Episode 26

James Cridland gives a tip about writing a daily podcast

Tips & advice for independent podcasters.

Guest: James Cridland

Job title: Editor

Company: Podnews

In this episode, James gives a tip about writing a daily podcast.

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Transcript
James Cridland:

Hello.

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My name is james cridland I'm,

the editor of pod news and today

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i'm going to give you a tip all

about writing a daily podcast

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So my name is James Cridland.

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I'm the editor of pod news, which is

a free daily newsletter, all about

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podcasting and on demand in there are

jobs and news about the industry and

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events about the industry and all of that.

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Um, it comes out every single day in

podcast form, but also as a newsletter and

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you can subscribe for free at pod news.

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net.

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I got into podcasting

a long, long time ago.

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Um, in fact, in 2005, very early 2005,

I was working for a radio station in

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London in the UK uh, called Virgin Radio.

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And we were playing around with

what new technology could offer.

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And I spotted this

thing called podcasting.

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It wasn't even an Apple by that point.

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And I thought, well, that

would be interesting.

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So we worked out a way of producing

an automated podcast from our

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breakfast show with Pete and Jeff.

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And that started in March of 2005.

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Uh, I think the press release

also included the word.

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Podvertising, which is

possibly a bad plan.

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Anyway, you're free to

use that if you wish.

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And I've been involved in

podcasting really ever since

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and started pod news in 2017.

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One of the things I love about

podcasting is the fact that it's open.

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Anyone can podcast and you can be

right next in the podcast players.

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You can be right next to Joe Rogan.

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You can be right next to the news agents.

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You can be right next to

all manner of very large.

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Shows, and then it's just

you in your spare room.

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And that's absolutely cool.

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The wonder of podcasting is that

you don't have to convince a

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commissioner to take your idea on.

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Uh, you don't have to convince, you

know, all manner of people to, you

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know, buy your idea and put it on their

radio station or on their channel.

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So the fact that podcasting is open

is a fantastic thing and allows.

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Such a different amount of

voices on the air than you

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would get from any other media.

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So my big tip about particularly

about making a daily podcast, cause

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I'm foolish enough to make a daily

podcast is to get your workflow right.

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You do in your podcast, just make

it easy, straightforward, help you,

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basically plan a podcast, work out what

the easiest way of doing something is

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so that you don't end up working really

hard on something that frankly, not that

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many people are going to hear initially.

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So just make it a simple and

straightforward to put something together.

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As you possibly can.

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The reason why you'll find the pod

news daily podcast in your podcast

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app, is purely because of workflow.

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I needed to read out my newsletter

every single day, because if you read

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it out, then you find more errors.

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Uh, and I thought, well, I'm reading

out this newsletter every single day.

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I might as well record it.

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What's the worst that can happen there.

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And so actually it's all

built in to the workflow.

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So just have a look at every single thing.

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Can you automate that?

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Can you make that simpler?

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Can you make that easier to do?

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Because that will keep

you podcasting for longer.

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You can find me at pod news.

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net.

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That's the daily newsletter

that I put together.

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It's free as well.

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And you can also find my

personal website at james.

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cridland.

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net, where you'll also find links

in the show notes and thank you

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for listening to podcasting people.

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