I very much want to keep the current logo/icon and colors. So the “P” of the logo has to continue to make sense.
Conversations About Podcasting — An obvious thought, but to my astonishment, this is not the title of an existing podcast?! I think the “about” is important, since “podcasting conversations” has a few possible meanings.
Conversations Around Podcasting — An alternative would be “Conversations Around Podcasting” which explains both what it is, and hints at the scenic route.
The Scenic Route — A phrase I use in the show opening, which I get lots of positive feedback about. But there are lots of shows using this phrase. “The scenic route to podcasting” is not in use, but feels too long.
“P is for Podcasting”
The word conversation(s) is implied. Podcasting is an auditory/verbal medium vs vlogging. Keeping it bright and simple means it is memorable and you can pick and choose topics–I can’t remember if you are producing weekly, monthly, ?.
As in Monday could be technical (software, mics, producing in the field), Tuesday would be celebratory, Wednesday would be editing, like so…
These are “it says what it is” but are long and dry…
Conversations about podcasting
Conversations around podcasting
Fun ideas that are fun or uncommon…
P2 (as in p-squared, or P^2 or something)
P is for Podcasting
Mark mentioned “The Podcaster’s Podcast” — another clear “it is what it says”. My instinct is that’s a little to repetitive sounding.
Ron mentioned “Podtalk”. I was talking with @ChristiCassidy (in a POD11 zoom) and we got to talking about this—the idea of using “talk” or “chat” is nicer than “conversation” in a title.
“Podtalk” and “Pod Talk” are pretty common titles — but strangely there are no large or active shows using it. Several stale shows (started in 2020, 2021, 3 or so episodes and stopped). There is a single show currently active, started in 2022, using green cover art and not in English (ie not at all confusingly similar) So I think this would be a possible title too. My only concern here is if you search for “podtalk” you don’t find the Pod Talk shows, and vice versa (so which we chose might be a little harder to find than necessary). But I don’t think that’s a deal breaker.
…and domain names matter, but I’m not super-concerned. Currently the podcast has a dedicated website, hosted by Simplecast at, https://listen.podcaster.community. Once we have a new name, I’ll get some domain and move that website also.
I like it, @craigconstantine - think it looks good, catchy enough to remember, clear as to what it is. And really, open enough so that you could expand it down the line, include reviews if you wanted to, etc.
It’s not the worst show cover art I’ve ever seen. At the very least, it needs a little more margin; It needs a few more pixels of the yellow background showing. What I really should do is head to Fivrr.com or something.