Have you listened to This American Life podcast hit “Serial”? Well, since “Serial” debuted in October 2014, the series has experienced some 40 million downloads and launched a new popularity in podcasts. All of a sudden, podcasts are cool!
Our friend Dave Delaney knows a lot about podcasting. He started podcasting back in 2005. Now he’s hosting a weekly podcast about business networking and teaching others how to make podcasts part of their marketing arsenal.
We asked him to tell us a little about podcasting:
“Jamie kindly offered me a little place in her newsletter to talk to you about podcasting. If you haven’t downloaded an Internet radio show yet, you will soon. According to the Washington Post, podcast downloads passed the 1 billion mark last year and monthly podcast listeners reached 75 million per month.Around 20% of Americans listen to podcasts once a month. That may not sound like a lot, but consider traditional radio reaches 240 million people each week. As podcasting increases in popularity, the early adopters will reap the benefits.
I started podcasting back in 2005. I hosted one of the first parenting podcasts with my wife, Heather. We received coverage in an article on podcasting in USA Today and we were featured by iTunes and Yahoo, back when podcasting was in it’s infancy. Now, I host a weekly podcast about business networking called New Business Networking Radio, I’d love for you to give it a listen at nbnradio.com
. Since 58% of Americans own a smartphone and Apple’s iPhone now comes with their native Podcasts app installed, you can bet that podcasting is only going to become more popular this year.
Jeff Brown from the Read to Lead Podcast and I have created a full day workshop to help you learn everything you need to know to launch a successful podcast. Visit StartPodcastingToday.com
to learn the details and use the code DAVE100 to save $100 on the workshop. I hope to see you there.”