Our writers spend a lot of time trying to learn everything they can about podcasting. They work, breath, and talk podcasting along with writing about it. We are not too proud to admit that there are a lot of online experts and resources that we have turned to when it comes to learning new things and making sure the methods we write about are as valuable and accurate as possible. Today, we would like to pay tribute to some of the quality podcasting blogs and websites that we have found and read and turned to when we needed a different perspective.
Cliff J. Ravenscraft is the podcast answer man, and he knows a thing or two about podcasting. He and his wife started podcasting about their favorite TV show “Lost” in 2005. Now podcasting has become his full-time career. He is a consultant, coach, and podcast producer. He has produced more than 2800 episodes on more than 20 different shows. He also has an amazing podcasting blog and podcast, and he generously shares what he has learned along the way.
His podcast and blog are free and are packed with all kinds of great information. He also sells equipment bundles, guides, and tutorials. He not only provides a lot of the technical nuts and bolts information, but he also talks about inspiration and methods too. He really is the podcast answer man, and his blog is one of the best podcasting blogs.
One of the best sources of unbiased, actionable, and often really in-depth content on podcasting is from Colin Gray at The Podcast Host.
For years now Colin has been writing, and of course podcasting, about how to create better, more engaging content, and to do it easier and quicker. This is often the source of many podcasters trouble…how to create great content for their audiences, without breaking the bank or spending endless hours each week.
The Podcast Host also has a fantastic membership academy that gives even more really in depth content about building, launching, and growing your podcast.
The team at The Podcast Host have also create a Podcast Maker tool called Alitu. It’s designed to make it really easy to edit, produce and publish your show, saving you hours every month on post production. You just give it your raw audio, and then it’ll polish it up, help you edit, and publish a finished file to your host, including Castos!
Pro podcast producer Ray Ortega runs The Podcasters’ Studio and the Podcasters’ Roundtable which are both podcasts about podcasting. Ray got his start in podcasting in 2007 with the Produce Picker Podcast. Yes, this is a podcast about choosing the best produce. The Podcasters’ Studio has articles and tutorials on recording, editing, publishing, and promoting podcasts. Ray also hosts Podcast Quick Tips where we can learn podcasting one small bite at a time. There is also a lot of information about video, and the blog is filled with tutorials and equipment reviews. If you want to learn about the latest podcast news and get a fresh perspective on the medium, the Podcasters’ Roundtable show is filled with new ideas and information.
Fizzle is actually a website, blog, and podcast about business and entrepreneurship, but they get a mention because of their awesome microphone shootout. They also have a weekly podcast that is super funny and informative. They also throw in a bit of inspiration and motivation. We all need that. Fizzle is Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Steph Crowder. They always sound like they are having a blast, and the show is funny. The lines between business, entrepreneurship, blogging, and podcasting also intersect, This show and site is a good fit and podcasters need motivation like everyone else.
Nieman Lab and Hot Pod
If you like news about media, the Internet, and podcasting, Nieman Lab has a lot of fresh news and information about all three. They also publish a special edition of the Hot Pod Newsletter, which is a newsletter about podcasting. Microphone showdowns and how-to articles are always helpful and necessary, but it is also nice to know trends and future outlooks. Technology, media, and radio are all converging in podcasting and it is nice to keep current with the latest developments.
This website is a Podcast Motor personal favorite. Daniel J. Lewis is an award winning podcaster, and he creates amazing tools and resources for learning about podcasting. As a writer about podcasting, I have referred to Daniel’s articles many times.
In 2012 the podcast was awarded #1 technology podcast by People’s Choice. There are articles on getting started podcasting, equipment, software, techniques, promotion, and everything in between. I especially admire how Daniel knows his craft and breaks down complicated information into easily digested formats.
This article on ID3 tags is a perfect example.
If you’re looking for a few more podcasts to listen to then Discoverpods is definitely worth checking out. Their blog is also excellent and has great articles on podcast hosting and in-depth podcasting microphone reviews that will help whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned veteran.
One of the things I like about their podcast is that they go to conferences and events like Podfest, and the blog is a good place to keep track of current podcasting events. Podcasting is a growing, but established medium and there are quite a few opportunities to attend events and network with other podcasters.
This list really just scratches the surface of the podcasting blogs and websites that are out there, but these are a few that our writers have used when researching relevant information. They are also great resources for keeping our fingers on the pulse of podcasting. If you know of any great podcasting resources, let us know in the comments. We are always looking to expand our knowledge and to network with other people in the podcast industry.