A Podcast on Running a Podcast
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about running a podcast — recording, sponsoring, where to start, and more!
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01:45 - Recording Setup
- Zoom to chat
- Record on Zoom
09:13 - Notes
- Shows begin as a Notion doc
- Big outlines with a point-based outline to where to go
- Sometimes points are detailed, other times are just one-word reminders as to what to hit
- Sponsors pulled from a Notion relational table
- Shows are created in a kanban board but moved to a calendar view
12:37 - How do you find stuff to talk about?!
- Technical skills
- Game shows
- Soft skills
- We Cooked It: Explainer Episode
- Add ideas to the list anytime it pops into your head
21:02 - Editing
- Podcast Royale
- We record a clap for syncing
- Upload to Dropbox for our editors
22:07 - Hosting
- Archaic feeling, but covers everything
22:36 - The website
- Open source
- PRs are submitted adding the latest episodes
24:10 - Transcripts
24:40 - Would you still start one?
- Podcast vs YouTube vs Twitch
29:20 - Getting popular / Marketing
- How do you do it?
- Consistency is key
- Need external audience
35:34 - Sponsors
- Five to six hours per week in prep
- Most of our sponsors are products we already used
- We sell and manage all our sponsors ourselves
42:17 - What about Patreon?
- Ad-free version?
46:04 - Live shows
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