There is so much information about HOW to launch a podcast, choose the best microphone, the best hosting platform, the best growth tactics - that it's easy to loose track of the essentials. How do you make a BETTER podcast?
If you haven't heard it yet, there's a great conversation between Tim Ferriss ("Tim Ferriss Show",) Dax Shepard ("Armchair Expert Podcast",) and Brene Brown ("Unlocking Us with Brene Brown,") where they talk about how they think about interviewing and how they prepare. One of the things I love about this is the reminder that there are a lot of different ways to think about interviewing, and you need to find and develop what works best for you and your audience.
Listen to the first 15 minutes of this episode for a look inside the minds of these three expert podcast interviewers.
"The Turnaround" features interviews with some of the interviewing GREATS, like Ira Glass, Mark Maron, Brook Gladstone, and Terry Gross. The podcast series was created by the Columbia School of Journalism and digs into every element of interviewing - from prep, to question selection, to interview process. You can read transcripts or listen to the conversations here.
We don't use "tape" anymore, but in the radio business "good tape" means good recorded content. In the podcast series "Gimlet Academy" host Alex Blumberg shares lessons, gained from 20 years of working in audio, about what it takes to produce a podcast episode that entertains, educates, and connects with listeners on an emotional level. Episode four, called "How to Get Good Tape" focuses on the interview.
If you are tired of get rich quick schemes and B.S. this is the antidote. I'll be on Clubhouse with Lisa Orkin (Lisa Orkin Creative, Radio Ranch and Project Woo-Woo) and Jen Edds ( Brassy Broadcasting, Beauty and the Gi Podcast,)
Every Wednesday afternoon 3:30 to 4:30pm EST
March 3rd link https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/mJEaR21v
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Start the morning with Vermonters who are building things - business, creative, community.
Every Friday morning 8:30 to 9:15am EST
Want to be added to our group email for reminders and topics? Use my contact form and let me know. [note - this is not a funnel, just a way to connect and support each other]
Without travel I had a chance to look with new eyes at the things around me. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2020.
It was a strange year. I’m craving new places, people, adventures. Looking back through these photos is bittersweet. There are some wonderful moments captured. Time I spent with my very favorite people ( my husband and our boys), but they also remind me of the days in early March full of agitated uncertainty and yet a confidence that this would all be over in a few months. 10 months later the monotony of it all can feel overwhelming some days.
These are some of my favorite photos of 2020 some because they put me back in a moment of joy and connection, some because I love the photo itself.
Most of the photos I took this year are at home and family, but my family will only tolerate being photographed so much. Many are of nature, I was forced to practice looking for beauty in my everyday surroundings. A lot are of our dog, he never tires of being photographed. Finally a few are of the few and far between shoots I had for the podcast and for Spartan Games - all at a distance and all outside - but a welcome variation in my routine.
On March 27th I was envious of the "pause" to reassess and learn I kept hearing about. I was fortunate enough to still be working, so I committed to a more active blog. This is my chance to think out loud about podcasting, messaging, story, nature, family and life.
~ Marion Abrams