This series is all about libsyn’s newest 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 Diana Stoneberg Gadget Grrl ™
When did you start podcasting
I was doing stand up in LA and saw someone on the Today Show doing a product segment. I thought, “I can do that funny”.
So, in 1996 I created the Gadget Grrl character to talk about tech in a fun and entertaining way. I mean, shouldn’t tech be fun? It’s not a root canal, right?
I trademarked the character and was the first, ever Gadget Grrl on the planet.
Started podcasting for Lexy and then jumped over to Libsyn with the Gadget Grrl Minute.
Why did you start podcasting?
I was appearing on a number of TV talk and news shows and was approached about doing a podcast.
What’s your show about?
Short, reviews of new products, APPS, services. I like to add why this might be something worth taking a look at, or how it might be of use in your daily life. Most people don’t care about the specs, they just want to know if it would work for them.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
- Squeeze for editing
- Blue Mic Yeti Pro
- Wavepad for recording
- iMac, iPad or iPhone hardware
How have you promoted your podcast?
- website: www.gadgetgrrl.com
- print pubs: theadobepress.com
- appearances on radio, tv
- Twitter: Gadget Grrl TM
- Facebook: Gadget Grrl
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
How much fun it would be.
I recorded the Gadget Grrl theme song in 30 minutes at a local recording studio. I brought in a basic track and then sang 3 tracks to one music track to create :30, :15 and a :10 sec versions.
Doing the podcast is a great way to reach out to listeners who like to send me interesting new gadgets, electronics, APPS etc.
Back in 1996, the digital dinosaur days, when the Rio MP3 player first came out the software was so glitchy it took an hour to load one song.
Now, with all the great audio hardware/software it’s super simple to create and maintain a podcast.
Now you know where to go to catch up with your gadgets and keep it real! Subscribe to Gadget Grrl ™. If you have any feedback for Gadget Grrl go ahead and send her some feedback at info (at) gadgetgrrl (dot) com
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