Category Archives: Podcast

Listener Growth Podcast Impact #220



Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee explore a variety of topics to include is audience growth keeping up with podcast growth and do the recent announcement of changes of strategies at some leading podcasting companies really mean anything for the common podcaster. Todd also has a confession and a lesson learned podcasters on not missing the details. We also go over a new podcast survey that re-affirms some info we knew in the podcasting space.

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The “New Media Show” is simply 220 episodes of everything podcasting. You can earn a Ph.D. in Podcasting by listening to this entire series. Feel free to work your way backward in the content.


Apple Editorial Control #218



Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee talk about the editorial control Apple is now asserting on Podcast Titles and Author tags and how that impacts all of the Apps that use the Apple API to power their podcast directories. While we agree some of the Apple changes where needed. The way they are going about it is causing the hosting companies to explain the unclear titling guidelines that have been imposed. Plus all the Podcast insights you can handle.

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The “New Media Show” is simply 218 episodes of everything podcasting. You can earn a Ph.D. in Podcasting by listening to this entire series. Feel free to work your way backward in the content.


RSS is Dying #217



Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee discuss a topic that came up this week on RSS and has it outlived its usefulness. Plus a little humor on how you can run a business for free. Plus a myriad of topics that are affecting the podcasting world.

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The “New Media Show” is simply 217 episodes of everything podcasting. You can earn a Ph.D. in Podcasting by listening to this entire series. Feel free to work your way backward in the content.

Here is a review left by a listener of the show: 5 Stars

Biased, fun review of all things new in podcasting: Sure they’re old school, like ground floor old school. Sure they are biased towards their respective companies’ approach to podcasting. But they care about us. A lot. And it shows. I listen to keep up with the cutting edge of the industry and I listen to relax. It’s not a show for everyone, but I’m not “everyone” and I enjoy hearing from those who fight to improve our community. It’s fun to get to know some of the most passionate and influential people in the podcasting space as real people

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

Happy Podcasting!


Rob Walch Guest #216



Rob Walch joins Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee as a guest on the New Media Show. Little late start to the show as Todd thinks he got himself banned from Facebook live by mistake time will tell. So the show was only on YouTube Live today with Todd trying to get the Podcast Awards slate online at the same time as doing the show. Not such smart timing.

Topics covered today was everything from false advertising claims to some start truth about changes in the podcasting space.

The “New Media Show” is simply 216 episodes of everything podcasting. You can earn a Ph.D. in Podcasting by listening to this entire series. Feel free to work your way backward in the content.

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

Happy Podcasting!


Podcast Movement Review #215



This is simply a monster show weighing in at 2 hours and 15 minutes. We are joined by Ed Ryan Editor of Radioink and he gives us the low down on the broadcaster track. Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee cover the rest of the show, lessons learned, feedback to organizers and all the backroom chatter that took place. If you missed Podcast Movement or want a secondary perspective of the show this is the episode to tune in.

The “New Media Show” is simple 215 episodes of everything podcasting. You can earn a PhD in Podcasting by listening to this entire series. Feel free to work your way backward in the content.

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

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Dan Franks – Podcast Movement #214



Dan Franks from Podcast Movement joins Rob and Todd for a quick update on what is happening with Podcast Movement. 2300 Podcasters will descend on Philly in the coming days for a show that is slated to be nothing short of incredible. Get the insider pre-show information.

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

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Listener Subscription Options #213



We get into a debate on what you should and should not have on your website to attract new listeners to subscribe to your show and discuss some recent advice being given in the space. This is some fundamental 101 stuff here and if podcasters sit back and think about it they understand what the long play is in building an audience.

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

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Google Podcasting App Product Manager #212



In an exclusive first public interview Todd Cochrane @geeknews and Rob Greenlee @robgreenlee interview Zack Reneau-Weden @zackrw Google’s Podcasting App Product Manager to talk about Google’s new entry into the podcasting space, and ask him a series of question ranging from technical, to the vision Google has, to what’s next. This is an interview that every podcaster should listen to, that will give you insights on how you can best utilize the 8000-pound gorilla known Google to promote and grow your show.

It’s very obvious from this discussion that Google is very serious about building podcast audiences globally on the Android platform and you will start to understand the absolute power you will have by having your own .com when it comes to promoting and growing your show. This is a 100 min podcast full of very valuable information. Plus some interesting discussions about will podcasting have a place deeper in Google search.

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

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Does Castbox Understand Podcasting? #211



Todd Cochrane of Blubrry and Rob Greenlee of Voxnest dig into the issue surrounding the podcast feed hijacking and mirroring of feeds that Castbox undertook to apparently swing Google search results to their site and the ramifications of this action. It’s time again for podcasters to protect the intellectual property of their highly valued RSS feed, and ensure that third parties do not hijack and or mirror them ever.

We have not seen any company do this in a long time but with the recent Google Podcast player this is likely to show up again as companies try to manipulate listeners onto their platforms versus their home sites.

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

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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!