Lifehacker: How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode. “Starting a podcast may sound easy, given the amount of bad advice out there. You’ll often hear phrases like ‘low barrier to entry’ or ‘be yourself.’ In reality, podcasting (like anything creative) is a lot of work. In the video above, I go in-depth on my checklist of the five things you should do before you even release a single episode of your podcast.” A video; I did not see any way to get captions.
Make Tech Easier: How to Create a Podcast Playlist on Spotify. “One of the most popular features on Spotify is creating playlists. There are over three-billion playlists created by listeners on the platform. In the past you have only been able to include music on the lists. Now Spotify has added the option of making playlists that include podcasts.”
TechCrunch: Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers. “Spotify’s simple podcasting suite, Anchor, is today introducing a new feature designed to help creators promote their podcast: trailers.”
GAO: Digging Deep on the 2020 Census with GAO’s New Podcast Series. “Today we’re introducing a new breed of GAO podcast — Watchdog Report: Deep Dig. While our traditional podcast tends to zero in on the bottom line of one of our new reports, Deep Dig will explore broader issues we examine, and bring you stories from the people behind our reports. The first episode of Deep Dig is on the 2020 Census — one of our High Risk areas.”
Lifehacker: The Best Podcasts for Discovering New Music. “I like to discover my music anywhere but the radio: playlists, TV soundtracks, best-of lists, subway bands, TikToks, overheard songs in bars and stores and coffeeshops…and podcasts. What a fantastic medium for trying out new music. A music podcast is like your favorite radio show on demand—and of course many of the best are simply rebroadcasts of actual radio shows, with quieter commercials and no wacky morning DJs. These are my favorite shows for discovering new and new-to-me music, or re-discovering old favorites.”
State Archives of North Carolina: Connecting the Docs Podcast Episodes Available October 21. “We are excited to announce a forthcoming podcast from the State Archives of North Carolina. ‘Connecting the Docs’ will use archival materials to introduce listeners to fascinating and true stories from around the Old North State. “
University of New Haven: Professor Strives to Use Music to Share the Culture of Refugees. “Before joining the University of New Haven faculty in 2012, Erica Haskell, Ph.D. lived and worked in a refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina. While in Europe, she also visited camps in Hungary, Serbia, and Romania, recording refugee stories and songs from around the world. She hopes to continue this work through the launch of the Schindler Refugee Music Project, which will share the experiences of refugees living in New Haven, by presenting their stories and the music of their home countries through podcasts.”