Aug 14, 2020
Ep.41 - Deep in the Heart of Podfest
Kyle and Tim record live from the biggest virtual podcasting
conference in the world - Podfest Global Summit
2020 - and tell you what we've learned so far.
Episode at a Glance
- Kyle and Tim come to you LIVE from Podfest Global Summit
- Only hours after we recorded this episode, Chris Krimitsos
announced that they had broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record
for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting Conference in One
Week (5,000+)! How's that for timing?!
- Tim and Kyle get into the experience we've had over the past
What did we learn?
- Tim shares how virtual events involve timezones and you can now
meet people from other countries.
- Kyle talks about how he likes the virtual better... and that he
needs a hug.
- Tim explores how different people are online and attending from
- We get into how virtual connection makes people more vulnerable
or feel safe because they can come and go at will.
- Kyle gets into how to sift through the massive amount of
content or trying to pick between information tracks.
- Tim and Kyle explain the "un-conference" conference and how
virtual applications can actually recreate the hallway-track
- Tim talks about mini-cons and how Podfest has become more than
just a single-topic conference.
- Tim teases out that Libsyn.com will be releasing a new
interface called Libsyn 5 and their upcoming Beta Test.
- Tim is looking forward Libsyn swag that may include a chocolate
microphone one day.
- Kyle asks you to go to the Schoolofpodcasting.com and ask Dave
Jackson to be your coach as part of our help "Dave's Moving
Expenses" non-campaign drive.
- We know that our show will come out right as Podfest Global
Summit is ending but you can still get a ticket to watch all the
videos AND be a part of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title until
August 16th, 2020.
- Kyle gives listener Cliff a very person "Call To Action" based
on lessons learned from Podfest Global Conference.
- Tim and Kyle share how podcasting is a common ground that makes
very different people friends.
- Kyle has a "Yoda-Kyle" moment and Tim thinks it needs to be a
new segment to the show.
- Tim makes not one, not two, but THREE predictions after
attending this conference for a week (see below).
- Because of all the predictions, Tim is now Tim "POD-stradamus"
Join us at Podfest Global Summit
Simply stated, Podfest Global Summit is an extension
of Podfest Multimedia Expo, one of the longest-running and
tightest-knit communities of podcasters in the world! Podfest Expo
is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about
sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful
mediums of audio and video. We’re proud to unite as many people as
possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together. On top
of the quality content and camaraderie, PODFEST has become famous
for over the years, we are also attempting the GUINNESS
WORLD RECORDS title for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting
Behind the Scenes
- After we recorded this episode, we lost Tim's side of the
- This is where Kyle learned that Squadcast.fm can recover web
recordings using their "backup" feature.
- They are not pretty and the audio is completely out-of-sync...
but it is better than having to re-record everything.
- Working with un-synced audio is very painful, but so is losing
it all. So remember this: Two is one and one is none. Always have a
- Now you know!
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Captains of Delphi Predictions
- #1 - Tim predicts that Podfest Global Summit will break the
record. He made this prediction a full 36-hours before they actual
DID break the record!
- #2 - Tim predicts that MORE conferences will embrace the
virtual experience that MORE conferences will start to include a
virtual connection to their LIVE events (hybrid conferences).
- #3 - Tim "POD-stradamus" Brien predicts that everyone's podcast
consumption patterns have changed and believes that a new pattern
to consumption will emerge. This will require podcasters to rethink
how their listener actually listens to your podcast.
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