Tis the season to be reengineering. Many podcasts are switching networks, going independent, or moving to other networks. Jason Snell is the latest to move The Incomparable. He had some good observations in his Six Colors post about the sea changes.
Dan Benjamin, on the latest Grit podcast, said that no matter the changes that are introduced to the medium and networks, all podcasters should seek new listeners. That’s what it’s all ultimately about. This is one thing the latest changes will induce. They will find new audiences in the near future or in good time.
While others are just starting their podcasts in 2014. It seems likely the majority of those will fail for a lack of established listeners and sponsor support. It is such a wild west moment for podcasting, and the frontier is filling up. ∞