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 Jamie, Mike and Trevor from You’ve Been Great, We Gotta Go Podcast
When did you start podcasting?
We recorded our first podcast on February 26th, 2012. We did it to coincide with Oscar night.
We decided to start doing a podcast earlier that month after seeing Kevin Smith do his 200th episode live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mike suggested we do our own podcast, and within a couple weeks we started doing our own.
Why did you start podcasting?
Jamie – I’ve been listening to podcasts for almost 5 years now. I listen to 50 different podcasts. I’ve always been interested in radio and wanted to start a podcast since I started listening to them, but never really had anyone else interested in doing one until I met up with these fine gents. Now I get to share my skewed view with the world, or whoever might be listening at least.
Mike – I got into podcasting for a few reasons. The 3 of us would have some really funny conversations at our place of work and we would get some laughs so I thought that what we talk about, no matter how irrelevant, would at least be entertaining. Also it was a way to get together once a week and hang out and chat and vent about my week to other people. It has become a very inexpensive way to be entertained as well.
Trevor – I got into podcasting for a few reasons as well. I went to school for film and was always interested in radio and done some in university, I love the idea of telling a story regardless of the method. Podcasting, while not the most well crafted stories, are fun and effortless. I get to hang out with friends, laugh and talk about whatever I feel like and if someone likes or listens to it, that’s an added bonus! Also, we’re hilarious.
What’s your show about?
It’s mostly about the 3 of us chatting about movies, tv, and music. Also because we’ve all worked retail we discuss crazy customer experiences we’ve had. And if something big happens news wise (i.e. Kony 2012, potential zombie outbreak in Florida) we dissect it as well. At it’s core our podcast is us trying to accurately talk about trivial and non-trivial things while trying to keep things light-hearted.
We’re just trying to vent and make each other laugh. And hopefully we’re taking the audience along with us.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
We podcast from Mike’s living room. We set up on his couch where he has a Yeti mic. The software we use is garage band on a mac mini.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We have a Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel that we promote all of our episodes from. We then re-post from our own Facebook and Twitter accounts.
At first we were just putting it up on any website we could. But we knew if we wanted to reach an actual audience, we’d have to get it up on iTunes and in a consistent place for listeners to find it each week. If you take podcasting seriously, you have to be willing to kick out a few bucks a month.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Mike – Have a name figured first, instead of starting the show in the middle of a conversation.
Jamie – Also the name of our podcast. When recording our first episode we didn’t know what we were gonna call it. It probably would have given us a better frame work when recording that episode.
Trevor – That people were actually going to listen to what we had to say.
Just for the tittle alone you should go subscribe to this podcast! If you have any questions or feedback send it on over to yougottago (at) hotmail (dot) com. And while you’re at it, why not ‘Like’ them in Facebook?
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