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Evo Terra
Insightful articles on the future of podcasting and how podcasting can be made better, from OG podcaster and professional contrarian, Evo Terra.
Created 16 Jul 2020
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  • Podcasting Like A Pro When You Don't Sound Like A Pro
    08 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Bermix Studio on Unsplash I want to listen to you—the real you—when you voice your podcast. I want your voice to sound like the real you when I listen to your podcast. And so do your lis...
  • Unlocking Podcast Listener Data Without Being Creepy
    07 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Immo Wegmann on Unsplash When Apple Podcasts launched their portal—Podcasts Connect—several years ago, I was terribly excited at the prospect of getting more data from the most widely us...
  • Four Dumb Things About Podcasting We Still Haven't Fixed
    06 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Image credit: Sarah Kilian on Unsplash Looking back over the last 16+ years that podcasting has been a thing, it’s clear that we've made some rather huge accomplishments. We've minted a few millionair...
  • Five Additions To Move Your Podcast's Episodes From Good To Great
    05 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Tony Hand on Unsplash “Perfect is the enemy of done” is a common refrain. Shipping a product out the door with a few non-fatal flaws is almost always better than failing to launch a prod...
  • Will The Race For Podcasting's Profits Drive Our Dystopia?
    01 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash I’m a fan of good dystopian fiction if only because it puts any troubles I’m experiencing in my very privileged life in perspective. I can’t leave the country,...
  • 5 Boring Ways To Keep Your Podcast Fresh
    31 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Image credit: Matthew T Rader on Unsplash How much fun is it to plan, record, edit, and then publish an episode of your podcast? OK, maybe you don't love all of those things equally. But chances are b...
  • Growing Your Podcast Like An Architect
    30 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash There are two kinds of future podcasters: Planners and The Impatient. Planners recognize the work—or at least that there is work—involved in starting a podcast,...
  • Taking The Creepy Out Of Personalized Podcasts
    29 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Aimee Vogelsang on Unsplash Podcasting is a one-size-fits-all medium. The podcaster—you or me—produce each episode once, publish it once, and then distribute it everywhere podcasts can b...
  • Finally! A Podcast Website That Doesn't Suck
    25 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Image credit: Steve Yong, UX designer Want a bigger audience for your podcast? Improve your website. Want to reach people who have no idea you even have a podcast? Improve your website. Hey, guess wha...
  • The Perilous Life Of A Podcast Producer
    24 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Image credit: Magnet.me on Unsplash Write these two rules down, podcasters. Rule #1: Never meet your heroes. Rule #2: A dream job cannot be both. Clearly, there are rare exceptions. I've met Drew Acke...
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