►Tell us about you and your podcast
My name is Andy and my co-host is Chad. Our podcast is Nothing's Off The Table. The podcast where nothing (well almost nothing) is too taboo to discuss. On Nothing’s Off The Table, we give everyone and anyone a say. We may not agree with, or even like the topic, but we’re happy to give you a voice; listen to your perspective and maybe offer our own.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
I started this podcast after hosting a specific niche podcast about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While doing that podcast, I found that there were so many other things that I wanted to talk about and so many people that I wanted on the show that didn't fit the jiu jitsu niche.
My motivation was simple. I love to talk to people and learn different perspectives. My goals are to reach as many people as possible and to not only share my guests perspectives, but our own as well. I'm not in it to make money, but if it comes along, I wouldn't turn it down :)
I started this podcast 1 year ago. Since I previously hosted a podcast, it didn't take long to publish my first episode... pretty much immediately.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
I try to release an episode at least weekly. It takes probably 8-10 hours to produce an episode because we also publish each episode to our YouTube channel.
I do have a full time job, I'm active duty Navy, serving for 30 years. I try to make time on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons to produce an episode.
I spend $30 a month and I use Libsyn for as my hosting site. Right now, I fund the podcast out of my own pocket. As far as marketing goes, I have a facebook page for the show and word of mouth.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
I currently don't have any paid sponsors however, I do have friends that have side gigs that we claim as sponsors. Kind of a quid pro quo relationship.
Benefits of podcasting for me is just the joy of being able to produce a product. I really enjoy reaching out to potential guests and constantly learning or opening my eyes to other view points that I may not share.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
I use garage band to initially record the interview and then I edit with audacity. Once Chad and I come up with a topic, I research on the internet to find potential guests (subject matter experts). I then email potential guests and invite them to come on the show.
We interview guests live in the studio, via Skype and phone.
►How do you market your show?
We are currently on iTunes and Spotify. We also have a wordpress site. We use Facebook and YouTube. Since we're in our infancy, I haven't been able to really figure out how many listeners we're getting.
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
What I've learned is to do your research on a topic before hand. Make sure you understand how to use your equipment. Sound quality is everything.
Here's a link to our wordpress page which gives a little more insight to us.
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