Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications gives you what to think about in podcasting.
These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier.
Designed for the working podcaster, these short-form episodes get you thinking about the future of podcasting and how you can better prepare yourself -- and your shows -- for the future. The goal is simple: help you develop critical thinking skills needed to make the best future-proofed podcast you can with the tools of today. Plus a few sneak previews of what might be coming tomorrow.
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Share Your Podcasting Brilliance With A New Podcast [S3E124]
Monday 10 May 2021
: Podcasters put a lot of effort into building portfolios, media kits, websites, social shares, and myriad other ways to say “these are the...
The Process of Changing Your Podcast Is...Well, A Process [S3E123]
Thursday 06 May 2021
: In which I reflect back on the 123 episodes of Season 3 of Podcast Pontifications I’ve produced thus far, to examine the changes I’ve...
Getting Fickle Podcast Listeners To Listen More [S3E122]
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: A little digging into your podcast’s stats will show a good number of your listeners are… well, fickle. Before you can convert them to...
Getting Your Podcast To Go Viral: A Healthy Move? [S3E121]
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: Will Facebook become the home of social audio for podcasters? We’re told...
Pondering Podcasting's Partiality Problem [S3E120]
Monday 03 May 2021
: Seasoned podcasters have learned to expect a delay between time-of-publish and when the latest episode will publicly appear in various...
Tapping Into The Power Of Podfaded Podcasts [S3E119]
Thursday 29 April 2021
: Can you breathe life back into one of your podfaded or inactive shows? Better yet; can you use your podfaded or inactive show as a power...
The Proud Way Of Finding Success In Podcasting [S3E118]
Wednesday 28 April 2021
: If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to refactor some https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lasso (Ted Lasso) wisdom towards podcasting with this...
The Art Of Selling And Keeping Your Podcast [S3E117]
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: Yesterday, https://twitter.com/romanmars/status/1386751162183913475?s=20 (Roman Mars announced the sale of 99% Invisible to SiriusXM) and...
Updating Your Podcast Listener Experience Assumptions [S3E116]
Monday 26 April 2021
: In an odd twist of irony, I'm about to have a chat with http://twitter.com/mrasquith (Mark Asquith) from https://rebelbasemedia.io/ (Rebel...
What's Apple's Motive For Apple Podcasts Subscriptions? [S3E115]
Thursday 22 April 2021
: With the new Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, Apple sees a significant revenue opportunity for them, so podcasting is finally getting the...
The Easy Way To Make A Great Podcast [S3E114]
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: I spend a great deal of time talking about the need to make podcasting better, not just easier. But candidly, I'm more than a little...
Reducing Your Anxiety Around Big Podcasting Changes [S3E113]
Monday 19 April 2021
: There’s way too much stress in podcasting. Stress brought on by speculation of coming changes that podcasters have little control...
Is A Top Placement In Spotify's Podcast Charts Worth The Price? [S3E112]
Thursday 15 April 2021
: https://podcastcharts.byspotify.com/ (Spotify has made their podcast ranking charts available via a public webpage)....
Have Evergreen Podcasts Gone Out Of Season? [S3E111]
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: Recently I’ve been thinking about what’s happening in my listeners’ lives when they aren’t listening to my podcast, and how much...
Choosing The Difficult Path To Making Podcasting Easier [S3E110]
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: It's too easy to gloss over the difficult parts of podcasting that, when done right, help make a show truly outstanding and remarkable.
Making Bigger & Better Podcasts By Sharing The Wealth [S3E109]
Monday 12 April 2021
: When the pandemic just getting started almost a year ago, an existing client introduced me to an associate of hers who was looking for a...
Podcasting Like A Pro When You Don't Sound Like A Pro [S3E108]
Thursday 08 April 2021
: The phrase “authentic voice” is very overused. But when it comes to the voice listeners want to hear on your podcast, your “authentic...
Unlocking Podcast Listener Data Without Being Creepy [S3E107]
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: With the fresh news that https://podcasters.amazon.com/ (Amazon Music/Audible has quietly launched a podcasters portal), I expect they’ll...
Four Dumb Things About Podcasting We Still Haven't Fixed [S3E106]
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: There’s no doubt that we have, indeed, build a real economy out of podcasting. And I’m thankful for that, as podcasting is my only job!...
Five Additions To Move Your Podcast's Episodes From Good To Great [S3E105]
Monday 05 April 2021
: Today we’re going to finally pay attention to that nagging suspicion that we often have when listening to the final mix/master an episode...
Will The Race For Podcasting's Profits Drive Our Dystopia? [S3E104]
Thursday 01 April 2021
: You probably saw the announcement yesterday that...
5 Boring Ways To Keep Your Podcast Fresh [S3E103]
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: There was a time when all a podcaster had to do was launched, publish, and a podcast would find its own audience.
But today there are...
Growing Your Podcast Like An Architect [S3E102]
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: Podcast producers who don’t leave things to chance often fall into one of two camps: architects or gardeners.
Architects must understand...
Taking The Creepy Out Of Personalized Podcasts [S3E101]
Monday 29 March 2021
: Marketers ruin everything and it's difficult to have a conversation about personalization in podcasting without drawing some well-deserved...
Finally! A Podcast Website That Doesn't Suck [S3E100]
Thursday 25 March 2021
: Yesterday, I unveiled a new website. It showcases the design talents of https://www.nikpixels.co.uk/ (graphic designer Nik Gill) and hired...