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Episode 242nd November 2022 • Podcast Pontifications • Evo Terra
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Not so long ago, it was possible to talk about the future of podcasting in

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relevant terms for almost every podcaster.

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But podcasting has evolved beyond those simpler times.

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So what do we do in these more complex times?

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Hello, and welcome to another Podcast Pontifications with me, Evo Terra.

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Look, I'm not gonna beat around the bush about this.

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What you are listening to right now is the very last episode of Podcast

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Pontifications that I will make.

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This is it.

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I had this whole long, big outline created that dug deep into why I'm making

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this decision and what I'm doing next.

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But I threw it all away because it was a little - well, a lot - self-serving.

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Brevity is better.

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"Episodes should be as short as you can possibly make them," you

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might have heard me say before.

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So here it goes.

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I'm shutting down Podcast Pontifications for a lot of

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reasons, but they all stem to this.

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Back to this?

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For this?

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Whatever.

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Podcasting has outgrown my ability to keep up with all the changes.

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And that's something that's never, ever going to slow down, is it?

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So I'm doing the only logical thing to do when an industry gets this big and

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you're one person, I'm nicheing down.

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You know that thing I suggest you do all the time on your show?

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I've been talking about it for years now.

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Yeah.

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The niche I'm picking is fiction podcasting.

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No, not as a maker.

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I'm, I'm not a fiction podcaster.

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And certainly not as a pundit.

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I'm not gonna tell fiction podcasters what they should be thinking about.

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More a curator and an enabler.

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And for those that skip the odd email that I sent out a couple of

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weeks over the weekend, I'm helping people who love fiction audio to

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discover great fiction podcasts.

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Not only just great fiction podcasts, but great fiction podcasts that are complete.

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Yeah, a complete listening experience.

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It's on a newsletter that I call The End, which you can sign

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up for for free at theend.fyi.

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Look, if I, if you like watching fiction TV or movies and you haven't

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dipped your toes into the amazing world of fiction podcasting, you are

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missing out on some amazing stories.

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Stories that just might let you cancel one or more of those streaming video services.

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I'm not even kidding when I say that.

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So, yes, this is the end of Podcast Pontifications.

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Yes.

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Sorry.

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Look, I've genuinely enjoyed meeting so many amazing people and podcasters.

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I'm humbled to know that I've played a, a small part in helping those

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podcasters make their own podcast, and, therefore, all of podcasting better.

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And I don't see that behavior of mine stopping, by the way.

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So please reach out to me if you ever need any sort of help whatsoever.

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Thisisevo@gmail.com will probably reach me forever.

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Now, the website for this show will stay up for a little

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while longer, but not forever.

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I plan on keeping all of the mirrored posts up on Medium

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for as long as Medium exists.

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And the audio episodes themselves, they'll stay up as long as Captivate

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doesn't kick me off, that is.

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So if you feel like archiving close to 600 episodes, now is your time.

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Go for it.

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So again, thank you.

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Please subscribe to The End at theend.fyi.

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And I'll see you around.

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Cheers!

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Podcast Pontifications is written and narrated by Evo Terra.

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He's on a mission to make podcasting better.

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Links to everything mentioned in today's episode are in the notes

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section of your podcast listening app.

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A written-to-be-read article based on today's episode is available at

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podcastpontifications.com where you'll also find a video version and a corrected

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transcript, both created by Allie Press.

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Podcast Pontifications is a production of Simpler Media.