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Podcasting: What’s Next, If Anything?

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Podcasting has been around for over 15 years and gone through several variations on a theme (or on a RSS feed). Can the medium accommodate any future growth in style that is required to continue to evolve and not remain interminably static? Where is there room for evolution in the medium?

Podcasting has been repeatedly pronounced dead and subsequently reincarnated. Are we (as podcasters) doomed to this vicious circle continuum of being the next great hope for media or a bunch of geeks cloistered around a microphone in a basement studio?

Is it time that we just get past our own nomenclature of identifying as podcasters and admit we’re just audio producers who happen to use RSS feeds to pump out our jams?

Are we simply asking too many open-ended questions and not really coming up with any cogent answers? Find out at this session sponsored by a mattress in a box, bespoke beard apothecary potions, and a meal subscription service that’s way too expensive to justify.

Key Take Aways

  • The trends of early podcasting.
  • The reasons for the constant death knell of podcasting.
  • Where the evolution of podcasting is coming from and going to.
  • If you're a podcaster, are you a self-congratulatory wanker?
  • How to tweak your iTunes feed so you can monetize the tweetclouds.
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