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 Kamuela from Legends From The Pacific
When did you start podcasting?
In 2004 with a weekly three-hour show, “Off the Air’s: Geek Nation”.
About a year later we started doing an hour of the show live on Hawaii’s KUMU-AM, that was edited into the two-hours we did outside the radio station.
We made a television pilot but it wasn’t picked up. The podcast lasted a few years.
Here’s a fun fact. I talked to Apple about distributing our show, and wanted them to alert fans when episodes were available. They had no idea what I was talking about, and treated us like we were submitting an album. Which meant we had to pay licencing fees for each hour we wanted them to distribute.
Why did you start podcasting?
I work in the television/film industry and saw the potential of podcasting. I had great conversations with my “Off the Air’s: Geek Nation” co-host Kento, who is a comedian, and there wasn’t a lot of podcast shows about geek culture. So we figured, why don’t we make one?
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
My current show is, “Legends from the Pacific”. It’s a weekly show where I share stories, traditions, beliefs, and people of my heritage, and cultures of the Pacific Ocean.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I always do tons of research, and went with a Rode Procaster (not Podcaster) mic. Dynamite preamp. Scarlett 2i2.
I edit with Hindenburg Journalist Pro. Use the wired option for my Sony WH–1000xm3 headphones. HP laptop. Mic stand because I prefer standing while recording, and pop filter.
They say the Procaster comes with a built in pop filter, but Pacific cultures have a lot of “plosives” so the pop filter gives me additional insurance.
How have you promoted your podcast?
My podcast is still new, but I’ve posted episodes on YouTube, excerpts on Twitter, and Instagram.
Used Libsyn’s integrated headliner to post shareable audiograms on Facebook.
Posted messages on various gaming blogs, and submitted emails to be a guest on other podcasts.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Start your show. Worry about a fancy website, forums, and other stuff later. It takes a lot of time and stress to have everything up and running on day one. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
If you are from Pacific Islander descent or have interest in the richness of culture, traditions and stories, this is the podcast for you! You must subscribe!
Did you start a podcast way back in the day and are possibly looking to get going again? We’d love to have you host your podcast with us! In case you need a bit more help in getting started podcasting, we have this fabulous FREE Podcasting Quickstart every single month. We also have this blog series on how to start podcasting.