Our February meetup was kind of a sequel to an earlier meetup on how to get started. Among the aspiring podcasters in that audience were journalists Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek.
At that point, they knew they wanted to do a podcast, but they had so many questions. They got some answers at that meetup, and found a lot more on their own on their way to launching The Broadcast, a show about women and politics in Alberta. So I decided to have them back to share what it took to pull the trigger.
“You guys inspired us to dig a little deeper and figure it out,” Trisha told the assembled podcasters. That was nice to hear!
You’ll also hear them talk about the weird obstacle of getting iTunes cover art; overcoming other technical and psychological barriers; understanding everything takes longer than you think; an interesting way to possibly get paid; the logistics of where to record when the Edmonton Public Library’s Makerspace isn’t available; and the difference between broadcasting and podcasting.
- PodSummit, Western Canada’s first podcasting conference, happening in Calgary on May 6 (I’ll be there);
- Edmonton Opera, which has announced its 2017-18 season;
- Variant Edition, which also hosts the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup.
The next meetup is March 26 on the topic of how to get more people to listen to podcasts, especially local ones. We’ll have Chris Chang-Yen Phillips of Let’s Find Out and Katrina Ingram of CKUA Radio on the panel. Sign up here.
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Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.