Giving you the guts and teaching you the tools to launch or improve your own podcast
By Daniel J. Lewis
Labeling Podcasters: Amateur vs. Skilled
May 26, 2020
How serious are you about improving and growing your podcast? In this miniseries, I'll explore the different labels used to describe podcasters. The labels “amateur” and “skilled” do indicate quality. So while it's okay to stay in one group and own it ...
Labeling Podcasters: Independent vs. Corporate
May 19, 2020
Who has the final say for your podcast?
Labeling Podcasters: Hobbyist vs. Professional
May 12, 2020
Do you podcast for the fun or art of it, or to build a business? In this miniseries, I'll explore the different labels used to describe podcasters and encourage you to own your label with pride! How are hobbyist and professional podcasters similar? 1.
7 Kinds of Podcast Images for Marketing and Branding
May 05, 2020
Even though podcasting is usually an audio-only experience, attractive images can enhance your podcast branding and help you promote your podcast better! Here are suggestions to consider for podcast-level and episode-level images.
Are There Too Many Podcasts?
April 28, 2020
On Friday, April 17, 2020, Apple Podcasts surpassed 1 million valid podcasts in their catalog. So have we reached “peak podcast”? Is it too late to start a podcast? Will your podcast only be lost in the sea of over 1 million other podcasts?
Why We Retired Our Podcast Network
April 21, 2020
Did you know I once directed a podcast network? I retired it in spring 2019, and here are some lesson I hope can help you. The network's history I founded Noodle Mix Network (originally called “Noodle.mx Network,
How to Transfer Recordings Faster from the RØDECaster Pro
April 14, 2020
The RØDECaster Pro is my new favorite piece of podcasting gear! I'll have a thorough review soon. In the meantime, here are some tips to help with one of the biggest complaints I've heard about the RØDECaster Pro.
Overcoming Perfectionism in Podcasting
April 07, 2020
What I'm learning, doing, and reminding myself to overcome perfectionism. I hope this will help you in your own podcasting journey, too.
There Are Now More than 800,000 Podcasts, and More Industry Stats – TAP339
December 17, 2019
On December 10, 2019, Apple Podcasts surpassed 800,000 valid podcasts! Here's some more information and statistics on the podcast industry, with data from My Podcast Reviews.
Should You Use the Gutenberg Editor on Your WordPress Website? – TAP338
November 05, 2019
Switching to the Gutenberg Editor was probably the most controversial change in WordPress's history. I'll help you decide whether you should start using Gutenberg for your podcast's WordPress website.
How to Conquer Your WordPress Design with a Page-Builder – TAP337
October 29, 2019
If you're frustrated by your WordPress theme's limitations, you don't know how to or don't want to write custom code, or you want a lot more flexibility in your website, you might want to consider a page-builder plugin for WordPress.
These Are the New Best WordPress Themes for Podcasters – TAP336
October 22, 2019
Podcasters need a WordPress theme designed with features and flexibility to support podcasting. Here's why I think SecondLine Themes are your new best choice!
The Audacity to Podcast Will Return on October 22!
October 08, 2019
After a nearly two-year hiatus, it’s time to bring back The Audacity to Podcast! The format and production will be a little different from before, but I will continue with what has always been my goal: to give you the guts and teach you the tools to st...
Who Offers the Fastest Podcast Hosting? – TAP335
June 29, 2019
Podcast media and feed hosting performance comparisons between the most popular and some not-so-popular podcast hosting providers.
Kicked from Apple Podcasts? What Happens When You Keyword-Stuff Podcast Tags – TAP334
November 09, 2018
Apple is cracking down on keyword-stuffing in podcast tags. Here's information from testing and experience to help you protect your podcast!
Personal Update from Daniel
June 18, 2018
With great pain and heaviness of heart, I share why I disappeared for so long, how you can help, and a new direction I'll be taking The Audacity to Podcast for a while.
How to Recover from a Failed Podcast – TAP333
November 28, 2017
A podcast failure doesn't mean you should quit podcasting. Here are 9 steps to help you recover and keep moving forward!
Why You Should NOT Publish Audio Podcasts on YouTube – TAP332
November 21, 2017
Many podcasting tools offer the ability to automatically crosspost your audio podcast to YouTube. Here are eleven reasons I think you shouldn't do that.
How to Work with Other Podcasters – TAP331
November 14, 2017
Working with other podcasters can be energizing, but it can also feed your inner troll. Here's how you can build friendships instead of enemies in podcasting.
Why Feed Hits and Monthly Downloads are Meaningless Podcast Stats – TAP330
November 07, 2017
Feed hits and monthly downloads are two podcast stats the may confuse or mislead podcasters. Here's why you should never rely on these meaningless numbers.
Journey inside the podcasting business with this new daily podcast
November 03, 2017
Inside the Podcasting Business gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective on the decision, strategies, tools, and more in a business built from a podcast.
Should You Launch a Podcast with Multiple Episodes? – TAP329
October 31, 2017
A podcast launch can be fun and jumpstart momentum for growth. Starting your podcasting with multiple episodes is often advised, but is it right for you?
8 Things to Check with Your Media Host’s Podcast RSS Feed – TAP328
October 24, 2017
Regardless of who you use to host your podcast media and generate your podcast RSS feed, check these eight things to own your platform.
Podcasting Lessons from a Binge-Listener – TAP327
October 17, 2017
Podcasting is a time-shifted media. Some fans will binge on all your content, which can reveal some areas to improve your podcast. Here are 12 lessons.
How YOU Can Help Podcasting Grow – TAP326
October 04, 2017
Podcasting is unlike any other media. You, as a podcast-fan or a podcaster, are the most powerful influence to bring more people to podcasts.
How to Support Your Podcast Audience on Android – TAP325
October 03, 2017
Apple gets a lot of attention in podcasting, but Android is actually more popular than iOS. Here's how to not forget your Android podcast fans!
Why iOS 11 Is Great for Podcasts and Podcasting – TAP324
September 26, 2017
Apple released iOS 11 on September 19 for iPhones and iPads. It brings many new features to support podcasting and improve podcast consumption! Here's what I think you should love.
Should You Podcast with a Cohost? – TAP323
September 19, 2017
Should you podcast alone, or get a cohost? Cohosts can make some things easier, some things harder. Here's help you to pick what's right for your podcasting.
6 Times to Follow Up in Podcasting – TAP322
September 12, 2017
Effective follow-up can make a huge difference to the growth and success of your podcast. Here are some tips to help you!
Avoid These Mistakes If You Go to Events – TAP321
September 05, 2017
Attending events relevant or beneficial to your podcast can hold exciting opportunities—unless you make these mistakes.
What Is Podcasting PROFIT? – TAP320
August 29, 2017
Popularity, Relationships, Opportunities, Fun, Income, Tangibles
Best Podcasting Gear for Event Interviews – TAP319
August 22, 2017
Recording audio or video podcasts at an event can present many challenges. Here's the onsite podcasting equipment I recommend to make your production great!
What Does It Take to Make Your Podcast Better? – TAP318
August 15, 2017
If your podcast isn't improving, it might be stagnating. This can hurt your growth and your potential. Here's what you need to improve!
3 Options for Minimal and Portable Podcasting Gear – TAP317
August 08, 2017
You may not need to spend thousands on multiple pieces of audio equipment to get a good-sounding podcast. Here are modern solutions.
How to Start Using the New iTunes Podcast Tags for iOS 11 – TAP316
August 01, 2017
With the release of iOS 11, Apple supports new podcasting tags for your podcast RSS feed. Here's how you can start using them today.
We need your help in the Podcast Awards, and it takes only 2 minutes
July 25, 2017
We have three podcasts up for awards, and it takes only a couple minutes for you to help. No more daily voting!
How to Get People to Share Your Podcast – TAP315
July 25, 2017
Word of mouth is the best way to grow your podcast. Here's how you can inspire and equip your audience to share your podcast.
The 5 Kinds of People You Should Have in Your Circle – TAP314
July 18, 2017
You are influenced by the people around you. So here is who you should have in your circle to help your podcast succeed.
How to Get Press Access for Your Podcast – TAP313
July 11, 2017
Press access can get you sneak peeks, free trials, and more value for your audience. Here are 11 tips to help your podcast get these special media privileges.
The Powerful Independence of Podcasting – TAP312
July 04, 2017
While Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, we podcasters can celebrate our independence with every episode! Here's what makes the independence of podcasting so powerful.
How to Reignite Your Passion in Podcasting – TAP311
June 27, 2017
You may sometimes fall into a podcasting rut and you've lost your passion. Here are 9 tips to help you get out of the funk and back to your podcast!
Apple’s iOS 11, Podcast Analytics, and Podcasting Spec Update – TAP310
June 20, 2017
At the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced several big changes that will help podcasters and podcast-consumers. Here's what you need to know.
7 Promotion Strategies for Current-Events Podcasts – TAP309
June 13, 2017
Podcast episodes about current events (including fan shows) may not have a long life, but you can still use them to promote and grow your podcast!
6 Ways to Make Your Content Live Longer – TAP308
June 06, 2017
"Long tail" is when a podcast has a long life of relevance and consumption. Learn how to keep your old episodes alive and use them to grow your audience.
Why and How Your Podcast Needs Loudness Normalization – TAP307
May 30, 2017
Loudness normalization conforms audio to a perceived loudness level. Learn why that's important in podcasting and how to make your podcast meet the standard.
How to Move Podcast Hosts and Your RSS Feed – TAP306
May 23, 2017
Moving podcast hosting companies and keeping your subscribers doesn't have to be complicated. Here's what you need to know, especially to avoid losing your entire audience.
Is There an Ideal Length for Podcast Episodes? – TAP305
May 16, 2017
Episode length is sometimes a heated discussion in podcasting. There's helpful data from different sources. But what's right for your podcast? I'll help you decide!
How to Get Good Audio from Your Podcast Guests – TAP304
May 09, 2017
Interviewing non-podcasters presents many challenges, so here's my advice to ensure you get the best sound quality possible from your podcast guests.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Podcast Episodes in Your RSS Feed – TAP303
May 02, 2017
When you have more podcast episodes than your RSS feed holds, it can affect your audience, marketing, and more. Here are eight options to fix it.
What You Need to Know about Episode Limits and Your Podcast RSS Feed – TAP302
April 25, 2017
After podcasting for a while and you may see old episodes disappear from podcast directories and your RSS feed. Here are seven things you should know.