Podcast Better

Podcast Better

Podcasting can quickly become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to learn how to start a podcast, Podcast Better can help with that. On the other hand if you’ve already started a podcast and you’re feeling stuck, lacking motivation, or you’re unsure you’re doing things the right way, I can help you there too. I’ve been podcasting since 2015. I’ve produced four unique shows and hundreds of episodes garnering hundreds of thousands of downloads. I’ve learned what makes good podcasts great and I’ve also discovered many mistakes I’ve made along the way. I want to share these experiences with you so that you can jumpstart your journey and make your podcast a success. I want to arm you with the proper mindset and toolset so you can focus on your listeners and create amazing podcast content.

Episodes

April 19, 2021 6 min

#078 - If you're starting something new, tell your audience about it. If you're stopping something, let your listeners know. If you're taking a break, you guessed it, keep your audience informed. They'll appreciated it.

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  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
  • Instagram (@podbetterpod)
  • Facebook (@ThePodcastersGuild)
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  • Twitter (@asamatterofmatt)
  • Instagram (@asamatterofmatt)

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    #077 - If you're a podcaster and you have guests on your show or are planning to have guests on your show then you'll want to listen to this episode. Becoming a better interviewer is a skill just like any other. So if you're ready to improve your interview skills, I hope you can take a few tips from Jonathan.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Eric Nuzum Interview on Buzzcast
  • Never Edit Filler Words Again! (Episode 3)
  • Career Crossr...
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    #076 - If you've heard of Podchaser, you likely know it for one of two things: a place to leave reviews or a place to track your show credits. While both of these are fantastic reasons to use Podchaser, there is so much more available of which I believe more people should be aware. Join me as I talk with the CEO and co-founder of Podchaser, Bradley Davis.

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  • Podchaser
  • Bradley's Podchaser Profile
  • Follow P...
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    #075 - Brent joins me again for a different type of episode. This is the beginning of a long-term experiment or case study. Brent and I will be examining one of our own live podcasts to see what we can do to improve the show and get more listeners. I hope you'll join us on this journey.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Beam Me Up
  • Follow Beam Me Up on Twitter (@beammeuppod)
  • Follow Beam Me Up on Instagram (@beammeuppod)
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    #074 - If you've asked someone for a podcast website recommendation in the past six months, you've likely heard about Podpage. Join me for a behind-the-scenes look at Podpage with the founder, Brenden Mulligan. I think you'll quickly see why Podpage has become a fan-favorite and why it naturally has so many evangelists.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
  • A Look Inside Buzzsprout Numbers and Stats (Episo...
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    #073 - Every day I see people asking for tips and advice on starting a podcast. My answer is always the same. In this episode, I elaborate on that answer. If you know someone who is thinking about starting a podcast, please share this episode with them.

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  • Samson Q2U (Affiliate Link)
  • ATR-2100x (Affiliate Link)
  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
  • Podcast Audit
  • Free Consultation with Matt
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  • Twitter (@podb...
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    March 12, 2021 11 min

    #072 - From time to time there may be changes or adjustments you want to make to your podcast. Go for it. Nothing is set in stone and you don't need permission from anyone. Make whatever changes are in your best interest. In fact, I'm about to make some changes to this show...

     Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Podcast Audit
  • Beam Me Up
  • Free Consultation with Matt
  • Show Contact Info

  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
  • Instagram (@podbetterpod)
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    #071 - No, I am not ending Podcast Better, but it is a topic I want to talk about. I have personally, left two shows in my career and my guest today is leaving his first. We're going to dive into what that looks like, how it feels, and the best way to go about it.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • The PewterCast
  • Tales From Godric's Hollow
  • Need More Buffs
  • Beam Me Up
  • Guest Contact Info

  • Instagram (@brentallenlive)
  • Twitter (@brentalle...
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    #070 - I've tried many remote connection solutions over the years. Everything from Google Hangouts to Zoom to Discord and more, but none of them compare to the simplicity and reliability of Streamyard.

    I always like to make things as simple and easy as possible for my guests and Streamyard helps me do that.

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  • Streamyard (Affiliate Link)
  • Free Consultation with Matt
  • Show Contact Info

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    #069 - Buzzsprout co-founder, Tom Rossi joins me today to discuss how Buzzsprout tries to help you understand and utilize your statistics. Together we'll discover exactly how Buzzsprout defines a download and how all the numbers are calculated. But as exciting as download numbers can be, Tom also reminds us that podcasting is about more than the numbers.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Buzzsprout Global Statistics
  • IAB Compliance
  • The Fir...
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    #068 - No one is immune to disaster, but if you're prepared, you can mitigate the damage. My last episode, the interview with Melissa Monte (Mind Love), was the worst technical recording I've dealt with in six years. However, we worked together and turned it into my best episode yet.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Marketing Your Way to a Million Downloads | Melissa Monte
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    #067 - What would you say if I told you I had a plan to get one million downloads in your first year as a podcaster? Well, I obviously can't guarantee your numbers, but I can share the path that Melissa Monte of the Mind Love Podcast took to get there. Let's start you down the right path today!

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Mind Love (Website)
  • Mind Love (Podcast)
  • Text MORNING to 33777
  • Smart Passive Income
  • Don't Get Overwhelmed, ...
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    #066 - One big question I want to answer today: If you already have a website, should you start a secondary website just for your podcast? Well, it depends. Let's explore it together.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Your Podcast Needs a Website (Episode 23)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
  • Fusebox (Affiliate Link)
  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
  • Show Contact Info

  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
  • Instagram (@podbetterpod)
  • Facebook (@PodcastBetter)
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    #065 - Mark Savant joins me to explain how the new, audio-only social media app, Clubhouse can benefit podcasters. Get an overview of the platform and its uses here, then come and talk with us on Clubhouse.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Clubhouse App
  • After Hours Entrepreneur
  • Mark Savant Media
  • YouTube Channel (@MarkSavantMedia)
  • Guest Contact Info

  • Twitter (@marksavantmedia)
  • Facebook (@marksavantedia)
  • Instagram (@marksavantmedia)
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    February 12, 2021 12 min

    #064 - In today's world it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the knowledge available to you. However, rest assured that you do not need all the knowledge right now. Take a deep breath and take the first step with me.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
  • Show Contact Info

  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
  • Instagram (@podbetterpod)
  • Facebook (@PodcastBetter)
  • Host Contact Info

  • Twitter (@asamatterofmatt)

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    #063 - Nick Nalbach of the Nine Five Podcast shares the tips and tricks he uses regularly to get guests on his podcast. While I was familiar with some of the methods, I certainly learned a few new tactics and I hope you do too.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Podcast Better Origins: Nick Nalbach (Episode 45)
  • PodMatch
  • Podcast Guests
  • Podcasting You
  • Podcast Hawk
  • Wildcast
  • Listen Notes
  • Guest Contact Info

  • Twitter (@ninefivefree)
  • Instagram (@nine...
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    February 5, 2021 10 min

    #062 - Do you keep a catalogue of stories? Do you actively think about retelling stories? Storytelling is a skill, but it starts with having stories prepared to tell. Let's work on finding your story.

    Quotes

  • "Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but the stories you tell." - Seth Godin
  • "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McKee
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    February 1, 2021 37 min

    #061 - Ken Pescatore of the Pokemon Professor Network joins the show to explain his social media promotion methods. Social media remains his number one source of new listeners, but he has been branching out into a few other podcast promotion methods.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Pokemon Professor Network
  • Audiograms (Episode 56)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
  • Guest Contact Info

  • Twitter (@PokeProfNet)
  • Facebook (@pokemonprofessornetwork)
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    January 29, 2021 15 min

    #060 - It seems like a basic question, but a lot of podcasters have a hard time answering it. Who are your listeners? Who is your avatar? I'm not talking about the 2009 James Cameron epic. I'm talking about your ideal customer or your ideal listener. Discover who these people are and everything becomes easier.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Do Not Promote Your Podcast (Episode 52)
  • Skylanders Character List
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
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    #059 - As a follow-up to Episode 58, I wanted to address the differences in preparing for an episode with a guest interview. While some of the preparations are similar, there are definitely some things that are unique to interview episodes.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Do My Guests Need To Sign A Contract? (Episode 14)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
  • Show Contact Info

  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
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  • Facebook (@Podcast...
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