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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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Jul 2, 2018

Google is giving podcasting another shot and this time I think they got it right! Can your podcast be found in Google Podcasts? Do you know how to make it available? Find out everything you need to know about this new "app" on this special Round!

Join Ray, DaveDaniel, and James Cridland  to talk about an app that's only kind of an app that might actually make a huge difference this time.

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Jun 20, 2018

Apple recently sent out emails to podcast producers letting them know that in the near future, podcast feeds will need to be secure. How will this affect your podcast especially if it's not using a secure RSS feed?

Join Ray, Dave, Shawn Thorpe and others to talk secure RSS feeds and other podcasting news stories. 

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STORIES

Ray Ortega

Apple will soon require secure podcast feeds

https://podnews.net/update/apple-to-require-ssl

Patreon acquires Kit

https://blog.kit.com/patreon-acquires-kit-80ffafa13534

Dave Jackson

Some company “repurposing” other content and adding ads gets them booted

https://podnews.net/article/apple-kicks-out-republisher

How to check if you’re in Google
https://podnews.net/article/google-podcast-seo

File format - are we worried about space and download speeds?
https://podnews.net/article/podcast-analysis

Shawn Thorpe

Apple Now “Hosts” 550k+ Podcasts:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/05/apple-podcasts-now-hosts-more-than-555000-active-shows/

This Map Shows the Most Popular Podcasts in Every State:

https://www.inverse.com/article/44987-map-most-popular-podcasts-by-state

Allan Tépper, AllanTepper.com

LUFS audio standards update for May 2018
https://www.provideocoalition.com/lufs-audio-standards-update-for-may-2018/

How many LUFS for ideal audio loudness? Why can’t we be friends?
https://www.provideocoalition.com/how-many-lufs-for-ideal-audio-loudness-why-cant-we-be-friends/

Do you have a website? Avoid a US$23 million fine before May 25.
https://www.provideocoalition.com/do-you-have-a-website-avoid-a-us23-million-fine-before-may-25/

May 18, 2018

Choosing a primary category, when submitting a podcast to Apple, can be difficult if you appeal to multiple audiences. Don't let the first category you choose limit the audience you market your show to.

Join Ray, Dave, Michael Kickingbear and Katie Dalebout to talk about your podcast's audience, audio quality, podcasting problems in 2018 and more. 

Articles discussed:

Katie Dalebout

Apple Podcast Analytics First month (Wired)

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-podcast-analytics-first-month/ 

Broad-casting (The Economist)

Peek Into 2018's Top Podcast Problems (And Solutions)

2018’s Top Podcasting Problems and Solutions

Michael Kickingbear

https://podnews.net/update/pocket-casts-acquired

https://discoverpods.com/podcast-spotlight-piecing-it-together/

Dave Jackson

ANCHOR IS NOT THE SECOND (OR THIRD) COMING OF PODCASTING

http://davidjackson.org/anchor-not-second-third-coming-podcasting/

Ray Ortega

Hidden in Plain Sight — Adjacent Content Categories

https://blog.pacific-content.com/hidden-in-plain-sight-adjacent-content-categories-9ddae02ff825

PODCASTING GEAR STATS IN 2018

https://www.thepodcasthost.com/equipment/podcast-equipment-stats-2018/

Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's Credibility

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/bad-audio-can-hurt-a-scientists-credibility/

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Apr 30, 2018

Google is looking to get serious with their podcast strategy (finally) and if they're successful, could we see podcast listenership double current rates?

Join Ray, Dave, Jonathan Bloom and Ryan Flaherty to talk about Google's podcast strategy, Quakers who podcast but say nothing, 2018 Edison podcast research/stats and more!

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Apr 16, 2018

We're trying a new format on the Roundtable today. Each Roundtabler is choosing a couple podcasting news items and we'll discuss. I think you'll find the format very informative. I'm already enjoying the format just reading all the chosen articles! Should be fun, come join us live if you can and join the discussion in the chat!

One of the stories I've chosen is about asking for ratings and reviews. "Do podcasters really need to beg for ratings and reviews?" What do ratings and reviews really do for your podcast? In short, in Apple Podcasts, probably not much...at least for the algorithm but they might go a long way to get more people to sample your podcast. 

Join Ray, Dave, Chris Enns, Paul Colligan, and Emily Peck Prokop to discuss calls to action, Pandora, Canadian podcast stats and more.
 
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Mar 20, 2018

How do you find your audience when you've just started your podcast? You created a show and now you want people to listen and subscribe. But where are the subscribers? How do you get in front of new listeners who would be interested in your content but don't know you exist?

Join Ray, Dave, Anne Ganguzza, Clay Groves, and Jonathan Messinger to discuss finding a podcast audience.
 
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Jan 23, 2018

Beyond a microphone, what other podcasting hardware can you add to your setup? When do you add a new piece of hardware and what will actually make a difference to your sound versus just looking pretty on your desk...cause knobs and LEDs are fun;)

Join Ray OrtegaDave Jackson, and Gary Pearce to discuss podcast hardware.

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Jan 10, 2018

What else does podcasting need in order to grow in 2018?

This is not a prediction show. We want to know, as a podcaster, what would you like to see happen in podcasting? What needs to have? What resource, tool, service, event, would you like to see. What do you think will help podcasting as a medium over the next year?

Join Ray OrtegaDave Jackson, Joshua Liston, and Rob Greenlee to discuss what podcasting still needs.

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Dec 20, 2017

Determining acceptable audio quality for your podcast - the difference between perfection and good enough.

Join Ray OrtegaDave JacksonJane and Tyler Stalman to discuss when good audio is good enough.

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GoFundMe for the Smith girls: https://www.gofundme.com/helpthesmithgirls

 

Nov 22, 2017
We talked about podcast media hosting back in 2013. Has anything changed? Are there any new podcast media hosts that we'd recommend? 

Join RayDaniel, Dave, Chris Nesi and Alex Knight to discuss hosting your podcast media files in 2017/2018.
 
This Round is also available in video on YouTube.

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Oct 24, 2017

How would you launch a new podcast as your primary focus today? How would you take the platform you’ve already built to give more energy to your new priority?

Join Ray OrtegaDaniel J. LewisDave Jackson, Stuart Yoshida and Brandan Schulze to discuss ways you can leverage something old to launch something new.

Also available in video! You can watch now on YouTube.

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Sep 25, 2017

Podcast stats. Do you track your downloads? What do you do with that information? 

Join Ray, Daniel, Dave, Shawn Thorpe, and Stephen Lee to discuss measuring your podcast listens and different ways podcasters use stats.

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Sep 11, 2017

Celebrate our 100th Round with us and find out how other podcasters have marked this same occasion on their own podcasts. 

Join RayDanielDave, Ryan Gray and Steven Phillips to discuss reaching 100 episodes and celebrating milestone achievements in podcasting. 

What are the challenges to producing one-hundred podcast episodes? What was the hardest part and how did each person get through it? And when each person reached 100 episodes, how did they celebrate? Should you even bother??

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Aug 15, 2017

Where can your podcast be found? Inspired by a tweet I made about not worrying about being on Spotify, we discuss their impact on podcasting and podcast discovery.

I found someone doing well on Spotify and so we talk about how much that really matters as it pertains to all platforms. In fact we talk about being featured on any platform and how much difference it makes for your show being "discovered." What about the stats? Will your podcast grow to amazing numbers once you're finally featured on the front page of iTunes/Apple Podcasts!? Probably not but let's find out why.

Join RayDanielDave, and David Kadavy to discuss the places people find your podcast...or don't;)

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Aug 1, 2017

Podcasts for kids and kids who podcast are both becoming popular genres. Do your kids listen to podcasts? Have you started a podcast with your child? What's different about these types of podcasts and what issues do you have to consider when starting a podcast with or for kids?

Join RayDaniel, DaveKitty Felde, Isabel and Marty to discuss the intersection of kids and podcasts.

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Jul 11, 2017

Is podcasting expensive? When you are starting out, podcasting is relatively affordable and there are all kinds of ways to save money if necessary. However, if you succeed in moving a lot of people to your podcast and your podcast's website, the price can go up; a lot.

Join RayDaniel, Dave, Rob Greenlee, Todd Cochrane and Glenn Hebert to discuss the not so obvious costs of podcasting.

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Jun 27, 2017

Can you make money with a podcast that has a "small" audience. Yes, maybe even more than one with a large audience. And it doesn't have to be spammy!

Join RayDaniel, Stacey Simms and Jennifer E. Snyder to discuss how to earn revenue with a smaller audience. 

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Jun 12, 2017

Ray, Daniel and Dave choose a few news stories in podcasting and discuss. Let us know what you think of our take.

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and Dave Jackson, to catch up on some need-to-know podcasting news.

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May 30, 2017

How do you find an audience? You've started a podcast and now you want to find as many people as you can to listen to it.

You'd also like to find the people who will subscribe and stick around because it's content that resonates with them.  But where do you look? Do you look at all or just keep producing episodes and hope they'll find you?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, and Hilda Labrada Gore to discuss building an audience for your podcast.

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May 15, 2017

Talking about what has changed over the last decade in podcasting advice (Feedburner, bit rates, USB mics, etc.)

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson to discuss podcasting advice, then versus now.

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Apr 29, 2017

Taking a look at the newest podcast consumption research data from Edison research. Who is listening, how much and is podcasting still growing?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson and Mathew Passy to discuss 2017 podcast listening stats.

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Apr 12, 2017

How do you connect and record podcasts with guests and/or co-hosts who are not in the same studio as you? Skype? Hangouts? Double-ender? There are many ways to do it. What has worked for you, what hasn't?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, W. Scott Smith, Mike Rondeau, Mark 'Fletch' Fletcher, and Martin Lindeskog to discuss recording podcasts with remote guests.

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Mar 29, 2017

After the first ten episodes of your podcast, you'll really start to get a sense of what your podcast is going to be like. Will people listen, do you work well with your co-hosts, how long does an average episode run? 

You may have answered all of these questions before you ever published your first episode but did it go as planned? Did you even have a plan? Do you need one? 

Join Ray Ortega, Dave JacksonLogan AndersonCheri Fields, and Jason Jones to talk about the first ten episodes of your podcast.

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Mar 6, 2017

We're finally having the all ladies edition of Podcasters' Roundtable! Elsie Escobar will be taking over the hosting seat and she'll be joined by a fantastic line-up of her podcasting peers. 

More and more podcasts are taking their show on the road, from conferences to on site celebrity interviews, bar crawls and sporting events. What are the types of equipment you need to make your onsite episodes shine? What kind of prep work is necessary before taking the show on the road? How do you land those celebrity interviews for upcoming conferences in your niche?

The discussion on this week's Podcasters' Roundtable will be surprising as it's coming from a completely different POV that hasn't been voiced in this exact way, ever.

Join Elsie Escobar, Krystal O'Connor, Amanda Doughty, Karly Nimmo, and Barbara Edelman for an all women Podcasters' Roundtable as they discuss everything from workflow to equipment, challenges and more.

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Feb 14, 2017

Have you ever looked at the code of your RSS feed? You'll see tags such as "title", "iTunes:owner" and many others. But what do they all mean and what should you have inside yours? How do you even edit these tags if needed?

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Daniel J. Lewis and Glenn Bennett to talk about the insides of your RSS feed and what it all means.

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