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What has made Serial and Startup so popular as podcasts?
photodune-7073493-bandwagon-this-way--xsI've heard a lot of conversations surrounding the popularity of the Startup and Serial podcasts. I've heard more than one person suggest that the main reason that these two shows are so popular is due to the format in which they tell a narrative story throughout each episode.

I'm shocked by the number of people who have already tried to incorporate this style of format into their own show or are contemplating doing so in the near future.

I'll admit, I'm just as hooked to these two podcasts as the other hundreds of thousands of podcast enthusiasts out there. However, I don't think it's the format of the show that has drawn everyone's attention. Yes, I do believe it is a part of the equation. However, I do there there is more to it than that. That is the main topic that I cover in this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man.

 
 
Other topics included in this episode

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  • Audio Branding Package – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/audio
  • Facebook Category for Podcasting (Details here)
  • Telephone calls via Facetime Audio Calling (Details Here)
  • Sending and receiving SMS via Yosemity (Details Here)
  • Use iPad as 2nd Display without latency (Details Here)
  • PBS News Hour Story on Podcasting
  • Slate article on Podcasting
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    Special Thanks to my Patreon Supporters
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    A few folks had suggested that I create a Patreon account because they wanted another way to financially support the content that I created here. They mentioned that as a result of the free content that I've created, they've been able to launch a successful podcast and/or take their business to the next level without neededing to purchase any of the products or services that I have offered.

    Special Thanks to Ana Melikian from the Mindset Zone Podcast for being the first Patreon supporter at $25 or more per episode.

     

     
     
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    Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

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