Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: The Bearded Tog

This series is all about showcasing Libsyn 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 Adam from The Bearded Tog


When did you start podcasting?

I started podcasting back in college in 2012. I’m nervous to admit this but my first podcast was called “Solid Rock” and we had a segment called “Bieber News of the Week”. I started my most recent podcast though in 2017.

Why did you start podcasting?

I started The Bearded Tog to help creatives demystify the process that it takes to go from dreaming about running your own business to owning your own business!

I was raised by single mom in a small town and didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I had been kicked out of college, yet through hard work and dumb luck I was able to start a sustainable six-figure wedding photography business in Washington DC.

What’s the name of your show about and what is it about?

The name of my podcast is called The Bearded Tog! The goal of The Bearded Tog aims to help creative entrepeneurs, side hustlers and photographers, turn their dreams or side-hustles into sustainable thriving businesses.

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

For my podcasting setup, it’s a little bit extravagant for a self-funded solo show with little support, but I love audio and it’s fun to play with toys!

Microphone: Shure SM7B – Sounds fantastic on a male vocal!

Interface: I started with a Scarlett 2i2 but now use an Apollo Twin MKII

Computer: 6-Core 2013 Mac Pro

Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-M50s

Recording Program: Adobe Audition

CMS: I post my episodes and shownotes on my wordpress blog.

How have you promoted your podcast?

Through high-following guests and finding people looking for answers that my podcast offers, I’ve been able to promote my podcast organically.

Most times, folks like 1 episode with their favorite guest and find more episodes they may enjoy.

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

One thing I wish I knew when I started podcasting was that “done is better than perfect”.

It’s easy to get bogged down in pristine audio quality, no “ums” or mess ups. You will always have those, but will also get better over time the more you do it.

Plus, listeners want the content! It doesn’t need to sound perfect for people to want it!


Hey! Are you looking to find out if you can start a business? This is how you do it – listen and subscribe to The Bearded Tog. Simple.

You can also connect with Adam and The Bearded Tog on Twitter and Instagram


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