September 22, 2022
Re-Air: Creating an Audio Experience with Eric Nuzum
**Do you use stock media for your creative projects? Are you a creator who makes stock media for others to use? As a listener can you tell the difference between stock media and something that has been commissioned? We want to hear from you! Reach out directly to Stuart: [email protected] We’re going back to our archives and listening to an episode from March of 2022. It features Eric Nuzum from Magnificent Noise. Technology is only good if it solves a problem. In the case of podcasting, it definitely does solve problems. It’s basically broken down all major barriers to access when it comes to creating and distributing your audio. But creating a good podcast is so much more than simply choosing the right microphones, the best software, and distributing an RSS Feed. To make a good podcast, you need to create an audio experience, ideally, an experience that is unique to your show. Eric Nuzum is an expert in doing that. At NPR he helped bring to life shows like the TED Radio Hour and has worked on bringing shows like ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!’ into podcasting. He was also vital in the creation of the critically acclaimed podcast, Invisibilia. Eric is the founder of Magnificent Noise, a podcast, audio, and creative consulting company. Links Magnificent Noise: maginifcintnoise.com The Ted Radio Hour: npr.org/podcasts/ted-radio-hour Invisibilia: npr.org/podcasts/invisibilia Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel: whereshouldwebegin.eshterperel.com ...
September 15, 2022
Owning and Earning a Platform with Sangeeta Pillai
Introduction: On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart is talking with Sangeeta Pillai from the award-winning Masala Podcast about what it is like to create a podcast that talks about taboo content. Sangeeta has important messages to share about diversity, feminism, and inclusion. She shares those messages today, as well as her experience winning multiple British Podcast Awards. Sangeeta talks about her journey into podcasting, what it is like to be backed by Spotify, and how podcasting should change. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: What is the Masala Podcast and who is Sangeeta Pillai? Creating a podcast to inspire change Exploring a taboo subject in a constructive, positive way Bringing women of color into feminist conversations The organic evolution of the formatting of a podcast The importance of season breaks Promotion, marketing, and keeping creative control The experience of winning a British Podcast Award Supporting creators of color and from different backgrounds Resources/Links: Masala Podcast: ...
September 08, 2022
Writing for Audio with Megan Bagala
Introduction: On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks with Megan Bagala about what it means to write for audio. Megan is a podcast producer, songwriter, musician, writer, actor, and renaissance woman. In addition to doing a bit of everything, she is also an expert in the topic of writing for audio, whether it be a musical, narrative, or chat show. She shares tips and advice from her experiences in order to help new podcasters, as well as veteran podcasters, look at their copy in a different light. Megan is currently working as the Senior Producer on Melon's House Party at Wondery. She is a proud participant of the 2021 Ready to Learn Podcast Accelerator from PBS KIDS, PRX, and the CPB. Her work can be heard on podcasts from Marvel Entertainment, Gimlet Media, America's Test Kitchen, and more. She's currently developing a middle-grade fiction series about music theory, and a YA fiction series about the ramifications of climate change. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Megan’s ...
September 01, 2022
3 Clips Re-Air: Nice Try with Avery Trufelman
On this episode, we dive back into our archives and an old episode of 3 Clips. This episode aired on January 17, 2022, and was hosted by Evo Terra. It was edited and produced by Stuart Barefoot For connoisseurs of podcasts, Avery Trufelman shouldn’t need much of an introduction. She’s worked on popular shows like 99% Invisible and its successful spinoff, Articles of Interest. More recently she teamed up with Vox and Curbed to create Nice Try! In season one of this investigative series, Avery explored failed attempts at creating Utopias. For season two titled Interior, she turned her attention to the home. Each episode dissects the history and the stories of household appliances and the role they play in our attempt to turn our homes into our own little fiefdoms. She joined Evo to discuss the making of Season 2 Episode 1 titled The Doorbell. Sow how does someone make an entire episode about a doorbell? Well, with breadth comes depth. LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTOS 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit http://castos.com Inside the Episode Listen to full episodes of Nice Try! at podcasts.voxmedia.com Learn more about Avery’s work at her website averytrufelman.com This episode was produced by Stuart Barefoot @smallleaguestu Music was provided by Tyler Litwin About the ...
August 25, 2022
Centralized vs. Decentralized: The Space Between
On this episode of the Audience podcast, Matt and Stuart share their discussions with Juleyka Lantigua, Sam Sethi, and Skye Pillsbury about centralized and decentralized monetization and podcasting. Take a peek into these fun and informative conversations as they delve into the definitions of indie podcasting, what kind of conversation you should have with advertisers, and the best possible route for different podcasters. Should we welcome corporate overlords into our podcasts? Should we stay as indie podcasts? What are your goals as a podcaster? Are you looking for an easy path to monetization or are you looking for something else? If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: What it means to have centralized vs a decentralized podcast Downloads and advertising Clear expectations and communication with advertisers Interactivity for listeners: looking for the interesting conversation Which platform is going to give us the best technology for listener reach, advertising, and monetization What does it mean to have a “small” podcast or to be a “small” creator? Who is considered an indie creator? Resources/Links: Juleyka Lantigua Twitter: ...
August 18, 2022
Centralized vs Decentralized: Value 4 Value
In this episode of Audience, you’ll hear Part II of our “Centralized vs. Decentralized” series. Matt and Stuart are joined by “The Podfather” himself, Adam Curry. Adam stops by to talk about protecting podcasting, and all those involved with creating podcast content. In addition to his many successes in podcasting, Adam is the Founder of PodcastIndex.Org, whose mission is to preserve, protect, and extend the open, independent podcasting ecosystem. Adam and Matt also discuss the “value 4 value” construct that allows payment to be distributed easily from listener/consumer to independent creators, including compensating smaller participants in the podcasting sphere such as the app designers. Adam also touches on topics like the network of small independent podcasting production companies that currently exist (like Castos.com) which form a perfectly distributed and decentralized network that protects content creators from being de-platformed completely. Thanks to Skye Pillsbury from The Squeeze podcast for the opening of this episode. You’ll hear more from Skye next time, as a guest for Part III, the final installment of our series, and she’ll be joined by guests Sam Sethi from Podland and Juleyka Lantigua from LWC Studios. Resources: Adam Curry Twitter No Agenda Podcast Podcasting 2.0 Podcast w Adam & Dave PodcastIndex.org The Squeeze Podcast Newsletter w Skye Pillsbury Juleyka Lantigua LinkedIn Julkeyka Lantigua on Twitter Podland Podcast Matt Medeiros LinkedIn Stuart Barefoot LinkedIn Audience Podcast ...