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Podcasting Tips

Brief Encounter: The Ideal Podcast Length

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Short, concise, intriguing: the ideal formula?

With so many podcasts out there for people to choose from, it’s great to keep your audience tuned in and engaged. That means cutting straight to the chase. And it seems that duration really is key: the shorter, the better. Generally, listeners just don’t seem to get through hour-long episodes. In fact, it turns out listeners actually prefer podcasts to be A LOT shorter- and the stats prove this.

But as well as nailing the length, there’s also timing to think about: what’s the ideal day to publish your podcast for peek listening? In time for Saturday? Or towards the start of the week? You would be surprised! It’s all about perfect timing – in the duration of your podcast, as well as the time and frequency of publishing.

Find out what our stats and experiences reveal in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.

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Listening Podcasting Tips

How To Keep Your Podcast Topic Sounding Fresh

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Exploring the different sides of your topic

How can you make sure that you never podfade or run out of things to talk about on your podcast? Most of the work you put into your podcast revolves around presenting your main topic in an entertaining and informative way – and it’s the core reason why your listeners tune in. It has to be multifaceted and provide numerous fresh angles.

While excellent storytelling skills can make anything sound interesting enough, bringing content that’s of value to your audience is what will keep them coming back. It’s all about drawing from the resources available to you, and finding those unique takes. You can refer to your listeners’ feedback and contributions, scrape show topic ideas from other media sources in your genre, subscribe to newsletters, set up google alerts, and run thorough keyword searches.

Learn about all the different ways you can make the most out of your podcast’s topic in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.

Listen to “SLS99: How To Avoid Running Out of Show Topics” on Spreaker.

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Podcasting Tips

How to Avoid Podfading

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Preventing Podfade

Podfading is when a podcast slows down and is (eventually) abandoned about seven or eight episodes in. No one ever starts a podcast intending to podfade. It’s always so exciting to start out with lots of ideas about who to interview and how to get it to sound right.

And yet, it’s a cycle we see again and again. While it can happen for a number of reasons, podcasting platforms that have tracked the phenomenon have picked up on a few recurring trends. For example, podcasters often get overwhelmed by all the work required, or simply run out of things to say.

However, there are plenty of ways to avoid it, from seriously streamlining the production process, to finding co-hosts and guests to help pick up the slack.

Get a full explanation of podfading as a phenomenon and find out how to take it on in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.

Listen to “SLS98: How To Avoid The Podfading Fate” on Spreaker.

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General Listening

Finding Podcasting’s Listening Simplicity

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carradioEvery time I step into a car with an AM/FM radio, I am reminded about the concept of simplicity and ease of use as key reasons why radio grew to have such a large listening audience.

When I contrast the current in-car radio experience with present podcast usability, the AM/FM radio experience is still winning the simplicity test and audiences today.

We have seen usability and simplicity gains of on demand audio and podcasting technology over the past 10 years. These usability improvements have started to erode the listener base of in-car radio and is causing a gradual increase in on demand audio podcasts usage.

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The Keys to Growing your Podcast – Spreaker Live Show #77

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In the new episode of the Spreaker Live Show episode  #77 from Wednesday, August 18th show. We discussed three important podcasting topics with Spreaker Head of Content, Rob Greenlee:

  • Keys to Growing your Podcast
  • Finding Podcast Discovery and Listening Simplicity
  • How Music and Sound Effects Make Your Podcast Better

Read more to see show notes and links discussed in this 41 minute podcast episode.

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NextRadio and Podcasting with Jeff Smulyan, CEO, Emmis – Spreaker Live Show #49

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Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee speaks with radio industry legend and former Seattle Mariners owner Jeffrey H. Smulyan, Chairman, CEO, and Founder Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and publishing company with operations in 9 U.S. markets.

Jeff is widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry. He is also the leading advocate of getting FM-enabled wireless devices in smartphones. He shepherded the unification of the radio industry behind the installation of the Emmis-created NextRadio application in a broad array of FM-enabled wireless devices, allowing consumers to listen to their local radio stations without data charges.

Emmis owns and operates 19 FM and 4 AM radio stations in the nation’s largest markets and city/regional magazines, including national titles Texas Monthly and Los Angeles. Emmis owns the two top hip-hop brands in the world, KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles and HOT 97 in New York City.

Click read more to see the specific topics discussed in this 19 minute interview.

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Evolving Paths to Podcasting with Erin Sharoni, Host of “The Evolver Show” – Spreaker Live Show #43

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Here is Spreaker Live Show #43 from Jan 27th, 2016 with guest Erin Sharoni, Host of “The Evolver Show” on Spreaker and Adore.fm. Spreaker’s Head of Content Rob Greenlee asks Erin about her arts, science and broadcast TV media background that has lead her to podcasting.

Erin also discusses the reality that her podcasting is all about storytelling and her passions for arts, music, science, space and technology.

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Spreaker Live Show #36: Overcoming Podcasting Fear: Mur Lafferty, Podcast Hall of Famer

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mur-222x444In this weeks pre-recorded “Spreaker Live Show episode #36, I speak to writer, 11-year podcasting veteran and inaugural inductee to the Podcast Hall of Fame Mur Lafferty.  She talks about her current podcast shows “I Should Be Writing” and “Ditch Diggers” that are on Spreaker and shares her thoughts about a writers’ life from the standpoint of a beginner and a pro, respectively.

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RAIN Summit Atlanta 2015

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RAIN Summit Atlanta is just around the corner, and we are happy to see our own Rob Greenlee as one of the speakers taking the stage there on September 29th.

What is the RAIN Summit?

RAIN Summit is a premiere educational and networking event for the internet radio and online audio industry, taking place as a partner event to the NAB and RAB Radio Show.

A full day of panels and discussions will be focusing attention on the status of podcasting today: who are the consumers, what makes innovative content, what’s trending and what’s not, and the involvement of advertisers in this hot online audio medium.

Among the speakers there will be: Kit Gray of  Podcast One,  Dave Smith of Pandora, Brendan Monaghan of Panoply, Michael O’Neil of Triton Digital, Dave Smith of Pandora, and much more.

You can check out the complete agenda here and the full list of the panelists and speakers here.

Registration is open, so grab your ticket at this link and take part in the podcasting conversation.

 

 

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Spreaker Live Show: talking with Colin Gray of ThePodcastHost.com

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Did you miss the Spreaker Live Show’s last episode? No worries, you can still listen in to Rob Greenlee’s great chat with Colin Gray of ThePodcastHost.com.

Colin told his story on how he jumped into the podcasting world, and explained what teaching new producers how to podcast means to him.

Looking for some tech tips on starting up your podcast? Take Colin’s great advice on selecting the best mixer and digital recorder.

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