►Tell us about you and your podcast
My name is Zach Jutras a teenage guy.(You can just call me Zach.) I was born and raised in Canada, well in the great city of Montreal. I love entertaining people and just being out there. My podcast is called "It's All So Wack". Fun fact when I first started it was called "Too Damn Funny" my bestfriend was even co-hosting, but scheduling didn't work out.(Still bestfriends) During the "Too Damn Funny" ERA the podcast was about playing games, doing interviews, and just having fun. Now I do just about everything on here. I interview people, movie reviews, play games, talk about trendy topics and of course have segments involving wacky stuff.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
I started a podcast because someone I know was doing one and I thought that sounds fun. The same person and I were doing a livestreamed news/talk show on Mixer. He goes by the name Drkitty he's the greatest. I knew about podcasts, but I was more of a TV show guy. But now I listen to more podcasts than ever. Initially I wanted to do a podcast about the news and kind of continue what I had on the livestream, but then I thought I wanted to be more me. In the sense of being funny, I have always been funny. Now I do love talking about the news but I didn't want my podcast to just be about that, that's why I added my wacky side. I am and never was doing podcasts for money, it was always just to entertain the few that listen. It always takes up my free time, it gives me something to do. I started the podcast in January 2018. The first episode took sometime to release. Just recording took like 2 hours and it was a very short episode. I'm sure my bestfriend who was co-hosting hated me at the time, because I never felt comfortable and had to retake a billion times. I still to this day don't feel like the episode was all that good and I released it January 17th 2018. I love what the podcast has become but that first episode is still Blah to me.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
I try to release an episode every Saturday. It's tough definitely a challenge, but I love it. If I didn't I wouldn't continue. The process of releasing an episode is a bit long, I need to think of an idea or find something to talk about, I need to get guests, need to record and edit. It was hard to find time I try to spread it across a few days before Saturday. I also work on weekends and Friday nights since I go to school every day. When it comes to funds before I got my job and was only 15 when I started, I had to work for allowance and after weeks of saving I finally bought a microphone. Now with working I'm looking to spend more to create better content.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
I've never been offered sponsorships, I would take sponsorships I don't see why not. The way podcasting benefits me is by giving me something to do. It allows me to do something I love and entertain people at the same time.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
I use an editing/recording software called Wavepad sound editor. So I spend a lot of time on that software because recording and editing is almost the whole process. I usually find guests by asking the people I know to come on, or I reach out to people who I think may be fun to have on. My guests are usually on through call either on Facebook's Messenger or Discord or any other calling app that works for them. I do also go to meet with people if it's possible and record us that way.
►How do you market your show?
I really don't know where people listen to me. That is the truth because I used to only think people listened to me through Podcasts.com(It's where I started) But after a while I got the show on iTunes/ApplePodcast. That still isn't everywhere, because one time I just went ahead and googled the show and I found that people had been suggesting the podcast to different hosting sites, or those same sites had been doing it themselves. Anyways that's when I discovered people listen to the podcast on just about everywhere. That's how I discovered listennotes and fell in love with this site. When it comes to marketing I usually just use Twitter, and when I say marketing I really just mean promoting the episodes.
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
For anyone looking to do podcasts, I think you should just do it. Take a leap see if you like podcasting, cause maybe you will maybe you won't. The most important things before you podcast, is to make sure you have the time and to really be yourself. I guess you can learn about podcasting through books, but I would recommend listening to podcasts to get ideas and to maybe youtube videos to learn about software.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
You can find me on Twitter. https://twitter.com/imarare1
Updated: a year ago