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Podwrecked is about exploring the ebb and flow of the podcast industry. Join your hosts Tim Brien (@kdoi_podcasting) and Kyle Bondo (@merchantsofdirt) as they navigate the uncharted dangers of podcast news and guide you through the wasteland of podcast failure to safer harbors. What you learn could save your podcast!

Feb 11, 2019

Ep.10 - Overnight Success and Other Podcasting Myths

Tim and Kyle take a deep dive into new data that exposes the overnight podcasting hit myth and reinforces the truth that podcasting requires hard work.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle experiment recording the podcast from a local coffee shop and discover that people like to ask questions when you put microphones on the table.
  • We dig into the data within Dan Misener's article that supports why the podcasting long game strategy is STILL TRUE!
  • We explore what behaviors are causing so many podflashes, podfades, and podwrecks.

What did we learn?

  • There is no such thing as an overnight podcasting hit.
  • Shows that have big audiences tend to do "these things" and how "these things" are all about common sense.
  • Podcasters that do not stick with podcasting for at least 2-years do not have hit shows.
  • Producing at least 100 episodes is the milestone to becoming a podcaster - you haven't even begun podcasting until you hit episode 100 (for one podcast or multiple).
  • All the things that are hard in podcasting are still hard, but if you overcome them you have a good chance of gaining an audience.

Additional Reading:

Industry Predictions:

Industry Quotes:

  • "An overnight success is ten years in the making."
    ― Tom Clancy, Dead or Alive

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