►Tell us about you and your podcast
My NBA Podcast is called "The Dime With Josh Rodriguez". It's a fun take on the latest news surrounding the NBA. It's not a regular conversational podcast as I like to implement games and segments into my episodes to keep it fresh.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
I started in April 2018 right in time for the 2018 NBA Playoffs. I've always wanted to have a voice in the sports media field, and as an Internet TV Host and Podcaster I was getting gigs not related to what I wanted to do for the simple fact I did not have a credible background in sports media. This felt like the most hands on thing I could do in order to get my voice and name out there.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
The Podcast is once and a week and I have a new guest each week. It really isn't too much to fund being that I already have the equipment needed to record a podcast. I hired a graphic designer for my logo and some of my promo work and eventually have learned how to do a few things myself. Outside of that I really don't spend money at all on the Podcast.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
I have made numerous amounts of connections, and have been a guest on other podcasts because I decided to start The Dime. It has given me a platform to be taken seriously, and I have seen downloads in my podcast grow because of it.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
Each week, I will find a guest to be featured on my show. Depending on their microphone capabilities I may record on Skype or Zencastr. Each week, I try to create a segment based off of their fandom or their area of expertise, and I have go-to segments of my own that I can incorporate if I cannot come up with anything. New stories happen everyday and there rarely is any "evergreen" content when it comes to the NBA so I usually do not write an outline until the day of the show.
►How do you market your show?
I am on almost every podcast platform you can think of - Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio etc... I promote my new shows through Twitter (@TheDimeNBA) but rarely elsewhere. Twitter seems to be the most productive way to have a conversation with listeners and to get my message out to people who actually care.
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
Be consistent. If a listener can rely on you to bring them content every week, you are more likely to grow a fan base.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
@TheDimeNBA and @Josh_Rodriguez_ on Twitter!
Updated: 4 months ago