This series is all about Libsyn’s 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 Steph from Hearts and Laserbeams
When did you start podcasting?
I started recording podcast episodes while I was on maternity leave with my baby girl Joy this spring.
I launched the podcast upon my return to the office in May of 2014.
Why did you start podcasting?
I’m always looking for ways to expand my reach so more people will find out about my design and illustration services.
Podcasting sounded like a lot of fun! It’s a great vehicle for my ridiculous sense of humor, and I think it gives people an idea of what my personality’s all about before they work with me.
What’s your show about?
Hearts and Laserbeams is whatever I wanna talk about, whenever I wanna talk about it. I’ve got funny episodes about weird dreams I’ve had, serious ones about running a small business, and a great one where I interviewed my 3 year old son Phil about a monster truck show he went to recently.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
Oh I am all about quick and dirty here.
My whole goal with podcasting is not to spend hours editing. Get in, get out, have a good time doing it, and get back to work.
I use my iPhone microphone (gasp!!) and my webcam software to record the audio (double gasp!!!).
The sound quality isn’t the top of the pops, but it gets the job done in the shoot from the hip quick style I’m going for.
I also record my own intro music for every episode. I record the whole thing in one take and push that baby live.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I’ve also got a newsletter for my design business, and I’ll mention new episodes in that as well. Plus I’ve listed it in a bunch of different podcast directories.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
It doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds! It’s like karaoke – your show may not be the best one out there, but you’re still doing way better than the people who think about doing a show but never actually do it.
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How about a refreshing show that’s quick and dirty about whatever floats her boat sharing what’s important? If that’s your cup of tea and you LOVE design and illustration, then subscribing to Hearts and Laserbeams is a MUST.
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