Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 174, originally published in November 2014.
Corey Coates has edited both radio and podcasting shows for the last 10 years. He is also the owner of Podfly, a company that produces professional podcasts and provides audio editing services. Corey talks with Jason about the future of podcasting and how easy it is to make one-on-one connections with listeners through this up and coming medium.
2:20 – Corey has been podcasting since 2006 and has worked with a lot of industry leaders in podcasting over the last 9 years.
4:20 – With podcasting you can target a very specific audience on your own terms.
7:50 – Overseas Radio Network had a regular radio stream of shows, but also had it available for download in case people wanted to listen to a specific show on their own time.
9:10 – Podcasting takes time and patience. Developing a good podcast is still best done organically and through word of mouth.
12:37 – You don’t need a large audience to be a successful podcaster.
15:50 – Audio equipment is so cheap and compact that you can literally record your show using GarageBand on your iPhone.
19:18 – Corey talks about the company Buzzsprout, who is looking at new ways to make podcasting easier.
23:45 – Corey talks a little bit about Podfly and how they help clients with the pre and post-production aspect of their podcast.
25:15 – Jason loves Podfly. He says that he is able to produce content faster than ever before because Podfly takes a load off his hands.
28:15 – Having a lot of content available on a regular basis is what builds a great audience.
29:15 – You can’t game the Apple iTunes system. Apple ranks you based on a number of downloads and the number of subscribers you have over a 4 week period.
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