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Supercasters

Supercast

Take your podcast to the next level. Build a show that lasts. Supercasters dives deep into how you can grow your podcast sustainably and build a business out of it. We interview podcasters and industry experts about how to build a thriving business through a strong relationship with listeners. https://premium.supercast.com/ (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great resources: • Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode • Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast • A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you https://premium.supercast.com/ (Subscribe here for FREE.)

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Introducing Supercasters
24-09-2020
Introducing Supercasters
Take your podcast to the next level. Build a show that lasts. SUPERCASTERS dives deep into how you can grow your podcast sustainably and build a business out of it. In each episode, (Supercast) CEO Jason Sew Hoy interviews podcasters about their growth strategies and how they build thriving businesses through a strong relationship with their listeners. For bonus content, subscribe to our FREE premium feed here: (premium.supercast.com)
S3E07 - The Future of Podcasting on YouTube with Samir Chaudry
18-05-2022
S3E07 - The Future of Podcasting on YouTube with Samir Chaudry
Popular YouTubers are switching away from video to podcasting. At the same time, podcasters constantly hear that they should be launching on YouTube. What’s the future of podcasting on the video platform and is it really a great place for your show? We sit down with veteran YouTuber and creator economy expert Samir Chaudry of The Colin and Samir Show to discuss: Why The Colin and Samir Show launched as a podcast first Why big YouTubers like Emma Chamberlain are shifting to podcasting What creators should take away from YouTube’s news that they’re leaning into podcasting What it takes to succeed as a podcaster on YouTube How to break through a performance plateau with your show Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E06 - An Easier Way to Find and Manage Host-Read Ad Sponsors with Marty Michael
11-05-2022
S3E06 - An Easier Way to Find and Manage Host-Read Ad Sponsors with Marty Michael
Finding advertisers for your show can be a long, hard slog. Wouldn’t it be great if you could offer your ad slots in a store and interested sponsors could add them to their cart in seconds? That’s the idea behind Gumball, a new host-read ad marketplace. Gumball CEO Marty Michael joins the show to talk about: The problems with handling host-read ads manually How Gumball works for both podcasters and advertisers Which podcasts are a good fit for the Gumball marketplace Some of the new features the Gumball team is working on this year Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E05 - A Podcaster’s Guide to Growing Your Show on Twitter with Shay Thiyagarajah
04-05-2022
S3E05 - A Podcaster’s Guide to Growing Your Show on Twitter with Shay Thiyagarajah
Twitter can be a goldmine for finding podcast listeners and building relationships with them. Twitter’s Shay Thiyagarajah joins us for an insider look at the steps you can take to find your audience on the social platform. If you’ve been jonesing for a way to get live feedback from listeners during a podcast recording, you’re going to want to hear this! We go deep on Twitter Spaces including how to: Plan a live Twitter Space to get the most people engaged Tap into Twitter’s discoverability features to get new people in your Space Interact with your audience in a Space Use the content afterwards Shay also reveals: What kind of content works best on Twitter How to tie your podcast into Twitter’s superpower The keyword and topic trends that Twitter is seeing dominate the conversation in 2022 Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E04 - Insider Tips for Building Your Podcast Audience on LinkedIn with Jessi Hempel
27-04-2022
S3E04 - Insider Tips for Building Your Podcast Audience on LinkedIn with Jessi Hempel
LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel shares her best tips for using LinkedIn to grow your audience and build connection with listeners. As the host of Hello Monday and the head of the LinkedIn Podcast Network, Jessi has herself experimented with all that Linkedin has to offer podcasters, and she tells us what she’s found to work best. We cover: LinkedIn’s new podcast network, how it works, and why you might want to apply to join The specific ways Jessi uses LinkedIn’s newsletter feature to engage her podcast listeners Why LinkedIn Live has been Jessi’s “game changer” and how you can use it to build presence with your audience Why to position yourself as the brand on LinkedIn rather than your podcast Simple tips for highlighting your content to tap into LinkedIn’s SEO power The one call to action every podcaster should have on their personal profile  Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E03 - Is What You're Creating a Podcast... or Something Bigger? with Gina Bianchini
20-04-2022
S3E03 - Is What You're Creating a Podcast... or Something Bigger? with Gina Bianchini
The value you create is not in how you deliver your content, says Mighty Networks CEO Gina Bianchini. Your value comes from giving people a reason to pay attention to something they care about, and a way to manifest their identity. That’s why Gina recommends you stop thinking of what you do as podcasting and start thinking of it as bringing together people who want to find each other. We cover: What content businesses can learn from software companies to help them thrive The difference between and audience and a community The surprising best time to start building a community around your podcast How podcasts with relatively small followings have been able to grow their revenue and profile through their community How to justify a much higher subscription price than you’re probably charging right now The 3 questions every successful community must be able to answer How current communities can tap into the coming web3 wave Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E02 - The Truest Trend in Podcasting with Nick Hilton
13-04-2022
S3E02 - The Truest Trend in Podcasting with Nick Hilton
Podcaster and producer Nick Hilton shares his take on current podcast industry trends and what they mean for those of us in the long tail.  Is the golden age of podcasting over? Warning! Pessimism ahead.  We cover: What it means when tech platforms, like Apple and Spotify, enter the content game The misalignment with big tech that’s creating big stress for content creators The industry dynamics that Nick says make it hard for the long tail to thrive What public broadcasters and private tech companies could do to better support smaller podcasters Nick’s advice for succeeding as a podcaster… in 2027 Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S3E01 - The Magic in Podcasting’s Long Tail with Jeff Vidler
06-04-2022
S3E01 - The Magic in Podcasting’s Long Tail with Jeff Vidler
Your podcast isn’t in the Top 100 list? Don’t despair. Podcasting’s long tail is a great place to be. Jeff Vidler, president of podcast research company Signal Hill Insights, shares his data on the listening and spending habits of podcast audiences, and what the numbers mean for you. We cover: Why it's a mistake to apply mass media dynamics to podcasting Where long tail podcasters have an advantage over the Top 100 The top reason listeners get into podcasts The latests stats on people who support podcasts through donation or subscription How smart programmatic ads could change podcasting's long tail Where long-tail podcasters should focus their attention in the next 12 months Get a full transcript of this interview at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews and subscriber-only content Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E11 - Becoming a Full-Time Podcaster Thanks to Subscription Revenue with Kyle Cray
15-12-2021
S2E11 - Becoming a Full-Time Podcaster Thanks to Subscription Revenue with Kyle Cray
Do you dream of podcasting full-time? Kyle Cray is here to share how he was able to fulfill that dream, recently quitting his job as a software engineer to go all-in on his show.  Kyle walks us through how he and co-host Kim launched their reality TV podcast and quickly grew it, how they packaged and priced their plans, how they keep fans engaged, and why subscription income is hands-down Kyle’s favorite. Get a full transcript of this interview on our website at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E10 - How to Price Your Podcast Subscriptions for Maximum Sales with Steven Forth
08-12-2021
S2E10 - How to Price Your Podcast Subscriptions for Maximum Sales with Steven Forth
How much should you charge for your podcast subscription? Should you have multiple tiers or one? What about annual or lifetime memberships? Subscription pricing expert Steven Forth reveals everything you need to know to set a podcast price that will have people clicking to subscribe. From understanding the value you deliver, to using market and competitor benchmarks to your advantage, you’ll learn the secrets of buyer psychology and how to put them to work for your show. Get a full transcript of this interview on our website at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E09 - Understanding Your Ideal Loyal Listener with Terri Lomax
01-12-2021
S2E09 - Understanding Your Ideal Loyal Listener with Terri Lomax
How do you grow from zero to 3 million downloads in 3 years? For Terri Lomax of Cultivating H.E.R. Space, a few key strategies paid off. Hear how Terri and her co-host identified their ideal loyal listeners, collected their input, and folded that feedback back into the show. You’ll then learn how Terri has used the PHLIP method to land features in high-profile publications and collaborate with high-profile guests to continue their growth trajectory. Get a full transcript of this interview on our website at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E08 - Building Creative Elements to 1 Million Downloads in 18 Months with Jay Clouse
24-11-2021
S2E08 - Building Creative Elements to 1 Million Downloads in 18 Months with Jay Clouse
Jay Clouse has built the Creative Elements podcast to nearly a million downloads since its launch in March 2020. It now sits at the heart of a mini media empire that also includes newsletters, a blog, and training courses.  How did Jay grow his podcast so quickly? Listen in as he shares a range of backstage tips, from harnessing the power of a good edit to how he landed Seth Godin as his guest for episode 1. Get a full transcript of this interview on our website at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E07 - TubeTalk: How to Get Paid Subscribers on Your YouTube, Your Podcast, and Beyond
17-11-2021
S2E07 - TubeTalk: How to Get Paid Subscribers on Your YouTube, Your Podcast, and Beyond
We’ve got a special episode for you today, on loan from TubeTalk, a podcast for YouTube creators. The hosts of TubeTalk recently had Saagar Enjeti and Jason Sew Hoy on as guests.  Saagar Enjeti is the co-host of a hit podcast and YouTube show called Breaking Points. Breaking Points launched a subscription program with Supercast this past summer that landed 10,000 paying subscribers in the first 48 hours alone. Jason Sew Hoy is the CEO of Supercast. In this interview, Saagar and Jason do a deep dive into Breaking Points and their success , including how they built and structured their subscription program. There are a lot of great takeaways in this case study including how to figure out the perks your audience wants, experimenting with content, how to market your subscription program, the dangers of overpromising and a whole lot more. Get a full transcript of this interview on our website at ( (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E06 - Reaching Podcast Success While Staying True to Your Vision with Allison Horrocks
10-11-2021
S2E06 - Reaching Podcast Success While Staying True to Your Vision with Allison Horrocks
American Girls is a podcast mashup of pop culture, '90s nostalgia, and social history. It has quickly blown up, attracting a deeply engaged audience of followers and paid subscribers, along with sponsors and a book deal. Co-host Allison Horrocks shares how American Girls has succeeded by staying true to their vision and audience, the tipping points in their growth, and why following standard podcast wisdom isn't always the right thing to do. "A lot of folks have advice for you and for the show that they would make, and you have to kind of make the show that you feel comfortable making. I don't think we've ever gotten bad advice, but I think we've gotten advice that wasn't right for us. And knowing how to tell the difference, especially when you read your own reviews, is very hard." (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E05 - The Podcast Production System That Fuels a Subscription Empire with Angela Brown
03-11-2021
S2E05 - The Podcast Production System That Fuels a Subscription Empire with Angela Brown
Ask A Housekeeper publishes every single day as a podcast, YouTube show, and blog post. How does host Angela Brown do it? “I like to work smart, not hard,” she says. For Angela, that means using a documented 172-step system, producing in parallel, and repurposing everything from backdrops to transcriptions. After more than 1,200 episodes, the show is a well-oiled money-making machine. But more than that, it’s a huge marketing funnel for Angela’s core subscription business: a training program she sells for $65/month. Whether you’re looking for ways to amp the production efficiency of your podcast, are wondering how to publish your show in multiple formats, or could use some tips on driving people to paid subscriptions, you’ll find something to help you in this jam-packed episode. (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E04 - How to Extend Your Podcast for Continued Growth & Profit with Juleyka Lantigua
27-10-2021
S2E04 - How to Extend Your Podcast for Continued Growth & Profit with Juleyka Lantigua
When is your podcast not just a podcast? When it evolves to survive in today’s 500-lane multimedia world.  Juleyka Lantigua, founder and CEO of LWC Studios, joins us to explain how collaborating with your audience to find new extensions of your show isn’t just smart—it’s crucial to your sustained success. (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E03 - The Best Way to Build an Audience Today with Dave Gerhardt
20-10-2021
S2E03 - The Best Way to Build an Audience Today with Dave Gerhardt
Master marketer Dave Gerhardt shares details of how he built a thriving community of 3,000+ paying subscribers in less than 2 years.  Starting with a podcast, Dave’s DGMG community now includes an active Facebook group, a content-packed “university,” and an industry job board. In this rapid-fire conversation with host Jason Sew Hoy, Dave unpacks: How audience feedback shows you the way The value of low-fi content Using a podcast at the top of your marketing funnel Why podcasting is only part one of audio, and what’s coming next How focusing on one door sent his subscriptions through the roof And more (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E02 - The Secret Magic Trick of Podcast Growth with Espree Devora
13-10-2021
S2E02 - The Secret Magic Trick of Podcast Growth with Espree Devora
Quick!—Name 3 ways to grow your podcast audience. I bet you didn’t say finding your purpose, protecting your energy, or taking the marketing pressure off.  But podcast veteran Espree Devora is here to share why those things work.  Along the way, we explore podcast SEO, Twitter hacks, mental versus physical subscription, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this episode. Espree Devora is the founder and long-time host of two podcasts: WeAreLATech and the Women in Tech show, which was named a Harper’s Bazaar Top 10 podcast in 2019.  Over the years, Espree has produced and published over 1,000 podcast episodes and as if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she’s also a prolific writer, speaker, YouTuber, and consultant on podcasting and the podcast industry. Join us as we deep dive into all the ways you might not have thought you could grow your show. Become a (Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S2E01 - Transform from Content Creator to Content Entrepreneur with Joe Pulizzi
06-10-2021
S2E01 - Transform from Content Creator to Content Entrepreneur with Joe Pulizzi
Author & podcaster Joe Pulizzi (Content Inc.) shares what it takes to turn a great podcast into a great podcast business. From focusing on platforms but diversifying revenue to wrapping your audience in the octopus arms of content love, Joe’s insights and examples point the way to growing and sustaining your podcast income. (Become a Supercasters Premium subscriber) to unlock even more great podcaster resources: Extended interviews for every Supercasters episode Audio recordings of all Supercast blog posts, packed with insights and strategies for building sustainable revenue from your podcast A private peer networking community for podcasters just like you (Subscribe here for FREE).
S1E12 - Ologies’ Alie Ward on reaching 50 Million Downloads by treating scientists like rock stars
24-03-2021
S1E12 - Ologies’ Alie Ward on reaching 50 Million Downloads by treating scientists like rock stars
In this episode, we have Alie Ward as a guest! Alie is a science journalist and host of Ologies, a  smart, fun science podcast filled with bizarre stories and science knowledge from many different fields (or -ologies!). She is also the Daytime Emmy Award-winning science correspondent for CBS’s "The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca,” and host of “Did I Mention Invention?” on the CW. Reaching 50 million downloads on Ologies, we reached out to talk about: Building a  science podcast with the audience, and how they get involved Turning scientists into rockstars and tackling anti-science sentiment Misconceptions about scientists and the adventures they have Why Alie recommends starting a paid membership from the beginning Smart ways to involve the audience so they go from passive listeners to fully invested (and paying) subscribers! Enjoy! Timestamps 2:16 Describing Ologies to the high school teacher 3:57 Starting Ologies independent from networks 5:17 Ology's listening stats 6:19 Ology listeners choose to have fun and do some lifelong learning 6:46 "There is science in everything" 7:52 How Alie Ward sustains the show through paid membership and ads 9:47 Choosing where the money goes, and the art of giving back 11:06 Who are the listeners? Alie Ward describes the Ologites 13:05 Turning scientists into rockstars and the battle against anti-science sentiment 16:02 Scientists have adventures, and the academic ivory tower 17:01 Building the podcast with the audience: How Alie Ward started Ologies 19:07 You don't have to build your show alone 21:30 People who will support you will support you from the start 23:11 What are you giving to your supporters for $5 a month? 24:02 What Alie would do differently with paid memberships 25:41 What's next for Ologies Join us in the FREE Supercast premium feed and you get to hear Alie talk about: The power of establishing a strong relationship with the listener from the very beginning The fear of throwing all of ourselves into our passions Taking risks, and getting permission as a creator Sign up here: ( premium.supercast.com) Links (Ologies Website) (Twitter) (Ologies Instagram)
S1E11 - Jack Rhysider of Darknet Diaries: Growing a High-Quality Podcast to $15,000 a Month in Memberships
23-02-2021
S1E11 - Jack Rhysider of Darknet Diaries: Growing a High-Quality Podcast to $15,000 a Month in Memberships
In this episode we'll hear from Jack Rhysider, the creator behind Darknet Diaries, an award-winning podcast with over 15 million downloads last year. With loyal listeners paying up to $15,000 a month in paid memberships, this podcast focuses on true stories from the dark side of the Internet: on hackers, breaches, shadow government activity, hacktivism, cybercrime, and all the things that dwell on the hidden parts of the network. Main Points: Building a high quality podcast from the first episode How Darknet Diaries grew to $15,000 a month in paid memberships Getting podcast mentors through cold email What podcasters get wrong when asking for money from their listeners Enjoy! Join us in the FREE Supercast premium feed and you get to hear Jack talk about: 0:37 Would Jack ever join a network? Darknet Diaries' 2020 marketing plan 2:42 Why promo swaps are effective at growing podcasts 4:12 Winning awards and other marketing experiments 4:58 Leverage and getting featured in Apple podcasts 6:37 You don't need a large audience to start monetizing 8:42 If you want to start monetizing your show... 9:43 Price tiers, and why the $1 tier doesn't work well 10:59 Paid podcast marketing did not work well, here's why Sign up here: ( premium.supercast.com) Timestamps 1:32 True crime meets cybercrime: What is Darknet Diaries? 2:23 Mixing podcasting and 10+ years in IT Security 4:06 From side project to going full-time 5:58 High quality standards from the very beginning 7:00 Growing Darknet Diaries from the start through blogging and Twitter 8:46 Jack Rhysider's mentors for Darknet Diaries 11:16 How Email led to Darknet Diaries' podcast growth 13:05 Pulling a Darknet Diaries story together through alerts 14:54 Describing the listener, and the Discovery Channel 17:51 Monetizing a podcast through Patreon and ads 20:20 Data-driven monetization and offering value to listeners 23:11 Go to the listeners, don't bring them to you 24:53 $15,000 a month in memberships and revenue transparency 27:23 What podcasters get wrong when asking for money 28:25 Sharing podcast stats and findings through lime.link 30:20 Megaphone.fm podcasts showing up on blocklists 34:00 The future of privacy in podcasting 35:23 What Jack Rhysider would do if he started all over again 36:17 The evolution of the Darknet Diaries team Links (Darknet Diaries Website) (Darknet Diaries Stats) (Jack Rhysider's Twitter) (Darknet Diaries Twitter)