Episode 53: Meetup on how to get started

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Trina Shessel of Northern Nerdcast drops some knowledge while husband Dan looks on at the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on Sept. 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of Danica LeBlanc.

This week’s podcast features the audio from our meetup on how to start a podcast, which we recorded way back in September.

This was a departure from our usual format. We had veteran podcasters on one side of the room and aspiring podcasters on the other, and we invited the rookies to pepper the vets with questions. You’ll hear questions such as these:

  • Which sound editing program should I use?
  • What would you do differently if you started again, especially for business?
  • How frequently should podcasts come out?
  • What social media channels should you use?
  • What analytics should you track?
  • How do you make crowdfunding work?
  • How do you record guests remotely on your podcast when they may not be technically savvy?
  • Where’s the best place for your podcast live, for hosting and distribution?

And you’ll hear answers from these podcasters:

Have a listen.

This episode is also available in iTunes, on Google Play, on SoundCloud or on Stitcher.

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Podcasters present and future mingle at the meetup at CafeRista. Photo by Danica LeBlanc.

Many thanks to CafeRista for hosting us. Thanks, too, to CKUA Radio and the University of Alberta Music program for donating door prizes to give away.

Audio from the October meetup on how to get the word out (featuring Kelly Froese of Edmonton Nerd List and Jeff Williams of Guerrilla Radio) is slated to be published in December.

As you can see, there tends to be a lag between meetup and audio release, so if you can, join us in real life. The next one will be on Nov. 19 at Variant Edition. Watch for details on the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup page.


wearecastriaThis episode of Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Castria, where award-winning podcasters help you make your podcast sound great.

In this episode, Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky discuss how they got into podcasting and how they use the expertise they’ve earned over the past decade to help bring other podcasts into the world (including this one).


Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.


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