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School of Podcasting

784 EpisodesProduced by Dave JacksonWebsite

You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


What Makes This Podcast Great? Marc Maron Edition

Today we talk about creating great content that people will share, and take a slightly deeper dive into the topic by looking at WTF by Marc Maron.

When I reverse engineered the content I consumed, I noticed that no matter if its a book, magazine, TV show, or movie, whatever I'm consuming:

Made me laugh

Made me cry

Made me think

Made groan

Educated me

Entertained me.

Ingredients in a Good Podcast

When I look at other elements that make a good podcast they:

Allow you to see the vulnerable side of the host or guest.

Have a  host with great listening skills.

Include "Behind the Scenes" information that you can get anyplace else.

Include great follow up questions that reflect what the listener would ask.

Know your audience.

Create a focus group of listeners who will provide honest feedback.

The courage to say things that will draw them closer to their target while separating them from some.

Make me wonder what is going to happen next?

Table of Contents for Episode 705

00:00:45.775 Boston Reflections 00:02:23.525 Because of My Podcast 00:07:29.325 If You Content Is Shunned By the Media 00:14:07.300 00:15:35.900 Question of the Month 00:16:09.500 What Made This Episode Good? 00:25:49.150 Being Vulnerable 00:29:20.175 Adding A Tease 00:29:59.475 Sharing Stories 00:31:16.225 What Was That Like? 00:32:50.800 Raw Emotion is Moving 00:34:43.875 A Great First Question 00:37:20.550 Technology Issues 00:38:28.850 Why Did They Leave it In? 00:39:17.700 Podcasting Boost Your Confidence 00:39:57.783 Great Follow Up Questions 00:40:49.291 Know Your Guest - Know The Show 00:44:33.712 Bloopers

Because Of My Podcast: Fred Castenada

Fred from the Podcast Reporter podcast heard about with a military background and podcast and reached out. Because Fred has a podcast they've connected and found out they both served in the 82nd airborne.

Question Of the Month

NOT PODCASTING YET? What do you feel is stopping you from starting your podcast?

ALREADY PODCASTING? What are you going to do differently this year and why? I need the answers in by January 24th, 2020.

Go to to leave your answer.

Mentioned In this Episode

Join the School of Podcasting

Erik K. Johnson's episode on creating a good tease.

Robbie Samuels On the Schmooze Podcast ( great first question)

Marc Maron's WTF Podcast. The episode with BRAD PITT & LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Ed Sullivan's Sonic Cupcake Audio Editing

The Cigar Authority Podcast. Which Dave uses to promote 2 Guys Cigars

Check out the Studio 21 Cafe where they record the podcast. AMAZING

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