Dec 7, 2015
The Podcast That Has More Audience Participation Than Any
Podcast I've Heard
Rob Walch is the VP of Podcast relations, but he started off 11
years ago as the host of Podcast411. In 2007 he started the then
in iPhone (later changed to Today in iOs to include
the iPad) and Rob has more audience interaction than any podcast
I've ever heard. Here are some things I noticed about his show.
- Rob mentions and ASKS for feedback and
provides his email address and phone number many times through the
episode. He states it, and moves on.
- He gets his community involved by asking them
to contribute original music and artwork
- He offers them free apps from developers looking to promote
their app to their target audience.
- He offers objective viewpoints (he's a fan boy, but realizes
integrity easy to lose, and hard to come by) about Apple
- He uses his sponsors so he can talk about them first hand.
- When someone sends in feedback he religiously refers to this
person by name.
- He reminds his audience that he is "going back to the mail bag"
to remind them to e-mail in their comments/questions
- He doesn't pretend to know it all. If he doesn't know it, he
throws it out to the audience to answer (and they do).
- He uses a Google community (with 2500+ members) to community
outside the podcast
- He uses the same segments for each show, and yet every show is
different due to news, apps, and upgrades. So you know what to
expect, and still have no idea what to expect.
- Every episode is served with a side of snarkiness. Rob is
sarcastic and that is the part that I love about the show. His
segment "How wrong were they" is always good for a chuckle.
I play a small "behind the scenes" conversation I had with Rob
back in January of this year when we were talking "Twitter
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