10:04:02 From susanschwartz : Mine is called “Lush Life” It’s all about cocktails and the people who make them!
10:05:05 From Bita Arabian : mmm Susan, fun! love cocktailing!
10:06:00 From susanschwartz : Check it out! My site is alushlifemanual.com all about cocktails! Working on a pisco sour right now!
10:06:04 From Skye : Is this being recorded to listen later
10:06:24 From Skye : I see that it is. Awesome
10:06:27 From Madison Wetherill : Yes skye 🙂
10:06:36 From Amy Katz : Hi Jenny! Love your podcast. I look forward to listening every Monday morning.
10:06:40 From Mireille : I love pisco!
10:06:50 From susanschwartz : Me too!
10:07:08 From Michelle M : I’ve been a content creator for other bloggers for a while. my goal is to start my own blog and podcast.
10:07:10 From Skye : it is fun to see podcasts that are also video
10:07:19 From Amy Katz : I always worry about tech.
10:07:32 From Fat Rainbow : looking to add a health related podcast to my blog so interested to learn from this
10:08:13 From Skye : Do you have to have a sponsor? As some I listen to do and some done.
10:08:59 From Marie Fiebach : You do not need a sponsor. 100 episodes in and I do not have a sponsor.
10:09:17 From l+R3WO1BRt+Vs5RNw9KrOeXSIuFci0pxrw+3Mbqvsc0= To All Panelists : I’m terrified about the tech side too, and once made where to from there?
10:09:23 From Mireille : although ive thought about it wondered how to bring food to an audio platform – basically what my theme would be
10:09:42 From Amy Katz : I worry that I will stumble over my words.
10:09:51 From Michelle M : wondering about equipment, starting inexpensively
10:10:05 From Mireille : how can you say that amy – I watch your ig stories
10:10:27 From Lori Murphy : I echo what Michelle said…the equipment and also will people listen?
10:10:30 From Amy Katz : Aw, thanks Mireille! It’s not easy for me.
10:11:02 From Mireille : bita – going to check out yours
10:11:33 From Mireille : btw amy how are the fires today
10:11:35 From Skye : Do you have a lot of editing
10:11:38 From susanschwartz : I have an amazing producer since the beginning but there are some great tech tools out there. Been doing mine for 4 1/2 years!
10:12:22 From susanschwartz : I am the geekiest interviewer but I just try and get over it. haha
10:12:39 From Amy Katz : @mireille they aren’t contained yet, but I think where I live we are out of the path of the fire. Terrible air quality though.
10:13:51 From Mireille : ok hope its contained soon
10:16:10 From Bita Arabian : Yay Mireille – follow us on IG too “Modern Persian Food” – can’t wait to hear how you like it. We have a lot of fun!
10:16:17 From itaira : I’d like to know about hosting. I’ve seen anchor because it’s free but because of that you can’t really brand and it’s like owned by anchor. would you suggest a paid host and which do you guys each use?
10:16:54 From Jenny Melrose To All Panelists : I would definitely say a paid hosting company. I use Buzzsprout. It cost me 14 dollars per month.
10:17:00 From Mireille : bita – I do all types of international cuisines so I love learning more about any global cuisine
10:17:38 From Madison Wetherill : Got your questions written down and we will answer them at the end 🙂
10:18:03 From Mireille : i want to learn hoe=w to make tahdig ( iknow im spelling it worong) the crispy rice
10:18:34 From Skye : I follow many who do weekly podcasts is it possible to do a podcast every other week or monthly?
10:19:47 From Skye : It is great to hear that most of you don’t have sponsors. One podcaster I used to follow switched from the world of scrapbook to a “lifestyle” podcast and her sponsors don’t really match her brand it just seems to be more of her favorite things.
10:20:22 From susanschwartz : I used to be on Libsyn but changed it to Capivate now- the analytics are much better
10:20:53 From Madison Wetherill : That’s good t know Susan! I wish the Libsyn analytics were better.
10:20:55 From Fat Rainbow : 1.how to get started 2.what tools you need(mic and recording software enough?)3.where to host our podcast, free and paid 4. how to add a transcript for podcast
10:21:03 From Mireille : how do you get on all the platforms – stitcher, iTunes, google play etc.
10:21:22 From susanschwartz To All Panelists : Madison – let me know if you want to know more about captivate.
10:21:33 From susanschwartz To All Panelists : My producer suggested it and I am so happy
10:21:36 From Madison Wetherill : I’d love to! Send me an email or Facebook message 🙂
10:21:58 From susanschwartz : I will!
10:22:35 From Bita Arabian : Mirielle – that’s so awesome that you’re interested in International cuisines! What’s the focus of your blog? Guess what, I’m sharing about Tadigh (tadeegh – however you spell it in English) very soon on Oven hug! There are 3 main types – rice, bread, and potato. I will cover, I’ll share about all 3. Also tune in to episode 3 of the Modern Persian food, all about rice and tadeegh!
10:22:56 From Fat Rainbow : assuming a podcast is suitable for my blog, when do you suggest to start it, concentrate on blogposts/recipes first or podcast
10:23:31 From Bita Arabian : At susan that’s interesting – my partner and I use Libsyn
10:23:59 From susanschwartz : It’s the new kind on the block…
10:24:37 From susanschwartz : and their customer service is amazing plus fabulous weekly videos…I am not paid by them to say this haha
10:24:59 From Abi Cowell / Very Veganish To All Panelists : What was the name of the platform Jenny just said? Buzzhost?
10:25:05 From Skye : $14 a month doesn’t seem bad at all.
10:25:13 From Skye : I thought it was way more
10:25:13 From Jenny Melrose To All Panelists : Buzzsprout
10:26:34 From Bita Arabian : we decided to stick to ‘industry standards’ to start. I think Libsyn is the standard platform.
10:27:26 From Madison Wetherill : Levelator and Auphonic (not sure on the spelling)
10:28:00 From Dede Wilson To All Panelists : Will there be a transcript? There is a lot of info here and I need to share with my business partner later.
10:28:11 From itaira : does anyone use GarageBand to record. I saw that as an option for podcast and don’t know if it’s good
10:28:19 From susanschwartz : Libsyn is the standard, but sometimes, you have to change things up. For editing Descript rocks!
10:28:34 From Madison Wetherill : Yes I can add the chat transcript!
10:29:01 From susanschwartz : I totally agree with Jason!
10:29:13 From susanschwartz : I recorded on my iPhone for 70 episodes!
10:29:20 From Dede Wilson To All Panelists : THANK YOU re: transcript
10:30:31 From susanschwartz : Yes..also Squadcast does that as well for virtual interviews
10:30:51 From Bita Arabian : I also use the Blue Yeti microphone. Two of my friends (including Madison) recommended it to me. It’s been good. My partner is having problems with her mic so I’m glad I have the Yeti. I have a pop filter. The filter is a bit of pain to get attached.
10:31:12 From Dede Wilson To All Panelists : No, I meant transcript for THIS:)
10:32:19 From Madison Wetherill : I leave mine attached Bita 🙂
10:33:11 From Skye : Should you have a transcript because of ADA or is there ADA compliance that we should follow for things?
10:33:14 From Bita Arabian : Yes I have to keep mine attached as well!!
10:35:22 From Bita Arabian : Thanks Marie – I’ve heard 50 downloads per episode is decent for a new podcast… is that accurate?
10:35:46 From Madison Wetherill : That sounds great Bita! Not sure what the specific numbers are.
10:35:47 From Jill To All Panelists : If you want to be a podcast guest, what is the best way to approach people like you who are doing podcasts?
10:37:07 From Marie Fiebach : @Bita- Yes. If you are starting at 50 you are on your way. It takes time to see growth.
10:37:10 From Jenny Melrose To All Panelists : Email them a pitch!!
10:37:25 From Bita Arabian : Thanks Jason – that makes sense. Yes the connections have been great.
10:37:29 From Bita Arabian : valuable
10:37:37 From Bita Arabian : Good not to get caught up in the numbers too much
10:38:24 From Bita Arabian : My partner is curious what a good milestone is. We have it at 1000 downloads right now and we are half way there after only 3 episodes, yay!
10:47:24 From Madison Wetherill : Send me those Marie 😉
10:48:11 From Jill To All Panelists : Thank you for answering the question regarding how to be a podcast guest. I am putting together my list now. So helpful.
10:50:35 From Madison Wetherill : Awesome Jill! What type of podcast do you have/want to have?
10:52:20 From Mireille : just as a listener of podcasts, what I find so annoying is when the host and guest spend 20 minutes discussing how they met and how much they love eachother before we get to the topic of what I am trying to learn about
10:52:37 From Madison Wetherill : Totally a pet peeve of mine too Mireille!
10:53:02 From Madison Wetherill : What questions do you have for our panelists about how podcasts can change your business?
10:53:51 From Jill To All Panelists : I am not sure that i want to have a podcast, however I am a really good guest.
I do, however, love interviewing people and have a large network of mushroom foragers, fementers, dietitians, culinary experts so I am considering it. But not sure about how much work it is and if it’s worth it.
Love what Marie is saying about connecting with people and the connection. I truly have to consider.
10:53:57 From Bita Arabian : It’s so much fun and so rewarding. If any of you are thinking about it I say go for it. One thing I would recommend is doing the work in advance. My partner and I spent about 7 monhts planning, and planning, and pre-recording. So there was no stress with our launch
10:54:25 From susanschwartz : I totally agree!!
10:54:32 From Jill To All Panelists : Great advice Bita. So maybe next year after I have really thought more about this.
10:54:38 From susanschwartz : I love it!
10:54:57 From Mireille : how many episodes should you have ready before you launch and do you batch record on one day or do one at a time?
10:55:05 From Madison Wetherill : Great question Mireille!
10:55:23 From susanschwartz : I had 7 in the bag before I started – I have 170 now!
10:55:24 From Jill To All Panelists : Yes great question Mireille. I want to know
10:56:01 From susanschwartz : Totally Jason!!
10:56:23 From Bita Arabian : That’s so awesome Susan!!
10:56:35 From susanschwartz : Thank you I appreciate that!
10:56:37 From Mireille : what a great idea Jason
10:57:05 From Jill To All Panelists : Great point Jason. And I know many people in the food world. Bingo.
10:57:07 From susanschwartz : Definitely about relationship building!
10:57:14 From Bita Arabian : We pre recorded 5 but decided to release them weekly. This way we are ahead. We haven’t started batch recording yet but we are going to try 2 in a row very soon.
10:59:59 From Jill To All Panelists : Would you ever put a clip on your blog or in a newsletter to get people interested? or put together a reel of them to entice people?
11:00:19 From Madison Wetherill : Great question. we’ll talk about promotion next!
11:00:34 From Bita Arabian : We record weekend mornings. We work about 4 hours in a row. That works for my partner and I.
11:01:52 From Mireille : 🙂
11:03:23 From Mireille : not true Madison I was actually binging on yours last night and was listening back from be beginnings I had not heard
11:04:15 From Bita Arabian : We listen and make notes for our sound editor right after recording and we also plan and go over agenda items so our recording sessions are Long. Doing 2 in a row will be good.
11:04:26 From susanschwartz : Headliner and Weave are great!!
11:04:55 From susanschwartz : Waave – it autocorrected – to make clips that you can use them on SM!
11:05:24 From Bita Arabian : What is Waave?
11:06:16 From Madison Wetherill : An app you can use to add the audio on top of an image to share on social.
11:06:26 From Madison Wetherill : Same as headliner I believe.
11:06:31 From Bita Arabian : Oh I see! Thanks!
11:07:50 From Jill To All Panelists : Yes Jason. Brilliant. How long are your FB lives?
11:08:08 From Jason Logsdon : @jill, 1 hour usually
11:08:26 From Jill To All Panelists : Thank you. That’s long but obviously worth it.
11:08:29 From itaira : do you feel like having a podcast and a video version of it takes away from people listening? like if you have the podcast and then have a video version on YouTube. Does that split the viewers or do you find people do both?
11:09:37 From itaira : thanks Jason!
11:10:06 From Bita Arabian : Thank you so much ALL! Jason, marie, megan, and madison! Very helpful. I have to jump for a student. many thanks <3 11:10:13 From itaira : good to know Marie 11:12:43 From Skye : This has been great information 11:14:10 From Skye : Makes me excited to go listen to more podcasts 11:16:19 From Mireille : that's way I love about the vine - most are only about 15-20 minutes. for me to carve out an hour I need to plan ahead 11:16:28 From Jill To All Panelists : This has been an amazing session. Thank you all. 11:16:32 From Natali To All Panelists : Thank you! 11:16:50 From susanschwartz : Thanks so much!! 11:17:10 From Amy Katz : Thank you everyone!
10:04:02 From susanschwartz : Mine is called “Lush Life” It’s all about cocktails and the people who make them!