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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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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 28, 2020

We always want to know how to get more listeners but perhaps an even harder task is to get those who are already listening to send you feedback or interact with your podcast in any way. How do podcasters have more conversations with their listeners, how do they know who is listening?

Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Scott OrrSteph Paige, and Kennedy to discuss getting more engagement with your listeners. 

Stories discussed on this Round

Title: 38 percent of Americans listen to podcasts to improve their mood

Main Takeaway: The value in podcasts is not just educational, what other benefits can we build in to the way we run our shows? Such as escaping their real world problems and improving their mood. What other types ‘f value’ can we give listeners? How about a sense of belonging and hope?

URL: https://podnews.net/update/deezer-mood

Title: GoodPods 

Main Takeaway: I started using this app to listen to podcasts on and am loving how they are bringing a social media element to podcasting and fixing the discoverability problem in a community focused way.

URL: GoodPods.com

Title: Top Ways to Improve Audience Engagement

Main Takeaway: Keyword in the title is Engagement. Podcasts are similar to any other form of social media, be it twitter, instagram, etc., in the way that if you are simply talking at people, interest will dwindle. But unlike other forms of social media, it can be easy to forget this, because of the nature of the platform of the podcast host/listener relationship. Engagement must be regular and continuous, both in ways throughout the podcast itself and on the platforms by which you promote the podcast. 

URL: https://blubrry.com/podcast-insider/2020/08/17/top-ways-to-improve-audience-engagement

Title:  Charging Your Guest an “Appearance Fee” on Your Podcast

Main Takeaway: Don’t do it! Guest appearances should be mutually beneficial for both the host and the guest, and when you are charging guests, it is more likely than not that the quality of the content is being sacrificed in a number of ways. 

URL: https://schoolofpodcasting.com/charging-a-guest-appearance-fee-on-your-podcast/ 

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Aug 10, 2020

New podcasts are entering the space at a blinding pace. There were over 300,000 new podcasts added to Apple Podcasts in just the last three months. Are most of these podcasts making it past episode 7? Is there just a bunch of podfaded shows filling up the directories? 

Join, Ray, Dave, Lee Uehara, and Kimchi Chow to discuss the impact of so many new podcasts. 

Watch this Round: https://youtu.be/jKTgtzBvKVI

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