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July 28, 2022

Discussing podcast industry headlines for July 2022

Stuart and Matt are back to discuss their top podcast industry news stories for the month of July.  Acast continues to make the news from spamming podcast host customers like us at Castos, to purchasing Podchaser, the "only social media site for podcasters."  Subscription podcasts are making a splash with Marc Maron jumping into the game of selling exclusive access content. Subscription podcasting will be on the rise as more and more creators adopt the method.  Castos is proud to host British Podcast Awards, Bronze place winner the Masala Podcast! Send us your audio message! Email us [email protected] with the subject "Audience podcast" and we'll take your question or audio clip for the next espiode.  Links mentioned https://podnews.net/press-release/acast-podchaser https://plus.acast.com/s/wtf-with-marc-maron-podcast https://www.soulsutras.co.uk/about-masala-podcast/ https://www.insiderintelligence.com/content/rising-podcast-listenership-draws-advertising-dollars https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/1546852808049270786?s=20&t=bMUR9ZwMyr2CsfK28-BshQ   ...

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Coping with (creative) loss

July 21, 2022

Coping with (creative) loss

Matt interviews Dr. Sherry Walling about her new book, Touching Two Worlds: A Gudie for Finding Hope in the Landscape of Loss. Dr. Sherry Walling is a clinical psychologist, speaker, podcaster, best-selling author, yoga teacher, and mental health advocate. Their discussion crosses into many different areas of creativity, life, entrepreneurship, and podcasting.  The last few years have been tough on everyone -- this is an episode you don't want to miss!  Links https://www.sherrywalling.com/about https://www.touchingtwoworlds.com/ https://twitter.com/sherrywalling https://castos.com/   ...

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Grant Funding a Podcast with Danielle Desir Corbett

July 14, 2022

Grant Funding a Podcast with Danielle Desir Corbett

Funding a podcast can be tricky. Unless you’re one of the top-rated podcasts, ads typically won’t generate all that much revenue. Paywalls are great under the right circumstances. But if you don’t already have a large following, they can be a barrier to your podcast being discovered. Enter grant funding. Yes, grants exist for podcasters, you just have to know where to find them. So Danielle Desir Corbet, founder of WOC Podcasters and host of The Thought Card Podcast, started ‘Grants for Creators’ a bi-weekly newsletter aimed at helping creators find grant funding for their projects. She chats with Stuart about what grants can do for a project and how to find the right one for your project.    Resources   Danielle’s Website: danielledesir.com/about/ NYT Story about Podcasting nytimes.com/2022/03/04/arts/indie-podcasts-fiasco-campside.html ...

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3 Clips Re-Air:  Bellwether

July 07, 2022

3 Clips Re-Air: Bellwether

For this episode, we’ll go back into our Archives to listen to an episode of 3Clips. It features Sam Greenspan and their podcast of speculative journalism, Bellwether.  Not only is Sam one of the best minds in radio and podcasting (and the masterpiece that is Bellwether reflects that) but they also were able to use crowdfunding to bring a project five years in the making to life.  This episode first aired in February of 2022 and was hosted by Evo Terra and was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot.   Links   3clipspodcast.com  bellwether.show  castos.com/intergrations/stripe      ...

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June 30, 2022

In the News: White Noise Podcasts, Spotify’s Proclamation and More

Stuart and Matt gather to discuss a few stories from the world of audio.   Pod Voices In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe Vs. Wade podcasters are uniting to support women’s right and pro choice policies. If you’re a podcaster who feels called to speak out, Arielle Nissenblatt has a website for how podcasters can spread awareness and link to resources.   podvoices.help White Noise in Podcasting Ashley Carmen from Bloomberg reports that some podcasters are making $18,000 per month by producing white noise.  bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-01/how-to-make-money-on-spotify-a-white-noise-podcast-could-bring-you-big-bucks   From Edison Research Some insight into advertising and podcasting edisonresearch.com/how-many-shows-must-one-buy-to-reach-the-majority-of-podcast-listeners-in-the-u-s/ Headliner Strikes back at Descript: editeddy.com/signup Some Comments from Spotify Johan Seidefors talks about why he sees scripted podcasts as being a big part of podcasting’s future:  https://twitter.com/RadiodaysEurope/status/1526508588268658688   More commentary from Spotify’s Investor Day 2022: https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-06-08/investor-day-2022/   Indie Rock and Podcasting  Singer Songwriter eef Barzelay also know as Clem Snide presents “A Life in Song”: https://linktr.ee/alifeinsong Matt Reviews the Rodecaster Pro II: castos.com/rodecaster-pro-2-review/ ...

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We Need Podcast Critics - with Keelin Peterson

June 23, 2022

We Need Podcast Critics - with Keelin Peterson

Keelin Peterson runs the website Mentally a Magpie where she reviews podcasts. She joins Audience to discuss what she looks for in a podcast and how thoughtful, objective criticism can help podcasting.    Links: Connect with Keelin mentallyamagpie.com  @IAmKeelinIt   Podcasts Mentioned  goodniks.org  20k.org  iheart.com/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-cl-21124503/ theringer.com/gene-and-roger-podcast   Castos  castos.com/integrations/stripe ...

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