Podfader

Podfader

Podfader, hosted by Kyle Bondo, focuses on the design challenges that podcasters face when creating a new show or deciding to let an existing show go in favor of podcasting about something new. If you’re struggling to create a new podcast, Podfader will help you to focus on the important parts of podcast design thinking.... Show More

Episodes

March 12, 2019
Who Are You Podcasting To?

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My ongoing podcast series for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

Episode #18
Figuring out your target audience is one thing, but need to go further to what your one true listener needs, wants, and is asking you to create.

Personas
A persona is one way to discover who your target audience is. However, personas o...

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Every Podcast Needs a Good Name

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E17 -- Every Podcast Needs a Good Name

TL:DR - Naming a podcast is incredibly difficult without a strategy for naming your podcast that can actually help you stand out from the competition.

Dog Names
Would you name your dog "Dogfader"? Ac...

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MAPCON Talk on Podcast Design

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E16 -- MAPCON Talk on Podcast Design

TL:DR - Podcast Design Talk titled Put down the microphone and plan your podcast given at Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference (MAPCON) September 7, 2018.

Podcast Design Stack

#1 – Start Your Idea DREAM “I want to do...

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It Is Your Job To Pay It Forward

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E15 -- It Is Your Job To Pay It Forward

TL:DR - It's time to actively give back what you have learned to the podcasting community and become the mentor that keeps other podcasters from podfading.

Pay it back by paying it forward Step Nine of...

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Surround Yourself With Like Minds

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E14 -- Surround Yourself With Like Minds

TL:DR - Fellowship is Step Eight of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and asks you to go find other podcasters, learn about their journey, and discover that you are not alone.

Find Your Podcasting Tribe ...

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Celebrate Your Podcasting Wins

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E13 -- Celebrate Your Podcasting Wins

TL:DR - Focus is Step Seven of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to earn your right to be podcasting by first doing the work, celebrating your wins and then getting to stay podcasting by never...

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Rebuild Your Motivation to Podcast

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E12 -- Rebuild your motivation and get back to building better podcasts

TL:DR - Focus is Step Six of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to rebuild your motivation and find your hunger for podcasting before you can truly get bac...

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Discipline Guards Against Distraction

Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going.

S1:E11 -- What does it mean to commit?

TL:DR - Committing to your podcast requires you get disciplined about your goals if you have any chance of guarding against distractions.

  • What it means to commit to your podcast
  • Introduction to SMART Goals
  • ...
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    Principles of Podcast Production

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E10 -- What is insight?

    Step Four of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting is Insight.

    Insight is defined as deep understanding. The capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person o...

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    How Clear is Your Clarity?

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E9 -- How Clear is Your Clarity?

    Step Three of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting is Clarity.

    What does it mean to you? Clarity is defined as:

  • The quality of being clear.
  • The quality of coherence and intelligibil...
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    You Might Suck at Podcasting

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E8 -- You Might Suck at Podcasting

    Step Two of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting is Humility.

    This step centers on believing that you don’t know everything about podcasting or realizing that your way may not ...

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    Do you want to be a podcaster?

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E7 -- Is Your Podcast Worth It?

    Step One of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting is Acceptance.

    This step centers on you either admitting that your podcast is worth working on, or admitting that your done with...

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    Coming Back From a Podfade

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E6 -- Fellowship of the Podfader

    I had everything ready to record my podcast. I took a deep breath, clicked record, and moved up to the mic. Then a hot wave of embarrassment hit me. I had nothing to say, and I ...

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    Podfader #5

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E5 -- Ratings and Review Swap Meet

    Focus on delivering great content to build an audience not on getting ratings and review from someone that is not your target listener. How are they going to know if you are any good if they...

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    Podfader #4

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E4 -- Release the Podcast Throttle

    No one has ever made a rule that prevents your daily, weekly, or monthly podcast from changing its release schedule, taking time off, or modifying its length from time to time.

    What does it ...

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    Podfader #3

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E3 -- Come Back to Podcasting

    Podcasting will always provide you with greater opportunities for discovery, audience growth, and monetization than blogging or video could ever wish to do.

     

    An excuse I’ve heard podfaders give ...

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    March 7, 2018
    Podfader #2

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E2 -- The Silent Microphone

    All any content creator needs to do to build a podcast worthy of an audience is decide to put their voice in the world.

    If you can dream up a blog post, you can dream up a podcast

    When I first star...

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    February 28, 2018
    Podfader #1

    Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast about helping you keep your podcast from podfading, especially when the drive for new and interesting content becomes a struggle.

    S1:E1 -- I, Podfader

    In this weeks episode, I introduce the show by sharing a few of my podcasting challenges with you to include the biggest one: Showing Up.

    Meanwhile, I get into "You might be a podcaster if..." by exp...

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