Podcasting Smarter

Podcasting Smarter

The podcast for podcasters, by podcasters. Podcast Smarter is the official in-house podcast by Podbean with podcasting interviews, best practices and helpful tips. Podbean is a podcast publishing and monetization service, hosting almost 600,000 podcasts. If you’re looking to start your own podcast, monetize your podcast and livestream directly to your listeners, you can set up an account at podbean.com To contact Podcasting Smarter with questions get in contact at podcastingsmarter@podbean.com


February 20, 2024 12 mins

Have you heard these myths about podcast marketing and audience development?

1) You need a big budget to grow your audience.

2) Video has no place in audio content.

3) Audience engagement is all about downloads and numbers.

This episode will reveal the truth behind these myths that will transform your podcast growth strategy.

Stay tuned for the game-changing insights!

"It's important to look at all available tools and gain insig...

Uncover the unexpected secret to skyrocketing your podcast's visibility and audience expansion.

You wouldn't expect a podcast marketing expert's advice to be tied to middle school memories and the power of personal connections. But what if I told you that forming genuine partnerships with major podcast platforms and using their preferred communication methods could be the game-changer for your podcast growth?

Imagine the impact of...

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Do you want to increase your podcast's visibility and attract new listeners?

Want to know the strategies that professional podcast networks are using to achieve audience growth?

We've got a great episode to help you grow your podcast audience and reach the next level.

Uncover the surprising podcast growth strategies from an expert in the field. Join us as we unravel the unexpected tactics that both indie podcasters and seasoned po...

Do you desire to elevate your podcast's audio quality and enhance the overall listening experience?

Our guest, Dan Hughley, will be sharing some solutions to achieve improved sound production and elevate the overall auditory journey. If you seek to take your audio quality to the next level and provide a more immersive experience for your audience, then this is the episode you won't want to miss. Join us as we delve into the world o...

Does the struggle of producing high-quality podcasts while juggling multiple tasks sound familiar?

You may have been told to simply work harder and put in more hours to improve your podcast production. However, this approach often leads to burnout and frustration as you still struggle to achieve the desired results.

Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted while not seeing the quality improvement you desire in your podcast can be dishea...

Are you an aspiring or experienced podcaster looking to enhance your skills?

Join us as we delve into the world of podcasting formatting, discoverability, and monetization strategies. With valuable insights and practical tips, this podcast will leave you wondering what the next step is in your podcasting journey. Stay tuned for more!

"Formatting your show can really come down to breaking up your podcast into different sections. Thi...

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If you're feeling frustrated because you've been pouring hours into creating high-quality podcast content, only to see minimal returns on your efforts, then you are not alone!

You may have already tried running ads on your episodes or seeking sponsorships, but instead of seeing a significant increase in income, you're barely covering your production costs. You might be feeling overwhelmed and discouraged by the lack of sustainable...

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If you're feeling frustrated because you've been putting in hours of work on your podcast, but your audience growth is stagnant, then you are not alone!

You may have been tirelessly promoting your podcast on social media and reaching out to influencers, only to see minimal results. Despite your efforts, you might be struggling to connect with your target audience and build a loyal community around your podcast. But don't worry, the...

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December 26, 2023 12 mins

Do you want to successfully launch your own podcast? 

We will be sharing the key steps and planning strategies to help you achieve your goal of starting a podcast journey.  Learn essential first steps in podcasting and the necessary planning to get your own podcast up and running. Let's dive into the steps and planning required to turn your podcasting dream into a reality.

Start off with either your most poignant episode that you ...

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December 19, 2023 47 mins

Have you heard these myths about podcast production?

Myth 1: Podcast production is time-consuming and requires a lot of technical know-how.

Myth 2: Podcasters spend hours editing and perfecting each episode.

Myth 3: Burnout is inevitable for podcasters due to the demanding production process.

Stay tuned as our guest, James Cridland, shares the truth about using AI tools to streamline podcast production and reduce burnout.

"Use AI s...

Do you want to see a significant increase in your podcast audience and engagement?

Learn how to achieve this desired outcome as our guest, Katy Beauvais, shares valuable insights and strategies. Discover the key to growing your audience and keeping them engaged throughout your podcast episodes.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on reaching and captivating your ideal audience, whether you're a language educator or a podcast creato...

Do you want to learn how to monetize your podcast?

Discover the captivating tale of one French-language podcaster whose journey took an unexpected turn. From a humble labor of love to a sustainable source of income, Katy Beauvais's story will leave you inspired and craving for more.

Prepare to be amazed as she unveils the secret behind turning her passion for sharing language and culture into a thriving podcasting empire. Stay t...

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Do you want to revolutionize your podcast production process and save valuable time? 

Look no further! In this episode we will be sharing the key to unlocking a result that every podcaster dreams of: a seamless integration of Descript and Podbean.

"The more tools you know that can streamline your process, the easier your life as a podcaster will be." - Ariel Nissenblatt

Discover how as podcasters you can revolutionize your editing ...

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November 21, 2023 33 mins

Have you ever wondered how podcast advertising can be tracked effectively?

Stay tuned to find out how ads are tracked and what both podcasters and podcast advertisers can do to see results!

Today's episode is a replay of our live Podcast Ads Bootcamp event with Pete Birsinger, CEO of Podscribe.  

"With podcast ad tracking, advertisers can gain valuable insights into how their campaigns are performing and make data-driven decisions ...

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Today's episode is a replay of our live event with Kira Dineen of the DNA Today Podcast about how she has successfully grown her show to over 100,000 downloads and monetized in the process! 

Kira shares her insights on monetization strategies for niche podcasts and the importance of providing value to sponsors. She discusses her own experience with sponsor packages and highlights the importance of transparency and aligning sponsors...

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Are you looking to streamline your editing and publishing process?

Do you want a solution that will seamlessly integrate Descript and Podbean to achieve a more efficient workflow?  Look no further!

In this episode of Podcasting Smarter we're speaking with Podbean's Director of Customer Success, John Kiernan about how you can effortlessly edit and publish your podcast episodes with Descript's Podbean integration.

"With Descript and...

On this episode we're speaking with Kaelyn Moore of the Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries podcast!  

We dive deep into Kaelyn's process of selecting stories, her meticulous production process, and the crucial role of sound design in creating a spine-chilling atmosphere for her listeners. 

Kaelyn also shares how she's built her audience and how TikTok has been a KEY FACTOR in the podcast's success! 

"I think ...

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Today's episode is a replay of our live event with Gemma Serenity on bringing awareness and sharing stories to empower those who have been effected by domestic violence.  

If you or a loved one is experiencing Domestic Violence, call the National Helpline (US) at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224, or Text "START" to 88788.

"By breaking the silence, by speaking, by raising awareness around domestic violence, domestic abuse,...

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In this episode of Podcasting Smarter we're speaking with Kerry Tracy, Podbean's SVP of Advertising and Norma Jean Belenky, Podbean's Head of Events about how businesses can maximize their advertising impact with podcast advertising.  

"With a limited budget, focus on niche podcasts to get more repetition and deliver your message effectively." - Kerry Tracy


Does this sound familiar? You've been told to invest in podcast advertis...

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Today we're speaking with Podbean's Podcast Specialist, Roni Gosch about Audience Retention and why it's important to your podcast!   

If you're feeling frustrated because your podcast isn't growing despite your efforts, then you are not alone!

"Your first question is how do I retain the audience that I already have? So many people are focused on growing their audience, but the key is to keep the listeners you already have." - R...

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