Arielle Nissenblatt on Community, Podcast Taxonomy, and Diversity
and how they all come together to lift the podcasting space
Welcome to the early access edition of Pod Chat, where you get first listen to the latest episode as well as a deeper look at some of the tools and tech mentioned in it.
In this issue:
Episode 3 of Pod Chat, with guest Arielle Nissenblatt
The Podcast Taxonomy, recognizing the value of creators everywhere
Let’s talk podcasting!
Coming up next on Pod Chat
Pod Chat Episode 3, with Arielle Nissenblatt
In Episode 3 of Pod Chat, my guest is Arielle Nissenblatt. Arielle is the founder of Earbuds Collective, community manager at SquadCast, part of the Podcast Taxonomy team, as well as part of the Sounds Profitable AdTech newsletter and podcast.
Arielle’s engaging nature and strengths around community gives her an insightful insider view of the industry, which we talked about in this episode:
why quality control when your name is involved is important
how community is an ongoing learning process
why we’re all just people, and that nuance can be lost when coming from behind a keyboard
what is Podcast Taxonomy, and why we need it
on how we still need to do better when addressing diversity in the podcasting industry
Settle back and enjoy these insights and more from Arielle.
The Podcast Taxonomy: Recognizing the Value of Creators Everywhere
Arielle is part of the Podcast Taxonomy team, and this is a really cool organization that is doing some amazing things for creators everywhere. While it may be best-known for helping recognize roles in the creation of a podcast, the team has three goals:
Further professionalize the podcast industry by adopting a standard set of roles in podcast creation.
Help with job search and creation in podcasting, giving networks and independent creators a common list of known roles and job descriptions.
Ensure the taxonomy of podcast roles is inclusive, representing people of all backgrounds, including women, people of color, and marginalized voices.
Supported by a team of leaders in the industry, and with the goals set out as a living, breathing document, make sure to check out everything the team is up to - learn more here.
Let’s Talk Podcasting!
As a complement to the Pod Chat “experience”, if you like, I’m starting a new bonus “side pod”. This will be super short, around the 5 minute mark, and is geared towards you.
So, if you have a question around podcasting, leave me a recording of your question and I’ll cover it in a bonus episode that won’t be available on any of the public RSS feeds.
Coming Up Next on Pod Chat
Here are the upcoming guests for the next four episodes:
April 15 - AJ Churchill, Lunar.fm and Apollo
April 29 - Hari Gopalakrishna, Boomcaster
May 13 - Bryan Barletta, Sounds Profitable
May 27 - Tanner Campbell, Good Morning Podcasters
I’m looking forward to bringing these guests and more to you over the spring and summer - it’s going to be a great few months ahead!
Until the next time, stay safe, stay well, and happy podcasting!
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