Podcasting Biz

The New Google Podcast App: Review, Background, and Benefits

Google officially launched its standalone podcast app for Android. As of right now, it is available for download in the Google Play store. This was well expected, given the steady drumbeat of preview posts that Google had collaborated with the branded podcast studio Pacific Content to produce and publish. Those write-ups laid out how the search giant viewed its place in the audio universe, how it might contribute to the easing of its frictions, and how it might move to own a piece of the whole thing. And then there was the matter of last week’s code sighting, which suggested the prospect of a standalone podcast app in addition to the core audio search features that Google was apparently baking into its main Android search app. That suggestion turned out to be signal, as a standalone app is...

If You have a Podcast, Here’s the Right Way to Deal With Criticism

If you’re behind a microphone, in whatever capacity in whatever particular field of broadcasting, then there are two things you will not be able to escape. The first of these is that your voice will not sound the same when you listen back to your work. This can make you cringe and a little self-conscious. But you’ll get used to it. It’s actually helpful to hear back what you’ve recorded. The other thing you’ll face is criticism. There are two types of criticism you can face. One of these is actually super helpful and you should bare it in mind to help you grow. The other can be harmful. So it’s important to know the difference, and then to train yourself to block the latter out. 1.) CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM Constructive criticism is good. With this, people are listening to your podcast and g...

The major podcasting trends in 2018

Every year, Infinite Dial releases the results of research from Edison and Triton in regards to the podcasting industry. The research obtained entails the specifics on the size of the podcasting industry, the demographics of the industry’s audience, and just how the audience consumes podcasts. This year’s findings are exciting and generating a lot of buzz in the podcasting industry. Here are 5 trends to consider: MORE PEOPLE LISTENING TO PODCASTS THAN SATELLITE RADIO While podcasting still has some way to go before it catches up to terrestrial radio, it’s becoming easier for audiences to listen in their cars as in-car entertainment systems become more connected with the internet. Also, it’s interesting to note that podcasting has overtaken listening to satellite radio this year. Meaning, t...

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