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Do the Numbers Matter? Ft. Paula Rogo

In episode 14 of "The Podcast Sessions" Rutendo Nyamuda interviews, podcast consultant and founder of Kali Media, Paula Rogo. In this episode we discuss podcast numbers, when to approach advertisers and taking advantages of opportunities.

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Africa's 1st Global Podfest. ft Josephine Karianjahi and Melissa Mbugua

In episode 12 of "The Podcast Sessions", we speak to co-directors of Africa Podfest Josephine Karianjahi and Melissa Mbugua.

In this episode the pair speak to Rutendo Nyamuda about launching Africa's first global podcast festival. The also speak about the importance of Africa Podcast Day, celebrated annually on 12 February.

Both Josephine and Melissa are also the cover stars for the February issue of The Podcast Sessions digital magazine.

It's Time to Build Your Own Table ft. Danielle Desir

In episode 11 of "The Podcast Sessions", we speak to Danielle Desir - author, travel blogger, podcaster and founder of WOC Podcasters.

In this episode Danielle speaks to, host, Rutendo Nyamuda about her journey of building WOC Podcasters.

The Tech Side of Life ft. Kitso Moremi

In episode 10 of "The Podcast Sessions", we speak to Kitso Moremi - multi award-winning sound engineer and The Sobering Podcast co-founder.

In this episode Kitso speaks to host, Rutendo Nyamuda about the tech side of podcasting, including the right microphone to use, what to listen for in a room as well things to listen out for in post-production / editing.

Building A POC Directory ft. Berry

In episode 9 of "The Podcast Sessions", we speak to Berry founder of the "Podcasts in Color" directory, one of the largest podcast directories highlighting people of colour in the industry.

In this episode Berry speaks to host, Rutendo Nyamuda about the reason and importance of the directory. The pair also discuss the importance of listening to podcasts and the next big wave of podcast genres.

Grants, Advertising and Listener Revenue

In this episode of "The Podcast Sessions" we gain insights on the business of podcasting in various African countries. The discussion was hosted by the South Africa Media Innovation Program and features the following panelists:

Selly Thiam, None on Record; Paul McNally, Volume; Kathryn Kotze, Daily Maverick; Michal Rahfaldt, Children’s Radio Foundation and Ramsey Tesdell, Sowt. The discussion was moderated by Shandukani Mulaudzi.

Understanding Funding ft. Bilal Randeree

Program Director for Africa & MENA of the Media Development Investment Fund, Bilal Randeree unpacks funding opportunities and how one should think about approaching funding for podcasting.

He also expands on various options including grant funding from foundations or donors.

Don't Just Win. Dominate ft Lebo Lion

The Podcast Sessions with Rutendo Nyamuda — A prominent voice in marketing and host of "Lessons with Lion" podcast, Lebo Lion speaks to Rutendo Nyamuda about the importance of taking up space and dominating in your industry.

Lebo also speaks about the intersection between podcasting and marketing as well as the importance of branding and marketing your podcast if you want it to be successful.

She says it's important for more black podcasters and creatives to own their space and tell their own stories because if we don't who will?

South African Podcast Stats ft Francois Retief

The Podcast Sessions with Rutendo Nyamuda — Chief Operating Officer of IONO FM, Francois Retief, speaks to Rutendo Nyamuda about the growth of the podcast industry in South Africa. He estimates that the listenership on IONO FM in 2020 will be between 5 and 6 million.

Francois also discusses how companies need to start gravitating towards podcasting and audio if they want to stay relevant and not get left behind in the future.

Webby-Nominated AfroQueer Podcast ft Aida Holly-Nambi

The Podcast Sessions with Rutendo Nyamuda — Producer of the Webby-Nominated, AfroQueer Podcast, Aida Holly-Nambi speaks to Rutendo Nyamuda about the journey of a podcast that give a voice to the LGBTQI+ community through their documentary-styled podcast.

In this episode Aida explains the production process of their team of six people that has brought them much intonational recognition including being nominated for a Webby Award as well as being chosen for the PRX & Google Podcasts creator program .

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