-Kent Student Radio-hosting multiple types of shows, mostly music but filling in on some talk types of shows
-WJCU-doing a ‘Unsigned band’ show. Did artist interviews and collect unsigned material-…didn’t have the engineering background so it was difficult to adjust to the technology side-was kinda thrown into it because I was traveling and scouting bands on the weekends.
tried to start podcasting 2009/2010 but it never really grabbed ahold.
my band started a podcast around 2011 and did a few episodes, I appear on one but never really followed through on “doing my own”
AMERICANROCKSTAR Podcast w/Scott Sykora -by this time I was becoming engrossed in podcasts. I spent a lot of time traveling and driving and needed to cleans my palate from music—-I wanted to expand my mind, learn about things, explore things I had always been interested in but never searched out.
Some podcasts that I subscribed to at this time were:
Podcast Ufo-w/ Martin Willis The Kate Valentine UFO Show-w/ Kate Valentine Random Alien Brain Droppings-w/ Suzanne Chancellor The Unexplained with Howard Huges The Other Side of Truth-w/ Paul Kimball Radio Misterioso-w/ Greg Bishop Binnall of America-w/Tim Binnall Open Minds UFO Radio-w/ Alejandro Rojas The Paracast-w/ Gene Steinberg and Christopher O’Brien Hidden Experience-w/ Mike Clelland The Gralien Report-w/ Micah Hanks As I listened to all this content I felt like I was becoming an expert myself of the topics of UFO’s and alien abduction. All of these podcasts I found because of any of the ones I listened to before, They are all interconnected and have a lot of the same guests. After listening to the same content over and over, I needed new blood. I then discovered new content providers, and kinda traveled off the paranormal track and widened my horizons and explored a few other podcasts such as:
SasWhat: A Podcast about Bigfoot- w/ Seth Breedlove Into The Fray w/ Shannon, Ryan, and Sam Where Did the Road Go w/Seriah Azkath The Rogue Planet Podcast w/ Jason, Maureen, Ryan, and Caleb I needed to find some other stuff to listen to, the paranormal world was starting to depress me…I could never find any answers!!! I started looking into music, another passion. I listened to a whole bunch of different podcasts about the music industry but only 2 stuck…
The Jasta Show w/ Jamie Jasta Music Business Facts w/ Rodney Holder By this point I knew I needed to podcast, but what about??? I figured I would try my hand at a paranormal podcast, why not-it isn’t over saturated yet??? I made a plan about my content and how I wanted to present the info so now I needed to learn how to podcast. I thought about trying to consume as much information about podcasting as I could, learn everything I could as fast as possible. I found a bunch of podcasts and subscribed and downloaded as many episodes as possible. These are some of the podcast I subscribed to to help me learn about podcasting…
The Podcasters Studio and Podcast Quick Tips w/ Ray Ortega The Podcasters Roundtable w/ Ray, Daniel J Lewis, and Dave Jackson The School of Podcasting w/ Dave Jackson The Podcast Producers w/ Corey Coates and Jessica Rhodes The Feed w/ Elsie Escobar and Rob Walch Podcast Method w/ Dan Benjamin Podcast Talent Coach w/ Erik K. Johnson podCast411 w/ Rob Walch The Audacity to Podcast w/ Daniel J Lewis Speaker Live w/ Rob Greenlee I learned A LOT from all of these people. Any time I had a question about anything all I needed to do was send an email to any of these people directly and I would get instant answers. Between these people, and their YouTube channels for the visuals, I was able to build the confidence to launch my podcast!
By this point I had come to the conclusion that I didn’t need to be a player in a field that already had tons of podcasts. I needed to focus on something I knew more than anything. I needed to focus on something I didn’t think I knew someone else was doing, a podcast about beards. It wasn’t going to be podcast about the hipster “trend” that has been going on, it was going to be about the real people that grew before the trend and those who would still stand after. It was going to be about the contests they all attended, the brotherhood and sisterhood we all found together. It was going to be about the family we created, the new friends we made all because of something we grew on our faces. It…