Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: The Awl The 90 Second Morning Blast


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Q & A with Choire Sicha From The Awl: The 90-Second Morning Blast


When did you start podcasting?

I JUST returned to doing it a couple weeks ago. I’d tried podcasting years and years ago, but it was one of those projects that just didn’t make sense with my life and it was hard to sustain.

What you learn when you guest on other people’s podcasts–I just did Julie Klausner’s a couple weeks ago–or do your own is just how much work it is and how amazing it is that people make us these things for our pleasure.

People like Julie do an AMAZING job and it’s a lot of work!

Why did you start podcasting?  What’s your show about?

I really thought there was an opening in the “giving people who take the subway to work in the late morning something to listen to” market.

That might not be true! But I really wanted someone to tell me everything in the morning that I wanted to know, and no one was, so I had to do it myself.

Well we’ll see how it changes over time (if I can sustain it!), but right now, I want it to be “fun, cool, weird things for New Yorkers to know about and do.”

What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.

Oh it’s pretty, uh… pitiful. I keep Garageband or Logic open on my computer at all times, so in the mornings I just have some coffee, talk at my laptop for two minutes, and upload it to you guys.

True confession: I don’t even listen to it before I upload it. If I make a big production out of this, then I’ll never actually get it done.

How have you promoted your podcast?

Right now we run it as the first post of the day on The Awl, at 9 a.m., so it kills two early birds with one stone. Other than that I’m not sure I really want to promote it too much, as it’s pretty… DIY lo-fi. At best.

But I can definitely say there’d be no way I’d be able to do this without Libsyn. That you guys make uploading, hosting, syndication and embedding so easy is the only way this happens at all.


You know where you need to go for your 90 second bit of DIY greatness, subscribe or listen straight from Facebook. If you want to contact the show email notes (at) theawl (dot) com


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