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Author: Carrie Caulfield Arick

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Explore podcasting life and culture. What is success in podcasting? What is the true cost podcasting financially, energetically, physically and what's the impact on our lives? Can you really make money podcasting? What makes a podcaster cry? This show aims to uncover the answers to those questions and more each season by asking hard questions of real podcasters and podcasting professionals.
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Is podcasting as easy as it’s made out to be? Is it really inclusive and accessible? What makes a podcaster cry? What is success in podcasting? What are the true costs of entry into podcasting? Can you really make money podcasting? This show aims to uncover the answers to those questions by asking hard questions of real podcasters and podcasting professionals. This isn’t a how to podcast show. It’s not a tech show. It’s not marketing your podcast show.  It is a show about what’s rarely discussed: The emotional, physical and social impacts of podcasts on podcasters and podcasting professionals. The reality of podcasting.  Season 1: The True Cost of Podcasting We’re exploring the true cost of podcasting for podcasters from different backgrounds, at different levels with different budgets. The show is not so much about what you’ve learned, per se, but what your journey was and is really like, what the cost was in money, time, and energy and how creating a podcast impacted your life. Of course, tips and effective coping skills sometimes come up, but it’s not the focus. On January 30th, 2019 we’ll be launching season 1 in it’s entirety for your listening pleasure. (Many of you have already expressed curiosity about publishing ala Netflix style will work out. So, we’ll be sharing that information in season 2.) 
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me.   Want to work with me? CLICK HERE    Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!   There's a huge level of discomfort for me doing solo episodes, but I pushed past to answer my own questions for this season. What has podcasting cost me? A lot, but it's given a return that I can't calculate. Get to know your host, why I felt a strong desire to talk about the cost of podcasting beyond the numbers and I hope to achieve with this series.   I speak on the following things (and FYI this also happens to be the basic format of the show):   What you life looked like shortly before you started podcasting. Your ‘why’ for starting a podcast. How long it took you to launch your show from it’s conception. How that ‘why’ evolved over time. The budget you started with. How that budget changed. Unexpected costs. How much time you expected it take produce a podcast vs. how time it actually takes. What takes you the most time. What pieces overwhelmed you. How podcasting has affected your personal and professional relationships. How you keep balance. The most negative impact podcasting has had on your life. The most positive impact of podcasting on your life. What you see new podcasters struggle with. What you are struggling with now. If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently? What do you think the podcasting industry or podcast culture needs to change, if anything.  I recorded this episode at the beginning of this season's journey. To be frank, I really thought I knew exactly how podcasters would answer these questions. Boy, was I WRONG! That's because as I expose myself to more and more podcasters, asking really intimate questions, I learn more and my beliefs reflect that learning. So, if I seem to disagree with myself in these interviews, that's exactly why.   The last episode of this season will be a summary of what struck me, what I learned about myself, podcasters and podcasting and where we'll go from here in season 2... because really, this season is a baseline of sorts. And I hope it sparks a conversation with you at least internally about your own podcasting life. I would love it to start conversations between podcasters-- either with me or your friends... and even BETTER, as a community.   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   One more notes about this series. I plan on experimenting with it while making it work FOR ME. From time to time, things may be different, go a bit wacky or even sideways, so your feedback will help me (and my lovely team) learn, grow and craft something that serves you, dear listener.   The technical thing I learned from this episode: The Samson QU2 is mid-heavy and maybe isn't as good as the ATR2100 for my voice. I'm still figuring out the best EQ for it. This is when a multi-band compressor comes in handy.   Cat in this episode: Clark & Fat Round   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: I hate how I breathe and my nasal-ness and you might, too. I have allergies. A LOT of them. So, unless I go live on another planet, I can't do much about it. In the end, imperfect and all, I decided down was better than perfect.   Thank you to all the people who made this series possible: My loving, supportive family, my incredible Ya Ya Podcasting Team and the podcasters who were so generous with their thoughts, feelings, experiences and time. And thank you to my clients who always inspire me, my The Good, the Bad and The Yetis (you know who you are), Elsie Escobar and her E-League Alum and my the supportive communities of podcast editors: Podcast Editors Cub & Just Busters: Female Podcast Editors.   P.S. I have been using HelloCast (currently in beta) for this show's workflow... they are NOT a sponsor, but I LOVE how easy they've made putting my show together. All the non audio elements are in 1 place and I can easily track where in the process an episode is... from IDEA to RELEASED. So, THANK YOU HELLOCAST for knowing how I think and designing an app to organize me. :) Sorry if I left in any mouth noises, Jennifer. 
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me. Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Steve Stewart, a podcast editor, financial planner, as well as the former host & creator of "Money Plan S.O.S.," talks with me today about how podcasting takes more time than you think! From beginning to end, creating and hosting a podcast is quite a production, but with the right tools, technology, and support from specialists within the podcasting community, you can expand your podcast while saving what's most valuable to you: time.   Highlights: How Steve began his podcasting journey and how he overcame his fear to do so. Why editing for podcasting is an essential element in the production process. Why editing takes a long time when producing a podcast. Why podcasting within your profession makes it super rewarding and super challenging. Why marketing your podcast is important. Why it is important to be consistent with your podcast. What is the podcasting community and why you should not "podcast in isolation." How podcasting specialists, like editors, copyists, and social media gurus, can help grow your podcast. What tools do you need to start your podcast, even while on a budget? (Steve gets specific here, so take notes!) Steve dives deep into the podcasting "tech stuff." (Again, get your note pad ready!) The importance of keeping the technology simple when starting your podcast. A shout out to The Podcast Editor's Club because they are absolutely fabulous! How are you serving your audience with your podcast? Wow! That's a lot of great podcast production information! Hold on tight while we build this great podcast community together!   #SteveStewartHatesSales Mentioned: Cliff Ravenscraft ATR2100 microphone Samson Q2U microphone Dave Ramsey Money Plam S.O.S. FinCon: The Money & Media Expo Stacking Benjamins Pro Podcast Solutions Podcast Connect Audacity Zencastr Skype ECamm Call Recorder Libsyn Blubrry The Fin by Heil Upwork   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting One more notes about this series. I plan on experimenting with it while making it work FOR ME. From time to time, things may be different, go a bit wacky or even sideways, so your feedback will help me (and my lovely team) learn, grow and craft something that serves you, dear listener. The technical thing I learned from this episode:   Always have an extra pair earbuds or headphones on hand.   Cat in this episode:   Fat Round. (the editor cut him out) And in post, Bear chewed through the left earphone cable. It's Sunday night at 7pm in lower, slower Delaware. Ordering a replacement. sigh.   Personal Podcasting Pain Point:   Nailing down the show notes. And worrying about how the podcast was going to turn out as a whole because Steve was one of my first interviews... aka the discomfort of not knowing. I was also a little intimidates at first to talk to Steve, but turns out he's so easy to talk to... shoulda warned the poor guy just how much I can talk.   Meet The Guest:   Website: https://SteveStewart.me   Steve Stewart is a husband, father, hater of DEBT, lover of all things personal finance, and turned a failed business of 10 years into a new career in only 6 months. While working a day-job, he started a Financial Wellness business on the side. But after 10 years of coaching, blogging, podcasting, and leading classes he had to give it up for something he never knew was possible: Making a living by editing other people's podcasts. Steve and his wife currently live in St. Louis, Missouri with their 18 year old daughter and dog named Cooper.   A BIG THANK YOU!   Thank you to all the people who made this series possible: My loving, supportive family, my incredible Ya Ya Podcasting Team and the podcasters who were so generous with their thoughts, feelings, experiences and time. And thank you to my clients who always inspire me, my The Good, the Bad and The Yetis (you know who you are), Elsie Escobar and her E-League Alum and my the supportive communities of podcast editors: Podcast Editors Cub & Just Busters: Female Podcast Editors.   P.S. I have been using HelloCast (currently in beta) for this show's workflow... they are NOT a sponsor, but I LOVE how easy they've made putting my show together. All the non audio elements are in 1 place and I can easily track where in the process an episode is... from IDEA to RELEASED. So, THANK YOU HELLOCAST for knowing how I think and designing an app to organize me. :)   Slide Whistle, Descending, A.wav by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me. Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! From recording music to recording podcasts! Jeni discusses many essential challenges in the podcast world, including overcoming personal anxiety and career demands, balancing all aspects of podcast production with your personal life, and the importance of developing and streamlining organizational routines in order to maximize how you spend your time while creating, editing, and marketing your podcast. Jeni did try dating after this recording, but recently let me know she is taking another romance break. (Sorry, guys!) Highlights: How Jen began her podcasting journey and how she overcame anxiety and financial challenges in order to do so. Accessing grants to help with costs associated with podcasting Why Jen developed Podcast Portland and how she aims to help others in the field. Why editing takes so much time and why developing a solid organizational routine is important to any podcast host or production company. How Jen's editing routine has changed overtime. Why podcast production takes so much time and the importance of developing a fair price structure for the time that you put in. How production of your podcast will evolve and change over time, and why we all need to RELAX. The steps every podcast professional should take to market your podcast. Why it's important to move beyond Facebook! The importance of considering (and balancing!) production time and marketing! Why your podcast should involve and engage your community. How podcasting affects your relationships and personal life. How Jeni deals with what she considers to be the biggest challenges and personal struggles of podcasting. Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting One more notes about this series. I plan on experimenting with it while making it work FOR ME. From time to time, things may be different, go a bit wacky or even sideways, so your feedback will help me (and my lovely team) learn, grow and craft something that serves you, dear listener. Mentioned: Gritty Birds Podcast Editing Podcast Movement Info on Applying for Grants from the NEA XRay.Fm Wavve.co Videos (Audiograms) iZotope Plug-ins & Tools (RX, Neutron, Ozone) Waves Plug-ins Affiliate Links used whenever possible. Podcasting is expensive. Use the links to support our mission. The technical thing I learned from this episode: Turn down the gain. Also, Squadcast's meter isn't very accurate (but they are always improving things, so it will come, I'm sure). Cat in this episode: Fat Round Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Making sure the levels were right. My squeaky chair. And Jeni and I were both fidgety. Sorry! Meet The Guest (In her own words!): Website: www.grittybirds.com I am a podcast producer and artist in Portland, Oregon. After years in the music industry as an award winning vocalist, my including Kickstarter funded 2013 EP North Star, as a music writer for Portland Mercury and Media Sponsorship Coordinator of Non Profit PDX Pop Now! I started the Gritty Birds Podcast, a narrative music podcast exploring the stories behind artist’s in the industry today. The show has been funded with sponsorships, including with partner station XRAY.FM, grants and a Kickstarter. In the last year I launched community advocacy group Podcast Portland and launched a Podcast Editing and Production Company, Gritty Birds Podcast Editing while working full time in audio tech and sales at Guitar Center. A BIG THANK YOU! Thank you to all the people who made this series possible: My loving, supportive family, my incredible Ya Ya Podcasting Team and the podcasters who were so generous with their thoughts, feelings, experiences and time. And thank you to my clients who always inspire me, my The Good, the Bad and The Yetis (you know who you are), Elsie Escobar and her E-League Alum and my the supportive communities of podcast editors: Podcast Editors Cub & Just Busters: Female Podcast Editors. P.S. I have been using HelloCast (currently in beta) for this show's workflow... they are NOT a sponsor, but I LOVE how easy they've made putting my show together. All the non audio elements are in 1 place (including files!!!) and I can easily track where in the process an episode is... from IDEA to RELEASED. So, THANK YOU HELLOCAST for knowing how I think and designing an app to organize me. :)
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts. Google Podcasts. On Android. How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me.  Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Episode Summary: Anne Fricke, the creator and producer of Walking with Freya, a podcast inspired by her special needs daughter, discusses her introduction into podcasting, the creation of her passion project along with her new novel, and her frustrations with marketing and promoting those projects, so that they reach her intended audience, and provide the hope and community that is so impactful. Her first podcast was a two-person project that delved into the lives of the people affected by the legalization of marijuana. It took about 6 months to launch from the point of conception. Walking with Freya was launched within about two weeks! Barriers to Launch: Learning new tech was a huge initial barrier but it was nice that the cost of start up was split with her podcast partner. Only big drawback of work-sharing with her podcast partner was having to give up a portion of the creative license. Definitely had a hard time giving up the editing reins! Budget: Spent about $100 on a new mic, $140 for website and hosting, $200 for a Zoom Recorder, and $200 for training on editing software. Struggles: The biggest struggle has been dealing with imposter syndrome and wanting so badly to connect with her audience. She just wants her audience to know that they are not alone in their joys and struggles of raising children with disabilities. She has been so positively impacted by the people she has met, the stories she has been able to share, and the absolute support of her husband. Next step, monetizing without losing her message! About the Podcaster: Website: https://www.annefricke.com/ Anne Fricke is an author, poet, and a podcaster. She just released her debut novel "The Orchard's Descendant". She created and hosts the podcast "Walking with Freya; A Journey Through Special Needs Parenting" and actively seeks parents willing to share their stories. With her friend Amy Day, she co-created the podcast "Mend; Life at the Seams" which began as a way to document the shifting of their local culture and transitioned into conversations about the various forms of non-fiscal wealth we bring to our communities and families and how the everyday person can be a changemaker.   Mentioned in this episode: Carrie On Walking with Freya Audacity Blubrry Analytics Blue Yeti Microphone (affiliate link)  SquareSpace Zoom audio recorder   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   The technical thing I learned from this episode: Zencastr and I don't mix. We had to switch to Zoom.us. PITA.   Cats in this episode: Fat Round. Always Fat Round. Deaf cats love to make noise.   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Getting the episodes out when your laptop charger breaks a universal charger doesn't actually charge (but does keep the laptop on at battery saver performance)and Dell makes it impossible to order a new one. Took 3 tries to submit an order successfully. Switching back and forth between computers.
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me.   Want to work with me? CLICK HERE   Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!   Episode Summary:   Britany of "Podcasting for Coaches" and I converse about how podcasting allowed her to leave her corporate job and live her dream lifestyle. Britany goes into why she chose podcasting as her tool to achieve career freedom and how her her podcasting journey has changed overtime. As both a podcast host and editor, Britany delves into the unique challenges and opportunities that each aspect of the podcasting production world presents. Britany offers great insight into how she got started, her budget, and exactly how she manages the demands and challenges of the podcasting profession with her outside life. Britany wanted to get out of corporate and live her dream lifestyle. Within three months of launching her podcast, she did just that! Barriers: Britany discusses how she juggled her full-time job, house renovations, and launching a podcast for the first time. An obvious barrier? Time. Budget: She discusses some important aspects of production that podcasters often overlook-- which can lead to some trouble! Pain points: Timing, episodic structure, marketing, and the legality of podcast content. Britney discusses various podcasting pain points and how she overcame them. Struggles: Traveling without a reliable connection caused Britany some scheduling struggle as a podcast host and complicated her relationships with clients as an editor. Britany discusses the importance of communication in the podcasting field. Personal Podcast Anxiety: We discuss how Britany manages relationships with clients, and the importance of establishing boundaries. Advice to new podcasters: You get out of podcasting what you invest into it, however, time and money are valuable, so spend those things wisely.   About the Podcaster: Britany Felix   Website: www.podcastingforcoaches.com   Britany Felix found herself approaching her 30’s, working in a soul-sucking corporate job, and no closer to her dreams of traveling the world. In November 2015, she decided to start a podcast where she could learn from those living her dream lifestyle and that decision changed her life. She’s long-since left the corporate world behind and now has the freedom she craved thanks to her business as a Podcast Launch Consultant where she specializes in helping coaches and consultants get their message out into the world with a podcast of their very own.   Mentioned in this episode: What is a Podcast Editor & Why Should You Have One? Tips for Hiring a Podcast Editor radioguestlist.com Anchor   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   The technical thing I learned from this episode: When you use iZotope Plugins mixdowns take forever.   Cats in this episode: Clark   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Why do I find everything hilarious? The world and it's humans amuse me, I guess. #cringe
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me.   Want to work with me? CLICK HERE   Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!   Episode Summary:   Nicole, of the Nicole Walker Network & She Leads Podcast, and I chat about her passion in helping women of color grow and develop in leadership roles. After leaving New Jersey for the sunny shores of Florida, Nicole was dedicated to building her brand and her business. Podcasting has been one of the major tools that she has used to reach her audience and promote her brand, self-help and leadership development. We discuss how she determined her why, what led her to her niche audience, and the challenges she has faced while growing her business and balancing her corporate job, family life, and personal business. Nicole truly jumped into podcasting! It only took her two weeks between ideation and beginning to create content. Barriers: She is a perfectionist, but did not allow that to keep her from starting up, but maintaining her brand design while dealing with graphic designer turnover has made that difficult. Budget: She started in two weeks so she didn’t much think of budget. Between obtaining software and needed equipment, and paying for third-party help, she spent about $1,200 in year one. Pain points: She does commentary on all of her episodes which takes a great deal of time, but this is also her favorite part because she is able to provide value to her listeners. Struggles: Time management and being sure to focus enough time on all of her projects and work. Also she struggles with her desire to grow, expand, get listeners, and manage her outreach. Accepting that she is not perfect and that this is okay, she’s learning. Advice to new podcasters - once you’ve figured out your message, just do it. Don’t get stuck in the research phase. Take the leap!   About the Podcaster:   Website: Nicolewalker.net From teenage parent to post education graduate Nicole Walker has a relentless drive. Nicole Walker is a mother, business woman, and leader who has failed and succeeded many times over in attainment of the empowering life lessons she intends to share with the world. Nicole's business accolades include being an International Speaker, Leadership Specialist, Podcast Host, and Success Strategist. Nicole has a passion for solving the problems she sees in leadership and collaboration/empowerment among women of color. Nicole is the founder of Nicole Walker Network a Leadership Development and Strategic Planning Company offering coaching, consulting, and workshops to aspiring and current female entrepreneurs looking to reach the next level. Nicole is also the creator, host, and producer of She Leads Podcast, an interview style podcast featuring leadership experiences, insight, and advice from female entrepreneurs of color. Nicole is a life-long learner, having attained her MBA and various certifications in business analysis, training, instructional development/design, and project management. When Nicole isn’t working she enjoys creating memories and going on adventures with her family & friends, event planning, and scrapbooking. If you’re interested in learning more about Nicole, Nicole Walker Network, and/or She Leads Podcast go to www.nicolewalker.net.   Mentioned in this episode: Libsyn   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   The technical thing I learned from this episode: Be open to where the interview takes you. Smooth Vocal Ducking in Audition is kinda magic.   Cats in this episode: Fat Round   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Squadcast.fm's level meter isn't accurate. Not even close, but it's STILL better than Zoom.us. Squadcast also crashed at around the 14:30 mark, which is why there's kinda an awkward transition between topics.
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me.   Want to work with me? CLICK HERE   Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!   Andrea is currently taking a break from her podcasts due to a major health issue. And she approaches this hiatus and challenge with an extraordinary amount of grace and authenticity. As she says, "Sometimes you have to prioritize things over your own podcast." Take that to heart, my dear podcasters.   Episode Summary:   Andrea Klunder of The Creative Imposter and I chat about building a successful podcasting enterprise after the loss of her first entrepreneurial endeavor and pulling herself out of the depression that followed. We will discuss how she started in podcasting, what she would have changed about the beginning of her journey, the tools she uses - then and now, budgets, time-management, and working with her partner to build her business. Andrea and I dish on where we would like to see podcasting venture to in the future and what we would like to see change now.   Andrea credits hard work and her education for her success. It took a year from ideation and conceptualizing the podcast, until it was fully realized and launched. Barriers: Her perfectionist tendencies and learning new technology and editing caused her to spend a lot of time conceptualizing before launch. Budget: She was able to start her podcast with essentially no upfront cost due to some lucky finds on microphones, and now really only spends money on the data elements like content storage, scheduling, and content management as well additional team members to keep everything running smoothly. She did practice shows to test sound, practice editing, refine her recorded voice, and learn how to do visual editing. <--SUPER SMART Pain points: Writing show notes. We both agree that writing the show notes almost takes longer than editing the pieces themselves. Struggles: The dichotomy of creating new content on a steady schedule, but also finding time to properly promote and discuss that content causes the most struggle. This is mostly due to a need for more consistent time management and organization methods. She truly believes that balance is a myth! Despite working very closely with her partner in her business, she notes that all of her work has been very positive in nature. Her entire business centers around podcasting at this point, and she is very grateful and excited to be where she is at today.   About the Podcaster:   Andrea Klunder is a one-time yogi who ventured into podcasting after losing her beloved yoga studio. She is the creator and owner of The Creative Imposter Studios and is currently producing two separate podcasts with the help of her partner and freelance editing assistant.   Mentioned in this episode: Libsyn Kimberly Wilson - Yogi/Entrepreneur Pat Flynn Audacity Adobe Audition MXL 990 condenser microphone (use this link to make a purchase & we get a few cents at no cost to you) Zoom H4N audio recorder (use this link to make a purchase & we get a few cents at no cost to you) Skype ECamRecorder HelloSign Calendly Scheduler     Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting     The technical thing I learned from this episode: Squadcast.fm had some issues that seem like audio ducking, but it seems like it shouldn't have... and I had some serious mic envy because Andrea sounded rich and silky with her new mic. Yet, I was not smart or savvy enough to ask her (or anyone) to do a double ender (where each speaker records locally on their computer or device and then shares that file with me). DUH.   Cats in this episode: Fat Round. He LOVED our conversation. See him on Instagram.   Special Appearance by... GEESE (which you may or may not be able hear depending on how you're listening). Yeah... THOUSANDS OF THEM flying over my house.   In late November, hundreds of thousands of Snow Geese migrate to the [Delmarva] Peninsula from summer breeding grounds in the Arctic Tundra. If you're in the right spot to witness their arrival, you may think there is an ominous snow shower looming in the distance. As they approach, geese migrating in crisp V-shapes morph into snaking, shifting U-formations as they prepare for landing. Massive flocks can temporarily block out the sun.    As they get closer, thousands of geese create a cresting wave of squawks and honks. The noise builds until you can't hear anything else around you. The deafening chorus can create a ringing in your ears that will take you hours to shake loose.    Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Andrea is someone I truly admire. We've floated around in the same podcasting circles for awhile and I met her at Podcast Movement, albeit briefly. I was way to shy to ask her to hangout. I totally had Impostor Syndrome before and during recording...I might have been a bit of a fan-girl in the episode. *cringe* Still, I'm glad I pushed through!
How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me. Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! "Podcasting is like YouTube without the video!" - a discovery by one of Andrea's (super smart) students... because after I asked a gazillion podcasters, no one came up with that perfect description. How can I effectively summarize the podcasting powerhouse that is Ms. Andrea Klunder? Andrea Klunder truly believes in empowerment and engagement through expression in media. Using podcasting as a tool to bring people together, she truly believes that podcasting can be an effective way to engage, educate, and communicate within our diverse communities. This includes special learners, who can use the power of podcasting to evolve as young minds with special needs using her podcasting project, "Power Your Story." Today, we speak about her unique podcasting story and how she uses the humble podcast to help students achieve greatness.   Highlights: How Andrea turned her own passion for podcasting into a powerful communication tool for students with special needs in high school using her "Power Your Story" project. How Andrea successfully pitched podcasting as an educational tool for high school students. How Andrea was able to create a real world podcasting project for high school students on a budget. The technology that students used in order to record their podcasts. Were there any unexpected costs that Andrea did not budget for? How the storytelling and interviewing aspect of podcasting can engage and empower a special learner. What was Andrea's biggest challenge in engaging her special needs' students in the podcasting project. How podcasting can empower students to become experts in both planning and producing in a real world context. How Andrea turns podcasting into a community project for her students. How the editing process can help empower the podcaster-- with or without special needs. Why becoming a podcast mentor is so important. Wow! That's a lot of great podcast production information! Hold on tight while we build this great podcast community together! #PowerYourStoryPodcast #ThePodcastMentor #SpecialNeeds #StudentsAndTechnology #AfterSchoolMatters #TheFutureofPodcasting   Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting One more notes about this series. I plan on experimenting with it while making it work FOR ME. From time to time, things may be different, go a bit wacky or even sideways, so your feedback will help me (and my lovely team) learn, grow and craft something that serves you, dear podcasters.   The technical thing I learned from this episode: Double sided tape helps keep your boom arm in place when you have an odd shaped table edge.   Cat in this episode: Fat Round... who has turned into somewhat of a mascot for the show. #podcats   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: My son came home about 5 minutes early and about 5 minutes before the episode wrapped up. That might not be a big deal to a lot of you, but schedules are super important and transitions are super hard for him because austism. He's getting better at managing his reactions, so while it was a tad stressful for that last 5 minutes, it was also small WIN for him and for us parents who work so hard to help him through this stuff.   Meet The Podcaster:   Power Your Story Podcasting   Andrea Klunder works with mission-driven individuals and organizations to help them use podcasting as a powerful tool for connection, trust, and social impact. She is the Producer & Host of Podcast Envy, all about the craft of podcasting beyond the microphone, and The Creative Impostor Podcast, a show all about how to take bold action in your life and work, despite the little voice in your head that says, “Who do you think you are? You can’t do THAT!” In 2017, she launched Power Your Story, a high school mentoring program and podcast produced by students with diverse learning challenges in Chicago. Andrea is the Producer & Editor of Key Change, a podcast by The Santa Fe Opera and Opera for All Voices, and believes in the power of podcasting to develop an intimate connection with your listeners, build loyal community, and immerse your followers in an authentic brand experience through engaging, entertaining, and educational audio media. Andrea has been a featured speaker and trainer for Podcast Movement, Next Door Chicago, Singularity Storytelling Summit, Nikki Nigl’s About Women, Chicago Public Schools, and many, many podcasts!   A BIG THANK YOU!   Thank you to all the people who made this series possible: My loving, supportive family, my incredible Ya Ya Podcasting Team and the podcasters who were so generous with their thoughts, feelings, experiences and time. And thank you to my clients who always inspire me, my The Good, the Bad and The Yetis (you know who you are), Elsie Escobar and her E-League Alum and my the supportive communities of podcast editors: Podcast Editors Cub & Just Busters: Female Podcast Editors.   P.S. I have been using HelloCast (currently in beta) for this show's workflow... they are NOT a sponsor, but I LOVE how easy they've made putting my show together. All the non audio elements are in 1 place and I can easily track where in the process an episode is... from IDEA to RELEASED. So, THANK YOU HELLOCAST for knowing how I think and designing an app to organize me. :)
Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Episode Summary: Bryan Entzminger joins us to discuss why podcasting is WORTH it even when it’s hard. Bryan had a full time job but something was missing. He wanted to do something MORE and make a bigger impact in the world, so he started the Engaging Missions Podcast to feature missionaries and church planners and share their experiences with the world. Bryan discusses his experiences in podcasting, budging, avoiding overwhelm, and what he still struggles with and so much more. About the Podcaster: Bryan Entzminger is a Logistics planning Analyst and Podcast host. Bryan hosts the Engaging Missions Podcast to bring God stories in your earbuds-sharing stories from the lives of missionaries, ministry leaders, and church planters. Highlights: Balancing Full Time work & Podcasting Being Impactful How to pick ONE Person to listen to for advice. How to Show Up in your Niche Navigating family life while podcasting Avoiding Overwhelm in Podcasting   Mentioned in this episode: https://engagingmissions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/engagingmissions/ Podcast Engineering School . Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   The technical thing I learned from this episode: Breath control in RX7 is your friend... but if you aren't careful, you cut off letters and sounds like CH, TH, P, B and Ks. (Grab RX7 here) I may sound a little too breathy still, but trust me, it's sooo much better than it was. (It's my myriad of allergies that causes it as I'm allergic to most things man-made)   Cats in this episode: Fat Round. We hopefully got him out of the episode though.   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Why do I find everything so funny? Or maybe amusing? The world is a funny place, I guess. Also, there's the squeaky chair.
Download this episode Open this episode in your favorite app How can you reach me? Email me. Facebook me. Instagram me. Vox me. Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Episode Summary: Lisa Orkin, one of the first ever podcasters, discusses her 10 years of experience in podcasting. Coming from a voice acting background to starting her first podcast, and how she got to her current podcast, Project Woo Woo. She shares how she copes with all the aspects of podcasting, how much of her life is spent podcasting and how she mixes humor with her wisdom. About the Podcaster: Lisa Orkin is a comedian, the Creative Director at Radio Ranch, a company that creates ads for radio and podcasts. She is the host of Project Woo Woo, where she has real conversations with imaginary people fulfilling her deep desire to look deep into the hearts and minds of the most important spiritual, historical, and intellectual influencers, past and present, dead or alive all played by some of the most brilliant world-class actors, writers, and comedians, in Los Angeles. It is part comedy, part performance art, part serious interview. Unlimited by time and space, Lisa suspends reality to talk with people she has always wanted to. There is not one minute that Lisa does not believe she is talking to the real people, making Lisa’s fantasy world organically funny, wonderfully wacky and strangely enlightening. Lisa is a Ya Ya Podcasting client. Highlights: Why She Started a Podcast The History of all her Podcasts How to Cope with Details The Need to Tell Stories Dealing with Feeling Unsure Parody laws   Mentioned in this episode: http://honestlylisa.com/ http://www.projectwoowoo.com/ Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting   The technical thing I learned from this episode: Squadcast has some issues, probably because I was on wi-fi and not hard wired like usual.   Cats in this episode: Thor. AKA Maydoh. While I was recording the intro, he wanted me turn on the bathroom tap for him. Because why would a cat want to drink from a water bowl?   Personal Podcasting Pain Point: This year has been crazy so far, in a good way. New clients, new team members and new opportunities and a growing to-do list. Getting this podcast out remains a challenge. Next season, I'll be doing things differently so I really can drop an entire season in 1 day. I'm learning from this failure and experimenting a bit with other ideas (which I'll share with you soon!).
Download this episode Open this episode in your favorite app Just Busters: Female Podcast Editors : Join us for Office Hours Wed., July 10th at 10pm EDT/7pm PDT Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Join me at Podcast Movement! Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Episode Summary: Rick Paddock joins us to talk about podcasting, and his WHY behind the podcast. Rick discusses the time-consuming points of podcasting, the development of his WHY, clarity of focus for the show, knowing your priorities and not letting overwhelm get to you, the benefit of listening podcasting as a form of meditation and some insight on looking back on what he’s learned so far. About the Podcaster: Rick Paddock is a Board-Certified Hypnotist, Mind Coach, and Author, as well as podcast host of Mind Flipping. He shares tools & tips to renovate & update you mind and life! Highlights:  Why Rick started his podcast Podcast Budgeting Does the WHY change? Balancing family and podcasting Getting time away from computer Redirecting negative thoughts Mentioned in this episode: http://mindflipping.com/ https://www.patreon.com/mindflipping Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting The technical thing I learned from this episode: There is real time and there is Audition Time. These are not the same thing. Cats in this episode: It’s my kid. Chiming in on Alexa. Because that’s what kids with Alexa do, apparently. Personal Podcasting Pain Point: Letting go. That’s not natural to me. I want to micro-manage, but I’m learning to curb this habit because it is a productivity and happiness killer. Can you relate?
As discussed in this episode, Jerri’s new book is available! Grab it here: FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives Want to work with me? CLICK HERE  Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!  Episode Summary: Jerri Williams discusses her transition from former FBI agent to author to podcaster. She weaves a compelling tale, detailing the challenges of creating a podcast based on interviews with FBI case agents, both former and current. Beginning with budgetary concerns, equipment, scheduling and family impact, she gets more in-depth while discussing her personal mission to present the cases and issues in true FBI fashion, unbiased and non-partisan. About the Podcaster: Jerri Williams has always been a storyteller and, after serving 26 years as a special agent in the FBI, she has plenty of stories to tell. During most of her Bureau career she worked major economic fraud investigations and was amazed at the schemes con-artist and corrupt corporate and public officials would devise to steal other people’s money. She has also had the opportunity to work bank robberies and drug investigations. The one thing she knows for sure is… “With a gun, you can steal hundreds. With a pen, you can steal millions.” She is using her prior professional experiences with scams and schemers to write crime fiction inspired by actual true crime FBI cases and to produce and host FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime and history podcast where she interviews retired FBI agents about their high-profile cases and careers, corrects clichés and misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies, and reviews crime fiction. In her new book, FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives, she presents her top 20 clichés and misconceptions about the FBI. Each cliché has its own chapter where she provides a reality check while breaking down the facts. Throughout the book, she also includes quotes from retired agents about how the FBI actually works and reviews popular films and fiction featuring FBI agent characters. Highlights:  Why Jerri decided to do a podcast How long it took Jerri to execute her podcast James Comey’s impact on Jerri’s social media presence The budget and technology Jerri started podcasting with The physical toll of podcasting and simultaneously writing her third book Podcasting with side projects and family growth Parts of podcasting that overwhelm Jerri Does Jerri’s family share her love of podcasts? How Jerri finds time to podcast and write Jerri discusses how her new book FBI in Film and in Fiction combines her passions Why podcasting for social impact is important to Jerri How has podcasting negatively impacted Jerri’s life? How has podcasting positively impacted Jerri’s life? Something that should be changed about podcasting culture Mentioned in this episode: FBI Retired Ca se Review Files Jerri’s Website PodcastExpo Podcast Movement She Podcasts Live Just Busters Facebook Group Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting The technical thing I learned from this episode: Always switch to the WiFi extender when you’re in a place that needs the WiFi boost. ALWAYS. Cats in this episode: Fat Round. Who I think is now our official mascot. Jerri’s pup, Canyon, got jealous, so he’s in there, too. Personal Podcasting Pain Point: When you love to listen to podcasts and have one of your own, it’s hard to keep up! Also, I need to get out of the house more! Also, Squadcast failed partway through this interview. Zencaster doesn’t work for me… ever. So, we finished up this recording on Zoom.us. And you can probably tell. Special thanks to my awesome editor Michael for sorting out the mess that was this recording. He’s one Ya Ya Podcasting amazing team members and I’d be lost without him.
Open this episode in your favorite app Want to work with me? CLICK HERE   Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!!  Episode Summary:   Jen Vertanen joins us to discuss her podcast experience dealing with tough topics. Jen explains the struggle to finding the right guest to come on the show, getting over 1-star reviews, the time it takes to put out a quality podcast, balancing podcast and family life, and getting your process to help beat the overwhelm.   About the Podcaster:  Jen Vertanen is a guru who deals with trauma and hosts the Going There podcast where she and her guests explore tough topics through unfiltered, raw, and often hilarious conversations about the things that make us human.   Highlights:   ·        Dealing with tough topics ·        Finding the right guests ·        Finding the time to make a podcast ·        Hiring a good team ·        Knowing what you need ·        Avoiding active listening in podcasts   Mentioned in this episode:   https://www.jenvertanen.com/podcast/ She Podcasts Libsyn Omny Studio     Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting    The technical thing I learned from this episode: Transients are still an enigma for me...   Podcasting Pain Point: The problem with working with recordings and edits you did a long time ago is that you can't remember what issues you had... is the audio really scratchy and were the levels always wonky or is that something I messed up in post?
Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share this link with a friend: https://pod.link/justpodcasting Episode Summary: Goli Kalkhoran of Lessons From a Quitter, talks about leaving her practice as an attorney to find contentment and drive from her passions. We delve into leaving her firm, the emotions behind that, building a new business, and how she eventually allowed herself to begin podcasting. With so much going on between being a mom of two littles and running her own businesses, we also discuss time management, balance, and how all of this is impacting her personal life. Meet the Podcaster: Website: www.lessonsfromaquitter.com Goli Kalkhoran is a former lawyer turned podcaster on a mission to let others know that it is okay to abandon the passions and goals they had as young adults, in order to grow and thrive as they get to know themselves in every decade of life. She spent the time, effort, energy, and money to become a lawyer, but once she started practicing, realized that she felt stuck and trapped. Along with that feeling of being trapped, was a certain level of guilt over wanting to quit something that she had worked so hard and for so long to attain. With the support of her husband, she quit the job that was suffocating her, and found her calling in helping others realize that it is okay to be a quitter in order to find the work that truly inspires growth and passion both personally and professionally. Highlights: Goli spent two years conceptualizing her podcast, but put it off due to time and imposter-syndrome. She wanted to get her message out there when she quit her firm initially, but felt that she needed to be successful in her own business before she could launch. Sound familiar? After deciding to take the leap, she had her show launched within 5 months. Barriers: She stood in her own way thinking that she needed to be able to provide experience, but she’d already taken the leap by quitting her practice and really just needed to share her insights. Budget: Goli had no budget in mind when she started. She didn’t spend too much or too little, just got the things she needed to get going. She now thinks she’ll be spending more on marketing. Pain points: Writing show notes. We both agree that writing the show notes almost takes longer than editing the pieces themselves. Do they actually have value? Struggles: The struggle is real when it comes to falling down the rabbit hole. She shares about how she gets sucked in to the social media aspect because she enjoys connecting with her audience, but this has caused her some time management issues. This experience has been so very positive for her and her family. Her husband is supportive, her son loves to pretend to record, and she has found profound fulfillment in normalizing the idea of starting over to pursue your passions, rather than staying stuck in your expectations. Message to new podcasters: starting is overwhelming, but you don’t know what you don’t know and there are so many things that you can only learn by doing. Don’t wait for everything to be right to start, just start. Mentioned in this episode: YouTube Creator Burnout Libsyn Quitter Club Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting The technical thing I learned from this episode: Figuring out transients and Ozone 8... Cats in this episode: It's always Fat Round... but sometimes Moo. Personal Podcasting Pain Point: I kinda hate the way the interviews sound a year later. Maybe my processing was too aggressive. I use a gentler touch these days and I'm more forgiving of my own voice.
Open this episode in your favorite app Want to work with me? CLICK HERE   Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Send them this link: https://pod.link/justpodcasting Episode Summary:   Her publisher wanted her to start a podcast to launch her book, but even with a professional producer, the process was painful. She knew her message was to important to share to be deterred, so she kept at it. She shares her most powerful lessons learned, her go to coping strategy for dealing with impostor syndrome and how she makes podcasting work for her.   About the Podcaster:  Jennifer Whitacre Gardner, MA, BA, LMT, is an Expert Myofascial Release Therapist who helps with physical injuries, structural imbalances, and various other chronic conditions. Jennifer discovered the importance of understanding how intricately connected our physical health is with our mental health, our emotional health, and our spiritual health. She helps her clients reveal the source of these issues so they can come to a new level of acceptance of themselves. Her work, her podcast, and her writing often revolve around this theme of raising personal awareness and learning to take a whole new approach to health, and to life. This is why Jennifer started her podcast-- so her listeners can hear stories of the challenges others have faced and how they surmounted their obstacles. Everyone has a story that will inspire someone!   Highlights:   Not all professional help in podcasting is great help Information overwhelm is REAL and paralyzing Creating great interview questions Guests with control issues Jennifer's budget Getting the first episodes recorded can be a real pain Automation is AMAZING The show notes conundrum Podcasters self-abuse Podcast coping skills Retaining authenticity in your podcast How podcasting impact Jennifer's personal relationships   Mentioned in this episode:   JenniferWhitacre.com Sound Flower That SNL Skit (NSFW) Podcast Editors Conference Podfest She Podcasts Live     Feel free to use these hashtags to share your thoughts with me on socials. #podcasterssupportingpodcasters #justpodcasting  The technical thing I learned from this episode: Having your audio transcribed makes creating show notes a lot easier and faster. Podcasting Pain Point: Recorded this with Zoom.us... and you can tell. I wasn't smart enough at the time to record my end locally, which is weird because I do that when I'm a guest on other's shows. Done is better than perfect.
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