►Tell us about you and your podcast
I am Reezu Phoenix. I co -host the podcast along with MCZX and DJ Edge , but you can just call us Simply Complicated. We cover various topics from music to love, sports to issues in the media, from politics to our own morals and beliefs, and of course, all things geek! This podcast thing is very simple, but these bros make it complicated.
Honestly, our audience is diverse. Whether you're a fan of sports, anime, video games, music, or just looking to find yourself, you are welcome to become part of the Simple Squad.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
We've (myself and MCZX) been listening to podcasts since podcasts became a thing. For the last 10 years, myself and MCZX have been wanting to start this podcast. 2018 was a critical moment in our lives for many reason; and, at the beginning of 2019, we decided that we would strike while are motivation was at its highest. Starting in January, we brainstormed for weeks on what it would be about. Topics were the easy part. But, coming up with the name was frustrating. I remember calling up DJ Edge, as we were contemplating names for the podcast, and shouting out "How can something so simple be this complicated?!?" We all paused and said two words. "Simply Complicated." A week later (January 25, 2019), we recorded our first episode, and Libsyn (our host), approved our first episode on the 29th.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
Episodes drop every Saturday night/Sunday morning. We record every Friday night, unless DJ Edge has to work. Then, we record earlier. Sometimes we're up until 4am. It takes me twice as long to edit the podcast as it does to record. But, I enjoy every second of it. I love seeing it all come together in the end.
We make time to record every week. It's a commitment. But, it's a commitment we love to make.
I've probably spent.... $40, a month on everything since February.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
We don't have an official sponsor, but we have a lot of people who support us. Our first major support that was fans, friends, or family was Phony Ppl. I decide to "shoot my shot" and ask if we could use their music on the show, and they gave us the okay. I personally was elated. They're an awesome band and everyone should check them out. Our second was a friend of mine. He recently joined a gaming team and donated us a gaming system for a giveaway we were doing. That generated a lot of new fans for us. We'd be up for a sponsorship if offered one, but we do this for the love.
Honestly, this podcast has been the best part of my year. I don't know what my bros got from this, but as far as myself, I've gained a lot. I feel like I've not only gotten my voice bag, but that we've created a forum where others can have a voice too. That's why I love doing our mailbag segment. Whether they have a serious question or just wanna create laughs, we answer their questions.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
We record with Audacity. I use a program called Voicemeeter to connect all of our microphones. All of our guests (we've only have two so far) have been friends. We welcome having more guests though, so if interested email us at [email protected]
Since, every episode is recorded weekly, we tend to gather our information up until the very moment we record and go with it naturally. We go out to eat right before recording and tend finalize our ideas then.
►How do you market your show?
We're on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, RadioPublic, ListenNotes, Podcasts.com, and most importantly, Libsyn. Libsyn is our host and all of our Libsyn can be found there.
We tend to market through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Instagram is probably the most useful though. It's connects all of our Social media together. It's also where we answer the quickest.
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
It doesn't start off easy. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't start off the way you want it to. Keep pushing forward. The first 10 fans are the hardest. Then, the first 100. Next, the first 1000. But, with hard word, you can do it. Work with what you got. Get a base established before you start. You dedication and consistency is the key to your success. Learn to take feedback. Don't overspend on equipment. Believe in yourself. Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
All of our links are down below!!!
Updated: 2 months ago