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


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.


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.