The Popularity of Podcasting

What is Podcasting?

The process of using the internet to make public broadcasting recordings accessible on a computer or mobile device for download is known as Podcasting

A podcast is a serialized set of digital audio clips with spoken terms that a user can access on a work device for easy listening. An easy and efficient way for many podcast outlets to manage personal consumption database and playback is supported by streaming apps and podcasting networks.

The podcast medium has become popular 15 years after Apple first offered 3,000+ songs on iTunes. Millions of Americans are reportedly subscribing to podcasts every week, up from 19 million in 2013. The range of possibilities podcast listeners have today is one reason for the rise. With over 54 million podcast episodes widely accessible worldwide, there are now over 1,000,000 successful podcasts. Due to the low-cost of entry, a record 192,000 new podcasts were released in the first ten months of 2020. A variety of major media firms have recently entered the industry in recognition of the success of podcasting. Joe Rogan just signed a huge, mult-million dollar deal all because of his podcast!

The Growth of Podcasting in the Last Five Years

For the past five years, I have attended the Podcast Movement Conference, the biggest annual podcasting event, and have seen the conference expand along with the industry, reaching 5,000 participants in 2020. With the shutdown and virtual podcasting events being held, I believe the podcast industry is going to grow exponentially this year!

Podcasts are simply a compilation of audio files being made available digitally for other people to listen to at their convenience. Most podcasts are set up like a TV or radio program, with numerous “seasons” and episodes with special guests concentrating on various topics. Listeners can subscribe to particular podcasts, download and listen to new episodes whenever it is convenient for them.

While podcasts have been in use for almost 20 years, think back to 2004 when the iPod minis of Apple were all the fashion, and the iTunes Music Store had just gone global. There has been a rise in listening in the last few years that has gained a lot of attention from business owners, celebrities, advertisers, and customers alike.

Why People Are Listening to Podcast More Than Eve Before

Let’s take a closer look at six reasons why people listening to podcasts continues to increase:

1. It doesn’t take much to get started.

One of the things that makes podcasts so compelling for companies, especially companies with smaller or limited budgets, is the affordability to get started. These companies do not require a large investment for their podcast. For the individual, the same thing applies. You can probably use equipment you already have (computer, computer camera and microphone) to get started! For your first few episodes, something as easy as recording on a smartphone or tablet would work just fine.

You do not need to type down anything you want to say, because podcasts are also very conversational. To help you remain on track, you can create an outline ahead of time, but much of the discussion will be nicely unscripted. This is especially true if you have a co-host or are conducting interviews.

2. Podcasts are also perfect for storytelling

As a small business owner, your stories are what will help you to attract people to listen to your podcast and get them involved in your business. Your podcast can encourage them to choose your company over the competition. Hopefully, you’re always searching for ways to share amazing stories, generate interest, send people to your website, or forum, engage on social media, and sign up to receive newsletters and email notifications about your business or services.

Podcasts allow you to leverage more communication power as an audio-based medium than written words alone. Instead of reading the words and understanding them (or misinterpreting them) on their own, your listeners will be hearing your stories straight from the source. You tone of voice, your excitement, your seriousness – all of it – comes through the audio they hear!

3. Podcast are extremely convenient to absorb.

Podcasts offer listeners the gift of multitasking rather than blog posts or videos, which demand someone’s full attention.

This is why, through their smartphones, laptops, or other mobile devices, most people who listen to podcasts listeners will do so while doing other things. As they are getting ready for work in the morning, on their commute to work, or preparing dinner, they are able to listen to podcasts.

Video, on the other hand, requires people to concentrate on the video and not on other things. This is one of the major advantages of podcasting!

Podcast listeners can easily integrate listening time into their everyday schedules, which is why statistics reveal six or more podcasts a week are consumed by one in five weekly podcast users.

The Future of Podcast Is Looking Bright

I am excited to see where podcasting will go next. Personally, as a podcaster, I really am encouraged by what I’m seeing right now. As Apple continues to invest heavily in podcasting, I think there will be many more big names in entering the podcasting sphere of influence. Despite the big names entering this market, you and I also have an equal opportunity to create our own programming and see it grow into something huge as well.

Boost Your Grades Or Career With Online Tutoring

The modern job market favors those who possess unique and specialized skills that are not typically on offer in the traditional classroom setting. Much like virtual commerce and telecommuting is doing for businesses, online tutoring is offering several unique advantages for those seeking to improve their grades or boost their careers.

Offers Flexibility

Although online courses are quite flexible and can be attended from any location, often, they are still set up during specific hours of the day. If you are a busy professional or a student who needs immediate assistance, those times may not work for you. They might also not be suitable if you are a worker who has job shifts that fluctuate much. Online courses could also be a problem if you are in the military as you could be on a field mission indefinitely.

Online tutoring is available when you really need it. For example, you could be working on an essay or term paper and need a few questions answered immediately. In such cases, online tutoring is what you really need.

More Personalization

Online courses largely only offer you only one option when it comes to the instructor, and there is a possibility that the assigned instructor might not be the perfect fit for your unique learning needs. This is not only costly but also wastes precious time. You might, for example, be forced to sit through a whole accounting course semester waiting to learn only a few key accounting principles. You could be paying for what you already know. Similarly, you might not feel ready to take on a specific degree or certificate course until you have brushed up on some particular topics or skills. This is where online tutoring steps in to fill the gaps.

Working with an online tutor gives you the needed opportunity to master specific skills tailored to meet your individual course or career needs. The added advantage is that you get immediate feedback for better outcomes. It also feels psychologically safer when you are working with a single online tutor rather than in an entire classroom. The personal relationship may allow you to take bolder risks or experiment in a way you would not feel quite so comfortable or safe when in a group.

Meets Special Needs

Online tutoring is also an excellent method for those who have physical handicaps that could rule out face-to-face tutoring. Students, who for example, are unable to speak, hear, or travel may not access timely help something that online tutoring does perfectly. Time and geography is also not a limitation when you have expert online tutors. And because the tutor doesn’t need to come to your location to have a session, the charges per hour are less.

As you search for online tutors you have lots of options to choose from for that perfect fit. Additionally, the broader selection also allows you to work with expert online tutors specializing in different topics or areas where you need help.


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Traveling With Your Pet? Its Not Just About the Pet… And That Should Make Your Blood Run Cold

Life turned on a dime one afternoon on highway 154, the pass between Santa Barbara, California and Santa Ynez. Diane Stevenett was traveling with her dog Jake. The car was fully packed with a lot of art painting stuff including a giant white paper roll, painting accessories, brushes, watercolors, equipment for music class, and Jake “the Great” took up the entire 2nd row of seats behind the driver, his usual spot.

As they came up on a traffic jam, her car was last in the row when suddenly a raised black monster pick-up appeared trying to “shoot the gap.” The car in front of her dogged aside, and her car was exposed to the giant truck.

The collision was unavoidable. In a few seconds, the car was smashed, blood and glass all over Diane and Jake as he was thrown into the windshield. Both of them ended up thrown out of their car, onto the road. Jake and Diane survived this severe accident but Jake’s internal injuries set into motion his early death later. The heartache of the whole matter was, for Diane, a major struggle.

Jake and his health conditions forced Diane to think, she could have protected Jake from the accident if she has followed some safety measures… if not completely, then to a much greater measure.

According to a major automobile service company, over 80% of dog owners drive with their pets in the car. Over 84% who drive with their pet, do not restrain them in the car. In 2013, 172,000 children were in car crashes with injuries and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that of those crashes with children who were injured, over 80% had pets on board. Its not just about the pet…

Diane Stevenett, co-author of the new international award winning book, How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster was Jake’ the Great’s mother years ago and thinks back, “Had I known what I know today, I would have been more prepared and could have possibly lessened Jake’s chance of being injured. My research to be better educated and prepared lead me to write this guidebook.”

2 X Chicken Soup For The Soul Best Selling NY Times Author Raymond Aaron said after he saw the book How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster, THE essential emergency preparedness guide for feathered friends and fur babies, ” If you are a pet owner, this book is a “Must Read” because you know how the care of pets pulls so forcefully on your heartstring. There is no other book, as complete and authoritative, on the essential subject in the pet industry. I highly recommend it! Gift one today!”

You love your pet and there are things you can do easily and have peace of mind knowing your treasured pet is more safe and ready for your next trip. Be “pet prepared.” Remember, your pet may turn into your “therapy animal” in an emergency so think ahead and protect them like you would your child.

3 Tips For Travelling With Your Pet From How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster

1. Consider microchipping (Page 16): unrestrained pets may bolt from cars, making a bad situation much worse.

2. A harness around the chest of your pet for securing it to the seating will more evenly distribute the tension or stress on the body during an accident thereby reducing the potential for injury. If you only have the animal tied to its collar around the neck, the animal may be strangled or have its neck broken. (Page 20, 30)

3. Secure the pet to the seat’s restraints. They are made to stay connected and fastened in an accident. (Page 33)

Old pets need special care and protection. They’re reaction times are slower,

they are more fragile and they are emotionally more unstable.

There are literally hundreds of other tips and suggestions you have not thought of for a wide variety of situations besides car accidents. Being prepared suggests that you brainstorm as many as you can and begin implementing the tips that seem most important to you.