Are YouTube Podcasts kind of dumb?

I asked YouTube questions directly about YouTube Podcasts, and I got some answers to share with you. If you're a podcaster, these are exciting, weird and confusing times. Let's discuss.

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19 Responses to Are YouTube Podcasts kind of dumb?

  1. Draevnn Motkova March 26, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

    Great questions, and like you, I don’t look at YouTube videos for more than a few seconds unless something is said that creates the need to look at it.

  2. Mr Crooke March 26, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

    Some great questions raised here and I am interested in following these developments and how YouTube is going to change the podcasting landscape. Thanks for this.

  3. Lethcode March 26, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

    I think a stronger title by removing kind of would perform better. Currently the title is super wishy washy

  4. Joshua DeLaughter March 26, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

    Honestly I’m behind this. YouTube is the main SM network I use by a ton and it’d be nice to do more things in one place.

  5. jarkrak7 March 26, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

    Does this mean this would be a good time to launch a podcast? Like will it be pushed more by YouTube?

  6. Stewdio Media March 26, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

    This answered quite a few questions that I had concerning podcasts. Especially the last question. It seemed like I had gotten a lot of conflicting information about podcasts and shorter (not necessarily ‘short form’) content. I really struggled with the idea of starting a new channel for my podcast in order to protect my other videos, but YouTube growth experts advise against managing multiple channels in the beginning stages. This video clarified that for me. Thank you.

  7. Sharron Gimik March 26, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

    Hello, Mr. Pat “Podcast” Flynn! These are valid questions. Additionally, how will they be monetized? When I am listening to a podcast I don’t want interruptions from ads. I listen often when I need to be “hands-free” and I hate trying to listen to a video (I often do) and getting stuck in the ad loop because I’m driving. UGH. What do you think?

  8. Noah Banks March 26, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

    Definitely taking advantage of this new feature in the coming months! One of my main questions is how the podcast episodes would show up in your public video library?

    • Pat Flynn March 26, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

      Likely similar to how shorts have their own category link on the video tab.

  9. Maricel P March 26, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

    Am I correct, that you can still upload your video to YT as video not as podcast? Do you think there will be an ad in between like to regular YT video? How much do they pay for the monetization of YT Podcast?

    • Pat Flynn March 26, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      The creator can choose to monetize it like a regular video and will likely pay just like a regular video, as opposed to shorts which have a separate frestment

  10. onocoffee March 26, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

    I’m sensing some level of scrutiny that seems of artifice, which is unusual for your videos. “Podcasts” have taken on a certain format because of talk radio/public radio and I don’t see the addition of a YouTube category necessarily changing that. And the question of whether or not the podcast fits your audience is something that is covered by what most people say on the topic of channel topic, and now confirmed by YouTube – that if your topic relates to your channel’s audience, then keep it there.

    A big reason why I don’t dip into the podcasting waters is because it’s more work. Setting up new accounts, payments and everything associated with podcasting is something I don’t want to add. YouTube Podcasts sounds like it makes it easy – and you don’t have to pay money to host the content on a different platform. Add RSS feed and AdSense and it just makes sense!

  11. Kimberly Goh March 26, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

    Great video, Pat! I’m wondering if I mark a current video as a podcast if its views will stop counting toward my watch hours. And will it stop being shown on my channel page (unless people click the podcast tab?)

  12. Make Money Make Cash March 26, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

    I still have an IPod that works and I use!!! So glad you are covering this as I didn’t understand why they have a Podcast option, but it’s super cool the episodes get more distribution and will continue to grow. What happens if you duplicate some of your content exactly from one channel to another – I thought that goes against YouTube’s terms and conditions, but I know that some of my videos would likely do very well duplicated on another channel for a specific segment of my audience, that could grow into a bigger segment of it’s own, but it still very relevant to my main audience?

  13. Imogen Campbell March 26, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

    Thank you for this, Pat. I suppose everything depends on what YouTube envisions for this. If they envision this being a platform for podcast listeners who have no interest in seeing images as they consume content, then sticking one visual on an old podcast and uploading it if still relevant should do the trick. But is this how I should view it? What about newbie’s just starting out on the platform for the sake of having a podcast that is searchable. Is there anything in your opinion that we should be thinking about?

  14. AskIve Solar March 26, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

    My only question, can it play with the screen off? I’m only about half way through the video though

  15. Breakdown Recaps March 26, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

    Tbh, youtube implementing podcasts seems to be a great thing for many creators, as it gives creators their own space to be discovered more easily

  16. Stephen Courson March 26, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

    This is a headache more than a blessing it seems at the moment. I wish they’d differentiate podcast playlists from regular channel videos so it doesn’t hurt engagement/watch time analytics.

  17. Marcus Davenport March 26, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

    Good episode

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