There Are Now 2 Million Podcasts

There Are Now 2 Million Podcasts

The number of total podcasts online has now hit the 2 million mark - after just passing ONE million last year.  Only a third have put out content in the last 90 days. Wanna stand out?  Good audio, good content, get to the point.Nielsen says podcast audiences are getting diverse and there could be some great advertising opportunities in the space: https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2021/podcasting-today/BetterHelp still #1 at $4.3 million spent on podcasts in February.That's good because another study says people aren't ready to pay for podcasts - so revenue would have to come from advertisers:  https://variety.com/vip/most-podcast-listeners-still-lukewarm-on-paying-for-podcasts-data-suggests-1234934767/New group measures how polarizing podcasts are. Just because you CAN say it doesn't mean you SHOULD! :) https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/podcasting-advertising-media-roundtable-1234932495/Spotify tweaking its interface to help you find podcasts based on previous listening: https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/spotify-just-made-your-podcast-life-easierCaptions in Podcasts on Desktop Chrome Browser: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/17/22337074/chrome-real-time-live-captions-audio-accessibility(via Podcast Business Journal) Does being a podcaster help your chances of getting a job? Ginni Sarawati writes in Vault:  https://www.vault.com/blogs/workplace-issues/how-podcasting-boosts-your-chances-of-getting-hiredHighlights and Increases your communications skillsHelps build your personal brandShowcases your expertiseExpands your technical skillsSignal Hill Insights has looked at Clubhouse, finding that its users are mainly men 35 and under (article via PodNews): https://signalhillinsights.com/whos-in-the-clubhouse/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2021-03-25As always, if I can help you create, or improve your existing podcast.  Find me online:https://jagindetroit.com/Or email me: jag@jaginderoit.com

Beware Bad Content
5min 16sec
Sometimes, it's a slog to produce a podcast.  Coming up with new content is hard.  And most studies say consistency is key - listeners should know when to expect new content.  But today I'm going to g ...
Stop Asking for Podcast Ratings and Reviews!
8min 40sec
Thank you to all of you who commented on last week's special episode, The Death of Music Radio.  I was worried about coming across as bitter toward radio, but most folks in those circles found my comm ...
The Death of Music Radio
12min 55sec
Welcome in, I'm Jon Gay.  As you hear in my intro, I'm a radio guy turned podcaster.  When in radio, I rolled eyes at those "bitter old radio guys" who said "back in my day." This is not me being bitt ...
Why Your Recording Environment Matters
5min 29sec
It's no secret that where you record your podcast is almost as important as how you record it.  Generally speaking, you want to avoid rooms with high ceilings and hard, flat, "echo-ey" surfaces.  It's ...
2021 Podcasting Numbers
4min 31sec
Apple is changing its podcast phrasing from Subscribe to Follow.  - Tom Webster of Edison Research says 47% of non-podcast listeners think it costs money to subscribe.  It's a barrier to entry.  So fo ...
Let's Get Intimate
5min 14sec
Does your brand have an "audio strategy?"  Yes, everyone loves video.  But how burnt out are you on the Brady Bunch squares of Zoom?  And picture your audience listening to a podcast - in a pair of Ai ...
First Impressions of Clubhouse
7min 33sec
First, my tip of the week - make sure your podcast isn't only on the web. It NEEDS to be, at a minimum, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.  I've talked to several very smart people latel ...
Spotify's Terrifying New Patent
3min 39sec
Last week, Squadcast debuted their video recording in their latest upgrade, which puts them on par with StreamYard and Riverside.  Squadcast users had been pining for this for awhile, and now it's her ...
Ad Based or Subscription Based?
5min 43sec
I've been having neck issues for a few years now, and it stems largely from being in car accidents in December 2016, March 2017, and July 2019.  Now that I'm 40, I really need to start taking better c ...
Jan 22
4min 51sec
Apple considering a podcast subscription in Apple One? I hate the idea...and feel like I'd just listen in Spotify or elsewhere.  But the carrot might be that Apple could pay podcast creators for their ...
What Mike Tirico and Tony Romo Can Tell You About Your Podcast
4min 53sec
Last Saturday and Sunday were the NFL's new expanded "Super Wild Card Weekend," featuring (much to the chagrin of my wife) THREE games on each day.  While the NFL has had to adapt during COVID, so hav ...
Amazon is ALL IN on Podcasting
4min 11sec
In my 2020 recap, I mentioned that we need to keep an eye on the big podcasting behemoths - Apple, Spotify, Google, and now Amazon.  In the time between when I recorded the show and when it was publis ...
2021 Podcast Industry Outlook
7min 33sec
Podcasting is getting bigger - monthly podcast listening went over 100 million Americans this year, before pandemic.Overall/Technology:Pandemic paused things, we all scattered but came back. Desktop l ...
Are Podcasts Taking a Bite Out of Music Streaming?
4min 7sec
Merry Christmas from your friendly neighborhood Jew.  While I don't celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday, I do enjoy the holiday spirit.  And in 2020, whatever brings you joy - do it.My tip o ...
Tell Listeners Your Holiday Plans
4min 26sec
What's your podcast doing over Christmas? You have options, especially this year. You could re-publish a great episode or interview from earlier in the year.   You could do a year-end recap. Or, you c ...
How a New TV Can Help Your Podcast
4min 46sec
As an early 40th birthday present, my wife bought me (us) a new TV for our living room.  It's gorgeous - it's a Samsung 55" QLED Q8DT 2020 model (the Costco version).  Our previous TV was an 8-year-ol ...
Please Don't Stop The Music
4min 17sec
This weekend, I was caught up on all my subscribed podcasts and wanted something to listen to while walking the dog.  So I actually opened my SiriusXM app and found the week's "Pop2Kountdown" - a snap ...
Interview: Stick and The Woodward Sports Network
26min 59sec
I've been saying this for a decade now.  For local media to survive and thrive, the corporate giants need to leave the space, and local talent needs to be free to cultivate their personalities and rel ...
Be Selfish...By Giving Thanks
4min 40sec
No Friday episode today with the holiday, so here's a "5 Minute Wednesday."As 2019 ended, my wife and I were trying to maximize our time with our first dog Brady. He'd had a leg amputated and was dyin ...
Superserve Your Clients and Contacts
4min 55sec
No matter what business you're in, it's crucial to superserve your clients.  I'm told there are two ways to build a business - the Amazon model (scale) and the Ben & Jerry's model (do one thing really ...
Make Time For The Hard Things
5min 31sec
My tip this week - now, more than ever, force yourself to do the hard things. For me, it's working on my business.  The only way I'm going to do it, is to block some time, sit down, and do it.  What d ...
Behind the Scenes of Jeopardy!
27min 41sec
This episode is a repurposing of audio from a podcast I previously hosted, "The Quizzo Cast," which was put out my bar trivia company Quizzo. I've worked with then for three years.One of our hosts, Ja ...
iHeart Continues to Sacrifice Radio For Podcasting's Sake
4min 42sec
It's been a long week.  It started with two familiar foes in conflict with each other.  If only they could work together, the sky would be the limit, but one side is so obsessed with the other, that t ...
Find Your Escape, and more from Podcast Movement
5min 15sec
My tip this week doesn't explicitly related to podcasting -  We are all stressed.  Find your escape, and lean into it - especially over the next week or so.I'm recording this on Thursday, the final da ...
Podcast Movement Week 1
6min 2sec
For years, I've been singing the praises of Podcast Movement - the convention that got me into this space full time.  This year, as with all other things, they've gone virtual.  And I really like the ...
Notes or a Script? Prepping Your Podcast
4min 31sec
This week's podcasting tip involves prepping your show (which you should always do).  Some folks prefer to have the entire episode scripted out. Others would rather go off of bullet points.  We explor ...
How To Start Podcasting for About $100
4min 16sec
I stepped out of my studio this week and recorded today's podcast on my "backup equipment," which is a Shure SM48 Microphone ($48) plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface ($116.59).  And I re ...
Remembering Bill Leaf on his 40th Birthday
41min 28sec
My best friend Bill Leaf would have turned 40 this weekend.  Every year I post the story of what happened to him, and the eulogy I gave at his funeral. This year, I thought I would turn it into a podc ...
The Power of the Mute Button
4min 49sec
Editor's Note: Today's show was recorded Thursday afternoon, before news broke that President and Mrs. Trump tested positive for COVID-19.“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wre ...
Why You SHOULDN'T Shoot Video For Your Podcast
5min 35sec
Earlier this month, I shot a couple of my "5 Minute Friday" podcasts on video. I wanted to see if "the juice was worth the squeeze." Long story short, it wasn't.  Yes, I got a few views on YouTube, an ...
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