Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: Barrel Proof Comedy

Barrel Proof Comedy

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Q & A with the guys from Barrel Proof Comedy


When did you start podcasting?

August of 2014

Why did you start podcasting?

I have always had a love for talk radio and then podcasts.

When Steve and I started doing standup shows together and got to be friends we would have these fun and entertaining chats before and after.

We realized that it would be selfish for us to keep all this good stuff to ourselves. Plus it is a great excuse to have some whiskey and chat for an hour while the wives think we are “working”

What’s your show about?

Barrel Proof Comedy podcast is all about two comedians tasting a different whiskey each week. Usually we digress into pop culture discussions that were relevant 25 years ago, upcoming standup shows, experience at previous shows, parenthood, and oh yeah more whiskey.

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

We started with the ZOOM H4N but upgraded to the Zoom 6!

It is amazing!

We use Shure SM58 mics on boom stands and record right to it.

Audacity and Levelator (both free and work great for our needs!) made the show sound pretty.

How have you promoted your podcast?

Mostly Facebook and Twitter.

We also are trying to navigate the world of Reddit.

We put “Teaser” clips on Youtube.

We produce and perform in stand-up shows locally and try to get the podcast in every chance we get.

The big headline shows are “Sponsored” by our podcast and we play a promo clip when the lights go down to start the show.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

I am still trying to figure out metadata.

I wish that I would have built more of that into the description and show titles from the beginning.

It seems that unless you know the name of the show, it is pretty hard to find us on iTunes.

I probably would have designed the logo a little differently so that it fills up more of the space (also on my to-do list)


Are you ready for some fun? Then you must subscribe to Barrel Proof Comedy! And if you wanna catch these guys live…you totally can.

Get all the details for all their live comedy shows on their website!


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