The Audacity to Podcast

Giving you the guts and teaching you the tools to start and grow your own podcast for passion or PROFIT!

By Daniel J. Lewis


Should You Include Guest Names in Your Podcast Episode Titles?

January 25, 2023

If you ever have a guest on your podcast, you might be wondering where to put their name. Here are some things to consider for your own podcast.


What’s the Best Time of Day to Publish Podcast Episodes?

January 18, 2023

Does it matter what time of day you publish your podcast episodes? Yes! And here are some tips to help you pick when that should be.


What Is the Best Day of the Week to Publish Podcast Episodes?

January 11, 2023

Should you publish your podcast episodes on a particular day of the week, avoid the weekends, publish on popular days, or something else?


How to Make Episode Artwork Show in Podcast Apps (even in Apple Podcasts!)

January 04, 2023

Enhance the experience for your audience by making unique artwork for each episode. But you need to adapt to how each app might display the image.


Should You Include Seasons in Podcast Episode Titles?

December 21, 2022

If your podcast uses seasons, you have multiple options for how to display them. Here's some guidance to help you decide!


Should You Include Episode Numbers in Episode Titles?

December 14, 2022

If your podcast uses episode numbers, you have multiple options for how to display them. Here's some guidance to help you decide! But I'll give this warning: it's, unfortunately, more complicated than


No Episode, Only Egg Nog

December 07, 2022

There's no episode this week. Instead, I'd love for you to try my own egg nog recipe for whatever you want to pay!


How to Promote Old Podcast Episodes

November 30, 2022

Your podcast episodes don't have to "expire" once the next episode is released. With some strategy, you can use your old episodes to continue growing and engaging your audience!


6 Ways to Thank Your Podcast Audience

November 23, 2022

You might think your audience should thank YOU for all the work you put into your podcast, but how often do you thank THEM?


Why Does Your Podcast Need Its Own Domain?

November 16, 2022

Where do you tell your audience to go for the actions you want them to take? I suggest that should almost always be based on your podcast's own domain name.


6 Free Ways to Podcast Better by Communicating Better

November 02, 2022

Presentation is one of the 5 cornerstones of podcasting (content, presentation, production, promotion, and P.R.O.F.I.T.), and how you communicate in your podcast can make the biggest difference in whe


Audacity Is Improving Fast! Here Are the Top New Features to Try

October 26, 2022

The Audacity software is popular among countless podcasters at all levels of production! at some point! It's a free, cross-platform audio-editing app, so almost anyone can use it. But Audacity has his


When to Use Trailer, Full, and Bonus Episode Types

October 19, 2022

A while back, Apple introduced the RSS tag to let you mark individual episodes as "bonus," "full," or "trailer" types. Here's what each type means and how you should use them in your podcast-publishi


Stop Saying Brand Names in Your Podcast! Do These 5 Things Instead

October 12, 2022

We use many services in the process of podcasting and engaging our audiences, like Patreon, Buy Me a Coffee, SpeakPipe, and more. But saying these brand names in your podcast can overwhelm or confuse


How Proxies and iOS 14.5 Affect Your Podcast

October 05, 2022

In summer 2021, iOS 14.5 introduced a major change to Apple Podcasts with implications many podcasters may still not realize. With that update, your audience on Apple Podcasts is no longer getting you


What Is Podcasting 2.0 and Why Does It Matter?

September 28, 2022

The podcasting industry has grown a lot since its birth in 2004, but the core of what a podcast could be and what it could do hasn't changed much. Now, Podcasting 2.0 revolutionizes the industry with


Celebrate International Podcast Day and Save 20% on My Podcast Reviews!

September 26, 2022

International Podcast Day is this Friday, September 30! This is a day for everyone to celebrate podcasts! It's for podcasters, for audiences, and for us to introduce others to the amazing fun and educ


Returning on September 28!

August 31, 2022

Dust off my corner of your podcast app because The Audacity to Podcast will be back in September with all-new content to help you podcast better! The first return episode will cover Podcasting 2.0 and


Premium Subscriptions and More Coming to Apple Podcasts

April 21, 2021

In Apple's live-streamed presentation on April 20, 2021, they announced several new products and offerings. But in only a couple minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple Podcasts with announcements


7 Ways to Improve Your Podcast and Promotion with Jasper AI

March 28, 2021

Do you want to improve the content on your podcast? Jasper (formerly known as Conversion AI or Jarvis) can help! It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate blog post ideas, h


Labeling Podcasters: Amateur vs. Skilled

May 26, 2020

How serious are you about improving and growing your podcast?


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?


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!


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.


How to Transfer Recordings Faster from the RØDECaster Pro

April 14, 2020

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.