Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: Shannara World

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Q & A with Joshua from Shannara World


When did you start podcasting?

Late March 2012

Why did you start podcasting?

Because I heard a Sarah Connor Chronicles podcast and they were talking to composer Bear McCreary (a hero of mine) and I thought WOW, that’s awesome!

What’s your show about?

Shannara World – is a Terry Brooks fan podcast, a dedicated deep-dive into the Shannara literary and television universes.

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

Main microphone = Rode NTG–3.

Interface = DBX286s into a Scarlett 2i4.

DAW = Audacity for the MAC plus Auphonic Desktop App and RX6 Elements.

Website = SquareSpace (after a million or so issues I gave up on WordPress at the end of 2015. I’m a Podcaster not a Webmaster).

How have you promoted your podcast?

Shannara World is very new, so I’m trying to get my battle rhythm down before I start promoting it too hard.

But in 2018 and 2019 I’m going to try the following (none of which I’ve ever done before) and see how it goes:

  • Create a set of well produced 15 and 30 second promos for the show.
  • Engaging in as many Shannara and Terry Brooks related conversations as I can online, and offline.
  • Creating a nice transcript for each episode of the show with a re-worked narrative flow and screen captures for each movement in the television show.
  • Trying to get myself known as a reliable on-the-ground contact at Australian and New Zealand based Pop Culture & Creator conventions.

Someone who can speak extemporaneously and has the microphones, the recorders and the mobile data plan to be useful to both traditional and online media creators. A contact they can reach out to for live coverage of OzComic Con, SuperNova, Armageddon Con, as well as other more regional Pop Culture and Creator conventions.

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

That there is NO shortcut to closing the gap between your tastes and your abilities. You just have to Do The Work.


Are you a die-hard Terry Brooks fan? Wanna geek out on all things Shannara? Goodness, gracious! You. Must. Subscribe. To. This. Podcast. Here you go!

And get this, Joshua has more than one podcast* 😳 If you want to dive into all his work, check out his website!*

Also, he’s very followable on Twitter and Instagram


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