Nathan Gathright of Steno.fm

Nathan Gathright of Steno.fm
Audience
Nathan Gathright of Steno.fm
/
Episode October 07, 2021 00:28:55

Hosted By

Matt Medeiros Stuart Barefoot

Show Notes

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Matt talks with podcast veteran Nathan Gathright about his latest venture: Steno.FM. The podcast 2.0 movement is bringing a lot of great things to podcasters and listeners. This also means transcripts. Descript is great for podcasters who need to work on their own podcasts, but what about listeners? There are a limited number of podcasting apps that have transcript features. Enter: Steno.FM. But we’ll let Nathan talk about that.

Matt and Nathan also talk about the future of podcasting, the latest in podcasting news, what’s going on with Apple, and Nathan’s tips for new podcasters.

If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe.

Today you’ll learn about:

  • The story behind and development of Steno.FM
  • Where is the podcasting industry going?
  • Apple’s bumbling of podcasts
  • The “Twitter Tips” feature and getting paid 
  • Apple’s ruling and in-app purchases
  • Steno.FM and podcast transcripts
  • Why transcripts are so important to Nathan and why they should be important to podcasters
  • How Steno.FM works

Resources/Links:

Nathan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathanG 

The Lightning Network: https://lightning.network/ 

Steno.FM: https://www.steno.fm/ 

“Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple”: https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store 

Twitter Tips: https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2021/bringing-tips-to-everyone 

Audience’s new home: https://castos.com/audience/ 

Castos Academy: https://academy.castos.com/ 

Castos, private podcast: https://academy.castos.com/private/ 

Castos, website: Castos.com/

Castos, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/castos 

Other Episodes

Episode cover

March 11, 2021

Improving the podcast creator experience at Castos

We’re excited to have Kim McCaffery join Castos as our Customer Experience Manager. Matt and Kim join the podcast to talk about her role in servicing Castos podcast hosting customers, leading them to publish successful shows. Kim has a deep passion for supporting users needing to use software to reach their goals. As much as we like to say that podcasting is easy, the team at Castos knows there are a lot of challenges for creators coming into this space for the very first time. From creating the actual podcast, and including everything else the creator needs to make the podcast successful. Kim’s team is there to help you onboard to Castos, plus offer a helping hand to ensure your podcast is found on all major distribution platforms. Kim has embraced the strong following Castos has in the WordPress world through the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin, while keeping an ear to the ground in order to improve user experience. She’s uncovering new ways to improve the onboarding, help docs, and support for our beloved WordPress community of podcasters. We hope you enjoy today’s episode, if you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to the team — we’re here to help! Start your podcast at https://castos.com/Enroll in our FREE academy at https://academy.castos.com/ ...

Play

00:31:01

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 ...

Play

00:12:56

Episode cover

October 14, 2021

Ushering in a community for your podcast w/ Arielle Nissenblatt

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Matt talks with Arielle Nissenblatt about building a community around your podcast. There are so many great takeaways from this episode, from community engagement to building an audience, podcasting habits to monetization. Arielle lends her expertise in answering Matt’s questions about podcasting and Twitter. Arielle is a podcast expert in every sense of the word. She founded the EarBuds Podcast Collective in 2017, a podcast recommendation engine which sends a themed newsletter (including five podcast episodes centered around that theme) each week. She has also been the emcee for the Outlier Podcast Festival, attended the Salt Institute in Portland, ME for documentary studies, and has worked with podcast industry leaders to establish the Podcast Taxonomy system. The Podcast Taxonomy system aims to systematize roles for audio and podcast production. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Mental investments to building community Where to house your community Questions to ask to establish what your audience and peers want Beta testers as community members Where is your audience most active? Getting ...

Play

00:30:16