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Hello, my Homo sapien comrades! 

Has this election cycle got you down? I feel like I’ve been suffering for an eternity. 

Facts, opinions… What’s the difference these days?

I may have a degree in conflict resolution, but it seems like I could solve the Kashmir conflict more easily than trying to get a Republican and a Democrat to see eye-to-eye on anything 🤦‍♀️

I’m calling it quits on the squabbles.

My recommendation this week comes from Radiolab.

Radiolab produces shows about scientific and philosophical topics in an exceedingly amusing style. The show won me over years ago with an episode about the rigorous gondolier profession. 

 

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Anyway, the hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich (my close personal friends in an alternative reality) hit the nail on the head with this one.

No matter where we stand on the spectrum of beliefs as individuals, we tend to view our own perspective as being “right.” Because being right, well – don’t we hold that truth to be self-evident?

But what happens when we take off our Ray-Bans and try on someone else’s Oakleys?

 

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The episode “What’s Left When You’re Right?” is about more than seeing things from another point of view. 

You’ll hear a story that turns the classic prisoner’s dilemma scenario on its head and another about how a difference of personality can completely break our perception of ourselves and others.

Most importantly, you’ll get an answer to the age-old question: is it better to be a righty or a lefty?

 

Podcast: Radiolab

Episode: What’s Left When You’re Right

 

 

You can listen to the whole episode here.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a YouTube link to watch the mind-blowing showdown that is discussed in the episode: Golden Balls – Split or Steal?

Shoot me a message with your thoughts at blog@audioburst.com.

 

Sayonara for now!

 

 

We’re back from Podcast Movement: Evolutions, and our minds are buzzing with ideas!

For those of you who may not know, Podcast Movement conferences are the premier events for podcasters and industry professionals. Podcast Movement: Evolutions focused on some of the main pain points that podcasters are facing today: discoverability, growth, and monetization.

 

Audioburst VP of Product Strategy, Rachel Batish gives a talk @ Podcast Movement: Evolutions

 

Filled with experts from every aspect of the industry, the conference offered attendees access to an endless supply of content and knowledge, covering all facets of creating and marketing a podcast. 

Many themes seemed to resurface throughout the conference. Talk of short audio was all around, making it clear that short-form is quickly becoming the way to get to people’s hearts and minds.

As such, the Audioburst booth was hardly ever without a crowd. 

The Audioburst team demoed our Creators platform a hundred times a day, and the response was breath-taking: Users were excited about the robust capabilities rolled up into one single application, as well as amazed by the platform’s sleek user interface and ease of use.

 

Conference attendees check out an Audioburst demo w/Product Manager Roni Kandel

 

Every podcaster who visited our booth discussed the challenges of podcast marketing and the difficulty in spreading the word. The relief on their faces when they saw how Creators could help simplify the process was pure delight.

The best part of the entire experience, by far, was having the chance to hear the podcasters’ ideas and feedback first hand. The next few months of the Creators roadmap is now full of new capabilities, all responding to the unique challenges we heard from PM attendees – we can’t wait to dive in!

 

Attendees talk with Audioburst CTO & Co-founder Gal Klein

 

Now that the dust has settled and we’re able to take a beat to reflect on the Podcast Movement experience, we can’t help but feel excited about the future of Audioburst Creators.

Creating audio “bursts,” video as a means of opening additional distribution channels, a streamlined sharing process, and our easy to use editor all proved to be extremely valuable for the podcasters in attendance. The features were especially appreciated by those who found themselves short on time but are still in need of a way to boost their podcast’s signal effectively.

When you add in Audioburst’s unique distribution channels and our user-friendly mobile app as means of further exposure and discoverability, we feel like we’re offering something to the community that is really special.

Now it’s time to get back to work, implementing all of the amazing features inspired by Podcast Movement. But before we sign off, we just wanted to raise our glasses to all of the wonderful members of the podcasting community we got to connect with. 

 

Team Audioburst toasts to an amazing time at Podcast Movement: Evolutions

 

Until next time!

 

Hello fellow humans! My name is Tannis and this is my podcast recommendation blog.

What are my qualifications for taking on such a consequential task you ask?

Nothing! Welcome to the internet! 

Kidding.

 

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In all seriousness, I am the Content Manager here at AudioburstWe serve up the world’s largest library of talk audio content in a searchable and shareable format. 

This involves a process of listening to over 6 million minutes of radio and podcasts a month! (For context, there are only about 44,000 minutes in a month 😲)

We automatically transcribe all of the audio, analyze it for important information, and segment it into smaller bits that we call “bursts.”

The gist of it is – I listen to A LOT of talk audio content.

As Content Manager, I preside over our audio library. This means that there are currently 5,000 podcast names swirling around in my brain. And I’ve listened to all of them 🤯

I listen while I’m at work, commuting to and from the office, while doing the dishes and laundry… even in the shower! 

I’m a real podcast fiend.

Introducing: Tannis on Pods

 

I’ve started this blog series because one of the most difficult aspects of finding a new podcast to listen to is discoverability. We all know there are a gazillion podcasts out there, but how do we find a great one on a topic that we actually want to listen to?

Hopefully, I can help with this predicament! 

Every two weeks, I will recommend a podcast or podcast episode that I think warrants a listen. My picks will cover every subject under the sun. Sometimes it’ll be funny, sometimes informative, sometimes challenging.

My goal is to make podcasts more accessible to people who don’t consume audio 15 hours a day. I’m guessing there are a few of you out there? 😂

With that said, check out my first-ever podcast recommendation: America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed, Ep 4: “Superbugging Out”

 

 

 

 

In light of the terrifying coronavirus outbreak which is going to kill us all, I am recommending this episode of America Dissected to help bring the conversation back to improving our health care and away from the seemingly impending zombie apocalypse. Sometimes it feels like our personal health is out of our control – just touching the “stop request” button on the bus gives me the heebie-jeebies. This episode should serve as a reminder that there are measures we can each take to reclaim authority over our health and wellbeing. Listening to America Dissected was a very informative experience that I’d like to share with you all!

This is episode #4 in a ten-part series from Crooked Media. The show “goes beyond the headlines to explore what really matters for our health.”

This particular episode does a deep-dive into antibiotic misuse, which is “contributing to the global rise of an unseen, deadly force: antibiotic-resistant superbugs.” 

Wash your hands, people!

 

Let me know what you think!

 

Please reach out if you listen to the episode and let me know what you think. Drop me a line at blog@audioburst.com. If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check out the whole ten-part series, starting with episode one about the anti-vaccine movement.

Until next time folks!

 

 

We’re excited to share our top picks for podcasts by women that you should be listening to. We love that podcasts have become such a powerful source for diverse and strong female voices all over the world, and here are just a few of our favorites.


1. 2 Dope Queens
We wouldn’t be doing our jobs right if we didn’t include 2 Dope Queens on a list of top women-hosted podcasts. Phoebe Robins and Jessica Williams are the BFF hosts who bring on their favorite fellow comedians to join them to chat about various topics like sex, romance, and race. They don’t hold back and they don’t beat around the bush. Long story short, they’re hilarious! Don’t miss out.

Ready to give ’em a shot? Listen to a clip of their latest show here:

2. Call Your Girlfriend
Hosted by two fantastic women, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, Call Your Girlfriend originated from a weekly long-distance call between two besties. They started recording their calls, inviting guests to join in, and the rest is history.

These two women noticed a trend in male-dominated podcasts, and wanted to change that. They also highlight awesome women doing awesome things: actresses, journalists, writers, producers, etc. Listen to a recent clip here:

3. Radio Cherry Bombe

Radio Cherry Bombe features host Kerry Diamond as she interviews the coolest, most interesting women in the world of food. All the women who are making it happen as restaurant owners, chefs, bakers, food stylists, food writers, or women who just love talking about food, this is the podcast for you.


4. Stuff Mom Never Told You
Podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin talk about well-researched topics that affect women today and throughout history. Learn about interesting stories in women’s history, activism, and women in the workplace. We love that they relate these topics to modern women and also tie them back to their historical origins.

5. Being Boss
Need a little confidence boost as a boss lady? Hosts Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson talk about the universal problems that face women in the workplace, and they bring on expert guests to give advice on how to build a business, manage a team, deal with burnout, and so much more.

This is a great podcast for creative entrepreneurs and business owners who want to know that they’re not alone!

6. Selfie with Kristen Howerton and Sarah James
Self-care is so important in today’s day and age. We love listening to BFFs Kirsten Howerton and Sarah James tackle conversations about food, sleep, health, and friends. They take a lighthearted and vulnerable look at all the questions we ask ourselves, or maybe at the questions that we should be asking ourselves.

Did we miss any incredible podcasts by women that you love to listen to? Let us know in the comments!