You can give prospective listeners a good look at what your show is like by producing a ‘sampler’ or ‘retrospective’ or ‘best of’ episode that includes excerpts from different shows. Some podcasters like to do this to observe milestones in their podcast’s history, like reaching 100 episodes or 1 year.
We recommend keeping the length of your sampler under 80 minutes. That way you can burn it to an audio CD. These CDs are great promotional tools and freebies to give away at trade shows and conferences—much better than a pen with your show’s name and logo on them.
Give everyone you know a taste of podcasting!
Happy 2007 from the Wiggly Team! It’s a compilation of Heatherâ€™s favourite moments in podcasting (like the Hedgerow Row), and very funny it is, too. At 55 minutes, itâ€™s nearly twice as long as a typical episode, but still fits easily on an audio CD.
Mitch Joel asked all the Communications and Advertising Podcasters of the Worldâ€”not to mention all the hosts of the shows heâ€™d been a guest onâ€”to send in audio files talking about the most important things they learned in 2006. The idea was to create an auditory Yule log that would just keep on burning.
The result is a sample from several different podcasts, including Across the Sound, Inside PR, Return on Intention, and Managing the Gray. It’s a crash course in communications and marketing podcasts.
See the Show Notes for the complete list.
To celebrate producing their 200th show on December 21, 2006, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson created a retrospective starting with FIR #1 in January, 2005. The only down side to this tour-de-force from PRâ€™s most prolific podcasters is that itâ€™s too long to fit onto a single audio CD. Of course, that was true of all their episodes until 2007.
FIR 200 Show Notes (FIR blog)
FIR 200 Detailed Show Notes with Time Codes (New PR Wiki)
Professor Goetsch lists her can’t-miss podcasts.
Get several episodes in one with these highlights from some favourite podcasts.
Shows people love that happen to be hosted or co-hosted by women.