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School of Podcasting - Plan, Launch, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast

Apr 5, 2021

So many times we identify ourselves not by our values or beliefs but by what we DO. I'm a cashier, or I work in accounts payable, the warehouse. That may be what you DO, but it may not be who you are.

Podcasting allows you to reinvent who you are. To be your true self.

Today we talk with Scot McCarthy of the Moving Forward Leadership Podcast.

Scott joined the military when he was 18 and will be retiring soon, so he is using podcasting to reinvent himself and help establish himself in the space of leadership. 

I love that Scott knows it's not easy to start a business and that why I brought him on. You need to dig the well BEFORE your thirsty. Scott doesn't have a month-week plan, he has a five YEAR plan. He constantly researching to work smarter, to better understand his audience (through Facebook groups), and hiring people for those things he needs help with. He's not talking into a phone set on speaker and looking for money to fall from heaven.

Can I Play Music in My Podcast?

When it comes to legal questions in the entertainment space there is one (and only one name) and that is Gordon Firemark

Gordon helps answer that question along with a new spin on that question. What if they perform the song live on my podcast (or for those older DJ's they did on your show) can I play that recording (it's a different recording than the one on the record). 

What about fair use? Keep in mind that fair use is the defense you use when you go to court.

Check out Gordon's book, The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer's Legal Survival Guide: An essential resource for content creators

For more information check out Gordon at

Do We Need Your Guests Backstory?

Nobody asked about the Lone Ranger until after he saved the day. Read my full article on Medium

How Did You Find Your Co-Host?

This is the question of the month (due by April 23rd, 2021). Record your answer (and be sure to mention your podcast and website) on how you found your co-host. Go to

Ready To Start Your Podcast?

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You'll be able to create your own show in no time at all. Our team of experts will teach you everything from A-Z so that you can get started on your first episode right away. And if it's not for you, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on your membership fee! It doesn't matter what skill level or experience you have - we've got something for everyone here at The School of Podcasting!

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This is episode 769 of the School of Podcasting. You can subscribe/follow the show at 

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