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Issue 14 | March 19, 2023

This newsletter contains dispatches from the Podcasting Community on Discord


Hey, Discorders! Happy weekend. I've been thinking a lot about mid-season slumps lately. How do you market a podcast week after week, giving equal weight to each episode? Can you? This is coming from personal experience — I launched a podcast about podcast trailers in February and now that we're about six weeks in, I *feel* like the novelty has worn off for others. But for myself, I'M STILL ALL IN.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have an always-on show? or a show with lots of equally amazing episodes? How do you navigate these thoughts?

Anywho...let's get to this week's Dispatch!

-- Arielle Nissenblatt (moderator and Podcasting Discord founder)

Top Stories from Discord

Thank you to everyone who shared stories, recommendations, links, and resources with us throughout the week. 

  • Spotify and NPR forge a new partnership focused on diversification and discoverability. Learn more.

  • Sky News writes about how "Spotify's redesign isn't going down so well" and asks why so many apps are going for the same look. Read.

  • Nomono, the developer of audio recording and collaboration tools designed to help podcasters and journalists tell immersive audio stories, announced that its Sound Capsule and Nomono Cloud were named the 2023 SXSW Innovation Award winner in the "Audio" category. Read more.

  • What is the new Spotify for Podcasters? Hint: Anchor is gone. Learn more.

Member News

The following news stories have been shared throughout the week with us in the #📢 | self-promo channel on Discord. To be included, make sure you're sharing with us!

From Stephen from Podcast Delivery, "We dropped a Q&A  with Cody Hofmockel from QCODE's THRU." Read it.

From StargatePioneer, "I had the fantastic opportunity to chat with Coffee in Space host Daniel Smith." Listen.

From One Mic History, "Why do Black folks like cognac?" Listen to the latest.

From mrjasongore, "Put out a fun episode of 108.9 The Hawk with Eric Silver from Multitude today." Listen.

K.O. Myers writes, "My flagship client and romantic partner Natalie is about to hit 200,000 downloads on her mindset coaching podcast, Mind Witchery." Listen.

From FeministKelly, "I cover a lot of women's history on Unsung History every month, but this month it's all women's history with women historian guests." Listen.

Podcast of the Week

Each week, Keelin selects one podcast from the links submitted in #self-promo.

This week, One Mic Black History, submitted by @One Mic History.

History is hard, with so many names and dates, Join us as we dive in little known persons and events from Black history every other Monday and learn more about the intricacies of Black history and its relationship with American history. If you want to have a better understand of African American history, don't miss an episode!


These events are sourced from within Discord. Make sure to submit your events so we can feature them!

  • Post Script Media and Canary Media record "Carbon Copy" On April 6th in Boston. Learn more.

  • PodConf - An event for podcasters coming to Portland, OR on April 29th. Attend.

  • PodAtxFest - A festival for podcasters and listeners in Austin, TX in August. Attend.

  • Build a Podcast Marketing Strategy that Aligns with Your Goals - A virtual event with Jeremy Enns and Arielle Nissenblatt, March 22, 1:00 PM ET. Register

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