Media Hosting, iTunes Rankings, New & Noteworthy

VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn Rob Walch joins us for a chat on this episode. Rob has been in podcasting from the very beginning and has a wealth of experience in the medium.

We talked about media hosting, and why you might want to think about hosting with Libsyn. iTunes, and the myths and misinformation surrounding the rankings and New & Noteworthy categories. Why you might want to have an app made for your show. What should be on your podcast’s website. And some poorly researched articles doing the rounds at the moment.

You can also find Rob on The Feed (The Official Libsyn Podcast), Podcast 411, and Today in iOS. One particular episode he mentioned on this episode was his chat with Aaron Mahnke of Lore.

And if you’re signing up to Libsyn in the future, remember you can always use the coupon code ADPP to get a free month there.

Other things mentioned on this episode, the Out on the Wire Podcast, 11th Hour Audio, and the Audio Drama Promo Trailer Park.

As always, get in touch with us at any time on podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Developing Story Ideas. AudioFlix

Story ideas probably creep up on you all the time, you could be in the shower, out running, or lying in your bed. They could be fully fledged story ideas, fragments of stories, individual scenes, or short snippets of conversations. The point is, where do you go from here? Regular ADPP contributor Steve Schneider talks through his own process in dealing with these ideas, how he documents and attempts to pull them all together so that they might actually become Audio Dramas one day. Perhaps this method might work well for you? Or maybe you already have a similar system in place – if so, why not get in touch and share it with us.

Elsewhere, everyone’s favourite Belgian Audio Dramatist Domien De Groot (Witch Hunter ChroniclesWill of the Woods) debuts as our first ever guest interviewer. He caught up with Tim Knofler, the man behind new Audio Drama streaming subscription service AudioFlix to find out more about the project, and if this will be the “Netflix for Audio Drama” that has been so widely discussed in recent years.

We’d love to see more contributions like these on the show, so if you’d like to discuss a topic, or interview someone, you can send them over to us at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com. And even if you’e completely new to the medium please don’t be put off from having your say. We want to hear from everyone.

Creating interactive audio fiction, & fantasy character accents

If you want to build a business, earn a bit of extra pocket money, or even just get creative and have fun with audio fiction, there are other ways to do so outside of the traditional podcasting method.

Our guests on this weeks show, Iain Manley (VoiceMap) and Adele Kirby (Imagineactive Audio Fitness Adventures), have created two very different, but equally innovative audio apps based around their own passions and interests. Both use audio to tell stories, so whether that’s guiding you on factual or fictional tours around towns or cities, or training you to survive an alien invasion and impending apocalypse, you know you’re going to be entertained in a very different way than simply sitting back with your headphones on.

You can get involved with VoiceMap yourself by creating a route with them, just like we did. Or maybe you have some ideas on how you can use your skills as a writer, producer, or voice actor to create some sort of interactive audio app of your own.

Elsewhere, we also discuss accents in fantasy shows. Can you have ‘new world’ accents in ‘old world’ settings without affecting the stories authenticity? We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic.

And as ever, we can be chatted up at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com, in our Facebook group, or on Twitter.

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