Podcasters’ Roundtable – Podcasters Discussing Podcasting
By Ray Ortega - Learn how to podcast
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Podcasters' Roundtable is a rotating panel of podcasters who debate issues facing podcasters and podcasting as a media format. Each Roundtable features a new podcaster from the community of listeners to talk less about the how-to and more about the subjective issues facing podcast producers. This is the audio only feed taken from the originally aired live Google Hangout On-Air.
||PR045: When the Numbers Level Off||What to do when your podcast audience numbers stop growing. The stats have stop going up!||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR044: What’s new in podcast gear, software and apps.||What new podcast gear, software or apps have you tried? - As podcasters we are continually testing new items to help us improve the quality of our show or just make production easier. Those new things (gear, software, apps, etc.||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR043: Podcast Jargon||- Podfading, normalization, Byte Range Requests... if you've been podcasting long enough it's likely you are familiar with one or more of these terms. Podcasting has it's own language and depending on your experience level you are more or less schoo...||1/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR042: Interviews||Do you conduct interviews on your podcast? Do you want to? Do you want to get interviewed? - Interviews and getting interviewed are two great additions to most podcasts. They are a fantastic way to grow your show,||1/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR041: Podcasting Predictions for 2015||What does the future of podcasting look like in 2015?||12/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR040: Beyond iTunes||Move over iTunes, we want to talk about every other place you can put your podcast! - Stitcher, Soundcloud, Miro, your own site, there are plenty of places to distribute your podcast outside of iTunes. What are your favorites?||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR039: Your Podcast’s Platform||Does your podcast have a home? Where do you post your episodes, shownotes, details about the host(s), links, etc? - Many podcasters use their own hosted version of WordPress as a home base for their podcast but is this always the best decision?||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR038: Podcasting and the Law||Podcasting has been referred to as the wild, wild West of media because essentially podcasters can do, say, show anything they want on their podcasts. This is true, you can do whatever you want. But what happens when someone else doesn't like what y...||11/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR037: When Everything Goes Wrong||What to do when all your best laid podcasting plans go out the window. What do you do when your interviewee cancels and you're about to go live? Or maybe the Internet goes down, your hard drive crashes or any number of problems that can arise when prod...||11/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR036: National Podcast Day||- Join the Roundtable in celebrating National Podcast Day (NPD)! September 30th, 2014 marks the first official NPD. Spearheaded by Steve Lee from NetCast Studio, NPD was created to promote greater podcast awareness around the globe.||10/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR035: iTunes||This Round is all about iTunes. Whatever questions, ideas, tips that stirred up, that's what we discussed. Literally any and everything to do with iTunes as it relates to podcasting. - Watch me (+Ray Ortega), +Daniel J.||9/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR034 – Podcasting Conferences||The entire Roundtable crew just returned from Podcast Movement, a new podcasting conference held in Texas, and we had a great time. We talk about this conference and its impact on podcasting as well as the news coming out of the New Media Expo that the...||9/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR033 – Open Mic||It's an "open mic" Round where everyone in the chat room had a chance to join the Round with whatever topic they thought was important or interesting. We pulled in the best topics over the one-hour broadcast. - Join me (+Ray Ortega), +Daniel J. Lewis,||8/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR032 – Podcasting Best Practices||- One of the cool parts about podcasting is that the show is truly yours. You decide what to say, how it looks/sounds, where to publish and hundreds of other decisions that make up your podcast. - But with no must-do rules to follow there is a larg...||7/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR031 – Mobile Podcasting||- What does a podcaster do when they want to record a podcast outside of their "studio?" Find a more compact setup of course! Or maybe your studio is always mobile? Join myself (+Ray Ortega), +Dave Jackson, +Rob Walch +David Anderson,||6/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR030 – Growing Your Audience||- +Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, and +Dave Jackson, recreate their presentation given at New Media Expo 2014 titled, "How to Grow Your Audience from 100's to 1000's." - For those of you looking for new ways to increase the number of people who list||6/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR029 – Getting Personal||How much personality in your show is too much? Do you fear being "vulnerable" with your audience or do you share everything? - This Round features: +Ray Ortega, +Daniel J. Lewis, +Dave Jackson, +Neil Perrin, +Jeffrey Powers, and +Tyler Smith. -||5/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR028 – Breaking the Mold||Is podcasting really any different than old media? Are we, as podcasters, simply falling into the mold created by media producers before us? - Podcasting may be one of the few remaining truly free mediums. There are no rules, no gatekeepers, no censors,||4/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR027 – Podcasting Pet Peeves II||It's time for another Round of Podcasting Peeves. What are those things that drive you crazy about podcasters, podcasts, the podcasting industry, etc? - This Round features: +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J.||3/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR026 – Live-streaming Your Podcast||Should you add live-streaming to your podcast production? Recording live won't give you a big boost in numbers, isn't likely to help you get discovered, and probably won't attract a lot of participation all while adding more to your workflow. -||2/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR025 – Promotion Police featuring Grammar Girl||What do you do if someone promotes your podcast but you don't necessarily agree with their content? Do you care? Is there such a thing as "bad press?" - At any time, someone can share your content with their own audience be it a simple word-of-mouth m...||2/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR024 – Should Your Podcast Have Its Own App?||Your podcast is available in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. but what about its own app? Do you need one? What are the benefits and what are the costs to having a standalone app for your podcast? - Watch +Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Rob Walch,||1/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR023 – Are Conferences Worth It?||Recorded live on the show floor at New Media Expo 2014 (NMX), Ray, Daniel and Dave ask, Are Conferences Worth It? This is an audio only Round. See the player below. - Attending a conference is rarely a cheap endeavor. You spend money on travel, lodging,||1/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR022 – The John Lee Dumas Effect||John Lee Dumas is getting a lot of attention these days; in part due to the money he is making with his podcast. No doubt his story and success are inspiring others to start their own podcast. In some cases, motivated to do exactly what John is doing....||12/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR021 – The Gifts of Podcasting||The holiday season is a great time to give thanks and dream of new podcasting goodies. So what are podcasters thankful for and what kind of podcasting stuff makes a podcaster's wish list? - Get ready for a fun-filled discussion about the things we've ...||11/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR020 – Can You Ask Too Much of Your Audience?||Podcast award season is here and that means asking your audience for votes, in some cases, constantly asking them. How do you deal with this as a podcaster...as a listener? Are we asking too much or is it a great way to show your support of a show? -||11/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR019 – Deciding What to Podcast About||Did you have a hard time deciding what your podcast should be about? Are you sure you made the right choice? How do you decide and does it even matter what choice you make? - Watch +David Jackson, myself (+Ray Ortega ),||10/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR018 – When Not to Start a Podcast||When is choosing to start a podcast the wrong decision? - Have you heard that you need a podcast or that podcasting is the hottest thing going and you want to start your own? Have you asked yourself if a podcast is really the best way to spend your li...||10/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR017 – Modifying Past Episodes||Have you ever considered deleting an old podcast episode or updating it because the information was now out of date? Perhaps you've been asked to take an old episode out of your library because the information is now wrong. What would you do? -||9/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR016 – Podcasting is “Back?”||Is podcasting making a comeback? Did it ever really falter? - The raw numbers tell us podcast viewers have grown every year since it's inception in 2004 so why are we increasly hearing that podcasting is back?||8/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR015 – Podcast Media Hosting||If you have a podcast or want to start one you're going to need a place to host your audio and/or video files. On this Round we'll be asking, where do you host your podcast media and why? - When choosing where to host your podcast files you have plent...||7/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR014 – Finding an Audience in a Small Niche||Can a podcast niche be too small? How do you find an audience in a niche that isn't very big? - Watch myself (Ray Ortega) along with +Daniel J. Lewis, +Cynthia Sanchez, +Jason Nagy, +Joseph Polk, and +Peter Lamb talk about podcasting to a small niche ...||6/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR013 – Dealing with Negative Feedback||Ever receive a negative comment regarding your podcast? How did it feel? How did you respond? - Certainly, if you've been podcasting for any significant amount of time there's no doubt that indeed you've received a negative iTunes review,||6/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR012 – What Do You Call Your Podcast?||- The term podcast has a specific meaning and if you have a show (audio or video) that you post to an RSS feed, congrats you have a podcast. - But what do you call it? If not a podcast then what? A show, internet broadcast, netcast,||5/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR011 – Podcast Purchase Decisions||- What gear, software and services would you purchase if you were starting your first podcast? - Find out what experienced podcasters +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Jeffrey Bradbury and myself (Ray Ortega) would purchase if we were starting ou.||4/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR010 – Podcasting “Success” with Pat Flynn||What defines success in podcasting? Is it subscribers, downloads, website traffic, money or something else? - Watch/listen to +Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast along with +Daniel J.||3/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR009 – When to Start Another Podcast?||How do you know when it's time to add another podcast to your lineup? - We discuss some of the things to consider when thinking about starting another show as well as our opinions about when is the right time for adding a new podcast. -||3/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR008 – What Do Podcasters Owe Their Audience?||As a podcaster, what do you owe your audience? - Whether someone subscribes to your show or listens only once, what obligation do you feel to that person? - Do you feel like you should always bring your best content, be well organized,||2/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR007 – Podcast Promotion Challenges||How do find balance when it comes to producing content and then having to promote it via any number of ways (social networks, blogs, forums, etc.)? - Have you ever been overwhelmed trying to keep up? Has the need to always be promoting your show in or...||1/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR006 – Competition in Your Niche||We discuss the concept of "competition" as is applies to podcasters podcasting in the same niche. - How much do you share with podcasts in your niche? Do you cross promote their shows? Do you have them as guests on your show or even co-host shows toge..||12/20/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR005 – Podcasting Pet Peeves||On this Round, I talk to six podcasters (the largest Roundtable to date) about their podcasting pet peeves. Those things they see other podcasters doing that frustrate them. We also talk about things we've done wrong with our own podcasts and how we fi...||11/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR004 – What’s Going on with FeedBurner?||Over the last year several changes have been made to Feedburner including twitter feed shut downs, deprecation of API's, the loss of the .jp domain and a failure of the statistics system. - All of this led to a perfect storm of fear that the core serv...||10/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR003 – The Future of Podcasting||Rob Greenlee, Steven Lee, Daniel J. Lewis and Ray Ortega discuss where podcasting has been, is now and where it's headed in the future.||9/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR002 – Processing Your Podcast’s Audio||A live discussion about processing your podcast's audio with hardware and/or software. - We discuss if this is a necessary step or just something audiophiles enjoy. - Roundtable guests for round two: David Jackson, Mike Phillips,||8/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||PR001 – Control and Ownership of Your Podcast||How much of your podcast do you own? We discuss gaining as much control over your show as possible whether you're using WordPress, Libsyn, Feedburner, or any one of many third party options for building and hosting your podcast.||7/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
As a podcast producer myself I thoroughly enjoy tuning in to shows like these where you can essentially "pick the brain" of other podcasters. Ray does a fantastic job moderating the panel and the panelists do a great job explaining their techniques and philosophies on podcasting. If you're a podcast producer, this show is a must listen.
I'm on the podcast but benefit so much from the others!
Podcasters' Roundtable is a fantastic addition to realm of podcasts about podcasting. In a roundtable discussion, Ray Ortega and his frequent cohosts and guests (I'm one of them) share many great and eye-opening opinions on issues that podcasters face. The hosts usually have different perspectives so we get to see a very broad picture of the field of podcasting.
It's also great when they get on something controversial and each host is able to speak from their own research and experience.
Even if you already listen to one or _all_ of the other podcasts about podcasting, add this one to your collection, too!
The Podcaster's Roundtable is not the typical podcast on "How To" The panel of experts discuss topics often overlooked or perhaps in a more philosophical approach to ideas and thought.
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