2017 Podcast Predictions – Happy New Year

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2017 Podcast Predictions

[1:40] Jim thinks Facebook live will lead to people tuning out of live streams (Dave agrees there will be a ton of noise).

[4:45] Dave thinks Apple will go to less than 50% of consumption in your stats (other apps will rise up to replace). Jim fixes the bad search by having a website go right to his item homegadgetgeeks.com which point to his apps

[8:10] Jim thinks The bigger shows will get bigger, and more podcasters will drop out then launch. Dave feel there will be more disdain between indie podcasters and professional podcast networks. Jim feels the people started in 2015, 2016 are going to quit as it is hard to get an audience and hard to sustain a podcast.

[9:45] Jim called it a podcast bubble. Dave predicts a return of “podcasting is dead” type of articles where people who are disgruntled that their show didn't do well will blame podcasting instead of the fact that their show sucked.

[13:25] Jim thinks Will have less media providers (Soundcloud?) where some people who jumped into media hosting will fall. Dave thinks the record labels and ruin it (it needs to be purchased, or shut down).

[15;15] Dave hopes Feedburner will shut down, but he is saying it won't be.  Netflix Audio? HBO Audio?

[17:45] Dave has done the calculations based on previous years, podcast listeners will go up to 40% (according to Edison research) in 5 years we would be up to 48%

[21:05] Dave thinks more companies are going to put up “Walled gardens” where you have to use THEIR PLATFORM to consume specific shows (and Dave doesn't think this will work).

[27:35] More Tools For Podcasters – More Microphones? How is the Blue Yeti Getting so Much Press? Hear Dave's view and demo of Blue Yeti

[30:30] Smaller shows will still “Glenn The Geek It” and smaller advertising resources will close due to lack of Advertisers. Free media hosting companies will close

[32:10] More Noise Than Ever

[32:45] Someone will still name their show with the ON FIRE brand.


Dave recently posted an episode for supporters only on how to get your most downloaded shows quickly.

[38:30] Patreon is a great solution for Podcasters. Check it out

[39:50] Thins we would like to see. Like Minded Podcasters will start making smaller networks.

[42:00] Jim is going to start using Facebook Live

[44:00] Noodle baby's First word, and the Podcaster's Roundtable

[48:55] Amazon Alexa will get tied more into podcasting (beyond TuneIn)

[50:10 ]Dave Plays Old Lang Syne

[51:00 ]Dave closes the show again….

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