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The Podcast Superfriends

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The Podcast Superfriends

Five podcast veterans hosting a monthly live-streamed roundtable about podcasting. If you want to evolve your podcast, or if you've got an idea for a show, there's no better place to start! The Superfriends dig deep on all the details you might not think about: Best practices for your show's website, streamlining your weekly workflow, marketing your podcast to the masses, and getting the most from your RSS feed. Join Jon Gay, David Yas, Johnny Peterson, Catherine O'Brien, and Matt Cundill as they get into the nitty-gritty about podcasting.

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Recent Episodes of The Podcast Superfriends


The Tools Podcasters Use

The Tools Podcasters Use

Thinking of upgrading your podcast equipment? This episode, the Podcast Superfriends dissect the 2024 Podcast Equipment Survey. From debunking the Blue Yeti myth to the nuances of choosing between USB and XLR microphones, this episode is packed with actionable tips. Learn why audio interfaces are a game-changer and get to grips with the best recording software on the market.

Check out more from the Superfriends below:

Johnny - Straight Up Podcasts

David - Boston Podcast Network

Jon - JAG In Detroit Podcasts

Catherine - Branch Out Programs

Matt...

Episode 29 10 July 2024 1h, 3m and 25s


Our Best AI Hacks

Our Best AI Hacks

The episode has been a long time coming. But it's well worth the wait. AI is everywhere and today we broke out our best production skills and have decided to share all our secrets.

The Podcast Superfriends get together to review their favourite AI-powered tools. We reviewed the following.

David showed us a jingle/song tool called Suno. Cost: nil.

Matt Reviewed Vocal Remover which is free and separates the music from the vocal leaving you with two files to play with. (Thanks to James Cridland who shared this idea at Radiodays North...

Episode 28 12 June 2024 1h, 5m and 15s


Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

We dig into some spring cleaning. The Superfriends discussed ways to improve podcast content, production, and distribution. Johnny Podcasts is out on reels and shorts for his creators. Matt Cundill emphasized the importance of purging podcasts that are taking up space on the network. David Yas aimed to bring a fresh approach to podcast housekeeping by making more effective interviews. Catherine O'Brien emphasized the importance of purging social media accounts to avoid echo chambers, and Jag in Detroit stressed the importance of consistency during the summer break. (Regardless of whether you take a break or not)

The 4...

Episode 27 1 May 2024 1h, 4m and 52s


Podcast Superfriends reveal their Stand Out Clips

Podcast Superfriends reveal their Stand Out Clips

The Superfriends get together to discuss all things podcasts... including how to improve their shows with segments.

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Episode 26 10 March 2024 57m and 41s


Live Reviews of Our Shows

Live Reviews of Our Shows

The 5 Podcast Producers get together to critique one another's shows. We offer feedback to both the producers and the performers from the following shows:

That's Business The Distribution by Juniper The 905er Smidgen Sports Card Madness

In this episode you will hear some of the feedback offered amongst the Podcast Superfriends. Things like:

How to make your show more conversational, why you should or should not swear in your episode, whether or not you should be using artwork and/or episode artwork, and why you should get into the show quickly. We also...

Episode 25 31 January 2024 1h, 14m and 48s


Our 2023 Predictions Revisted

Our 2023 Predictions Revisted

The Podcast Superfriends are getting together early in 2024 to revisit their predictions from a year. We can spoil it for you now, there were a lot of HITS and just a few misses.

If you would like a transcript of this episode - go here.

We also support Podcasting 2.0 so if you want to send us a boost, we would be thrilled!

This episode was recorded live. You can view the original recording here.

Check out more from the Superfriends below:

Johnny - Straight Up Podcasts

David...

Episode 20 4 January 2024 1h, 3m and 19s


Santa's Podcast Giftbag

Santa's Podcast Giftbag

The Superfriends get together to share the most valuable things they learned in 2023. Some of the things you will learn include:

Why big guests don't necessarily move the needle for your show. (Matt) Why your quest for large downloads numbers may be a waste of time, instead you should be aiming for the right audience (Catherine) The importance of video components, time codes, and leveraging platforms like Twitter to reach a wider audience. (Johnny) There's only so much you can do to fix bad audio (Jag) Tips for creating high-quality video content, including investing in a green screen...

Episode 23 12 December 2023 59m and 33s


The New Rules of Podcasting with Jay Nachlis, Coleman Insights

The New Rules of Podcasting with Jay Nachlis, Coleman Insights

Jay Nachlis leads the podcasting and digital initiatives for Coleman Insights. Along with Steve Goldstein at Amplifi Media, they released "The New Rules of Podcasting" which was a deep dive into the behaviour of podcast consumers. Jay is kind enough to join us to talk about the findings. This is a study that was unveiled at Podcast Movement back in August, and has reverberated throughout the podcast an content creation community.

Do you have to have a video to accompany your podcast? Do you have to have a video strategy? Why is this happening?


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Episode 22 2 November 2023 1h, 6m and 12s


Stop It! Just Stop it!

Stop It! Just Stop it!

The Podcast Superfriends dive into the things they want you to stop doing when making podcasts. Here are a few of the things they want you to stop.

Jon Gay: Asking for ratings and reviews at the end of a podcast is less egregious but still not effective.

Matt Cundill shares his frustration with the common practice of including a microphone in podcast artwork, citing it as a cliché and a missed opportunity for creativity.

Catherine O'Brien suggests dropping the teaser at the beginning of a podcast and getting straight to the content. J...

Episode 21 10 October 2023 59m and 41s


You Need a Video Strategy For Your Podcast

You Need a Video Strategy For Your Podcast

It turns out that the biggest takeaway from Podcast Movement was the explosion of video. That likely creates more questions than answers for podcasters. The Podcast Superfriends unpack their favorite video strategies for your podcast.

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This episode was recorded live. You can view the original recording here.

Check out more from the Superfriends below:

Johnny - Straight Up Podcasts

David - Boston Podcast Network

Jon - JAG...

Episode 20 6 September 2023 52m and 18s

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