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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?

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 get guests for your podcast

Guests add variety and let you find new perspectives to explore. You may have a wish list of guests you'd love to have on your show, so how can you bag the best ones?

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 make a podcast intro

The first 30 seconds of your latest episode are your one chance to make a good impression. Lots of podcasters squander that opportunity with boring, over-long intros. But making a compelling intro is easier than you think.

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.

Why podcasting is a safer space than video

Showing up on video is vastly more exposing than doing so in audio alone, opening us up to feeling vulnerable. Here's why creating a podcast is a safer and more impactful way to spread your message.

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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