July 07, 2022
3 Clips Re-Air: Bellwether
For this episode, we’ll go back into our Archives to listen to an episode of 3Clips. It features Sam Greenspan and their podcast of speculative journalism, Bellwether. Not only is Sam one of the best minds in radio and podcasting (and the masterpiece that is Bellwether reflects that) but they also were able to use crowdfunding to bring a project five years in the making to life. This episode first aired in February of 2022 and was hosted by Evo Terra and was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot. Links 3clipspodcast.com bellwether.show castos.com/intergrations/stripe ...
June 30, 2022
In the News: White Noise Podcasts, Spotify’s Proclamation and More
Stuart and Matt gather to discuss a few stories from the world of audio. Pod Voices In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe Vs. Wade podcasters are uniting to support women’s right and pro choice policies. If you’re a podcaster who feels called to speak out, Arielle Nissenblatt has a website for how podcasters can spread awareness and link to resources. podvoices.help White Noise in Podcasting Ashley Carmen from Bloomberg reports that some podcasters are making $18,000 per month by producing white noise. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-01/how-to-make-money-on-spotify-a-white-noise-podcast-could-bring-you-big-bucks From Edison Research Some insight into advertising and podcasting edisonresearch.com/how-many-shows-must-one-buy-to-reach-the-majority-of-podcast-listeners-in-the-u-s/ Headliner Strikes back at Descript: editeddy.com/signup Some Comments from Spotify Johan Seidefors talks about why he sees scripted podcasts as being a big part of podcasting’s future: https://twitter.com/RadiodaysEurope/status/1526508588268658688 More commentary from Spotify’s Investor Day 2022: https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-06-08/investor-day-2022/ Indie Rock and Podcasting Singer Songwriter eef Barzelay also know as Clem Snide presents “A Life in Song”: https://linktr.ee/alifeinsong Matt Reviews the Rodecaster Pro II: castos.com/rodecaster-pro-2-review/ ...
June 23, 2022
We Need Podcast Critics - with Keelin Peterson
Keelin Peterson runs the website Mentally a Magpie where she reviews podcasts. She joins Audience to discuss what she looks for in a podcast and how thoughtful, objective criticism can help podcasting. Links: Connect with Keelin mentallyamagpie.com @IAmKeelinIt Podcasts Mentioned goodniks.org 20k.org iheart.com/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-cl-21124503/ theringer.com/gene-and-roger-podcast Castos castos.com/integrations/stripe ...
June 16, 2022
When Passion Meets Profession: How to fund a Project with Newt Schottelkotte
Newt Schottelkotte created their first audio drama in 2017 when they were only 15 years old. That led to the creation of Caldera Studios, a production company where Newt produces their work including their latest series, Where the Stars Fell. In this episode, Newt and Stuart discuss the creative process of making a fiction podcast, the need for budgets in audio drama, and strategies for crowdfunding. Links Castos and Stripe Integration Newt’s website Newt’s piece on Medium Caldera Studio’s Bandcamp Inkwyrm Podcast Where The Stars Fell Podcast Connect with Newt on Twitter Fable and Folly ...
June 09, 2022
Camp Monsters (Re-Air)
For brands and companies, incorporating podcasting into their content marketing strategy probably seems like a no-brainer. But doing it well? It’s more art than science, but REI at least has the “art” part of that down pretty well. Among their many podcast offerings is Camp Monsters. So we go to our archives and a previous episode of another Castos Original, 3 Clips. This episode first aired on November 1, 2021 and was hosted by Jay Acunzo and produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot. IT features Weston Davis and his show, produced by REI, Camp Monsters You can find the full episode here at: 3clipspodcast.com/camp-monsters-audio-as-a-visual-medium-ft-weston-davis/ For more Camp Monsters episodes: rei.com/blog/podcasts/camp-monsters For more on Castos: castos.com ...
June 02, 2022
Selling an audio book through a podcast
Matt and Jonathan get back together to give us an update on their “build in public” subscription podcast experiment. In their first episode, Matt pitched the idea to Jonathan as a way to add another revenue stream to his podcast efforts. It was a new concept to Jonathan, who still had to come up with a plan on what he would actually sell. Today, he’s back to share his ideas on selling an audiobook version of his printed book, and what other value he can deliver to his customers through subscription podcasts. Your Podcast Mentor Show with Jonathan Joneshttps://twitter.com/JonathanJSpeaksPrivate Podcasting Solutions | Castoshttps://youtube.com/castoshttps://twitter.com/castosHQ ...