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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!

Mar 15, 2019

Ep.13 - The Power of a Good Podcast Name

Tim and Kyle ponder the struggle behind naming your podcast by pointing out what works, what doesn't, and why it might not matter.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle talk about the three principles of naming a podcast: Be Original, Allow for Growth, and Don't Be too Abstract.
  • We explore the things that mess every podcaster up when they get to name their show.
  • We talk about how limiting Apple Podcasts search is right now and how that won't last forever.

What did we learn?

  • Pick a name - You can always change it later.
  • But do the work of trying to find a good name because it is the first thing your potential audience sees.
  • Google wasn't Google until it WAS Google - which means don't stress too much over this process.
  • You may get known for your podcast so make sure your name is something you can live with for a while.
  • Do the Bar Test and the Friends and Family Test for every name you experiment with.
  • You can always change your podcasts name later, or better yet, start a new one.

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Industry Quotes:

  • “Who knows a man's name, holds that man's life in his keeping. Thus to Ged, who had lost faith in himself, Vetch had given him that gift that only a friend can give, the proof of unshaken, unshakeable trust.”
    ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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