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19th May 2020

The Pod Fade

Welcome to PodOn, the podcast where we share stories from other podcasters and talk with them about the challenges we all face when beginning the podcasting journey. If you are a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends. 

On this PodOn episode, Julian and TJ talk about a feared yet common phenomenon in the podcasting community, the podfade. Every new podcaster makes the mistake of underestimating the immense amounts of work and time that it takes to really take a podcast to the next level. The podfade doesn’t discriminate, no matter if it’s an indie production or part of a corporate project, it doesn’t take much for even the best podcasts to fade away. Learn TJ and Julian’s tips and tricks to own your time back and focus on your creativity to stay ahead of the curve, not behind it.

Jump straight into:

(00:56) - What does podfading stand for? - “The average podcaster, when they get started, lasts about four to seven episodes before they fade away”.

(01:59) - Quick tactics to prevent the podfade - “What I wish I had done was start to plan and then do all my recordings then I can worry about all the post production work”.

(03:36) - How batch recording and hiring editors can help you stay focused - “When I first got started I definitely underestimated the amount of time an energy it would take to produce a podcast”.

(05:22) - The key is your content: do your research and remember your passion! - “If I was spending all my time recording then I wasn't spending time on relationships”.

(06:55) - Why your podcast won’t thrive unless you are consistent and build your rhythm - “Once you start falling behind it’s going to be harder and harder to catch up and eventually that fade is going to happen”.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf. Music by GaryOAKland.

StudioPod also offers an AirBnB Experience, where you can learn how to podcast; to learn more or to book one of our amazing courses, go to https://studiopodsf.com/courses.

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.