The Audacity to Podcast

Giving you the guts and teaching you the tools to start and grow your own podcast for passion or PROFIT!

By Daniel J. Lewis


6 Cautions When Using Redirects in Podcasting (plus best practices)

May 01, 2024

Redirects come in multiple types. When misused, they can cause some major problems, as even happened to me recently. Here are some warnings to watch for whenever you use redirects.


11 Tips for Sharing URLs in Your Podcast

April 24, 2024

There comes a point in every podcast when it's necessary to say a URL. If for nothing else, at least your podcast's own home on the Internet. (And you should have a domain for your podcast!)


11 Warnings about Using AI in Content-Creation (including podcasting)

April 17, 2024

AI has rapidly advanced for content creation. But should you actually trust it? With this potential comes some crucial warnings for using AI in podcasting.


Should Your Podcast Have Inside Jokes?

April 03, 2024

Inside jokes can offer fun potential for your podcast, but also some potential costs. Here are some brief things for you to consider as you engage with your podcast audience.


Why You Should Put Podcasting P.R.O.F.I.T. First

March 27, 2024

Monetization is not the only profit you can get from podcasting! Here's why I think you should put P.R.O.F.I.T. first in every aspect of your podcast.


8 Things You Should Check in Apple Podcasts Connect

March 20, 2024

Apple provides a portal for you to submit and manage your own podcast called Podcasts Connect. I suggest you check these 8 things right away!


Do IAB-Certified Stats Matter for Your Podcast?

March 13, 2024

You might have heard people talk about IAB podcast stats, measurement guidelines, compliance, and certification. Here's what all of that means, and whether it even matters!


How to Use Podcast Transcripts

March 06, 2024

Transcripts have long been promoted as ways to make your podcast more findable and accessible. But it's only recently that podcast transcripts have become actually useful!


Top 5 Podcasting 2.0 Features You Should Try

February 14, 2024

Podcasting 2.0 is revolutionizing podcasting for podcasters, audiences, and developers. Here are what I think are the best features you should be leveraging, if you can.


Best Podcast Hosting Providers (2024)

February 07, 2024

Get the latest top recommendations for the best podcast-hosting providers, whether you're just starting or you're wanting to upgrade your podcasting tools!


How to Fix Duplicate Listings in Apple Podcasts (or Other Podcast Apps)

January 31, 2024

If your podcast is listed twice in Apple Podcasts or another podcast directory, STOP! Don't do anything about it until you read or listen to this!


How to Refresh Your Podcast Branding

January 24, 2024

After sharing multiple considerations for refreshing your podcast branding, it's time to wrap it up with the big question: how?


Exciting News: Podcast Award, Podgagement, and Podcast Hall of Fame

January 10, 2024

The Audacity to Podcast is back! And before jumping back into the content to help you grow and improve your podcast, I want to share three things I'm really excited about!


Podcast Awards, Continuing Hiatus, and My Podcast Reviews “v2” Launching Soon!

July 14, 2023

I have three important things to quickly share with you while you wait for my next episode about how to refresh your podcast branding.


When Should You Refresh Your Podcast Branding?

June 14, 2023

After considering the benefits of refreshing your podcast branding, you need to decide when it's the right time to do so. Here are some suggestions!


6 Benefits of a Podcast Branding Refresh

May 31, 2023

Thinking about refreshing your podcast branding? Before I discuss the "when," let's consider how your podcast might benefit from a branding refresh.


8 Bonus Content Ideas for Your Podcast

May 24, 2023

Bonus content can be a fun way to engage and reward your loyal podcast audience, either publicly, through an opt-in, or in a premium subscription.


How to Choose the Right Podcast Categories

May 03, 2023

The right category can help your podcast get discovered and featured. But which categories are best for your podcast when there are so many?


Does Your Podcast NEED Video?

April 26, 2023

Internet marketers have a new crush on video and many podcasters are starting to feel pressured to create video content. But do you need to add video?


You MUST Disclose Whenever You’re Compensated!

April 19, 2023

There are many ways to earn income through podcasting: affiliates, sponsorships, sales, and more. Disclosing when you get compensated is not only the law, but it's also a good way to earn your audienc


Debunking the Myth: “It’s Not Hurting Their Podcast”

April 12, 2023

Some podcasters think everything a successful podcaster does directly contributes to their success and not holding them back. But that's false!


Should You Limit Your Available Podcast Episodes?

April 05, 2023

As you podcast consistently, you'll build up a back catalog of episodes. But should you keep all of those episodes available?


Are Podcasting 2.0 Micropayments Actually Worth It?

March 29, 2023

Podcasting 2.0 introduced a new way for your audience to support your podcast by sending micropayments. This is usually measured by satoshis (abbreviated as "sats"), which are one hundred millionths o


8 Ways to Improve Your Podcast Description

March 22, 2023

Your podcast description gives you SEO benefits and the vital opportunity to convince a potential audience to try your podcast.


Follow The Future of Podcasting Now!

March 15, 2023

I've teamed up with Dave Jackson, from School of Podcasting, to discuss the future of podcasting! We seek to inform you about trends, Podcasting 2.0, and more to help you make your podcast better for


Best Podcasting Microphones in 2023

March 08, 2023

While there can be many great podcast microphones, depending on your needs, here are what I think are the BEST podcasting microphones.


Best Audio-Editing Apps for Podcasting in 2023

March 01, 2023

Whether you're just starting your podcast or you've been podcasting for a while, you might find some things easier by using better tools. Here are the audio-editing apps I recommend most for podcastin


Avoid These Words in Your Podcast Title

February 22, 2023

Here are the words to avoid so you can have the best podcast title that will clearly communicate to potential audiences and stand out in searches.


Should Your Photo Be in Your Podcast Cover Art?

February 15, 2023

Podcast cover art is usually the first and most prominent thing people will see about your podcast! So should your photo be in the cover art?


This Is the BEST Link to Share Your Podcast

February 08, 2023

Whether you're a guest on someone else's podcast, you're promoting your latest episode on social networks, or you're making marketing materials for your podcast, you might be wondering which link you


Should You Include Guest Names in Your Podcast Episode Titles?

January 25, 2023

If you ever have a guest on your podcast, you might be wondering where to put their name. Here are some things to consider for your own podcast.


What’s the Best Time of Day to Publish Podcast Episodes?

January 18, 2023

Does it matter what time of day you publish your podcast episodes? Yes! And here are some tips to help you pick when that should be.


What Is the Best Day of the Week to Publish Podcast Episodes?

January 11, 2023

Should you publish your podcast episodes on a particular day of the week, avoid the weekends, publish on popular days, or something else?


How to Make Episode Artwork Show in Podcast Apps (even in Apple Podcasts!)

January 04, 2023

Enhance the experience for your audience by making unique artwork for each episode. But you need to adapt to how each app might display the image.


Should You Include Seasons in Podcast Episode Titles?

December 21, 2022

If your podcast uses seasons, you have multiple options for how to display them. Here's some guidance to help you decide!


Should You Include Episode Numbers in Episode Titles?

December 14, 2022

If your podcast uses episode numbers, you have multiple options for how to display them. Here's some guidance to help you decide! But I'll give this warning: it's, unfortunately, more complicated than


No Episode, Only Egg Nog

December 07, 2022

There's no episode this week. Instead, I'd love for you to try my own egg nog recipe for whatever you want to pay!


How to Promote Old Podcast Episodes

November 30, 2022

Your podcast episodes don't have to "expire" once the next episode is released. With some strategy, you can use your old episodes to continue growing and engaging your audience!


6 Ways to Thank Your Podcast Audience

November 23, 2022

You might think your audience should thank YOU for all the work you put into your podcast, but how often do you thank THEM?


Why Does Your Podcast Need Its Own Domain?

November 16, 2022

Where do you tell your audience to go for the actions you want them to take? I suggest that should almost always be based on your podcast's own domain name.


6 Free Ways to Podcast Better by Communicating Better

November 02, 2022

Presentation is one of the 5 cornerstones of podcasting (content, presentation, production, promotion, and P.R.O.F.I.T.), and how you communicate in your podcast can make the biggest difference in whe


Audacity Is Improving Fast! Here Are the Top New Features to Try

October 26, 2022

The Audacity software is popular among countless podcasters at all levels of production! at some point! It's a free, cross-platform audio-editing app, so almost anyone can use it. But Audacity has his


When to Use Trailer, Full, and Bonus Episode Types

October 19, 2022

A while back, Apple introduced the RSS tag to let you mark individual episodes as "bonus," "full," or "trailer" types. Here's what each type means and how you should use them in your podcast-publishi


Stop Saying Brand Names in Your Podcast! Do These 5 Things Instead

October 12, 2022

We use many services in the process of podcasting and engaging our audiences, like Patreon, Buy Me a Coffee, SpeakPipe, and more. But saying these brand names in your podcast can overwhelm or confuse


How Proxies and iOS 14.5 Affect Your Podcast

October 05, 2022

In summer 2021, iOS 14.5 introduced a major change to Apple Podcasts with implications many podcasters may still not realize. With that update, your audience on Apple Podcasts is no longer getting you


What Is Podcasting 2.0 and Why Does It Matter?

September 28, 2022

The podcasting industry has grown a lot since its birth in 2004, but the core of what a podcast could be and what it could do hasn't changed much. Now, Podcasting 2.0 revolutionizes the industry with


Celebrate International Podcast Day and Save 20% on My Podcast Reviews!

September 26, 2022

International Podcast Day is this Friday, September 30! This is a day for everyone to celebrate podcasts! It's for podcasters, for audiences, and for us to introduce others to the amazing fun and educ


Returning on September 28!

August 31, 2022

Dust off my corner of your podcast app because The Audacity to Podcast will be back in September with all-new content to help you podcast better! The first return episode will cover Podcasting 2.0 and


Premium Subscriptions and More Coming to Apple Podcasts

April 21, 2021

In Apple's live-streamed presentation on April 20, 2021, they announced several new products and offerings. But in only a couple minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple Podcasts with announcements


7 Ways to Improve Your Podcast and Promotion with Jasper AI

March 28, 2021

Do you want to improve the content on your podcast? Jasper (formerly known as Conversion AI or Jarvis) can help! It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate blog post ideas, h