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Timothy Kimo Brien
March 14, 2019 - "Learn, ask, shame hands kiss babies."
Since 2017
Performing Arts

►Tell us about you and your podcast

Hey, there I'm Timothy Kimo Brien head instigator at KDOI Podcasting. So I started podcasting way back in 2006 as a way to stay connected with friends all over the country and to do poetry readings in a new way. I was half-hearted in my work until 2016 when I worked with my good friend Kyle Bondo and attended his meetup class on how to podcast.

I relaunched KDOI in Sept 2017 while I was selling copies of my poetry books. Attended DCPodfest in Nov if that year just 2 weeks after my 3 level cervical fusion surgery. Needless to say, my voice was destroyed and I was on some serious painkillers. Everyone that attended was awesome and supportive.

So how did I get here? Well, the podcast was partially inspired by one of my Soldiers that I assist. She was doing art therapy to help her cope and was being very self-judgmental about her work. I looked at her paintings and encouraged her to show in a few local galleries that are Vet friendly. She did and that improved her mood dramatically.

My target audience are people looking for a creative outlet, people who are looking to be inspired and not judged. In my mind I see my listeners sitting down, in a coffee shop, laughing at a dumb joke I tell, putting pen to paper and thinking to themselves, if Tim can do it and understand it so can I.


►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

So I enjoyed the reach of podcasting. I listen to about 75 podcasts and for me the enjoyment comes from the variety. I add to it because I have a unique voice. My podcast has been running since Swpt 2017 and my first episode took about a tear to out together. I'm still tweaking the format and apoearance. My goals were simple, get 1 person I don't know to lustwmen, improve 1 aspect per season and network with new people at least 5 per season.


►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?

I release every 2 weeks, fully self-funded and each season is 14 episodes long. I take a 2-month break between seasons. As for when do I find the time, I'm a father of twin 4 year olds, I make time out of thin air.


►What do you gain from podcasting?        

Networking opportunities, learning as I am a life long learner/explorer. I enjoy the tech side and it also gives me an excuse to create art.


►How does your podcasting process look like? 

I use Grammarly for my typing, squad cast for my interviews, libsyn is my media host. I use Hindenburg pro for audio editing, self-hosted WordPress for my website and Tee Public for my merch. As for my gear, I have a zoom h5 for insure interviews, ate 2100 microphone, Tascam dr-05 as a backup, ATR 50x headphones for editing.


►How do you market your show?

Facebook, Twitter and IG, I also always have business cards and postcards in hand, some cheap and easy merch like fridge magnets or oens it notebooks to hand out.


►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?

Learn, ask, shame hands kiss babies. Get to a meetup if possible, go to conferences, get on YouTube and FB forums and ask ask ask.


►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?,

[email protected]

IG: kdoipodcasting

Updated: 6 months ago