Episode 8

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16th Mar 2021

Biting off More Than You Can Chew

Welcome to PodOn, the podcast where we share stories from other podcasters and talk with them about the challenges we all face when beginning the podcasting journey. If you are a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends. 

Podcasting should be less about feeling overwhelmed and more about getting creative and enjoying the ride. In this PodOn episode, TJ and Julian talk about the importance of having realistic expectations, goals and ambitions when starting a podcast. The podcast industry has space to hold all of us, so let’s stop prioritizing “original ideas” and focus on creating great content instead. Stop overthinking and let’s get to work!

Jump straight into:

(00:27) - Avoid biting off more than you can chew - “Oftentimes the creative juices tend to fade because people realize the amount of work that goes into creating a particular show.”

(02:28) - The problem with the “original content only” approach - “The idea doesn’t always make the podcast successful, you as the host do.”

(03:45) - Same guest, different shows and how to get the Platinum Compliment - “Don’t be the person who’s asking the same questions over and over again, let your guests know you’re going to bring a fresh, different perspective.”

(05:09) - The thing with ambitious podcasts and the organizations that want to create them - “Understand that there are a lot of moving parts.”

(07:31) - Avoid paralysis by analysis at all costs -  “I’m overthinking it, and I know I shouldn’t! I need to just get my recordings done, edit it and publish it.”

Resources

PodOn: Defining your audience

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PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.