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Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications gives you what to think about in podcasting. These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Designed for the working podcaster, these short-form episodes get you thinking about the future of podcasting and how you can better prepare yourself -- and your shows -- for the future. The goal is simple: help you develop critical ...
 
In this podiobook: Far from home...Rosemary Halpern, a mild-mannered librarian from Boston, found herself trapped hundreds of years in the future. A future that faced a new Ice Age. A future where ghouls walked the Earth, ravenous for human flesh.A world where she was drawn to a man who was already dead...
 
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Nawashi

Graydancer

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Nawashi is an erotic urban fantasy, the story of a man who discovers that underneath the world of kink and BDSM lies a global conflict of magical forces. Drawn into it, he struggles to develop his own powers and skill to protect his family from the forces which now consider him a threat.
 
In this podiobook: Some psycho stalker kidnaps his would-be girlfriend, gets chased by the cops halfway across the state, runs out of gas right outside your house, where you and your spouse are enjoying a quiet, bitter evening at home, and now you're both held hostage at gunpoint and surrounded by police. It could happen. It happened to Henry and Valerie Roth, of 314 Seventeenth Street, High Park. It was not going to be a good night.
 
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Revelations

Russell L. Burt

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In this podiobook: Bridging the gap between psychological and supernatural horror, Revelations is the story of Jamie Shetter, a psychiatrist on the brink of existential crisis. Unfortunately, her move from private practice to public service is of no help, as she discovers "truths" that have her questioning not only the nature of her existence, but her sanity. Join Dr. Shetter as she struggles to get control of her life back from the mysterious revelations, each more awful than the last.
 
In this podiobook: On Halloween night, the greatest vacation spot in the world is about to be scared to death. A dangerous and mad wizard has escaped from jail, and there is no one who can identify him. With only seven days left before Halloween, Jesse and wizard special agent Ch-U-Ch race to solve the mystery, but time is quickly running out.
 
Allele Island is a beachcomber's paradise for a charming little primate named Eena Beena, who tends her stretch of beach-and the hapless castaways who wash up there-as if it were her own private garden. Everything changes when a deranged ape named Prospero arrives with plans to kidnap the island's queen for an evil experiment that threatens the world. A novel of adventure, word play, and high literary nonsense for young listeners (7 to 12 years old).
 
Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend's life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he's a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient.But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he's hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, the authorities begin hunting him for a different reason altogether.Read by Steven Wilson.
 
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Glorious

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Glorious

Aram Schefrin

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In this podiobook: On June 25th, 1876, General George Custer died at the Little Big Horn.Why did Custer rush into battle against the largest agglomeration of Indians ever seen in the West, without waiting for support from other cavalry contingents which were on their way to the scene?To answer that, you need to know what happened on June 27th."Glorious," a podcast novel by Aram Schefrin, tells Custer's story from after the Civil War through the date of his massacre, in the voice of Captain F ...
 
In this podiobook: Macabre fiction. Horror fiction. Dark fiction. Whatever you choose to call it, that is what is contained within this collection of short stories. But other than that, these tales are as varied as can be. Ghost stories... they're in there. Lovecraftian monsters... certainly. Twist endings... got it. Psychological terror... of course. Sunny, happy endings... not so much. Oh, and one other thing these stories have in common: they are intended for a mature audience- one who is ...
 
What if Heaven wasn't all it's cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something... else. So they're off, with a passport to discover more afterlifes, heroes and gods. During their adventures, they find out that their travel isn't a journey taken on a whim, but may be orchestrated, or even prophesied.
 
In this podiobook: Dal Timgar always wanted to be a doctor. As a Garvian and the first non-human to study medicine on Hospital Earth, he must face enormous adversity from classmates, professors, and some of the highest ranking physicians on all of Earth. Will his efforts be enough to earn him the Silver Star of a Star Surgeon.Star Surgeon is the 1959 novel by Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992) and is currently in the public domain in the U.S.Read by Scott D. Farquhar of Prometheus Radio Theatre
 
In this podiobook: Young Jack Spencer sees his father's boat-building business destroyed by a powerful land developer. In desperation, he sets out on a dangerous adventure through time to find pirate treasure and bring it home.When Jack finds himself aboard the pirate ship 'Revenge' with Captain Jameson's crew, he enters a life and death world of ship battles, jungle islands, prison escapes, gold, and treachery.Set sail on a rollicking high-seas adventure and live the wild, uncertain life of ...
 
In this podiobook: The characters in Steven J. McDermott's short story collection Winter of Different Directions struggle to keep life's body blows and uppercuts from becoming knockout punches, whether they bring them on themselves, or receive them from friends, lovers, co-workers, or family. You might root for them. You might root against them. But just like the relatives you hope won't show for Thanksgiving, these are characters you can't forget. With his stunning range and passionate deli ...
 
In this podiobook: Are UFOs graduate students from the future, researching their past?Students from the University of the Rings are doing field research in sexual anthropology-at the Lamp Post Motel.Elmo Skinner prefers logical circuits to unpredictable people. He owns the motel and watches his customers on hidden cameras-until the time travelers drop Elmo's mind into the people he's watching.
 
After gaining the rule of Heaven and Hell, with all the power that promised, Kate and Daniel should be set for eternity, right? Well, sure, as soon as they get used to their god-like powers. And then they need to remake the Earth. And there's the matter of the major and minor deities who are not pleased with their ascension. Even now, the afterlife still isn't easy.
 
In this podiobook: Beauregaard Sweet became invisible, but his troubles began when he suddenly reappeared. Now everybody wants something from him. Manny the mechanic wants his wife. Sharad LeMaster wants his secret. Emma Biggs wants another shot at the TV news, the leaders of the Four Tribes want to send him back to wherever it was he'd gone, and all he wants to do is eat some donuts and watch reality TV. 'Secret Sidewalk' tells the tale as 11 year old Marcus tries to talk his little brother ...
 
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Roadworks

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Roadworks

Gerard Readett

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Traffic Jam Buster! Come to Brussels, a congestion-free city in 2022, but avoid the day of 'Roadworks', when Akila Kama, an African terrorist takes the city and many foreign heads of state hostage. His demands are simple, either the greatest humanitarian aid package is sent to Africa by the nations of the West, or their leaders die.In a city where all rail, road and underground traffic is computerised, Hugh Ryan, a Transport Authority controller, realises that while all traffic inside the ci ...
 
Detective Jonny C. Speed's life can't get much better. He's booked into the French Quarter's most luxurious guesthouse, and his day job as convenience store manager is 104 miles behind him in Catherine, Mississippi. He's already taken care of one pro-bono missing persons job since he's been in New Orleans, and his paying client's cheating wife is a beautiful and very accommodating exhibitionist. Are things too good to be true? Of course they are. Jonny starts to worry when his client turns u ...
 
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Jujun

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Jujun

Graydancer

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In Nawashi, Brian Stanford discovered the world is filled with mages who use sexual magic to achieve their goals - whether freedom or repression. Drawn into the struggle is his wife, Bec, captured by the Mauls, soldiers of the Wrinkled Man. Bec is taken into the dark underworld of New York's sex trade, to be used as a pawn against her husband. But the Wrinkled Man has not accounted for her own strength, and even as she is drawn further into the ordeal path Bec fights her own battles against ...
 
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Hunting Elf

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Hunting Elf

Dave Donelson

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In this podiobook: Meet Elf, a champion-bred Silky Terrier who lives a dog's life--when he chooses--with hapless Dan McCoy and his capable wife, June, in the leafy suburbs north of New York City. Too late, these innocent dog owners learn that nefarious show dog breeders will stop at nothing -- murder included -- to get their hands on the little puppy's valuable genes. While Dan and June try to civilize the rascal Elf, the evil breeders and their minions do their bloody best to dognap him. Jo ...
 
A group house of twenty-somethings in Pittsburg, Kansas is suddenly rocked when jealousy turns to grief and grief turns to streams of water coming from the face of a former housemate. Can Darrah, the itinerant lesbian, find a way to stop the gushing water and save all the house's wayward husbands and redeem the house? Will infidelity destroy them all? Do any of them ever, ever go to bed? Find out in Casa Del Queso, by Brady Russell.
 
In this podiobook: When a comet the size of a small moon threatens the remote world of Regal the Earth Alliance assigns the most decorated ship in the fleet, the Arwen, to destroy it. Its Captain, Marjorie Cook, sees this as an opportunity to redeem herself after a tragic mistake in her past causes the death of over 400 of her crew. It seems like an easy mission but, when the Arwen arrives, it finds things are not what they seem.
 
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Sonic Fiction

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Sonic Fiction

Jeff Kafer (Editor)

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In this podiobook: Sonic Fiction features an eclectic mix of authors from a range of ages and backgrounds. This collection of short stories is a true potpourri of genres. From fantasy to noir, to modern-day struggles with relationships, this book spans the gamut of human emotions and experiences, from the ancient past to the far-off future. Featuring works of Science fiction, gritty war tales, murder and intrigue, comedy and farce, this is a book for any fan of short fiction. Let us tell you ...
 
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The House Down Cherry Tree Lane

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The House Down Cherry Tree Lane

Ramona Holliday, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

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In this podiobook: The House Down Cherry Tree Lane is a story of murder and intrigue to the 100th power. The story mixes the historic Gild family from a small town in Illinois with a modern day sister family. When they purchase the Gild house from a nervous realtor things are never the same for them. It will make your beliefs about ghosts and paranormal change forever. Written by Ramona Holliday, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.
 
In this podiobook: Shunned by his people and tormented by nightmare visions, Bugbear, the mad goblin scholar, ventures into the wilderness with his ne'er-do-well cousin, Tudmire, to seek out an ancient ruin and the lost wisdom it holds.Soon the cousins find themselves embroiled in cosmic events as their magical world of Annwfn is merged with 19th Century Earth after an accident concerning a mysterious scroll Tudmire acquires in a crooked game of Noggle Stones. While fleeing the enraged ogres ...
 
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Sellout

Brad Lockwood

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In this podiobook: "Sellout" was written by Brad Lockwood in 1997 and released as a paperback novella in 2000. Selling remarkably well, Lockwood hit the recording studio to make the audio book of his dreams - featuring 14 performers, an original soundtrack and sound effects, "Sellout" was released as a 2 CD set in late 2000; nominated for multiple Audie Awards and gaining a cult following, only now has "Sellout" been released in digital/podiobook form. Brad Lockwood is the author of 5 books, ...
 
In this podiobook: Lucy Albert is not your ordinary maladjusted suburban adolescent. Born into the era of the Black Plague in medieval Italy, Lucy is chosen as a mate by the sinister vampire Sebastianus against her will. Struggling to survive in a modern world she cannot identify with, Lucy isn't looking for attention. Welcome to Forever Fifteen, where a lonely girl seeks refuge in a world awash in everyday brutality, a world where only blood and death can sate her hunger. Journey into Lucy' ...
 
In this podiobook: Kalukan awakens from millenia of cold sleep to find his companions dead. He has been charged by the long-dead Worldwrights to protect their creation from its out-of-control Overseer.As Kalukan prepares for his final quest against the Overseer, now named the Ghala, he begins to learn that the World's purpose is not that which he was taught. With a frayed sense of faith in his purpose, Kalukan sets out to reach the inexplicable construction known as the Skylock, where histor ...
 
Lessons from the Geek Fu Master is a collections of essays by Mur Lafferty, producer and host of the podcast, Geek Fu Action Grip. Her essays cover the spectrum of topics from gaming, comics, writing, feminism, and parenting. This podiobook features the essays from her podcast, the essays she contributed to The Dragon Page Wingin' It podcast as well as some essays that have never been released.
 
In this podiobook: When college professor Travis Harrison meets the copper-headed seductress, Layla Sommers, the two are drawn together with a fierce attraction - a desperate need as impossible as it is inevitable. Layla reminds Travis of his deceased daughter, Randi, and after Layla attempts suicide, he brings her into his home. There, despite her wild mood swings and overt seductiveness, there also come moments of remarkable love and compassion which help Travis come to terms with the trut ...
 
In this podiobook: The Gyssyc ship is in orbit above Ulliam; the Task force sent to meet them has been destroyed. Captain Cook fears the worst, the Gyssyc has declared war on the Ulliam. The crew of the Arwen must figure out what happened before a second fleet arrives, the fate of three races rests in their hands.The Arwen Season 2: Ulliam is the sequel to th Parsec award winning novella The Arwen Season 1: Regal.
 
Kate and Daniel are reunited at last, but they have to return to their duties in traveling the afterlife. There are stolen souls suffering without cause in Hell, and only they can help. Kate is back in her corporeal body, but keeping memories of her time as pure soul energy, recently touched by the divine. Daniel carries the magic of an old god and the sword of a death goddess, as well a grudge against the deity who tricked him into losing nearly everything. As they search for the missing so ...
 
Will Captain Paola Mackie, independent space courier, thrown out of her home ten years previously, escape the unsavory clutches of the man who thinks she can lead him to the notorious Revisionist mothership secretly orbiting within the Lutrana system and plotting to destabilize its economy, its culture, its very way of life?Will Paola be reconciled with her estranged and aged father before it's too late for him to pass on his onerous legacy to her? And will she finally get it together with N ...
 
The Earth Alliance prepares itself for a new war. Two old enemy's have allied themselves with Regal, the planet the Arwen saved two years earlier, to build a massive Armada assigned to destroy Earth. Vice Admiral Payton Cook must defend the planet against insurmountable odds while Captain Cook does battle to save Ulliam from a deadly surprise attack. The Arwen: Season 3 is the final chapter of the Gyssyc trilogy which started with the Parsec award winning novella, the Arwen: Season one Regal ...
 
In this podiobook: WHEN TIME mysteriously stops, young Max Quick must travel across America to find the source of this 'temporal disaster'... Along the way, he and his companions encounter ancient mysteries, quantum Books, and clues to the riddle of stopped Time. But the more Max learns, the more it seems that his own true identity is not what he once believed..."driven -- and driven well -- by good old-fashioned sci-fi storytelling." - Kirkus Reviews ForeWord Magazine 'Book of the Year' Fin ...
 
In this podiobook: This is not your father's time travel. There's no machine, there is no dial. There's no telling where or when you'll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you, to fit you in, to make it work. And when you come back, that is if you come back, it won't be the same you at all. You're messing with the nature of things, and the nature of things does not like to be messed with, as Garrett Ronson and his friends find out, the hard way.
 
Voices: New Media Fiction brings together the pioneer short fiction podcasters. Experimenting from putting short-short fiction to novellas over their podcasts, these writers were the first to test the new medium for storytelling. Some wrote specifically for podcasts, some read previously published fiction, and some read entirely new stories. Some listeners asked if they could get just the stories in audio form, and that request brought about this podiobook. Cory Doctorow tells us a story abo ...
 
In this podiobook: Acclaimed by readers worldwide, this first installment in The Immortal series presents unique and mystical teachings in a way that captures the imagination. In a provocative synthesis of both fiction and non-fiction, this dramatic story draws from the author's many true life experiences to create an account of one man's encounter with a virtual immortal--John, the Beloved, the Revelator, an Apostle of Jesus, perhaps the most mysterious man in history.Joseph, the main chara ...
 
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Like all creators, serious podcasters need to take care of themselves. Sometimes that means taking time for yourself. Sometimes it means adjusting priorities to make the creative process better. I'm doing both! Hello and welcome to the announcement of my Long Winter's Nap away from Podcast Pontifications with me, Evo Terra! If you're brand new to t…
 
It’s said that money can’t buy happiness. Well...it can’t buy podcast listeners either, according to the data generated from a Facebook Ad experiment I funded for 76 days and have just terminated. Over the last 2.5 months, I spent $360 of my hard-earned cash on Facebook Ads to prove something I already knew: Facebook Ads are not a great choice for …
 
Celebrity podcasts are killing it, and plenty of podcasters wonder if there’s a secret to podcasting like a celebrity. As it turns out, there is! But is it relevant to podcasters who aren’t celebrities? Even seasoned podcasters can be caught up in the hype surrounding celebrity podcasters. Some look for shortcuts, seeing how listeners don’t seem to…
 
Streaming services like Apple TV+ are changing how television and movie content are created, consumed, and classified as successful or not. Changes an agile medium like podcasting can learn from. I’ve been watching a lot of Apple TV+ recently. And as I am wont to do, I’m relating a lot of what I see to podcasters like you and me. Specifically, I th…
 
The romantic notion of the struggling artist runs deep in indie podcasting. But while every indie podcaster struggles to get their production to the world, not all struggle to make ends meet. Today a topic that just about everyone considers sensitive. Independent podcasters even more so. And that topic is…money. Money earned by your indie podcast. …
 
Your podcast is unique. Just like every other podcast. Or just like every other podcast tries to be. The truth is figuring out your show’s unique point of view is hard. Asking these four questions can help. My friend and community-building powerhouse Pam Slim uses these questions when workshopping with her business consulting customers. I find them…
 
Consistency is often key in podcasting, and your show’s format is part of that. But your format is simply a tool that helps you better tell the story to your audience. Sometimes, a different tool may get better results. Today's missive is for podcasters who adhere to a format. I’m one of them demonstrated on over 500 episodes thus far, my short for…
 
Why do you podcast? Yes, plenty of selfish reasons are important if only to keep you podcasting. But does it go deeper than that? I asked the community and was blown away by the responses I received. Garret Godfrey says his show, Good Patron, explores “...how we can better support the bands & musicians we love.” Dr. Carrie Gillon says her show, Voc…
 
On the whole, podcasting hasn’t been kind to video content producers. And video hasn’t been kind to podcasters’ wallets. But four developing trends could change how podcasters think about video in the future. In the beginning, there were audio podcasts. And then about 13 seconds later there were also video podcasts. But the bifurcation of audio pod…
 
Far too many podcasters cede control of the narrative of their episodes to their subject. Here’s how to take that power back, make better episodes, and wind up with even more content to share. Lots of podcasters struggle with content creation, especially as deadlines approach. When an episode has to get published, less-than-strategic approaches sho…
 
“Just the facts, ma’am,” said no podcast listener ever. Yet, the podcasting directories are filled with niched-down podcasters proclaiming their expertise. Is that what your audience truly wants? Ask yourself: Are you an expert, or are you a guide? A better way to ask that question might be; does your audience want you to be an expert, or do they w…
 
Most successful podcasters don’t make most of their income from their podcast. So why do successful people, from celebs to business leaders, keep investing in their own podcasts? Legitimacy and access. For every successful podcaster I know who makes most, if not all, of their income directly from their podcast, I know a hundred more successful podc…
 
Worrying about growth, new tech, and other podcasting distractions can cause you to forget that your audience is your audience, not a nameless pool you have to fight for week after week. Lean into them. I'm not a big fan of the word authentic. It’s become overused and often used incorrectly. But there’s one place where I’ve no issue with hearing th…
 
Conflicting advice plagues podcasters. Be yourself, but also follow this exact format, or you won’t have a successful show. Resolving that conflict isn’t easy. But it starts by trusting your talents. Society whispers at us all the time... no one likes a showoff. At the risk of offending my late grandmother who was the physical embodiment of that no…
 
Some once-exclusive podcasters are challenging the notion that you can never go home again. They assume their audience will be happy to see them. But reality may not line up with those assumptions. Podcasters who’ve gone exclusive do the calculus on moving back to free and wide distribution by making three assumptions. Assumptions that could do wit…
 
You can’t judge a book by its cover. But our podcasts are judged by a single episode—our most recent. It’d be better if we were judged by a collection of our best episodes. But how would we do that? There are a number of untapped opportunities for podcasters—and podcasting—if we knew the relative popularity of podcast episodes. Here are three quick…
 
Consistently releasing episodes on a set schedule is a good idea to keep your overall audience happy. But that doesn’t mean that every individual listener is listening to every individual episode. Is that OK? Last week, I didn't get to listen to any new episodes of any podcasts. Why? Because I was exploring the jungles and beaches of Belize, that’s…
 
There are those who would have podcasters believe that they have to grind out episodes, day after day, week after week, month after month, and never take a break. I am not one of those. ‘Cuz that’s dumb. If you’re a brand new or an infrequent listener, this episode is going to sound unusual. I’m not producing episodes this week because I’m on vacat…
 
It’s International Podcast Day! A day when podcasters around the globe celebrate their craft and their journey, regardless if they’ve been podcasting for 17 days or 17 years. Speaking of that last one… I’m going to break down the +17-year journey of one podcaster—me!—if only to prove that, for many of us, podcasting is quite a tangled path. My offi…
 
Podcasting is easy. For like five minutes. Then reality sets in. The reality of making great content that people can’t help but share. Podcasting doesn’t come with guarantees. So is it worth it? Chat with me about growth marketing for podcasts, and it won’t be long before I utter the phrase “Podcasts tend to get the audience they deserve.” Those ei…
 
It’s hard to predict which podcaster will be successful. But it’s fairly easy to see who won’t make it for long just by looking at their actions. Or inactions. Here are some of their bad habits for you to avoid. Not all of the podcasting habits you develop as you get in your groove are good. In fact, bad podcasters tend to accumulate a collection o…
 
Micropayments have been touted as the next big revenue source for podcasters since the beginning without much success. But could changes by social media finally herald in our money-flowing future? You let your listeners listen on whatever listening app they want, don’t you? You let your listeners reach out to you on lots of different communication …
 
It’s true that it’s cheap to start a podcast. It’s also true that the best podcasters don’t often podcast on the cheap. Getting serious about podcasting means selecting serious podcasting tools and services. As is the case with most other creative pursuits; podcasters have options to use a better suite of tools and services that allow them to save …
 
Starting a podcast is easy. But becoming better by following self-serve, learn-at-your-own-pace materials will only get you so far. Sometimes, you need a specialized curriculum to make you a better podcaster. Writing Podcasting for Dummies back in 2005 taught me to love podcasting. Writing Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies a few years later a…
 
Where does the serious podcaster go when seeking to up their game? The web is lousy with “how to get started in podcasting” resources. Fortunately, there are also some great next-level resources. Here are five: 1. Podnews - The aim of the publication is not to make you a better podcaster. Instead, it’s designed to update you on the latest podcast n…
 
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