I love a good story and believe everyone has one to tell.

Getting ready to record a podcast episode in the studio in the Before Times.

I’ve resisted writing about myself for as long as I can remember. As a journalist and now as a podcaster, I’m much more comfortable on the other side of the interview, so to speak. But, thanks to the invitation from Quy Ma, here goes:

Talking to Strangers

Some of my earliest memories as…

Earlier successes allowed Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee to take calculated risks in their latest series.

Image by Katia Herrera, courtesy of WNYC.

In the hands of another show, Harry Pace’s story might have been told in just one episode, but for the team at Radiolab there’s always more to the story than first meets the ear. …

Lauren Passell of Tink Media and Podcast The Newsletter speaking at Podcast Movement 2021 in Nashville.

I’m just back from Podcast Movement 2021 in Nashville, the first in-person conference for me and many other attendees since early 2020.

The conference’s organizers made the best of difficult circumstances as the spread of COVID-19's Delta variant made some attendees and presenters shift their attendance from in-person to virtual.

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Whether you’re a veteran podcaster or brand new to audio, everyone can benefit from continuing education. Classes and workshops provide an opportunity to take a step back from the daily grind of pitching, producing, and promoting a podcast, and re-focus on the creative process.

There are many options out there…

Advice from a full-time podcast booker

Mariah Dwyer is a full-time podcast booker at Fortier Public Relations. Photo by Mark Fortier

Podcasts provide a great opportunity for hosts and guests to work together toward a shared promotional goal. …

At what point are we all just shouting into the void?

Cross-promotion is huge in the podcast world. The standard advice goes that the best way to find new listeners is to reach them where they are — in their podcast apps.

With more than one million podcasts in the world, the market for cross-promotion has never been bigger. However, there…

From Hawaii to North Carolina, local news organizations are finding that podcasts may help build new connections with their communities.

Santa Cruz, California faced a big decision earlier this summer: renovate its existing library in the city’s downtown, or build something new, just outside the city. …

A case study from Yale’s admissions office

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I worked in college admissions for seven years before starting my current role as a podcaster. During that time, I frequently fielded questions from parents at parties and family events about how to complete their son or daughter’s application, apply for financial aid, or prepare for the SAT or ACT.

A look behind the scenes.

Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli performs during the Signature Sounds Parlor Room Home Sessions

Let’s face it — a livestream will never replace the feeling of seeing your favorite band in a bar, theater, or even a stadium.

While big-name artists can afford to wait out COVID-19 before getting back on the road, indie bands and their record labels are adapting quickly to the…

When listeners look forward to their Monday commute, it’s a good sign

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Note: This article was written with organizations in mind, but much of the information applies to independent podcasters and entrepreneurs.

How often do you check your podcast downloads? Once a week? Once a day? Once an hour? …

Jenna Spinelle

Writer, podcaster, and speaker in higher education. I love a good story and believe that everyone has one to tell.

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