Podcasts for unlearning systematic racism, one legacy print publisher takes to audio, how to come up with fresh episode ideas, and more.

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Episode 38 is inspiring and real.

Unacknowledged white privilege, racial injustice, and silence have gone on for too long. Now is the time to listen and make People Of Color’s voices heard. Here are some podcast resources for unlearning racism in our own lives and learning what we can do in the world to stop it:

  1. Code Switch by NPR
  2. About Race
  3. The Diversity Gap
  4. Pod for the Cause from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  5. Pod Save the People by Crooked Media
  6. Pep Talks and Fufu on IG Live

We’re baking a cake in the shape of a microphone. Analysts at eMarketer expect the total reach of podcasting in the U.S. to hit 105.6 million listeners this year. Guess which state clocks in the most listening!

We wish we had this growing up. PRX, a public media organization, has created TRAX, a curated network of free podcasts and multimedia for audiences ages 9–13. Shows cover friendship, mental health, wellness, and race, personality, school, and more.

We cue up these beach listens. Meredith Corporation, the legacy print and digital media company, are bringing four popular magazine titles to the audio space. This summer, their launching spinoffs of Allrecipes, PARENTS, Southern Living, and Travel + Leisure.

We go for a bike ride. Having trouble coming up with new episode ideas? Daren Lake, guest blogger on the Podcast Host, helps solve your creative woes with science. He suggests ways to fall into a flow of unconscious, passive thought, making it “easier to passively solve a problem or come up with great ideas.”

Lastly, our random podcasting thought of the week highlights how RSS feeds came to be.

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Episode 71 · 6 months ago

Show Trolls who’s Boss, Reduce Latency, Adjust Episode Intros to Boost Engagement, and More.

Episode 34 is full of #facts.


We cheer after reading Podtrac’ s latest Coronvavirus impact study—downloads and audiences are growing!


We say brilliant to RAJA’s latest study that reports over 10.1m people in the UK now listen to podcasts every week.


We agree with Matty Staudt of Podcast Business Journal, who reminds podcasters that introducing your episodes with random banter only works if you’re FAMOUS. Instead, he suggests a few simple adjustments to hook new listeners.


We hear echo, echo, echo, after reading Matthew Boudreau’s latest piece for Podcast Host, which explains what latency is and how to reduce it.


And, we open the tissue box for anyone who’s ever gotten a horrible review. With the help of therapists, podcasters, and artists, we put together a step-by-step guide for overcoming negative reviews (and spinning them into growth opportunities!). TK LINK WHEN LIVE.


The podcast industry is rapidly growing. Sounder makes it easy for audio creators to stay on top of it all with This Week In Podcasting, where we discuss this week’s most exciting podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes.

Episode 70 · 7 months ago

Saudi’s Beat Quarantine Blues, how to Approach a Lazy Co-host, 10 Solid Side Hustles, and More.

Episode 33 is all about real talk.


We bake a cake in the shape of a microphone because according to the My Podcast Reviews service, there are now more than one million podcasts to choose from in Apple Podcasts. (Does anyone else hear “one million” in Austin Power’s Dr. Evil voice or is that just us?)


We feel warm and fuzzy learning that 5.1 million Middle Eastern listeners are embracing podcasts to "beat virus lockdown blues”, writes Ameera Abid of Arab News.


We tackle an uncomfortable topic: not all friends make great roommates, and not all buddies make great co-hosts. If your friend-turned-co-host has dropped their end of the workload, check out our latest Medium post.


We set it straight: only change your release dates and times to accommodate new quarantine habits if you fall into this category.


And we sign up for a few of the side hustles from Podcast Movement put together a to get a little extra cash $ ~flowing.


The podcast industry is rapidly growing. Sounder makes it easy for audio creators to stay on top of it all with This Week In Podcasting, where we discuss this week’s most exciting podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes.

Episode 69 · 7 months ago

Listening Lockdown Habits, Storytelling to hook an Audience, how to Support your Listener Community, and More.

Episode 32 is all about staying strong.


We start to see how listening is shifting during the lockdown. Weekends are 32% more popular and listen-through rates are sky-high.


We learn the plus-minus storytelling method, compliments of Doug Fraser of The Podcast Movement. It’s a quick and easy method to visualize positive and negative emotional shifts throughout a story, which are important for keeping an audience hooked.


We highlight some unique ways to support your audience during this hard time. Troy Price of Podcast Business Journal suggests helpful affiliate programs, live sessions, and more.


We highlight a few new podcasts, that are too fun to pass up.


The podcast industry is rapidly growing. Sounder makes it easy for audio creators to stay on top of it all with This Week In Podcasting, where we discuss this week’s most exciting podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes.


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Episode 68 · 7 months ago

Downloads up by 25% Since January, Build a Badass Audio Editing Plan, how People find Podcasts, and More.

Episode 31 is all about adapting.


We learn that things aren’t as bad as they seem. Downloads are dipping but they’re still higher then they were pre-COVID-19 peak.


We help you create a badass audio editing plan if you’re new to the skill. In our latest blog, we walk you through how to discern if learning to edit is a good use of your time or if you should outsource and focus your skills on other aspects of podcasting. AND provide two free ways to outsource.


We rapidly shake our heads yes, when The Podcast Hosts asks, is there a discovery problem? Their latest survey is full of truly fascinating metrics. Like, did you know that nearly 94% of listeners are okay with adverts in their podcasts?!


We applaud the adaptation of all podcasters. Especially ones recording from their garden.


The podcast industry is rapidly growing. Sounder makes it easy for audio creators to stay on top of it all with This Week In Podcasting, where we discuss this week’s most exciting podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes.