On Broadcasting Live Stream with Ross Brand

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I am thrilled to let y’all know that I am going to be joining Ross Brand on his live stream show On Broadcasting, this Thursday, July 18th, 2019 @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT. We will be discussing my article “Best Podcast Microphones” as well as other gear recommendations, and I’m sure we will get into all sorts of YouTube discussions as well.

If you’re interested in stopping by the live stream and chatting or asking your questions, you can do so by going to www.RossBrand.live. This livestream will become a standalone podcast episode, and once that’s live, I will embed a link/player of that episode. Hope to see y’all there!

Conversations with Creators

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I hope you’re not sick of me yet because there is another guest spot episode, with many more to come.

I was just a guest on Conversations with Creators, a show that is on the Geeks Rising Podcast network. If you don’t know about this, Geeks Rising is a podcast network I started back in 2014/2015, and within a few months brought Logan on to write on the site.

On this episode, Logan and I why I started creating youtube videos, why I started podcasting, and how I almost quit doing Podcastage. I also share a message that I don’t think is shared enough between content creators, that you DO NOT have to post your entire life on social media to be successful, and you will likely lead a safer life if you don’t. There’s also a nice guest spot from your favorite Cricket, Jimminy.

Thanks again to Logan for having me on the episode, I had so much fun in this chat. Hope you enjoy the guest spot and make sure to check out other episodes from Logan on Conversations with Creators.

PodLords with Jim Harold

I was recently interviewed by THE Jim Harold on his show PodLords. I am beyond honored to be included amongst such amazing guests such as Elsie Escobar, Todd Cochrane, Dave Jackson, Ray Ortega, and many more. If you’re unaware of who Jim Harold is, he is an OG podcaster who started in 2005 with The Paranormal Podcast, and has expanded to include more than 5 shows, not including the premium show she puts out. He is an absolute legend and staple in the podcast industry.

On this episode, we discussed what got me into podcasting, what my microphone recommendations are in three separate pricing levels (low, medium, high), and we also discuss why I am not personally a fan of the hugely popular podcast microphone, the Heil PR40.

Thank you so much Jim for having me on the show, I had an absolute blast, and think you’re doing amazing work. If you would like to check out some of Jim’s other podcasts (including my favorite the Paranormal Podcast) check out https://jimharold.com/

100,000 Subscribers!

On May 12th, 2015 I uploaded my first review to the Podcastage youtube channel, and it was a review of a bag. It may seem crazy to think that an “Audio Review” channel started with a review of a bag, but I was just reviewing what I had around my house because I couldn’t afford to buy a bunch of stuff.

At that time, I never thought I would get any traction on YouTube because after all, I am just some random guy filming himself in his spare bedroom talking about stuff that he thinks is cool. But thanks to the amazing support of people on youtube, we hit 100,000 subscribers on April 9th, 2019. I was only able to do this because of everyone’s support and criticism, and I am beyond grateful for that. If you watch my early mic reviews, they are trash, and the only reason they have gotten better is because of the constant critiques and suggestions I received in the comments. That’s why I say that WE hit 100,00 subscribers, because this is not something that I did alone, it’s something that we did (and I know this sounds like some kind of cheesy line from Mighty Ducks 7 or something, but it’s true).

In the video above, I forgot to mention this, and I think it’s important to say. I am INSANELY grateful for YouTube existing. Not only does it provide a platform to upload video content for free (which used to be prohibitively expensive, and it’s why I signed up for my first youtube account in October 2005), but also because they have an algorithm and great search engine that helps surface content. This is not me making excuses for google or youtube because they make plenty of mistakes, and I’ll continue to criticize them for this, but I do think that they deserve a huge amount of credit for doing all they do for creators.

Thank you all again for the support, you’re amazing and I appreciate each and everyone of you. Here’s to 40 more years of me screaming at you all on the internet.

Geeks Rising Podcast Livestream

Geeks Rising is launching it’s very own “flagship” podcast which is titled…Geeks Rising! What a surprise! In this show, myself and other members of the Geeks Rising podcast network will get together and discuss what we’ve been working on, and what we’ve learned in regards to content creation. I don’t view this as another interview show, but rather as us broadcasting our chat to allow you to learn from our mistakes and successes.

The first livestream is going to be on 4/27/19 at 5:00PM PST / 8:00PM EST, and you can join the live stream at www.geeksrising.live

I am extremely excited about this new podcast, and I hope you can make it to the livestream. If you’re not able to, the show will be available in all Podcatchers.

Podcaster's Roundtable

I was recently on the Podcasters’ Roundtable with Ray Ortega and Dave Jackson to discuss creator Burnout.

In this episode we discussed what creator burn out is, what leads to feeling burned out, what happens when you are burned out and how to avoid burning out.

I had a great time chatting with both Ray & Dave, and I think the discussion could be very helpful if you’re a podcaster or youtube creator. I was also honored to hear that Dave Jackson used clips from the roundtable on an episode of The School of Podcasting.