When I began my "professional" career in podcasting for Castos, I quickly discovered Danny Brown as one of the most helpful voices on Twitter.
You could find him in Twitter Spaces, recommended resource tweets, and cruising the podcast community encouraging others to continue investing in their craft. It was an honor to be a guest on his podcast, Pod Chats, and I'm delighted to promote him here on the newsletter!
He was also the first podcaster to support us by promoting his podcast on our Supporters page – Thanks, Danny!!
You love podcasting. It doesn't matter if you're a listener or podcaster yourself, when it comes to podcasting you're all in! Pod Chat is the show for you!
Pod Chat hosted by Danny Brown
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Summarize your show for us
You love podcasting. It doesn't matter if you're a listener or podcaster yourself, when it comes to podcasting you're all in! Not only that, but you get excited hearing about all the cool things happening in the podcast space. Great - Pod Chat is the show for you!
From the latest tech and cool innovations, to the people driving the podcast industry forward, host Danny Brown has you covered. Listen in as Danny takes you behind the scenes of what's new in podcasting, what needs to be new, and who's going to make it happen. Released bi-weekly and available on all your favourite podcast apps, make Pod Chat your new favourite show when it comes to getting your podcasting fix!
Why do listeners subscribe to your podcast?
To hear deep dive insights from leaders of the industry in every episode: James Cridland, Evo Terra, Arielle Nissenblatt, Mark Asquith, Bryan Barletta, Elsie Escobar, Tom Webster, and more. Combined with my intensive research and knowledge of the space (and my charming Scottish brogue, natch!), it's fast become a very popular show.
What makes your approach to podcasting different from others?
I combine a lot of things - love of the space, love of the topics, my finger being on the pulse, and all the usual stuff podcasters tell you makes them different. But I also bring knowledge from inside the industry because of my job, and that, coupled with my super easy yet informed interview style, gets guests to be super relaxed and open up more.Oct 03, 05:48 PM
What do you hope listeners gains from listening to your show?
That they can make the right, most informed decision around their podcasting goals. From the tech to use, to the sponsors to work with, to the trends to keep an eye on - it doesn't matter if you're doing this for personal use of business, Pod Chat will give you something you can action every single episode.
What does your podcast legacy look like?
That I only brought the best and most insightful people to my show, and that both guests and listeners left with total enjoyment and satisfaction of being part of a quality show.
What's the best piece of advice you have for other podcasters?
Never stop learning. Improve your game every day, and strive to make your show something that people can't avoid listening to.
The software you use for your podcast:
- Captivate podcast hosting
- Hindenburg Pro
- Accusonus ERA Bundle 6
- Boomcaster remote recording
- Poddin.io for transcriptions
- Reel.so for audiograms
- Canva for Artwork
The hardware you use for your podcast:
- Shure SM7B dynamic mic
- Elgato DX dynamic microphone
- Sony MDR-7506 headphones
- Elgato Wave Mic Arm LP
- Elgato FaceCam
- MacBook Air 2020 M1
What makes your podcast setup work for you?
It suits my needs perfectly. The mic and interface set-up is perfect for my podcasting needs, since I only record remotely.
The mic is very forgiving at cutting out non-perfect recording environments, while the headphones allow me to capture any nuances in post-production. It's compact and sits very nicely on my workspace, without cluttering anything up (especially the LP arm, which folds away perfectly when not in use).
The complete set up gets me great sound from the off, and the editing options fine-tune that sound to make (for me) a great-sounding podcast that's easy on listeners' ears.