Like and comment on podcasts, find hot episodes so everybody is listening, share favorite episodes with friends, develop playlists and get more context about the subject. What’s great about the new technology of podcast directories is that you can subscribe to them and get notified when there is a new one released. One of my favorite podcasts is called Too Short to Radio and it shares interesting stories from the world of business and everyday life. You can also find a lot of other fascinating podcasts online. If you love an episode just go search for the related content in the podcasts section and enjoy listening to interesting stories, information and entertainment.
Another podcast I highly recommend to fellow podcasters is The Bug Show. I have been listening for a while now and really enjoy it. The host, Mike Smith, interviews experts on everything from pets to woodworking to cooking and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Guests include people from all walks of life including parents, students, professors, lawyers, authors, and business owners. It’s a real sweet deal because you get to see the inside secrets of these knowledgeable folks and you learn something from their mistakes and triumphs.
Of course you want to listen to a great new podcast that will keep you up to date with new ideas and trends. There are many podcasters who are constantly spinning new stories and making cool apps to amuse listeners. One of my favorites is Jason Fladlien of The Associated Press. His newest program is called We Talk podcast where he speaks with experts and ordinary people about everything from sex to cars. It’s really great stuff.
I’m not going to talk about boring old radio shows. There are plenty of those. I prefer daytime podcasting like The Bachelor or The Late Show with David Letterman where they tell interesting stories instead of acting like kids at a slumber party. But even though daytime podcasting can be good, I find myself more drawn to nighttime podcasting. Like something like Showtime’s This Is Life, where top chefs battle it out for the hearts of viewers.
There are a lot of social podcasting app who have an instant following among listeners. You just need to get your ears open and ears to the ground and you’ll soon be hearing their words as if they were a kind of holy text. The best podcasting for me involves talking to people and then explaining what I mean by what I’m saying in an interesting way. There’s nothing quite like having great audio to back up whatever you’re saying.
In closing, I have to say that if you think you have a good idea for a podcast, go for it. It could be one of the best social media experiences you’ve ever had. If you have an interesting product to sell, you won’t need millions of listeners to make your idea work. People will pay you to talk about what you have to say and that’s all there is to it. If you really want to make money podcasting, then just get out there and do it!