Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications 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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It's The Institutionalized Racism, Stupid. [Episode 311]
Wednesday 03 June 2020
: As a white man pushing 52 years, I have a statement to make:
I am the beneficiary of institutionalized, systemic racism in this country,...
What To Do During Your Podcast's Season Break [Episode 310]
Tuesday 12 May 2020
: I am a huge fan of breaking your podcasting efforts into seasons. And to be clear, I’m also a fan of taking long breaks between seasons....
Eye Can't Hear You: A Podcasting Paradigm Shift [Episode 309]
Monday 11 May 2020
: Desktop consumption of podcast episodes is growing for the first time in… forever? Thanks to COVID-19 and the forced lockdown we’re are...
Feeling Conflicted About Podcasting Conferences [Episode 308]
Thursday 07 May 2020
: Many podcasters woke to an email this morning from a large podcasting conference stating that this year’s event had been pushed back by a...
Putting The Simple Back In Podcast RSS Feeds [Episode 307]
Wednesday 06 May 2020
: It’s not an overstatement to say podcasting would not exist without RSS feeds. But their magic and power is mostly seen by listeners for...
Busting The Myth Of Podcast Exceptionalism [Episode 306]
Tuesday 05 May 2020
: It’s getting easier every day to make a podcast. Yet the act is shrouded in a sea of exceptionalism. Not from the general public or a pool...
Podcast Episode Management For Tomorrow
Monday 04 May 2020
: Today, podcast subscribers only have two options when it comes to consuming available episodes: start from the most recent episode and work...
Should You Join Or Form A Podcast Network? [Episode 304]
Thursday 30 April 2020
: I’m diving into this topic at the suggestion of a Podcast Pontifications listener, The Football History Dude...
Today's Podcasting Innovations Will Impact Your Show Tomorrow [Episode 303]
Wednesday 29 April 2020
: The recent entrants into the pod-tech space are just a harbinger of what’s to come. The world is on lockdown. The economy is in the...
It’s Curious More Podcasters Aren't More Curious [Episode 302]
Tuesday 28 April 2020
: More people than ever before are deciding to launch their own podcasts. That takes a certain amount of curiosity to get started. What is it...
Podcast Success Metrics For Tomorrow [Episode 301]
Monday 27 April 2020
: You want your show to be successful. I want my podcast to be successful. And of course, I want all of my clients’ podcasts to be...
European Podcasters Adapt To Life Under Lockdown [Episode 300]
Thursday 23 April 2020
: My body has clearly had enough of this locked-down reality. It’s behaving very strangely and I’ll share that with you in just a moment....
Lean Into Your Love-Hate Relationship With Your Podcast [Episode 299]
Wednesday 22 April 2020
: What part of your podcast do you love the most? What part of your podcast do you like the least?
Once you have the answers, it’s...
3 Things To Master Before Promoting Your Podcast [Episode 298]
Tuesday 21 April 2020
: Every time someone requests a proposal from my firm to help promote and or market their podcast, I always politely decline.
I turn down...
Podcasting: Genre-Defining Or Mired In Medium?
Monday 20 April 2020
: Is comedy a genre? Is podcasting a genre?
I get that comedy is the underlying thread that ties standup comedians to comedic actors in...
Podcasters Report A Mixed Pandemic Performance [Episode 296]
Thursday 16 April 2020
: Today you’ll hear from three podcasters on the front line of the pandemic:
Robert Crandall, from the Short Storiess podcast...
Don't Panic And Pivot Your Podcast To Video During The Pandemic [Episode 295]
Wednesday 15 April 2020
: The perennial topic and the existential crisis of making the pivot away from audio podcasting to favor video is back! Under these...
Stay Out Of Our Podcasting Lanes, Broadcasters! [Episode 294]
Tuesday 14 April 2020
: Perhaps you’ve noticed the trend of broadcasters who no longer have access to their professional broadcast studios are producing...
Podcasting's Present Problems [Episode 293]
Monday 13 April 2020
: There are some best practices in podcasting that haven’t changed a very long time. Many of them exist for very good reasons, ensuring that...
Coping With COVID19 In Podcast Land [Episode 292]
Thursday 09 April 2020
: If I come off a little weird and flippant, please forgive me. If you’ll recall from prior episodes or my various social postings, you’ll...
Podcast SEO is Hard. Is It Worth The Effort? [Episode 291]
Wednesday 08 April 2020
: In the eyes of search engines, podcast content is just web content. And there are no special rules for podcast search engine optimization....
Podcast Episode Planning For Hip-Shooters [Episode 290]
Tuesday 07 April 2020
: For every successful show that uses the “no-planning” approach, there are hundreds of others that only entertain or provide value to...
Busting The Myths of COPE and CORE For Podcasting [Episode 289]
Monday 06 April 2020
: Lots of people struggle to grasp the difficulty of making all of the content necessary when we want out podcasts to be as great as they...
Podcasters Powering Through The Pandemic [Episode 288]
Thursday 02 April 2020
: One of the things I'd like to do with my show is to do the occasional check-in with you, the working podcaster, trying your best to survive...
Ethical Dilemmas Of Working Podcasters [Episode 287]
Wednesday 01 April 2020
: We working podcasters have a responsibility to the people who listen to our shows. We have responsibilities when we choose to lend our...