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4 courses that will turn your podcast idea into solid gold

Anyone with a killer idea for a podcast can learn valuable tactics for turning that idea into a success with the training in the How to Start a Podcast Bundle.

Podcast hosts Alex Blumberg, Lewis Howes and John Lee Dumas.

  • This four-course podcasting bundle explores how to build a successful podcast brand.
  • Industry-recognized podcasting experts explain effective storytelling techniques.
  • The training digs into marketing techniques to make your podcast profitable.


There are currently more than 750,000 podcasts being produced around the globe. In the U.S. alone, more than 16 million people consider themselves avid podcast fans.

Anyone with a killer idea for a podcast can learn valuable tactics for turning that idea into a success with the training in the How to Start a Podcast Bundle.

A team of award-winning podcast veterans break down the steps for creating and producing a podcast that's appealing to both listeners and advertisers alike over four courses featuring 23 hours of content.

Podcasting 101 with John Lee Dumas has the host of EntrepreneurOnFire walk students through the technical, creative, and business elements behind running a successful podcast. The course covers everything from choosing the right equipment to audio editing to avenues for marketing your podcast.

The courses Power Your Podcast with Storytelling with Alex Blumberg and Essential Storytelling Techniques with the Producers from NPR's "Snap Judgment" explore the art of painting an audio picture, including constructing a compelling story arc, establishing strong characters and finding the higher themes that will resonate with an audience.

Finally, Start Your Profitable Podcast & Build A Brand With Lewis Howes digs into the monetization of podcasting as he explains the right marketing techniques to get your work noticed by advertisers.

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It's true that high-school calculus teachers torture their students with them, but it's also true that once some degree of mastery is in hand, mathematicians love a good — efficient, clever, and useful — formula.

These things aren't just for classrooms or advanced scientific applications, either. While it's amazing that formulas predict what will happen if we slingshot a spacecraft around some distant celestial body, they can also be part of our earthly lives calculating all sorts of everyday things.

In any event, for many math heads (carefully typed), slinging formulas together and inventing new calculators is just plain fun. Last week, for example, UK physicist Steven Wooding sent us the link to a calculator he and a friend constructed that predicts contactable alien civilizations. That was fun, but the site to which he directed us is nothing short of dazzling: It's called Omni Calculator, and it's a mind boggling repository of 1175 calculators whose purpose is to help everyone get to the right answers in their personal and professional lives.

A mathematical treasure chest

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Want to know exactly how many balloons it would take to send your house airborne, as in the Pixar's Up? No problem. Hate running unexpectedly out of toothpaste en route to bed? Live your best life. Ditto toilet paper.

Some of the calculators are pretty profound, too, such as the Every Second calculator that shows just how much happens in the world every 60th of a minute — it's an enthralling set of numbers.

Fun stuff aside, Omni Calculator is an absolutely staggering collection, an incredible resource for normal people and professionals from doctors to chemists to financial advisers to construction teams and more.

Who is Omni Calculator?

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Omni Calculator is the project of a Polish startup of 24 people dedicated to helping people solve all of the small math problems in their daily lives. The company manifesto:

"In a surprisingly large part, our reality consists of calculable problems. Should I buy or rent? What's my ideal calorie intake? Can I afford to take this loan? How many lemonades do I need to sell in order to break even? Often times we don't solve these problems, because we lack knowledge, skills, time or willingness to calculate. And then we make bad, uninformed decisions?"
Omni Calculator is here to change all that — we are working on a technology that will turn every* calculation-based problem trivial to solve for anyone.

The asterisk says, "within reason."

It all started when founder Mateusz Mucha built a unique web calculator: It could calculate in any direction without a fixed input or output. He invested $80 in translating his Percentage Calculator into 15 languages and stood back as the app was downloaded 4 million times and counting.

At some point Mateus changed his goal: "Instead of calculating one thing, we'll calculate all of them — for everybody." To serve this aim, all of Omni Calculator's calculators are free to use, developed by the company in collaboration with all sorts of experts.

Go spend some time looking around and bookmarking tools for your own use. You're pretty much guaranteed to find something that solves a problem with which you're struggling. At the very least you'll come across some amazing calculators that will get you thinking about unexpected things.

COVID Calculators

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