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 Lauren from Chefs Coast To Coast
When did you start podcasting? Why did you start podcasting?
I started podcasting this summer after a few people encouraged me!
I have a background in radio and interviews, so it seemed like a natural next step. And, I’m so glad I took that step!
It’s been more amazing than I could have imagined, on so many levels.
What’s your show about?
My show is called Chefs Coast to Coast and I interview Chefs from the Gulf Coast to the Gold Coast, or Houston to Chicago, and ask them about their journey to becoming a Chef—because it’s HARD!—and I ask them to share a recipe with us that we can make at home.
I round out the show with having them share their recipe for success—they are so inspiring!
What’s your podcasting set-up?
I use libsyn for hosting, a samson go-mic for my mic, and a mix of software for actually recording the interview: zencastr, FaceTime or Skype.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I also run an online magazine called www.LaurenIgnited.com, so I share each podcast with that episode each week.
I’m also in a number of “foodie” groups on Facebook so they love to hear from their favorite Chefs!
I share the episode in those groups each week. Other than that, I talk about it with friends and sometimes appear on other people’s podcasts.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
How much fun it really is to host a podcast!
It seems daunting at first. A lot of questions like, “who will agree to come on?” ran through my mind. But, if you host a really great show, promote it well and get a few good guests on in the beginning, everything will just fall in place!
To all of you aspiring chefs, foodies and peeps who are interested in great stories, why not subscribe to Chefs Coast To Coast? You won’t regret it!
If you want a little more from Lauren, you can also sign up for her email list. She sends out a great email each month with goodies like curated playlists, tour alert to impress your friends and op ed pieces from her on something to do with the music industry.
Have your friends told you that you need to start a podcast? Do you agree? We’d love to help you out and host your podcast!