Podcasters' Roundtable

Podcasters' Roundtable

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Podcasters discussing the issues that affect podcast producers.


131: How Many Podcasts Are There?
Jul 2 • 78 min
How many podcasts are in Apple Podcasts/iTunes and how many of those podcasts are actually producing regular episodes? Join Ray, Dave, and Daniel to talk about the number of podcasts you are sharing real estate with and what it means to podfade. You…
130: Is Your Podcast Searchable?
Jun 3 • 96 min
Podcasts, along with podcast audio players, are now surfacing in Google searches. Can yours be found? What exactly are these searches turning up and are they useful to your show? Join Ray, Dave, and Evo Terra to talk about this new way to find…
129: Is Your Podcast Everywhere?
Apr 30 • 78 min
Can your podcast be found anywhere people are looking for your podcast? How about places they aren’t looking for traditionally defined podcasts (read: YouTube)? Where do you put your podcast? What platforms that support audio do you ignore or resist?…
128: At What Speed Do You Listen?
Apr 9 • 70 min
PS, there’s only one real answer;) #purist Watch this Round on YouTube and subscribe to know when we’re live! Subscribe ✅ http://youtube.com/podcastersroundtable Join the Roundtable at podcastersroundtable.com/guest
127: Podcast Myths
Mar 18 • 71 min
Do Apple Podcasts ratings and reviews move your podcast up the ‘charts?’ Can you use copyrighted music as long as it’s only a few seconds? Is YouTube is a bad place to put your podcast? Some of these you’ve heard, some of these you think are…
126: Are You Feeling Burned Out?
Feb 24 • 69 min
Have you podfaded, feeling like you’re close or maybe wish you could take a break? Starting a podcast is not the hardest part, keeping going is. How do we deal with the constant grind of content production? Join Ray, Dave, and Bandrew (aka Podcastage)…
125: Is Your Podcast Launch Freaking You Out? Chill Out.
Feb 5 • 82 min
Join Ray, Dave, Ginger Wiseman, and Emily Prokop to discuss podcast ‘launches’ (do they matter?), podcast artwork, how important is it, and more ways that tech is trying to ‘solve’ discovery. Podcasters’ Roundtable on YouTube
124: You Make Podcasts, So What. What Else You Got??
Jan 21 • 64 min
You have a podcast, that’s probably why you’re watching the Roundtable and you’ve probably recorded a bunch of episodes but do you create any other content to support your podcast? Join Ray, Dave, Jamie Eads, and Jessica Kupferman to discuss…
123: How do you find more listeners in 2019?
Jan 7 • 83 min
Many podcasters will complain that ‘the system’ as it exists doesn’t do enough to help grow their show. That they can’t gain enough of an audience because they are locked out of the top charts or not part of a big network, but is that true? Is there…
122: Is There Any Hope for Google Podcasts?
Dec 17, 2018 • 78 min
Google’s latest entry into the podcast market, Google Podcasts, isn’t converting the number of Android listeners we’d hoped. Or is it? Have you used it? What can we do to get more people using Google Podcasts and if we’re not successful, do you think…
121: You Spent How Much on Podcast Gear!!??
Dec 3, 2018 • 101 min
You can start a podcast on any budget but some want all the latest and greatest gear. How much did you spend on your first podcast setup and did that investment grow over time or did you jump in headfirst and spend like you weren’t planning on needing…
120: Does Pandora Offer Anything New?
Nov 19, 2018 • 68 min
Pandora is one of the last, big audio platforms to introduce podcasts but do they offer anything new besides another place to list your podcast? Which by the way, would probably be good enough considering the potential exposure to a whole new…
119: What Do Your Shownotes Look Like?
Nov 6, 2018 • 65 min
Do you create shownotes for each episode of your podcast? Where do you post them (website, ID3 tags, RSS tags)? And how do these notes look to your listener? Are your links clickable in a podcast app? Join Ray, Dave, Daniel, and Civilla Morgan…
118: Podcast Stats, Charts & Other Confusing Info
Oct 21, 2018 • 81 min
Where do you get your podcast stats? Do you even look? How often? How much do they matter? And is your show ranked in Apple Podcasts? What does that even mean? Join Ray, Daniel, Paul Colligan, and Anthony Lemos to discuss stats, supposed…
117: What’s Up with Apple Podcasts?
Oct 8, 2018 • 74 min
Apple is kicking out a lot of podcasters from the Apple Podcasts directory. Why? We let you know how to avoid having your podcast removed. Watch this Round https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkeR1CkhAL0 You can subscribe to the…
116: Is podcasting too difficult?
Sep 23, 2018 • 73 min
There are a lot of podcasts in the Apple Podcasts directory and by default, many other directories. But out of more than 500K podcasts, less than 25% of those will publish a new episode this year. So what’s wrong? Is podcasting too difficult to…
115: Are There Too Many Podcasts?
Aug 20, 2018 • 79 min
Depending on where you read the stats, the number of podcasts ranges from ~250K all the way to 2 million! Um, that last one is not correct;) Are we oversaturated with podcasts? Do you feel like there are too many options? Is there room for…
114: Is Radio the Next Wave of Podcasters?
Aug 6, 2018 • 73 min
With Podcast Movement just completed, what drove a much larger presence by radio producers and as podcasters, why should we care if radio takes up podcasting? Join Ray, Dave, Daniel, Rob Greenlee, and Tyler Stalman to talk about recent…
113: Are Podcasts More Popular Than Blogs?
Jul 25, 2018 • 62 min
Have podcasts become more popular than blogs? What happens when you ‘boost’ a podcast post on facebook to promote your show and what’s still wrong with the Google Podcasts App? This and more! Join Ray, Dave, Daniel, Paul Colligan and Jonathan…
112: Google Podcasts - Everything you need to know
Jul 2, 2018 • 85 min
Google is giving podcasting another shot and this time I think they got it right! Can your podcast be found in Google Podcasts? Do you know how to make it available? Find out everything you need to know about this new “app” on this special Round! Join…
111: Will Apple Kick You Out of Apple Podcasts?
Jun 20, 2018 • 66 min
Apple recently sent out emails to podcast producers letting them know that in the near future, podcast feeds will need to be secure. How will this affect your podcast especially if it’s not using a secure RSS feed? Join Ray, Dave, Shawn…
110: Are you ignoring half of your audience?
May 18, 2018 • 69 min
Choosing a primary category, when submitting a podcast to Apple, can be difficult if you appeal to multiple audiences. Don’t let the first category you choose limit the audience you market your show to. Join Ray, Dave, Michael Kickingbear and…
109: Will Google Double the Size of Your Audience?
Apr 30, 2018 • 65 min
Google is looking to get serious with their podcast strategy (finally) and if they’re successful, could we see podcast listenership double current rates? Join Ray, Dave, Jonathan Bloom and Ryan Flaherty to talk about Google’s podcast…
108: Should You Ask for Ratings and Reviews?
Apr 16, 2018 • 82 min
We’re trying a new format on the Roundtable today. Each Roundtabler is choosing a couple podcasting news items and we’ll discuss. I think you’ll find the format very informative. I’m already enjoying the format just reading all the chosen…
107: Finding New Podcast Subscribers
Mar 20, 2018 • 88 min
How do you find your audience when you’ve just started your podcast? You created a show and now you want people to listen and subscribe. But where are the subscribers? How do you get in front of new listeners who would be interested in your content…
106: Podcast Hardware
Jan 23, 2018 • 83 min
Beyond a microphone, what other podcasting hardware can you add to your setup? When do you add a new piece of hardware and what will actually make a difference to your sound versus just looking pretty on your desk…cause knobs and LEDs are fun;) …
105: What Else Does Podcasting Need?
Jan 10, 2018 • 95 min
What else does podcasting need in order to grow in 2018? This is not a prediction show. We want to know, as a podcaster, what would you like to see happen in podcasting? What needs to have? What resource, tool, service, event, would you like to see….
104: Audio Quality - Good vs Good Enough
Dec 20, 2017 • 72 min
When good audio is good enough
103: Podcast Media Hosting 2017/2018
Nov 21, 2017 • 73 min
We talked about podcast media hosting back in 2013. Has anything changed? Are there any new podcast media hosts that we’d recommend? Join Ray, Daniel, Dave, Chris Nesi and Alex Knight to discuss hosting your podcast media…
102: Building on the Success of Your Podcast
Oct 24, 2017 • 72 min
How would you launch a new podcast as your primary focus today? How would you take the platform you’ve already built to give more energy to your new priority? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Stuart Yoshida…
101: STATS!
Sep 25, 2017 • 85 min
What do you do with your stats?
100: Reaching & Celebrating 100 Episodes
Sep 11, 2017 • 71 min
Celebrate our 100th Round with us and find out how other podcasters have marked this same occasion on their own podcasts. Join Ray, Daniel, Dave, Ryan Gray and Steven Phillips to discuss reaching 100 episodes and celebrating…
PR099: Podcast Discovery
Aug 15, 2017 • 71 min
Where can your podcast be found? We discuss platforms outside of Apple. David is doing well on Spotify so we talk about how much that really matters as it pertains to all platforms. In fact we talk about being featured on any platform and how much…
PR098: Kids and Podcasting
Aug 1, 2017 • 71 min
Podcasts for kids and kids who podcast are both becoming popular genres. Do your kids listen to podcasts? Have you started a podcast with your child? What’s different about these types of podcasts and what issues do you have to consider when starting a…
PR097: The Rising Costs of Podcasting
Jul 11, 2017 • 82 min
Is podcasting expensive? When you are starting out, podcasting is relatively affordable and there are all kinds of ways to save money if necessary. However, if you succeed in moving a lot of people to your podcast and your podcast’s website, the price…
PR096: Monetizing a Small Audience
Jun 27, 2017 • 74 min
Can you make money with a podcast that has a “small” audience. Yes, maybe even more than one with a large audience. And it doesn’t have to be spammy! Join Ray, Daniel, Stacey Simms and Jennifer E. Snyder to discuss how to earn revenue with…
PR095: What’s News in Podcasting
Jun 12, 2017 • 70 min
Ray, Daniel and Dave choose a few news stories in podcasting and discuss. Let us know what you think of our take. Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and Dave Jackson, to catch up on some need-to-know podcasting news. You can subscribe to the…
PR094: Finding an Audience
May 30, 2017 • 80 min
How do you find an audience? You’ve started a podcast and now you want to find as many people as you can to listen to it. You’d also like to find the people who will subscribe and stick around because it’s content that resonates with them. But…
PR093: Podcasting Advice: Then vs Now
May 15, 2017 • 89 min
Talking about what has changed over the last decade in podcasting advice (Feedburner, bit rates, USB mics, etc.) Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson to discuss podcasting advice, then versus now. You can subscribe to the…
PR092: The State of Podcast Consumption 2017
Apr 29, 2017 • 80 min
Taking a look at the newest podcast consumption research data from Edison research. Who is listening, how much and is podcasting still growing? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson and Mathew Passy to discuss 2017 podcast listening stats….
PR091: Recording Remote Podcast Guests and-or Co-hosts
Apr 11, 2017 • 64 min
How do you connect and record podcasts with guests and/or co-hosts who are not in the same studio as you? Skype? Hangouts? Double-ender? There are many ways to do it. What has worked for you, what hasn’t? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave…
PR090: The First Ten Episodes
Mar 29, 2017 • 65 min
After the first ten episodes of your podcast, you’ll really start to get a sense of what your podcast is going to be like. Will people listen, do you work well with your co-hosts, how long does an average episode run? You may have answered…
PR089: Podcasts To Go!
Mar 6, 2017 • 65 min
We’re finally having the all ladies edition of Podcasters’ Roundtable! Elsie Escobar will be taking over the hosting seat and she’ll be joined by a fantastic line-up of her podcasting peers. More and more podcasts are taking their show on the…
PR088: What’s Inside a Podcast RSS Feed?
Feb 14, 2017 • 93 min
A technical breakdown of all the elements inside a podcast rss feed
PR087: Building Community
Jan 31, 2017 • 60 min
You talk to a lot of people (listeners) through your podcast but is that it? Do you carry the conversations outside the feed? How else are you connected to your audience and the community that exists around your podcast? Join Ray Ortega, Dave…
PR086: Making an mp3
Jan 17, 2017 • 68 min
How do you handle your .mp3 file? What bit rate do you record at? Do you use mono or stereo in your finished audio file? Do you insert ID3 tags? Everybody has their own method for producing their audio and the finalized .mp3 audio file. What’s yours?…
PR085: Mixed Branding
Jan 3, 2017 • 77 min
We moved! Subscribe to the new YouTube channel and use the notification feature on the subscribe button to make sure you are notified each time we go live! How do you know when a brand should be separate from another? When do you put your podcast on…
PR084: Podcast Apps, Who Is Listening?
Dec 22, 2016 • 64 min
We moved! Subscribe to the new YouTube channel and use the notification feature on the subscribe button to make sure you are notified each time we go live! We discuss podcast apps and how they could be better. Also, podcast stats and measurement, who…
PR083: Podcast Distribution: Go To Your Audience!
Dec 3, 2016 • 63 min
We moved! Subscribe to the new YouTube channel and use the notification feature on the subscribe button to make sure you are notified each time we go live! Do you know where your audience is? They might not even be listening to podcasts…yet….
PR082: New Thanks from 2016
Nov 23, 2016 • 71 min
As a podcaster, a content creator, what are you thankful for in 2016? Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Tyler Stalman and Nick Seuberling to talk about those things we’ve appreciated this year while putting out podcasts, YouTube…
PR081: Podcasting As Part Of Your Business
Nov 13, 2016 • 62 min
Do you use podcasting as part of your business? Are you thinking you’d like to start a podcast to enhance your business marketing? - Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and Chris Risse to discuss the intersection of podcasting and business. -
PR080: Putting Together a Podcast Studio
Oct 26, 2016 • 77 min
What are the elements that go into making a podcast studio? What kind of space do you need to get started recording a podcast and how can you turn the space you already have into a good place to record a great sounding or looking podcast? -
PR079: Podcasting Outside of the U.S.
Oct 12, 2016 • 70 min
What are the differences between podcasting in the U.S. versus anywhere else? Do non-U.S. based producers have other considerations they have to make? Could U.S. based podcasters being doing a better job reaching a global market? - Join Ray Ortega,
PR078: Turning Listeners Into Subscribers
Sep 27, 2016 • 69 min
Podcasts can be heard in many places—your website, facebook, twitter, email, etc. Turning those listens into subscriptions can be a challenge but in a medium driven primarily by subscribers, most producers would be wise to focus on increasing their sub.
PR077: Podcast Workflows
Sep 12, 2016 • 73 min
What’s your workflow for planning, recording and publishing a podcast? Is it fast? Does it hinder you from getting your podcast published regularly? - Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Prescott Perez-Fox to discuss podcast workflows and
PR076: The State of Live-Streaming
Aug 24, 2016 • 68 min
Google Hangouts On-Air are moving from G+ to YouTube. We chat about that move, live-streaming for podcasters and the state of live-streaming tech. - With the recent closing of Blab.im and now the move of Hangouts On-Air away from G+ to YouTube,
PR075: Is Your Podcast Website, Podcast Friendly?
Aug 14, 2016 • 65 min
Your podcast has its own website or some place online where a listener or viewer can go to get more information about your show but how well does it serve your audience? - Can you play the episode on your website? Can you download the .mp3 file?
PR074: Starting a Podcast
Jul 5, 2016 • 70 min
There are many steps to consider when starting a podcast but which of those are critical, which can wait and what are some of the challenges to getting your first episode published? - JoinRay Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, Dwaine Stroud,
PR073: Branding Your Podcast
Jun 14, 2016 • 73 min
Does your podcast have its own twitter account? Does your show live on its own website or is it part of something larger that you’re doing online? - Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, and +Roman Castro to discuss the intersection between.
PR072: Work/Life/Podcast Balance
May 31, 2016 • 54 min
For most podcasters, recording is what happens with whatever time is left after work and family. This can be a big challenge especially for the long haul. How do you fit podcasting into your life? - Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson,
PR071: Roundtabler’s Choice
May 21, 2016 • 63 min
Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, +George Whittam and +Ian Robinson to discuss whatever the Roundtabler’s want including iTunes New and Noteworthy, audio vs video podcasting, advertising, “simple” podcast gear setups and more. -
PR070: What Could Podcasting be Doing Better?
May 3, 2016 • 66 min
Podcasting is still young and yet has been, in my opinion, very successful as a medium. But what’s left? What can podcasting be doing better to help itself grow? - Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis +Dave Jackson, Scott Black,
PR069: Podfading
Apr 18, 2016 • 61 min
All podcasters will, at some point, wrestle with the decision to “podfade.” Whether it’s 7 episodes into your show or 1007, at some point you’ll have to consider when to stop podcasting or else time will do it for you;) - Join Ray Ortega, +Daniel J.
PR068: Show Prep
Apr 4, 2016 • 64 min
How much preparation do you do before an episode? Some podcasters write out their entire show, some create an outline and some do no prep at all. What works for you and how do you decide how much work you do before you turn on the mic.? -
PR067: Podcasting Hacks
Mar 24, 2016 • 67 min
What is your favorite podcasting hack? - Have you made your own microphone stand? Found a unique way to record Skype? Use a cool trick to limit reverb? - Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, +David LaFaire +Seth Resler and others to discus…
PR065.5: Changes to iTunes Podcasts – Podcast Service Announcement
Feb 29, 2016 • 38 min
Apple is changing the way you submit a podcast to iTunes as well as the access that you get to that podcast once it’s accepted it the iTunes store. Find out what’s new and how to avoid breaking your podcast by using the added functionality wrong.
PR066: Standardizing Audience Measurement
Feb 17, 2016 • 65 min
Do you know how many people listen or watch your podcast? Do you have stats? Are they accurate? Would you know if they weren’t? - Podcast audience measurement can be a tricky thing. Most of us leave that task to our podcast media host or some other th…
PR065: The Challenge of Being Local
Feb 3, 2016 • 62 min
- Podcasts are syndicated to the world. But what if your focus is on a specific geographic location? How does a local podcast reach its audience with a global medium? - Join Ray Ortega +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Jason E.
PR064: The Podcast that Pays… for Itself
Jan 20, 2016 • 65 min
- Does your podcast pay for itself? Do you get some kind of monetary compensation that helps you pay for web and media hosting, gear upgrades, premium plugins, etc? - There is an in between world that most podcasts fall into somewhere between pure …
PR063: How Many Domain Names Do You Own?
Jan 1, 2016 • 51 min
- As podcasters, it’s important to have your own website, a home for your show. But domains can be like tattoos, get one and you want more. And while I don’t have any tattoos, I do have 12 domain names. - Dave on the other hand has…97! -
PR062: RSS Feeds
Dec 16, 2015 • 68 min
- RSS feeds are the core of podcasting, without one you don’t have a podcast. On this Round we’ll be chatting about all things RSS as it pertains to a podcast. - Join+Ray Ortega +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Stargate Pioneer +Krystal O’Connor an..
PR061: Audience Engagement
Nov 23, 2015 • 62 min
Do you talk to your audience and if so, do they answer? Join+Ray Ortega +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Scott Roberts +Todd Cochrane and Dan Quick aka +thepolycast to discuss the various ways that podcasters have conversations with their audi
PR060: Becoming a Podcaster
Nov 5, 2015 • 73 min
Podcasters are made up of all different types of people. So what was it that attracted you to podcasting? What is it about your interests, history, skills, etc. that lead you to becoming a podcaster? Join+Ray Ortega +Daniel J.
PR059: iTunes Search, Rankings and Algorithms
Oct 19, 2015 • 73 min
- Time to get all your iTunes search, rankings and algorithm questions answered! There is a lot of mystery about what goes on in the background of iTunes as it pertains to your podcast. On this Round we’ll do our best to find out as much as possible…
PR058: Questions for Podcasters
Oct 6, 2015 • 64 min
A special Roundtable themed live-streamed via blab.im to celebrate International Podcast Day. - Visit InternationalPodcastDay.com to participate! - You can watch the entire #PodcastDay 24-hour event on blab.im. -
PR057: Why Haven’t You Started a Podcast?
Sep 15, 2015 • 63 min
You’ve thought about starting a podcast. You even bought a microphone and a domain name but there’s still one or two obstacles in your way. - Join +WordsPressed (Charlie Moss) and +Kelly Huston to find out what has stopped them from launching a show.
PR056: What’s Trending in Podcasting
Sep 1, 2015 • 77 min
A round up of some of the latest news and fads making their way around the podcasting space. - Join Ray, +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Lex Starwalker and +Jeff Holbrook to chat podcast advertising, donation models, mobile live-streaming,
PR055: Making Tough Decisions
Aug 9, 2015 • 71 min
At some point during your podcast journey you’re going to have to make a really hard decision. Stop podcasting, decline a good opportunity, delete an episode, “fire” a co-host, start over, etc. - Join me (Ray Ortega),+David Jackson, +Daniel J.
PR054: Evolution of a Podcaster’s Gear
Jul 29, 2015 • 67 min
How do you know when it’s time to get your next piece of podcast gear? Can you stay with the gear you started with or is it best to evolve your setup? - Join me (Ray Ortega),+David Jackson, +Daniel J. Lewis +Alan Mead and +Bryce Cooke to talk about ho.
PR053: Podcast Formats
Jul 3, 2015 • 81 min
When you start a podcast, one of the first decisions you make is what kind of show are you going to produce? Solo host, co-hosted, roundtable, interviews, a mix of many? - Join +Ray Ortega,+Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson +Colin Gray +Paul Peterson and
PR052: Co-hosts
Jun 14, 2015 • 67 min
Do you podcast alone or with others? - Having a co-host can be extremely helpful when it comes to creating compelling, dynamic content that is interesting to listen to. Co-hosts can also help relieve some of the workload that comes with producing a po…
PR051: Challenging the Status Quo
May 28, 2015 • 76 min
These days, podcasting has many best practices. But podcasting is an open medium, not governed by any single person or entity. So, while following best practices can be helpful, do you ever take advantage of podcasting’s openness and challenge the stat…
PR050: Rebranding Your Podcast
May 9, 2015 • 77 min
Have you ever changed the name of your podcast? Maybe you’ve changed the name, content, twitter handle and any other established elements that make up a single show? Or perhaps the shift has been more subtle like a change in your artwork, colors,
PR049: What’s Your Issue with Podcasting?
Apr 28, 2015 • 41 min
Live from NMX/NAB 2015 show floor! We talk with the live audience, having them step up to the microphone one by one and tell us what is their biggest, current issue with producing a podcast? - Join me (Ray Ortega) and +Daniel J.
PR048 Podcast Crossover
Apr 6, 2015 • 67 min
When you start a podcast you become much more than a podcaster. You’ve crossed the line from media consumer to media producer. So have you taken your new talents outside the “studio?” Perhaps you’ve been on TV,
PR047: Podcasting Apps
Mar 26, 2015 • 77 min
Podcasting has a lot of apps these days. Apps to subscribe to podcasts, apps for your own podcast, apps to help you create podcasts and more. - Join myself (Ray Ortega) +Daniel J. Lewis +Rob Greenlee +Joseph Rampolla and +Jeff Nielsen to discuss many .
PR046: When Podcasters Hangout
Mar 12, 2015 • 81 min
If you brought a group of podcasters together in a room, what would they talk about? Mixers, the buzz surrounding podcasting, podcasting in seasons, podcasts on Windows Phone, listener engagement, forums, live-streaming, rising podcast listenership,
PR045: When the Numbers Level Off
Feb 25, 2015 • 80 min
What to do when your podcast audience numbers stop growing. The stats have stop going up!
PR044: What’s new in podcast gear, software and apps.
Feb 8, 2015 • 64 min
What new podcast gear, software or apps have you tried? - As podcasters we are continually testing new items to help us improve the quality of our show or just make production easier. Those new things (gear, software, apps, etc.
PR043: Podcast Jargon
Jan 26, 2015 • 74 min
- Podfading, normalization, Byte Range Requests… if you’ve been podcasting long enough it’s likely you are familiar with one or more of these terms. Podcasting has it’s own language and depending on your experience level you are more or less schoo…
PR042: Interviews
Jan 12, 2015 • 81 min
Do you conduct interviews on your podcast? Do you want to? Do you want to get interviewed? - Interviews and getting interviewed are two great additions to most podcasts. They are a fantastic way to grow your show,
PR041: Podcasting Predictions for 2015
Dec 23, 2014 • 72 min
What does the future of podcasting look like in 2015?
PR040: Beyond iTunes
Dec 8, 2014 • 65 min
Move over iTunes, we want to talk about every other place you can put your podcast! - Stitcher, Soundcloud, Miro, your own site, there are plenty of places to distribute your podcast outside of iTunes. What are your favorites?
PR039: Your Podcast’s Platform
Nov 24, 2014 • 83 min
Does your podcast have a home? Where do you post your episodes, shownotes, details about the host(s), links, etc? - Many podcasters use their own hosted version of WordPress as a home base for their podcast but is this always the best decision?…
PR038: Podcasting and the Law
Nov 9, 2014 • 78 min
Podcasting has been referred to as the wild, wild West of media because essentially podcasters can do, say, show anything they want on their podcasts. This is true, you can do whatever you want. But what happens when someone else doesn’t like what y…
PR037: When Everything Goes Wrong
Nov 1, 2014 • 77 min
What to do when all your best laid podcasting plans go out the window. What do you do when your interviewee cancels and you’re about to go live? Or maybe the Internet goes down, your hard drive crashes or any number of problems that can arise when prod…
PR036: National Podcast Day
Oct 20, 2014 • 62 min
- Join the Roundtable in celebrating National Podcast Day (NPD)! September 30th, 2014 marks the first official NPD. Spearheaded by Steve Lee from NetCast Studio, NPD was created to promote greater podcast awareness around the globe.
PR035: iTunes
Sep 30, 2014 • 81 min
This Round is all about iTunes. Whatever questions, ideas, tips that stirred up, that’s what we discussed. Literally any and everything to do with iTunes as it relates to podcasting. - Watch me (+Ray Ortega), +Daniel J.
PR034 – Podcasting Conferences
Sep 2, 2014 • 70 min
The entire Roundtable crew just returned from Podcast Movement, a new podcasting conference held in Texas, and we had a great time. We talk about this conference and its impact on podcasting as well as the news coming out of the New Media Expo that the…
PR033 – Open Mic
Aug 20, 2014 • 67 min
It’s an “open mic” Round where everyone in the chat room had a chance to join the Round with whatever topic they thought was important or interesting. We pulled in the best topics over the one-hour broadcast. - Join me (+Ray Ortega), +Daniel J.
PR032 – Podcasting Best Practices
Jul 19, 2014 • 85 min
- One of the cool parts about podcasting is that the show is truly yours. You decide what to say, how it looks/sounds, where to publish and hundreds of other decisions that make up your podcast. - But with no must-do rules to follow there is a larg…
PR031 – Mobile Podcasting
Jun 28, 2014 • 87 min
- What does a podcaster do when they want to record a podcast outside of their “studio?” Find a more compact setup of course! Or maybe your studio is always mobile? Join myself (+Ray Ortega), +Dave Jackson, +Rob Walch +David Anderson,
PR030 – Growing Your Audience
Jun 8, 2014 • 79 min
- +Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, and +Dave Jackson, recreate their presentation given at New Media Expo 2014 titled, “How to Grow Your Audience from 100’s to 1000’s.” - For those of you looking for new ways to increase the number of people who list
PR029 – Getting Personal
May 19, 2014 • 57 min
How much personality in your show is too much? Do you fear being “vulnerable” with your audience or do you share everything? - This Round features: +Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, +Neil Perrin, +Jeffrey Powers, and +Tyler Smith. -
PR028 – Breaking the Mold
Apr 22, 2014 • 68 min
Is podcasting really any different than old media? Are we, as podcasters, simply falling into the mold created by media producers before us? - Podcasting may be one of the few remaining truly free mediums. There are no rules, no gatekeepers,
PR027 – Podcasting Pet Peeves II
Mar 20, 2014 • 64 min
It’s time for another Round of Podcasting Peeves. What are those things that drive you crazy about podcasters, podcasts, the podcasting industry, etc? - This Round features: +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J.
PR026 – Live-streaming Your Podcast
Feb 28, 2014 • 64 min
Should you add live-streaming to your podcast production? Recording live won’t give you a big boost in numbers, isn’t likely to help you get discovered, and probably won’t attract a lot of participation all while adding more to your workflow. -
PR025 – Promotion Police featuring Grammar Girl
Feb 13, 2014 • 64 min
What do you do if someone promotes your podcast but you don’t necessarily agree with their content? Do you care? Is there such a thing as “bad press?” - At any time, someone can share your content with their own audience be it a simple word-of-mouth m…
PR024 – Should Your Podcast Have Its Own App?
Jan 26, 2014 • 72 min
Your podcast is available in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. but what about its own app? Do you need one? What are the benefits and what are the costs to having a standalone app for your podcast? - Watch +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J.
PR023 – Are Conferences Worth It?
Jan 9, 2014 • 50 min
Recorded live on the show floor at New Media Expo 2014 (NMX), Ray, Daniel and Dave ask, Are Conferences Worth It? This is an audio only Round. See the player below. - Attending a conference is rarely a cheap endeavor. You spend money on travel,
PR022 – The John Lee Dumas Effect
Dec 9, 2013 • 97 min
John Lee Dumas is getting a lot of attention these days; in part due to the money he is making with his podcast. No doubt his story and success are inspiring others to start their own podcast. In some cases,
PR021 – The Gifts of Podcasting
Nov 21, 2013 • 62 min
The holiday season is a great time to give thanks and dream of new podcasting goodies. So what are podcasters thankful for and what kind of podcasting stuff makes a podcaster’s wish list? - Get ready for a fun-filled discussion about the things we’ve …
PR020 – Can You Ask Too Much of Your Audience?
Nov 6, 2013 • 58 min
Podcast award season is here and that means asking your audience for votes, in some cases, constantly asking them. How do you deal with this as a podcaster…as a listener? Are we asking too much or is it a great way to show your support of a show?
PR019 – Deciding What to Podcast About
Oct 17, 2013 • 69 min
Did you have a hard time deciding what your podcast should be about? Are you sure you made the right choice? How do you decide and does it even matter what choice you make? - Watch +David Jackson, myself (+Ray Ortega ),
PR018 – When Not to Start a Podcast
Oct 3, 2013 • 67 min
When is choosing to start a podcast the wrong decision? - Have you heard that you need a podcast or that podcasting is the hottest thing going and you want to start your own? Have you asked yourself if a podcast is really the best way to spend your li…
PR017 – Modifying Past Episodes
Sep 20, 2013 • 68 min
Have you ever considered deleting an old podcast episode or updating it because the information was now out of date? Perhaps you’ve been asked to take an old episode out of your library because the information is now wrong. What would you do? -
PR016 – Podcasting is “Back?”
Aug 18, 2013 • 68 min
Is podcasting making a comeback? Did it ever really falter? - The raw numbers tell us podcast viewers have grown every year since it’s inception in 2004 so why are we increasly hearing that podcasting is back?
PR015 – Podcast Media Hosting
Jul 19, 2013 • 73 min
If you have a podcast or want to start one you’re going to need a place to host your audio and/or video files. On this Round we’ll be asking, where do you host your podcast media and why? - When choosing where to host your podcast files you have plent…
PR014 – Finding an Audience in a Small Niche
Jun 23, 2013 • 75 min
Can a podcast niche be too small? How do you find an audience in a niche that isn’t very big? - Watch myself (Ray Ortega) along with +Daniel J. Lewis, +Cynthia Sanchez, +Jason Nagy, +Joseph Polk, and +Peter Lamb talk about podcasting to a small niche …
PR013 – Dealing with Negative Feedback
Jun 4, 2013 • 86 min
Ever receive a negative comment regarding your podcast? How did it feel? How did you respond? - Certainly, if you’ve been podcasting for any significant amount of time there’s no doubt that indeed you’ve received a negative iTunes review,
PR012 – What Do You Call Your Podcast?
May 5, 2013 • 72 min
- The term podcast has a specific meaning and if you have a show (audio or video) that you post to an RSS feed, congrats you have a podcast. - But what do you call it? If not a podcast then what? A show, internet broadcast, netcast,
PR011 – Podcast Purchase Decisions
Apr 20, 2013 • 82 min
- What gear, software and services would you purchase if you were starting your first podcast? - Find out what experienced podcasters +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Jeffrey Bradbury and myself (Ray Ortega) would purchase if we were starting ou.
PR010 – Podcasting “Success” with Pat Flynn
Mar 30, 2013 • 76 min
What defines success in podcasting? Is it subscribers, downloads, website traffic, money or something else? - Watch/listen to +Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast along with +Daniel J.
PR009 – When to Start Another Podcast?
Mar 5, 2013 • 64 min
How do you know when it’s time to add another podcast to your lineup? - We discuss some of the things to consider when thinking about starting another show as well as our opinions about when is the right time for adding a new podcast. -
PR008 – What Do Podcasters Owe Their Audience?
Feb 7, 2013 • 80 min
As a podcaster, what do you owe your audience? - Whether someone subscribes to your show or listens only once, what obligation do you feel to that person? - Do you feel like you should always bring your best content, be well organized,
PR007 – Podcast Promotion Challenges
Jan 20, 2013 • 72 min
How do find balance when it comes to producing content and then having to promote it via any number of ways (social networks, blogs, forums, etc.)? - Have you ever been overwhelmed trying to keep up? Has the need to always be promoting your show in or…
PR006 – Competition in Your Niche
Dec 20, 2012 • 70 min
We discuss the concept of ”competition” as is applies to podcasters podcasting in the same niche. - How much do you share with podcasts in your niche? Do you cross promote their shows? Do you have them as guests on your show or even co-host shows toge..
PR005 – Podcasting Pet Peeves
Nov 14, 2012 • 69 min
On this Round, I talk to six podcasters (the largest Roundtable to date) about their podcasting pet peeves. Those things they see other podcasters doing that frustrate them. We also talk about things we’ve done wrong with our own podcasts and how we fi…
PR004 – What’s Going on with FeedBurner?
Oct 4, 2012 • 60 min
Over the last year several changes have been made to Feedburner including twitter feed shut downs, deprecation of API’s, the loss of the .jp domain and a failure of the statistics system. - All of this led to a perfect storm of fear that the core serv…
PR003 – The Future of Podcasting
Sep 4, 2012 • 72 min
Rob Greenlee, Steven Lee, Daniel J. Lewis and Ray Ortega discuss where podcasting has been, is now and where it’s headed in the future.
PR002 – Processing Your Podcast’s Audio
Aug 10, 2012 • 57 min
A live discussion about processing your podcast’s audio with hardware and/or software. - We discuss if this is a necessary step or just something audiophiles enjoy. - Roundtable guests for round two: David Jackson, Mike Phillips,
PR001 – Control and Ownership of Your Podcast
Jul 27, 2012 • 53 min
How much of your podcast do you own? - Join Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, Daniel J. Lewis and Mike Dell to discuss taking as much control over your show as possible whether you’re using WordPress, Libsyn, Feedburner,