Episode 13

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Published on:

27th Apr 2021

A Curious & Scrappy podcast host, Rebecca Schwartz

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. 

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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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.