PH026: Ben and Dawn of EctoCast

Last updated on December 13th, 2019

PH026: Ben and Dawn of EctoCast
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Ben and Dawn are here today to talk about their Ghostbusters RPG (role-playing game) podcast. This podcast is called EctoCast. It goes without saying that Dawn and Ben are part of a niche podcast. We discuss the little things that come up during a recording session, like why you shouldn’t eat during recording.

[click_to_tweet tweet=”We are very niche as far as what we’re doing, and Reddit is just a glorious place for niche markets.” quote=”We are very niche as far as what we’re doing, and Reddit is just a glorious place for niche markets.”]

Ben and Dawn also share their team’s social media strategy on several platforms. Role-playing games have a loyal fan-base and we discuss that interest and how a newcomer can find their niche audience if they just look hard enough. Ben and Dawn are part of a highly effective team and really have a lot of great tips and lessons to share. You can make a podcast out of anything and EctoCast is a fun and creative example.

Today’s highlights:

  • What is EctoCast?
  • How the podcast was started.
  • How the EctoCast team found their best equipment setup.
  • How headphones improved the quality of the show.
  • The episode count and the audience response.
  • The team’s aggressive social media strategy.
  • Tips that Ben and Dawn have for the audience.
  • Why EctoCast uses Reddit as a platform.
  • How and why create a sub-Reddit.
  • Lessons from the early episodes.
  • How EctoCast works as a team.

[click_to_tweet tweet=”As of right now we are at total downloads per episode… we’re at 2,716, which is about 2,700 more than I thought we’d end up with.” quote=”As of right now we are at total downloads per episode… we’re at 2,716, which is about 2,700 more than I thought we’d end up with.”]

Resources:

Saga Games Studio

EctoCast on Reddit

EctoCast on Facebook

EctoCast on Twitter

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