The Audacity to Podcast

The Audacity to Podcast
Giving you the guts and teaching you the tools to launch or improve your own podcast
Kicked from Apple Podcasts? What Happens When You Keyword-Stuff Podcast Tags – TAP334
Nov 9, 2018 • 40 min
In the middle of 2018, Apple started cracking down on keyword-stuffing in podcast tags. My own show, The Audacity to Podcast, was even affected, and I’ve been tracking and testing other podcasts. Here’s what I found!
Personal Update from Daniel
Jun 18, 2018 • 11 min
With great pain and heaviness of heart, I share why I disappeared for so long, how you can help, and a new direction I’ll be taking The Audacity to Podcast for a while.
How to Recover from a Failed Podcast – TAP333
Nov 28, 2017 • 17 min
A podcast failure doesn’t mean you should quit podcasting. Here are 9 steps to help you recover and keep moving forward!
Why You Should NOT Publish Audio Podcasts on YouTube – TAP332
Nov 21, 2017 • 39 min
Many podcasting tools offer the ability to automatically crosspost your audio podcast to YouTube. Here are eleven reasons I think you shouldn’t do that.
How to Work with Other Podcasters – TAP331
Nov 14, 2017 • 26 min
Working with other podcasters can be energizing, but it can also feed your inner troll. Here’s how you can build friendships instead of enemies in podcasting.
Why Feed Hits and Monthly Downloads are Meaningless Podcast Stats – TAP330
Nov 7, 2017 • 37 min
Feed hits and monthly downloads are two podcast stats the may confuse or mislead podcasters. Here’s why you should never rely on these meaningless numbers.
Journey inside the podcasting business with this new daily podcast
Nov 3, 2017 • 2 min
November is National Podcast Post Month (#NaPodPoMo) and I decided to participate by not only publishing a daily podcast episode, but launching a whole new show! Journey inside the podcasting business with me, Daniel J. Lewis, host of The Audacity to…
Should You Launch a Podcast with Multiple Episodes? – TAP329
Oct 31, 2017 • 38 min
A podcast launch can be fun and jumpstart momentum for growth. Starting your podcasting with multiple episodes is often advised, but is it right for you?
8 Things to Check with Your Media Host’s Podcast RSS Feed – TAP328
Oct 24, 2017 • 36 min
Regardless of who you use to host your podcast media and generate your podcast RSS feed, check these eight things to own your platform.
Podcasting Lessons from a Binge-Listener – TAP327
Oct 17, 2017 • 63 min
Podcasting is a time-shifted media. Some fans will binge on all your content, which can reveal some areas to improve your podcast. Here are 12 lessons.
How YOU Can Help Podcasting Grow – TAP326
Oct 4, 2017 • 53 min
Podcasting is unlike any other media. This is why its year-over-year growth has been more gradual than anything else. We may never see a “hockey-stick” spike, but you, as a fan or a creator, are the most powerful influence to bring more people to podcasts.
How to Support Your Podcast Audience on Android – TAP325
Oct 3, 2017 • 24 min
Apple gets a lot of attention in podcasting, but Android is actually more popular than iOS. Here’s how to not forget your Android podcast fans!
Why iOS 11 Is Great for Podcasts and Podcasting – TAP324
Sep 26, 2017 • 34 min
Apple released iOS 11 on September 19 for iPhones and iPads. It brings many new features to support podcasting and improve podcast consumption! Here’s what I think you should love.
Should You Podcast with a Cohost? – TAP323
Sep 19, 2017 • 32 min
Should you podcast alone, or get a cohost? Cohosts can make some things easier, some things harder. Here’s help you to pick what’s right for your podcasting.
6 Times to Follow Up in Podcasting – TAP322
Sep 12, 2017 • 20 min
Effective follow-up can make a huge difference to the growth and success of your podcast. Here are some tips to help you!
Avoid These Mistakes If You Go to Events – TAP321
Sep 5, 2017 • 36 min
Attending events relevant or beneficial to your podcast can hold exciting opportunities—unless you make these mistakes.
What Is Podcasting PROFIT? – TAP320
Aug 29, 2017 • 29 min
To “profit” from your podcast means money to many people. But I think “PROFIT” stands for something more, and every podcast needs it!
Best Podcasting Gear for Event Interviews – TAP319
Aug 22, 2017 • 32 min
Recording audio or video podcasts at an event can present many challenges. Here’s the onsite podcasting equipment I recommend to make your production great!
What Does It Take to Make Your Podcast Better? – TAP318
Aug 15, 2017 • 24 min
A stagnating podcast can hurt your show’s growth and your potential. Here’s what you need to improve!
3 Options for Minimal and Portable Podcasting Gear – TAP317
Aug 8, 2017 • 31 min
You may not need to spend thousands on multiple pieces of audio equipment to get a good-sounding podcast. Here are modern solutions.
How to Start Using the New iTunes Podcast Tags for iOS 11 – TAP316
Aug 1, 2017 • 28 min
With the release of iOS 11, Apple supports new podcasting tags for your podcast RSS feed. Here’s how you can start using them today. What are the new and updated iTunes tags for podcasts? At WWDC 2017, Apple announced iOS 11 and released information about…
How to Get People to Share Your Podcast – TAP315
Jul 25, 2017 • 27 min
Word of mouth is the best way to grow your podcast. Here’s how you can inspire and equip your audience to share your podcast. Make a great podcast Nothing else you can do to your podcast matters as much as making a great podcast. If your podcast is…
The 5 Kinds of People You Should Have in Your Circle – TAP314
Jul 18, 2017 • 22 min
You are influenced by the people around you. So here is who you should have in your circle to help your podcast succeed.
How to Get Press Access for Your Podcast – TAP313
Jul 11, 2017 • 34 min
Press access can get you sneak peeks, free trials, and more value for your audience. Here are 11 tips to help your podcast get these special media privileges.
The Powerful Independence of Podcasting – TAP312
Jul 4, 2017 • 28 min
While Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, we podcasters can celebrate our independence with every episode! Here’s what makes the independence of podcasting so powerful.
How to Reignite Your Passion in Podcasting – TAP311
Jun 27, 2017 • 30 min
You may sometimes fall into a podcasting rut and you’ve lost your passion. Here are 9 tips to help you get out of the funk and back to your podcast!
Apple’s iOS 11, Podcast Analytics, and Podcasting Spec Update – TAP310
Jun 20, 2017 • 57 min
At the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced several big changes that will help podcasters and podcast-consumers. Here’s what you need to know.
7 Promotion Strategies for Current-Events Podcasts – TAP309
Jun 13, 2017 • 34 min
Podcast episodes about current events (including fan shows) may not have a long life, but you can still use them to promote and grow your podcast! A current-events podcast might cover news, politics, sports, TV shows, movies, books, music, and such.…
6 Ways to Make Your Content Live Longer – TAP308
Jun 6, 2017 • 32 min
“Long tail” is when a podcast has a long life of relevance and consumption. Learn how to keep your old episodes alive and use them to grow your audience.
Why and How Your Podcast Needs Loudness Normalization – TAP307
May 30, 2017 • 35 min
Loudness normalization conforms audio to a perceived loudness level. Learn why that’s important in podcasting and how to make your podcast meet the standard.
How to Move Podcast Hosts and Your RSS Feed – TAP306
May 23, 2017 • 49 min
Moving podcast hosting companies and keeping your subscribers doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s what you need to know, especially to avoid losing your entire audience.
Is There an Ideal Length for Podcast Episodes? – TAP305
May 16, 2017 • 36 min
Episode length is sometimes a heated discussion in podcasting. There’s helpful data from different sources. But what’s right for your podcast? I’ll help you decide!
How to Get Good Audio from Your Podcast Guests – TAP304
May 9, 2017 • 36 min
Interviewing non-podcasters presents many challenges, so here’s my advice to ensure you get the best sound quality possible from your podcast guests.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Podcast Episodes in Your RSS Feed – TAP303
May 2, 2017 • 30 min
When you have more podcast episodes than your RSS feed holds, it can affect your audience, marketing, and more. Here are eight options to fix it.
What You Need to Know about Episode Limits and Your Podcast RSS Feed – TAP302
Apr 25, 2017 • 25 min
After podcasting for a while and you may see old episodes disappear from podcast directories and your RSS feed. Here are seven things you should know. Come back for my next episode where I’ll share, “What to Do When You Have Too Many Podcast Episodes in…
Preparing for and Learning from Your First Podcast Episode – TAP300
Apr 4, 2017 • 50 min
To celebrate 300 episodes of The Audacity to Podcast, I’m drawing lessons from this show’s first episode to help you launch your podcast better, or learn how you can improve.
8 Ways to Use People for Automation in Podcasting – TAP299
Mar 21, 2017 • 31 min
People can be wonderful parts of your podcasting team by relieving some of your burdens. I include people as an “automation tool” because they can be so skilled that all you need to do is assign a task and they return amazing results. So please never…
13 WordPress-Based Automation Tools for Podcasting – TAP298
Mar 14, 2017 • 32 min
WordPress is powerful for running your podcast website and it can be the base for automating your podcasting workflow!
24 Internet-Based Automation Tools for Podcasting – TAP297
Mar 7, 2017 • 33 min
Web services can automate parts of your podcasting workflow, even when you’re not online! Here are my favorite web-based automation tools.
9 Windows- and macOS-Based Automation Tools for Podcasting – TAP296
Feb 28, 2017 • 28 min
PCs (Windows or macOS) are powerful podcasting tools and ideal for automation. Here are 9 tools for automating many computer-based podcasting workflows.
4 Steps to Critique Your Own Podcast – TAP295
Feb 21, 2017 • 34 min
Regularly evaluating and critiquing your own your podcast, especially from your audience’s perspective, will help you improve and grow the podcast. Here are four steps to get you started.
How to Continue Podcasting When Your Life Is Unpredictable – TAP294
Feb 14, 2017 • 37 min
Life can get crazy and unpredictable. It can be joyous moments like a birth or marriage. It can be sad moments like a death or job loss. It can be trying moments like a move or transition of any kind.
7 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Audience During a Podcast Hiatus – TAP293
Dec 6, 2016 • 25 min
Whether you’re planning a holiday break, a seasonal hiatus, or need some time off, here are ways to stay connected with your audience so they will anticipate your show’s return.
Should Your Podcast Take a Holiday Break? – TAP292
Nov 29, 2016 • 25 min
Christmas, New Year’s Day, and many more holidays affect people differently. Learn whether you should keep podcasting or take a break during a holiday.
Podcast SEO for iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and More – TAP291
Nov 22, 2016 • 43 min
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about podcast SEO. I have this information in my SEO for Podcasters course, and I want you to have these core understanding for what SEO stuff actually does and doesn’t matter in podcasting.
Is Your Podcast a Reference, or a Habit for Your Audience? – TAP290
Nov 15, 2016 • 34 min
Reference or habit? These two approaches to your podcast could make a huge difference in engaging with your community and growing your audience.
How to Stay Safe and Secure in Podcasting – TAP289
Nov 8, 2016 • 56 min
Internet security and privacy are deeply connected and important to your safety. Here are 17 tips to help you stay safe and secure in podcasting.
How to Protect Your Privacy While Podcasting – TAP288
Nov 1, 2016 • 38 min
Your privacy is important and you could be compromising it with your podcast! Here are eight ways to protect your personal and professional privacy.
How to Record Podcasts in Multitrack – TAP287
Oct 25, 2016 • 47 min
Here are several ways to accomplish the flexibility of multitrack recording with different podcasting hardware and software.
Why and Why Not to Record Podcasts in Multitrack – TAP286
Oct 18, 2016 • 33 min
Multitrack recording keeps audio source separate. Here are some reason why you may and may not want to record your podcast in multiple tracks.
10 Ethical Tips to Monetize Your Podcast with Affiliate Marketing – TAP285
Oct 11, 2016 • 44 min
Whether you’re podcasting for business or pleasure, promoting affiliate products and services can be a great way to monetize your podcast. Here are 10 tips to help you use affiliate marketing effectively.
How to Find Local Podcasters – TAP284
Oct 4, 2016 • 19 min
Hanging out with other podcasters can be inspiring and profitable! Here are five tips to help you find and connect with other podcasters in your area.
Why You Should Stop Asking Your Audience for So Much – TAP283
Sep 27, 2016 • 29 min
Podcasters tend to ask too much of their audience and often too soon. Here’s why that could be hurting your podcast and how to overcome it.
6 Ways Podcasters and Podcast-Fans Can Celebrate International Podcast Day in 2016 – TAP282
Sep 20, 2016 • 27 min
International Podcast Day is September 30. Here’s how to celebrate podcasting, whether you’re a podcaster or a podcast fan! Learn more at
Stop Obsessing over These 10 Podcasting Things – TAP281
Sep 13, 2016 • 32 min
Podcasters are often guilty of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). It’s okay to intently focus on important things, but here are ten podcasting things not worth the obsession.
Redirects and How to Use Them in Podcasting – TAP280
Sep 6, 2016 • 45 min
Learn about 301 and 307 redirects: what they are, which ones to use, how to make them, and how to use them effectively.
What Makes Podcasting More Intimate than Other Media – TAP279
Aug 30, 2016
Podcasting connects with people in more personal—even more intimate—way than blogging, radio, video, and more. Here are 8 things that make podcasts different. 1. Being authentic There’s a realness to podcasting that you don’t get anywhere else. Writing is…
Creative Solutions to Podcasting Problems – TAP278
Aug 23, 2016 • 38 min
Concluding the series on fixing common podcasting problems, here are ways others have creatively solved problems they faced with their podcasts.
How to Fix Common Podcast Interview Problems – TAP277
Aug 16, 2016
Interviews can create good content and share powerful stories across all media. Podcasting is full of interviews with problems, here’s how to fix them. Before anything, respect your guest Regardless of whom you interview, make it easy for them! Don’t give…
How to Fix Common WordPress Problems – TAP276
Aug 9, 2016 • 40 min
WordPress is the best platform for blogging and podcasting, but it can break sometimes. Here is how to fix the most common problems you may face with WordPress.
Podcasting Lessons from a Sabbatical, Personal Rebranding, and Podcast Movement 2016 – TAP275
Jul 12, 2016 • 42 min
Podcasting encouragement and tips about taking breaks, refocusing, saying “no” so you can say “yes,” and Podcast Movement 2016.
How to Fix Common Podcast Presentation Problems – TAP274
Jun 21, 2016 • 36 min
Whether you podcast alone or with others, presentation problems can hinder effective communication and slow your podcast growth. Here are some solutions to common presentation problems.
How to Fix Common Podcast Recording Problems – TAP273
Jun 14, 2016 • 32 min
Recording problems can result in noisy, corrupted, or missing audio. Test before anything important! Here are solutions to these common podcasting problems.
How to Fix Common iTunes Podcast Problems – TAP272
Jun 7, 2016 • 27 min
iTunes is the largest podcast directory and it powers many podcast apps. Here’s how to fix the most common podcasting problems you may face with iTunes.
How to Fix Common Podcast RSS Feed Problems – TAP271
May 31, 2016 • 30 min
If your RSS feed breaks, your podcast breaks. So here are the most common RSS problems you may face in podcasting and how to fix them.
Should You Host Your Own Podcast RSS Feed? – TAP270
May 24, 2016 • 33 min
Because your RSS feed is the life of your podcast, where you host it is crucial for ownership and control. Here are some things to consider for whether you should host your feed yourself. Feed ownership and hosting are hotly debated among podcast-hosting…
How to Shrink Your Podcast RSS Feed and Why It Matters – TAP269
May 17, 2016 • 41 min
RSS is the core to distributing your podcast. Here’s why the RSS size matters, what affects the feed size, and how to reduce the size of your podcast RSS feed.
Should You Rebrand a Podcast, or Launch a New Show? – TAP268
May 10, 2016 • 42 min
When changing directions in podcasting, should you rebrand your existing podcast and keep your audience, or launch a new podcast and start over from nothing?
Podcasting Tasks You Should and Shouldn’t Delegate – TAP267
May 3, 2016 • 37 min
Feeling frustrated or overwhelmed with your podcasting tasks? You may need to delegate in order to improve!
Overcoming the Hardest Things You May Face in Podcasting – TAP266
Apr 26, 2016 • 42 min
Effective podcasting can be hard work. When hard things come, you may feel like giving up. Here are the hardest things you may face, and some tips for overcoming them.
How to Help the Podcasting Industry Grow – TAP265
Apr 19, 2016 • 29 min
Don’t wait for your friends, family, and people you meet to discover podcasts on their own! Here are six tips to get more people listening to podcasts.
The Best WordPress Themes for Podcasters (2016) – TAP264
Apr 12, 2016 • 32 min
These WordPress themes will help your podcast branding, engagement, and growth. Plus, these best themes could make your podcasting easier!
What Good Are Podcast Ratings and Reviews? – TAP263
Apr 5, 2016 • 35 min
Podcasters often ask for ratings and reviews, and I created My Podcast Reviews to get all your reviews and more. But do ratings and reviews actually matter? Here are 7 ways ratings and reviews are important for your podcast’s growth and success.
How to AVOID Mistakes in Your Podcast – TAP262
Mar 29, 2016 • 29 min
If you hate podcast-editing, then invest the time to avoid making mistakes while podcasting. Here are 5 tips to help you podcast with fewer mistakes.
5 Powerful Ways to Grow Your Podcast’s Audience – TAP261
Mar 22, 2016 • 24 min
Nearly every podcaster wants a bigger audience. Simply promoting your podcast isn’t good enough, you need to actually grow your audience. These five methods will give you the best podcasting growth!
8 Guaranteed Ways to Increase Your Podcast’s Downloads (and Why You Shouldn’t) – TAP260
Mar 15, 2016 • 37 min
Podcasters often focus on increasing downloads for better stats. These tongue-in-cheek ways will boost your podcast download but not grow your audience.
Is Batching Right for Your Podcasting Workflow? – TAP259
Mar 8, 2016 • 32 min
Batching can be an effective way to improve your podcasting workflow. But is it right for your podcast? Consider these benefits and disadvantages.
Apple’s Podcasts Connect and Other Changes for Podcasters (Early 2016) – TAP258
Mar 1, 2016 • 51 min
In February, 2016, Apple launched Podcasts Connect. This new portal gives podcasters the ability to manager their shows in iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts apps. Here’s what you need to know about these podcasting updates.
5 Ways to Optimize Your Podcast Website – TAP257
Feb 23, 2016 • 40 min
Does your podcast website accomplish what it needs to? Here are five ways to optimize your podcast’s site for goals, mobile, SEO, speed, and accessibility.
14 Features Your Podcast Website Needs – TAP256
Feb 16, 2016 • 52 min
How your website functions is highly influenced by the features you add with plugins and coding. Here are my general recommendations for podcast websites.
6 Needs for Your Podcast’s Website Design or WordPress Theme – TAP255
Feb 9, 2016 • 34 min
Ensure your podcast website is designed with these six things to help grow your audience, engage better, and build your authority. These will help you whether you’re hiring a designer, choosing a WordPress theme, or using a website-builder.
How to Choose the Right Hosting for Your Podcast Website – TAP254
Feb 2, 2016 • 32 min
Your podcast needs its own website in order to be successful. Here’s how to choose the right Internet home for your podcasting needs.
10 Podcasting Things You Should Update Every Year – TAP253
Jan 26, 2016 • 46 min
Keep your podcast growing and up to date with these ten things you may want to update at least every year.
How to Plan a Full Year of Your Podcast – TAP252
Jan 19, 2016 • 32 min
How to Plan a Full Year of Your Podcast
What’s Coming from The Audacity to Podcast in 2016 – TAP251
Jan 12, 2016 • 24 min
2015 was a huge year for The Audacity to Podcast! Here are my plans for what I’ll be doing to help podcasters in 2016.
Podcasting Predictions, Fears, and Hopes for 2016 – TAP250
Jan 5, 2016 • 34 min
Several podcasters share expectations, concerns, and anticipations for podcasting in 2016.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Podcasters – TAP249
Dec 29, 2015 • 26 min
It’s the new year and this is a time for many New Year’s resolutions. Here are five podcasting resolutions I suggest for your podcast in the coming 365 days (even if it’s not New Year’s Day). 1. Resolve to publish consistently Consistency is one of the…
Are You a Podcasting Giver, Taker, or Waster? – TAP248
Dec 22, 2015 • 24 min
There are givers, takers, and wasters all around us. Which one are you and your podcast?
8 Things to Make Easier for Your Podcast Audience – TAP247
Dec 15, 2015 • 50 min
Discovery may not be the biggest problem you face in growing your podcast. It could be that your podcast isn’t easy! Here are 8 podcasting tips to help.
Addressing Controversy in Your Podcast with “LAURA” – TAP246
Dec 8, 2015 • 32 min
There are controversial issues in every industry, including those covered by podcasting. Remember “LAURA” when you need to discuss controversy in your podcast.
Gratefulness in Podcasting – TAP245
Dec 1, 2015 • 25 min
Many countries have dedicated annual celebration of thankfulness for all their blessings. How are you expressing gratefulness in your podcasting?
11 Tips to Write Podcast Show Notes FASTER – TAP244
Nov 24, 2015 • 49 min
Next to podcast-editing, show-notes writing is one of the most dreaded parts of podcasting. Here are several suggestions for speeding up the process!
13 Tips for Faster Podcast Editing – TAP243
Nov 10, 2015 • 50 min
Podcast editing is one of the most tedious and hated parts of podcasting. Here are several tips for faster audio- and video-editing.
Ideal Equipment for a Video Podcasting Studio – TAP242
Nov 3, 2015 • 53 min
Video podcasting requires a lot of different gear from audio podcasting. Consider the following 7 categories of podcasting equipment for a video podcast.
Ideal Equipment for an Audio Podcasting Studio – TAP241
Oct 27, 2015 • 46 min
Before you buy all kinds of podcasting gear that you may not need, consider the following 7 categories of equipment for an audio podcast. (I’ll discuss video equipment in the next episode.)
How to Optimize Your Podcasting Studio for Good Video – TAP240
Oct 20, 2015 • 38 min
Recording video (for podcasting, YouTube, or anything else) adds several layers of complexity over standard audio. Here are 6 tips for getting better video from your “studio.”
How to Optimize Your Podcasting Studio for Good Audio – TAP239
Oct 13, 2015 • 35 min
Whatever space you use for podcasting might need a little work on the acoustics to help your podcasts sound better. Here are 6 tips to get you started improving your “studio” for audio.
How to Make a Podcasting Budget – TAP238
Oct 6, 2015 • 38 min
Podcasting costs money. Before you spend more money on podcasting gear, audio or video equipment, and other podcast resources, learn how to create a podcasting budget and stay within it.
How Creation vs. Evolution Theories Affect Your Podcasting – TAP237
Sep 29, 2015 • 22 min
This is not a debate between scientific theories and interpretations of evidence; it’s about your approach toward expectations and efforts in growing your podcast. In science, the theory of special creation postulates that the Bible’s record of history is…
10 Tips for Streaming Live Shows - TAP236
Sep 22, 2015 • 44 min
Periscope and Blab have brought fresh attention to live-streaming. These tips will help you host a better live show regardless of what technology you use.
When and How Should You End a Podcast? – TAP235
Sep 15, 2015 • 25 min
Everything ends, so here are some tips for deciding when to retire your podcast and how to do it without “podfading.”
How to celebrate International Podcast Day – TAP234
Sep 1, 2015 • 32 min
International Podcast Day is September 30. Here’s how to start the conversation and celebrate podcasting!
How Podcasters’ Society will help you grow your podcast from average to amazing – TAP233
Aug 25, 2015 • 37 min
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Podcasters’ Society—an exclusive podcasting community for podcasters like you to equip and encourage you to improve your podcasts.
When to Upgrade Your Podcasting Tools – TAP232
Aug 18, 2015 • 30 min
Microphones, mixers, software, and more podcasting tools can help you podcast better, but when is it actually worth upgrading your podcast equipment?
Podcast Movement 2015 Reactions and Review – TAP231
Aug 11, 2015 • 48 min
Podcast Movement is now the best podcasting conference by and for podcasters. Here are my reactions and review of the 2015 event in Fort Worth, Texas.
What Is Your Biggest Lesson from Podcasting? – TAP230
Aug 4, 2015 • 26 min
Hear great podcasters share their biggest personal, business, and other lessons they have learned from podcasts and podcasting. Recorded live at Podcast Movement 2015.
How to Get the Most from Podcasting and Social-Media Conferences – TAP229
Jul 28, 2015 • 59 min
Conferences are wonderful for networking, learning, and presenting. Here are 21 tips for getting the most from any kind of podcasting or social-media conference or event you may attend.
How to Change the Title of Your Podcast – TAP228
Jul 21, 2015 • 51 min
Whether you’re rebranding your show, or you’re trying to improve your podcasting SEO, here’s everything you need to change your podcast title.
7 New & Noteworthy WordPress Plugins for Podcasters (2015) – TAP227
Jul 14, 2015 • 46 min
WordPress plugins can make your podcast website even better. Here are the best plugins from 2015 I think podcasters should consider.
11 WordPress Troubleshooting Tips – TAP226
Jul 7, 2015 • 50 min
Your WordPress website is crashing, slowing down, or your PowerPress podcast RSS feed is broken. Try these 11 tips to diagnose and repair the most common problems for bloggers and podcasters.
How to Prepare Yourself for Video Podcasting or Live-Streaming – TAP225
Jun 30, 2015 • 49 min
Get yourself ready for video podcasting or live-streaming with these 11 tips!
How to prepare yourself for audio podcasting – TAP224
Jun 22, 2015 • 46 min
Get your body and voice ready for audio podcasting with these 13 preparation tips. These also work great for video!
5 lessons from 5 years of professional podcasting – TAP223
Jun 16, 2015 • 57 min
The Audacity to Podcast is now five years old. These are the biggest five lessons I learned from taking podcasting seriously and professionally for the last five years.
The Future of Podcasting (keynote from Podcast Midwest 2015) – TAP222
Jun 9, 2015 • 28 min
The future of podcasting is more than “more”: more podcasts, more podcasters, more money, more Android/iPhone, etc. I presented this as the opening keynote for Podcast Midwest 2015 in Chicago. Big thanks to Dan Franks and Jared Easley for inviting me to…
15 years of Audacity: interview with creator Roger Dannenberg – TAP221
May 26, 2015 • 37 min
May 28, 2015 is Audacity’s 15th birthday! Celebrate with me as I speak with Audacity founder and creator, Professor Roger Dannenberg. Huge thanks to the whole Audacity team:
8 tools for collaborating with podcast guests and cohosts – TAP220
May 19, 2015 • 34 min
Collaboration is important when podcasting with guests or cohosts. These free and premium tools will help your plan your episodes and show notes better!
Are you podcasting as an amateur, professional, hobbyist, or entrepreneur? – TAP219
May 4, 2015 • 23 min
It seems that podcasts split themselves into two sides: “amateur” and “professional.” But are these really the right labels? How should this affect how you podcast?
Thoughts from Podcast Awards, NMX, and NAB Show 2015 – TAP218
Apr 27, 2015 • 44 min
There were many great topics, podcasting gear, video equipment, and conversations at New Media Expo (NMX) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. Here are my biggest thoughts and takeaways.
Favorite podcasting tools (2015) from New Media Expo – TAP217
Apr 20, 2015 • 42 min
Recorded from New Media Expo 2015, hear podcasters’ favorite podcasting tools and share your own!
What’s new in Audacity 2.1.0 – TAP216
Mar 30, 2015 • 33 min
Celebrate Audacity’s 15th birthday early with version 2.1.0! This introduces real-time effects previews, better monitoring meters, a new and improved noise-reduction effect, support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and more!
How to make your podcast mobile-friendly – TAP215
Mar 23, 2015 • 55 min
People are listening to, watching, and subscribing to podcasts more on mobile devices than anything else. Here are nine things to make your podcast mobile-friendly.
What to do when your podcast isn’t going well – TAP214
Mar 16, 2015 • 29 min
Whether a single podcast episode or a whole podcast series, there will be moments when something isn’t going well. Here’s how you can rescue your podcast.
Should you monetize your podcast?
Mar 10, 2015 • 40 min
Podcasting attracts all kinds of individuals: purists, hobbyists, marketers, traditional broadcasters, wannabe entrepreneurs, and more. Some get into podcasting specifically to make money, some hope just to cover expenses, and some have no plans to…
3 approaches to podcasting that could make or break your success – TAP212
Mar 2, 2015 • 31 min
Whether you’re already podcasting or about to start podcasting, how you approach your show could contribute to success or failure. Here are three approaches you can take, and how to work best with each of them.
Should you podcast in seasons? – TAP211
Feb 23, 2015 • 64 min
Most TV shows are seasonal for good reasons. But does a seasonal schedule or approach have a place in podcasting? Here are the pros and cons.
12 ways to use an iPad or Android tablet with podcasting – TAP210
Feb 17, 2015 • 55 min
Podcasting with an iPad or Android tablet is possible, but have you consider adding a tablet to your current podcasting workflow? Here’s how to use a tablet with your podcast!
5 ways to make your podcast audience love you – TAP209
Feb 9, 2015 • 33 min
Does your audience love your podcast? Do they love you? Here’s how to earn the love of your podcast listeners to grow your podcast.
Ethics in Podcasting? – TAP208
Feb 3, 2015 • 65 min
How ethical are your podcast promotion, profit, promises, and pride? This is a free-flowing episode where I share my genuine thoughts on these issues, after being an “innocent accomplice” to unethical Twitter-bombing.
The 4 cornerstones of a great podcast – TAP207
Jan 26, 2015 • 47 min
Content, presentation, production, and promotion. These are the four cornerstones for a great podcast. A lack of quality in these could hurt the growth of your podcast. But improve these cornerstones and you will grow your podcast.
How podcasters are making money with podcasting – TAP206
Jan 19, 2015 • 88 min
Learn the monetization strategies that other podcasters are using as I’m joined by Brian from ProfitCast in this special crossover episode.
5 product ideas for podcasters – TAP205
Jan 12, 2015 • 30 min
Many podcasters want to make money from podcasting, either to pay for your hobby or for a business.
How to set and achieve SMART goals for your podcast – TAP204
Jan 5, 2015 • 41 min
What goals do you have for your podcast? Are they specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based? Learn how to set and achieve your goals with your podcast!
New live-streaming options for podcasters – TAP203
Dec 15, 2014 • 45 min
Here are the new live-streaming technologies I now recommend to podcasters who want to broadcast live. Also listen to my previous miniseries of episodes about live-streaming at
7 free ways to speed up your website without switching web-hosting – TAP202
Dec 8, 2014 • 34 min
Make your WordPress website load faster with simple, free ways. You may not even have to upgrade your web-hosting!
How to celebrate podcast milestones – TAP201
Dec 1, 2014 • 26 min
Podcasting can have many milestones—episode numbers, birthdays, and more. Here are some suggestions for celebrating your podcast milestones.
Achieving massive success through podcasting (with John Lee Dumas) – TAP200
Nov 24, 2014 • 62 min
To celebrate the 200th episode of my podcast about podcasting, I talk with John Lee Dumas about his massive podcasting success and pull tips and tricks we can use to grow our own podcasts. John Lee Dumas is now making over $200,000 per month because of…
Honest Audello review and the trends of podcasting tools – TAP199
Nov 17, 2014 • 56 min
Audello is a new podcasting service designed to help you build your email list, grow your audience, and build your business. It’s launch was accompanied with a lot of hype. Audello has been called revolutionary as well as “snake-oil sellers.” I’m going to…
13 Ways to Use an Email List for Your Podcast – TAP198
Nov 10, 2014 • 51 min
Email lists aren’t just for marketing. They provide a direct and highly actionable connection with your audience. I now recommend that all podcasters have an email list, and here’s how you can use it!
8 household items to help you podcast better – TAP197
Nov 3, 2014 • 34 min
Before you spend money on expensive podcasting gear, you may already have things in your home or office that can improve the quality of your podcast. Add you own suggestions and stories in the comments!
The 5 PowerPress podcast feeds and when to use them – TAP196
Oct 28, 2014 • 50 min
The Blubrry PowerPress podcasting plugin gives five methods for creating your podcast RSS feed from WordPress. Here’s what each one means and when you should use them.
How to brainstorm future podcast topics – TAP195
Oct 20, 2014 • 40 min
Your podcast needs a plan if you hope to reach any success. I often suggest making a list of topics for podcasting, and here are 4 ways to plan your upcoming podcast topics—whether you’re already podcasting or just launching your podcast.
10 production mistakes podcasters make – TAP194
Oct 13, 2014 • 46 min
We all make podcasting mistakes. Here are 10 things many podcasters do wrong with their podcast production.
9 podcasting news highlights from September, 2014 – TAP193
Oct 6, 2014 • 39 min
September was a big month for podcasting (and also seen as the 10-year anniversary). Here are the nine podcasting news items you should not have missed!
What Can You Accomplish with a Podcast? – TAP192
Sep 29, 2014 • 21 min
Podcasting is an amazing tool by which anyone can use their voice to change the world! In celebration of National Podcast Day, I’ll share four amazing things you can accomplish with a podcast.
How to make great podcast cover art – TAP191
Sep 22, 2014 • 67 min
Podcast cover art is often a potential subscriber’s first impression of your podcast. Here are the technical specs and ten elements of great podcast artwork.
How to deal with negative feedback toward your podcast – TAP190
Sep 15, 2014 • 49 min
The more popular you get, the more likely you’ll receive some negative feedback: a scathing 1-star iTunes review, a nasty email, or mean comments. Here are 10 ways to deal with this negative feedback toward your blog or podcast.
How to use a text-expander for faster podcasting – TAP189
Sep 8, 2014 • 48 min
A text-expander lets you type a few characters and then expands out to full text. Here are ten ways to use TextExpander for OS X or PhraseExpress for Windows to podcast faster.
How much time does it take to podcast? – TAP188
Sep 1, 2014 • 51 min
Happy Labor Day! In celebration of this American holiday, I’ll share how much you should expect podcasting to take, how to speed up your workflow, and how I work with my podcasts.
Top 5 highlights from Podcast Movement 2014 – TAP187
Aug 25, 2014 • 49 min
Podcast Movement 2014 was an amazing podcasting conference! Here are the top highlights for podcasters.
10 ways to use YouTube with podcasting and growing an audience – TAP186
Aug 11, 2014 • 43 min
YouTube is not a podcasting platform, but podcasters can still use YouTube with podcasting. As another point of distribution, YouTube can help with search-engine optimization (SEO), growing your podcast audience, and complementing your platform.
25 free podcasting tools as good as their paid alternatives – TAP185
Aug 4, 2014 • 56 min
Popular, free podcasting tools you can use to create, host, and grow your podcast without buying the premium alternatives. Audio, video, website, and more tools to help you be a successful podcaster without having to be rich.
What to do when you don’t feel like blogging or podcasting – TAP184
Jul 28, 2014 • 37 min
We’ve all had days where we just didn’t feel ready to write or speak. Here are ten tips for how to blog or podcast when you don’t feel like it.
Should you podcast under your real name, or a pseudonym? – TAP183
Jul 21, 2014 • 38 min
Some podcasters will consider using a fake name for themselves to protect their identity while podcasting. This also applies to blogging and making YouTube videos. Learn more about when a pseudonym is a good idea and when it would be the wrong decision…
Are you really a “podcaster” and should you really be podcasting? – TAP182
Jul 14, 2014 • 46 min
Is “podcast” really the right label for the content we produce? Can just any audio or video content on the Internet be a podcast? And is podcasting really the thing you should be doing for your hobby or business? This is a special miniseries to challenge…
Does your podcast NEED interaction or an email list? – TAP181
Jul 7, 2014 • 49 min
Interaction often sets podcasting apart from traditional media. Podcast listeners have learned that hosts are generally responsive and feedback is often included. But do you need to interact in order to have a successful podcast? Marketers are always…
Is iTunes really THE place for podcasts? Do you NEED a mobile app? – TAP180
Jun 30, 2014 • 48 min
Most podcasters will consider iTunes as the podcast directory. But should you stop there? Or should you even bother with iTunes and get a mobile app for your podcast instead? This is a special miniseries to challenge the ideas podcasters have accepted as…
Does SEO really matter in podcasting? – TAP179
Jun 23, 2014 • 54 min
Everyone talks about your search-engine optimization (SEO) with _every_ platform on the web. But does SEO really matter if you host a podcast instead of blogging? This topic was suggested by Joshua C. Liston: “Does keyword-loading your show title/author…
Do you REALLY need to edit your podcasts? What about authenticity? – TAP178
Jun 16, 2014 • 68 min
Editing is a savior to some, and hell to others. But do you really need to edit your podcasts? Or should you be editing when you don’t? This is a special miniseries to challenge the ideas podcasters have accepted as truth for years. Some will stand up…
Do you REALLY need audio/visual branding or promos for your podcast? – TAP177
Jun 10, 2014 • 54 min
You’ve probably considered your branding and promos as tools to grow your podcast audience, or to look and sound better. But are these worth the costs, or might there be better ways to reach these podcasting goals? This is a special miniseries to…
Should you launch your podcast with Episode 0? Does iTunes New and Noteworthy REALLY matter? – TAP176
Jun 2, 2014 • 50 min
“Episode 0” is a common strategy to help you launch your podcast in iTunes and help you get into “New & Noteworthy.” But do either of these actually matter for starting your podcast? This is a special miniseries to challenge the ideas podcasters have…
Are episode numbers REALLY necessary? – TAP175
May 26, 2014 • 51 min
Do episode numbers really matter to you or your audience? Is there a better way to title your episodes or make your show-notes URLs? This is a special miniseries to challenge the ideas podcasters have accepted as truth for years. Some will stand up…
Does audio/video quality ACTUALLY matter? Is a dynamic mic REALLY the best? – TAP174
May 19, 2014 • 49 min
The quality of your podcast production may be a criterion people use for choosing their podcasts, but how much does it really matter? Dynamic microphones are also praised as the best microphones (with the Heil PR40 being the “golden standard”). But is…
Do you REALLY need passion? Is consistency THAT important? – TAP173
May 12, 2014 • 52 min
Passion and consistency are two qualities that most podcasters herald as requirements for podcasting. But do you really need these qualities to succeed with your podcast? Let’s challenge this podcasting assumption and find out! This is a special…
Does audience size REALLY matter? Should you REALLY monetize? – TAP172
May 5, 2014 • 57 min
It seems every podcaster wants a big audience and wants sponsorships. But do you really need either of these to be successful? Can you make money with a small audience? Should you really try to get sponsors with a big audience? From the perspective of…
Do you REALLY need podcast stats or media hosting? – TAP171
Apr 28, 2014 • 46 min
Stats help you measure your audience and performance. Media hosting moves your podcast files away from your website server. But are either of these services really necessary for podcasting?
Do you REALLY need a website and WordPress for podcasting? – TAP170
Apr 21, 2014 • 32 min
I usually recommend self-hosted WordPress for podcasting from your own website, and so do many other professionals. But is this really the best option for running your podcast and creating your podcast RSS feed? This is a special miniseries to challenge…
How to host multiple podcasts on a single website – TAP169
Apr 14, 2014 • 41 min
How to setup WordPress and PowerPress to let your one website host several podcasts. Learn about custom channels, category podcasting, and third-party providers.
5 steps to pick what you should podcast about – TAP168
Apr 7, 2014 • 37 min
Choosing the right topic for your podcast can seem difficult. Here are five questions to ask yourself with picking the right ideas for your future podcasting.
What is RSS? And why you MUST own yours – TAP167
Mar 31, 2014 • 36 min
RSS makes podcasting possible. I’ll explain what RSS is and why not owning your RSS feed could mean losing all of your subscribers.
10 super-simple tricks for speeding up your podcasting workflow – TAP166
Mar 24, 2014 • 46 min
Imagine publishing podcast episodes faster! These simple hacks will improve your podcasting workflow in the little details. Each of these may take only a few minutes to setup and may not seem to save much time. But even saving 30 seconds per day adds up…
6 P’s for a Proven Podcasting Workflow – TAP165
Mar 17, 2014 • 47 min
How do you podcast from nothing to a finished, publicized episode? Here are six main steps with key implementations to make a podcasting workflow like the professionals!
Podcasting “preflight” checklist – TAP164
Mar 10, 2014 • 51 min
Before you press record, make sure you’ve checked these 20 things to ensure a quality podcast.
Should your podcast be audio, or video? – TAP163
Mar 3, 2014 • 51 min
Whether you’re a new or experienced podcaster, you may face the decision of whether to be in audio or video podcasting. Here are the pros and cons of each format, and things you should consider.
What to do when your podcast makes money – TAP162
Feb 24, 2014 • 40 min
You’ve finally started making money podcasting! Now you must decide how to handle that income. Here are ten tips for what to do with podcast profits.
11 web pages your podcast needs and how to create them – TAP161
Feb 17, 2014 • 52 min
Your podcast website should house more than just your episode archive. Here are eleven pages to make your website better for you, your audience, and even sponsors! I recommend tools (some free, some premium) for making these pages.
How to start a podcast in 10 steps – TAP160
Feb 10, 2014 • 60 min
Back to basics! This isn’t a detailed process for how to edit episodes, setup your website, or get into iTunes. These are the core 10 principles for starting a podcast, even if it’s not your first time!
Should you cover the same niche as someone else? – TAP159
Feb 3, 2014 • 44 min
It’s great to be the first person in a niche. But don’t be discouraged if you’re not. Consider the following seven points to help you embrace your differences, despite the existing “competition,” or find a better niche for your blog or podcast.
5 ways to overcome a podcast failure – TAP158
Jan 27, 2014 • 45 min
Don’t get discouraged when something goes terribly wrong and you’re ashamed to release something you’ve recorded. Try these five tips for handling these potentially embarrassing mistakes in podcasting.
Should you podcast while sick? – TAP157
Jan 20, 2014 • 33 min
Sickness hits almost everyone at some point. Consider these five questions before you press record. (Remember that I can’t give medical advice, so these are things for you to consider and decide for yourself or ask a doctor.)
Your Podcasting Successes in 2013 and Goals for 2014 – TAP156
Jan 14, 2014 • 54 min
Recorded live from New Media Expo 2014, today’s The Audacity to Podcast episode talks about a lot of feedbacks from the Podcasters themselves about their podcast success in 2013, as well as their goals for 2014.
Top 10 podcasting news highlights from 2013 – TAP155
Dec 30, 2013 • 51 min
Podcasting continues to grow and 2013 is no exception. Here is a 2013 podcasting year in review.
5 Timeless Reasons to Start Podcasting NOW – TAP154
Dec 16, 2013 • 41 min
Learn timeless ideas to help you launch your podcast today, with some bonus tips on why you should launch before the year is over.
9 ways to take podcasting seriously – TAP153
Dec 9, 2013 • 49 min
Being serious and professional about your podcast will help you get sponsors (and make money!), grow your audience, and strengthen your authority—even if you’re a hobbyist podcaster! Learn how to podcast like you mean it!
7 ways to make podcasting fun – TAP152
Dec 2, 2013 • 37 min
Whether you’re on the edge of podfading, or you just want some more excitement in your podcast, injecting some fun can help reignite the passion. Here’s how to podcast and have fun doing it, too!
9 considerations for podcasting headphones – TAP151
Nov 18, 2013 • 54 min
Headphones can help you record and edit your podcast better. Picking the right headphones is a highly subjective process, but here are nine things you should consider before buying headphones for your podcast.
A podcaster’s biggest mistakes and how you can avoid them – TAP150
Nov 11, 2013 • 60 min
Since I first learned how to podcast, I’ve made my own share of mistakes (we were all newbies at one point). In celebration of my 150th episode, I share my top mistakes, and how you can avoid making the same mistakes, or fix them if you’re too late. Get…
10 email and web addresses every podcast needs – TAP149
Nov 4, 2013 • 42 min
Successful podcasting isn’t just about what you share in your episodes, but also what makes the entire experience easy, professional, and effective. Check out my ten suggestions for the email addresses and webpages your podcast needs.
The good, bad, and ugly podcasting lessons from the 9th Podcast Awards – TAP148
Oct 28, 2013 • 53 min
Learn more about what podcasters should and shouldn’t be doing based on the review and grading process for the Podcast Awards.
What to do when you’re out of podcast hosting space – TAP147
Oct 14, 2013 • 34 min
Podcast hosting can be a valuable asset, especially when you have a limited upload plan (as with most media hosts). When you fill up your monthly media upload limit, you still have a few options.
Should you script, ad-lib, or outline your podcast episodes? – TAP146
Oct 7, 2013 • 35 min
Whether you’re launching your first podcast, or thinking of reformatting the one you have, you should think a lot about how you will present your content.
Post-production editing vs. live-mixing (podcasting workflow) – TAP145
Sep 30, 2013 • 53 min
Should you edit your podcast after you’ve recorded it, or mix everything together while you record? I’ll give you some pros and cons to consider.
How to find time for podcasting – TAP144
Sep 23, 2013 • 45 min
9 steps to help you make time for running a successful podcast.
How to backup your podcasts, WordPress website, and more – TAP143
Sep 16, 2013 • 42 min
You never realize how important quality backups are until you desperately need them. Here are several ways you can (and should) backup your podcasts, website, and even personal computer.
5 podcasting tool updates you should know about – TAP142
Sep 9, 2013 • 41 min
Five updates to podcasting tools that you should know about, and how to take advantage of them.
10 elements of powerful podcast promos – TAP141
Sep 2, 2013 • 67 min
Learn tips for producing your own podcast promos! Mike and Izabela Russell, from Music Radio Creative, are experts in audio branding and production. They join Daniel J. Lewis in this episode to help you better grow your podcast the audio and even video…
7 Audacity features you’ll miss in Adobe Audition – TAP140
Aug 26, 2013 • 30 min
At the end of 2012, I shared 7 reasons why I was switching from Audacity to Adobe Audition. I don’t regret that decision, but there are 7 more things that I miss now that I’m using Audition.
Why use self-hosted WordPress for podcasting? – TAP139
Aug 19, 2013 • 41 min
7 reasons you should use WordPress on your own web hosting instead of choosing another platform.
Should you use profanity in your podcast? – TAP138
Aug 12, 2013 • 41 min
Profanity is a controversial subject in podcasting. If you’re the type to use foul or explicit language, consider several important things before you include this in your podcast.
What 1 billion subscriptions means for podcasting – TAP137
Aug 5, 2013 • 31 min
More about Apple’s announcement and the implications for podcasts. Also learn about YouTube live-streaming and the Electro Voice RE20.
How podcasters can use Pinterest for promoting, ideas, and more – TAP136
Jul 29, 2013 • 54 min
Cynthia Sanchez shares tips for using Pinterest to promote your podcast, create better content, and get more followers. Check out Oh So Pinteresting podcast at
8 ways people consume podcasts and how to make a better experience – TAP135
Jul 22, 2013 • 46 min
Podcasts are watched or listened to in a variety of ways and places that you may not expect. Forgetting these things could make you podcast difficult to consume and thus annoy your audience.
5 WordPress plugins for faster blogging and podcasting – TAP134
Jul 16, 2013 • 4 min
Speed up your blogging and podcasting workflow with these five great WordPress plugins. They’ll reduce your steps, optimize your site, and save lots of time.
The best podcast hosting options – TAP133
Jul 8, 2013 • 58 min
No matter how you podcast, it needs to be hosted somewhere. You should have web hosting and media hosting that will grow with your podcast. I’ll suggest your best options to consider.
How to Prevent Podfading and Podcasting Burnout – TAP132
Jul 1, 2013 • 54 min
Podcasting is supposed to be full of passion. But what happens if you feel burned out and want to quit, or you can feel that coming? I share 10 tips to prevent the podcasting burnout, or save yourself from it.
How iOS 7 will affect podcasting – TAP131
Jun 24, 2013 • 30 min
Apple recently previewed the upcoming version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7. This version is a radical redesign from previous versions, but comes with some things that affect podcasters.
6 podcasting clichés you should avoid – TAP130
Jun 17, 2013 • 44 min
WARNING: strong opinions ahead! Proceed with caution and please add your own thoughts, additions, or disagreements in the comments. In my opinion, these are the top six clichés podcasters often forget, but that we should try hard to avoid with some…
4 reasons podcasters should be blogging (with Ms. Ileane) – TAP129
Jun 10, 2013 • 45 min
If you’re focusing on only podcasting, you could be missing huge potential to grow your audience! My guest Ms. Ileane from will inspire you to add blogging to your podcast strategy.
Why you need a podcast-only RSS feed and how to make it – TAP128
Jun 3, 2013 • 49 min
Learn about a podcast-only RSS feed, three options for creating one, and how to fix if you already podcast without it.
5 reasons your podcast audience isn’t growing – TAP127
May 20, 2013 • 43 min
Podcasters always want to know how to get more listeners or viewers. But you should also consider what you may be doing that is preventing you from growing your audience.
How to Change Your Podcast Information in iTunes/Apple Podcasts – TAP126
May 13, 2013 • 68 min
Everything about how your show is listed in the iTunes podcast directory (and many other podcast directories) is pulled directly from your RSS feed. Here’s what you need to know to change the information.
Changing the Format of Your Podcast – TAP125
May 6, 2013 • 62 min
I’m retiring my 5-episode pattern for Audacity focus, but I’ll give you several tips to help when you decide to make big changes to your podcast. This topic was inspired by my own decisions for The Audacity to Podcast as well as a Twitter conversation…
10 reasons you should get a mixer for podcasting – TAP124
Apr 29, 2013 • 41 min
The simplest reason to get a mixer is to mix things and have more control. But mixers can make many tasks much easier for podcast production.
When should your podcast have its own forum? – TAP123
Apr 22, 2013 • 47 min
You’ve probably thought about starting a forum for your podcast. This can often be an amazing thing for your podcast. Consider these things before you launch a forum for your podcast.
Niche podcasting for 100s of episodes, with Dave Jackson – TAP122
Apr 15, 2013 • 66 min
As the original podcaster about podcasting, Dave Jackson has seen a lot of change in the industry. We talk about his experience, where podcasts are going, how to make money podcasting, and share some podcasting tips.
10 cheap accessories every podcaster should have – TAP121
Apr 8, 2013 • 49 min
It’s fun to talk about the big equipment podcasters use: microphones, mixers, software, cameras, and so on. But having a supply of these small accessories will keep you sane when you try to podcast.
How to extract audio clips from movies and TV shows with Audacity – TAP120
Apr 1, 2013 • 46 min
Audacity can’t edit videos, but it can edit the audio from videos. It’s easy to import audio into an audio-editor for grabbing sound clips. I found this to be better than my previous analog recording workflow.
Podcast mic comparisons – TAP119
Mar 26, 2013 • 24 min
See and hear the difference between popular microphones for audio and video podcasts: Heil PR40, Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB, Nady SP1-1, and the Giant Squid Audio Lab lavalier.
6 best online communities for podcasters, plus etiquette tips – TAP118
Mar 18, 2013 • 49 min
Podcasters like to hang out with other podcasters and get help, learn about the tools, and share their experience. I think these are the best forums for talking about podcasting. My opinions are based on the frequency and quality of discussion. Please…
How to add or change your podcast cover art – TAP117
Mar 12, 2013 • 48 min
Apple recently emailed podcasters to remind them (again) about the requirements for being featured in iTunes. The language is very specific for easily misunderstood. I’ll explain this for you and tell you how you can change your podcast cover art or add…
20+ podcasting tools worth paying for – TAP116
Mar 4, 2013 • 59 min
Learn what audio equipment, software, plugins, and other podcasting gear are all worth spending money to get. These will improve your podcast!
Top 5 reasons to use Audacity for podcasting – TAP115
Feb 25, 2013 • 26 min
There are plenty of audio-editing software choices. So why go with a free, open-source app for professional productions?
10 tips for podcasting with cohosts – TAP114
Feb 18, 2013 • 43 min
Having a regular cohost in your podcast can make your podcast more conversational, personal, and more thorough with alternative perspectives. These tips will help you to podcast with others.
16 things you should consider before launching another podcast – TAP113
Feb 11, 2013 • 59 min
There comes a time in every podcaster’s life when he or she wants to start another podcast. These questions and tips will help you determine whether it’s right for you, and how to start well.
How will you podcast differently in 2013? – TAP112
Feb 4, 2013 • 30 min
Hear how other podcasters will change their podcasting in 2013 to help reach new goals.
Podcasting News: Audacity 2.0.3, PowerPress update, patent lawsuit, SpeakPipe, and New Media Expo – TAP111
Jan 28, 2013 • 49 min
Hear the latest about Audacity’s update, an important security update for PowerPress, the “podcasting patent” from Personal Audio, SpeakPipe’s new paid plans, New Media Expo, and more in this “eleventy-first” podcast episode.
8 time-saving tips and tricks for Audacity – TAP110
Jan 22, 2013 • 39 min
Learn how to edit audio projects much faster with simple tricks in Audacity.
What’s coming in 2013 – TAP109
Dec 31, 2012 • 39 min
2013 will be a big year of change for The Audacity to Podcast! I hope my sharing of my plans will inspire your podcasting.
4 ways to create community—not competition—with other podcasters – TAP108
Dec 17, 2012 • 49 min
“Peace on earth” is great, but podcast rivalry or antagonism can be painful and counterproductive. Instead, use these tips to build community among others podcasting in your niche. Check round 6 at for a great, relevant…
How podcasting breaks and frequency affect subscribers – TAP107
Dec 10, 2012 • 49 min
Sometimes, you need a break from podcasting, whether planned or unexpected. Here are some tips for handling this with the least negative affect on your viewers or listeners.
7 reasons I’m switching from Audacity to Audition (and why you shouldn’t) – TAP106
Dec 3, 2012 • 57 min
Audacity is free and Adobe Audition is $349. Are there really benefits to Audition that are worth the big price tag? I share why Audition may be best for my podcasting workflow, but why you probably shouldn’t switch.
What podcasters are thankful for in podcasting – TAP105
Nov 26, 2012 • 44 min
Software, equipment, people, and accomplishments that podcasters are thankful for in podcasting. Links and shownotes at
How to get feedback from your audience – TAP104
Nov 12, 2012 • 45 min
Not receiving emails or voicemails from your podcast listeners or blog readers? Then learn 5 things you can do to change that!
8 ways to receive feedback – TAP103
Nov 5, 2012 • 45 min
Podcasters and bloggers love feedback from their audience, but are you providing enough or the right ways for your listeners/readers to share their opinions? Learn eight options you can add for your community to share their perspective with you.
21 things podcasters should learn from the Podcast Awards – TAP102
Oct 29, 2012 • 44 min
Hear several lessons you should learn for improving your podcast and standing out from the rest!
A behind-the-scenes look at complicated podcast episodes – TAP101
Oct 21, 2012 • 33 min
Hear from the inside and hindsight of how Daniel planned and organized the massive 100th episode, and hear tips for working with any other complicated podcast with lots of feedback, notes, and ideas.
100 amazing podcasting tips from successful podcasters – TAP100
Oct 15, 2012 • 49 min
Unique, profound, and unconsidered tips from other podcasters to help you make your podcasts so much better! Links and shownotes at
Top 5 reasons to use an external recorder for podcasting – TAP099
Oct 8, 2012 • 43 min
External audio recorders provide many benefits and greater reliability over recording into PCs. Although recording directly into a computer can often be fine for podcasting, here are five reasons you may want to podcast with an external recorder.
Snapping in Audacity, podcast frequency, ending a podcast, and MP3 file sizes – TAP098
Oct 1, 2012 • 35 min
Get podcasting answers on how to turn off selection snapping in Audacity, whether podcasting less than weekly hurts, how to end a limited-episode podcast and not be removed from iTunes, and how to reduce MP3 file sizes.
How to leave FeedBurner [in-depth audio] – TAP097
Sep 24, 2012 • 67 min
Bloggers and podcasters are panicking that Google could be shutting down FeedBurner. I don’t believe that will happen, but these steps will explain how you can move anyway. You may want to change your feed so it uses your domain, but still filters through…
How to Fix a Podcast Mistake – TAP096
Sep 17, 2012 • 56 min
Follow these 7 steps to fix your podcast when you make big or little mistakes—even if you already published the episode! 1. You may need to temporarily unpublish 2. Re-edit your master files 3. Change or keep the file name, depending on needs 4. Re-upload…
How to use Chains in Audacity to save time – TAP095
Sep 10, 2012 • 30 min
Learn how to simplify repetitive tasks editing audio by making custom Chains in Audacity.
How to Make Money through Audible from Your Blog or Podcast – TAP094
Aug 27, 2012 • 31 min
Monetize your blog or podcast easily with an Audible affiliate and earn $15 per FREE trial you refer!
5 Steps to an UNSTOPPABLE Vision for Your Blog or Podcast – TAP093
Aug 20, 2012 • 45 min
When your podcast has goals, you have the right focus, you know where you want to be, and take steps to get there, ´╗┐nothing´╗┐ will stop your vision!
Should your podcast or blog have its own Twitter account? – TAP092
Aug 13, 2012 • 40 min
Learn when you should or shouldn’t have a Twitter account for your blogging or podcasting brand.
How to use Gmail the RIGHT WAY for podcast feedback email – TAP091
Aug 6, 2012 • 43 min
Gmail is a fantastic email client, and I highly recommend it for podcasters. I’ll show you how to use Gmail without giving a address.
How to organize audio/video podcast projects – TAP090
Jul 30, 2012 • 42 min
Recording into Audacity can be fun and easy. But organizing the projects, especially if you have many episodes, can seem overwhelming. Here are several to help you keep things organized.
Is FeedBurner still necessary for blogging and podcasting? – TAP089
Jul 23, 2012 • 47 min
Is FeedBurner still relevant and useful to bloggers and podcasters? I share 8 things FeedBurner can do, and 8 things it can’t or shouldn’t do, and let you decide based on your needs.
5 things that WILL enhance your podcast – TAP088
Jul 16, 2012 • 31 min
Learn how a few investments can improve your audio or video podcast. Each of these do cost time or money, but are well worth it!
5 things that WON’T enhance your podcast – TAP087
Jul 9, 2012 • 24 min
If you’re looking for ways to improve your podcast, skip these. They may improve your podcasting workflow, but they won’t make your podcast better.
Audacity 2.0.1 update and Apple’s Podcasts app for iOS – TAP086
Jul 2, 2012 • 49 min
Why Audacity 2.0.1 is the most-helpful update and you should get it. And how Apple’s Podcasts app for iOS works and will benefit podcasters.
4 steps to make every podcast voicemail feedback better – TAP085
Jun 25, 2012 • 42 min
Podcasters know how exciting it is to receive a voicemail! With some basic editing, these voicemail messages can also be enjoyable for the rest of your listeners.
How podcasting led from a hobby to a dream – TAP084
Jun 18, 2012 • 48 min
Hear Daniel J. Lewis’s story of podcasting and how it enabled him to follow his dreams.
7 tips for effective blog/podcast cards – TAP083
Jun 12, 2012 • 40 min
Learn how “business cards” for your blog or podcast can help you promote and grow your audience.
New iTunes specs for podcasting and PowerPress 4.0 – TAP082
May 28, 2012 • 45 min
Learn about Apple’s new podcast specs for iTunes, what this means for podcasters (especially the new cover art recommendation), and how PowerPress 4.0 meets these needs and adds new features.
5 tips to sound great with ANY microphone – TAP081
May 21, 2012 • 48 min
Simple mic technique can fix your podcast from sounding cheap and amateur to far more professional. Apply these five simple tricks to sound better podcasting!
Turning a podcast into a business (with Gordon Firemark) – TAP080
May 7, 2012 • 49 min
Want to earn money, get tax benefits, or gain press access with your podcast? Then you need these legal answers with Gordon Firemark. He also shares what to do when you get a lawyer letter.
Why you need your own privacy policies, disclosures, and releases for blogging or podcasting – TAP079
Apr 30, 2012 • 49 min
How to easily make a privacy policy and what it should contain, how to get releases for your cohosts and guests, necessary disclaimers and disclosures, and how to avoid defamation. Legal answers with Gordon Firemark.
Trademarks for Bloggers and Podcasters (with Gordon Firemark) – TAP078
Apr 23, 2012 • 35 min
Show you claim something as a trademark? Do you have to register trademarks? How can we protect trademarks in social media? And more trademark questions answered by entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark.
Copyright laws for bloggers and podcasters – TAP077
Apr 16, 2012 • 48 min
Can you use copyrighted material in your personal podcast? What about “fair use”? And more copyright questions answered by entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark.
7 free and easy ways to give your podcast new life – TAP076
Apr 9, 2012 • 46 min
It may feel like your podcast is dying. That doesn’t always mean it’s time to quit. Sometimes, your podcast just needs a bit of new life! If you have extra money to spend, I also include some bonus tips. This is more than just finding content for your…
5 reasons bloggers and podcasters MUST have audacity – TAP075
Apr 2, 2012 • 33 min
Learn why you need guts to blog or podcast. It’s not just about a computer program.
Is Zune still important for podcasters? – TAP074
Mar 26, 2012 • 46 min
Rob Greenlee from Zune tells us that the Zune Marketplace isn’t dead, and we talk about the future of Zune and podcasting in general.
New SEO for Google, Audacity 2.0, New iPad, Mobile-Friendly [podcasting news] – TAP073
Mar 19, 2012 • 37 min
Is your blog or podcast ready for Google’s new algorithm? Should you update to Audacity 2.0? What the new iPad means for podcasters. Becoming mobile-friendly.
How to Use PowerPress to Setup Your WordPress Blog for Podcasting – TAP072
Mar 12, 2012 • 51 min
Learn how to setup Blubrry’s PowerPress plugin for WordPress, including feed and iTunes settings, category podcasting, channels, and how to attach podcast episodes.
Accents, Cover Art, and Stitcher’s Terms [feedback] – TAP071
Mar 5, 2012 • 40 min
Will a native-language accent turn away listeners? How to fix a cover art display issue. And whether Stitcher’s legalese is evil.
How to Use Truncate Silence and Sound Smarter with Audacity – TAP070
Feb 27, 2012 • 57 min
Learn how to remove verbal crutches and automatically shorten long silences.
Top Podcast Directories and How to Get in Them – TAP069
Feb 20, 2012 • 43 min
The worldwide web is a big place and having your podcast on just your website will prevent you from growing an audience—or getting one in the first place.
Podcasting Stuff You MUST Get Right the First Time – TAP068
Feb 13, 2012 • 71 min
Podcasters don’t have to be perfect, and it’s easy to fix most of our mistakes. But here are thirteen things that you can’t fix later if you don’t get it right when you start podcasting. Most of these apply to blogs, too.
11 Ways to Use Twitter to Promote Your Blog or Podcast – TAP067
Feb 6, 2012 • 66 min
Twitter can be a tool to find, grow, and mature your audience, as well as a great way to promote your blogging and podcasting. Here are eleven ways to help you succeed!
Live calls, chatrooms, Audacity plugins, and podcast cards [Feedback] – TAP066
Jan 30, 2012 • 48 min
How to take live phone or Skype calls, managing Audacity plugins, effectiveness of podcast cards, live-streaming a Skype conversation, how to get a chatroom, and multiple USB mics/inputs on Windows.
Audacity Compressor Showdown – TAP065
Jan 23, 2012 • 70 min
The contestants: Audacity’s built-in compressor, Chris’s Dynamic Compressor, C3 Multiband Compressor, and Levelator. I was personally surprised by the winner.
TAP064: 13 Ways to Be a Great Podcast LISTENER
Jan 16, 2012 • 49 min
As podcasters, we should be setting the examples of being great listeners and encouraging our audiences to be the same.
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) vs. Blogging and Podcasting – TAP063
Jan 9, 2012 • 43 min
This is a hot topic for Internet content-creators: bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers—almost anyone with a presence on the Internet could be affected.
11 Ways to Improve Your Blog or Podcast in 2012 – TAP062
Jan 2, 2012 • 40 min
While everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions in their personal lives, think about how you can improve your blogging and podcasting passions in 2012.
What’s New in Audacity 1.3.14 – TAP061
Dec 19, 2011 • 35 min
Listen to hear me comment on the following new features in Audacity 1.3.14.
How to record and edit a podcast with Audacity – TAP060
Dec 12, 2011 • 57 min
Back to basics! Learn what you need to edit your first podcast and some tips you may have missed if you’re already podcasting with Audacity.
Should You Podcast in Mono or Stereo? – TAP059
Dec 6, 2011 • 43 min
5 things to consider as you decide whether stereo or mono is best for podcasting: 1. File size 2. Bandwidth 3. Download speed 4. Audio quality 5. Listeners
How to start a blog or podcast website and hosting recommendations – TAP058
Nov 29, 2011 • 28 min
5 simple steps to get your own website, install WordPress, and start blogging or podcasting: 1. Pick a domain 2. Get web hosting from either or 3. Install WordPress. 4. Install plugins 5. Publish content
How to Find Content for Your Blog or Podcast – TAP057
Nov 14, 2011 • 41 min
Learn twelve things you can do to get content for blogging or podcasting.
9 Things Audacity Doesn’t or Can’t Do – TAP056
Nov 7, 2011 • 43 min
Like any program, Audacity has its limits that can’t be broken. Each of the following would be best done in a different program.
Top 7 Deadly Fears of Podcasting – TAP055
Oct 31, 2011 • 54 min
We chase away the undead ideas that scare away many people from podcasting or blogging, or frighten even seasoned podcasters or bloggers.
9 Tips for How to Grow Your Audience by Attending Social-Media Events – TAP054
Oct 24, 2011 • 49 min
In-person social-media events are a lot of fun and can be opportunities to grow your audience. Learn 9 tips for taking advantage of these events without being a spammer.
How to Setup and Use Feedburner for Blogging or Podcasting – TAP053
Oct 11, 2011 • 58 min
Feedburner provides useful subscription stats and powerful overrides that any blogger or podcasting can use. Learn how to setup Feedburner with your WordPress website for your blog or podcast.
How to properly add ID3 tags to audio podcasts – TAP052
Oct 3, 2011 • 44 min
Learn what ID3-tagging software you can use (most free), how to enter ID3 tags, and taking advantage of iTunes fields for podcasting with PowerPress.
How to Pick the Best Time to Live-Stream or Publish a Podcast – TAP051
Sep 26, 2011 • 48 min
Whether live-streaming or only offering a download, your timing is important! Learn some tips on picking the best time for you and your audience.
How to Improve Your Voice from a Cheap Microphone with Audacity – TAP050
Sep 19, 2011 • 52 min
Learn three easy Audacity tips for making your voice sound better, regardless of what microphone you use.
9 Steps to Better Podcast Show Notes and 7 Benefits – TAP049
Sep 12, 2011 • 58 min
Your shownotes are the life of your Internet home for your podcast. Writing and posting them effectively will give you several benefits. 1. Start with your outline first (yes, redundant) 2. Include all links and references 3. Use headings for hierarchy 4.…
Productivity Tips for Podcasters, with Stever Robbins (@GetItDoneGuy) – TAP048
Aug 29, 2011 • 58 min
Stever Robbins, host of the Get It Done Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More, and author of Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, shares his tips to help us podcast more and better by being more productive.
9 must-haves for a live-streaming page – TAP047
Aug 22, 2011 • 57 min
Your podcast’s live page shouldn’t be merely another page on your site. This page needs special content and optimization to be effective. Learn nine things you should include on this page.
How to put a live chat room on a podcast website – TAP046
Aug 15, 2011 • 49 min
Encourage viewer-participation with a chat room during your live-streaming, podcast-recording sessions.
How to embed live-streaming video on a podcast website – TAP045
Aug 8, 2011 • 59 min
Once you have your podcasting gear setup, it’s time to pick your live-streaming service and embed it on your website!
How to Live-Stream and Record a Podcast with Others – TAP044
Aug 2, 2011 • 51 min
You’ve added a cohost to your podcast, and you want to record in front of a live Internet audience. We’ve previously talked about recording multiple onsite cohosts. But if your cohost is offsite, there are ways you can record and live-stream with just a…
How to Live-Stream Yourself While Podcasting – TAP043
Jul 25, 2011 • 56 min
Continuing the series of how to live-stream your podcast while recording, we’ll look at how to do it when you’re flying solo.
How to Podcast Live: 5 Reasons, 4 Cautions – TAP042
Jul 18, 2011 • 42 min
This is the launch of a miniseries about live-podcasting. Before we get into the “how to podcast live” specifics, it’s best to answer why you should podcast live.
WordPress Plugins for Podcasting (or Blogging) – TAP041
Jul 11, 2011 • 54 min
Whether you’re only a blogger, a blogger wanting to upgrade to podcasting, or a podcaster trying to do things better, this list of WordPress plugins will help you. These are all compatible with WordPress 3.2.
10 Tips for How to Keep Audacity from Crashing – TAP040
Jun 27, 2011 • 32 min
I have almost never had problems with Audacity, except when I did something stupid. If you’d like similar success, try the following and share any suggestions and experience you have.
5 Ways to Make Money from Your Podcast or Blog – TAP039
Jun 13, 2011 • 74 min
Whether you have a small or large podcast, you can make money from it. While this is not an exhaustive list, Daniel J. Lewis shares his top five ways to monetize the content you’re posting on the Internet in your podcast or blog.
Recording Skype Calls, Multiple USB Mics, Soundboard 2.0, and Video Podcasting [Feedback] – TAP038
Jun 1, 2011 • 53 min
Listeners share their software and tricks for podcasting, as well as get their questions answered.
5 Steps to an Effective (Podcast) Website – TAP037
May 16, 2011 • 66 min
Your website is the Internet home for your podcast. Here are several easy things you can do to make your website appeal to gain more listeners and make it easier for current subscribers.
3 Ways to Record Multiple Onsite Podcast Hosts – TAP036
May 3, 2011 • 52 min
Learn how to effectively use three ways of recording more than one person in a podcast, and how to avoid ineffective ineffective applications of the same three ways.
What’s New in Audacity 1.3.13 (with screenshots) – TAP035
Apr 18, 2011 • 59 min
I share the full list of changes in Audacity 1.3.13 and personal experience with several of them. Ron Eastwood shared a fun special effect in Audacity.
How to Apply Special Effects with Audacity or a Mixer – TAP034
Apr 6, 2011 • 48 min
Make your voice or music sound crazy with these special effects that you can apply post-process (after recording) or in real-time with a mixer.
HTML5 Audio and Video Players and Blubrry PowerPress 2.0 – TAP033
Mar 21, 2011 • 39 min
It’s now possible and easy for you to upgrade your podcast website to support an HTML5 audio/video player, but not leave Flash Player behind.
Truth about iTunes Subscriptions and Dropped pingPodcast – TAP032
Mar 7, 2011 • 46 min
What you’ve heard about iTunes’s auto “unsubscribing” and pingPodcast is probably wrong. Hear some truth plus two new launches for podcasters.
Rethinking and More Podcasts about Podcasting – TAP031
Mar 2, 2011 • 31 min
I’m rethinking the “podcaster’s theme” for WordPress, the podcast megasite, and weekly podcast schedule. I also share more podcasts about podcasting.
How to Have an Effective Podcast Intro/Opening – TAP030
Feb 2, 2011 • 56 min
How you open your podcast episodes could be turning people away from your podcast. I share eleven potential elements of an opening/intro, examples, and my suggestions for an effective podcast opening.
How to Record and Mix Multiple Hosts in Audacity (Double-Ender) – TAP029
Jan 25, 2011 • 31 min
If you want to highest-quality audio in your podcast of two more more hosts, then you have only two options: Record in-studio with multiple microphones and a mixer Record separately and combine in post production (called a double-ender)
Sports Sounds Pro, Giving Back to Podcasters, and Making Friends [Feedback] – TAP028
Jan 11, 2011 • 37 min
I comment on feedback regarding another sound cart manager (soundboard), friends made through podcasting, listeners giving back to podcasters, and a podcasting goal for 2011.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Podcasters – TAP027
Jan 4, 2011 • 30 min
Don’t forget your podcast in planning your new year’s resolutions! I share five suggested goals to improve your podcasting in 2011.
10 Ways to Give Back to Your Listeners – TAP026
Dec 23, 2010 • 41 min
In the spirit of Christmas, I want to inspire you find new ways to give back to your listeners, if you aren’t already.
10 Christmas gifts for podcasters – TAP025
Dec 14, 2010 • 48 min
We’re in the midst of the holidays! Thanksgiving has already passed and Christmas is just a short time away. If you’re looking for the right gift for your podcasting friend or family member, or you’re a podcaster trying to figure out what you want for…
How to make your podcast shownotes easy to get to – TAP024
Dec 8, 2010 • 41 min
The accessibility of podcast shownotes is important, but forgotten by most podcasters. Learn how to make short, easy-to-use URLs with Pretty Link for each of your podcast episodes.
How to Insert Background Music or Sound Effects in Audacity – TAP023
Dec 2, 2010 • 53 min
I focus completely on Audacity in this episode! This time, I share a brief explanation of copyright laws for podcasters, where to get music and sound effects, and three ways to work with background music or sound effects in your podcast.
Podcasters, Podcasting Equipment, and Podcasting Software that I’m Thankful For – TAP022
Nov 23, 2010 • 63 min
Happy Thanksgiving! I share a bunch of resources and inspirations for which I’m thankful. This is almost a “how I podcast” episode, but not quite.
Shownotes URLs for Search-Engine Optimization (SEO) – TAP021
Nov 17, 2010 • 44 min
Regardless of whether you use WordPress or a different blogging platform or content-management system, how you title your blog posts and, by extension, your podcast episodes greatly affects your searchability and even your usability.
Soundboard 2.0, Podcaster’s Theme for WordPress, and Pasting in Audacity – TAP020
Nov 9, 2010 • 36 min
Ambrosia Software released the much-needed Soundboard 2.0 and I share a brief review, I’m developing a WordPress theme designed specifically for podcasters, I answer Alan Bunt’s question about using a compressor/limiter/gate on a Behringer 1204 mixer, and…
6 Tips for Picking a Good Domain for Your Podcast or Website – TAP019
Nov 2, 2010 • 41 min
Your domain is one of the most-important parts of your branding, and it’s how people will get to your website from anything other than a hyperlink. I share six tips for creating your domain.
New Feedburner, Facebook RSS Graffiti, GarageBand ’11, and More – TAP018
Oct 26, 2010 • 36 min
Google updated Feedburner with mostly real-time stats, Apple released GarageBand ‘11, easily get your podcast into Facebook with RSS Graffiti, TechPodcasts Network, Podcast Awards, and a fellow podcaster launches Podcast Starter.
How Long and How Often Should You Podcast? – TAP017
Oct 19, 2010 • 28 min
Daniel Lewis shares some tips on determining the right balance of frequency and length for your podcast episodes.
How to Prerecord Episodes with Audacity and WordPress – TAP016
Oct 5, 2010 • 33 min
During my honeymoon, I had several episodes of the Ramen Noodle and The Audacity to Podcast automatically post. How can you prerecord and schedule your episodes to magically post while you are away? I share some tips for workflow, Audacity, and WordPress.
Podcasting without Passion, Organization, or Dialog? – TAP015
Sep 25, 2010 • 36 min
I’m back from my wedding and honeymoon, but still settling in with my wife. This is another prerecorded episode that started with a question about podcasting without passion.
Interview with Fred Castaneda of Struggling Entrepreneur, Part 2 – TAP014
Sep 16, 2010 • 53 min
While I’m on my honeymoon, I have a two-part conversation with Fred Casteneda, a podcasting machine! We talk about his passion, organization, and dialog in his podcasting empire. This is part 2 of our previous conversation.
Interview with Fred Castaneda of Struggling Entrepreneur, Part 1 – TAP013
Sep 9, 2010 • 30 min
While I’m on my honeymoon, I have a two-part conversation with Fred Casteneda, a podcasting machine! We talk about his passion, organization, and dialog in his podcasting empire.
How to Remove Noise with Audacity – TAP012
Sep 1, 2010 • 40 min
Noise is probably the most-common problem in amateur podcasts. Professional podcasts sound great not just because of the equipment, but also because of techniques. Learn some ways to reduce noise before and after you record.
Podcasting with Software Compressors vs. Hardware Compressors – TAP011
Aug 27, 2010 • 53 min
Compression, expansion, noise gate, threshold, ratio—what does it all mean? Should you use a software audio compressor like Chris’s Dynamic Compressor, or a hardware compressor connected to your mixer? Also get an Audacity quick tip for seeing, at a…
Audacity and iTunes—Making Not-LAME MP3s – TAP010
Aug 18, 2010 • 37 min
How to use iTunes to make Fraunhofer MP3s from Audacity’s output instead of using LAME.
4 reasons why you shouldn’t use Audacity? – TAP009
Aug 11, 2010 • 33 min
I get a little controversial in the episode as I address four of someone else’s reasons why you shouldn’t use Audacity. Don’t worry, I remain loyal. I also share news about the BlackBerry Podcasts app for BlackBerry Smartphones.
Website Stats and Feedburner’s RSS Subscriber Stats – TAP008
Aug 4, 2010 • 44 min
You have probably heard a lot of false things about stats, especially Feedburner’s RSS stats. I’m here to tell you the truth! Make sure you listen to the episode because I explain everything in much more detail than I’m writing in the shownotes.
Changing iTunes Author Name, Cover Art, and Waveform Visualization – TAP007
Jul 28, 2010 • 29 min
I take some time to answer questions on Audacity and podcasting.
How to make LAME MP3s with Audacity – TAP006
Jul 22, 2010 • 47 min
Stop making crappy MP3s with Audacity and LAME! I tell you how to encode MP3s the way LAME was designed to, so you get a great audio quality and small file size.
How to use Chris’s Dynamic Compressor for great volume in Audacity – TAP005
Jul 15, 2010 • 43 min
We’re talking Audacity this time! Adobe Audition has its fantastic multiband compressor, but did you know you can get fantastic audio compression from a free plugin to Audacity? Listen to the episode to learn move!
Live-Podcasting Questions and Answers – TAP004
Jul 8, 2010 • 56 min
After several live podcasts at PodCamp Ohio, I hosted a panel with most of the podcast hosts as we discuss our equipment and workflow for live-podcasting.
The Bare Minimums for Podcasting – TAP003
Jun 30, 2010 • 30 min
Don’t think that you have to spend thousands of dollars to launch your podcast! I give you some tips for podcasting decently with the cheapest equipment.
The Benefits of PodCamps for Podcasters – TAP002
Jun 23, 2010 • 30 min
PodCamps are for more than just podcasters, but how can PodCamps specifically benefit podcasters? I share my thoughts and the three benefits.
You Need Passion, Organization, and Dialog (POD) to Podcast – TAP001
Jun 17, 2010 • 30 min
Welcome to the first-ever episode of The Audacity to Podcast! I share my vision, talk about the POD of podcasting, and more.