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Introducing our new local podcast for Richardson, Texas (Behind the Scenes: Part 6)
Dec 9, 2017 • 24 min
The “behind the scenes” season comes to a close, and the new local podcast for Richardson, Texas is revealed on this episode of Podcast Local from OnTheGo.FM What limits are you facing? Maybe we can think through those limits together and discover a…
Talking about ways to podcast local (Behind the Scenes: Part 5)
Oct 4, 2017 • 37 min
This is the penultimate behind-the-scenes episode of the making of a new local podcast for the city of Richardson, Texas. Listen for lots and lots of ways to make a local podcast. My wife and I talk about the ways that most (and least) interest us. What…
Think inside and outside the box when you create your local podcast (Behind the Scenes: Part 4)
Aug 17, 2017 • 14 min
Creativity links: 4 benefits of writing your podcast before you record Mindtools.com Demian Farnworth: Constraints Improve Creativity Haiku Sometimes you really do need to think outside the box. The box can be: limitations that are not helpful. limiting…
Finding time to podcast local (Behind the Scenes: Part 3)
Aug 7, 2017 • 9 min
Here’s what time can affect How often you publish episodes The kinds of stories you tell Podfading when priorities and responsibilities change Our particular circumstances Baby #3! Should we start a local podcast now? Listen to this conversation with my…
Name that new local podcast (Podcast Local: Behind the Scenes – Part 2)
Jul 26, 2017 • 23 min
What’s in a name? More than you might think! The new local podcast for Richardson, Texas needs a name that will catch the attention of those who live here. On this behind-the-scenes episode, I share possible names with my wife, Tiffany Norris, to get her…
How to make a local podcast (Podcast Local: Behind the Scenes – Part 1)
Jul 18, 2017 • 9 min
Stop. Just for a moment, stop. And think. Think about where you live. What’s cool about it? What are three neat things about your community outsiders don’t know? Now, stop and think about this. What you just did is the first step in making a local…
Ethical editing is a key factor in Ethical Podcasting – Part 2
May 18, 2017 • 26 min
Digital editing is powerful Editing can make you sound amazing. Editing can enhance your message. Editing can change the meaning of your message. Editing can distort the truth. Editing really is powerful. So edit responsibly. How do you do that? Start by…
Should we create a code of ethics to ensure Ethical Podcasting – Part 1
Apr 29, 2017 • 17 min
Should podcasters adhere to ethical standards? Let’s explore this idea. Even if we’re not doing local journalism, we are dealing with information and telling real stories of our community. If we’re not careful, the way we tell those stories could cross…
Band together to make a local podcast network
Apr 12, 2017 • 35 min
Are there other local podcasters in your area? You could consider them competition. Or you could make a network, ask them to join you, and cover many more stories in your community. That’s what Jason Burton did with his local podcast for Evansville,…
Principles of journalism for local podcasters
Mar 31, 2017 • 35 min
Not every local podcaster wants to be a reporter, but all local podcasters are storytellers. Journalism can help you tell local stories better. When I met Butler Cain, he was running the newsroom at Alabama Public Radio. Today he is an associate professor…
Lessons learned about local podcasting
Mar 9, 2017 • 19 min
Local podcasting is an interesting way to tell the stories of your community. Your community is filled with fascinating people, interesting places, and curious things. All of those things are stories. And all of those stories are waiting for someone to…
Even a small town needs a local podcast
Feb 28, 2017 • 57 min
Do you have to live in a large city if you want to make a successful local podcast? If that question is on your mind, listen to this episode. Lee Ball has an important perspective on local podcasting. His community is a small town in the UK called…
He is Salt Lake: a conversation with local podcaster Chris Holifield
Feb 18, 2017 • 65 min
“When you have a small community, each person in that community plays a very major role in making that community great. And without this person maybe this wouldn’t have happened. Or this person got inspired from this person. And it just becomes a chain…
San Antonio has a new local podcast
Feb 11, 2017 • 24 min
Kevin and Melissa Barron have just launched a new local podcast for San Antonio, Texas. On this episode, Kevin shares his plans and hopes for the new show. Support for Podcast Local comes from the Satchel Podcast Player for Android and iPhone. Satchel…
Become a better storyteller with these resources
Dec 9, 2016 • 20 min
No matter the format your local podcast, you are telling the stories of your community. So how do you become a better storyteller? “Practice” is certainly part of the answer. But before you can practice, you need some knowledge of stories and how to…
3 keys to music in local podcasts
Dec 2, 2016 • 27 min
How do you use music in your local podcast? Discover the potential controversy of choosing music unwisely. What is the music of your community? Also learn how to make unique theme music. No, it’s not free. But it’s worth it. Then pick up an audio editing…
Mark Bologna from Beyond Bourbon Street
Nov 24, 2016 • 40 min
Mark Bologna is the host and producer of Beyond Bourbon Street, a local podcast about New Orleans. In this episode, Mark and I talk about his reasons for starting the show, his process for preparing and producing it, and ideas for the future. We also…
How to talk about local history in your podcast
Nov 16, 2016 • 15 min
How did your community become the place it is today? If you don’t know, find out. Local podcasters are storytellers, and history is an important way to tell the stories of your community. Mentioned in this episode I referenced a few local podcasts in this…
Beau York from Let’s Talk Jackson
Nov 8, 2016 • 37 min
Listen now to a conversation with a local podcaster. Beau York is the host of Let’s Talk Jackson, a local podcast in Mississippi. One of the best ways to learn how to podcast better is to listen to podcasters talk about their experiences and production…
What led me to Podcast Local?
Nov 1, 2016 • 13 min
This episode offers a glimpse into my background as a podcaster and things that influenced me to explore local podcasts and local podcasting. Something happened, though, before I was able to finish this episode. Support for Podcast Local comes from the…
Tell the stories of your community
Oct 11, 2016 • 12 min
Do you “podcast local?” It’s an area of podcasting that is growing, and this show is all about local podcasting and local podcasters. This episode will introduce the concept of local podcasting, including an important definition to guide you in creating…