Indeed Rhetorical Me, I do. But I’m kind of obsessive about these kinds of things, o first I’m applying the tips I’ve learned from years of picky podcast listenership:
1 Get a theme song
It doesn’t have to be an actual theme but the key to establishing audience is providing a consistent product and a recurring theme of some kind is an easy way to do that.
2 Do an “Episode 0”
I noticed this first with I Hate/Love Remakes and later with The Bunny Perspective - make a short test episode where you spell out the premise before you start posting the real ones. It gives you a chance to test the equipment and your audience an episode to try before they commit to 90 minutes of your rambling every week.
3 Script your first 3 episodes
This forces you to commit as a podcaster and to make sure you can crank out enough material for more than one episode. It also will give you a gauge for how concise or wordy you are on average.
4 Pick a format, intro, and outro.
Like the theme song, picking a format from the outset helps mitigate some of the “skip the first twenty” syndrome that a lot of shows have.
Well, looks like I’ve got some homework to do ………..