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Podcasters' Roundtable

A rotating panel of guests who debate issues facing podcasters and podcasting as a media format. Each Roundtable features a new podcaster from the community of listeners to talk less about the how-to and more about the subjective issues facing podcast producers.
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Dec 22, 2016

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We discuss podcast apps and how they could be better.

Also, podcast stats and measurement, who is listening? And ideas that might help podcasting inch closer to "mainstream."

Question, what feature would you put into the ultimate podcast app? Type your answer in the comments below. 

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Brian Sanders, and Tony Tellado to talk about podcast apps and your audience.

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Dec 3, 2016

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Do you know where your audience is? They might not even be listening to podcasts...yet. Make sure you are getting your podcast into

Make sure you are getting your podcast into front of the people who need see and hear it.

Join me, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson and Glenn Hebert to talk about reaching your audience.

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Nov 23, 2016

As a podcaster, a content creator, what are you thankful for in 2016?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Tyler Stalman and Nick Seuberling to talk about those things we've appreciated this year while putting out podcasts, YouTube videos, blogs and social content.

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Nov 13, 2016
Do you use podcasting as part of your business? Are you thinking you'd like to start a podcast to enhance your business marketing?  Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and Chris Risse to discuss the intersection of podcasting and business. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Oct 26, 2016
What are the elements that go into making a podcast studio? What kind of space do you need to get started recording a podcast and how can you turn the space you already have into a good place to record a great sounding or looking podcast? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, and Chris Curran to discuss some of the elements of putting together your own podcast studio. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Oct 12, 2016
What are the differences between podcasting in the U.S. versus anywhere else? Do non-U.S. based producers have other considerations they have to make? Could U.S. based podcasters being doing a better job reaching a global market?  Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Orlando Mergal, and Robert Burriss to discuss podcasting from the perspective of podcasters outside the U.S.  You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Sep 27, 2016
Podcasts can be heard in many places—your website, facebook, twitter, email, etc. Turning those listens into subscriptions can be a challenge but in a medium driven primarily by subscribers, most producers would be wise to focus on increasing their subscriber numbers. Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Glenn (The Geek) Hebert to discuss the challenges of turning listeners into subscribers.  You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Sep 12, 2016
What's your workflow for planning, recording and publishing a podcast? Is it fast? Does it hinder you from getting your podcast published regularly? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Prescott Perez-Fox to discuss podcast workflows and ways that you might be able to improve yours. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Links mentioned: Quick-Subscribe Banner Simple Content Templates Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Aug 24, 2016
Google Hangouts On-Air are moving from G+ to YouTube. We chat about that move, live-streaming for podcasters and the state of live-streaming tech. With the recent closing of Blab.im and now the move of Hangouts On-Air away from G+ to YouTube, what's the current state of tech for podcasters who want to live-stream their recordings? Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, +Rob Greenlee and +Krishna De to discuss the current state of live-streaming. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Aug 14, 2016
Your podcast has its own website or some place online where a listener or viewer can go to get more information about your show but how well does it serve your audience? Can you play the episode on your website? Can you download the .mp3 file? Can you subscribe to the show on iTunes and beyond? What are the other features every podcast website should have when a listener shows up? Join Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis, Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, and +Shawn Thorpe  and others to discuss our favorite podcast website features. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Jul 5, 2016
There are many steps to consider when starting a podcast but which of those are critical, which can wait and what are some of the challenges to getting your first episode published? JoinRay Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, Dwaine Stroud, Domingo Rogers and Harlan Meeks to discuss getting a podcast started. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Jun 14, 2016
Does your podcast have its own twitter account? Does your show live on its own website or is it part of something larger that you're doing online? Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, and +Roman Castro to discuss the intersection between podcast and podcaster and how we each distinguish between the two. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
May 31, 2016
For most podcasters, recording is what happens with whatever time is left after work and family. This can be a big challenge especially for the long haul. How do you fit podcasting into your life? Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, and +Emily Peck Prokop to discuss balancing the demands of podcasting with all of life's other responsibilities. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
May 21, 2016
Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, +George Whittam and +Ian Robinson to discuss whatever the Roundtabler's want including iTunes New and Noteworthy, audio vs video podcasting, advertising, "simple" podcast gear setups and more. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
May 3, 2016
Podcasting is still young and yet has been, in my opinion, very successful as a medium. But what's left? What can podcasting be doing better to help itself grow?  Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, Scott Black, and James Gass to think about things we'd like to see podcasting do in the future.  You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Apr 18, 2016
All podcasters will, at some point, wrestle with the decision to "podfade." Whether it's 7 episodes into your show or 1007, at some point you'll have to consider when to stop podcasting or else time will do it for you;) Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, Mario Zamarron, and Roberto Suarez to discuss what to consider when it comes to podfading. You can subscribe to the RSS mailing list (http://eepurl.com/GnBwr) to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Apr 4, 2016
How much preparation do you do before an episode? Some podcasters write out their entire show, some create an outline and some do no prep at all. What works for you and how do you decide how much work you do before you turn on the mic.? Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, Jay Soderberg, Joe Stuber and others to discuss podcast prep. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Mar 24, 2016
What is your favorite podcasting hack? Have you made your own microphone stand? Found a unique way to record Skype? Use a cool trick to limit reverb? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, +David LaFaire +Seth Resler and others to discuss our favorite tricks for producing a podcast. Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson +David LaFaire +Seth Resler, +Jeff R. and +Harry Duran to discuss our favorite tricks for producing a podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Feb 29, 2016
Apple is changing the way you submit a podcast to iTunes as well as the access that you get to that podcast once it's accepted it the iTunes store. Find out what's new and how to avoid breaking your podcast by using the added functionality wrong. Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis and +Todd Cochrane  to discuss Podcasts Connect, a new podcast dashboard for iTunes. Some of the new controls include: Refresh feed: updates iTunes with the newest information in your RSS feed. Use only when necessary. Abuse will probably lead to this feature being taken away. Hide Podcast: You can hide your podcast from being seen in the iTunes store. Delete Podcast: permanently remove your podcast from iTunes. Mirror URL: "A permanent link to your RSS Feed URL. Users subscribed to your podcast using the Mirror URL are redirected to your RSS Feed URL in Podcasts app and iTunes. This allows you to change your RSS Feed URL without losing users subscribed to your Mirror URL BUT for listeners subscribed directly to your feed URL, use a new-feed-URL tag or a server redirect." Change URL: This can be used to change your RSS feed address HOWEVER, for listeners subscribed directly to your feed URL, you will still need to use a new-feed-URL tag or a server redirect. In other words, do not make changes to this section unless you know what you are doing. This could lead to you losing your subscribers! Links mentioned in this Round: PodcastsConnect.com support.itunespodcasts.com You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Feb 17, 2016
Do you know how many people listen or watch your podcast? Do you have stats? Are they accurate? Would you know if they weren't? Podcast audience measurement can be a tricky thing. Most of us leave that task to our podcast media host or some other third party stat tracking service. But how do they measure stats and who is doing it most accurately? Many companies and member groups have been working on podcast audience measurement since podcasts began but not everyone agrees on how this should be done. In other words, not everybody counts downloads the same. Join Ray Ortega, +David Jackson   +Daniel J. Lewis  +Rob Greenlee  and +Todd Cochrane  to discuss the past, present and future of stat tracking, who will set the standard and what it all means to the average podcaster. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Feb 3, 2016
  Podcasts are syndicated to the world. But what if your focus is on a specific geographic location? How does a local podcast reach its audience with a global medium? Join Ray Ortega +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Jason E. Norris +Karen Unland and +Mike Dell  to talk about the challenges of being a "local" podcaster. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Links mentioned during this Round Ten Advantages Of Podcasting About Your Local Area 10 Sure Fire Tips to Excite Your Hometown Podcast Podcast Local - Telling the Stories of Your Community Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Jan 20, 2016
  Does your podcast pay for itself? Do you get some kind of monetary compensation that helps you pay for web and media hosting, gear upgrades, premium plugins, etc? There is an in between world that most podcasts fall into somewhere between pure hobbyist and "professional." In the middle is a whole bunch of shows that make enough money to pay their operating costs (media and web hosting, domains, etc.). Join +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson,+Daniel J. Lewis, +Stephen Grasso and +Gary Pearce to discuss the ways in which you might be able to get your podcast to cover the podcasting bills... or not (nothing's easy). You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
Jan 1, 2016
  As podcasters, it's important to have your own website, a home for your show. But domains can be like tattoos, get one and you want more. And while I don't have any tattoos, I do have 12 domain names. Dave on the other hand has...97! So how many domain names do you have? Do you own the domain name for the name of your podcast? Should you? What do you do if the .com is already taken? +David Jackson, myself and others discuss how domain names and podcasting go hand in hand. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS mailing list to get new Rounds delivered to your inbox automatically. View the chat from this Round. Sign up to appear on a future Podcasters' Roundtable! Thanks and I can't wait to see you on a future Roundtable! Subscribe to Podcasters' Roundtable
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