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Podcast Pontifications

By Evo Terra

Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications what to think about in podcasting. These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Designed for the working podcaster, these short-form episodes get you thinking about the future of podcasting and how you can better prepare yourself -- and your shows -- for the future. The goal is simple: help you develop critical thinking skills needed to make the best future-proofed podcast you can with the tools of today. Plus a few sneak previews of what might be coming tomorrow. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

  1. 1.
    Podcasting On Smart Speakers Isn't Dumb; It's The Future [S3E51]10/22/2020
    10:01
  2. 2.
    Accepting Podcast Listeners' Interest vs Desire Conflict [S3E50]10/21/2020
    9:43
  3. 3.
    Who's In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?10/20/2020
    9:29
  4. 4.
    Why Spotify's Shows With Music Is A Big Deal Beyond Podcasting [S3E48]10/15/2020
    10:00
  5. 5.
    Normalize The Making Of Abnormal Podcasts... Again [S3E47]10/14/2020
    7:45
  6. 6.
    The Minor Role Podcasters Play In Podcasting's Power Dynamics [S3E46]10/13/2020
    10:04
  7. 7.
    Learning To Trust The Podcaster You Are Right Now [S3E45]10/08/2020
    8:53
  8. 8.
    Simply Making The Podcast You Want & Your Audience Needs [S3E44]10/07/2020
    8:50
  1. 9.
    Milking Your Podcast's Popularity For All It’s Worth [S3E43]10/06/2020
    9:56
  2. 10.
    A Simple Trick To Power Through More Podcasts In Less Time [S3E42]10/01/2020
    9:42
  3. 11.
    Tracking Podcast Downloads Is Worthless To Everyone [S3E41]09/30/2020
    9:42
  4. 12.
    Boost Your Podcast Monetization With A Business Manager [S3E40]09/29/2020
    9:29
  5. 13.
    Podcasting A Hot Take Without Coming Off Like A Jerk [S3E39]09/28/2020
    8:28
  6. 14.
    The Benefits To Podcasting When You're Less Critical More Often [S3E38]09/23/2020
    9:27
  7. 15.
    The Healthy Way To Deal With Doubts About Your Podcast [S3E37]09/22/2020
    8:48
  8. 16.
    We The People Are Changing Podcasting For The Better [S3E36]09/21/2020
    9:52
  9. 17.
    Are Podcasters To Blame For Podcasting’s Slow Growth? [S3E35]09/17/2020
    9:56
  10. 18.
    Uncovering The Tension Between Fast & Slow Podcasting Processes [S3E34]09/16/2020
    9:48
  11. 19.
    Podcasting Through Rose-Colored Glasses & Bunny Ears [S3E33]09/15/2020
    8:50
  12. 20.
    That's Not A Podcasting Mistake - It's A Feature! [S3E32]09/10/2020
    9:58
  13. 21.
    The Importance Of The Unimportant Parts Of Podcasting [S3E31]09/09/2020
    9:53
  14. 22.
    Coping Strategies For Podcasters Who Don't Like Change [S3E30]09/08/2020
    9:41
  15. 23.
    Having The Stones To Take A Temporary Break From My Podcast [S3E29 Bonus]08/31/2020
    3:15
  16. 24.
    The Case For Non-Hippie Meditating Over Your Podcast [S3E29]08/27/2020
    9:39
  17. 25.
    Does Your Podcast Need A Tune-Up Or A Tone-Up? [S3E28]08/26/2020
    9:16
  18. 26.
    Your Podcast Doesn't Suck, It Just Needs Un-Stuck [S3E27]08/25/2020
    9:03
  19. 27.
    Sir, This Is Not A Wendy's Podcast... And That's OK [S3E26]08/24/2020
    10:03
  20. 28.
    Do You Have The Time To Monetize Your Podcast? [S3E25]08/19/2020
    9:46
  21. 29.
    Re-Humanize Your Podcast Before It's Too Late [S3E24]08/18/2020
    9:16
  22. 30.
    Podcasting With A Voice That Could Peel Paint [S3E23]08/17/2020
    7:57
  23. 31.
    A Little Thinking On Big Podcast Stats [S3E22]08/13/2020
    9:21
  24. 32.
    Do Androids Dream Of Being On Your Podcast? [S3E21]08/12/2020
    9:05
  25. 33.
    Saying No To Podcasting Jobs & Yes To Podcaster Relationships [S3E20]08/11/2020
    9:24
  26. 34.
    Surviving The Balkanization Of Podcasting [S3E19]08/10/2020
    9:03
  27. 35.
    Podcasting Conversations Worth Fighting Over [S3E18]08/06/2020
    8:49
  28. 36.
    Getting The Podcasting Band Back Together Again [S3E17]08/04/2020
    9:37
  29. 37.
    Correcting Your Authentic Podcasting Voice [S3E16]08/03/2020
    9:19
  30. 38.
    Confronting Your Podcast's Avatar From The Inside [S3E15]07/30/2020
    9:57
  31. 39.
    How Do Podcasters Recapture The Ones That Got Away? [S3E14]07/29/2020
    9:58
  32. 40.
    Are Video Podcasts Back From The Dead? [S3E13]07/28/2020
    9:58
  33. 41.
    Solving Podcasting's Linear Listening Problem [S3E12]07/27/2020
    9:30
  34. 42.
    Fighting Against The Hateful Side Of Podcasting [S3E11]07/22/2020
    9:16
  35. 43.
    Podcasting For Goodness' Sake [S3E10]07/21/2020
    8:50
  36. 44.
    The End of Podcasting's Direct-Relationship Model Is In Sight [S3E9]07/20/2020
    9:03
  37. 45.
    The Inevitable Dismantling Of Podcast Directories [S3E8]07/16/2020
    9:54
  38. 46.
    The Future of Closed Captions May Look Like Podcast Karaoke [S3E7]07/15/2020
    8:57
  39. 47.
    Improving Your Podcast's Acquired Taste [S3E6]07/14/2020
    9:20
  40. 48.
    Is Pandora Stitchering A Sirius Podcasting Strategy? [S3E5]07/13/2020
    9:14
  41. 49.
    It's Time To Address Podcasting's Facebook Problem [S3E4]07/09/2020
    9:46
  42. 50.
    Restructuring Your Podcast To Be Advertising-Friendly [S3E3]07/08/2020
    9:56
  43. 51.
    Is Podcast Listening Too Big Of An Ask? [S3E2]07/07/2020
    9:34
  44. 52.
    How You Can Exploit Podcasting's No-Code Future [S3E1]07/06/2020
    9:20
  45. 53.
    Season Three Starts Now!07/05/2020
    1:12
  46. 54.
    It's The Institutionalized Racism, Stupid. [Episode 311]06/03/2020
    22:47
  47. 55.
    What To Do During Your Podcast's Season Break [Episode 310]05/12/2020
    8:35
  48. 56.
    Eye Can't Hear You: A Podcasting Paradigm Shift [Episode 309]05/11/2020
    9:58
  49. 57.
    Feeling Conflicted About Podcasting Conferences [Episode 308]05/07/2020
    9:40
  50. 58.
    Putting The Simple Back In Podcast RSS Feeds [Episode 307]05/06/2020
    9:44
  51. 59.
    Busting The Myth Of Podcast Exceptionalism [Episode 306]05/05/2020
    9:26
  52. 60.
    Podcast Episode Management For Tomorrow05/04/2020
    9:18
  53. 61.
    Should You Join Or Form A Podcast Network? [Episode 304]04/30/2020
    9:31
  54. 62.
    Today's Podcasting Innovations Will Impact Your Show Tomorrow [Episode 303]04/29/2020
    9:33
  55. 63.
    It’s Curious More Podcasters Aren't More Curious [Episode 302]04/28/2020
    9:55
  56. 64.
    Podcast Success Metrics For Tomorrow [Episode 301]04/27/2020
    9:37
  57. 65.
    European Podcasters Adapt To Life Under Lockdown [Episode 300]04/23/2020
    9:56
  58. 66.
    Lean Into Your Love-Hate Relationship With Your Podcast [Episode 299]04/22/2020
    9:29
  59. 67.
    3 Things To Master Before Promoting Your Podcast [Episode 298]04/21/2020
    9:27
  60. 68.
    Podcasting: Genre-Defining Or Mired In Medium?04/20/2020
    8:46
  61. 69.
    Podcasters Report A Mixed Pandemic Performance [Episode 296]04/16/2020
    9:05
  62. 70.
    Don't Panic And Pivot Your Podcast To Video During The Pandemic [Episode 295]04/15/2020
    8:48
  63. 71.
    Stay Out Of Our Podcasting Lanes, Broadcasters! [Episode 294]04/14/2020
    9:12
  64. 72.
    Podcasting's Present Problems [Episode 293]04/13/2020
    9:07
  65. 73.
    Coping With COVID19 In Podcast Land [Episode 292]04/09/2020
    9:51
  66. 74.
    Podcast SEO is Hard. Is It Worth The Effort? [Episode 291]04/08/2020
    9:48
  67. 75.
    Podcast Episode Planning For Hip-Shooters [Episode 290]04/07/2020
    9:23
  68. 76.
    Busting The Myths of COPE and CORE For Podcasting [Episode 289]04/06/2020
    9:11
  69. 77.
    Podcasters Powering Through The Pandemic [Episode 288]04/02/2020
    9:42
  70. 78.
    Ethical Dilemmas Of Working Podcasters [Episode 287]04/01/2020
    8:55
  71. 79.
    April Is Podcast Experiment Month [Episode 286]03/31/2020
    6:19
  72. 80.
    Podcasting From A Place Of Abundance [Episode 285]03/30/2020
    8:47
  73. 81.
    Pandemic Parley For Podcasters [Episode 284]03/26/2020
    9:08
  74. 82.
    Reaching Beyond The Pod For Human Connection [Episode 283]03/25/2020
    8:01
  75. 83.
    Everything Has Changed. Why Hasn't Your Podcast? [Episode 282]03/24/2020
    9:29
  76. 84.
    Why Podcast Listening Won't Ever Return To Normal [Episode 281]03/23/2020
    9:09
  77. 85.
    Dealing With Decimated Downloads [Episode 280]03/19/2020
    8:46
  78. 86.
    Disassembling Your Podcast Media Stack [Episode 279]03/18/2020
    9:07
  79. 87.
    Make The Most Of Podcast Bonus Episodes [Episode 278]03/17/2020
    9:03
  80. 88.
    Should You Produce An Episode About COVID19 (Or The Next Crisis)? [Episode 276]03/16/2020
    9:18
  81. 89.
    Yes, Indie Podcasters Can Compete... And Win! [Episode 276]03/12/2020
    8:31
  82. 90.
    Your Podcast Is #1. Now What? [Episode 275]03/11/2020
    8:18
  83. 91.
    Growing Your Podcast By Solving Someone's Pain [Episode 274]03/10/2020
    8:12
  84. 92.
    Balancing Skepticism & Support At A Podcast Conference [Episode 273]03/09/2020
    9:22
  85. 93.
    The Primary Politics of Podcasting [Episode 272]03/04/2020
    9:59
  86. 94.
    Knives Out! Podcast Fiction Vs The World [Episode 271]03/03/2020
    9:34
  87. 95.
    Podcasting's Hollowed-Out Middle Class [Episode 270]03/02/2020
    9:12
  88. 96.
    Podcasting Through The COVID-19 Crisis [Episode 269]02/27/2020
    9:16
  89. 97.
    Paywalls, Podcasting, and Prejudice [Episode 268]02/26/2020
    9:26
  90. 98.
    Dealing With The Skeletons In Your Podcasting Closet [Episode 267]02/25/2020
    8:48
  91. 99.
    Mid-Level Podcasters' Biggest Mistake: Complacency [Episode 266]02/24/2020
    8:05
  92. 100.
    Hitting The Limits Of Low-Cost Podcast Hosting [Episode 265]02/20/2020
    9:10
  93. 101.
    Is Selling Ads On Your Podcast Worth A Dime? [Episode 264]02/19/2020
    9:36
  94. 102.
    The Podcast Academy: Podcasting's Usurper or Savior? [Episode 263]02/18/2020
    9:02
  95. 103.
    Your New Podcasting Strategy: Viability-First [Episode 262]02/17/2020
    9:28
  96. 104.
    Podcast Subscriber Tracking Is Pointless [Episode 261]02/11/2020
    8:50
  97. 105.
    Turning SEO for Podcasts On Its Head [Episode 260]02/10/2020
    9:56
  98. 106.
    Podcasting Your Way Through The Coming Recession [Episode 259]01/30/2020
    9:30
  99. 107.
    Harder Podcasting Makes Podcasting Better [Episode 258]01/29/2020
    7:46
  100. 108.
    Planning For Better Podcasting [Episode 257]01/28/2020
    8:47
  101. 109.
    Better Podcasting By Living Up To The Hype [Episode 256]01/27/2020
    9:58
  102. 110.
    No Pain No Gain Podcast Workout [Episode 255]01/23/2020
    9:48
  103. 111.
    It's 2020: Is It Easy To Make A Good Podcast Yet? [Episode 254]01/22/2020
    8:39
  104. 112.
    Pitching Your Podcast To Passive People [Episode 253]01/21/2020
    9:42
  105. 113.
    Podcasting In The Zone (Without Zoning Out) [Episode 252]01/20/2020
    8:15
  106. 114.
    Unmeasurable Metrics: Tracking Intangibles [Episode 251]01/16/2020
    8:30
  107. 115.
    How To Do More In Podcasting Without Doing More Podcasting [Episode 250]01/15/2020
    7:43
  108. 116.
    Leaning Into Radio's Podcasting Push [Episode 249]01/09/2020
    8:29
  109. 117.
    An End To Podcast App Agnosticism & Apathy [Episode 248]01/08/2020
    10:10
  110. 118.
    Surviving The Podcast Privacy Wars [Episode 247]01/07/2020
    10:05
  111. 119.
    Did Your Podcast Grow In 2019? [Episode 246]01/06/2020
    9:17
  112. 120.
    The End Of Painful Podcasting On Smart Speakers [Episode 245G]01/02/2020
    6:32
  113. 121.
    Perfecting your Podcast's PR Pitch [Episode 245F]12/31/2019
    7:37
  114. 122.
    Simpler Podcasting As A Survival Technique [Episode 245E]12/30/2019
    9:03
  115. 123.
    Share Your Work To Make A Better Podcast [Episode 245D]12/19/2019
    9:54
  116. 124.
    Keeping Your Show Relevant Is All Relative [Episode 245C]12/16/2019
    10:22
  117. 125.
    The Press, Your Podcast, And All Of Podcasting [Episode 245B]12/11/2019
    8:17
  118. 126.
    There Is No Competition For You To Bury [Episode 245A]12/03/2019
    6:05
  119. 127.
    Social Scrubbing For A Pristine Podcast [Episode 245]10/31/2019
    8:59
  120. 128.
    Driving Downloads From Drive-Bys [Episode 244]10/30/2019
    9:46
  121. 129.
    Sharing Sharable Info In Show Notes For Your Podcast [Episode 243]10/29/2019
    9:41
  122. 130.
    What Podcasters Can Learn From Tennis Players [Episode 242]10/24/2019
    7:32
  123. 131.
    How To Make A Podcast Worth Paying For [Episode 241]10/23/2019
    9:45
  124. 132.
    The Future of Podcasting Will Be Driven By Data [Episode 240]10/22/2019
    9:05
  125. 133.
    Tilting At Podcasting's Apple-Shaped Windmill [Episode 239]10/21/2019
    9:54
  126. 134.
    Podcasting: Precursor To Publishing Pizzazz [Episode 238]10/17/2019
    7:38
  127. 135.
    From Podcast Listeners to Podcast Learners [Episode 237]10/16/2019
    9:43
  128. 136.
    How A Newsletter Can Catch Your Podcast's Overflow [Episode 236]10/15/2019
    8:59
  129. 137.
    How Bob Ross Ruined Live Podcasting [Episode 235]10/14/2019
    9:27
  130. 138.
    Breaking for SiglerFest2K19 [Bonus]10/07/2019
    1:29
  131. 139.
    If All The World's A Stage, I Want Better Podcasting [Episode 234]10/03/2019
    9:14
  132. 140.
    Stop The Presses! Print Plies Podcasting Prowess [Episode 233]10/02/2019
    9:38
  133. 141.
    Who Birthed Who? Radio & Podcasting For The Future [Episode 232]10/01/2019
    9:51
  134. 142.
    Podcasting is Better Than TV. Film At 11. [Episode 231]09/30/2019
    9:28
  135. 143.
    Are Podcast Apps Part Of Podcasting's Problems? [Episode 230]09/26/2019
    9:57
  136. 144.
    Angling for Titles That Are More Than Just The Topic [Episode 229]09/25/2019
    9:32
  137. 145.
    Less Old White Men In Podcasting's Future [Episode 228]09/24/2019
    8:00
  138. 146.
    Podcasting Spins Off Something Brand New [Episode 227]09/23/2019
    9:59
  139. 147.
    Betting On Bits For Better Podcasting [Episode 226]09/19/2019
    9:44
  140. 148.
    Surviving The Cold War Of Podcast Advertising [Episode 225]09/18/2019
    9:32
  141. 149.
    A Future Reckoning For The Podcast Ad Bubble [Episode 224]09/17/2019
    7:47
  142. 150.
    Solving Future Podcast Discovery Problems [Episode 223]09/16/2019
    7:48
  143. 151.
    Exploring Podcasting's Cost-Free Future [Episode 222]09/12/2019
    8:30
  144. 152.
    Frenzy or Famine: The Future of RSS in Podcasting [Episode 221]09/11/2019
    9:49
  145. 153.
    Mitigating Future Threats To Hobbyist Podcasting [Episode 220]09/10/2019
    9:23
  146. 154.
    Premium Podcasting Will Soon Dominate The Short Head [Episode 219]09/09/2019
    9:34
  147. 155.
    Podcasting Has A Hub-and-Spoke Problem [Episode 218]09/05/2019
    9:45
  148. 156.
    Let Your Podcast Live Where Your Audience Lives [Episode 217]09/04/2019
    9:59
  149. 157.
    Be Where Today's Podcast Listeners Expect You To Be [Episode 216]09/03/2019
    9:57
  150. 158.
    One Week Break - Aug 26, 201908/26/2019
    5:47
  151. 159.
    How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps [Episode 215]08/22/2019
    9:23
  152. 160.
    Make An Accessible Podcast With The Right Equipment & Environment [Episode 214]08/21/2019
    8:34
  153. 161.
    Captioning Your Podcast With A Transcript For Those With Hearing Loss [Episode 213]08/20/2019
    9:47
  154. 162.
    Hearing Loss, Accessibility, and Your Podcast [Episode 212]08/19/2019
    9:51
  155. 163.
    Podcasting's Two-and-a-Half-Men Problem [Episode 211 Bonus E]08/18/2019
    8:23
  156. 164.
    Podcast Movement 2019 - Making Friends Will Make Podcasting Better [Episode 211D]08/17/2019
    4:30
  157. 165.
    Podcast Movement 2019 - A Little Hoarse & A Lot Of Awesome [Episode 211 Bonus C]08/16/2019
    8:02
  158. 166.
    Podcast Movement 2019 - As It Turns Out, I Don't Know Everything [Episode 211 Bonus B]08/15/2019
    5:17
  159. 167.
    Podcast Movement 2019 - This Changes Everything [Episode 211 Bonus A]08/14/2019
    5:59
  160. 168.
    What To Expect From Podcast Movement 2019 [Episode 211]08/12/2019
    4:45
  161. 169.
    Advancing Podcasting At Big Events - On Stage Or In The Audience [Episode 210]08/08/2019
    9:51
  162. 170.
    Becoming THE Local Podcast Advocate [Episode 209]08/07/2019
    9:25
  163. 171.
    How To Be A Not-So-Pushy Podcast Pusher [Episode 208]08/06/2019
    8:55
  164. 172.
    Guiding & Mentoring Junior Podcasters With Honesty & Expertise [Episode 207]08/05/2019
    9:25
  165. 173.
    Age & Treachery vs Youth & Skill In Podcasting [Episode 206]08/01/2019
    9:43
  166. 174.
    The Long & Short Of Better Podcast Episodes [Episode 205]07/31/2019
    9:31
  167. 175.
    How Long Does It Take To Make A Better Podcast? [Episode 204]07/30/2019
    9:32
  168. 176.
    Expanding Your Podcasting Time-Horizon [Episode 203]07/29/2019
    9:05
  169. 177.
    Getting Your Mind Right About Becoming A Podcasting Professional [Episode 202]07/25/2019
    7:47
  170. 178.
    Cultivate The Right Connections To Become A Professional Podcaster [Episode 201]07/24/2019
    9:49
  171. 179.
    Upgrading Your Ability To Become A Pro Podcaster [Episode 200]07/23/2019
    9:51
  172. 180.
    Turning Pro In Podcasting: A Reality Check [Episode 199]07/22/2019
    8:19
  173. 181.
    Understanding Your Podcast's Most Important Growth Metric [Episode 198]07/18/2019
    8:54
  174. 182.
    Spying On Your Listeners Can Improve Your Podcast [Episode 197]07/17/2019
    9:41
  175. 183.
    Can Social Stats Track Your Podcast’s Growth? [Episode 196]07/16/2019
    8:55
  176. 184.
    Overcoming Download Depression Syndrome [Episode 195]07/15/2019
    9:51
  177. 185.
    Appeasing The Fickle Podcast Listener [Episode 194]07/11/2019
    9:23
  178. 186.
    Turning Happy Accidents Into A Podcast Audience [Episode 193]07/10/2019
    9:45
  179. 187.
    Convincing Your Contacts To Listen To Your Podcast [Episode 192]07/09/2019
    9:46
  180. 188.
    Design Your Podcast for the 75% Who Don't Listen To Podcasts [Episode 191]07/08/2019
    9:23
  181. 189.
    Season Two Starts... Now! [Trailer]07/08/2019
    2:46
  182. 190.
    Will Time Change Your Podcast? [Episode 190]06/20/2019
    9:35
  183. 191.
    Should You Grow A Big Podcast Or Work To Build A Better One? [Episode 189]06/19/2019
    9:45
  184. 192.
    Can Old Podcasting Dogs Learn New Tricks? [Episode 188]06/18/2019
    9:45
  185. 193.
    Sharing Is Caring (About Your Podcast) [Episode 187]06/17/2019
    9:24
  186. 194.
    The Advancing Podcasting Party Wants YOU! [Episode 186]06/13/2019
    9:41
  187. 195.
    What SpaceX Webcasts Can Teach Podcasters [Episode 185]06/12/2019
    9:01
  188. 196.
    Poking Holes In Your Podcasting Plan [Episode 184]06/11/2019
    9:41
  189. 197.
    Are You Podcasting On Purpose? [Episode 183]06/10/2019
    8:22
  190. 198.
    What To Do When You're Overwhelmed By Podcasting Changes [Episode 182]06/06/2019
    2:04
  191. 199.
    Solving Podcast Discovery With Lists & Search [Episode 181]06/05/2019
    9:51
  192. 200.
    What Apple's Big Changes From WWDC19 Mean For Your Podcast [Episode 180]06/04/2019
    9:51

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