Evo Terra: How to Spin Your Own Podcasting Mistakes


PodMov Daily: Friday, September 11

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Evo Terra: How to Spin Your Own Podcasting Mistakes

In Evo Terra’s Podcast Pontifications, the podcaster, author, and radio broadcaster makes a case for your professional blooper reel. “Though they might lead to an existential crisis,” Terra says, some podcasting mistakes can be spun in the creator’s favor. “Sometimes, these inadvertent errors can be a gift.”

Say you’ve added or removed too much space between segments. Pretend it was intentional. Ask questions. “Ignoring the fact that the edit is different, does it sound good?” If the answer is yes, “is that change of feeling something you’d never considered, but now that you’ve heard it, it’s worth exploring?”

Terra reframes 10 haunting scenarios to show how “leaning into our errors can uncover hidden intentions and creative growth.” Maybe you’ve lost access to your DAW, skipped a plugin, or somehow forgotten to prepare at all. The way we react to fumbles, stumbles, and goofs may determine what we learn.

Charlamagne Tha God and The Black Effect Podcast Network 

Radio presenter Charlamagne Tha God has announced the launch of The Black Effect Podcast Network. Jay Connor of The Root writes that the new network aims to “educate, enlighten and entertain audiences while putting money and muscle behind some of the most influential Black voices of today.”

A partnership with iHeartMedia, the network’s podcasts will cover pop culture, social justice, mental health, and a wide variety of topics that impact the Black community. Charlamagne’s nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, co-hosted by DJ Envy and Angela Yee, will serve as the flagship show.

Charlamagne said in a statement: “Our goal is to shift the narrative from Black creators signing transactional deals, to instead forming legacy partnerships that build generational wealth while allowing each creative to have an equitable stake in their future.” In Connor’s words, it's a “major power move.”

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Here's what else is going on:

  • Copy that: A new Descript feature, Overdub Stock Voices, allows users to generate audio “in a number of voices and styles that aren’t their own.” When an ultra-realistic clone of your own voice won’t cut it, try Ethan, Nancy, Ruth, Henry, Emily, Malcolm, Carla, or Don.
  • Money clip: Sony has announced plans to release nearly 40 podcasts this year and is developing over 100 original programs. According to Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg, “That slate of shows represents the biggest investment in podcasting to-date by a major music label.” 
  • Narrow lead: Specificity pays on Apple Podcasts, says Dan Misener of Pacific Content. “When you appear near the top of a podcast chart — even within a relatively small category — your show earns valuable real estate on the preview pages of every other show in your category.”
  • Curtain call: Wondery’s fall slate of audio programming includes a series about the life of Kamala Harris. Joy Reid will host Kamala: Next in Line, a collaboration with MSNBC. Also on deck are new seasons of Business Wars and Dr. Death, Wondery's second true-crime hit.

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