Podcasting in 2023: Podcraft Season 17

Podcasting in 2023 – it’s a different world now than it was back in 1774. Long gone are the horse-drawn iPods and steam-powered New & Noteworthy charts. Today it’s all about cyborgs, hoverboards, and Artificial Intelligence.

Grimdark future or techno-utopia? The truth is usually somewhere in between. On this “Podcasting in 2023” season of Podcraft, our calming commentary will aim to make sense of an increasingly busy and futuristic medium. We’ll talk about the medium’s latest developments, trends, and data, as well as giving you – the indie podcaster – our tips and pointers, not only to stay on track with your content, but to stay sane in the process.

Transcription: 60% Of New Podcasters Fear Marketing. And Are New Podcasts Dying Off?

60% Of New Podcasters Fear Marketing. And Are New Podcasts Dying Off?

It’s a bit of a data discussion this week, with a few numbers to break down and analyse. Some of this data came via our own sources, whilst others have been the topic of much discussion in the mainstream media recently.

Do Spotify layoffs and new podcasts dropping by 80% since 2020 mean podcasting is on the way out? And why do 60% of new podcasters worry about marketing their shows?

Also mentioned on this episode: The Trailer Park Podcast, how to make a podcast trailer, 43% of new podcasters plan to go solo, how to run a podcast survey, what’s your podcast USP?, Podcast Growth (book), The Podcast Host on YouTube, and The Podcraft Community.

Transcript: How Can Podcasters Leverage AI & Tools Like ChatGPT?

How Can Podcasters Leverage AI & Tools Like ChatGPT?

There’s been a lot of chat about artificial intelligence (AI) in the podcasting industry recently. In most industries, in fact. Since the launch of ChatGPT – an insanely sophisticated AI chatbot that’s generating buzz and fear in equal measures – everyone’s got something to say about it.

Episode Resources

How Can Podcasters Use AI & ChatGPT to Their Advantage?

Which AI Podcasting Tools Are Worth Using?

AI-powered fiction podcast – FantasAI

Transcription: How Using a Drone Can 10X Your Podcast Content

How Using a Drone Can 10X Your Podcast Content

What do drones have to do with podcasting, you ask? Well, if my visit to the Podcast Show 2022 is any measure, then I’m not the only person (by a long way!) interested in adding video to their podcasting workflow. And if we’re going to make video, we might as well explore every angle. Even the vertical.

So, I thought I’d delve in and figure out whether drones have a place in helping create better video around your podcast. These things aren’t cheap, and they aren’t for everyone. But if you have a show that suits, and the budget to buy, then they might be a way to create amazing video to help engage your listeners, and grow your show.

Let’s take a look at why you might use one, what you might create with it, and finish with a recommendation on what to buy. Time to fly!

Read our full guide to Drones & Podcasting

Originally posted on February 22, 2023 @ 3:24 am

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