Sep 28, 2015
Are you trying to start a podcast but you can't seem to come up with something that is entirely new? Today we talk about how there are very few items that are entirely new. The iPod was just an upgrade of the Discman. The Discman was just an upgrade of the Walkman. The Walkman was just an upgrade of the 8-track tape. Typical something original is really a few items that are old that have been combined with something of yourself to make it appear original.
Wayne Henderson deos a podcast about the Green Bay Packers, and he and his co-host were recently asked to appear on a TV show to talk some smack with some fans of the Seattle Seahawks.
I have a fwe things going on to celebrate International Podcast Day:
If you are looking for an accountability partner/mastermind, my "Castermind" is now accepting more podcasters. Here is who this is for and what to expect
If you are interested in applying, go to Castermind.com
I also appeared on the Podcaster's Rountable where we asked the question, "Why haven't you started podcasting?" This is similar to the talk I gave at Podcast Movement with a bit more emphasis on being creative. There are so many options when it comes to making a podcast. I look at them as ingredients. These are things you can mix together to come up with a unique show.
Short Term / Evergreen
Solo / Co-host
Mobile / Studio
Short / Long
Scripted / Imrov
Interviews or monologue
Stereo / Mono
Fact / Fiction
Comedy / Serious
Expert / Journey
Local / Global
With all these ingredients I find it frustrating when people decide to name their show Librarian's On Fire? It seems an easy way out. What's next, the On Fire Answerman? Look, that's just my onion but I think we can do better.
"It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness. - Herman Melville
Originality does not mean thinking something that was never thought before; it means putting old ideas together in new ways.
There are some truths:
But you can't do it without pressing record. Here is a tip I learned as amusician to take the pressure off.
Record your first episode, but realize that you will NEVER release it. This takes the pressure off, and you may find that without the pressure you are aren't half bad...