If you go on the Facebook groups about podcasting, there are a zillion people new to podcasting asking how to get started, and half a zillion reply-guys that say “best advice is just get started.”
I think half of those reply-guys work for podcast hosting companies and are just trying to churn in new customers. (I have no proof of this) But why? Let’s create good art! Let’s help people avoid burnout by not wasting their time fumbling around knowing nothing.
If you’re still with me, you have at least a teensy appreciation for craft. For becoming an expert.
And I’m not even suggesting there’s a mountain range between you and episode 1 (or whatever your next episode is if you did accidentally already start before learning anything) By spending 10 hours of learning time, you will avoid potentially hundreds of hours of making a bad podcast that no one hears. There are two pieces of media you must read and listen to. One is a 5 episode podcast series and the other is a graphic novel. Get these in yer brain and you will make a better podcast. I promise you will.
Here they are:
Gimlet Academy: It’s a show by Alex Blumberg, the founder of Gimlet—which remember sold for $230 million so he knows about monetizing podcasts—about his [...]
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