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A Podcasting Blog from Podcasting Tools - Daily Podcasting News and Information for Podcasters and Listeners.

Daily Podcasting Blog and news related to podcasting, RSS, podcast news and aggregation. Information related to podcasts are added on a daily business and cover the gamut, from new podcast product announcements, podcast directories, marketing for podcasters and much, much more.

03/09/2015 How to Conduct a Podcast Interview
This primer explains how to conduct an effective podcast interview.

How to Conduct a Podcast Interview
03/06/2015 Six Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Podcast
The number of active mobile devices now exceeds the number of people living on Earth. Technology has become truly ubiquitous -- which is great news if you are an entrepreneur trying to raise your awareness and get your message out to the world.

One of the best ways to tap that opportunity is through podcasting -- delivering your insights and call to action via Internet-based broadcasts. Podcasting lets you expand your reach like never before. Traditional channels like TV or radio simply can not compete.

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03/04/2015 5 Reasons Your Business Needs to be Podcasting
Podcast subscriptions on iTunes surpassed 1 billion last year. Clearly, people are tuning in. RawVoice, which tracks 20,000 shows, said the number of unique monthly podcast listeners has tripled to 75 million from 25 million five years ago.

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03/02/2015 Podcasts are Booming, but Google could Make them much Bigger
Google could be on par with Apple were it to follow Apples lead and create a native podcast app for Android users, Diehn added. And that would equate to surge of potential new listeners — with 98.5 million users in the U.S., Android commands 51.7 of the smartphone software market, according to market research firm eMarketer. Apple is No. 2 with 43.3 percent.

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02/26/2015 Internet birthed the radio star: Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area
Despite slow audience and revenue growth, a handful of newspapers are optimistic about the future of Internet radio.

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02/24/2015 Pros and Cons of Podcasting
The explosive popularity of the podcast was surprising to non-podcast listeners, but it should not have been. Edison Researchs Fall 2014 Share of Ear study shows that podcastings popularity continues to surge. Edisons study found that total share of ear of podcasting, amongst all Americans, increased by 18 percent in six months.

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02/23/2015 What is the Right Age of Cell Phone?
It is generally accepted that most young people own and use cell phones, but how young is too young? Unfortunately, there is no magic number or formula that resolves the question of when your child should be given a cell phone.

What is the Right Age for a Cell Phone
02/20/2015 Podcasting Trajectory
Podcasting is on a growth trajectory  and should be one of things you want to learn more about this year.

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02/19/2015 Six Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Podcast
The number of active mobile devices now exceeds the number of people living on Earth. Technology has become truly ubiquitous -- which is great news if you are an entrepreneur trying to raise your awareness and get your message out to the world.

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02/17/2015 Should your Podcast have a Transcript?
An article on the Moz blog underscores my thoughts regarding SEO: Podcasts embedded into webpages are not good content in the eyes of a search engine because they are not crawlable! Search engines, at the moment, can not understand audio, video, or images, which makes posts centered around these media assets more difficult to rank.

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02/16/2015 5 Ways to Make Your Listeners Love Your Podcast
Does your audience love your podcast? Do they love you? Here’s how to earn the love of your podcast listeners to grow your podcast.

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02/06/2015 Make Your Podcast Stand Out
Podcasts are relatively inexpensive to create, as a result, and the quality in published podcasts is extremely diverse. Corporate podcasts can be very polished audio productions while hobbyist experimenting with podcasts may have dogs barking and children's screaming in the background.

After all it is the content that matters right?

Make Your Podcast Stand Out
02/05/2015 Podcasting is Back
I know podcasting is experiencing a resurgence because the Internet says so. The number of blog posts and online articles proclaiming an explosion in the popularity or quality or financial success of podcasts since the fall of 2014 has been really astonishing. Here is what you need to know about the podcasting resurgence.

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02/04/2015 Podcast Blaster
Podcasting Directory - Podcaster Blaster.
02/03/2015 Podcasting Basics
Harness the power of audio, and dive into a large and deep market by starting your very own podcast. Yes, that is right… A podcast. Despite being Oh, so 2005, according to Time, it is one of the best avenues for growing your audience, building strong customer relationships, and positioning your company.

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01/30/2015 Nominations for Podcasting Awards
Nominations for Podcasting Awards.
01/28/2015 Uses of Podcasting
Technical Podcasts – Learn On The Go

If, like me, you have a relatively long commute into work [30 minutes or more], there are many excellent ways that you can utilize this time.

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01/26/2015 Lessons Learned After 80 Interviews
Here are the most important things I learned. I can’t specify which person I learned what from. It hurts my head when I think about it because many of the 80 said the exact same thing about how they ended up where they were.

Here is some of what they said:

A) A life is measured in decades.

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02/09/2015 Measure Podcasting ROI
How to Generate Revenue From Your Podcast

Most of the methods for generating revenue from a podcast are actually quite straight-forward.

1. Advertising
2. Consulting
3. Affiliate Marketing
4. Direct Sales
5. Speaking

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02/06/2015 Opportunities in Podcasting
With interest in podcasting at an unprecedented high, the medium needs to hang onto that momentum in 2015. That means new listeners attracted by Serial–or attracted by all the hype–need to find other shows to tide them over until season two comes out, and they need to be able to find and listen to those podcasts without enduring too much hassle.

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02/04/2015 4 Reasons Why Podcasting is a Cross-Channel Content Powerhouse
Podcasting Goes Deep
For content creators and all who create podcasts, podcasting is a barrier-less medium with no bottom. You can learn about virtually anything and anyone on podcasts because they have no format. You want to do a one hour podcast on how butterflies mate, go for it. There is an audience for just about every subject. And one thing proven in marketing today is the deeper you go on a subject, the more value you create for your audience. This value turns into trust and ultimately sales.

The key? Storytelling. Podcasting is a format where stories can be told. With no limitations on your language or intellect, it brings the campfire to anywhere in the world.

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02/02/2015 20 of the Best Podcasts for 2015
The DIY radio of the Internet is now a bona fide medium, heard by an estimated 39 million Americans a month.

To celebrate the format’s true coming of age—it is indeed golden— our very own obsessive pod people are telling you what you must hear in the new year.

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01/30/2015 Serial Podcast Tipping Point
Cultural critics have declared that the podcast has come into its own this fall.

The explosive popularity of Serial, the public-radio spinoff podcast that recently dissected a single 1999 murder case over a 12-week period, is reportedly leading millions of Americans to check out other types of podcasts in huge numbers.

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01/28/2015 Podcast Downloads, Listens, and Listeners
What do the number of podcast downloads, listens and listeners really mean? Which statistics can you really believe? And what do they mean?

As he points out, the number of people downloading an episode can be very different from the total number of downloaded episodes. One person, who we will call a downloader might download many different episodes. As he notes, people might have different devices or podcast apps that all pull down episodes.

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01/26/2015 This Is Why 2015 Could Be The Year Of The Podcast
Podcasts are not new: they’ve been around for well over a decade now. In 2006, the addition of podcasts to iTunes proved to be the tipping point that led to an explosion of new podcasts and the introduction of millions of new listeners. Today, iTunes houses over 250,000 podcasts.

Podcasts are reaching more and more people. According to Edison Research, about 39 million Americans, or 15 percent of the over-12 population, listened to a podcast last month, up from 12 percent in 2013 and 9 percent in 2008.

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01/23/2015 What Podcasters Overcame in 2014
Inspiring podcasters share what it really means to keep podcasting.

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01/22/2015 Are Podcasters Pinners?
Podcasting is is not a visual medium so is it a good fit for Pinterest? Logic would tell you no. But a podcaster can use their Pinterest page to help gain exposure and send traffic back to their podcast landing page.

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01/20/2015 Podcaster Lessons Learned
Below is some of the best advice that you will get about podcasting, from those that are in the trenches.

It is the kind of real advice that is far more valuable than any podcast course you could buy.

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01/19/2015 Podcasts and Copyrights
Podcasting has a very low barrier to entry; all you need is audio recording software and a means of creating an RSS feed, be it through software or manual work. As a result, just about anyone can podcast, and the quality of podcasts is therefore highly variable; there are professional podcasts that rival professional broadcasts in quality, and there are amateur podcasts that can't even be heard clearly.

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01/16/2015 2014 a Year In Podcasting
Even though podcasting was poised to become more mainstream on Jan. 1 , even I could not have predicted the breakout year the medium enjoyed in 2014.

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01/14/2015 How to Start a Viral Podcast
One of the first things you should do is plan out your podcast and figure out what you want to talk about, here are some ideas you can follow.

Write an Overview of your Topic or Hobby – A couple of Sentences that give your Podcast a general description
Think about your podcast in the eyes of your Subscribers

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01/13/2015 Ten Years of Podcasting: Fighting Human Nature
When I compare podcasting to blogging, I think about how blogging started blossoming online around 1999, tools sprang up soon after, and from about 2001–2004 I would say it exploded and hit the mainstream in a big way. Blogging and Podcasting both began with early authors being technologists but both eventually saw more mainstream and famous authors join their ranks. Blogging took off in just a couple years, but why did it take Podcasting ten years before the mainstream noticed its existence?

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01/12/2015 13 Value-Packed Marketing Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
The average commute time in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes. What if you could get one actionable takeaway from your favorite podcast in that 25 minutes? What would that be worth to you?

Here are 13 fantastic marketing podcasts to get you started on taking your business to the next level:

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01/09/2015 Joyride Believes its new Crowdfunding Platform will Make Podcasting Profitable
Thanks to Serial, podcasts are gaining some much-deserved, renewed attention from listeners. Of course the two biggest setbacks to the medium have always been that podcasts are not as easy to find as FM radio stations, and they’re even harder to turn into a business.

However, San Francisco-based Joyride thinks it has solved this problem with a new podcasting platform. Initially launched as a voice-activated service that made navigating through mobile apps in your car easier, Joyride has pivoted to focus specifically on the business of podcasts. The current iteration of Joyride provides consumers with a quick way to search over 100,000 different podcast shows in a variety of categories. And on top of that, Joyride actually wants to entice podcast listeners to donate a monthly fee to their favorite programs.

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01/08/2015 7 Ways to Make Money From Podcasting
1. Acquire knowledge from successful podcasters

2. Reviews will lift your podcasting business to higher levels

3. Once you can help yourself in podcasting, give away a few and charge for the rest

4. Build your own radio station network of programming and sell advertising against it

5. Your webcast and an application goes together. Sell the application!

6. Sponsorship Income

7. New Subscribers
Ask listeners to become new subscribers at the end of your podcast.

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01/07/2015 Podcasting Goes Deep
For content creators and all who create podcasts, podcasting is a barrier-less medium with no bottom. You can learn about virtually anything and anyone on podcasts because they have no format. You want to do a one hour podcast on how butterflies mate, go for it. There is an audience for just about every subject. And one thing proven in marketing today is the deeper you go on a subject, the more value you create for your audience. This value turns into trust and ultimately sales.

The key? Storytelling. Podcasting is a format where stories can be told. With no limitations on your language or intellect, it brings the campfire to anywhere in the world.

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01/06/2015 4 Tips for Starting a Podcast For Your Brand
With the success of Serial and other podcasts, your brand or agency may be considering getting into the podcasting game. Podcasting is a great marketing tactic and has a relatively low barrier to entry. However, making a great podcast is not as easy as it sounds. If you want to create a successful podcast, try to keep in mind these tips:

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01/05/2015 Reflections on a Year in Podcasting
Figuring out guests is a big job.
I have a giant list of potential guests and I mull over this list with some frequency, adding names and pairings of guests. Figuring out how to handle people who pitch to be on the show is tricky.

Booking guests is not a big job.
Most people want to tell their story. Once someone says yes, it is just a few back and forth emails and we are all set as long as you are clear about time zones.

Every guest requires several hours of research on my part.
I read everything I can find. If they have ever given an interview, I listen to it. It’s fascinating and time consuming and absolutely necessary.

The show needs to be interesting in the first 30 seconds.
I actually write a script for every single show. It includes my introduction and all the questions and the outro. And I rehearse, because I am a nerd, but it helps. Just like the lead in a news story, the first 30 seconds of podcast have to draw the listener in or you’ve lost them.

Sound quality matters.
I bought a real microphone in the spring. My husband gave me studio headphones for my birthday in August. Still, I struggled with getting the sound just right. It is better now, but not perfect. I wish it was perfect.

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01/02/2015 Podcasting and Excel Spreadsheets
We also learned how to create an excel spreadsheet to assess different items. At first, it was difficult and a bit complicated to use it but with some tips the teacher gave to us, I could control a little bit the use of this program.

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01/01/2015 Podcasts Then and Now
I used to have a more hands-on, personal approach to podcasts where I had download them and burn them to CDs to listen in the car. This was before I had an iPod and years before the iPhone. So the choice of podcasts mattered as I wanted to fill up the CD for my slightly over an hour commute each way. I started to listen to podcasts in the Fall of 2004, so that means it has been just over 10 years of listening to podcasts. With the popularity of Serial, there is a lot of new interest in podcasting and it made me think about the podcasts I listened to then and what I listen to now and how the whole process has changed.

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12/31/2014 The Origins of Podcasting
A time line of the origins of podcasting.

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12/30/2014 Podcasting with a Teleprompter
There are a number of podcasting tools and resources that can help you to produce a great show. When I think of podcasting tools I immediately think of audio cart programs, id3 tag software, skype or google hangouts, Auphonic or The Levelator. There are many other podcasting tools but I did not give a teleprompter much thought until recently.

If you reference blog posts, newspaper articles or excerpts from books in your podcast then you may be interested in using a Teleprompter for your podcast. Of course, a teleprompter is not for everyone. Some podcasters have a natural ability to speak off the cuff. Others need to be more organized and follow detailed show notes.

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12/29/2014 How to Launch a Successful Podcast
Serious content marketers are turning to podcasts as a way to build their audience and differentiate from the crowd.

And with good reason.

Podcasting is virtually the only medium where you can connect with people on the go. And compared to blogging, the odds of winning the online battle for attention is in your favor.

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11/24/2014 Is Podcasting the Most Underutilized Form of Content Marketing?
Podcasting, while not exactly new, is showing a tremendous upwards trend in consumption and production. While the fan base of podcasts is entering the boom-phase, brands are still not flocking to produce audio content as much as visual or text. What are the opportunities for brands with podcasts and how can one get started?

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11/21/2014 EarWolf
In the insular world of podcasting—particularly the even more insular world of comedy podcasting—Earwolf Media looms large. The podcasting network home of Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made?, Professor Blastoff, and many others, and it’s been one of the catalysts and beneficiaries of the podcasting revolution of the past few years. Now parent company Midroll Media is doubling down on the medium: Tuesday, it launches a sister network to Earwolf, this one focusing on pop culture and going by the name Wolfpop.

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11/20/2014 Podcast Primer
It is a well-worn tale that when Apple released its first-generation iPod nearly thirteen years back, it changed the way we listen to music forever.

But the first must-have MP3 player did more than just alter our music consumption habits; its emergence also ushered in the growth of a whole new audio medium, lending its name to – and helping to popularise – the relatively niche audioblogging  movement, which had existed in nascent forms for many years, around a singular standard and platform: the podcast
11/19/2014 How to Brainstorm Future Podcast Topics
Your podcast needs a plan if you hope to reach any success. I often suggest making a list of topics for podcasting, and here are 4 ways to plan your upcoming podcast topics—whether you are already podcasting or just launching your podcast.

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11/17/2014 How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign
Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something.

Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hold a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the first national podcasting conference in the U.S., Podcast Movement.

Within the first 24 hours, Podcast Movement had met its funding goal, and it went on to raise three times its original goal. The first conference was held this past August and the second annual conference is set for next summer.

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11/14/2014 4 Ways a Podcast Can Increase Brand Visibility
Podcasting has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available for businesses in every niche.

Not only does podcasting give you yet another medium to grow your audience, it can also help you gain credibility and authority in your niche, intimately connect with your listeners, and deliver targeted, on-demand content worldwide.

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11/12/2014 How To Launch A Successful Podcast - Fast
Here are Oldfords tips for how to build a successful podcast – fast.

Understand why you are doing it. Building a thriving podcast takes a lot of work, and elements of the process – from logistics to the nuts-and-bolts of production – can be frustrating. That is why it is important to be clear on why you are involved.

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