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How Long Should a Bonus Episode Be?

Bonus episodes are superb for so many different types of content, from special guests to reactions; from experimental content to just a bit of fun – but how long should your bonus episode be?!

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How Long Should a Bonus Episode Be?

Bonus episodes are superb for so many different types of content, from special guests to reactions; from experimental content to just a bit of fun – but how long should your bonus episode be?!

The Power of “The Bonus Episode” for Podcast Growth

So, you've stagnated a little and your downloads aren't growing – what do you do? Well, rather than produce more content to increase your downloads, why not experiment with certain types of “more” content to test new ideas for your “main” content, without needing to commit to crazy long-term increased production?

The Wrong Way to Promote Your Guest Appearance on Another Show

Ok I've talked about how to work with guests to produce a show that their audience will love, but what about when YOU are the one guesting? How can you give the best to your audience whilst doing the same for the host of the show?

What to Do the Day After You Publish an Episode

Most podcasters think that being on the content hamster wheel is great – just keep producing and the numbers will come. But that's just not true. You have to do more than that so why do so many podcasters just work hard on their marketing on the day of publishing?

Stop Over Analysing and Hit Record!

Hey look, I know it's scary to hit record for the first time, but you got this – I promise. The best way to begin anything is with small steps and an eye on practice, podcasting is no different so stop rewriting your format, your scripts and your ideas and just hit record, just once!

Please, Stop Buying Podcasting Gear!

Argh this drives me nuts. When something isn't working with your podcast, the last thing you should do is throw money at it and buy new gear! Let me demystify a few things about mics and podcasting gear right here…

The Foundations of a Fanatical Podcast Audience

We all want more listeners, but do we truly understand what separates a true listener from a casual lurker? By digging deeper into this, we can learn what it takes to build true fans amongst our listener base.

You're Marketing Your Podcast “Inside Out” And It's Costing You

I've got some bad news for you, you're marketing your podcast for YOU, not for your listeners. This is “inside out” marketing, where you market your episode based on the knowledge you already have about it, you're on the “inside” – trouble is, no one else is there with you and the marketing you're doing...

How to Prepare to Max Out a Podcasting Conference

I got an email from my friend Arnie last week asking me how best to prepare for his first ever podcasting conference, and it's not the first time I've been asked so… as a bit of a podcast conference veteran, let's dig in to my tips!

Why Are You Changing Your Podcast Too Much?

Like any touring band, you'll get sick of saying the same things over and over and repeating the same format time and again. But instead of making changes for the sake of it and confusing your audience, maybe it's time to double down because after all, each episode may be the very first for a...

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The thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news. This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, the show features expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop.