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A conversation with Evo Terra, Podcast Pioneer and all around good guy – PHD110

9/13/2018
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I got to chat with my old friend and podcast pioneer, Evo Terra. We talk a bit about the good old days of podcasting and some about what is going on now. Just a couple of old guys chatting it up. Some of the things Evo is doing or has done: Co-author of the first versions of Podcasting for Dummies Host of ShEvo vs. The First World Former Co-host of The Bangkok Podcast He owns Simpler Media at https://podcastlaunch.pro Also, make sure watch his facebook for Podcast Pontifications, a video...

Duration:00:49:10

A conversation with Evo Terra, Podcast Pioneer and all around good guy – PHD110

9/13/2018
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I got to chat with my old friend and podcast pioneer, Evo Terra. We talk a bit about the good old days of podcasting and some about what is going on now. Just a couple of old guys chatting it up. Some of the things Evo is doing or has done: Co-author of the first versions of Podcasting for Dummies Host of ShEvo vs. The First World Former Co-host of The Bangkok Podcast He owns Simpler Media at https://podcastlaunch.pro Also, make sure watch his facebook for Podcast Pontifications, a video...

Duration:00:49:10

Episode Level Artwork – Where does it show? – PHD109

9/5/2018
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Episode level images. Only some apps use the images and those apps use different images if they do. Here is a list from an experiment I did on my podcast Mike Dell's World. Episode 308 has episode level images. One image is embedded in the mp3 file in the iD3 tags. It is white with red writing. The other image is in the tag on the episode level in the RSS feed. It's green with white writing. Results: Apple Podcasts - Does not use either image. Just the main artwork for the feed. (But does...

Duration:00:10:32

Apple Podcasts is getting picky

8/18/2018
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It seems that Apple is getting more picky about Titles and Author tags in Podcast Feeds. Titles should be just "the title" like - Podcast Help Desk. Not "Podcast Help Desk | The best place to learn to podcast like Dave Jackson and Daniel J. Lewis" Also, the Author tag should be: Mike Dell Not "Mike Dell, Talking about podcasting like Zig Zigler, Tony Robbins and Pat Flynn talk about business" In other words, use the tags for what they are for, not for some gray-hat SEO within Apple...

Duration:00:19:01

Podcast Help Desk Hijacked! – PHDspecialReport

6/30/2018
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CastBox.fm seems to have hijacked a bunch of feeds. If you are listing on CastBox, please visit PodcastHelpDesk.com and make sure you are subcibed to the real thing and not some cheap copy of the shows I put out. I have a website for each of my shows for a reason! I don't mind at all that someone lists my shows on their directory, app, site or whatever, but DO NOT REMOVE the links to MY site! That is a violation of my rights as a content creator. I don't think castbox.fm was TRYING to...

Duration:00:09:54

Podcast Help Desk Hijacked! – PHDspecialReport

6/30/2018
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CastBox.fm seems to have hijacked a bunch of feeds. If you are listing on CastBox, please visit PodcastHelpDesk.com and make sure you are subcibed to the real thing and not some cheap copy of the shows I put out. I have a website for each of my shows for a reason! I don't mind at all that someone lists my shows on their directory, app, site or whatever, but DO NOT REMOVE the links to MY site! That is a violation of my rights as a content creator. I don't think castbox.fm was TRYING to...

Duration:00:09:54

Google Podcasts and Denon DN-300R test recording – PHD107

6/21/2018
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This is the first test recording using the New Denon DN-300R recorder. Having the digital recorder mounted in the rack and always hooked up seems to be a better plan (for me) than using a portable recorder as a backup. I also talk briefly about the new Google Podcasts "app" on Android.

Duration:00:04:37

Google Podcasts and Denon DN-300R test recording – PHD107

6/21/2018
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This is the first test recording using the New Denon DN-300R recorder. Having the digital recorder mounted in the rack and always hooked up seems to be a better plan (for me) than using a portable recorder as a backup. I also talk briefly about the new Google Podcasts "app" on Android.

Duration:00:04:37

Rambling Update From Podcast Help Desk – PHD106

6/15/2018
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Hi all! Yup, still here. Been busy with other projects. Lots going on in the podcasting space. Google's new podcast strategy, Spotify and other things. Good to get back behind the mic here.

Duration:00:09:50

Columbus Meetup – Beginner Podcast Tech Mistakes – PHD105

4/3/2018
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I was the featured speaker at The Columbus Ohio Podcaster's Meetup in March. Today's episode is the recording of that presentation. It's all about Beginner Podcasters Tech Mistakes and how to avoid them. It was held at the RawVoice Inc. / Blubrry Podcasting HQ in Columbus Ohio. More information about the meetup here.

Duration:01:13:36

Podcast Passion – PHD104

1/27/2018
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I've been having a few things on my mind so I figured rather than write it out and rant on Facebook, I would flip on the mic and just speak it. This is a somewhat different episode. It's me rambling on a bit about Passion for podcasting. Also about learning your craft. Even the techy parts. The main things I tried to get across is this: Learn how this stuff works. Not the super geeky bits, but the basics. Spend the little bit of time it takes to understand what is supposed to happen when...

Duration:00:22:41

Podcast Passion – PHD104

1/27/2018
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I've been having a few things on my mind so I figured rather than write it out and rant on Facebook, I would flip on the mic and just speak it. This is a somewhat different episode. It's me rambling on a bit about Passion for podcasting. Also about learning your craft. Even the techy parts. The main things I tried to get across is this: Learn how this stuff works. Not the super geeky bits, but the basics. Spend the little bit of time it takes to understand what is supposed to happen when...

Duration:00:22:41

Recording an Episode – PHD103

12/2/2017
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Today I talk about recording your episodes. It's an off the top of my head episode about how I record, some tips for recording. The main points are: 1. Find some quiet time in a quiet space. 2. Allow enough time for re-dos and editing (while it's fresh). 3. Don't overthink it. 4. Get comfortable with the tech and talking on the mic. 5. Don't be afraid to do 2 or 3 retakes if needed. I also tell you about how I started a new show (Fast Food History) and how it's a bit out of my comfort zone...

Duration:00:23:13

Recording Equipment for Your Podcast – PHD102

11/8/2017
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News: Blubrry/RawVoice has acquired Cast Feed Validator (castfeedvalidator.com) Recording Equipment You do not need anything a smartphone to start podcasting. Some people have good luck with just a smartphone and if done right, they can record a good show with just that. Microphones. I suggest NOT getting a USB Condenser mic Go for a dynamic mic. ATR2100 is a good starter mic if you have to use USB. You can go with a more expensive microphone and use a USB interface. Mixer - You don’t...

Duration:00:23:21

Planning Your Podcast – PHD101

10/21/2017
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Planning your Podcast 1. Pick a subject 2. Pick a title 3. Get a domain name 4. Figure out ahead of time how you are going to do the RSS feed a. WordPress/PowerPress b. No website but use RSS from Media host c. Roll your own XML (rss) feed d. Proprietary service (Soundcloud, Podbean, others) 5. Get ARTWORK - VERY SPECIFIC ARTWORK SEPCS 6. Show format This show is brought to you by Blubrry Podcasting - For a free Month of Podcast Hosting, Stats or Deluxe PowerPress Sites, use the promo code...

Duration:00:25:04

Season 2 Trailer – PHD

9/19/2017
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Being that IOS11 and the new Podcasts App is out today, I figured I would play with things and do a trailer for "Season 2" of the Podcast Help Desk. So, here it is. These will be the next 10 episodes. I will also include some news, views and the normal stuff in htere as well as the "lesson" of the episdoe. 101 - Planning your podcast 102 - Getting recording equipment 103 - Recording that first episode 104 - Myths about “Launching” a podcast 105 - Artwork and branding 106 - Setting up an...

Duration:00:04:08

What’s in an Email address? – PQH 9-8-17

9/8/2017
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Do you think less of someone because of their email address? say @hotmail.com, Outlook.com, Yahoo.com or AOL.com? (Gmail.com seems to be my exception) What say you? Be sure to go back and listen to PHD100 if you haven't heard it and go to PodcastHelpDesk.com (or press the button on the right if you are on the site) and get subscribed.

Duration:00:03:26

Episode 100 – My History in Podcasting – PHD100

9/3/2017
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News: Podcast Movement 2017 Shows I’ve started. (starting in April 2005) Benzoid Report / Mike Dell’s World (93 episodes of BR and the rest MDW) Your Podcast by Blubrry Traverse City Podcast Geek of the North What’s Up With That? Quick Hits 5 Min with Mike RetroTech Strange Today Today in Aviation History Aviation History This Week Ham Radio Podclass Guest on several shows. And a few more I forgot :) Best I can guess I’ve done somewhere around 2700 episodes Some of the cool things that...

Duration:00:57:17

Podcast Help Desk News Flash Briefing available on Alexa

8/4/2017
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Just a short note and announcement to let you know that a new Skill is available from the Podcast Help Desk (me). Just look for Podcast Help Desk News and add the skill. Then in your flash briefing on your Alexa device, you will hear a 1-2 min news clip from Podcast Help Desk News that will be either a short news story about podcasting, a podcasting tip or once in a while a small rant from Your's truly.

Duration:00:02:00

Why Does Real Podcast Hosting Cost So Much More Than Soundcloud? – PHD099

7/29/2017
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News: Messengers movie available for Pre-order at iTunes Soundcloud is dying. Run for your lives! (really, make other plans if you are on soundcloud). Audioboom makes deal with Deezer (or is it the other way around?) ------------- Q: Why is XXX (Blubrry, Libsyn, Spreaker) so much more expensive than Soundcloud? A: Because, businesses that host podcasts have to buy bandwidth. Bandwidth costs money. If you charge less than it costs you and don’t make a profit, the business won't stay in...

Duration:00:33:46