When you start thinking of your podcast in the context of a podcasting lifecycle, you learn quickly that need to play the long game and give your podcast a chance to grow.
If your podcast is created with a focus on compelling content, not advertising, it has the potential to create an entirely new audience type known as a fan.
Earn your audience by finding out where they live, connect with them, earn their trust, then convince them to become listeners with compelling content.
Podcasting as a lot to do with what you are good at AND what you are passionate about. These are the things that get past getting stuck.