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.

Interview with Editor & Producer, Carrie Caulfield Arick – Part 2

Concluding the second part of my interview with Carrie Caulfield Arick, we go even deeper into what exactly you need to do in order to start a podcast, marketing issues Carrie sees even the best marketing companies make, and what’s next for her.  In this episode, Carrie and I discuss: How to figure out what […]

Interview with Editor & Producer, Carrie Caulfield Arick – Part 1

My next guest is the founder of YaYa Podcasting which empowers podcasters and podcasting professionals to create meaningful impact by providing production services, coaching and training. She’s the host of Just Podcasting, a seasonal show exploring podcasting life and culture and co-host of Podcast Editors Mastermind for those in the business of podcast post-production. She’s […]

Interview with Podcast Producer & Storyteller, Elaine Appleton Grant- Part 2

This week, we are diving back into part 2 of my interview with Elaine Appleton Grant. Last week, we discussed a lot of the ins and outs of starting and doing a podcast. This week we dive into a bit deeper how COVID is affecting the business of podcasting and how to tap into your […]

Interview with Podcast Producer & Storyteller, Elaine Appleton Grant- Part 1

Elaine Appleton Grant is a writer, podcast producer, and public speaker. She co-founded Podcast Allies, LLC- a podcast consultancy and production studio out of Colorado. She has hosted programs in both Boston and Colorado on WBUR in Boston and Colorado Public Radio and appeared on National Public Radio. She currently produces two podcasts- Business Wars Daily […]

Interview with Brand & Marketing Motivator, Corey Dissin – Part 2

In the second part of my interview with Corey Dissin, we discussed the three elements to every spot and how to build a successful audio brand for audio talent. Corey and I also talked about: How a voice talent is not a voice talent (yes, that caught me off guard, too!) The difference between the […]

Interview with Podcast Producer, Kattie Laur – Part 2

Kattie Laur has a background in broadcast radio so it naturally seemed to follow that she would become interested in podcasts.  She’s putting that passion to good use as a podcast producer and gives us some tips on what makes a great show, why she feels podcasts are an important medium and how they’re the […]