Two South African Buddies Explore Human Physiology Here

Gareth Martin
Craig Haywood
Feb. 2, 2019 - "Have a proper launch plan!"
since 2017
Personal Journals

►Tell us about you and your podcast

We are Gareth Martin and Craig Haywood, South African brothers from other mothers ;) Living in London and Australia. Working as an Executive Coach and Chiropractor as our main jobs.

Ridiculously Human is an original Podcast hosted by two South African buddies, Craig and Gareth. Both have fantastic faces for Podcasting :)

Each episode the hosts have conversations with guests who are recognised in their community as people who provide inspiration, motivation and hope. We explore their lives and background stories in fascinating and intriguing chats. We unpack how adversity or their sheer determination and mindset has been used to create a positive and meaningful impact in their and other people’s lives.

The themes of wellness, business, spirituality and fun are traversed to educate, inspire and stoke your curiosity.

Through story listening and storytelling, Gareth and Craig, explore human physiology to create and nurture real human connection. Through people's stories, we also aim to build up a library of human history, to help our future ancestors understand who we were and what we did. It's about building a legacy to help future generations.


►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

Through story listening and storytelling, we aim to better understand human physiology and create real human connection. We are big Podcast listeners and probably consume 10 hours a week of various Podcasts. Have listened to Podcasts for about 8 years!

We initially started because we thought that through conversations there is so much to share and learn. Our goal was just to share cool stories and provide people with some more motivation and inspiration in life. Our motivation was to educate and create real human connection.

We started in October 2017, just 3 months from when we started planning it.


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

We release one episode every week. In 2019 we have started releasing two episodes. One is long form, normally 1.5 hours and the other is a taster of that episode of between 10-15 minutes.

We work out butts off in the evenings and on weekends.

We only spend a small amount as we do most things ourselves. We probably spend about $200-$250 per month and fund it all ourselves.


►What do you gain from podcasting?        

We don't make any money from our Podcast and don't run any ads.

The benefit to us is that we get to speak to amazing people each week. We get to learn from each of our guests and hopefully teach and inspire our listeners too!

We have made many new friendships and also grown much closer as buddies by hosting the show!


►How does your podcasting process look like? 

We keep it pretty simple - we use ATR2100 microphones and record through audacity. We edit the audio using Audacity. We record through Zoom. We do a video version of our Podcast too and use iMovie to do the editing. We get guest to record their audio on their phones!

Guests are via social media, TED Talks, Books, Referrals, Netflix documentaries.

We produce a long storyboard for each guest and set questions around that. Probably 2-3 hours of prep for each guest.


►How do you market your show?

All Social Media platforms and All Audio Platforms. We do have a detailed breakdown which we get from Libsyn stats.

Email, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are the most useful.


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

Have a proper launch plan! Do it because you love it. Get virtual assistants to help you out. Prep for every interview properly. Have a few shoes in the bag. Be willing to always mix things up and try new stuff.

We did lots of courses online - JLD and Podcasters Paradise. Neil Patel and Colin Gray.


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

Updated: 7 months ago