No Podcaster Left Behind! PodCraft Season 15

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Season 15 of the PodCraft Podcast sees us return to a "You Ask We Answer" format. We're taking voice questions and answering them on the show.

Quote from Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Here’s how (and where) to submit your own voice question.

Transcript: The Low-Hanging Fruits of Growing Your Audience

The Low-Hanging Fruits of Growing Your Audience

On this new season of PodCraft we’re going to be answering your podcasting questions. Here’s how to submit yours!

This time around, we have a question from Brooke of Let’s Talk Art With Brooke.

Brooke has been podcasting for six years and as well over 200 episodes, but is concerned with lack of audience growth.

This is a big question in and of itself (so big, in fact, that we actually wrote a book about it). But we find that there’s always a few low-hanging fruits that can have an impact right away. These include good, compelling episode titlesCalls to Action, thorough SEO-friendly shownotes, and appearing as a guest on other relevant podcasts

Transcript: Where Should I Place Ads in My Podcast Episodes?

Where Should I Place Ads in My Podcast Episodes?

Our question this week comes from Teresa of the Homeschool Mama SelfCare Podcast. Teresa’s asking us about the optimal position of podcast ads so as to optimise their impact and minimise the chance of them annoying the listeners. 

On this episode, we cover:

  • Is there a “right” time to play a podcast ad
  • The difference between pre, mid, and post-roll ads
  • The difference between pre-recorded and host-read ads 
  • How you can make ads part of your content
  • And why ads might not be essential to the monetisation of your show, going forward. 

Transcript: Making Best Use of a Break Between Seasons

Making Best Use of a Break Between Seasons

Laurent of the Puissante Panoplie podcast asks us about breaks between seasons. He feels that these can halt his momentum, and make him feel a bit like a headless chicken, jumping from task to task with no real plan in mind. Once the break is over, Laurent adds, he feels anything but rested or organised going into his new season.

On this episode, we talk about ways to better structure your breaks in between seasons. We also cover the benefits of running an audience survey during these periods. You can even collect listener feedback in voice form, as we’re doing on this season of PodCraft

Transcript: How to Optimise Your Podcast’s Outline & Theme

How to Optimise Your Podcast’s Outline & Theme

Kay is the co-host of the In Da Trenches Podcast and asks about optimising their name, outline, and theme. 

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of your podcast, asking questions such as:

  1. What’s its purpose?
  2. Who’s it for?
  3. What does success look like for me?

You can then start to work backwards from these.

Another very useful exercise is to use our free Podcast Planner Tool.

And we have thorough guides on Podcast NamesDescriptions, and Formats for a deeper dive on those topics, too. 

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  1. Laurent Mäusli says:

    Wow, thank you for all the precious insights! And yes Matthew’s joke about the Swiss flag made me laugh! And when Colin said “Reverb ? Laurent is being a bit of perfectionist here” it brought me back to reality. I moved to a new flat and thought the place sounded awful. It is tremendously helpful to get this outside perspective. I almost felt down an acoustic treatment rabbit hole…
    Anway, there were just so many helpful tips that I will definitely have to listen to this episode multiple times. I somehow look forward to applying all these tips during the next break. I guess I’ll focus on properly setting up my website.
    Keep up the great work !
    Kind regards,

    • You’re very welcome, Laurent. Thanks again for sending it in and please keep us posted on your progress 🙂