All posts by geeknews

About geeknews

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

James Cridland – PodNews.net #210



Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee welcome James Cridland from PodNews.net to the show this week to talk podcasting and what is happening in the international scenes. Lots of ground covered here and some very good thought points on growing the industry and questions that we should be asking. He hammers home some of the same topics we have been raising on this show for a very long time. Plus reminds us of the common enemy we had at the beginning of the podcasting space. The question is who is that common enemy now.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting!


Time Machine #209



Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane take a trip back in the Time Machine and do some compare and contrast in regards to what is happening in the podcasting space today. I think you will find this conversation stimulating as we challenge all of you that are listening to this show in helping us educate new podcasters coming into the podcasting space.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting!


How to get Banned! #208



Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane talk today about some things happening in the podcasting space that will cause your show irreparable harm. Everything from getting black listed with your hosting provider to getting kicked off Apple Podcasts. We also talk about shows with more than one host and making sure you do the things you need to do to protect your IP.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting


Big Money is Here #207



Todd Cochrane and Co-Host Rob Greenlee discuss the acquisition of PocketCast to include the implementation of RAD in the app. We also cover the 40 million dollar startup that is going to have a premium platform along with a variety of topics to include discussing some not so fun topics about activities in the space that are not entirely healthy. One thing that is obvious lots of money flowing into the space which will be interesting to watch over the next six months.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting


Google Podcast Revelations #206



Google has announced part of their podcast strategy and we think finally podcasters are going to have to start paying attention to more of what we have been sharing when it comes to there web strategy. This is really big and when Google says they want to double the podcasting audience in the next two years podcasters need to sit up and pay attention.

We also review some services terms of services and want creators to start waking up and seeing what they are agreeing to. Plus an ongoing player in the space that is poaching in a way that shows desperation. Looking forward to your email feedback.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting

Google 1
Google 2
Google 3
Google 4
Google 5


NAB Show Wrap Up #205



Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee spend some time on today’s show recapping the NAB Show and our experience not only with the folks we talked to but the sessions we participated in. We also do an update on the latest from Spotify in regards to podcasting and what it means for shows waiting to get on the platform. Lots of nuggets in this show folks

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting


Audioburst Explained #204



Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane welcomed Dan Sacher on from Audioburst to get the down low on the platform, their goals and what their service brings to the table for podcasters along with the business model around it. You will want to check out Audioburst.com. Rob and Todd are headed to the NAB Show and hope that if you’re in Vegas for the show you will stop and see us. We will be on the NAB Live show as well as several panels. Each of us will be manning out respective booths at the event as well. Check out Voxnest @ SU60115PP & Blubrry at SU6113PP all part of the NAB Show Podcast Pavilion.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting


Agendas in Podcasting #203



Shorter show today due to a late start, Rob Greenlee, and Todd Cochrane talk about developments in podcasting over the last week that can be summarized by saying there are a lot of Agendas in Podcasting. While we cannot go into full details of conversations in the past week we will have a lot more to say as time goes on.

Rob and Todd remain committed to making sure that independent podcaster and the space as a whole is protected from corporate agendas in podcasting and will tell you the way it is on an ongoing basis.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

Happy Podcasting


Change is Comimg #202



Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane dig into show ownership situations and talk a lot about promotion and building of an audience. We are looking for your ideas and things you have done to build your show audience. If it is a good one Todd will share the suggestion at his session and Podcast Movement. Also Rob shared a cool score of a free translation service that looks pretty interesting.

Reach out to Rob @ rob@voxnest.com or Todd @ todd@blubrry.com

PodcastPro Audio Translation Service (free)

Happy Podcasting


Dave Van Dyke – BridgeRatings – #201 – New Media Show



Another power packed show that you are not going to want to miss. We have Dave Van Dyke from BridgeRatings talks about trends in the podcasting space. We also go over the latest Infinite Dial.

Reach out to Rob @robgreenlee or Todd @geeknews

Happy Podcasting