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If you’re interested in starting a podcast, growing your audience, and increasing your influence, this is the show for you. Get answers to all your questions about podcasting: gear, recording, content, editing, interviewing, mixing, mastering, and more. To stand out from thousands of other podcasts, you’ll need to produce a high quality show. My name is Aaron Dowd and I want to help you make an awesome podcast.

If you’re interested in starting a podcast, growing your audience, and increasing your influence, this is the show for you. Get answers to all your questions about podcasting: gear, recording, content, editing, interviewing, mixing, mastering, and more. To stand out from thousands of other podcasts, you’ll need to produce a high quality show. My name is Aaron Dowd and I want to help you make an awesome podcast.
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If you’re interested in starting a podcast, growing your audience, and increasing your influence, this is the show for you. Get answers to all your questions about podcasting: gear, recording, content, editing, interviewing, mixing, mastering, and more. To stand out from thousands of other podcasts, you’ll need to produce a high quality show. My name is Aaron Dowd and I want to help you make an awesome podcast.

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Episodes

Is There Money In Podcasting? Seth Godin Talks Monetization And More In "Meta"

9/4/2019
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Seth Godin recently released a podcast episode about podcasts on his show, Akimbo. In his episode, he talks about the unexpected growth of podcasting as a form of media, why it's currently difficult to monetize a podcast, why podcasting will continue to grow, and more. Check it out. You can find Seth's "Meta" episode here: Akimbo WebsiteApple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyThe Podcast Ecosystem in 2019 – a16z’s 68 page analysisCool Stuff to Check...

Duration:00:01:05

Show Trailer: A Podcast About Podcasting, for Podcasters

9/2/2019
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Hi there! My name is Aaron Dowd. This show is for anyone who wants to make a great podcast. If you're interested in learning how to start a podcast, grow an audience, or improve at all the various skills that are a part of being a podcaster, this show is for you. In this trailer episode, I'm going to share my back-story and talk about why I decided to start this podcast, who this show is for, and what topics I’ll be covering in future episodes. Little bit about me: I'm a podcast producer...

Duration:00:14:18

What is Podcasting?

5/9/2019
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What is podcasting? I've been thinking about this question for awhile now. And just to make one thing clear, this is not a history lesson or a wikipedia article about podcasting. This is just me musing about podcasting for a few minutes, so if that doesn't sound interesting to you, you can skip to the next episode. It won't hurt my feelings. But back to the question: What is podcasting? I think about this question because I care a lot about podcasting, and over the years I've had ideas...

Duration:00:06:58

How to Get a Job Producing Podcasts

12/22/2018
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Cool Stuff to Check Out: https://kit.com/thepodcastdudehttps://thepodcastdude.simplecast.comhttps://twitter.com/thepodcastdudehttps://www.youtube.com/c/thepodcastdudehttp://successfulpodcasting.comTwitter Thread: Podcast Producer Job PostingsWithout Fail: Ira Glass: The Man Who Launched a Thousand PodcastsMost Jobs Don't Have An Official Job Posting Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. - Anton Ego, Ratatouille The best jobs are never...

Duration:00:12:10

RSS Feeds Explained: How to Get Your Podcast Into All the Podcast Apps & Directories

11/19/2018
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Q: What is an RSS feed? An RSS feed is a formatted text document that contains all the important information about your show. It's hosted on a server somewhere (usually public) and has a URL so anyone can view or access its contents. It contains info about your show and your episodes: Things like your show’s title, description, episode titles, and links to the audio files for the episodes. It is possible to write and update an RSS feed yourself, but it’s time consuming and errors or typos...

Duration:00:11:48

How to Be a Podcast Editor: Q&A with Sidney Evans

11/10/2018
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Cool Stuff to Check Out: Sidney on TwitterSidney on InstagramOpen Convo PodcastPodcast Editor's Club (Facebook Group)my conversation with Dan Powell Questions Discussed in This Episode: Have a question or just want to say hi? Send an email to aaron@thepodcastdude.com. I love connecting with other podcasters. Happy podcasting!

Duration:00:27:22

How to Provide Helpful Feedback

9/24/2018
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My first negative iTunes review: Was it helpful? What would I do differently? How much have you thought about the feedback you provide to the people in your life, and how you present it? It matters more than you might think. Cool Stuff to Check Out: Apple's support docs for podcastersThe Podcast Dude 63: Dealing With Haters

Duration:00:13:02

Let’s Take Your Show to the Next Level (Or Get Your Show Started)

9/15/2018
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Cool Stuff to Check Out: How to Add Chapters to Your PodcastIt's easy to move your show to Simplecast: Check it outSimplecast CEO Brad Smith: How to Distribute and Grow Your PodcastAbsolutely Everything You Need to Start to Start Your Podcast Where Have You Been, Aaron? Fair question. After launching my Successful Podcasting course and joining Simplecast in late 2017, I immediately dove head-first into my customer success and support role there. In addition to traveling to multiple...

Duration:00:02:49

Brief Hiatus (When Is the Right Time to Pause a Show?)

1/1/2017
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Cool Stuff to Check Out: Here are the original notes for this episode, published at the end of 2016. So… I’m pausing my podcast. The decision to quit or pause a podcast shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many reasons to stop doing something, and many reasons to keep going even when it’s hard. In this episode, I want to share why I’m pausing my show, and hopefully give you some clarity if you’ve been thinking about quitting or putting your show on hold as well. Highlights, Takeaways &...

Duration:00:29:53

A Day In the Life of an Audio Engineer (with Special Guest Ryan Monette)

12/19/2016
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My guest this week is professional audio engineer Ryan Monette. Ryan graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering. For the last 4.5 years he's been the Post-Production Audio Engineer on staff at Elevation Church, in Charlotte, NC, where he mixes their global TV show, and has many other responsibilities (boom operator, field recorder, sound designer, audio editor, etc.). You may have heard some of his work, as he sound-designed and mixed the opener...

Duration:01:08:56

Improving Your Productivity and Creative Output Through Deep Focus with Shawn Blanc

12/12/2016
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Highlights, Takeaways & Quick Wins: Show Notes: Aaron: We both really loved Cal Newport’s Deep Work book. When did you get interested in the idea of intense focus and structuring your life in a way to make sure you get your best creative work done? When did you find that book or that idea and really start working on that? Shawn: I think I found the idea years ago. When I was a creative marketing director, like I mentioned, I was doing 80 hours a week. Part of my schedule was that on...

Duration:00:35:43

Content Strategy and Growing an Audience with Shawn Blanc

12/5/2016
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Shawn Blanc is a writer, small-business owner, productivity coach, and creative entrepreneur living in Kansas City with his wife and their three sons. Shawn has been teaching and learning about creativity, diligence, and focus for over a decade, and his online courses have helped thousands of people do their best creative work while learning to thrive in the midst of life’s tensions. A while back, Shawn sent an email that caught my attention. He wrote about the importance of creating a...

Duration:00:51:45

Streamlining Your Podcast Workflow (with Martine Ellis)

11/28/2016
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This week seanwes Community member Martine Ellis joins me to share her podcasting journey and how she created a detailed checklist to help streamline her podcast workflow. We discuss how niching down can help you attract a dedicated audience and how to spend less time creating a podcast without sacrificing quality. We also walk through Martine’s 9 step podcast workflow checklist and discuss our favorite podcast tools and tricks. You can find Martine at https://martineellis.com/. The link to...

Duration:00:49:20

Recording Audio at a Conference

11/21/2016
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I just got back from a 3 day conference in Austin, Texas. I knew I wanted to record some audio interviews, so in this episode, I share how I planned for the conference, what gear I deciding to bring along, and some general tips and thoughts about attending a conference as a podcaster. Cool Stuff to Check Out:

Duration:00:21:23

Do You Need Expensive Headphones to Mix a Podcast?

11/7/2016
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I’ve been watching an online audio mastering course on Creative Live called DIY Mastering (by Jesse Cannon). In it, he was talking about how he always checks his work on cheap speakers and Apple earbuds, since that’s what most people use to listen to music. It got me thinking about the importance of good headphones, and how much they really matter. Are expensive headphones really necessary for mixing podcasts? Do you really need the best gear to make great work, or are you just...

Duration:00:24:41

How to Promote Your Podcast on Twitter

10/31/2016
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You’re not sure how to get new listeners to your podcast, and you don’t have many followers on Twitter. On top of that, Twitter and many other social media platforms have a ton of noise on them. How do you stand out and get people to notice you and your show? You want to use social media to promote your podcast but you aren’t sure how to get started. These are three problems that many people face. In this episode, I’m going to talk about the solutions. Key Takeaways: Problem #1: You Don’t...

Duration:00:30:43

Portable Podcasting Setup

10/17/2016
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I got a question from a Community member about recording audio away from home, so I grabbed my Zoom H4N and a few mics and headed to a local Starbucks to test out the different mics in a real world setting. If you’d like to invest in an affordable, portable recording setup, this episode will help you get started. Cool Stuff to Check Out:

Duration:00:42:04

How to Write a Podcast Description That Attracts New Listeners

10/10/2016
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Your podcast description is one of the first things people see when they come across your podcast online or in a podcast app. This is your chance to catch their attention and sell them on your show. It’s your opportunity to convince them to listen. The ideal podcast description answers two questions for your potential listener: When a potential audience member comes across your podcast and starts reading your description, they’re wondering, “What’s in it for me?” This is your chance to...

Duration:00:57:18

Creating a Radio Drama Podcast With Producer/Engineer Dan Powell

10/3/2016
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My guest this week is Dan Powell. Dan is one half of Dead Signals Production, creator of the popular Archive 81 and Deep Vault found sound, radio drama podcasts. In this episode, we talk about his recording process, how he designs sound, and his editing process. He shares some of the hurdles he overcame while producing podcasts and what advice he’d give to anyone interested in making a modern radio drama. Key Takeaways: Aaron: Hey Dan, thanks for joining me today. Tell me a little bit...

Duration:01:01:13

Creating a Radio Drama Podcast Part 1 (With Writer Marc Sollinger)

9/19/2016
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My guest this week is Marc Sollinger. Marc is one half of Dead Signals, a podcast production company that produces the modern radio drama podcasts Archive 81 and Deep Vault. In this episode, we’re going to take a deep dive into what it takes to plan, write, and produce a modern radio drama. This is part one of a two part series: Next week I’ll be interviewing Dan Powell, who handles a lot of the editing, sound design, and music for Dead Signals. Key Takeaways: Aaron: Marc Sollinger:...

Duration:00:43:47