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On February 21st and 22nd 2021, podcast host Buzzsprout was hit - and hit hard - by a DDoS attack. For those who haven't stumbled over...

Legal Eagle

Be honest. If you're a podcaster, have you ever considered the legal side to your production? Libel? Copyright? Music? It's totally...

Join The Club

OK. I'll bite. Clubhouse. The much-talked about new app, allowing users to jump on, 'broadcast' live audio from their phone (only Apple...

Let Me Introduce You

This is a personal "take" and I'm not pretending that I'm either right or have the answers - but it's something worth considering, that I...

Close To The Edit

I was reminiscing today about being the audio visual monitor at middle school, a good 35 years ago, where I was required to deliver...

All podlicity is good podlicity

Earlier today, I put out a social media post asking whether anyone had any questions they wanted covered in Verbu's podcast/blog. And...

The Importance Of Reviews

As you may know, Verbu is currently running a '6 C's Of Podcasting Challenge' on Facebook... one of those C's is 'commercial'. Of course,...

Little Fish, Big Pond

To anyone that will listen to me, I encourage them to optimise their podcasts for Apple and Spotify. Why? Because Apple has by far the...

You Can't Hurry Love

So many people I work with expect immediate results from their podcast - and quite often have relatively unreasonable expectations of how...

If you want something doing...

Despite incredible AI advances and predictions for the future, when it comes to creativity and artistic flair, us humans are still pretty...

Plugging away

For most people who have worked with me in recent times, you will know I am a martyr for simplicity. Clean cut processes and approaches...

Are you talking to me?

As the famous Taxi Driver film line goes... "are you talkin' to me?". You'll have to bear with me as I haven't actually watched the...

The 'Art' Of The Podcast

What gets you top of the rankings with your podcast? Content? Most certainly. A great marketing campaign? Essential. But what else? Your...

A Rose By Any Other Name

It's not often that this blog is inspired by the advice of my 8 year old son. But this one breaks that mould. My 8 year old is obsessed...

Famous Last Words

In the last blog, I discussed how podcasts skilled the radio star and whilst I could see the way the wind was blowing, I wasn't...

Podcasts Skilled The Radio Star

(with apologies to Buggles) There is a very clever man called James Cridland who curates the 'PodNews' website and newsletter who has...

Plan Your Work - And Work Your Plan

Listen to your favourite podcast. How many episodes are there? How long have they been going? Odds are that the answer to the first...

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