►Tell us about you and your podcast
My name is Brandon Zemp. I recently graduated from Pitzer College with my degree in Neuroscience. Since then I launched two companies (a proof-of-work mining operation and a blockchain consultancy). I also wrote a book titled "The Satoshi Sequence", which is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
My podcast is called "The BlockHash Podcast". It covers the fast growing blockchain industry. My listeners are generally interested or actively involved in blockchain tech.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
I love listening to Podcasts! I believe they are a great way to efficiently learn on-the-go. Since my consultancy is in the business of educating individuals, students, and businesses on blockchain tech, I thought it would be prudent to make a podcast.
I originally started with the idea to Podcast in 2017, but wasn't until late 2019 that it all came together. My very first episode took weeks to produce. Now, each episode only takes a single day to record, edit, and produce. A lot has been learned throughout the podcasting process!
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
As of now, I aim to release a new episode AT LEAST once a week. With production time down to a single day, this has become a realistic goal.
My job is my business, so I always have to ability to make time and schedule podcast episodes. In terms of expenses, I only pay for the Spreaker membership (they have been a great host!). Everything else is done with my blue snowball microphone and the software on my Mac. Any other needs are self funded.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
At the moment, I do not have any sponsorships and do not claim any revenue. The goal is to foster an amazing podcast that brings people value. If their is a good sponsorship or revenue opportunity in the future, then it will be considered, with the quality of the podcast coming first.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
I don't use much equipment. I have my blue snowball mic, a pop filter, my beats wireless headphones, and the software on my laptop.
When I have a guest, I invite them into the podcast using Zencastr (which has been amazing). I have a long list of people that could potentially be a guest, but I also take referrals as they come.
►How do you market your show?
My show can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spreaker. I market each episode through social media (facebook, instagram, linkedin, steemit, twitter, etc).
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
If you aspire to be a podcaster, my best advice would be to just start! You will learn far more by recording podcasts yourself and figuring out which mic works best for you.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
You can learn more about me on social media, as well as my personal website: brandonzemp.com
If you would like to reach out to me, you can shoot me an email and I'll do my best to respond :)
Updated: a month ago