My guest today is John Dalton. John is an artist who brings the passion and process of creating art to his audience. He hosts a podcast called John Dalton Gently Does It, a long format show, which means it is longer than the average 20-30 minutes. John’s show is interview based and boasts a very loyal following.
[clickToTweet tweet=”Artists have this pent-up reservoir of conversation that they are just dying to share with somebody who is interested.” quote=”Artists have this pent-up reservoir of conversation that they are just dying to share with somebody who is interested.”]
On today’s episode, we discuss what it is like to explore a visual medium with an audio one. We also stress the importance of knowing your audience and how to connect with them. Interacting with your audience is a very delicate balance and John has seemed to find the right method that works for him. Having trouble finding your audience? Give today’s episode a listen!
- Introducing John Dalton!
- How John’s podcast began.
- The way his show has evolved over time.
- How to discuss a visual medium in an audio form.
- The way John approaches his interviews.
- Establishing 2-way communication with your audience.
- The benefits of sites like Patreon.
- John’s advice to interview based podcast hosts.
- Why pre-recorded shows are the best for beginners.
- Our final thoughts.
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John’s Podcasting Gear:
Microphone(s): Samson Q2U USB
Headphones: Ear buds that came with my wife’s new phone a year ago.
Recording hardware: MacBook Pro 2012 running OS 10.11.6
Recording software: Garageband version 6
Soundflower – https://soundflower.en.softonic.com/mac
Editing software: Garageband version 10.2 or Reaper
File storage: Dropbox
Any other equipment
setup used: I alway print out my questions on paper and have them in front of the mic when I am recording.
I alway write out what I am going to say like announcements, introductions etc…
I always stand up for the whole recording.
Thank you for joining me for today’s Podcast Hackers episode. Tune in next time as we continue to have in-depth conversations with experts who can help make your podcast the best it can be!