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Jess fills us in on her vacation, and we learn all about poo haikus. Then, BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow join the show! They reveal the inspiration behind their book, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Ann and Aminatou talk about the nuances of being in an interracial friendship and the importance of finding a middle ground in relationships. Stay tuned as we dive deep into our own friendship and how critical it is to connect with family and create a community.

Send us your feedback, email feedback@shepodcasts.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Reach out to Dr. Ginger Campbell! Have her on your show to talk about her new book Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty. Book her on your next episode: brainscience@gmail.com

PRODUCE YOUR PODCAST IS AMAZING! Hire them to do all the things that you really dislike doing

EPISODE LENGTH 1:27:12

  • 4:47 We’ve never had an interview like this!

  • 5:23 If you want to engage with our guests, they will be inside our Super Squad from now on!

  • 7:20 Elsie asks Jess to fills us in on her vacation 

  • 10:29 The poop story

  • 17:34 Super Squad updates! We’re doing our QAs in our awesome new membership

  • 19:56 Elsie’s new awesome headphones! A pure vanity buy

  • 25:24 Our new sponsor Dr. Ginger Campbell - she’s looking to be a guest on other people’s show to talk about her new book

  • 31:46 Elsie and Jess intro their special guests!

  • 33:15 BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow join the show!

  • 33:46 Why they decided to write a book?

  • 35:09 How Ann and Aminatou are doing 

  • 37:31 The meaning behind “Big” Friendship

  • People can meet later in life and form a “Big” Friendship

  • 44:24 The nuisances of being in an interracial friendship 

  • 48:28 Talking through the vocabulary in their book

  • Sometimes it took a long time to find the vocabulary 

  • She Detects!

  • 51:38 Friend breakups

  • 54:06 The awesomeness of Produce Your Podcast!

  • 55:18 Elsie and Jess discuss even more about Big Friendship

  • 1:07:01 Elsie’s realization that she needs to treat friendship differently

  • 1:17:39 Starting school in 4th grade

  • 1:21:50 How Jess navigated friendships after the loss of Emily

  • 1:25:14 We would love your feedback! Tweet out to Ann and Aminatou!

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She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

→ Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT!

Dr. Ginger Campbell! And her book The Unconscious Origins of Certainty

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Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters

You can ask your questions by emailing feedback@shepodcasts.com. We love audio feedback! Let your voice be heard, record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it over! You can also join the She Podcasts Facebook group!

Direct download: sp282_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Jess is on vacation and Elsie shares a session from the Podfest Global Summit, created in collaboration with WOC Podcasters called Creating Anti-Racist Podcast Spaces featuring Madeline Wright and Tangia Renee. This is just the beginning of the work. We look forward to furthering the conversation!

Send us your feedback, email feedback@shepodcasts.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Big shout out and congratulations to the Podcast Global Summit! If you want more amazing sessions GO HERE and use the code PODFAM100 for $100 off!

PRODUCE YOUR PODCAST IS AMAZING! Hire them to do all the things that you really dislike doing

Thank you also to Swell! We love you! People, sign up for it!

EPISODE LENGTH 1:09:33

This session was recorded at the Podfest Global Summit 2020

  • 2:36 Thank you Swellcast! You are awesome!

  • 3:09 Produce Your Podcasts, go team! We love them

  • We are excited to talk about antiracist podcast spaces

  • 3:43 Jess introduces the session! Because our community asked for this!

  • 6:16 Tangia sets the stage! And shout out to Danielle

  • 7:57 This is a journey; I can’t emphasize that enough

  • 9:32 Discomfort is your friend; it means you are growing and trying 

  • 10:35 Background of how we got to where we are now

  • The privilege to educate yourself about racism

  • 17:54 Where She Podcasts and WOC Podcasters came from

  • 22:01 How She Podcasts expanded into non-binary

  • 25:55 Key terms to know about equity and inclusion work

  • 27:38 Ongoing steps to be anti-racist

  • Y’all it’s not about performative actions

  • 43:00 Tokenism!

  • 45:09 Speaking to an interesectional audience

  • 48:52 Diversifying your guests

  • 53:18 Jess comes back for the questions and answers

LINKS!

She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

→ Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT!

Swell!

Produce Your Podcast!


Help Us Spread The Word!

It would be stellar if you shared She Podcasts with your fellow women podcasters on twitter. Click here to tweet some love!

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Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters

You can ask your questions by emailing feedback@shepodcasts.com. We love audio feedback! Let your voice be heard, record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it over! You can also join the She Podcasts Facebook group!

Direct download: sp281_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This is an INTENTIONAL TRAINWRECK recorded at the historical Podfest Global Summit! Welcome to She Podcasts On Fire… just kidding, don’t name your show “On Fire.” Also, make sure you are close enough to the microphone, and you aren’t looking at your emails. We give loads of podcasting tips and address ALL of the mistakes podcast hosts make, including branding faux pas, technology blunders, and guest management.

Send us your feedback, email feedback@shepodcasts.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

PRODUCE YOUR PODCAST IS AMAZING! Hire them to do all the things that you really dislike doing

Thank you also to Swell! We love you! People, sign up for it!

EPISODE LENGTH 58:49

  • Do not name your show “On Fire”

  • Make sure you are close to the microphone

  • Stop looking at your emails while podcasting 

  • Always have water on your desk

  • Check your internet connection

  • Choose the right microphone  

  • 5:10 We forgot to do introductions 

  • 8:00 The mistakes that podcast hosts (the human beings behind the mic) make

  • Don’t follow a podcasting guru – it sets you up for a disaster (unless of course it’s us BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA) We are not gurus BTW 

  • You shouldn’t be getting into podcasting for the money only, because #hearbreak

  • Starting more than one podcast at a time - just stop it

  • 15:20 Download numbers are down because of COVID, stop obessing!

  • Let go of even noticing your stats and keep doing your content

  • 16:50 Focus on the things that you can control

  • 22:10 Stop getting ahead of yourself

  • Don’t join a podcast network unless you have done the research

  • 25:05 Just because you’re famous it does not guarantee that you will be a famous podcaster!

  • 27:10 BRANDING

  • Never name your show something common like “She Podcasts”

  • Unless everyone knows your face, don’t bother putting your headshot on your cover art 

  • 31:40 TECHNOLOGY 

  • Please don’t ignore error messages. You WILL pay

  • Validate your RSS feed for the love of all things holy

  • Subscribe to your own show, duh!

  • 36:10 GUEST MANAGEMENT

  • Nurture the relationships with your guests

  • Make sure that the show IS an interview show!

  • DO tell peeps if you are going to be doing video! It takes so much more bandwidth!

  • 41:15 MARKETING

  • Promote your latest episode, but also promote your show 

  • 44:30 BEST PRACTICES

  • 48:25 Questions!!!

LINKS!

She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

→ Our editor John from Audio Editing Solutions. He is so good you need to hire him STAT!

Swell!

Produce Your Podcast!


Help Us Spread The Word!

It would be stellar if you shared She Podcasts with your fellow women podcasters on twitter. Click here to tweet some love!

If this episode got you all fired up SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts! ONE CLICK!

Feedback + Promotion for Women Podcasters

You can ask your questions by emailing feedback@shepodcasts.com. We love audio feedback! Let your voice be heard, record your voice via voice memo in your smartphone and send it over! You can also join the She Podcasts Facebook group !

Direct download: sp280_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

The one and only Skye Pillsbury, a confessed podcast junkie, joins the show today! And she shares why she’s leaving Inside Podcasting. We talk about the podcasting/entrepreneurship combination, and why Skye is looking for more freedom, then moving into the news, including loads of Spotify updates, True Crime drama, and Patreon vs. Owen Benjamin.

Have you signed up for the Podfest Global Summit? DO IT NOW.

Send us your feedback, email feedback@shepodcasts.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

PRODUCE YOUR PODCAST IS AMAZING! Hire them to do all the things that you really dislike doing

Thank you also to Swell! We love you! People, sign up for it!

EPISODE LENGTH 54:11

  • Skye Pillsbury is here and she is HIP

  • 2:32 Why Skye is in Wyoming

  • 5:12 The experience of recording Inside Podcasting with Skye, in her closet, in the dark  

  • 7:20 Leaving Inside Podcasting

  • Skye works for a company that asked her to create Inside Podcasting

  • Every day that Skye works for someone else, she isn’t building something for herself

  • Skye will keep everyone posted on her next moves

  • 15:49 Podfest Global Summit!

  • 17:33 NEWS: HTML Formatting in Spotify 

  • HTML formatting is a no-brainer and way overdue for Spotify

  • The Michelle Obama Podcast features shareable quote cards

  • Who is picking these quotes?!

  • 24:08 ALSO: Spotify is claiming that their audience is increasing since the pandemic  

  • Spotify is gearing up for a world with no RSS feeds

  • “No one should trust me because I have no financial background.” -Skye

  • 26:48 Our awesome sponsor Swell! Swellcast is in da house!

  • 29:20 True-Crime Podcasts are not doing enough for #BLM

  • First of all, true-crime podcasters are not set up to be journalists and reporters 

  • Second of all, if you want to be included on a true-crime podcast, you need to start murdering people 

  • 36:55 Owen Benjamin’s content got removed, and he got kicked off of Patreon

  • Listeners of Owen Benjamin are PISSED 

  • Who is in charge of kicking people off of platforms? 

  • 46:23 Ya’ll Produce your podcast is AAAAMAZING!!!

  • 50:10 Dirty Diana – John says it is well done, but it’s audio porn

LINKS!

Direct download: sp279_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

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