She Podcasts
Summary: Tech on a Budget debrief, no more audiograms, iOS 15.5 updates, RODECaster Pro 2 revealed and Podcorn responses!

Elsie shares her Tech on a Budget debrief and what it’s like to live stream on Facebook.

No more Audiograms! Why your audiograms aren’t working. Jess and Elsie have some insight about this one!

iOS 15.5. Updates - Apple Podcasts for Creators - annual subscription plans, more ways to manage storage and Apple Podcasts updates. And now you know 🤷🏻‍♀️

RODECaster Pro II Revealed! Sterling Clear Audio. At least Elsie and John want it.

PODWORK - The Podcast Network Conference (Virtual) - May 21 - Elsie presented on Podcast Networks for Women. Kudos to the organizers for a great conference!

Since Hopin acquired Streamyard, it is now much easier to navigate.

Jess discusses the responses from the proposal she submitted to Podcorn. If you’re a creator and/or an influencer and interested in working together on getting the word out about She Podcasts LIVE 2022, send us an email at info@shepodcasts.com.

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp358_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Apple announces the launch of Podcasts Delegated Delivery later this year and the retirement of the iPod, a Women’s Podcast Festival in the UK, Elsie is interviewed by Pod Chat and will be at PODWORK and much more!

On Monday, May 16, Apple announced: Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery in Partnership with Libsyn slated for launch later this year. This partnership will provide easier submission of new shows (and premium content) to Apple Podcasts from participating podcast hosts. Apple Podcast Delegated Delivery is a new feature that will allow creators to upload, manage, and distribute their premium audio through participating third-party hosting providers. Delegated Delivery reduces operational tasks for podcast subscriptions so that creators can focus on making and marketing their work.

Apple is retiring the iPod Touch. Would podcasting be where it is today without the iPod?

International Women’s Podcast Festival in UK - a one-day event on June 18 that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio.

Elsie Escobar on Leading from the Front for Women and Diversity and Podcasting - Pod Chat

Podcasters Unlimited Presents: PODWORK - The Podcast Network Conference (Virtual) - May 21 - Elsie will be on the panel - Podcast Networks for Women

Learn How to Start a Podcast for Under 100 Bucks Total! - with Elsie Escobar on YouTube

Free Webinar - How to Get Great Tech on a Budget - from She Podcasts on 5/18. Access to webinar recording available until Sunday, May 22.

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp357_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

Leadership thoughts, Afros and Audio’s free legal liability workshops, Ossa’s crowdsourcing, entries open for International Women’s Podcast Awards and how to get your podcast featured on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The Issue - what went down the weekend of Mother’s Day that involved a colleague and The Podcasting Academy’s board of governors. We talk about leadership and what that means to you, to us and to our industries, whether by accident or with clear intent.

Afros and Audio - is offering legal liability workshops for podcasters.

May 23 - Liability in Podcasting: Record Responsibly Part 2 - Understanding Defamation and Libel

June 8 - So You Want to Have a True Crime Podcast - A Primer on Investigative Reporting for Podcasters, Part 1 - Gathering the News Safely and Legally

June 14 - So You Want to Have a True Crime Podcast - A Primer on Investigative Reporting for Podcasters, Part 2 - Gathering Your Content: Access to Courts and Public Places

Ossa Collective announces the launch of its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine, an investment platform for start-ups and growing businesses.

Int’l Women’s Podcasting Awards - Entries open next Monday, May 16th for this year’s International Women’s Podcast Awards!

How to get your podcast featured on Spotify.

How to get featured on Apple Podcasts.

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp356_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Summary The Samson Q9U and MBA38 boom arm, AAPI Heritage Month, Elsie at PODWORK, Facebook is removing podcasts and podcasting in the Metaverse! Tool Tips

New microphone - Samson Q9U - XLR and USB microphone - can plug directly into your computer, good sound, need to talk directly into the mic, $150.

Boom arm - Samson MBA38 - c-clamp, very big, Elsie really likes it, $99.

31 Asian American Podcasts for AAPI Heritage Month

Happy 4th anniversary WOC Podcasters!

Podcasters Unlimited Presents: PODWORK - The Podcast Network Conference (Virtual) - May 21 - Elsie will be on the panel - Podcast Networks for Women

Facebook is removing all podcasts from the platform on June 3rd. It'll stop allowing people to add their podcasts starting this week. Link to story on Twitter here.

Jess loves her Oculus Quest 2 and talked about all the fun and cool things you can do. Will a future She Podcasts episode be recorded in the Metaverse? Stay tuned!

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp355_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

Jess needs a master mount 🤔 The She Podcasts NEW Membership has launched, lots of tool tips from Elsie - EasyPrompter, Samson, and Audio Hijack 4. 

She Podcasts Membership! We’ve re-launched our Membership (membership.shepodcasts.com), there are two levels

  • 1 - access to the full library
  • 2 - access to the full library + the community which includes Q&A’s!

All former Super Squad members receive one month free if they sign up for the All Access level by April 29.

Are you in the throes of starting a podcast? Send us your feedback! feedback@shepodcasts.com

Tool Tips

East Prompter - free, web-based prompter, copy and paste your script, moves on it’s own. You have to pay for storage and bonus features.

Samson - USB-C Microphone: LMU1 - Lavaliere or DEU1 - Headset. You can use with your computer, your smartphone or your tablet! Sounds pretty decent, only $50. Not optimal for podcasting but, hey, you never know if you might need it in a pinch!

Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack: What's New in Version 4! - After years in development, Audio Hijack 4 has arrived.

It adds many of the most requested features to our already powerful audio processor, with something new for just about everyone. Virtual mixer, only for Mac. Capture audio off of your computer. Can Livestream off of it.

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp354_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

Special guest co-host Bethany Hawkins joins us! OUR GREATNESS micro grants, How to Talk to High Achievers, podcast ratings for kids and families, the importance of always adding a content rating to your podcast, and swapping promos! Matriarch Digital Media (founded by Twyla Dang) - OUR GREATNESS is an initiative providing micro grants to independent Women of Color podcasters. To finance our fund, they are partnering with amazing women artists for limited edition product drops.

How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything is a podcast from LWC Studios hosted by Stevon Lewis, a licensed psychotherapist who facilitates discussions about Imposter Syndrome, race, and mental health. ****Only 13 minutes! So doable!

Common Sense Media - Launches podcast ratings for kids and family shows.

Why It’s Important to Add a Content Rating to Your Podcast ********Clean vs. explicit ratings - be very careful when determining your rating. You can get hit with fines and removed from your platform. Some platform guidelines are very vague. Make sure to add your rating to show notes too.

Tool Tips - Promo Swap Time - Tink Media - add your show to this list if you want to swap promos.

Thanks so much to our guest co-host Bethany Hawkins - you can reach Bethany at crackersinsoup.com.

We are collaborating with Marco Arment from Overcast . He has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp353_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

E&J miss their sleep! The Jess recap of Podcast Movement Evolutions, Meghan Markle is ready to podcast! BIG thank you to all the folks that featured the #ClaimPodParity lists! And it keeps on going! Thanks to Marco from Overcast for featuring an ongoing She Podcasts list in the app ⭐️ Oh the trouble with properly reporting anything & virtual podcasting events bringing in six figures? Meghan Markle will host a podcast Archetypes, on Spotify, which unpacks the origins of the labels and stereotypes that hold women back. What is happening with news reporting? E+J think you can never get the full story or an unbiased version of what happened. Local news is incredibly understaffed and don’t have time to fact-check, or do their due diligence.

Virtual Podcasting events are bringing in six figures.

Thanks to Castro, Podchaser and Overcast for featuring these two collections - Women Podcasting Pros and Women Podcasting Leaders - in support of #claimpodparity. And extra special thanks to Marco Arment from Overcast for highlighting the ongoing She Podcasts List.

Speaking of Marco, he has committed to continuing to feature podcasts led by people of marginalized genders. And we are thrilled. All women and non-binary folks please fill out this SUPER EASY FORM! DO IT NOW.

WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz

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: sp352_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Episode Length 50:36

The She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022 is getting rave reviews! 🎉 Jess and Elsie discuss all the BTS and the plight of how to be a better producer.

You can watch the replay of The She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022 on Youtube.

Thanks to Castro and Overcast for featuring the collections - Women Podcasting Pros and Women Podcasting Leaders - in support of #claimpodparity!

NEW WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Links!

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

My Podcast Biz


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: sp351_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Jess and Elsie have been 🤯 with the recent projects they’ve been working on: the relaunch of the She Podcasts Membership and the #ClaimPodParity campaign and The She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022!

You can watch the replay of The She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022 on Youtube.

🔥 NEW WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

LINKS!

She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

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: sp350_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

A special where we revisit the origins of the She Podcasts State of Podcasting. The very first event of this kind was held during the Podfest Global Summit in March 2021 where we had had a Mini-con. We thought it fitting to share this with you as it was an inspiring event that speaks to the #ClaimPodParity movement and is a great lead into the upcoming She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022!

Sign up for The She Podcasts State of Podcasting 2022!

Here is the #ClaimPodParity Campaign

🔥 NEW WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

LINKS!

She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

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: sp349_final_v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

March is Women’s History Month! Sharing all about Twila Dang, and her awesome twitter spaces, the Women’s Podcast Festival, what’s coming over at Podcast Movement Evolution and so much video discussion! Including the Sony ZV-E10, Restream, Streamyard and Elsie’s lastest favorite Ecamm Live

Have you opened up a Link Tree account yet? One link to your bio and so much more! You are missing out if you have not! Head over here and use the code SHEPODCASTS for three months free. Thank you so much for sponsoring the show 🙏🏽

🔥 ANOTHER WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! – Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

Chit Chat Time

Jess acknowledged the war in Ukraine and that she has family there. Jess and Elsie then reminisced about the tough times they experienced over the years and how sometimes they couldn’t record because of what was going on in the world or in their lives.

[11:34] SPONSOR: LINK TREE!

Go get your 3 months free for Link Tree! Click here and use the code SHEPODCASTS

Discussion

[14:49] March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day!

[15:15] Women Supported Resources

The Women’s Podcast Festival (UK) - June 18

Twila Dang - Women in Podcasting - Twitter Spaces (monthly)

Podcast Movement Evolutions March 23 - 26, One of the keynote speakers is Will Farrell and iHeart Radio’s party will be DJ’d by Paris Hilton. Podcast Hall of Fame Awards will be presented.

[28:25] Tool Tips

  • Jess has a new set-up - a Sony ZVE-10 camera (very had to find due to chip shortage) on a tripod and a new monitor. Thanks Elsie for the research!

  • Elsie has hit a wall watching Zoom videos and wants to create more engaging content. She’s been using Ecamm Live - the possibilities are endless! Makes repurposing content easier. Watch the webinar with Bethany Hawkins to see Ecamm Live in action!.

  • What’s going on with Streamyard - since October, they have been offering free gifs and overlays - confetti, timers, backgrounds. And they have a FABULOUS FB group!

  • As an alternative to Streamyard, Ecamm users prefer Restream. Restream was founded by Ukrainians and one third of their workforce is still in Ukraine. They’ve compiled a list of local and global organizations working on the ground to assist the victims.

All the Links

The Women’s Podcast Festival

Twila Dang

Podcast Movement Evolutions

Sony ZVE-10

Ecamm Live

Webinar with Bethany Hawkins

Restream

Restream Donate

She Podcasts thanks our Sponsors!

→ Get your own Link Tree! Use code SHEPODCASTS for three free months!

My Podcast Biz!

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


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: sp348_v2_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EDT

A rant from Jess, the latest research about the Super Listeners Report 2021 and insight from Elsie on Shure headphones!

Here's the scoop! Episode Length: 53:34

Jess was on a rant because someone called Isaac fat 😒. The discussion evolved into making healthy decisions; whether it’s changing your diet or becoming more active. One of our listeners suggested the podcast Maintenance Phase - “Debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams and nonsensical nutrition advice”.

Super Listeners of 2021

A study from Edison Research and Ad Results Media shows that Super Listeners - those who listen to 5 or more hours of podcasts weekly are:

  • A crazy amount are white!
  • They are incredibly committed to listening, most of them listen to 12+ hours a week!
  • Most pay for other subscriptions (duh)
  • Most feel that podcast advertising is the key way to reach them
  • How Super Listeners FIND new podcasts? By searching on YouTube
  • 49% believe that the hosts ACTUALLY USE the products that they are advertising
  • 51% pay more attention to ads on podcasts!
  • 53% look at companies in a more positive way when they advertise on podcasts
  • Personalized discussions FTW!

Click here for more.

Elsie’s Tool Tips

Elsie reviewed two pairs of Shure headphones:

Shure Aonic 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Beautiful build, sturdy, feel high quality, paired seamlessly with iPad and iPhone, battery life is super!, noise cancelling was just ok

Shure SRH 440A Professional Studio Headphones

Very comfortable, light, solid build, long, detachable cord

Shoutout to our Sponsors

Get your own Link Tree! Use code SHEPODCASTS for three months free! [21:40]

Become a podcast product manager! Check out My Podcast Biz.

Direct download: sp347_fina.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Episode Length: 41:15

Jess and Elsie start off by responding to all kinds of feedback! Then on to, podcaster 💸  opportunities, some in the UK, some in Australia and some right here at home. And of course, a couple of quickie tool tips from Elsie!

JRE is NOT a Journalist

We were called out for calling JRE a journalist. He is not a journalist - Jess meant he’s part of the media. He’s a comedian who has a podcast. Period.

Podcaster Opportunities

[20:11] Danielle Desir will be sharing grants and paid opportunities on Substack to help podcasters take the next step in their business.

Click here for the link.

[16:30] gal-dem is teaming up with Acast to help promote the new Acast Amplifier program, offering financial grants of £2,500 and expertise in the industry to budding podcasters in the UK. If you have an idea for a podcast but need help getting it off the ground, Acast Amplifier is for you.

Click here for the link.

[19:30] Got a unique Australian story to tell? The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is back for a third year in a row, giving mid-career storytellers the opportunity to further their careers in audio. The fellowship is teaming up with Audiocraft once again to offer $15,000 in prize money for the winning applicant. The winner will also be offered a year-long professional development program, mentorship and networking opportunities, professional introductions and other various aspects of support relevant to their targeted niche.

Click here for the link.

Very Important Audio Feedback

[10:44] Patrick Keller would like Jess and Elsie to take on the #CelineDionChallenge on Tik Tok. Elsie said maybe, Jess said absolutely not. LOL.

Elsie’s Tool Tip

[37:40] Safari and Chrome have Tab Groups. Reduce the number of tabs you have open. With a simple right click, you can group your tabs together and label them with a custom name and color.

Shoutout to our Sponsors 

[21:59] Get your own Link Tree! Use code SHEPODCASTS

Become a podcast product manager! My Podcast Biz

Are you interested in learning more about the BUSINESS side of podcasting? Flint Stone Media is hiring - click here to see the job description!

Direct download: sp346_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

All about getting used to seeing ourselves as we are with fancy cameras and gear, and Elsie shares all of her new video stuff! Feedback about Spotify, the independent creators manifesto, shout-outs, and so much gushing about the awesome Expand Your Reach virtual summit!

Have you opened up a Link Tree account yet? One link to your bio and so much more! You are missing out if you have not! Head over here!. Use the code SHEPODCASTS, and thank you so much for your sponsoring the show 🙏🏽

🔥 NEW WAY TO CONNECT! Elsie (and occasionally Jess) will be texting you directly! - Sign up here! 302–240–3425, text yes or my.community.com/shepodcasts

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

EPISODE LENGTH 49:14

Chit chat time! Elsie’s birthday redux

5:10 Elsie shares how she treated herself for her birthday! She breaks down what it takes to get used to looking at her actual face when using a fancy camera, up-leveling her entire tech set-up, including lights, and software!

If you want to see what she’s talking about here is the She Podcasts live stream!

Stacey Simms feedback on Podcast 2.0 and Spotify

11:14 It seems that Stacey, a long time podcaster has no idea what Podcast 2.0 is and she agrees with Elsie’s thoughts on Spotify.

That brings us to rehash the whole situation that went down in the last episode.

We had Stevie, who was in the chat bring up the problematic history of Spotify and musicians.

Elsie asks

When do you get big enough to be responsible for what you’re saying?

The independent creator manifesto

When does getting cash from a larger corporation create problems for independent creators?

Creators will start to gain more and more power. This is just the beginning.

26:19 We love our sponsor Link Tree!

Shout-outs!

⭐️ FOLLOW BERRY AT PODCASTS IN COLOR!

⭐️ CONGRATS TO THE BLACK PODCASTERS ASSOCIATION AND AFROS AND AUDIO! (become a member or invest in them!)

Our tool tip - Rephonic. Not what we thought it was

It seems to happen a lot, Elsie or Jess ads something thinking it’s one thing but then it ends up being something else.

They, live and on the air, find out things that confused them.

Elsie attended the best virtual event EVAH!

Elsie was enamored with Luria Petrucci’s virtual event called Expand Your Reach Summit!

There are not very many events that make Elsie jelly and this one event made her want to strive to be more and create the best membership experience for She Podcasts!

So.

Much.

Love.

John shares how he disappears while She Podcasts is being recorded

46:21 This one is for you Stevie!

In the Streamyard broadcast dashboard

  • Go into Settings
  • General
  • Uncheck “Audio avatar”

When you shut your camera off, it also removes your “avatar” from the screen.

LINKS!

Elsie’s new video gear (aff 🔗)

She Podcasts thank-you to our Sponsors!

Get your own Link Tree! Use code SHEPODCASTS

→ Become a podcast product manager! My Podcast Biz (aff)

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


Help Us Spread The Word!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Elsie didn’t wanna, but the She Podcasts community asked (more than once!) Here’s a different side of the Spotify, Joe Rogan thing focusing on how it impacts YOU, your listeners, sprinkled with a side of free speech. Shownotes in this case are Elsie’s notes and links (Episode recorded 1pm ET 1/31) And no, you have not heard this side of the convo, as it’s about you.

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EPISODE LENGTH 52:22

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  • Q about Riverside.FM vs Streamyard
  • Quickie free speech lesson

Elsie’s JRE/Neil Young redux (if we must)

⭐️ I’m not a fan of JRE, and never have been. I personally would love to not speak his name on this podcast at all. There are plenty of others that can do that. I also DON’T LISTEN TO HIS PODCAST. I listened one time and I found that I very much enjoyed it. —— also at the time of this recording JRE did respond and I think he did very well.

⭐️ I’m not a Spotify subscriber —- I only listen to Call Her Daddy

Let’s talk about it from the independent podcaster + the listener perspective with a heavy bias to Android users, outside of the U.S. and new podcast listeners.

  • There are many folks that have their largest audiences from Spotify.
  • There are also many people that do not listen to podcasts outside of Spotify - especially those that are outside of the U.S.
  • As we know (and it’s been covered SOOOOOOO MUCH) Spotify has gained a lot of ground in podcast listenership. It’s not about cutting into Apple Podcasts piece of the pie - Spotify has made the pie BIGGER.
  • The pressure that these podcasters feel is real —- what should the “everyday podcaster” do? Particularly for shows that are serving often excluded communities?
  • For many podcasters, they’ve been able to get into podcasting by starting with Anchor (however I might feel about it) and it’s given opportunities to people get into podcasting without having to right out of the gate pay for hosting —- Anchor is owned by Spotify. Should they move hosting platforms?
Not everyone can afford to quit Spotify

I have questions…

  1. How many of their 172 million subscribers will delete their accounts?
  2. How many of their 381 million monthly listeners will stop listening?
  3. What is a breaking point for Spotify?
20k podcast episodes have already been removed from Spotify during the pandemic that mention COVID–19
  • They were and continue to be very aggressive when it came to any COVID content on the platform (please reach out to the more prominent podcast platform SUPPORT TEAMS so that they can give you the scoop.)
  • I believe we had a past episode

When you become a media company, you are held responsible for the content on your platform

  • You are distributing
  • You are creating
  • You are promoting

There was a quote from the Washington Journal on the topic

“It’s a tech company looking to maximize profits”

Why does this matter to YOU?

PODCASTING IS A RESPONSIBILITY. What you say in your show - you are responsible for.

What I’m most concerned about is about podcasting.

Whatever happens with JRE and Spotify, it will set a precedent in podcasting - and it could fundamentally change the medium in ways that we were not prepared for - and possibly not for the better.

I’m especially concerned about WHO and HOW will content monitoring happen? HOW WILL THEY KNOW THE CONTEXT OF THE CONTENT?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

We had shownotes but went on a one topic full episode tangent; it’s all about knowing yourself, and it’s exactly WHY She Podcasts is different that all of the other podcasts about podcasting. Do you still have epiphanies about who you are? Do you oppose or resist those that tell you about yourself? I’ts all about introspection, being human and discovery of the self, the end

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EPISODE LENGTH 46:06

Chit chat time! And this time, it’s all about chit chat

  • Are you done having epiphanies about yourself or do you know everything that you need to know?
  • Now we know that we’ve always been who we are, and yet we continue to see and know who we are.
  • We believe there is only so much people can tell you who you are until you are ready to accept it - and realize it for yourself.
  • OMG Elsie is open to letting go of making shownotes!
  • OMG Jess is looking to let go of the design!

Discussion

18:26 Jess shares all kinds of insight into money blocks and both Elsie and Jess’s brain 🤯

Do you resonate with any of the money blocks that are discussed on the show?

Elsie asks

Can we have realizations faster, please?

And how privilege plays into the getting to know yourself stuff.

Can personality tests help you get you to know yourself?

And then we go down the Strength Finders rabbit hole.

Let us know what you think!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

Jess had a birthday, Elsie will be having a birthday OH do they share the do’s and don’t of birthday celebrations, Oprah is accepting podcast pitches, time do declutter all the digital stuff (but how do we do it?) Advertising promo codes are still great! Rate this podcast and interesting Instagram algorithm insight.

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Chit chat time!

  • Jess had her birthday and she’s soooo over COVID - please note, let her eat all her cake
  • Elsie does not like her children to say “it’s because you’re old” 😑
  • We need to re-invent our Birthdays celebrations virtually

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Podcasting News

15:51 OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is accepting new podcast pitches - the podcast  must be Black hosted, diversely hosted or hosted by an ally of the Black community in the genres of comedy, music, health and fitness or true crime and must have representation by a lawyer or agent. (Click link below for more details)

Discussion

19:23 What are we doing new this year? Jess is going to stop looking for Project Management systems and make an effort to be on video more and look nice (we think she always looks nice).

Elsie wants to declutter, to be able to find things better. She also wants to digitally declutter.

Feedback ask! What are the best ways to search or recall information that you already have in your computer?

Elsie wisdom

Learn to use the tools that you have

24:55 Advertisecast Blog - Don’t Say Goodbye to Podcast Promo Codes Yet - as large brands enter the podcast advertising space, is this something for the smaller advertisers to worry about? Is this being overblown?

Tool Tips

43:30 “Rate this Podcast” - ($9/month) - create a one tap link and Rate this Podcast keeps track of all your reviews from the following: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Castbox, Podcast Addict and Audible. Other than “social proof”, are reviews that important?

52:38 Chatting about the Instagram algorithm

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

2022 IS HERE! Elsie and Jess share their holidays debrief! And birthday gifts galore (you won’t believe what gift Jess bought for herself). Harry and Megan possibly not getting the 💰 from Spotify? Sharing the first podcast listened to in 2022, upleveling work stations, fancy podcasting fonts and Elsie is doing a TikTok Webinar! Sign up!

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EPISODE LENGTH 52:17

  • How Jess and Elsie spent holidays, spoiler alert COVID wins the day!
  • Jess got herself a birthday gift, wait for it! Oculus Quest 2 and it is SO MUCH FUN!
  • Before you jump all into virtual reality, follow the health and safety warnings, you WILL feel dizzy
  • Please tell Jess not to buy Elsie an Oculus Quest 2 for her 50th birthday!
  • “Asheville has taken the joy out of anything that is remotely hippie because there is SO MUCH of it here!” - Elsie
  • Elsie is developing a new fashion vibe - rugged sleek
  • Did you know Descript has a feature called Overdub where you clone your voice? Jess will share it soon
  • 21:20 LinkTree our sponsor and influencer’s BEST friend
  • 22:40 Harry and Megan Markle made a deal with Spotify for $25m, so far only one episode was released in December 2020 - is this just a PR move?
  • Even if you’re a superstar, you need to do some serious promotion for your podcast, one tweet won’t get you an audience
  • 35:18 Weird and Wild Show of the Week
  • The first podcast Elsie listened to in 2022 was Hacking your ADHD!
  • 39:01 Elsie’s Tool Tip - Elgato, this will make your desk SLEEK, say goodbye to messy office space
  • 43:07 Have you heard of the podcast font? Jess isn’t too crazy about it
  • 48:29 Elsie is doing a TikTok Webinar! You should sign up!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

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