PODCAST

Podcast Me Anything

The Podcast Consultant

An Ask Me Anything for all things podcasting. Hosted by Ben Killoy featuring Mathew Passy, The Podcast Consultant. Highlighting industry news, deep dive into advanced podcast topics, and answering questions from the audience. Enough with the podcasting 101’s about how to pick a podcast host or what’s the best mic (although we may talk about those too), this is an intermediate to advanced podcast strategy show that will take your show from starting off to helping you accomplish your goals.

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Welcome to Podcast Me Anything
Creating a Local Podcast
Do you have an idea for a local podcast? When people think of podcasting it is often associated with national or even global audiences, but what about local. Local podcasts have seen a surge in recent years with the changes to traditional media and the rise in podcasting as an accepted medium. In today’s episode, we focus on what ideas work best, the things that need to be different, and why going small can actually lead you to hit it big. ·     What is the current atmosphere for local podcasting (4:06) ·     What is the marketing looking for when it comes to local podcasting (6:55) ·     How has outside technology influenced the market (11:20) ·     Taking old ideas and making them new again (16:32) ·     Designing a local podcast that fits the needs of the community (19:42) ·     Finding answers locally vs nationally (29:14) ·     Building a local network (35:46) ·     Building local sponsorships (43:16) ·     What is The Podcast Consultant doing locally to promote local podcasts (44:30) ·     How important is it to niche down with a local podcast (47:16) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
5d ago
57 mins
Is Your Podcast Getting Stale?
Have you ever felt that your podcast feels more like a stale bag of chips? I think every podcaster goes through a stage where they get unsure of what comes next, what do I change, or is this still my passion. Talking into a microphone in an empty room or hosting conversations over the internet, keeping the connection alive to your purpose is key to long-term success. What got you here won't always get you there. Realize where you started this journey doesn't have to be where you stay. We are all climbing a mountain, and as we climb, we might get a better view of the horizon and see a different opportunity; it's ok, as they say, it's about the journey, not the destination. Today on Podcast Me Anything, we deep dive into what you do, how you know when you are there, and what to do about it. ·     https://podnews.net/update/stop-before-you-break-my-heart (Why do people stop listening to podcasts) (1:45) ·     https://podnews.net/update/anchor-video-podcasts (Anchor adds Video to podcasts inside Spotify) (1:55) ·     When does it make sense to use Anchor (5:32) ·     Does the Riverside.fm integration make it worth switching (9:42) ·     How to know if your podcast is getting stale (12:16) ·     Preventing burnout when your podcast is over two years old (16:17) ·     Figuring out what is real and what's not when it comes to podcasting (23:54) ·     Making changes when you don't always get feedback when you ask for it (25:41) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
May 10 2022
34 mins
Is a Narrative Podcast a Good Idea
Do you have an NPR-style podcast idea? You are not alone, and because podcasts like NPR are well listened to, it can often be where someone's idea starts for a podcast. So we take a deep dive into today's podcast about what it takes to produce one, and I think the answer will surprise you.  ·     Apple launches new analytics and follower count (2:07) ·     Will Apple ever add a subscriber count like YouTube (6:00) ·     https://podnews.net/update/a-dollop-of-plagiarism#:~:text=Another%20accusation,team (Copying someone else's content) (10:26) ·     Getting the format of your podcast right (21:22) ·     What does it take to do a narrative Podcast (25:32) ·     Who should not do a narrative Podcast (36:40) ·     How to know if it's a bad idea (44:58) ·     Doing a mini-documentary series (49:41) ·     Is it possible to use a podcast as a course (56:40) ·     Creating audio subscriptions (60:00) References in today's show https://timesuckpodcast.com/ (https://timesuckpodcast.com/) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
Apr 26 2022
1 hr 3 mins
Creating a Podcast Outside the BoxWhen Do I Go To a Podcast Conference
Have you seen advertising for a Podcast conference before? Several have gained strength in the last ten years and are now gold standards for Podcasting, like Podfest and Podcast Movement. However, knowing when to go can be a tricky question to answer because it is a significant investment for most people that might not be generating revenue from the podcast. Several conferences are planned this year with live events officially back in session, and today we deep dive into how you know when it's the right time. ·     YouTube makes a big potential move into Podcasting (1:21) ·     What makes YouTube a great place for podcasts (7:50) ·     When do I go to a Podcast Conference (12:42) ·     Learning to access new ways of thinking (23:57) ·     When do you speak at a Podcast Conference (38:24) Twitter https://twitter.com/MathewPassy/status/1385229113531719684 (thread) Mentioned in the show https://podcastmovement.com/ (Podcast Movement) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Podfest) https://www.indiepodcon.com/ (Indie Pod Con 8) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
Apr 5 2022
45 mins
How To Create a Great Interview
How are you curating a fantastic podcast interview experience?   Podcast etiquette is something that we often don’t worry about initially because of all the things we worry about. But, as you get a few episodes published, it becomes the focus to make sure the listeners get quality content that keeps them coming back.    ·     https://podcasters.apple.com/support/3146-apple-podcasts-charts (Apple Podcasts Charts - Top Shows - Apple Podcasts for) https://podcasters.apple.com/support/3146-apple-podcasts-charts (Creators) (1:31) ·     https://techcrunch.com/2022/03/22/apple-podcasts-followers-subscription-features/ (Podcasters, get ready to find out how many followers you have on Apple Podcasts) (4:36) ·     How does this news affect the bots working behind the scenes to elevate a podcast (7:36) ·      The truth about the New and Noteworthy Apple Chart (8:45) ·     Podcast etiquette (12:50) ·     How to create a great interview (13:43) ·     Starting and stopping in an interview (22:50) ·     Taking notes during an interview (22:50) ·     Talking to one person in the room (26:06) ·     Deciding not to publish an interview (33:08) ·     Podcast posturing (33:56) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
Mar 29 2022
43 mins
Creating The Ideal Podcast Intro
Mar 22 2022
44 mins
How to Monetize Your PodcastIn The Weeds From Itch to LaunchHiring a Podcast Editor
How valuable is your time? As a podcaster, it can be easy to undersell your value when you are just getting started but knowing that value allows you to answer today's deep dive; when to hire an editor. Today's episode is filled with many lessons first-time podcasters or even experienced podcasters experience when going through the process for the first time. For example, we have seen at The Podcast Consultants that when a client values their time, they learn to outsource the things the easy things and focus on growth that will increase engagement of the podcast. ·     https://podnews.net/update/spotify-spodify-more-like (Spotify purchases Chartable and Podsights) (1:26) ·     How does technology like Chartable work (5:41) ·     How to decide who should edit my podcast (9:58) ·     How to create clarity when selecting a podcast editor (14:26) ·     Adding the fine print to make sure you are protected in a contract (19:09) ·     What does it look like breaking up with a podcast editor (21:46) ·     Is a turnkey Podcast Editor a good idea (26:44) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
Feb 22 2022
31 mins
Should You Be Recording Live
Are you recording live on YouTube?  With new Live streaming companies starting each week, it seems it can be easy to feel your behind and that you need to be keeping up with everyone else. However, shoulding yourself into doing something is never the right solution. So today, Mathew breaks down how to objectively look at this and make a good decision if it is right for you. ·     https://podnews.net/article/who-indexes-what?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2022-02-11 (How does podcast player search work ) (1:52) ·     How to name your episodes (6:23) ·     When is it a good thing to be polarizing (10:38) ·     Should I be recording live on YouTube (14:41) ·     How are you showing up as the host (20:32) ·     Dealing with exhaustion as the host in an interview (24:21) ·     Hiring services to manage the recording (25:41) ·     How do you judge show art (27:40) ·     Should your cover art include a portrait image (30:37) Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1454336984 ( Apple),https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vcG9kY2FzdC1tZS1hbnl0aGluZy8= ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/7q9j88X29nrHElKjpV6hvS ( Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@thepodcastconsultant.com. Join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmeanything (Podcast Me Anything Facebook Group)  Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Podcast Me Anything -https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy ( Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn)
Feb 15 2022
34 mins
How Do You Measure SuccessWhat is Dynamic Insertion?When Do you Switch Podcast HostsWhen is it a Good Idea to Join a Network?How to Record Remotely Like a ProHow to Podcast Over The HolidaysIs Your Show Description a Disaster?How to Podcast in a Regulated IndustryDesigning a Podcast to Fly From The Beginning