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Building Your Podcast Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Spark The Creator 🔥 Mental Health Matters

The Community Issue

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Hello pod bodies. Welcome to the 8th edition of The Podcast Catalyst.
As always, a warm welcome to all our new subscribers.

I’m stoked you found us. Speaking of, you can also find us here and here too.
And before you start scrolling, congratulations to all the APVA winners!

Book your spot at Spark The Creator

This is an opportunity for anyone in the podcasting eco-system to meet-up, spark a creative connection and learn from those doing the things.

Come and rub shoulders with fellow audio creators over a drink (or two) in Cape Town!

Join in conversation with Nicole Engelbrecht and Brendan ‘Spike’ Ballantine.

Nicole is the host and creator of one of the country’s most widely consumed podcast, True Crime South Africa and Spike is the the founder of dbo Media, creators of high quality podcasts across various sectors.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, enjoy a Latitude studio tour, learn more about remote recordings, local hosting platforms and get up close with some cool tech toys too.

It all goes down on Thursday 2 November from 17:30 at Latitude, in Cape Town.

This event is FREE but space is limited.

To reserve your spot, register now or before 26 October 2023.


🎧 How to Build Your Community with Kendall Breitman from Riverside.fm
🎧 Tapping into an existing community with Three’s A Crowd
🎧 And ICYMI, we discuss the Evolution of Podcasting in South Africa with Rutendo Nyamuda and Gavin Kennedy.

Recommended listening🧠🧠 

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are a few of the South African podcasts that explore this topic in various ways.

What podcast have you recommended to a friend?
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Mark your calendar

20 October: Podcast Inspiration Day Joburg - contact Paulo
29 October: Malawi Podcast Festival

2 November: Spark The Creator - register now

Extra-Extra Stuff

  • Australia has surpassed the US to be a world leader in podcast listening.

  • Podcast website creator Podpage has released Podpage Elite, a premium subscription for creators which offers loads of additional features: advanced SEO analysis tool, episode deep-linking, and is soon to add listener email alerts.

  • Here are nine tips on how to nail an interview podcast.

  • Spotify has rolled out AI translations to a small bouquet of their shows. The AI voice tool will eventually allow podcasters to have their own voice translated into different languages for release in other countries. Incredible!

  • The UK’s B2B podcast studio, Lower Street, says that “55% of business owners and founders are listening to podcasts daily.

  • Lex Friedman has published his third interview Mark Zuckerberg, but for the first time, they did the entire show inside the metaverse and it looks pretty incredible!

  • An AI-powered note-taking, highlighting, mind-mapping, quoting app for podcasts listeners? Yup. It’s called Podwise.

  • oh and, Google Podcasts is shutting down in 2024. This is what they are replacing it with.

If you’d like to run a show promo-swop with a fellow podcaster,
offer editorial / production services,
or sell pre-loved gear,
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