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A listener who requested anonymity has asked me to share how many hours I put into "everything" I do.  My friend Marc Yellin once referred to me as "the hardest working man in podcasting", a sentiment which I always appreciated but which I nev…

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This is going to be hard for me, because if there’s anything I despise, it’s unending positivity and “the universe is aligning with your chakra” nonsense — but those hippies have some kind of point and a…

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The first “video podcast” I saw was… well, I can’t remember, but I do remember that, waaaaay back, some podcasts had video (and Spotify is about to bring them back). In fact, regardless of the fact that most people…

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Every podcast survey out there, from Edison Research to PEW to Triton to all the rest, asks this question: Do you listen to podcasts? And those who answer “yes” to this question has been steadily climbing for more than a decade. In 201…

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A little bit ago the Audio Engineering Society issued an update to their 2015 document TD1004, now titled TD1008 “Recommendations for Loudness of Internet Audio Streaming and On-Demand Distribution.” Let’s talk about it a lit…

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Apple Podcasts, quite a while ago now, got rid of the verbiage “subscribe” and replaced it with “follow.” This was, presumably, either to be more in line with other podcast platforms (Spotify, for ex…

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In a recent episode of Podcasting Sucks! I talk about whether or not a podcaster should be concerned with ensuring that their RSS feed is submitted “everywhere.” Below is an embed of the episode and my key takeaways. What &l…

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I don’t care what success you’re already seeing. Passing on Facebook Ads is like telling someone you don’t need 50 more listeners because you’ve already got 50. Podcast growth requires an incredible effor…

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For the last 5-days I’ve been putting the Spotify Ads platform through its paces. I recently launched a new podcast, exclusively on Spotify, entitled “Retold with Whisky” and, because this is part of a “How well can Spotify…

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TL;DR: RSS is only a distribution solution, and in a world where you can upload a podcast directly to Spotify (others to come, surely) and get worldwide distribution, in addition to all the other things you need to find fi…

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