Blogging Between Podcast Answer Man Podcast Episodes

Podcast Answer Man PodcastI started my first blog back in 1996 back when launched and gave people the opportunity to create individual html pages. I started out by editing my index.html page on a daily basis until I felt the page was simply too long. I decided to break down my posts by month and calling each of those pages something like 1996-10.html. Each time I created an html page for a new month, I would manually add a link to it in a file called archive.html. When people would come to my index.html page, they would see the link, on the side of my site, linking them to the archives.

Back then, I was calling it an “online journal.” About a year later, I adopted the term “web log.” Before I knew it, people started calling them blogs and tools like “Blogger” came along and made all this stuff so much easier. Today, I am using WordPress as my blogging/site platform of choice.

BLOG RSS FEEDWhen I discovered podcasting, I fell in love with the concept of sharing my thoughts in audio form and have since created well over 3,300 episodes of audio podcast content. However, I still try to find time to occasionally blog between podcast episodes here on my Podcast Answer Man blog.

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 27, 2015

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale


Our family just celebrated an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. One of the things that I am most thankful for is just how much I’ve been blessed to do the work I love. When I left my career in insurance back in January, 2008, I had no idea that I would have been responsible for helping tens of thousands of people launch successful podcasts.

Each year, I like to hold a Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale. This year, I have two offers for you to choose from. You can either save 50% off of any of my digital products found at OR you can save 50% off the cost of my Podcasting A to Z Online Coaching Course (Note: This coaching course offers includes access to all of my digital training tutorials).

To take advantage of either of these offers, please use the discount code “BlackCyber15” in the shopping cart!

Happy Holidays!



periscopeimgI am so excited to announce that I have found a solution for bringing audio from my mixer into my iPhone or iPad so that that I can stream live on Periscope using my Heil microphones while also being able to include sound clips and jingles.

To do this, I am using the iRig 2 from IK Multimedia and a 1/8″ TRS to 1/4″ TS adapter. Note: I’m bringing the audio out of the headphones jack of my mixer (actually, I use a headphone amplifer found on my equipment page.

When I done live streaming in the past, I was sending audio from my headphones amplifier into a camera that had a 1/8″ TRS microphone input via a 25 foot 1/8″ TRS Patch cable. To plug this cable into my headphone amp, I used a simple 1/8″ TRS to 1/4″ TRS adapter.

Now, instead of plugging the other end of that cable into my camera, I am plugging it the adapter and the iRig 2 mentioned above, which is connected to my iPhone or iPad.

I’m so excited that I was finally able to find this solution as Stephanie and I recently announced that we were going back to a weekly schedule for our Family From The Heart podcast and that we plan to stream the recording of the show via Periscope. We’ll be doing this each Thursday at 11am Eastern Time if you want to check out the show, I’m @GSPN on Periscope.

I tested the setup on Periscope earlier today and it worked great. I took the recording from my iPad and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. Check out the video below.


405 – Crossing The Finish Line

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 20, 2015


The only official show notes for this episode is the following image. It will make perfect sense once you listen to the full episode.


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The Past Six Months Are Just The Beginning!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 14, 2015

It has been exactly six months since I announced to the world that I was going to make a few lifelong commitments that would change my life forever. If you haven’t been following my journey, you can hear that announcement in episode 583 of my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast.

The images below show only the outside view of what I’ve accomplished during these past six months. What’s happened on the inside is even more impressive.


I’ve been documenting my journey by posting daily post workout selfies. As a result of folks seeing the transformation from month to month, I receive a lot of emails asking me questions about what I’m doing and how I got started.

In this post, I’m simply going to post a response that I gave to one of my friends. [click to continue…]


402 – Apple Watch Review From A Fitness Tracking Perspective

April 29, 2015

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I give my full review of the Apple Watch after having it for nearly one full week. Find out what I am absolutely in love with this device. Keep in mind, I purchased the Apple watch as a fitness tracking device first and foremost. I used to be […]

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Las Vegas – Podcast Answer Man Community Meetup

April 12, 2015

I’m hosting a private, meetup for members of the Podcast Answer Man community who will be attending New Media Expo 2015. Who is invited to attend this event? Those who have listened to any of the podcasts that I have produced over the years. Those who have gone through any of the free tutorials on my […]

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A New iTunes Description for Podcast Answer Man

November 25, 2014

Today, I spent sometime updating the iTunes description of the Podcast Answer Man podcast. The old description used to start off with “This is THE PODCAST about Podcasting! Helping you take your show to the “next level.” However, this no longer accurately describes what each podcast episode is focused on. For this reason, I’ve changed […]

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Creating The Content That You Feel Called To Create

November 24, 2014

I recently came across one of quote on the internet that says… “Some people will only love you as long as you fit into their box.  Don’t be afraid to disappoint.” As a content creator, you simply cannot expect to make everyone happy. I have come to the place where I believe it is detrimental […]

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“Quick Question” I get emails with this subject line or that have this in the first sentence of at least 30 to 40 emails per day…

November 21, 2014

It’s Friday morning and I have about three really important things that I want to accomplish today. Things that I feel are really important and that I feel “called to do.” I’m talking about the types of things that if I were to ask myself at the end of the day, “Did I do, today, […]

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Do You Want To Create A Top Ranked Podcast That Generates Big Cash For You? If so….

August 31, 2014

Do you want to learn how to create a podcast that will instantly rise to the top of the iTunes ranking for your category? Do you want to learn how you can generate, thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars from your podcasting efforts? If so…. Podcasting A to Z IS […]

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Live Q&A Broadcast for August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

This week, I decided to release the audio recording of my closing keynote as my episode for Podcast Answer Man. I knew that I would still have a live audience that would come to my live show Thursday chat room. For this reason, I decided to have an impromptu Q&A show targeted specifically for the […]

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Podcasters Can Change The World!

July 29, 2014

When I left my career in insurance to pursue podcasting full-time, my decision was not fueled by how much money I could earn or how much popularity I could generate. I decided to devote my life to podcasting because I realized that this was the best opportunity for me to make a positive difference in […]

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Media Coverage For Podcasting – KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego

March 27, 2014

Most of you know that I flew to San Diego this week to speak at Social Media Marketing World. I had the incredible honor of being invited to promote my talk on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego new show. The following is the video recording of that segment.

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VLOG – New Home Construction Update March 2014

March 24, 2014

Every day, I thank God for the opportunity to create a business that serves others, makes a positive difference in the lives of people all over the world and that brings a great deal of personal satisfaction and fulfillment into my own life. I am incredibly blessed. On my ABOUT PAGE, there is a video […]

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Why You Should Create An Audio Podcast Within 90 Days!

November 7, 2013

Are you seeking clarity on which channel you should choose to launch your online efforts? Do you already have a loyal online following and seek clarity on what you can do to take your online efforts to the next level? In this video, I will make it crystal clear that the single greatest investment you […]

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Free Informational Podcasting A to Z Conference Call

September 12, 2013

Many online marketers will create a webinar that they offer for free in an effort to get you fully engaged with them and their brand so that they may make a huge sales pitch at the end of the call with some sort of manufactured deadline that you must accept their offer by. If you […]

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What Is Triberr And How Can It Benefit You?

August 24, 2013

Each month, I host a webinar for the members of the Podcast Mastermind. In this month’s webinar, I interviewed Dino Dogan, co-founder of I was very impressed with what I have learned about Triberr and felt compelled to go ahead and share this 1 hour 25 minute webinar publicly here on my blog. If […]

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A Proven Podcast Workflow

July 18, 2013

Many of you know that I teach a four week Podcasting A to Z course where I have helped hundreds of folks launch extremely successful podcasts. I wanted to share a quick video tutorial that I created for my Podcasting A to Z students. In this video, I show you my step-by-step podcasting workflow. When […]

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VLOG – Live Show Thursday!

May 30, 2013

For the past few years, I’ve been doing “Live Show Thursday.” Basically I turn on a live streaming camera in my studio at 9am Eastern Time and keep it on until about 2pm Eastern Time at I have done this to give folks a peak inside the studio to see how I produce my […]

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VLOG – In front of the computer all day

May 28, 2013

This is my first “official” vlog post! I have recently been inspired by Fr. Roderick Vonhogen’s Vlog posts. I figured that I would give this a shot to see folks from my community had any interest in short video clips that show what happens when I’m not behind a microphone. If you like my vlog […]

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4 Reasons Why Podcasting Is The Single Best Investment For Taking Your Platform To The Next Level!

May 17, 2013

Do you have a message that you want to get out to the world? Do you want to take your brand exposure to the next level? In this short video, I share four reasons why creating an audio podcast is the best investment you can make to stand out in our online world! This video […]

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How To Market Your Business With A Podcast Without Directly Selling Anything!

May 13, 2013

As a member of the Podcast Mastermind I have had the privilege of watching, first hand, as Cesar Abeid effectively integrates the marketing of his business within the Construction Industry Podcast. What I love most about Cesar’s approach to integrated marketing is that he has not turned his niche podcast into full out commercial for […]

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How I Became A Confident Public Speaker!

May 11, 2013

Over the past two years, I have made a decision to put a great deal of focus on getting more involved in public speaking. In a short amount of time, I have made it to the place where I am being paid to speak at events. I have already given my first Keynote address, where […]

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GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise Information

March 9, 2013

GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise: Please click play above to listen to the informational call that will give you the full details of our upcoming GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise. You are invited to join the online community experience of a lifetime. In February of 2011 Stephanie and I took our family on the No […]

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Final Opportunity For Podcasting A to Z At This Cost

February 25, 2013

I wanted to let everyone know that that my next Podcasting A to Z course is set to launch this coming Monday, March 4th. As I am writing this, there are only eight spots left and three individuals who have already informed me that they intend to register later this week. There are two reasons […]

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How I use plain txt files to manage a great deal of information.

January 28, 2013

In this video blog post, I wanted to share how I have been managing a great deal of information within a multitude of plain .txt files. I originally recorded this video back on December 19th, 2012. I was so excited about the setup that I had configured, I simply couldn’t resist creating this tutorial. However, […]

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Two Shows Have Been Nominated – PLEASE VOTE!

November 3, 2012

While I am very excited, I am going to keep this very brief! We have two shows that were nominated for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards this year. Authentic Life Radio was nominated in the Entertainment category. Encouraging Others Through Christ was nominated in the Religion Inspiration category. The podcasts with the greatest number […]

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Feedburner – Is The Sky Really Falling?

September 21, 2012

Update: I recorded episode 278 after posting this blog post. Click here to listen. I typically get between 40 to 100+ emails each day with quick questions. However, today may just break a record. This morning, I returned from my walk only to find an unusually high volume of emails, Twitter notifications, Facebook messages, etc. […]

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Podcasting Never Died! There Is No Need of a “Resurrection”

September 5, 2012

This afternoon, I sat down to do some work, hoping not to get distracted by too much. However, against my better judgement, I decided to make a quick post on Facebook and Twitter. While on Twitter, I saw the following post that was directed to myself and a few friends. Intrigued by the message, I […]

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Podcast Acquisitions – A Seriously Bad Sales Pitch

August 14, 2012

So a representative of a company recently sent me an email saying, “I would like to learn more about the acquisitions of GSPN podcasts.” I wrote back and asked, “Do you have any documentation about what is involved in this program?” He wrote back with a lengthy response, but it is summed up with the […]

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Why Did I Purchase Two Canon EOS 60D Cameras?

July 1, 2012

Why did I purchase TWO Canon 60D Cameras? It’s no secret that when I develop a new passion, I typically dive in head first and stick with the motto of Go Big or Go Home! That’s what happened to me when I was bit hard by the Photography Bug. Here’s the deal, for some reason, […]

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254 – How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast! Facebook Interest Lists And More!

March 24, 2012

So You Have A Podcast… Now What? One the questions that I am asked most often is “How Do I Grow My Audience?” Many times it’s phrased something like, “I’ve been podcasting for (insert number) of months/years and I only have (insert number) of people who are consistently downloading each of my episodes.” Those who […]

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March 13, 2012

Folks, I recently had the honor of being a guest on Andrew Warner’s, MIXERGY podcast. If you have not yet heard of Mixergy, you really should check it out. The mission of Mixergy is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you. […]

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SoundCloud – Would It Work For Podcasting?

March 7, 2012

In this video, I share a call that I had with Ben Fawkes From Ben wanted to tell me about how they are opening up their platform for podcasting. I figured that the podcasting community would be interested in hearing what I learned on the call. I asked Ben if I could record the […]

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246 Podcast Answer Man – The Podcast Mastermind

January 26, 2012

UPDATE: On February 6th, 2014, I announced that I had shut down the Podcast Mastermind after two years. I have left this post here, to serve as an archive of how I announced this organization that I led for two years. If you would like to hear why I shut down the Podcast Mastermind, even […]

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January 11, 2012

I am so excited to share that I have found a way to create a live show page that will play both my live video feed and an HTML5 chat room on the same page. The fact is that I’ve had the ability to do both the video and chat on the same page […]

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