PH005: Nathan Bottomley of Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast

PH005: Nathan Bottomley of Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast

 
 
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My guest today is Nathan Bottomley. Nathan is one of the 4 man team that produces the podcast Flight Through Entirety (aka FTE.) FTE is a comedy podcast that takes a look back at the BBC cult classic Dr. Who. The show has covered all of the “classic” period of the show (1963-1989) and will soon begin producing episodes regarding the modern Dr. Who series (1995-present.)

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Nathan’s audience is a really niche audience. His fanbase is small but ferociously loyal. Today we discuss what it is like to have such a close-knit community as an audience. He also discusses the nuts and bolts of producing the show. If you are interested in starting a podcast but don’t know what your topic would be, this episode is solid proof that podcasting can be used to explore any topic, no matter how obscure or popular.

Today’s Highlights

Information about Nathan and his podcast.
How Flight Through Entirety began.
How Nathan and his team have tweaked their episode format over the years.
The popularity of Dr. Who and who is Nathan’s audience?
The problem with scheduling four people to record an episode.
The importance of engaging your audience.
The tone FTE uses on their social media.
Why Nathan didn’t expect such a big reaction to the show.
The wonderful people Nathan has met through the show.
How Sydney’s Dr. Who Convention started in-person meetings with podcast fans.
The importance of having a clear concept for your podcast.
Know your audience.
How post-processing helps produce a high-quality podcast.
Why Nathan enjoys audio editing.
Our final thoughts.

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Resources:

Flight Through Entirety
FTE on Facebook
FTE on Twitter

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!

 

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