If you're looking for *quick* and succinct tips on how to podcast, grow your audience, and monetize your show this is NOT the show for you. Will you get all that from this show? Absolutely! And a lot more, but not in way you expect. THERE IS A LOT OF CHIT CHAT AND NOT GETTING TO THE POINT. This show is a personality driven show hosted by powerhouses and podcasting industry experts Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar (supported by their producer John.) They will give you insightful, wise, expert advice about all aspects about the podcasting industry, from advertising and sponsorships, to the latest and greatest microphones and workflows, to how the podcasting industry is failing and thriving. You will also get the reality of what it takes to podcast as working from home women and moms running their own businesses and supporting a vibrant community of women podcasters of over 12k members.If you don't like chit chat, banter and feeling like you're hanging out with Elsie and Jess at their kitchen table (or eavesdropping on them) while they drop some brilliant wisdom about podcasting (and possibly 800 other subjects), go ahead and save yourself some time and move along now.
Fun bonus episode time! Elsie introduces the show and we highlight one of Jess’s QnA within the She Podcasts Super Squad. She delves into questions about changing your show name if someone else has it, Facebook Page or Group, letting sponsors approve your ad reads, leveraging a big guest on your show and OH so much more! Listen up! Send us your feedback, email email@example.com! We can’t wait to hear from you! HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOUR TICKET YET FOR THE SHE PODCASTS LIVE EXPERIENCE? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Join the She Podcasts Super Squad for exclusive coaching and attention to you from Jess and Elsie for only $5 a month! Episode Recap: length 30:35 Elsie intro to all the things! 1:35 Our amazing sponsor Wavve 3:04 The Jess QnA She’s using the awesome Heil PR30 3:31 Changing your episode name if someone else has the same name of as your show? 7:16 What’s better? Having a Facebook Book or a Facebook Page for your podcast? 8:25 What’s up with sponsor approval of ad copy? Yeay or nay? 9:50 Leveraging influential guest on your show 13:23 What Jess thinks about Tim Ferriss not having ads on his show anymore 16:19 The secrets to booking great guests 19:43 How do you produce your show in a professional way? 21:57 How do you encourage engagement? 24:24 What is the best way to monetize? Links! The Wavve Link! She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors! Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT! For $5 per month get exclusive access to coaching with Jess and Elsie Get special time with Jess and Elsie weekly over in the She Podcasts Supersquad! All you need to do is to sign up to be a $5 per month Patreon. We are waaaaaay worth more than a cup of coffee. Patreon Help Us Spread The Word! It would be stellar if you shared She Podcasts with your fellow women podcasters on twitter. Click here to tweet some love! If this episode got you all fired up SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts! ONE CLICK! Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters You can ask your questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback! Let your voice be heard, record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it over! You can also join the She Podcasts Facebook group !
We begin with how Elsie is a like a baby rat, move into a deep dive into the findings of the WerkIt podcasting income survey, and you won’t believe who’s getting paid the most! A conversation about how the library system must be discussed when talking about audiobooks and podcasts, plus behind the scenes on how Jess and Emily finalized the She Podcasts Live speakers. It was not easy peeps! Send us your feedback, email email@example.com! We can’t wait to hear from you! HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOUR TICKET YET FOR THE SHE PODCASTS LIVE EXPERIENCE? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Join the She Podcasts Super Squad for exclusive coaching and attention to you from Jess and Elsie for only $5 a month! Episode Recap: length 55:36 Elsie is a baby rat and we are 80% successful at podcasting 3:03 NEWS Notion silliness, we really cannot stop and it is a bit creepy The WerkIt survey! Really really interesting results Most of us can kinda do most of the things related to podcasting, but not audio production Guess who’s getting paid the most??? Bet you can’t guess The different types of skill sets needed to make a podcast fly Jess is entertainment on purpose, Elsie is entertaining not on purpose It’s all about skill building! Podcasting requires skill building! Um…..why are women getting paid less, John finally sees the truth Audiobooks, Elsie loves them and she doesn’t feel like they are like the podcasting industry Aw, Nick does not even mention Libby and the library! Jess shares why she doesn’t finish reading audiobooks over regular books, and it’s not what you think Elsie says “I’m obsessed with Hitler lately” and Jess asks her to reframe it 35:26 Sponsor Spot! We love Wavve! How about your create a Wavve and share it with us via Instagram? 38:00 SHE PODCASTS LIVE UPDATE! Jess shares how she and Emily got together and worked on the speakers for She Podcasts! You guys 186 applications to speak and around the same amount bought a ticket to the event! I mean, goodness Emily is a blessing. That is all What made Elsie almost cry at looking at the speaker list A story of why giving women that are often not seen or heard is at the heart of She Podcasts Live Our hotel block is 40% full already! Elsie was on Podcasting Step By Step! 50:25 Y’all, why we love to do the She Podcasts Super Squad. It is a no brainer for $5/month $5 is the new quarter! Links! Wavve.co our sponsor! Werk It Survey: What Podcasting Pays Now Audiobooks are no longer exempt from the broader shifts in the podcast world Elsie Escobar: How Podcasts Saved My Life She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors! Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT! For $5 per month get exclusive access to coaching with Jess and Elsie Get special time with Jess and Elsie weekly over in the She Podcasts Super Squad! All you need to do is to sign up to be a $5 per month Patreon. We are waaaaaay worth more than a cup of coffee. Patreon Help Us Spread The Word! It would be stellar if you shared She Podcasts with your fellow women podcasters on twitter. Click here to tweet some love! If this episode got you all fired up SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts! ONE CLICK! Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters You can ask your questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We love audio feedback! Let your voice be heard, record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it over! You can also join the She Podcasts Facebook group !
If you wanna know what’s going on with iTunes disappearing or the big todo with Apple giving their categories a bit of a spruce up, you must listen to this show! We also geek-out on Notion and Jess shares how many speaker submission she received. Y’all won’t even believe it!
A special co-host and a deep dive into all things audiogram and clip sharing of your show. What works? Which one is a strategic marketing choice and which one is for your listener? Elsie shares the number one functionality that needs to be part of all clip sharing features for them to really impact podcasting. Oh! And the She Podcasts Team is working in Notion, so it's time to geek out.
What happens when big money comes into podcasting? Is it good, bad? And how exactly does that affect the every day podcaster? Thoughts on PodCon and PodX, crazy discussion on Snapchat filters, why Elsie adores her RODEcaster Pro and why she feels it’s the solution to many many many podcaster problems and a jam-packed update on all things She Podcasts Live!
Getting straight into it with awesome audience feedback about privacy, measurement, repurposing content and podfading. Then, we get into all kinds of search news from Spotify’s new App update and Google Podcasts indexing shows directly from search! A new podcast funding opportunity is in town and you’ll get to hear all about Podfund as well as how to get insider info via our She Podcasts Super Squad.
The Rodecaster Pro has had the best firmware update making it the bestest podcasting tool ever! Elsie and John go off a little bit which sends Jess to the bathroom. We also cover the Facebook announcements about FB Groups, messaging and other things and what all of that means to our culture and of course Jess and Elsie have differing opinions. Also the ‘Razzle’ of podcasting has come into the scene? And finally we get into download numbers and privacy issues, because, super fun to discuss. Right?
Elsie went on a trip and Jess had no idea where she left! We break down the Luminary kerfuffle, and why companies getting into podcasting need to do accurate research on the industry.Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast people! So crazy. You'll get to hear what's up with speakers for the She Podcasts Conference and what it takes to sign contracts with hotels and we give some sage advice on what to do with your back catalogue.
If you want to know some AAAAMAZING things that will happen at the She Podcasts Live conference and have a say, you must listen to this episode! Emily Prokop, who has now been absorbed by Elsie and Jess, is co-hosting since Elsie is on the road. We also discuss the whole Podfading conversation that’s got lots of podcasters all wound up!
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OMG Our Kickstarter was funded! And you get to hear exactly what happened as we funded it (we have video evidence.) We needed, we mean absolutely NEEDED to thank all of the amazing people that supported the success of our Kickstarter. We did not do it alone. Oh no we did not! And we are deeply thankful. We also cover the latest in podcasting news (surprise!) the new Apple Podcasts web pages, the Stitcher Breakthrough Fellowship and the Podcast Consumer 2019 report!
Elsie spent 3 days in a hotel and Jess was in hotels in Atlanta for the She Podcasts Conference! We also report on some of the latest Google Podcasts releases, some cook kid podcasting opportunities, Elsie’s love for Headliner and OMG the coolest podcasting gear from Rode! Oh…and some hard truths about growing your audience
We go deep into the goings on at Podfest 2019, from booth life, to lovely dinners, fat jokes, roasts, seeing friend, getting feedback and the Infinite Dial watching party! There are other podcasting news in this as well focusing in on our thoughts on Luminary and Gimlet unionizing PLUS…y’all…THE SHE PODCASTS LIVE KICKSTARTER LAUNCHED! GAHHHHHH!!!!!
We begin by clarifying the email that Apple sent about episode numbers having to be removed from your episode titles and then we launch into all the feedback that y’all sent in regarding our last episode (Episode 220 - see what we did there?) when we ask you, in earnest, for your thoughts about your show. Jammed packed with candid insight and podcasting lessons galore! (Also to add, Elsie said, thank you to “all of the women” and in that statement are all the MEN that sent us feedback 😬
Pulling back the curtain on one of Elsie’s bad habits on how she makes decisions and doesn’t tell anyone which leads Jess and Elsie to hash out the age old debate on banter and going off topic vs staying on task and how that affects our possible audience growth? We also tackle topics that range from Podchaser features, to some very interesting Spotify data on listening, the Winter Podcasting Upfronts, the Asian American Podcasting Community and so much more!
It’s all news, ALL news! And we discuss the Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor in a quick one two punch last week. We top the discussion off by chatting about another company investing a lot of money in podcasting and what we would do when big money comes our way
In case you’ve wanted to pitch an idea for a podcast American Public Media has your back! We discuss Jess’s awesome article on top podcasting lists and Facebook launching a podcast, which for some reason derails us into what it takes to take out your wallet and donate to a podcast. Lastly, we attempt to break down Facebook’s podcast marketing strategy, sprinkled with some disagreement.
Chatting about birthdays and wrinkles, moving to covering the Google Podcasts creator program, how the BBC is pissing podcast listeners off, new updates for the Google Podcasts app, and some cool tech tips to subscribe to playlists using OPML!
Yes! We are back and starting 2019 chatting about the two biggest industry news from the end of 2018: IAB v2 Podcast Measurement Compliance Program and the release of RAD (Remote Audio Data) and how they affect podcasting and podcasts. Elsie tries to amplify goodness and kindness in the podcasting community and Jess is less than enthusiastic. We finally finish with some new software and hardware that are the coolest things ever!
Catching up on all things post Thanksgiving which takes us into discussing exactly what She Podcasters want for Christmas, ranging from SEO experts, to audio editors to cleaning services! Jess and Elsie also share their fun gift ideas for well, anyone. Give it a listen and let us know what gifts you'd get!
From the Sound Education Conference to DC Podfest (and did any of you tell Jess that you love Elsie because if you did you need to send in feedback) and OMG Apple’s holiday hours (don’t freak out,) the Women Podcasters in Solidarity initiative, blog and meet-up success, 40k for podcasters and so much more!
We did try to convince Jess not to get lash extensions because she’s going to Harvard, not sure it worked, which catapulted us into a conversation (once again) into getting kicked out of Apple Podcasts. Then, we break down misinformation and confusion about podcasting education and finally diving into the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards which feel like they are the Christopher Columbus of podcasting, coming into the scene, saying it’s ours now and we’re left dazed and confused.
We love Mic Me for intros, outros and audio branding! Touch base with our awesome sponsor and get custom podcast intros, outros and editing from Micme.com. Get 10% off your first intro and outro with promo code SHEPODCASTS. Do you guys know the difference between neck gaiters, dickies, infinity scarves and scarves? Well, the first 7 minutes of the show will clarify all things neck accoutrements but then, we are give you MUST KNOW INFORMATION about Google Play Music, Google Podcasts, why your podcast isn’t immediately updating in Apple Podcasts and Zig Zag! Send us your feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org! We can’t wait to hear from you! Super Quick Re-cap! Length: Green Uggs are out and what Elsie considers to be cold A special link to Super Squad members ONLY and it involves a pink and hairy scarf thingy Dickies, infinity scarves and gaiters, say hello to “Later Gaiter!” 8:35 NEWS DC Podfest everyone! Attend! Use the code SHEPOD John does not want to ride to DC Podfest with Jess Lots of love and thank you to peeps that left She Podcast reviews on our Facebook Page! You cannot join She Podcasts if you have a joint Facebook Profile with your male or male identifying partner/spouse Do we want our spouses around us when we are doing our doing business thing? Google Play Music is NOT Google Podcasts, they are different Tell your audience to subscribe and listen to your show using Google Podcasts, not Google Play Music Google Play Music will be phased out and it will DISAPPEAR, make sure that you prepare your audience! Elsie wants the functionality to share podcast episode playlists, who’s gonna step up? 34:37 TOOL TIPS When you publish an episode and it does not IMMEDIATELY show up in Apple Podcasts there is nothing wrong The Apple Podcasts storefront does NOT update right away And we get podcasting frustrations off our chests about podcasters Top tips for mental health to podcasters: 1. subscribe to your show 2. validate your feed. If all is well with those two, then all is well with your show Our biggest podcast blunders!!!! How about it podcasters? Send yours in!!!!! 49:43 WEIRD AND WILD SHOW OF THE WEEK Zig Zag! Sooooo great! Links mentioned by Elsie and Jess! Leave us feedback via Speakpipe! DC Podfest Pittsburgh Podcasters Meet-up The Libsyn Publishing Hub Google Podcasts FAQ Google Podcast Knowledge Base article from Libsyn YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads Zig Zag She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors! Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT! Shop for your podcasting gear! The She Podcasts Shop Help Us Spread The Word! It would be stellar if you shared She Podcasts with your fellow women podcasters on twitter. Click here to tweet some love! If this episode got you all fired up, head on over to Apple Podcasts and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW! And if you're moved to, kindly leave us a rating and review. Ways to subscribe to She Podcasts! Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters You can ask your questions, comment below, go to the She Podcasts Facebook group and even share your promos for your podcast! Let your voice be heard. Send it all to email@example.com
We only had about two and a half minutes of banter! Y’all that’s a record. We HAD to dive into the discussion all about Apple Podcasts charts being manipulated and worthless. Guess who has a new job? Hear all about Jess being Head of Marketing over at Podcast Websites! And we round off our discussion by addressing what to do with your podcast when you have something life-changing happen in your life
What happens when you’re recording in a public setting and get kicked out in the middle of it? You keep on recording and of course talk about Apple Podcasts because goodness gracious there was a lot to talk about. And Spotify. And we get into the discussion most podcasters are constantly asking about, how do you measure success? Downloads? John thinks so, Elsie & Jess disagree. What do YOU think?
Elsie is recording at the public library! One of the most jammed packed news heavy, straight to the point shows that we've had in a long time! Woah. Buzzfeed, audioBoom, Vox Media, Instagram, cops using podcasting to catch a fugitive and course a lot more!
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Post sickness and hurricane catch-up! Don't mess with mamas doing their best to podcast, Apple Podcasts keyword stuffing madness, Podchaser, Rooster Teeth, Twitter getting into the audio game and Elsie finds out about The Bean. Please don't tell us that you didn't know either.
From failed beach vacations to gross bugs to candy and of course podcasting: podcast producers, Elsie’s new hardware set-up, women’s networks, Dr. Death, Plan and Jess’s Twitter debacle.
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Jess if off and yet we go on! Liz Covart from Ben Franklin’s World was kind enough to join Elsie for an incredibly thought-provoking conversation about the history of radio and how that affects (or doesn’t) what we are building in podcasting. We also talk about other fun things which include Kim Kardashian discovering podcasts, Elsie’s goats being back home and what’s so special about our new She Podcasts Super Squad!
Guess who is back to not being connected? We catch up on coming home after a long time away, allergic reactions to bug bites, new podcasting networks, new podcasting mergers and we reveal the exact plan that we had when we started She Podcasts!
Recorded right after Kennywood, on a special night time episode! Covering from amusement parks to pink crocs, to a goat update, podcasts to defend against aggravated assault to Elsie getting all judgy, how to grow podcasting, Podkite and so much more!
What happened when Elsie went to Jess’s house? Was she judgy? What in the world did she think about all the things being so close she doesn’t have to take out her computer to work in the car? And Wegmans! OMG. We do end up talking about podcasting: advertising money, conservative nut-jobs being kicked out of places, microphone webinars, ATR–2100 tips and a bonus mini-conversation with Mark Asqwith about Poductivity!
The Elsie and Jess lowdown on Podcast Movement, like only they can bring it, sprinkles with John’s first experience at the event! We do address why there wasn’t an episode like we said there was going to be and of course other random podcasting related discussions. Do let us know your thoughts! Especially if you attending #PM18
Deconstructing the myth of podcasting with no pants for you, finally discussing this often spoken about myth, PLUS it’s our 200th episode! Yeay, us! We celebrate with tiny snippets of our past episodes as well as discussing a myriad of random non-podcasting related things that turn into podcasting related things, which is our zone of genius! Listen up and celebrate with us!
Elsie’s back! So we get caught up on all things traveling cross country, The Podcast Awards, and our main discussion is all about all the feedback that we got about charging for a Facebook Group. As a bonus, super awesome tool tips, both analog and digital!
We've got Mark Asquith as our co-host this week! Listen up to see how he gets free stuff :) Also...BDE energy, RadioPublic, IGTV and the new IG chat feature, and an awesome voice feedback for our Weird and Wild show of the week!
We’ve got another guest co-host, Ramona Rice from Spapreneur (while Elsie vans it cross country!) You won’t wanna miss Jess and Ramona chatting about Google’s latest podcast app news, The Nerdist drama, charging for Facebook groups, the new offering from Instagram called IGTV and oh, so much more!
Catching up on goat people! Elsie shares her introversion tactics at the office. Plus we break down why as a podcaster leveraging influence is such an underused tool aka stop thinking downloads are all that.
Man, Elsie is sad because one her goats is not doing well (super sad face emoji) but alas, the show does go on! You’ll hear the story of how Jess and Elsie have been working together with peeps and why they have chosen to work in such an intimate way in Philly, some incredible feedback about Game of Thrones podcasts, the latest podcasting news from WWDC 2018 and so much more!
What happens when melted butter seeps into your MacBook’s keyboard? In this episode, we find out! As well as GDPR, Amy Schumer making the big bucks in podcasting, love love love for all the new Academy of Podcaster Hall of Fame inductees, an in-depth discussion of how awesome Castro 3 is, and the TV Show that Elsie and Jess considered doing a podcast about!
Say hello to co-host Michelle Y. Talbert. She came in and brought wisdom and truth to: remembering Adnan Sayed and Serial, HBO's got the story now, discussing another article chatting about podcast advertising, touching base on Spotify's Boot Camp and #WomenOfColorPodcastToo, how Michelle stays focused on her conversation as a thought leader, and Michelle asks Elsie what it takes to run a large community as a white passing latina, sensitivities, blind spots, you know all the juicy stuff.
We got so much feedback about Android it’s crazy! And yes, you can find She Podcasts on Android right away. AudioBoom is going bye bye, people charging so much money for an Apple Podcasts feature, the patent troll is finally dead and we do go off a little bit on the Squarespace, Gimlet, Acast and even Spotify contests still being a bit elitist, since it is exclusive to those that can take time off from their real life
We immediately start chatting about audio quality, what it takes to get to a final product that sounds good, and how it doesn’t have to do with a microphone (sometimes). The #WomenOfColorPodcastToo uprising through Spotify’s #SoundUpBootcamp! Amazing! Touching base on the goings on with Google and podcasting, Pocketcasts, and some new IAB launching Ads.txt
Our just for this episode singing intro! A not podcast conversation that is still very important! The power of voice, singing, taking chances, working through things and so much more, including Jess and Elsie addressing some critical feedback. That said, we do actually get to some killer workflow tool tips and an awesome weird and wild show of the week!
This week Jess is out with her concussion so Emily Prokop steps in and saves the day! Discussion about how to turn our brains off leads us to conclude how difficult this must be for Jess. In this episode, we talk about Skype’s new content creation tools, the Twitter new rules and work arounds, and Elsie’s favorite Twitter tool, Twitterific. The Podcast Consumer Data is discussed as well as how to create more discoverability for older listeners.
We leap into a heady discussion of how technology affects our every day life and what that means for podcasters, then swiftly transition into OMG Jess is doing her first stand-up! And yes, we discuss audio quality, Skype recording, monitoring offensive language, Zach Braff at NAB and so much more!
Sigh. Elsie is sorry, so sorry 😢 We begin right off the bat with some in depth audio quality, double ender and troubleshooting podcasting talk. Jess, John and Elsie discuss the first two episodes of Alex, Inc which leads to a heated discussion about the radio industry. Finally, you’ll get some killer insight about using two cool apps to promote yourself and your community using video!
It took us two days to record this episode! You'll get to hear all the behind the scenes troubleshooting as well as how one duct-tapes a podcast episode. But that's not all! Elsie's The E-League is open! Jess fills us in on holding downloads and what that means, we discuss reviews of Alex, Inc as well some super killer Text Expander workflow hacks. OH! And have you gotten your podcast Alexa Skill yet?
You know how all that Facebook privacy breech et all happened? Jess and Elsie go deeply into the discussion as Elsie wants to step away from the platform, for sure. We also break down exactly what’s up with the new Twitter rules for automation and duplicate content. This is a jammed packed episode of mighty important podcasting conversations. Also, go to EmeraldCityPro.com/checklist for a free sound assessment! #sponsor