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On this episode of PodOn, Julian and TJ talk to fellow podcaster, Rebecca Schwartz from Dating in the Bae, about her experience starting and growing a podcast in the middle of the pandemic. Rebecca shares with us the inspiration behind her show, how she got over disliking her own voice, and the tricks behind being a confident content creator. Join us on this episode to learn firsthand what it means to grow a successful podcast from scratch and why resilience, resourcefulness, and flexibility are must-have qualities that will help you thrive in this industry!
Jump straight into:
(01:42) - Becca’s dating experience and how it inspired Dating in the Bae - “I heard a bunch of podcasts about dating and relationships and they always have this element of “something's wrong with you” and I just fundamentally believe that that's not true.”
(05:27) - The pandemic creative nudge: “I was unemployed, there's a global pandemic and I was just sitting at home and talking to myself. So I was like, might as well just record myself.”
(08:22) - Stop cringing to the sound of your own voice - “You sound like what you sound, everybody has a crutch word, everybody has an uhm word.”
(12:22) - How to get phenomenal guests and offer something of value: On sliding into DM’s and scheduling - “It's the same approach that I have for dating that I use for the podcast, which is just “cast a wide net and see what happens”.”
(18:04) - On getting new audiences while staying true to yourself - “I think people should measure their own success and not rely on outside validation.”
(21:43) - Adjusting on the flight: How being flexible can help you expand your show - “I will brainstorm lots of random ideas and then I'll try and figure out people that can help me get those topics covered.”
(25:52) - Should I get a sponsor or a co-host?: On bringing collaborators into your project - “It'd be nice if I had a co-host because I could refer to them and then also we'd have our own banter.”
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