Podcasting is probably the most familiar, and certainly the most wildly successful, form of new media out there, and it's a medium that relies entirely on audio. The number of monthly podcast listeners last year increased to almost four hundred million around the world, while the number of podcasts rose last year to over eight hundred and fifty thousand. More people are turning to podcasts than ever before, and that number's only going to keep growing. In these episodes, we look at the ins and outs of podcasting itself and how it can help you connect with your audience and build your brand.
More than half of all American households listened to podcasts last year, and, for the first time ever, podcasting ad revenue topped one billion dollars. There’s a huge market out there when it comes to promoting your brand, but first impressions count: a quarter of listeners report that they’ll move on after just five minutes if a new podcast doesn’t grab their interest, and there’s plenty of podcasting competition for them to choose from.
These episodes feature podcasting discussions and interviews with a variety of expert guests as we talk about everything from podcast formats and marketing opportunities to the more practical side of podcasting. Whether it’s choosing the right equipment or avoiding the more common pitfalls when starting a new show from scratch, there’s something here for newcomers, veteran podcasters, and listeners who just want to learn more about this quickly growing industry.
We also explore the future of podcasting and how, as more of us are working from home and connecting with one another through a variety of smart devices, the boundary between chatting and podcasting seems to be fading. From Zoom meetings and Clubhouse chats to Twitter Spaces and Facebook Live Audio Rooms, podcasting is spreading to more and more platforms, and becoming a bigger part of our lives.
Audio has emerged as one of the most essential elements of new media, and podcasting, in particular, has joined the mainstream, and even begun to replace traditional radio, as a way of reaching out to an audience and building your brand. Each of these episodes delves into the art and science of podcasting, in all its different forms.
The Magic of Podcasting: A Conversation with Bruce Chamoff – Part 2 “I see in your videos and I hear your, a lot of your episodes and I could tell right away, Jodi, you do have fun. You laugh, you’re laughing right now, you’re smiling. I mean, you’re obviously having fun. And I obviously don’t […]
Converting Passion into Profit: A Conversation with Bruce Chamoff – Part 1 “You wanna know the hobbies, they’re part of the psychographics. That’s the lifestyle. And I say this all the time: you’re not going to make any money if you’re a football podcast and you’re marketing yourself to baseball fans. And I say […]
Shaping the Future of Content Creation: A Conversation with Rob Puzzitiello – Part 2 “We had an up and coming musician here last week who, he’s being followed around by a Netflix documentary team, but, like, he knows that, like, every day he has to post something, you know, and he was talking about starting […]
Exploring the Mackie DLZ Creator: A Conversation with Rob Puzzitiello – Part 1 “What we did with this product was, we’re trying to give people the benefit of using a mixer without necessarily having to be like the audio professional who went to school. Like, I hear all the time, anytime I meet someone they’re […]
Mastering the Podcast Universe: A Conversation with Alex Sanfilippo – Part 2 “I do believe in independent voices getting heard and elevated throughout the world, and I don’t feel that there’s a lot of mediums anymore where we have that opportunity. But podcasting, to me, is the ultimate solution right now for getting a voice […]
The Art and Science of Podcasting: A Conversation with Alex Sanfilippo – Part 1 “Usually my podcast, I’d say, I probably say eight months of the year, it has no advertisement at all. But that way, when I do place it in, it’s on every single episode, and it’s there just for a short time […]