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 Lara from The Atomic Library
When did you start podcasting?
We started podcasting just over a year ago. The idea came to us in mid summer 2018 and by that October we were deep into script-writing. Our show debuted in April 2019.
Why did you start podcasting?
We initially bonded over our love of podcasts in general and started exploring how we could help bring awareness to Public Libraries and all the services they offer through the medium.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
Our show is The Atomic Library. It is a full-cast comedy audio-fiction with immersive sound design.
The Atomic Library follows the dedicated staff and quirky patrons of the fictional Orson Welles Community Library of Haven Hollow, TX, just a short time after the ALLPOCALYPSE (meaning everything that could go wrong did go wrong.)
Our show gently skewers Library life, small-city politics, and the day-to-day unpredictability of serving the public, while highlighting our belief that when things go wrong, your Library just might have the resources to help make it right.
We (the creators) and much of the cast work or have worked in Public Libraries and the public sector.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
We use a local makerspace that includes a sound studio. They provide the equipment, and the software (Adobe Audition). They also offer classes and tutorials for how to put together a podcast, but mostly we are self-taught (through a lot of trial and error.)
How have you promoted your podcast?
We have promoted our podcast so far through social media and by fostering relationships within the audiofiction community.
We plan to do more traditional promotion as we gain more experience – for example press kits and releases, conventions and advertising.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
So much! We wish we had reached out and made more connections with other podcasters sooner. We probably could have benefited from a bit of “mentoring.”
All you audio-fiction fans, here’s an awesome podcast for you! And library + allpocalypse, right? Go on now and subscribe today! And Season 2 will starts this month!
If you love something so fully and have someone that also feels strongly about it and you wanna start a podcast we would love to help you out! Host your podcast with us! If you do need a bit more support before getting started, we have a free monthly Podcasting Quickstart where we walk you through everything you need to know to get started podcasting.