This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters, whether ‘newbies’ or simply new to our service. 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 Brad Robertson from It’s Called Life
When did you start podcasting?
We are a newer show, our very first episode was published on February 1st 2012. Myself and my co host and lifelong friend Jeremy agreed we will do two episodes a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have numerous guests stop by whenever we wish to listen to another opinion.
Why did you start podcasting?
I listen to music for 8 hours a day 5 days a week at my place of employment. After a year or two, it started to get old, so I started listening to stand up comedy, I worked my way through all of the great stand up comedians, educating myself in the history of comedy, until I ran out of hour long comedy specials.
That’s when I remembered something called “podcasts”, I knew nothing about them, only that they were free. So I went on iTunes and went right to the comedy section, and downloaded some shows that looked appealing.
Since then, I have been listening to comedy podcasts religiously at my place of work for the last 2 years. I was a devoted and active listener, and I enjoyed contacting the hosts of shows, purchasing merchandise, and telling friends and family about the shows.
After listening to hundreds and hundreds of episodes, I started thinking that I could do a show myself, and that it would be a good hobby and an outlet to be on the recording side of a comedy podcast.
What’s your show about?
It’s Called Life covers just about anything, we discuss humorous news articles, studies, relationships, music, movies, and things we personally go through in everyday life, once in awhile we will share stories from our past as well.
We have had 4 different guests so far and plan to have many more, the guests have fun, and we have fun, so that’s all that matters right? We have had 2 female guests and 2 male guests, and we are extremely happy with all of them so far.
It’s Called Life is still a very new show, and we have no merchandise at the moment and we have not asked for any donations of any kind, all of that will come with time, for now we are just having fun and entertaining our listeners.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
Right now, we are using 2 (or sometimes 3) Shure Dynamic microphones, a 4×4 PreSonus audio interface, and my Toshiba laptop with Audacity to add intro and outro music.
We have tall mic stands and shock mounts for our mics as well. I am not using a mixer right now, our set-up is very basic, the more dynamic/additional equipment can all come in time.
How have you promoted your podcast?
As of now, we have cross promoted with 2 different comedy podcasts (The Green Light Show and FUHcast) and I have submitted our show to as many podcasting directories that I could find including iTunes, we have also promoted the show on our personal Facebook accounts, as have our guests.
We broadcast every show LIVE on Ustream, and announce on the It’s Called Life Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday before we go live.
There you have it peeps! You up for some fun and entertainment for the love of it? Subscribe to It’s Called Life! Do you have some feedback for Brad? You can catch him here: brad123xxx (at) hotmail (dot) com. Enjoy!
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