Podwrecked

Podwrecked

Podwrecked is dedicated to helping you survive your podcast. We work through all the challenges that podcasters struggle with and find creative ways to move forward in your podcasting journey. Join your hosts Tim Brien and Kyle Bondo as they navigate the uncharted dangers of podcasting and guide you to safer harbors. What you learn will save your podcast!

Episodes

September 30, 2021 23 min
Ep.52 - LIVE from Our Padded Shower

Tim and Kyle explore ad-hoc recording setups you can use when you are traveling for International Podcast Day.

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Episode at a Glance
  • Tim and Kyle give you five (5) good ways to create a podcast studio on the road
  • Tim and Kyle celebrate International Podcast Day #internationalpodcastday
  • Big Thoughts from this Episode

    "Don't let the audio setup stop you from doing your podcast. You c...

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    Ep.51 - Is Your Arm a Yard Long?

    Tim and Kyle start a conversation about podcast metrics and discover 10 ways to measure ways to gauge your success.

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    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim has been researching metrics that matter and compares that to the size of a ship's sail (hanging from the yardarm)
  • Tim and Kyle explore each of these metrics and find examples of what each one could mean in real life.
  • Kyle goes on a tangent about sta...
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    July 9, 2021 12 min
    Ep.50 - Speedpodding in 3-minutes or less

    Tim and Kyle experiment with short podcast formats by creating a 12-minute podcast created by chaining three, 3-minute episodes together.

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  • Tim and Kyle experiment with the shortcast format by speedpodding the show!
  • Tim talks about how 3-minutes or less podcasts are not worth it for 90-percent of niches
  • Kyle talks about who benefits from the 3-minute format and how it could...
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    June 30, 2021 55 min
    Ep.49 - Now and Zencastr

    Tim and Kyle play with a new remote recording tool called Zencastr and talk about where they have been for the first six months of 2021.

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  • Tim and Kyle find out if Zencastr is worth your time
  • Tim sets up a Zencastr experiment while Kyle takes on the role of guest
  • You can play with Zencastr (Free Version) at Zencastr.com
  • Tim gets into what he's been going through
  • Kyle gets into what he'...
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    January 13, 2021 119 min
    Ep.48 - The Future is Nigh

    Tim and Kyle make their third annual podcast industry predictions about the future of podcasting, podcasting companies, and content in 2021.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim and Kyle share their 2021 Predictions
  • Since we hit 75-percent correct in 2019 AND 2020, these predictions are something you should pay attention too
  • Turns out that Tim and Kyle CAN see the future -- 2-years in a row!
  • Tim and Kyle's Predicti...
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    December 31, 2020 13 min
    Bonus.02 - Best Outtakes of 2020

    Tim and Kyle have put together a special bonus episode featuring our 5 favorite Podwrecked episode outtakes for 2020.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Never take yourself too seriously!
  • If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
  • Sometimes your sawdust is important too!
  • Today is filled with Opportunity!
  • What did we learn?
  • Tim and Kyle are very funny guys!
  • Guest Quotable

    "Bark Bark Bark"
    -- Mur...

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    December 31, 2020 111 min
    Ep.47 - Who Had Pandemic On Their Bingo Card?

    Kyle and Tim become the oracles by reviewing their 2020 predictions and seeing how close they came to predicting the future of podcasting.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim and Kyle see 2020 as the year to be thankful for what you have
  • Tim and Kyle go through their 2020 predictions and score their clairvoyance.
  • Tim and Kyle thank you for listening!
  • Tim and Kyle's Predictions for 2020

    Play alon...

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    December 24, 2020 39 min
    Ep.46 - Not Drowning But Waving

    Kyle and Tim talk about what healthy feedback looks like, why it matters, and what you do when you have trouble getting your own feedback.

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  • Tim and Kyle get into WHAT feedback is and HOW it matters to your podcast.
  • We talk about HOW to get feedback
  • We identify WHAT healthy feedback is (and it not)
  • Tim goes into what you can do if you NEVER get any feedback (at least not yet)
  • Kyle digs ...
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    December 7, 2020 52 min
    Ep.45 - Graduate From Your Darlings

    Kyle and Tim talk about the importance of cleaning up your podwrecks so that you can make room for new creative endeavors.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim talks about why he had to close out KDOI Podcasting to make room for Create Art Podcast (CAP).
  • Kyle gets it the reasons for closing his podfaded podcast Podfader (irony intended).
  • Tim gets Kyle to reveal his struggle in letting go of two podcasts that h...
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    November 28, 2020 23 min
    Ep.44 - I Thought I Heard Something

    Kyle and Tim talk about recent projects, taking time off to recharge, and why you need to cut yourself some slack when life makes other plans with your time.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim is doing two projects at once: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Podcast Post Month (NaPodPoMo)
  • Kyle experimented with Inktober as a scriptwriting challenge.
  • Kyle shares how you can do a writing/dra...
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    November 11, 2020 51 min
    Ep.43 - Dueling Remote Recorders

    Kyle and Tim have a remote interview recording software bakeoff between Riverside.fm and Squadcast.fm and discuss the pros and cons.

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    In This Episode
  • We start the show using Riverside.fm
  • Then we finish it off using Squadcast.fm
  • They both have their pros and cons but which one is best for a beginner podcaster? Listen in to find out our final thoughts!
  • Podwrecked Salvage (Dawg) Team

    A Big Thank...

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    September 11, 2020 23 min
    Ep.42 - Ten Ways to Podwreck

    Kyle and Tim give you an exclusive preview of their Indie Podcast Conference 6 (ICON6) talk that explores ten ways podcasters podwreck.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Kyle and Tim premier their Ten Ways to Podwreck talk BEFORE ICON6
  • What did we learn?
  • TEN WAYS TO PODWRECK [PDF]
  • 1. Not knowing your WHY
  • 2. Not researching your topic
  • 3. Not understanding your equipment
  • 4. Not seeking support or constructive criticism
  • 5. ...
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    August 14, 2020 56 min
    Ep.41 - Deep in the Heart of Podfest

    Kyle and Tim record live from the biggest virtual podcasting conference in the world - Podfest Global Summit 2020 - and tell you what we've learned so far.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Kyle and Tim come to you LIVE from Podfest Global Summit 2020
  • Only hours after we recorded this episode, Chris Krimitsos announced that they had broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record for Largest Attendance for a Vir...
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    July 31, 2020 65 min
    Ep.40 - Did You Pause or Did You Podfade?

    Kyle talks to Tim about his experimental podcast Clearly Obtuse and the challenges Tim has had with producing it on schedule.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Kyle interviews Tim using the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting.
  • Tim and Kyle discuss the differences between a podcast pause, podfade, and podwreck.
  • Tim goes deep into his challenges with producing Clearly Obtuse and how he plans to get back on track.
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    Ep.39 - Life After Episode #13 with Terri Walters

    Tim and Kyle talk with Terri Walters, host of (EventYak), about what it was like to create her first thirteen podcast episodes.

    Episode at a Glance
  • There is life BEFORE you start podcasting, then there is life AFTER you start podcasting
  • Most tips and tricks don't apply to you until you START your podcast
  • Podcasting is WORK and it takes devotion to your audience to get past podcas...
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    Ep.38 - Virtual Survival with Super Joe Pardo

    Tim and Kyle talk with Joe Pardo (superjoepardo.com) about the nuance of building a virtual presence online to help your podcast survive.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Building anything -- including events -- is tough
  • Everything you build virtually will take time
  • Relationships are everything
  • What did we learn?
  • You're going to be hit in the face more times then you expect - it's what you do...
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    May 22, 2020 62 min
    Ep.37 - Ding, Dong! Your Show's Home!

    Tim and Kyle talk about your need to have a podcast website and how getting creative can help you land a good domain name.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Every podcast needs a home website
  • Finding an available Top Level Domain (TLD) is tough
  • Branding maturity is part of growing your podcast
  • Start small and improve over time
  • What did we learn?
  • All of the good domain names are taken or owned by cybersquat...
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    Ep.36 - You Never Know What Someone Needs to Hear

    Tim and Kyle talk about tips and tricks you can use to think up, research, organize, and produce content for your podcast.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Content can come from anywhere
  • There are no rules - only principles
  • What did we learn?
  • Do your research
  • Collect your resources
  • Make sure all those resources are still around
  • Find new sources
  • Always be looking, reading, and updating
  • Quotables

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    Bonus.01 - Creating Transition Music

    Tim and Kyle talk about the new Wayback and Prediction music created by Tim using Magix music loops and a little creativity.

    Episode at a Glance
  • Introduce you to Prediction Music
  • Introduce you to Wayback Music
  • Tim talks about how he created both music tracks
  • What did we learn?
  • Tim is a big fan of Magix music loops
  • Kyle's dog Murphy wants to be a podcaster
  • Guest Quotable

    "Bark Bark Bark"...

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    April 21, 2020 65 min
    Ep.35 - Become a LiveStreamer with Ross Brand

    Tim and Kyle talk with the host of StreamYard Connect Ross Brand, about what to expect when you move from podcasting to livestream video.

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    Episode at a Glance
  • Tim and Kyle welcome Ross Brand to the Podwrecked Savage Team!
  • Kyle asked Ross about the process of becoming a livestreamer.
  • Tim questions Ross about the technology involved in livestream success.
  • Ross schools them both by o...
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