This series is all about libsyn’s newest 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 John from The DUH Podcast For Horse Owners
When did you start podcasting?
Jan 3rd, 2012 was our first podcast.
Why did you start podcasting?
We have horses and have learned a lot through videos and dvd’s, but doing a search for horse podcasts one day, I did not see anything in the way of an audio podcast.
I had been a part-timer at a radio station in the 1980’s and love radio and broadcasting. I listen to a lot of Adam Carolla and he urges people to follow their instincts and just do it. I followed the tutorials on podcasting 411 and we were up and running in about a month.
What’s your show about?
There are a lot of professional horse trainers out there. We learn from as many as we can, but our foundation is the Downunder Horsemanship Method of Clinton Anderson. (While not affiliated with Downunder Horsemanship, they know about our podcast.)
The use of Natural Horsemanship has helped millions of people have a safer, stronger relationship with their horses. But, it’s not a perfect education. As a student we would hit hurdles we didn’t understand. And, there were a lot of questions on horse health and nutrition and we couldn’t get hard answers.
We wanted to host a podcast that appealed to people in our situation: horse folks who have full-time jobs, family commitments, and limited budgets and have to negotiate them all in order to spend time with their horses.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Podcasting hardware, software, CMS, etc
We’re still fiddling with our equipment. Currently we are using Behringer Dynamic Cardiod XM1800S microphones through an Alesis 4 Channel USB Mixer. We record to an Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM recorder and edit through Audacity.
We are experimenting with recording directly to Audacity, but we like the portability of recording directly to the digital recorder. We have recorded podcasts on the trail (a little too noisy, but it was our first try), outside with the farrier (horseshoer), and in the tack room of our horse trailer after a horse show.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We have a blogger site http://duhpodcast.blogspot.com, Facebook, and Twitter page. We also have a YouTube channel and belong to the Downunder Horsemanship No Worries Club, which is a paid club of horse owners who practice the Method. We use the club members for interviews, ideas, and even cowboy poetry. We have also signed up on most of the podcast directories.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
How easy it was to set up, but how long it takes to produce one podcast. We definitely could have used a little more long-range planning and layout. Our podcast logo needs work, but with trying to line up guests and editing podcasts, time is at a premium.
If you are horse lover looking for a community subscribe to the DUH Podcast for Horse Owners! You can also reach out to them over at DUHPodcast (at) pacbell (dot) net or leave a voice feedback at 206 426 6484
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