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397- Considerations in changing podcast formats

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we focus on the topic of possibly changing the format of your podcast episodes. This theme was brought to us by an article by Dan Misener as stated in the podnews.net newsletter. In fact, this question was also asked by Evo Terra in his podcast show called Podcast Pontifications.

The features that may be targets for change are the time and length of the show (e.g., long-form to short-form, or micro-casting, etc.), the types of intros and outros, themes, music, calls-to-action, etc. These are things that you can adapt to your listeners based on the idea of getting away from the current stressful situation of the virus crisis.

We hope that you can examine and do the research needed to see  if you need to have a change in the format items of your podcast show. Hopefully, this will bring you more success in a more positive light.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and podnews.net and Dan Misener and Evo Terra of PodcastPontifications.com. All rights reserved.

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396- Podcast creatives survive during this crisis

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss an article from the Podnews.net newsletter from Stripe.com about how freelancers and agencies are adapting during the virus crisis of 2020.

Having created turbulent waters for creative professionals in some circles, the new media professionals that are freelancers or podcasters may not have to suffer as much. For example, the solo-preneurs that are podcasters or social media freelancers are used to working from home or being isolated much of the time.

Whereas some of the work force has lost up to 60 to 70 per cent of their work because of the virus crisis, the results for the podcasters and other creatives could still survive because they did NOT have to lose all or most of their work.

Some recommendations from this article suggest staying close to current clients and over-delivering value and positive results to newer clients. There is also a great optimism for growth for those who do deliver value to customers as a solo-preneur or creative freelancer.

We hope that you can adapt to this new model for dealing with prior, current and future customers during this crisis.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and

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394- Remote podcast recording from a browser

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss an article from Jacob Bozart of Resonate Recordings that outlines a remote recording for a podcast episode. This includes the “double-ender” method. And the post from Jacob has the diagram of how remote interviewing can be done with a double-ender for podcasting.

But with the information from Jacob, new podcasters can now have other methods to record remotely with just the browser and the Resonate Recordings tools.

We hope that you can choose the best price-performance tool that will be easy to learn and use for remote podcast recordings.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and

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392- Remote recording as possibly the new normal

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we discuss the possibility of remote recording for podcast interviews, discussions and dialog being the “new normal” due to the plandemic situation of the Chinese Whan virus (aka Covid-19 and Corona virus).

Due to the lockdown and isolation mandated during this plandemic, the main communications cannot be done in person at conferences or across the table. Thus, they are relegated to the following:

  • remote interviews via Skype or internet or online tools;
  • “double-ender” interviews or conversations or dialog, where each podcaster records his own audio and then sends it to the remote other podcaster for final synchronization, editing and finalization of production to create the mp3 file;
  • social media online tools such as Zoom, Skype, Squadcast (just to name a few);
  • any other “social distance” or “new distance” models of separation;
  • or the good old-fashioned telephone conversations recorded with such non-high-tech tools as the smart phone speakers, etc.

Now I know that many podcasters do NOT like the phrase “new normal.” So the description, above, will serve to describe the new environment during the isolation and lock-down period.

I do conduct remote interviews with my co-host, Matt Cox of Brunch With the Brits podcast — and we use the double-ender method to do the recording. I then receive the audio recording from Matt, and then I synchronize the tracks in one audio editing environment, and then I finally edit and produce the show to create the final mp3 file.

The episode also mentions other solutions for your research and discovery, so that you can then help to select the remote environment recording with your co-hosts and interviewees.

So, whatever remote recording interview software that you decide to use, we hope that you will create effective content for your podcast that you will produce in this new normal of virtual environments.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

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391- Acoustic improvements for podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the audio issues from home studios that could be rectified by implementing improvements for acoustics. The article (and an earlier one mentioned in the audio episode) was published recently about acoustics from Buzzsprout.com by Kevin Finn

We also mention the 2006 suggestion for reducing the audio or acoustic problems of podcasting from home by Paul Colligan in his earlier podcast show called Podcast Tools Weekly Update (now podfaded) — and this suggestion was to record your episode with a blanket over your head.

We hope that your audio quality will be the best and be reverb-free and hissing-free, so that this will improve your podcast episodes.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Buzzsrpout.com and Paul Colligan. All rights reserved.

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389- Remote podcast recording software — overview

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we discuss the different types of apps and programs that support remote podcast call recording — which was published in thepodcasthost.com

The article goes on to list the available software recording programs and apps today, with a short description of each in its own environment.

In my own environment, I did enjoy using the older program called PowerGramo. This allowed me to record remote calls over Skype, especially where one track had my audio and the other track recorded my interviewee or guest audio. However, this program is no longer available (ever since Skype was acquired by Microsoft).

So, I have tolerated using the technique of the double-ender to record audio conversations over the telephone and interviews with my co-host of 2030Podcast.com, Matt Cox of Brunch With The Brits podcast. I have also used this for an interview with Don Winn of Soldiers Stories Podcast.

So, whatever method you choose to use for remote podcast recording or interviewing over the phone or via the internet, we hope that you can get the best audio quality at the best cost for your successful podcast show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and thepodcasthost.com. All rights reserved.

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388- Podcast Communities — a discussion

The theme for this episode of Podcast Reporter came from a Buzzsprout newsletter and article by Travis Albritton.

The topic was podcast communities. However, I myself was disappointed to see that the community of Podcasters Society from Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast was not included. Sad to leave out this valuable resource (as I, myself, was a member several times over the past 5 years).

As you will hear in this brief audio episode, the article lists the other communities from the opinion of Travis Albritton. But for myself, I am still suggesting the community of Podcasters Society for the best value of those podcasters that have already published several episodes of their show, but wish to take their podcast show “from ordinary to amazing.”

If you do your own research, you may find which communities in which you would like to join and participate in the area of podcasting and new media. If so, we hope that whether the community may be a mastermind, a membership site, etc., will be the right one for you to get VALUE from the community resources and communication and add to your success of your podcast show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Buzzsprout.com and Daniel J Lewis. All rights reserved.

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387- Resurrecting older podcast solutions

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we address the topic of deciding to keep or re-use or just utilize older podcast “bundle” solutions within today’s environment of recent announcements and availability of the latest solutions for podcasting. And could it be worth it among all the other solutions?

For this episode, we explore my own personal situation of re-discovering and using in today’s environment a bundle called “Podcast Studio” from Behringer:

So we discuss here the following themes:

  • The price differential from the original purchase to today’s cost (which is difficult to find);
  • The description of the original bundle and its components in 2007;
  • Resurrecting the bundle solution;
  • Using the bundle today in podcasting and the quality of the offering and its results.

We hope that you can relate to comparing your own podcast equipment to the modern equivalent of products that are offered in the podosphere outlets. And then you can decide if there is still some good life and quality in the older solution, or whether you should migrate to newer solutions. For many, it is the same type of comparison that is used by those who are driving older automobiles (some of them classics) rather than obtain newer cars today.

In the world of podcasting, there are earlier hardware solutions that are available from podcasters who “broker” the older products for attractive prices — like Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast and Scott Johnson of What was that Like.

Whatever your decision, we hope you enjoyed this brief audio episode of my own situation that may relate to some of the examples in your own studio.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Behringer and Scott Johnson and Daniel J Lewis. All rights reserved.

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386- Keeping your sanity in podcasting

The theme for this episode came from a topic found in the Podcast Business Journal, especially espoused by Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting.

These are several recommendations from Dave (and they are discussed in detail, as you will hear in this audio episode):

  • Don’t worry about things not in control;
  • Question yourself about what new situations exist today (during the plandemic);
  • Remember that your audience wants you to succeed;
  • Focus on tasks and details that will help you to make your podcast show even better;
  • Invite your audience to communicate and participate with you (e.g., with zoom or virtual communications);
  • “Dig the well before you are thirsty”;
  • Think about the hardest thing you have ever done.

Dave also has his own experience of suggestions to get motivated and take the first step toward completing your important project in podcasting.

We hope that you can keep your sanity during this plandemic, and that you can survive with flying colors to be successful, in spite of the lockdown, plandemic isolation and hardship or adversity.

As I always remind myself from my experiences and hardships that I had during the war: Remember that “each day is pure gravy.”

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and PodcastBusinessJournal.com and Dave Jackson. All rights reserved.

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385- Fix podcasting discoverability issues

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we discuss the issues of discoverability of your podcast shows, and especially how to try to fix them.

The post on medium.com deals with five ways to fix discoverability problems. These five thoughts are:

  • Realize that your problem is not unique;
  • Take the lead by getting in front of your audience and introduce yourself;
  • Go niche;
  • Raise the bar — for the only ones to suffer will be those podcasters who refuse to adapt;
  • Have patience

Thus, in addition to other resources already discussed in this podcast show, we hope that you can find value in these perspectives and begin to conquer the discoverability problem for your podcast show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and medium.com. All rights reserved.