Professional Radio Broadcaster Turns Podcast For "Book Talk"

Doug Miles
March 18, 2018 - "Treat each podcast like you are doing it live. Make it sound like a radio broadcast and conversational."
Since 2008
10k DLs/month

►Tell us about you and your podcast

My name is Doug Miles. "Book Talk" interviews with authors of the newest books available. We have a wide demographic - M/W 25-64.


►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

I began the podcast in 2008 and post 2 to 3 episodes per week. It is an extension of the talk radio show I hosted in the Tampa Bay area for several years.


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

I record the interviews and edit on the laptop. The show takes approx. 30 minutes to produce. I have used "google ad sense", as well as other advertising.


►What do you gain from podcasting?        

I enjoy broadcasting and interviewing. I'm open to sponsorship provided it is a product or service that is respectable and fits in with the format. We see approx. 10K downloads per month on my website. It is also posted on other platforms.


►How does your podcasting process look like? 

Sound Forge audio editing software. I have several different publicity firms that send me information on available authors. I contact them to set up phone interviews with the author. I usually get a book to read beforehand.


►How do you market your show?

Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter posts to promote.


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

Treat each podcast like you are doing it live. Make it sound like a radio broadcast and conversational.


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

Updated: a year ago