Podcasting 2.0 Explained: A Guide for Higher Ed Podcasters with James Cridland

The benefits and features of Podcasting 2.0 for higher education podcasters.

In this episode of the Continuing Studies podcast, hosts Neil McPhedran and Jennifer-Lee welcome James Cridland, an expert in the podcasting industry, to discuss the advancements and potential of Podcasting 2.0. They discuss the inception of Podcasting 2.0, moving to its potential to transform how educational content is created and consumed. Learn about the new features that enhance accessibility, improve content management, and ensure creators maintain control over their podcasts. Whether you're a podcast enthusiast or a higher education professional, this conversation sheds light on the future of podcasting, especially in an educational context.

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(00:00:00) Introduction
Hosts Neil and Jennifer join guest James Cridland to discuss Podcasting 2.0.
(00:02:27) Basics of Podcasting 2.0
The basics and origins of Podcasting 2.0, with the idea of improving podcasting for audiences through specific features.
(00:04:10) The Podcast Index
Explanation of the Podcast Index, its origin, and how it supports podcasting diversity.
(00:07:59) Features of Podcasting 2.0
Various features of Podcasting 2.0 and the importance of respecting creators' control over their content.
(00:09:38) Relevance to Higher Education
Benefits of Podcasting 2.0 to higher education podcasters, highlighting features like transcripts and person tags.
(00:13:23) Discovery and Curation
How features in Podcasting 2.0 can enhance the discovery and curation of podcasts.
(00:16:50) Managing and Enhancing Content
The issue of inactive or "dead" podcasts cluttering directories and how podcast indexes can help identify and manage them.
(00:20:48) Adoption and Support
Podcast apps and hosting platforms that are adopting Podcasting 2.0 features and how to leverage these platforms to improve podcasts.
(00:27:11) Apple’s Role in Podcasting 2.0
Insights into Apple's adoption of Podcasting 2.0 features and its significance for the industry.
(00:31:23) Open Podcast Analytics
Introduction to OP3, an open podcast analytics tool, and its importance for transparency and comparable statistics in podcasting.
(00:33:58) Funding and Monetization
Funding and monetization options within Podcasting 2.0, including the use of the funding tag for easy integration.
(00:36:06) Conclusion
  • (00:00) - Introduction
  • (02:27) - Basics of Podcasting 2.0
  • (04:10) - The Podcast Index.
  • (07:59) - Features of Podcasting 2.0
  • (09:38) - Relevance to Higher Education
  • (13:23) - Discovery and Curation
  • (16:50) - Managing and Enhancing Content
  • (20:48) - Adoption and Support
  • (27:11) - Apple’s Role in Podcasting 2.0
  • (31:23) - Open Podcast Analytics
  • (33:58) - Funding and Monetization
  • (36:06) - Conclusion

Creators and Guests

Co-host and editor of HAVAN's podcast Measure Twice Cut Once/ Traffic Helicopter Reporter/Social Media & Marketing Manager for Euro Canadian
James Cridland
James Cridland
Passionate about audio - editor of Podnews and radio futurologist
Podcasting 2.0 Explained: A Guide for Higher Ed Podcasters with James Cridland
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