My first podcast on Behind the Scenes with Bryan took place on July 7th, 2019. I now have over fifty episodes. Some have been listened to hundreds of times, while some have a few dozen listens. There is an outfit in Australia who occasionally promotes my podcast, and that really helps.
The notion of a podcast came to me from the same friend who encouraged me to start my blog, which had started the prior November. After blogging for a while, my friend asked me, “You know what’s next, right?” I had no idea. Podcasting, she said. She said that I have a lot of content and connections, and that I really should try to share more. I looked into it, and there was a lot to the process (at the time). There were several platforms that you had to use, and it looked like no fun to me. I asked my employer at the time if they could help to facilitate the production of the podcast. They took a hard look, but decided to pass, probably because they couldn’t have much editorial control, and I didn’t blame them for that. Then one day I was listening to a podcast, and there was a commercial for a podcast platform called Anchor.FM. Supposedly, it was intuitive and a one-stop place. Well, I looked into it, and… gulp… no more excuses.
Sometimes my imagination comes up short when I’m trying to figure out who I can interview, and I really look at trade journals and conference proceedings closely to find potential candidates. The entire experience has really been very beneficial to me. With every episode I get to know somebody a little bit better, and I get to know something about my industry a little bit better. And, it’s really nice to hear a kind word now and then about the content.