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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.

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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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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