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 Glen from The Stories Of You Podcast
When did you start podcasting?
I started podcasting in 2009 making a monthly show for a local public radio station.
I wasn’t a host, I did the recording, producing, uploading, etc.
I was asked to then do the podcasts for the station’s breakfast show. A lot of work but also a lot of fun.
I have also been a radio broadcaster for about 20 years now.
I started recording for the Stories Of You Podcast at the start of this year and uploaded the first show in June.
Why did you start podcasting?
I started podcasting because I wanted to combine my passion for making audio and telling peoples’ stories.
I really enjoy listening to other content creators and wanted to be a part of the growing podcast community. I love communicating with people on a one to one basis.
I have a vision impairment and while I have a bit of sight, I’m considered ‘legally blind’. So I feel very strongly about the power of audio podcasting as a medium.
It’s like a level playing field.
What’s your show about?
The Stories Of You podcast is about people and their personal journeys and how experiences have shaped who they are.
The name came from a Paul Kelly song I really like called Stories Of Me, except the show isn’t about me (that would be narcissistic and ego centric!) it’s about you.
Well maybe it sounds a bit corny but the idea is to give people a chance to talk about their own perspectives, their experiences and how the world looks through their eyes.
The story of a photographer who is blind and the story of a guy who was ex-communicated from his strict religious family and who also survived the Boxing Day Tsunami are a couple of examples of the sorts of things we (I) do on the show.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
Well recently I discovered my under-stairway cupboard is a great place to record, so I’ve made a little sound booth, with a Rode NT1 mic (the new version), a Marantz solid state recorder and a Mackie mixer.
I use a Mac with Adobe Audition for editing / mixing, and have an Audio Technica AT897 shotgun mic for doing interviews.
I like its crisp sound.
I also use the X/Y mis on a Zoom H6 to record ambient noise when out and about.
How have you promoted your podcast?
Promotion has occurred through social media (the usuals like Facebook and Twitter).
I’m finding as I interview people they also promote via their own networks. I like to promote via topic specific pages and have a website.
Oh and I use email lists and web forums where appropriate.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Hmmm… interesting question. I’d say that I should have had 2–3 episodes in the can before I started publishing so I was ahead a bit more.
Having a job, a small person (18 months old) and doing a podcast is a lot of work. I think also probably wished I’d known a bit more about feeds and worked out how I wanted to handle my branding.
People’s stories are at the heart of podcasting. If you are interested in diving in to people’s stories then this is the podcast that you NEED to subscribe to!!
If you are interested in telling stories or sharing other people’s stories we’d love to support you by hosting your podcast!