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 63 · 9 months ago

Why Most Listeners Don’t Skip ads, why Episodes are Getting Shorter, the Most Podcasted Health Topics, and More.

Episode 26 has us going “ohhhh!” This week we…


We totally agree with Megaphone’s explanation about why around 73% of podcasts measured are under 45 minutes long.


We quietly fill out an application for Elizabethtown College to join their super hip Digital Humanities program.


We catch our breath after learning how many new shows and episodes were launched in Apple Podcast last year, according to Chartible.


We raise both hands when Reddit fans suggest listeners are too pre-occupied with everyday tasks (think: washing dishes) to skip ads.


And last but certainly not least, we’re kind of shocked to learn the most talked-about health topic among wellness shows.

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.


Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix- (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/



Episode 62 · 9 months ago

Chat with Non-listeners to Gain Insight, Learn why Women Love True Crime Shows, Find Tips to Avoid Production Burnout, and More.

Episode 25 answers a lot of lingering questions. This week we...


We look to non-listeners for insight. “Those of us in podcast-land forget we’re in the minority,” writes Dan Misener of Pacific Content. It begs the question: how is the industry working to make podcasting accessible? How can we enhance a listener’s first experience?


We start to understand why women love true crime podcasts, thanks to a professor of psychology. Hint: it has a lot to do with staying safe.


We interview 12 new and seasoned podcasters for their tips to avoid production burnout. Some tips are simple, like shoot hoops between editing. Others may motivate you to produce shorter shows or crowd-sourced content. Either way, these creators remind us that it’s all about having fun.


We learn how fast is to fast to podfast when one writer pushes his brain to the listening limit. (No human brains were harmed during the making of this article.)


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.


Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix- (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Episode 61 · 9 months ago

Improv Classes to Improve your Hosting Skills, the Big Advantage of Hosting a Small Show, a Podcast for your Pooch, and More.

Episode 24 is creative and strong. This week we…


We’re calling all of our podcast friends to tell them that hosts of small, niche shows are the new influencer. And why that’s amazing for their wallets.


We’re brushing up on our French in order to listen to some badass female podcasters who are using the medium to lead the way to diversity and gender equality in France.


We’re yelping the best improv classes in the area to improve our hosting skills.


And, yes, we’re playing this new podcast for our dogs while we’re at work.


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.


 Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix- (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/


Episode 60 · 10 months ago

Survey Listeners to Enhance your Show, Learn how Young Middle Easterners use Podcasting, Create a Facebook Group, and More.

Episode 23 is powerful and affirming. This week we…


We feel warm and fuzzy after learning that little groups tucked all over Facebook allow podcast listeners to finally talk about the show they spend hours listening to. AND that the conversation often leads to friendship. 


We hope that the busy one-person podcaster hears this affirming stat: by 2023 eMarketer projects U.S. podcast listeners will total 85.4 million. People are listening. 


We check out a fun survey that ranks each U.S. state’s favorite true crime podcast via Google searches. Yes, here’s the link to check out yours.


We cheer on young Middle Easterners who are tired of listening to mainstream media aimed at their parents. Instead, they’re taking matters into their own hands by producing podcasts they can see themselves in. Here for it. 


Finally, we highlight how one simple survey can enhance your show, earn you more money, and build stronger relationships with listeners.


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.


 Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix- (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/