Better Podcasting #186 – Hangouts on Air Is Going Away, What Next?

Last week we posted an article to GonnaGeek highlighting how Google announced that Hangouts on Air is going away soon. As Hangouts on Air (HOA) has been a staple that we’ve highlighted many times on this show, we thought that we’d do an episode where highlight some of the reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful, some considerations for moving forward, and things to prioritize when choosing a new service. Before we get there though, we kick off our show with a pre-launch How I Saved My Podcast story, and an update from one listener/viewer about their “One Thing” goal from 2019.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a Time article about “Big Money” coming in to podcasting.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we take listener feedback including a poll about sunscreen and podcasting.

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, June 12, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

How I Saved My Podcast Story: David Toney saving his podcast before launching it.

One Thing Segment: Stephanie Fuccio

Main Topic: Handling Hangout on Air going away

  • Reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful
  • Questioning the future of video for your personal needs
  • Considerations for moving on from HOA
  • Streaming destinations
  • Future proofing your next service choice
  • When to change from Hangouts on Air

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • What Was That Woodworking Podcast?
  • Thoughts on the PodMic
  • Summer Podcasting Sunburns

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