What Wordle can teach podcasters about generosity

There are many imitators in the app store, but Josh Wardle's little web app Wordle is the one that catching on fire right now. Josh, hasn't made a penny from the game and doesn't intend to, so what can we as podcasters achieve when we do the internet a favour?

Make a clip show to introduce new listeners

We often treat podcast clip shows like their TV sitcom counterparts. But this is audio, so instead of a hasty montage, what if your next clip show was your Definitive Collection? Here’s how your podcast’s best-of album can turn brand new listeners into ardent fans.

The best podcasting tips of 2021

As we wind down for the year, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the best advice podcasters and other creatives have given us in 2021.

Interview guests remotely without being on the same call

Running a regular interview podcast is hard. Finding guests is tricky enough without having to wrestle with calendars. Use this method to interview guests on their schedule, when they're most comfortable.

How to sound like a million bucks without spending a cent

Are you unhappy with the sound you're getting from your mic? Unless you're recording in a sound proof booth, the mic is probably not the issue. Here's how you can create a professional sound without spending a penny.

Should you allow swearing in your podcast?

When naughty words wind up in our podcast audio, what should we do with them? Leave them in or bleep them? Where do we draw the line on swearing, and won't somebody think of the children!?

How to podcast when you're just not feeling it

However important your podcast is to you, there are times when recording the next episode isn't on the cards. Here are some things you can try when life gets in the way, but you still want to show up.

How to invest in your podcast

You could spend thousands on your podcast and end up getting lost among the noise. An investment in the success of your podcast isn't just about money and gear – time and energy are far more likely to bring you a satisfying return.

How to tell if your podcast is successful

Podcasters cling to download numbers as a measure of success. But numbers can be faked and they can be wrong, and they don't tell the whole story of how our work is impacting others. There is a better metric for success; and it isn't counting downloads.

How to evaluate your first podcast season

Whether you’ve made 6, 12, or 36 episodes in your first season, or you’ve just decided to take a break, now’s the perfect time to look back, see what’s worked and what hasn’t, and think about the next season… if you want to make one.

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