My name is Spencer Scott Holmes and my co-host is Ryan Dunigan.
We are 2 Comic book creators, animators, and video makers talking movies, comics, cartoons, video games, life stories and having laughs all the way through. Bringing in the educational side of creating projects with occasional interviewed guests from other creative folks across many medias, all with an optimistic yet funny message. Sometimes we just go in with no material and just wing it, to see where the episode may take us.
Our listeners are generally other creative folks/ people that like the laugh and learn at the same time. Age ranges from teenager to middle aged generally and come from all over the world some how.
We originally started the show to have new material every week while working on animations that sometimes took months to finish.
I have listened to many podcasts myself over about the last 10 years.
Initial goals in starting the podcast was just to have good, fun material filled with comedy. There was a lot of experimentation in the early episodes. We started the podcast right as Batman The Dark Knight Rises came out, which was our first episode.
We create an episode at least once a week. Occasionally 2 a week. The average podcast takes around 3 to 6 hrs plus to fully put together, depending on the research, topics and if there is any major editing.
Podcasting takes time, but less time than my other projects of comic books and freelance video and audio gigs. Plus it's always a fun way of hanging out yet working at the same time.
I fund the podcast myself. I spend on just the hosting fees and I've had my same mic for almost the whole run of the show. Really not too expensive of an endeavor.
I use Amazon ads to tie into material we talk about. It gives a little bit of currency towards the show. Plus I can gear it directly to what we are talking about, like a movie or game, so someone can easily buy the item and support the show in the process. Other ads we sometimes have are for other podcasts, cartoon shows and videos. More of a trade off style of ad sharing.
On average, an episode can have anywhere between 1000 and 5000 views/downloads per episode across all of our sites combined. And lots of times the lower views catch up in the long run.
Podcasting benefits me as a way to share my own creations, talk about things I like, hang out with friends, learn new skills, and meet new people. I consider podcasting part of my own advertising for the Old Man Orange creations.
I use Sony Vegas to record audio, Skype for online podcasts, a Zoom all around portable mic and just my computer to podcast. Keep it simple with in-person podcasts by having the portable Zoom mic. I find guests mostly through Twitter.
I like to prepare episodes with a bit of research towards the topic. Whether that be a movie, guest, comic or game. But sometimes it's nice to go into an episode with nothing and see what comes naturally; that's the real beauty of podcasting.
I share on Twitter, YouTube, ITunes, Newgrounds, Podbean, FaceBook, Google Play and many other places they can find Old Man Orange.
We are actually one of the top 3 podcasts on Newgrounds. We have a big market there. But then after that, Podbean, iTunes and the final section is YouTube.
Twitter is the most helpful one for me. It's more geared towards creators than Facebook is.
Podcast with no fear. Just do what you like and once you are comfortable with a few episodes under your belt, look at the competition and see what you can market towards just slightly different. You want to be unique but that doesn't mean you need to be radically different. Just slightly. And always keep up the learning. A great podcaster should have a wealth of knowledge. Doesn't matter what type of show it is.
OldManOrange.com is the main source to all of our links. Plus see our animations, comics, videos, music and more beyond podcasts.
You can type Old Man Orange into any search engine and find us on Podbean, ITunes, Newgrounds, YouTube and many more place.
You can also talk to me at: twitter.com/@SpencerSHolmes