How to Admit that You Are Terrible at Podcast Interviews (and Why This Matters for Your Success)


Sometimes inspiration overcomes planning. For this episode, The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor had planned to cover an entirely different topic. Luckily, the record button had been hit during their pre-call discussion, so they decided to roll with it.

This conversation goes deep and was entirely unplanned, but it became a revelation for the two of them, and they think that it will do the same for you.

In this episode, Jerod and Jon have a completely unscripted and unplanned discussion about the journey to becoming a remarkable podcast interviewer. They struggle with this topic, but the conclusion they come to will help you become truly remarkable. (Hint: Jerod hosts a show based on this very topic.)

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Hot Seat: Grilling Jerod Morris on Using Audio Content to Seed a Content Arsenal


This week’s episode of The Lede begins a three-part series in which Pamela “Battle-ax” Wilson joins Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth, and the three take turns in the hot seat. This week, it’s Jerod’s turn, as Demian and Pamela grill him on the idea of using audio content as the starting point for a sophisticated content strategy.

The basis for this episode is the webinar that Jerod hosted with Brian Clark on August 27, 2015. If you missed that webinar, you can view the replay here:

Start a Podcast to Attract Attention and Seed Your Content Library

The big idea of the webinar was how audio can be used as the foundation for an entire content arsenal. Brian described his experience launching the Rainmaker Platform with the New Rainmaker podcast, as well as how he is using audio to build his membership site at Unemployable.

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What Craft Beer and Food Trucks Can Teach Us About the Power of Collaboration


Your fellow Showrunners, even those serving the very same niche(s) that you’re serving, are not your enemies. 95 percent of the world has no idea what you’re doing as “podcaster,” so don’t turn a cold shoulder to the few who do.

This week’s episode of The Showrunner begins with a discussion about the value of meeting your listeners in person when you get the opportunity to do so. Hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor offer up a few actionable ideas on how to bring the topic up with your audience.

Then, for the final time, they harken back to their experience at Podcast Movement for inspiration.

This leads to a conversation about the power of cooperation, collaboration, and craft beer (yum!).

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Is Podcasting Replacing Written Content Marketing?

spoken words vs. written words

That is the question.

It’s the question I’m asked as soon as someone discovers that I manage the editorial team for Copyblogger.

You see back in March, there was a sudden influx of audio content here on the pages of Copyblogger. We launched our podcast network — Rainmaker.FM — and (of course) wanted to share the new content we were creating with all of you.

But we may have confused you, too. Based on the questions I get, we’ve certainly confused at least some of you.

I’m here today to set the record straight. I want to let you know what we really think about podcasting, and how it relates to written content, and where we see content marketing going in the future.

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Why Just-in-Time Learning Is Critical for Your Show’s Future


We know we need to be constantly learning. It’s the only way to get ahead, stay ahead, and sometimes just keep up. But can too much learning actually be a bad thing when it comes to the launch and growth of our shows?

Yes. If we overcomplicate it.

This week’s new episode of The Showrunner begins with Jerod Morris outlining how he prepared to unplug on vacation while none of his five shows missed their schedules.

Then he and Jon Nastor jump into this week’s main topic, yet another one inspired by their time and side conversation at Podcast Movement.

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How to Get Great Advice


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an avid networker and mobile business strategist, chef, podcaster, and golfer.

He is co-founder and Director of Business Development at Chamber D.S. is a complete app and mobile business agency that turns ideas into profitable app businesses.

He develops and grows relationships with clients, agencies, and companies, as well as specializes in mobile app strategy consulting.

He also hosts The App Academy, a successful podcast with the aim of sharing wisdom from the most successful app business owners on the planet, to teach the necessary steps to make more money from app businesses.

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