While I love helping others with their podcasts, I also love learning about podcasting as much as I can. Most of what I help clients with is actually a combination of what I've learned over the years from podcasts about podcasting (yes, I know it sounds meta).
One of my favorite things about these podcasts is how I've reached out and talked to all the hosts and consider them all to be friends. You'll also notice that although they're technically "competition," one of the great things about podcasts is there really isn't such a thing. It's not like listeners are forced to choose to listen to one podcast over another -- I can listen to as many shows as I want on my own time.
If you're just getting into podcasting or a seasoned veteran, I encourage you to check out as many of these as you can so you'll always be up to date on the latest news about the podcasting space.
Dave Jackson and Jim Collison take live podcasting questions every Saturday Morning at 10:30 EST. The podcast is usually available by the end of the week.
Daniel J. Lewis gives great tips every Tuesday (live show Monday at 2 p.m. EST) for podcasters about content, presentation, production, promotion and profit. (Not just Audacity software-based, although the earlier episodes had more focus on using Audacity.)
The podcast for hobby podcasters full of information any podcaster can use, whether they want to make money with their podcast or not. While monetizing and business isn’t their focus, they keep podcasting fun, which is one of the most important parts. They also tape live on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn, and Elsie Escobar, Social Media Community Manager at Libsyn, promote Libsyn podcasts in the beginning, then talk about trends, podcast resources, give stats and look at all aspects of podcasting. Rob is in touch with iTunes constantly, so he has a lot of insight into how they operate. If you do use Libsyn, consider sending them a promo, as well, to be played at the beginning of the show, or asking to be featured as Rockin’ Libsyn Podcast to be on their official blog. A good show for anyone, not just Libsyn users. Especially the stats at the end. Comes out every two weeks, usually Saturday nights.
Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis and Dave Jackson (can you tell I love these guys?) host a roundtable discussion for podcasters with rotating guests every two weeks live, usually through Google Hangouts. The episode is then uploaded within the next week. The topic is different every episode, and a good listen to get different perspectives. The nights tend to change, between Tuesdays and Thursdays, from what I’ve seen.
Ray Ortega gives some insight on more of the technical side of podcasting, from equipment to studio set-up, to product reviews. He also has a fantastic post/video about Mix-Minus set-up for those doing interviews.
**Updates as of August 2019) Sarah Mikutel hosts a show that looks at more of the marketing and content, rather than the tech side of podcasting. She has a mix of solo shows plus lots of interviews with many of my favorite mentors in the space!
Dave Jackson does a lot of analysis of podcasting trends, including new platforms, tips and tools for podcasters. He also has a few interviews with podcasters who have found success with their podcasts and talks to them about the steps taken. Comes out every Monday morning. Dave also offers a whole school to learn everything you need to know about podcasting, from idea-building, to getting the tech set up, recording—you name it!.
Elsie Escobar and Jess Kupferman take a casual look at podcasting from a female’s perspective. (Many men listen to it, as well.) Their Facebook group is also a really great community of support for women in podcasting. Comes out every Monday.