasters can learn from the Tiger King

April 6th, 2020

The Train Wreck That is the Tiger King is in the Top 10 of Netflix

After the fourth person had asked me if I had watched the Tiger King on Netflix I decided to give it a try. It's not good. I got about halfway through …

Three Reasons Why Radio Personalities Should Be Podcasting

March 30th, 2020


I thought it would be a good idea for Radio Personalities (DJs) to have a podcast. I know that they often lose their jobs due to the consolidation of …

What Does Bad Audio Sound Like?

March 23rd, 2020


What do people mean when they say "Bad Audio" well I made some. You will hear where some strategies DO create bad audio and others (using your phone may not be horrible). 

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Emergency Podcasting For Teachers

March 16th, 2020

The Corona Virus Closed My School and I Need a Podcast NOW

Across the US (and the world) schools are closed to try to reduce the number of people …

Give Yourself Credit With Ronsley Vaz

March 9th, 2020


Today I am recording from Podfest Multimedia Expo 2020 and I capture a conversation with Ronsley Vaz in the hallway after he shares an amazing story …

A First Look at Descript Software- Transcriptions and Audio Editor in One

March 2nd, 2020


Descript is software that transcribes your episode and then you can go to the transcript and when you removed it from your transcript, it removes it from the audio. You can fade in and cuts that are a little rough to …

15 Things Podcasters Can Learn from Joel Osteen

February 24th, 2020


I was in Houston for the Spark Christian Podcast Conference where I was speaking. It was a great event for the first time out of the gate and I met …

How Does Your Podcast Compete Against Giant Shows?

February 17th, 2020

Table of Contents

01:29 How Do You Compete Against Large Networks?

06:44 25 People Vs 1

09:42 Two Things That Kill Podcasts

11:52 Buying an Audience

Podcast Reviews Automatically Delivered To Your Inbox

February 10th, 2020


Today we introduce a new segment, "I told you so!"

I also have a great conversation with Daniel J. Lewis from My Podcast Reviews. get a special deal …

Shaping Your Unique Voice with Eric Nuzum

February 3rd, 2020

Audience Engagement

In a previous episode about I talked about how hard it is to obtain an engaged audience and you might be lucky if you get 5% engagement. This week on the finale of The Good Place they …

Doing Something Different

January 27th, 2020


Every month we have a "question of the month" and this month it's what are you going to do differently in 2020 with your podcast?

Because of My Podcast

Lee from the Covert Nerd podcast was trying to speak at a panel. He … an EASY Way to Accept Money From Your Audience

January 20th, 2020


00:00:58 Slow Down When You Talk About Yourself 00:03:08 Podcast Magazine 00:08:50 Interview 00:31:38 Fun with Math 00:42:28 Question of the Month 00:43:26 Podcasting Events 00:45:33 …

What Makes This Podcast Great? Marc Maron Edition

January 13th, 2020


Today we talk about creating great content that people will share, and take a slightly deeper dive into the topic by looking at WTF by Marc Maron.

When I reverse engineered the content I consumed, I noticed that no …

Podcast Launch Reality Check

January 6th, 2020


Every January I get people who want to start a podcast and I am glad to help them, but there are some people who have absolutely unrealistic …

My Favorite Podcast ( 2019 Edition)

December 30th, 2019


Every year I ask my audience:

1. What is their favorite podcast

2. Why is it their favorite? 

I also want to know about their podcast if they have one, and where we can find these shows. 

Time Table:

This episode has …

Is it Too Late To Start a Podcast?

December 23rd, 2019


01:39 Because of My Podcast 06:33 Focusrite Scarlet USB Interfaces 08:35 Is it Too Late To Start a Podcast? 24:16 Great Podcasts Lead to Binge Listening 26:08 Question of the Month 28:09 Hindenburg Chapters Trick 30:45 …

Different Is Better Than Better

December 16th, 2019


Today I take a lesson from my nine-year-old niece who goes crazy about a Christmas toy that makes absolutely no sense at all.

I also have a great …

Fifty Four Podcast Questions in Twenty Six Minutes - Episode 700

December 9th, 2019


Today I spend a small amount of time remember the past 700 episodes. Then I launch into a "Lightning Round" if you're a new podcaster or seasoned …

How Clay Groves the Fish Nerd Reeled in a Radio Job

December 2nd, 2019


Clay Groves is one of the nicest guys on the planet. I always smile when I see him at an event. I know I'm going to be smiling and laughing soon. He is the host of Fish Nerds, and over the years when I saw him in person …

Tools To Clean Up Bad Audio

November 25th, 2019


Today we are talking about Plugins. Plugins are things you add to your audio editing software to make it better, more efficient, etc. The best way to avoid buying these (or using these) is to record good audio in the …

Behind the Scenes of Podcast Advertising

November 18th, 2019


So many people jump to podcast advertising when they think of making money with their podcast. This may be partially due to listening to the radio which makes its money via advertising.

About Heather Osgood

She started …

Where Should I List My Podcast?

November 11th, 2019


In the same way that kids on Halloween want candy, podcasters want downloads. How much? MORE is the only answer. 

Should your list your show in …

8 Tools to Help You Generate Ideas For Your Podcast

November 4th, 2019


How do I come up with an idea for episodes? This show just celebrated 14 years in podcasting, and I would be lying if I said it was easy to come up …

The Biggest Regret From Starting a Podcast

October 28th, 2019


We har about the benefits of podcasting on this show, and I attempt to get people to start their podcast and often ask, "What is the worst thing that …

Building Your Own Value Pyramid

October 21st, 2019


Today we are going to take the phrase "Value Proposition" which is typically used in business and apply it to podcast. In the past few months, I've attended a fair amount of conferences and I ask people about their …

The Magic of Podcasting - She Podcasts Live 2019

October 15th, 2019


I'm back from She Podcasts Live 2019 with some insights from an all women's podcast conference. It was great fun, great conversations and LOTS of laughs. Elise and Jess put on a great event, and everyone walked out with …

Homework For Life - Storyworthy is a Book I Couldn't Stop Reading

October 7th, 2019


I have added a new book to my "Must Read" list if you are a podcaster. The first one was Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. Why? Because he talks about making WOW content.

My second must-read book …

Help My Podcast is Stuck and Not Growing

September 30th, 2019

Should I Even Start a Podcast?

Yes, and here is why. Americans spend over 60 billion dollars a year on diet books. Now you might say that is why …

Making the World a Better Place with Dr. Richard Shuster

September 23rd, 2019


Dr. Richard Shuster did spend thousands of dollars on his equipment when he started. He used what he had, and moved forward. Little did he know his …

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

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.

Because of My Podcast - I've Got press …

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

Sponsor: Focusrite


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 look at a TON …

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


SPONSOR: Focusrite USB Interfaces


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

Sponsor: Podcast Engineering School


Podcast Engineering School – next semester starts September 18th and runs through October 30th. The classes …

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 …

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.

Comments? 888-563-32228

Because of My Podcast I Got to Appear …

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.

Sponsor: Podcast Guests


A great way to grow your audience is to be interviewed …

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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The School of Podcasting is Now Available as an Amazon Skill

Just ask Alexa "Enable School of Podcasting." …

Should I Talk About My Personal Life?

February 19th, 2018


Do you have comments on this episode? Call them in and we will play them on the show (unless you specify not to).

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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

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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

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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


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 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, …

My Gmail Has Been Hijacked

December 15th, 2008


This show originated from where you can save 25% off using the coupon code "SANTA" now through the end of the year. My …

DBX 286A Reviewed

July 28th, 2008


This show originates from This is show number 146Today I play with my new DBX 286A compressor/deesser/enahncer/noise gate …

Flip Video Camera Reviewed

July 22nd, 2008


Today I dip my toe into the Video Podcasting pool. I was lucky enough to secure one of the new Flip Video Cameras.

This camera takes great video no …

Podcast Promotion - What are YOU Doing?

July 14th, 2008


Paul Colligan has a great post about building a podcast audience. So many people "If I build it they will come." Not so. Get ready for relentless …

Podcaster Wins 10,000 Prize

July 7th, 2008


This show originates at This is show 143.I read about this on Leesa Barnes' blog how Terry Fallis won 10,000. He …

Podcamp Ohio Relections and Membership Sites

July 1st, 2008


I went to Podcamp Ohio. It was great. WE RAN OUT OF ROOM. My hat is off to Angelo and everyone involved with organizing the event. It was so smooth, …

Listening To Podcast Still Growing

June 16th, 2008


Today I've got a BAD cold, and my throat is killing me. I share some stats from the latest report on Podcast consumers.

Podcast Listening is up 5 % …

Using Google Analytics to Obtain Wordpress Stats

June 9th, 2008


This show originates at

PODCAST CRASHINGIf you are using a live podcast system like you need to be prepared …

My Podcast Downloads up 98%

June 1st, 2008


This show originates at

Today I look at my stats from the first episode of 2007 vs the first episode of 2008. To make …

Add to Any Promotional Plugin

May 23rd, 2008


Today I give thanks for all who have paid for my freedom, and we get some emails from folks like 

Emails from


Time Shifted Interviews

May 19th, 2008


Are you just getting started? Are you ready to launch a successful podcast? Check out our new Quick Start Package at

Free Wordpress Tips

May 12th, 2008

Today’s episode comes from our weekly meetings that we have at the School of Podcasting. The question is what is the difference between a post and a …

Wordpress 2.5 Bugs

May 4th, 2008


This show (download show) was originally recorded last week 4/25. In the hussle and bustle, I never published it. You can read about my "Passing out" …

Producing Video Podcasts Authors

April 21st, 2008


Today we talk with Richard Harrington and Mark Weiser authors of the book Producing Video Podcasts: A Guide for Media Professionals.

If you are a audio podcaster looking to get into video, it can help those looking to …

Scott Sigler and Podcasting For Authors

April 14th, 2008


Today we talk with Scott Sigler who was the first person to have a Podcast only novel. People became addicted to it as the only way to get it was through his podcast. Later he published this book (Earthcore) and a …

Too Old to Podcast? POPPYCOCK!

April 7th, 2008


Today I talk about some of my reflections from speaking at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. I also play a promo for 

TOO OLD TO PODCAST?There is no age limit on Podcasting. I know of an 8 …

Do As I Say...NOT As I Do

March 31st, 2008


Today I explain why you had an episode show up a few days early. I also explain that I'm not going to be speaker at the Expo in Las Vegas (but will be going to Podcamp Ohio ).

I also talk about post …

Podcast Secrets 2008 - Six Figure Incomes with Podcasting

March 24th, 2008


Today my friend Paul Colligan from Podcast Secrets is on the show. Paul is a full time podcast consultant and Internet Marketing guru. While we are …

USB and Audacity Reviews

March 17th, 2008


Show #129 originating from

Today we get the answers from last week's poll about USB interfaces and using Audacity.

Thanks …

Do You Have an "Audacity WuFooed Me" Story?

March 10th, 2008


In a recent "Roundtable" at the School of Podcasting where members from the School of Podcasting get together and share tips and insights into all …

Sponsorship Vs Premium Content

February 25th, 2008


This show originates at

If you want to have a sponsor for your show, you need to be a SALES PERSON. New to sales? Check …

Wizzard Media - Technnology for Podcasters

February 18th, 2008


This show originates from

The NEW School of Podcasting site (created with ) is now live.

Today we …

But Wait There's MORE!

February 12th, 2008


Show #124 originating from

Today's show is has a fair amount of news. It does make the show come off like a …

Is Podcast Promo Swapping Dead?

February 4th, 2008


Show #123 Originating at

Today we talk about Promo Swapping. Is it dead? Is it useful? We also talk about …

Evo Terra Author of Expert Podcasting Practices

January 28th, 2008


#122 This podcast originates at

Today we have an interview with Evo Terra who is the Author of Expert …

Battling Fan Noise in Your Podcast Studio

January 20th, 2008


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Today I explain how I received my second microphone arm (the one that cost $39 on ebay and it …

Cyber Clutter and Relaunched

January 7th, 2008


Show #119 originating from

Today I talk about how having a clean website at lead to me getting a new …

You Should Not Be Podcasting

December 31st, 2007


Episode #118

Today I talk about some of the lovely podcasts I've run across that I feel are awful. It seems people are falling into certain areas:

Common Confusion Cleared

December 24th, 2007


Today I talk about some of the items I see that confuse new podcasters.

1. The Podcast and Episode Delemna. There is a "Podcast" name (Think "Friends"), and there is an "Episode" name (think "Monica and Chandler's …

Wordpress Tool - Customized Wordpress Themes

December 17th, 2007


Podcast #116 of the School of Podcasting Morning Announcements originating from

Today I talk about a tool that will take …

More Traffic = More Listeners

December 2nd, 2007


Get 25% off your membership fee using the coupon code santa now through December 25, 2007.

Today I show how you can find out who is linking to your competitors using google. Then you can see if these same people might …

Frequently Asked Podcasting Questions

November 25th, 2007


Thanks to Becky of for putting together another great piece of Album Art for my latest Podcast "Logical Weight Loss Podcast."

Dealing with Negative Comments - Spam Free Phpbb

November 19th, 2007


In this episode I have input from a listener on how to stop robots ("bots" ) from spamming your phpbb forum for your listeners.

We also have an open in invite from George of the for anyone looing for …

Coaxing Advertisers To Your Podcast

November 11th, 2007


Today in show #112 I provide some insights into getting sponsors that I have found on my own.

1. Find an advertiser that fits your niche. In my case I found two products that I like and I use. There is no "stretch." …

Podcasting for Profit Author Leesa Barnes

November 4th, 2007


OK, today I'm a little loopy. I spent the night in the emergency room (with ym girlfriend -she's fine), and in today's interview with Lessa Barnes I'm loopy as it was the end of Day 3 of the New Media Expo (and we were …

110 Selling Your Back Catalogue - History According to Bob

October 29th, 2007


BIG NEWS School of Podcasting Subscribers will now get a month in the's Blogger and Podcaster guide (a $49 savings) for FREE. If you …

109 Finding Time to Podcast

October 22nd, 2007


Are you arguing with your significant other about your podcasting habbits? Ever wonder how Dave has 8 podcasts? Is it true that he just has no life? …

108 Benefiting From Podcamps and Expos

October 15th, 2007


Today I talk with Fred Castenada of and about the differences between Podcamp and The New …

107 Expo Reflections

October 7th, 2007


I give me insights into the expo. We give away the Behringer Podcast Studio Podcasting Package to Arthur Vanderbuilt (congrats and thanks for being a member).

Reflections from the ExpoNicest guy I've never met before …

106 Creating an Elevator Pitch for the Expo

September 23rd, 2007


Are you going to the New Media Expo this week? I am. You can meet me outside ballroom A on Friday at 4:30ish.

Here are some Tips for the Expo1.  Have your business cards with you at all times.2.  Have your elevatory …

105 Producing Your Podcast From Segments with George Hrab

September 17th, 2007


Get 20% off your membership at the School of Podcasting using the coupon code bts when you sign up at

Today we interview …

104 Zoom H2 Reviewed and Back To School Special

September 10th, 2007


It's Back to School of and you can save 20% off your membership at the School of Podcasting (thorugh 10/1) when you use the coupon " bts " (short for …

103 Zoom H4 Reviewed - Your Portable Sound Booth

September 4th, 2007


In today's show I play around a bit with the Zoom H4 recorder. I mention that there are 3 setting for volume. You can adjust many increments in …

102 Reviewing the Behringer USB Podcast Studio

August 26th, 2007


Today I am looking at the Behringer USB Podcast Studio. This retails for $100 and it comes with everything you need to start podcasting (cables, mic, software, etc).

This is geared towards the (in my opinion) single …

101 Recording Phone Calls Without Skype

August 20th, 2007


Today I exposure my mistake using to record Kevin Bromber from so instead of embarrassing myself, (and the fact that Skype broke down), I used my "recount" of the interview with Kevin. We …

100 Reflections on 100 SHows of Podcasting Tips

August 13th, 2007


Today I talk about any regrets I have after doing 100 shows. I have one thing I've changed (as of today). We also get some great feedback on organizing your podcast content. We also get a last 5 in 5.

(11:15) …

99 Organzing Podcast Content

August 6th, 2007


We have a ton of studd on the show today. We give away Sound Pack 3 from Congrats to Paul Clifford of the Tech, No bable Show

You can …

98 A Podcast That Never Expires

July 29th, 2007


The great thing about podcasting is its getting big enough for companies to start building tools for podcasters. Today we look at the Audio Lite …

97 Free Sound Effects and Running the Numbers

July 22nd, 2007


Today I went and looked at some numbers regarding people using phones to listen to the School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements. I use …

96 Understanding Double Enders

July 15th, 2007


Today we talk about what a double ender is, and some tips on recording them. We also talk about the newdirectory I've added at

Also mentioned:

94 One to One Podcasting with Paul Colligan

July 10th, 2007


In the episode we interview Paul Colligan of who has created a new Premium Podcast Solution that you can find at

93 Flipping the Podcast Promotion Switch

July 2nd, 2007


Is there ONE thing that you can do to bring a giant number of listeners? Probably not, but the key values are the same - find out where your listeners hang out and get some information to them. "You need to move to …

92 Affordable Wordpress Hosting

June 25th, 2007


I've started my own hosting company at and have created some packages geared towards podcasters who are looking to host their …

91 When Your Podcast Explodes

June 18th, 2007


Members of the School of Podcasting have another discount to take advantage of from on their Podcaster Toolkit DVD. Members get 15% …

90 Podcast Contest Secrets

June 11th, 2007


Join us as we interview "Ringmaster Greg" from the Dancing With Elephants Podcast ( ) about the contest that involved cross …

89 Never Have an Outdated Podcast Again

June 4th, 2007


I am looking for answers to the question:

I couldn't have done ___ if it was for podcasting.


I sure am glad I started podcasting because _______


88 You Don't Need a "DJ" Voice To Podcast

May 28th, 2007


Today we talk about using a "Radio Voice" to be a podcaster. I talk about Dr Dave from who was worried that he didn't have a "DJ" voice. He's doing fine, and remember that many people do NOT want …

87 Pacing Yourself as a Podcaster

May 20th, 2007


I talk about pacing yourself (your conent) when you hit the jackpot. We also talk about bulletin boards (forums), and how to fight spam. Wew also …

86 Podcast Flyer Tips and Revisting Your Episode Name

May 14th, 2007


Today I talk about some experiments I've done promoting my podcast. I also talk about some of the results I've done by finding a tool thats fits your …

85 Never Lose Your Voicemail Number

May 7th, 2007


Did you know that if you don't use your phone number in 30 days it will go away? Well here is a way to never worry about losing your …

84 Getting More Podcast Subscribers

April 29th, 2007


In this podcast we throw out some podcast promotion tips, why "hard sell" podcasts are stupid, and some new free services for podcasters.


1:30 Feedback from Taylor Marek about a promtion that was being run by …

83 Chalk Up Another Podcast Promotion Idea

April 23rd, 2007


Dave gets some listener feedback from Chris at and Paul from

I was reading a book about marketing a musical …

82 Creating Same Page Podcasting

April 9th, 2007


People have asked me "Should I write down what to say on a podcast?" When they ask this they mean every word. This is NOT the way to go. I talk about …

81 Icing on the Cake - Presentation Tips

April 2nd, 2007


NEW SPONSOR: The power of online meetings without the monthly fees.

Today I'm talking about some tips for presentation, as well we …

80 Changing Your Feed in ITunes

March 26th, 2007


In this episode I talk about a couple of nightmares I've run across including:

My RSS feed in iTunes somehow got changed to http://s (podpress maybe? I'm not sure...). I had to change my RSS feed in iTunes

To change …

79 Podcast Secrets with Paul Colligan

March 19th, 2007


Dave talks with Paul Colligan of about the upper level class starting MARCH 20th! about monetizing your podcast.  Here are some …

78 Three Sides to Every Podcast

March 12th, 2007


WARNING - This show contains clips of Keith and the Girl (and are NOT worksafe).

Dave continues his talk that was started by people passing information about that was false. This week will be the final word …

77 Why do YOU hate Podshow?

March 5th, 2007


I change format today because I have a serious point to make. If we are the NEW MEDIA, we have the RESPONSIBILITY to RECOGNIZE that the Microphone has POWER. Here are some key points from my rant.

BIG MEDIA wants us to …

76 Free Podcast Promotion Tools

February 26th, 2007


Dave follows up on last week's show with some tips from Don Lewis of and Sallie from as we try …

75 Skype Vs Inline Patch by JK Audio

February 19th, 2007


Dave talks about the $270 he spent on an Inline Patch from JK Audio a few years ago has not produced better results than the $25 a year he pays for …

74 More Podcasting Mistakes

February 13th, 2007


Dave continues on with a few other mistakes that Podcasters may be making:

1. SHOW ME THE MONEY- The person who doesn't even have a podcast topic, but knows he can sell it. Get your audience first, then monetize it. …

73 Common Podcast Mistakes

February 7th, 2007


Dave talks about some common podcasting mistakes these include:

Making your first impression by apologizing for not putting out a show. Remember …

72 Understanding RSS and XML

January 29th, 2007


In this podcast I answer one of the most frequently asked quesitons. "What is RSS, and why do I get jibberish when I click this orange thing?"

Dave also assigns some "homework."

LAST 5 IN 5 From John of The M Show (

71 Repeat Exposure For a Dime

January 22nd, 2007


Dave went back to colllege this week (but is still completely available to help new podcasters). He had a very difficult time getting bookmarks for …

70 How to Record A Skype Call

January 15th, 2007


Dave talks about cross promotion, different samplg rates, and how he records a skype call.

Special thanks to Jeff Lamb of for the awesome promo and testimonial.

SponsorOnline Meetings Made Easy with

69 Cross Promoting Your Podcast

January 8th, 2007


Dave talks about how easy it is (and free) to cross promote your podcast. This is helped by networking with other podcasters who have similar podcasts. I play a quick promo I did for the Daily Source Code, I then turned …

68 Using Libsyn and Podpress

January 2nd, 2007


Dave gets some more feedback on shaping your image with a podcast (as some feel is not the right image for Dave), and he answers a question about using podpress ( ) with

67: Did You Really Say That? - Storytelling Podcasts

December 26th, 2006


In this episode Dave talks about the potential pitfalls of a diary - storytelling podcast. He started a new podcast Building a Better Dave. Keep in mind that EVERYONE can hear your podcast. You also never know when …

66 Common Validation Errors

December 19th, 2006


Dave talks about common mistakes that you can make that willcause errors inyour RSS feed.

SponsorOnline Meetings Made Easy with Try it Free for 45 days use Promo Code Podcast

This was inspired by the …

65 The Results are In! - Promotional Postcard Tool

December 11th, 2006


Dave provides the results from last week's poll, a promtional Post Card Tool along with a podcasting idea.

The One Minute How To PodcastA quick, fun …

64 Surveying Your Listeners For Free - And Podcasting Report

December 4th, 2006


Dave talks about a new Podcasting Report mentions how you can find out information fromyour audience using TAKE THE SURVEY (10 quick …

63 Podcaster Toolkit

November 28th, 2006


In this episode Dave talks about a new service that allows you to use Paypal and raise money towards a goal (might be great around expo time when you're raising money for plane tickets). The service is

62 Pre Interview Tactics

November 21st, 2006


Dave talks about how to conduct a PRE interview, we get a last 5 in 5 from Larry of and Dave also points out that Google has a …

61 Libsyn Pro Explained

November 14th, 2006


Dave explains his abscence last week, comments on some comments, and we get a "last 5 in 5" from Corey of the Twisted Pickle.

If you are looking for …

60 The Cons of Post Dating Podcasts - Library Podcast Promotion

October 30th, 2006


Dave talks about finding your target listener at the library and leaving them a path back to your podcast. We also get a "last 5 in 5" from Sallie at  




 Online Meetings Made …

59 Podcasting Around the Holidays Without Missing a Beat

October 24th, 2006


The holidays can be such a rush. Shopping, school events, travel, etc make the "Tour of Christmas 06" something that can make you tired jsut thinking …

58: International Podcasting Expo - Attend in Your Jammies

October 16th, 2006


Dave talks about all the cool stuff they've added to the International Podcasting Expo including a life time liscense to Pamela (Skype Plugin).

57: Reviewing the Levelator Software

October 9th, 2006


Dave reviews the new Free software "The Levelator" software (free for both PC and Mac). He uses a quick snippet from the Entrepreneurs Journey at I heard Yaro saying he was happy …

56: Expo Toy Roundup Part I

October 3rd, 2006


Dave crawls back to the microphone after a fun week in California. Some folks I mentioned Jason Van Orden ( ) …

55: Never Podcast on 4 Hours Sleep

September 25th, 2006


Dave talks the upcoming expo in Ontario California and why should be ready to take advantage of the opportunity. It's humour cast as Dave is really, …

54: Hey! Let's Start ANOTHER Podcast! - THINK FIRST

September 18th, 2006


Dave has been track EXCATLY how long it takes to make a podcast. This includes:

Researching storiesOrganzing show notes for recordingRecorind the PodcastEditing mp3 tagsUploading the mp3Creating the Show notes

It turns …

53: Cross Promotion For Music Podcasts

September 11th, 2006


Dave reminds people about Podshow Music Rewind. It's very easy to cross promote your pdocast in front of other music lovers. Check out their submission form RIGHT HERE

Last 5 In 5 from Alan Lew of Travelography (

52 Priming the Listener Pump

September 4th, 2006


Dave talks about supporting listeners comments from a Customer Service stand point. He also points out a hidden trick that "regular" radio uses to …

51: This Headset Sounds Like Ass

August 28th, 2006


Dave is using an Altec Lansing AHS302i Headset Microphone and is not really impressed.

We also talk about the proper sequence of recording a "post production" show and why.


LAST 5 in 5 Courtest of Chris Christensen of …

50 Enhancing Your Content with Music and Sound Effects

August 20th, 2006


Used appropriately, music and sound effects can really enhance your CONTENT.

Dave shares his feelings as he has quit listening to some podcasts as they play "whacky" sound effects over and over (and they don't even tie …

49: New Podsafe Music Resource, Marantz MD 600 Review

August 14th, 2006


Dave talks about a new podsafe music resource. It's takes a CD from manufacturing all the way through distribution and its embracing podcasting. (look for the Podcaster sign up in the lower left …

48: It's Summer Let's Go Toobin'

August 7th, 2006


Dave interviews Charter Harkins one of the creators of of a cool tool for Podcasters to boost communication, increase search engine …

47: Quickly Making Audio Comments Podcast Ready

July 31st, 2006


I walk the listener through adjusting a voicemail comment from a scratchy, noisey sound bite to a smoother sounding clip ready to use. Dave explains some features that are in Sony Sound Forge (Free shipping at Same Day …

46 My Feed Was Hijacked - Interactive Podcasts

July 24th, 2006


Dave explains that after going on someone's show, THEIR podcast was inserted into his Musicians Cooler feed. They re-wrote (hijacked) his RSS file. …

45: Dave Goes Dingy - Podcast Promotion Ideas

July 17th, 2006


Dave has some fun playing with Jason Robertshaw of and trys to find a new opening.

Dave discusses an idea that came about in …

44: Interview CEO of Voiceindigo John Mayerhofer

July 10th, 2006


Dave interviews  John Mayerhofer the CEO of a service that will help deliver your podcast to phones.

Dave mentions a new segment "5 in 5" inspired by Joe of This is where you …

43: Podcast Awards - Is Your RSS Validated? SURPRISE!

July 6th, 2006


Dave gets notified about the Podcaster Awards and in checking eligibility discovers his RSS feed is NOT 100% valid. As the deadline is 7/15 you may want to get cracking on validating your feed, and alerting your …

42: Tricks of the Podcasting Masters: Rob Walch Interview

July 2nd, 2006


Dave interviews Rob of about the Book that he co-authored with Murr Lafferty ( ) and other podcasts). Rob …

41 The Art of the Interview - Martin Perlich Interview

June 25th, 2006


Dave interviews Martin Perlich a 40+ year veteran of many forms of media. He is the author of the book "The Art of the Interview - a step by step …

40: Is Content Really King? Allen Stewart Part II

June 19th, 2006


In part 2 of my interview with Allen Stewart of Allen talks about his Podcasting has boosted his business, and the question "How can I make money from a podcast?" man not mean "advertising …

39: Marketing 101 With Allen Stewart of the Marketer's Podcast

June 12th, 2006


Get your own domain name for $6.95 at by using the coupon code " cooler3 "

This is part one of my interview with Allen Stewart of the …

38 Can Podcasters Make Money with Affiliate Links? Audio Technica 2020 Review

June 5th, 2006


A slightly longer than usual show as Dave packs in an an interview with Heather Vale as well as shows off some different microphones

Microphone Review:I really like the sound of the Audio Technica 2020. It's very clear, …

37 Avoiding Cease and Desist with Rich Palmer

May 28th, 2006


Dave asks the question, "What are you using to stay organized?" as he had accidentally missplaced his interview with Rich Palmer of the show is 19 minutes long (a little long, but an interesting …

36 Audio Technica 20/20 - and The iRiver T30 Fooled Me

May 20th, 2006


Thanks to everyone who commmented about the last show. Well I found out the hard way that the T30 DOES NOT allows you to plug in a microphone to the LINE IN. The line is for plugging in a CD player (or any other line …

35 iRiver T30 Vs 899 Comparison

May 15th, 2006


Dave talks about his old iRiver 899 and his new iRiver T30 he also talks about Mobile Entertainment magazine, and the mystery of and …

34 Saving 60 Bucks a Year with Podcaster News Network

May 8th, 2006


Dave answers some listener about the Podcaster News Network a (He does a podcast called Sloppy Seconds making fun of the Music Buisiness on that site).

He also mentioned Kiptronic for a way to exhcnage promos (which is …

33 Understanding Feedburner Stats, and Other Great Promotional Tools

May 1st, 2006


Dave interviews John Zeratsky of and John explains the recent stats upgrade, some of the great tools (like pingshot), and the new …

32 iPodcomments and Expo Reflections

April 24th, 2006


Length 20 Minutes (I'm SORRY!)

Live shows are fun (starting with Dave calling this show #31 when its 32).

Dave shares some comments from the audience about their iPod, and shares his insights into the Expo this weekend. …

31: Contest Tips - Win a Free Subscription - See You at the Expo

April 21st, 2006


Length 15 Minutes

Dave talks about some tips he has discovered in doing contests (like people may not even hear your show for DAYS after you announce your contest).

 Sign up today to attend the Expo ($11)

Check out the

30 Should I buy an iPod? - Getting Along in the Community

April 19th, 2006


In this 19 Minute show Dave talks the pros and cons of buying an ipod (as he bought one). He compares his 60G iPod to his Rio Carbon, and iRiver 899. You can check out Dave's iPod model HERE (amazon)

iPod Pros:Lots of …

29 Quick Updates - New Podcasting Magazines

April 10th, 2006


Heloo everyone.This show is quick as I was taking care of my family this week (My brother and sister in law were in an accident - they're fine, but were out of commission most of the weekend).

Podcast User Magazine …

28 Interview with Dan Kuykendall of PodPress

April 3rd, 2006


This show features an interview with the maker of PodPress a really powerful (and easy to install) plugin for Wordpress.

Check out this free video …

27 Live Vs Post Production Sam Wealer (formerly PhpFM)

March 28th, 2006


Interview with Sam Wealer from
where we talk about Triyofeed

Kick off from
Jeff at

Email from


Other Sites Mentioned

26 Promote Your Podcast with Feedblitz

March 20th, 2006

Length 24 Minutes

Today's Podcasting tip includes some insights into those who thnk they can't podcast becuase they don't have a DJ Voice. RUBISH

We …

24 Recording Tips From a Sound Engineer

March 6th, 2006

We interview Bruce Williams from The "Sine Language" and "Building the Pod" podcasts (just to name a few) takes to talk about recording techniques and his new Mastering Service for podcasters

Check out his shows at

23: Podcastertoolbar and Podcast Pickle Update

February 27th, 2006

Length 22 MinutesAdd me To your favorites at the Podcast Pickle Podcast Pickle Community

Dave introduces a new resource for Podcasters at

22: Building Your Audience With Interviews

February 20th, 2006

In this podcast I talk about the benefits of bringing guests on to your show. I also talk about the pros and cons, and throw in a "accepting compliments" lesson as well.

Sites Mentioned: My Interview on the Contingency …

21: Poo Poo on Podcasting? 2006 is Still Kicking Ass

February 14th, 2006


Length 9:30

Sites Mentioned:

Before you say, "Podcasting is losing its steam, you better check your facts."

20: Making an Attention Grabbing Podcast Promo

February 6th, 2006

Length 17 Minutes

We look at some advertising theory and how it applies to a podcast promo. Do you have a promo? Have you made any of the common mistakes? Are you going to make a promo? Here are some tips to keep in …

19 Beware of Pod Oil Salesmen - You Can Make Money With Podcasting!

January 30th, 2006

Length 13 MinutesDave gives you tips on purchasing Podcasting products. There are big time Internet gurus (who do not have a podcast) who are marketing products about being a podcaster. They tell you how to make money …

17: Kiptronic and Libsyn Sitting in a Tree

January 24th, 2006

What do you get when you combine the power of Libsyn with the flexability of an automated promo exchange/advertising system from Kiptronic? You get a duo better then peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, and the …

16: Developing Relationships to Promote Your Podcast

January 17th, 2006

Length 9:10 Dave discusses the basics of approaching someone to partner and help promote your podcast.

Sites MentionedMy New MY SPACE Page

15: (Podcast) Survey Says! Podcast and Listener Survey Results

January 6th, 2006

In this issue Dave reveals some of the answers from the Podcaster and Listener Survey

Take Podcaster Survey

Take Listener Survey

14: What Makes a Good Podcast

December 27th, 2005

Length 10 Minutes People ask all the time, Is this a good podcast? this is defined by the listener.

Sites Mentioned The Marketer's Podcast (I heard a n interview with Lorrie Morgan FerraroNationwide CD (inexpensive …

13: PODSHOW is NOT the Devil

December 19th, 2005

Length 12 Minutes Show notes at Get 50% off your first month with coupon of "santa"

Sites Mentioned

12: Music in Podcasts - P.W. Fenton Insights

December 12th, 2005

Length: 20 Minutes Opening by Sean Rogers of the Business Intelligence Network

Digital Flotsam can be found at

Random Link

Adobe Audition at Amazon or for more …

11: You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise

December 5th, 2005

In this issue we talk about netowrking with other podcasters. Today we chat with the head of and the producer of The Commoner's View of the World . He talks about the advantages of joining a …

10: Podcast Promototion: Is Your Cart Before the Horse?

November 28th, 2005

Length: 16 Minutes

Topics Book Review "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Podcasting"

Switchpod Interview (web hosting company)

Podcast Promotion: Do …

8: Feedburner Booth Interview

November 18th, 2005

Intro by Rich Palmer

Interview with John Zeratsky live from the floor of the Podcasting Expo. I attempt to clean the the background up with sound soap from Also mentioned

7: Podcasting Will Change the World

November 15th, 2005

Length: 15 Minutes

Dave talks about some reflections of some of the more frequently asked questions that he heard at the Podcast Expo.

Intro: Other Sites Mentioned: Digital Flotsam Podcast 411


November 9th, 2005

Length 7 MinutesDave discusses a different point of view on the RIAA becoming more nervous about Podcasting. Resouces

Blue …

5 Free MP3 Tool - Focus on Recording

November 8th, 2005

Length: 6:30 The official podcast of the School of Podcasting

In this issue we deliver some tips on how you can make your your podcast is "Skip …

4: Recording Techniques - Mixcraft Insights

October 31st, 2005

This podcast explains the pros and cons of using multitrack software such as Misxcraft to record a podcast.

There is a 13 minute video available at …

3: How Strong Is Your Bladder (Stupid Human Trick)

October 24th, 2005


Tip: "Broadcast Using Your Morning Voice"

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Crank City Music

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2: Make Your Podcast a "MUST HEAR"

October 19th, 2005


Look at your podcast from the listener's point of view. "r=Reverse Marketing." We also talk about FAB. Sites Mentioned

Podcasting Kits are now available as well.

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1: First Podcasts Always Stink

October 12th, 2005


This is our first Podcast, and Dave explains a little about what to expect from the Official Podcast of the School of Podcasting the "Morning …

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