This series is all about Libsyn’s podcasters. It’s 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 Darwyn from Dealing With My Grief
When did you start podcasting?
Why did you start podcasting?
Death and grief is something that’s not talked about much. I wanted to create a space where grievers could share their experiences or at the very least know that they are not alone when it comes to dealing with the loss of loved ones.
I considered blogging, but writing takes too long for me so I decided I record what I had to say and start to podcast.
What’s your show about?
On April 24, 1978 my father was murdered in a robbery attempt in a convenience store owned and operated by my parents. I was only ten years old at the time.
Dealing With My Grief is about how losing my father has shaped my attitude towards life, questioned my faith, and possibly even altered my relationships with family and friends. I also talk about coping with the loss of those who would become my surrogate fathers in his absence.
In short it’s about coping with the loss of those close to you while still trying to maintain a “normal” life.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
In my second life, I am a photographer. I photograph a lot of jazz musicians and I bought a Zoom H6 to snag audio recordings of their performances.
As for as microphones go, I have a Sennheiser e935 that I got via a photographs for mic barter with a local musician. Maybe not the best mic for podcasting, but the price was right. I just record late night when everyone’s asleep and the house is quiet!
For editing I use Wavelab 8 LE which came with the Zoom H6.
My only out of pocket expense specifically for podcasting is a mic stand and pop filter – $35
How have you promoted your podcast?
Mainly my personal Facebook page and Twitter.
I just recently started sharing my experiences/podcast with bereavement groups on Facebook. I’m not really sure how to “promote” a show about death and bereavement.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Getting into a routine to record/produce show – even a 10–15 minute weekly episode – was harder than I thought it would be. But with each episode that gets a bit easier.
For any one that has lost someone or has found that speaking out about loss and grief is missing in their life then you NEED to subscribe to this podcast!
If you have something that you feel needs to be said, or a community that you know needs to be supported, why not start a podcast? We’d love to host your media!