Crutch Words in Podcasting – PCI 259

Um, uh, so, ya know? We all have crutch words we use in podcasting and there are ways to combat this small issue. While it won’t kill your show, excessive use of crutch words in podcasting aren’t appreciated by listeners. MacKenzie fills in for Todd this week and she chats with Mike about some industry news, Blubrry releases and tries to help explain caching in a non-tech way.

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Recorded in central Ohio and northern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.


Best Practice

Crutch words in podcasting. Um, don’t use them?

Blubrry News

Blubrry Pro Tip

Having your podcast on your website, The Blubrry Way!

Question(s) of the Week

Question: What is caching? Why, as a podcaster, should I care?

Answer: Without getting too geeky, caching is a web technology that allows dynamically generated webpages to load quicker. It generates the webpage and stores it in memory for a time and serves it up to all visitors instead of generating the page every time. This also works for RSS feeds. When you change something in your RSS feed (add an episode) the RSS feed may be cached without the new episode. Once the cache is cleared, your new episode will be in the feed.


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Podcast Help Desk, the companion podcast to this one, will resume this Saturday at 2PM EST Mike will record live on Facebook and/or Youtube. Follow @mgdell on Twitter for the link to the live show. Be sure to Subscribe or Follow at  This show is where Mike gets to geek out on the tech side of podcasting and do a deep dive into it.

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Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.

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