This series is all about showcasing Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Joel from Pod on Pod
When did you start podcasting?
In May of 2012, I convinced my partner to start podcasting when he barely knew what a podcast was. We’ve maintained that show since, but just launched “Pod on Pod” on May 4th.
Why did you start podcasting?
We LOVE podcasts, and since we started our first show, we love podcasting.
But anyone that is in this world knows that discovery is an issue. There’s so much great content and it too often gets overlooked.
I’ve seen blogs that review podcasts (and a few that do it “professionally” for hire) but no one that had a good consistent show exposing their audience to a different podcast every week.
That’s what we wanted to do.
What’s your show about?
Every week on Pod on Pod we review a different podcast, each listening to at least 3 different episodes to make sure we have a good sample size.
Then we discuss the show based on the following criteria, Audio Quality, Host Likability, Production Values and the Content itself.
We also playfully give the show alternate names that are perhaps more descriptive than the actual title, and finally rate the show on a 0–2 Earbud scale each.
The rating is more about whether or not we’ll actually subscribe and suggest the show to others. Any show we review is likely to be one that we generally like, and most importantly we don’t punch down.
My mom taught me that if you don’t have something nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. But mostly, there are too many good shows to discuss to waste time talking about bad ones.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I’m a DJ in my dayjob, and we use our professional studio to record both our shows.
That’s a Windows 7 PC running Adobe Audition CS6, with two Heil PR40’s run into a 10 channel Mackie Mixer.
I edit in Audition as well, but generally back at home on my iMac. I LOVE the new Dropbox upload for Libsyn, as I’m a big Dropbox user. It saves me a ton of time and I’ve been using it ever since it was added in Libsyn 4.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We’ve got a Facebook page and Twitter account and have spent a little ad money on both. We’re also a member of the new Procast Network from TeamProcreate.com and they’re helping promote us through their social media outlets and our sister podcasts. (Is that the right phrase? Ha)
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Audiences take time to build, and the most important thing you can do to build one is produce consistent, quality content.
If you’re happy producing your show and proud of the show you’re producing, then the audience will come, or not, but that’s not really what podcasting is about anyway.
I’ve never been more creatively fulfilled than I have been the past two years podcasting, if anything, I wish I knew that feeling a few years before I started, so I could be 4 or 5 years in already instead of just two.
Calling all podcast junkies! This podcast is for you. There’s nothing better than to discover fantastic content by brilliant indie producers. You know what to do. Subscribe!
Don’t let any more time go being creatively unfulfilled. Start podcasting! And we’d love to help host your media.