Podcast #061: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting A Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 061 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This podcast was supposed to have been on beer. But I was waiting for a couple of contributions that never came. That will be coming soon. Instead, I thought I’d do something related to that very fact, and talk about podcasting. Since it’s been over four years since I started this pod, since I’ve done nearly 70 episodes, and since I’ve recently passed 20,000 downloads. I’m going to talk about ‘what I wish I’d known before starting a podcast’.

Topics discussed in this episode are:

  • Having been in Glasgow for a year
  • Socialising with enbies and doing stuff in September
  • Why I don’t vlog (part 7832 of a series of 8490323)
  • The sound quality of my early podcasts
  • Abandoned and ended podcasts
  • Meeting audience expectations
  • Planning Podcasts leads to Perfect Performance
  • Contributions, effects, and the need for a ‘Sound Library’
  • The sheer length of time it takes to make an episode
  • It’s okay to change
  • Who listens to podcasts anyway?

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available.

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