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Podbernation (n) (POD-ber-na-TION) — The break between seasonal episodes that toys with your content consumption addiction.

Podbernation (n) (POD-ber-na-TION) — The break between seasonal episodes that toys with your content consumption addiction.

Definition

Podbernation (n) (POD-ber-na-TION) Play podword pronunciation audio
1. The break between seasonal episodes that toys with your content consumption addiction.
2. That long, endless pause between podcast seasons.
3. A gap between seasons that lets you come up with new ideas.

Insight

Seasonal podcasts go through multiple podbernations, or pauses, between seasons.

This is the time where you work on lessons learned from the past season and move forward in creating the next season’s content. While you are technically not producing your podcast during this short period of time, you are teasing, promoting, and marketing your upcoming season early and often.

Meanwhile, you have an avalanche of previous season’s content to continue promoting. Do not miss an opportunity to gain new listeners from last season’s content. Binge listening is very popular these days and if your content is good, they will take the time to catch up during your podbernation.

Examples

“The season finale always begins our 6-month podbernation.”
“I didn’t podfade, I became a seasonal podcaster and took went into podbernation.”
“If it wasn’t for podbernations we would never get to catch our breath and plan new episodes!”

Credits

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