This week we have have a little fun by ranting about our podcasting pet peeves.
We also share some notable pet peeves that were posted by members of the Showrunner Podcasting Community.
And while it’s fun to rant, there is a larger purpose in doing this. If we understand what triggers podcast listeners to have a negative reaction, we can make sure we avoid those elements in our shows.
Here is the rundown:
• (2:12) Showrunner Spotlight: 90 Seconds with Harry Duran from Podcast Junkies and FullCast
• (7:40) How Hover (this week’s sponsor) makes it super simple to complete a domain forward … and other reasons to check them out. Do so at hover.com/showrunner
• (10:22) Main Topic Introduction: How understanding common listener pet peeves can help you craft a better show
In this week’s main topic, we cover the following:
• We deliver our personal podcasting pet peeves
• We run through the common pet peeves cited in the Showrunner community — which centered around two particular areas: audio quality and respecting the time of your audience
• Steps you can take to analyze your show with an ear toward improving audio quality and getting to the point quicker
• The biggest mistakes interviewers make that annoy listeners
• The two different types of inside jokes that can be included in your show — and why one is to be avoided, but the other can actually help you build a stronger connection
And much more. We discuss a bunch of pet peeves — but more importantly, we provide you with some actionable advice for how to avoid them in your own shows.
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If you find this episode useful, you should also check out these recent episodes:
•  3 Pieces of ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’ That Will Help You Attract More Listeners
•  How to Improve Your Podcast Audio Production (with Toby Lyles)
•  3 Tips for Crafting Thoughtful Interview Questions