Episode 57: Meetup on finding your niche

Haley Radke of Adoptees On and Wang Yip of The Dip talk to Karen Unland while Steven Schapansky of Castria records at the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup at Variant Edition on Nov. 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Brittney Le Blanc.

We kick off 2017 with the audio from our November meetup with Haley Radke of Adoptees On and Wang Yip of The Dip on how to find your niche.

In a way, these two podcasts couldn’t be more different, in format, audience and tone. Haley’s podcast is an interview show that gives a voice to people who were adopted, and Wang’s is a conversation with co-host Shawn Kanungo riffing on interesting things they’ve heard other podcasts about business, entrepreneurship, creativity and the like.

But they have a lot in common in that they serve a particular niche, and they aim to be relevant and useful no matter when you happen to discover them.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why they started;
  • Why podcasting was the best medium for them;
  • How and why The Dip changed formats between Season 1 and Season 2;
  • Haley’s plans for Season 2 of Adoptees On;
  • How to get people to listen (including a very hands-on tip!);
  • What iTunes reviews accomplish;
  • Why being very targeted can help you reach more people than you imagined.

Have a listen:

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

You can find Adoptees On in iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can find The Dip in iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Wang and Shawn can be found on Twitter: @wangyip and @shawnkanungo.

The next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup is set for Jan. 29 at Variant Edition, and it features a debate between Taylor Chadwick of What It Is and Adam Rozenhart of The Expats on how long a podcast should be. There will be goodies from CafeRista and door prizes from Edmonton Opera and Variant Edition. Register here to attend!

This episode of Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Castria, where award-winning podcasters help you take your podcast from idea to reality.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky talk about what they can do for you in this episode, which they also produced and edited. If you’d like them to help you, visit wearecastria.com.

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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