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Issue 4 | January 6, 2023

Welcome! It's 2023, and we made it!

Us: Happy new year🔥

Also us:

The first week of 2023 started with a lot of activity in our Discord. In this issue, our members share:

  • Their first episodes of 2023

  • "Best of 2022" rankings: sharing the best of the best in music, cinema, and games

  • Social media trends to help your podcast growth

We're excited to continue our Discord events next week. Read on to learn more!

We're hosting an event that will help you understand the short-form content strategy that everyone is raving about...

Understanding Reels and TikTok for Podcast Promotion - will hopefully answer some of your questions regarding podcast discoverability on social media, and whether you should spend your valuable time on those platforms. January 12 at 5:00 pm ET. It will be recorded!

Discord self-promotion tip from Arielle: For every post you share in #self-promo, stick around a bit and write/contribute to another two or three posts in another channel. It may feel like work at first but eventually it’ll help drive real conversation.

Now let's get to our community updates...

Curator - Anna G.

Top Stories from the Podcasting Community on Discord

Thank you to everyone who shared stories, recommendations, links, and resources with us. To alert the moderators of something, send us a DM or reply to this email.

  • COINS: James Cridland from Podnews broke down how payments for podcast creators work on the Fountain app. Learn more.

  • NEWSLETTER ALERT: Devin Andrade launched a new podcast recommendation newsletter, Podstack.

  • BOOK CLUB: We have a podcasting and radio-related book club. Check out the thread in the #general channel.

  • PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL: Bloomberg's Ashley Carman and Lucas Shaw write about how podcasting may have grown up a bit. Read the article.

  • NOMINATIONS: No Quest for the Wicked was nominated as one of the best actual play podcasts of 2022. Support them here.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Lloyd George teamed up with Acast to write about social media and how podcasters can utilize it for their growth. Read the article.

  • INs and OUTs: Arielle Nissenblatt and Lauren Passell wrote about podcast marketing's Ins and Outs of 2022.

  • YEAR IN REVIEW: Gary shares his 2022 review. You can check out his audience growth numbers and monetization strategies. Read the article.

Podcast of the Week

Keelin, one of our moderators, selects one podcast per week from the links submitted in #self-promo.

This week, Space Castle, submitted by D.T.:

Join D.T. as he hurtles through deep space, discussing movies, books and games...all to maintain his own sanity!

Member News

The following news stories have been shared throughout the week in the #self-promo channel on Discord. To be included, make sure you're posting there

  • From Anna B. Rader: "Post Script media launched a YouTube channel and we're starting our journey into video with our Hot Buttons podcast hosts."

  • From Tom: "I met Matt [Bliss] a little while ago and he very kindly agreed to have an interview with me. We deep-dived into how we create our podcasts...the processes that go into that."

  • From Cristina: "December was the 41st anniversary of the El Mozote Massacre in El Salvador. On Historias Unknown, we are doing a miniseries on El Salvador, the first covered a small history of the civil war, El mozote Massacre and how current president Nayib Bukele has halted the investigations of El Mozote."

  • From Kate: "New episode with Dr. Joni Johnston. She and I are both forensic psychologists, so we talked about the importance of empathy, humanity, and using someone's name inside a prison, plus the difference between forensic psychology and profiling and the importance of nuance in a complicated system. "

  • From Anna (me, our newsletter curator): "First review of 2023. I reviewed an amazing binge-worthy series, Killed, that explores articles that are killed by the publishers."

Dispatcher of the Week

Welcome to our member spotlight section! To be featured in a future issue of the newsletter, DM us on Discord or reply to this email!

Meet Kristin Waters

Kristin is a writer turned new podcaster working in the Mental Health/Religion and Spirituality/LGBTQ+ space and looking to branch out into some let's play stuff in the future. She hosts the podcast Twisted Thinking.


These events are sourced from within Discord.

Submit your events so that we can share them with the world!

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