How to rate a podcast 5 stars on iTunes

One of the best things you can do for a podcaster is to give them a 5-star rating on iTunes. However, doing so is a little difficult. You need either an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod touch, or a Windows or Mac computer. Plus, there are several steps required to get the job done. This blog post explains everything you need to do in excruciating detail, so you can actually do it. Continue reading How to rate a podcast 5 stars on iTunes

My first experience recording a “double ender” podcast

I recently launched my first weekly podcast, and in preparation I planned and scheduled the first six episodes — intentionally arranging a remote guest on the fourth show. I did this because I wanted to establish an natural rhythm between myself and my regular co-host for the first three episodes, and because I was wary of the “double ender” process. I needed more time to research. Continue reading My first experience recording a “double ender” podcast

Introducing the Mallercast: the podcast of my blog!

I’ve been dying to do my own podcast for an absurdly long time, and I’m super excited to announce that it’s finally happening! Later this month I will publish the first episode of the Mallercast!

What’s the show about?

It’s a talk show version of my blog. I like to write about technology and creative production gear, and the show will be similar. Subject matter aside — it’s important to me that the podcast is always interesting, engaging, and entertaining. Continue reading Introducing the Mallercast: the podcast of my blog!

Riding the Tail of Serial: The Power of Audio Podcasting in 2015

Podcasting has been a legitimate media format for over a decade, but it had never experienced mainstream popularity—until just last month. The recent wild success of a show called Serial not only surprises me, it proves that you don’t need fancy gear to produce content for the masses. Arm yourself with a low-budget audio recorder and computer, prioritize storytelling and put great care into your work, and you can get inside the heads of millions.

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