490- A request to end the myths of podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss and list for you some of the most common myths about podcasting. This was an article that was written recently, and it should help the new and aspiring podcasters understand what is magic-vs-myth-vs-reality.

In this article by M.R. Brown at, we see that the author reminds us of the Villanova study that presents the theory that if you consume by audio or video a meme or theme multiple times, then you may start to believe it to be real.

“Repetition of podcast myths is not helpful. And it sure won’t make you a better podcaster. You’ll fumble along, finding out what’s true and what’s not throughout your years. Well, let me save you some time.”

And the author then will go on to list the most common myths from his point of view. But he also warns that there is a cause-and-effect environment:  “All these myths affect you. Of course. But they also have a direct line to your listeners, too. You don’t want to turn them off to your show. Because without an audience, there’s not much of a reason for your podcast.”

And so the list of myths to be “busted” are:

  • Buy a Blue Yeti or a Snowball microphone (instead, the author suggests “What to do instead? Buy a Shure SM58 microphone, an xlr cable, and a simple recorder. If you’re looking to splurge a bit more, tac on a Focusrite Scarlett Solo and record directly into your software. Cut out the recorder middleman.”
  • Podcasts are expensive — and so, a budget should be made;
  • Podcasts have a low barrier to entry;
  • “If you make it, they will come…”
  • We can be like “the Daily” or “How I built this…”
  • One producer is enough;
  • Minimal editing on interview recording;
  • Blog posts can be podcast episodes;

Now, for this podcaster, a large part of these “myths” do reside in the hopeful mind of the aspiring or new podcaster. Perhaps you should read the article in detail, as the author does at least try to provide you with an alternative of what you should do instead of acting on the myth.

Hopefully, this content may be a good “lessons learned” from the personal experience of the author and help you to avoid what others have tried to reach for in the world of possible podcast myths.

Thank you for your attention.

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