85 episodes

My name is Aaron Dowd, and I help creative professionals make great podcasts. I started this podcast in 2015 to answer questions about podcasting and share everything I've learned about making podcasts. I also interview other podcasters and creative professionals to bring you their insights, stories, and tips & tricks. If you're interested in learning about podcasting, this show is for you! Have a question about podcasting or want to hire me to help with your show? Email me: aaron@thepodcastdude.com.

The Podcast Dude Aaron Dowd

    • Design
    • 4.9, 110 Ratings

My name is Aaron Dowd, and I help creative professionals make great podcasts. I started this podcast in 2015 to answer questions about podcasting and share everything I've learned about making podcasts. I also interview other podcasters and creative professionals to bring you their insights, stories, and tips & tricks. If you're interested in learning about podcasting, this show is for you! Have a question about podcasting or want to hire me to help with your show? Email me: aaron@thepodcastdude.com.

    Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | Grow Your Audience By Knowing Who You're Creating For

    Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | Grow Your Audience By Knowing Who You're Creating For

    Juleyka Lantigua-Williams shares her strategy for audience growth and how it's helped her shows get on the path to reach 1 million downloads by the end of the year.

    Here's what I learned in this episode: audience growth isn't something that magically happens once you start publishing episodes. If you want to grow your audience and get more listeners and fans, there's three important questions to ask yourself. These questions are important regardless of how long you've been podcasting.

    The three questions are:

    1. Who is the ideal listener for my show?
    2. What needs do they have that I'm trying to address and fulfill with my show?
    3. Where is my ideal listener spending their time and attention, and what's my plan for getting their attention?

    • 25 min
    Sean McCabe Returns to Talk About His Podcasting Process, Growing an Audience, Making Money with a Podcast, and More

    Sean McCabe Returns to Talk About His Podcasting Process, Growing an Audience, Making Money with a Podcast, and More

    In this episode, Sean and I discuss his new mobile recording setup, the challenges of the paid membership model for podcasts, Spotify's recent moves in podcasting (Joe Rogan, etc), how to grow an audience for a podcast, the best ways to make money with a podcast, what most podcasters get wrong about podcast promotion on social media and what they should do instead, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    How (and When) to Find Sponsors for Your Podcast: Talking Sponsors, Podcorn, and More with Mathew Passy on Podcast Me Anything

    How (and When) to Find Sponsors for Your Podcast: Talking Sponsors, Podcorn, and More with Mathew Passy on Podcast Me Anything

    In this episode, we discuss: When is the right time to start looking for sponsors for a podcast? How does having a niche audience help you with finding sponsors?

    3 things you should include in a proposal to a sponsor. Why getting brands excited about sponsoring podcasts needs to be a community effort. Questions to ask yourself before you start looking for sponsors. What Podcorn is, how it works, and more.

    This episode was recorded and published by Mathew Passy for the Podcast Me Anything show. Shared with his permission.

    • 35 min
    Steph Colbourn | Professional Podcast Production Q&A

    Steph Colbourn | Professional Podcast Production Q&A

    My guest today is Steph Colbourn, founder of Edit Audio, a podcast consultation and production company whose clients include Harpers Baazar, Stack Overflow, Element AI, Cosmopolitan, If These Ovaries Could Talk, Glossier, Postlight, Tinder, and more.

    In this episode, we discuss how she got into podcast editing and production, how she connects with clients, her process for working with them and helping them be successful, what she's learned about launching and marketing shows, how she manages money and scheduling, why she's optimistic about the future of podcasting, and much more.

    • 47 min
    Is There Money In Podcasting? Seth Godin Talks Monetization And More In "Meta"

    Is There Money In Podcasting? Seth Godin Talks Monetization And More In "Meta"

    Seth Godin recently released a podcast episode about podcasts on his show, Akimbo. In his episode, he talks about the unexpected growth of podcasting as a form of media, why it's currently difficult to monetize a podcast, why podcasting will continue to grow, and more.

    • 1 min
    Show Trailer: A Podcast About Podcasting, for Podcasters

    Show Trailer: A Podcast About Podcasting, for Podcasters

    Hi there! My name is Aaron Dowd. This show is for anyone who wants to make a great podcast. If you're interested in learning how to start a podcast, grow an audience, or improve at all the various skills that are a part of being a podcaster, this show is for you.

    In this trailer episode, I'm going to share my back-story and talk about why I decided to start this podcast, who this show is for, and what topics I’ll be covering in future episodes.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

dsimk2002 ,

5 years later

Hey I just listened to the first episode. Thanks for following your own advice. I just found this podcast 5 years after you started. In the first episode you said to do the podcast for 2 years and not expect anything from it. Well here I am I know I will get a benefit out of this. Thank you for sticking with it

Red84604 ,

If your goal was not to lose me due to poor audio quality, you succeeded

I can appreciate that the podcast dude is a musician. So am I. But his obsession with audio quality made me look for another podcast to reach me how to podcast. Even if I came to this podcast exclusively for advice about audio, it wouldn’t be useful for that because, from the very beginning, his advice assumes that the listener already knows a whole lot about the subject (more than I know and I actually was a professional musician for a while). I couldn’t follow it. And he went on for episode after episode.

I want to produce a podcast with great audio. But even after listening to several episodes I am still not sure how to do that because his advice was so technical. And his snobbery on the topic was off-putting. Sorry.

TNN6 ,

Amazing

The early episodes of this podcast helped us so much in making our show. I learned more in two of his podcasts than I did reading multiple podcasting articles. Highly recommend.

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