Sparking Conversations, Best Practices of Podcasting, and The Origin of Penguin Latte (#28)

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In this episode I’m interviewed by my buddy Robbie Crabtree (@RobbieCrab). Robbie Crabtree is a trial lawyer with a decade of experience handling some of the world’s most brutal court cases. I’m talking domestic violence, child abuse, homicide — all the nasty stuff we’d rather not think about. To call him thick-skinned would be an understatement. Robbie first appeared on the podcast in episode 18, which you can listen to here.

But to call him intimidating would be an overstatement. Robbie’s one of the most generous souls I’ve ever met. He’s also packing 10 years of public speaking experience into a month long online workshop called Performative Speaking (which I’m producing videos for).

So why the heck is this powerhouse trial lawyer interviewing little’ol me? Hell if I know! But Robbie was generous enough to reach out to talk to me about sparking conversations, the best practices of podcasting, constraints, formatting, what to name your show, and much more. This is an episode for anyone thinking of starting their own podcast. So, please enjoy!

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You can host a podcast

Because podcasting is the best way to leverage your curiosity.

Because a podcast lets you explore the true final frontier: your perspective.

And because the barrier to entry has never been lower. There’s no gatekeepers. There’s no network execs telling you what to say. It’s just you, a microphone, and your limitless curiosity.

But even though it’s easier than ever, it’s a lot of work to create a podcast that people remember. But that’s exactly how they’ll remember yours: because you put in the work to make it memorable.

Conversations spark insight, connection, and forward momentum. A good conversation is a collaboration between three people. The host, the guest, and the audience participate in making something remarkable.

You can host a podcast.

Which is why I’m starting a new video series called Paul Teaches Podcasting. I’ll be posting at least two videos a month on all things podcasts. Expect tutorials on…

  • The best practices of hosting a podcast
  • Stalking your guests (aka doing your homework)
  • How to have a juicy conversation
  • Getting comfortable on camera and with a mic
  • How to come up with questions on the spot
  • and loads more…

I hope you’ll check it out. And I hope it’ll move you to picking up that mic, reaching out to your favorite people, and hitting record.

Here’s a quick video to get you started.

And if you have any questions about podcasting, reach out to me on Twitter. I love talking about this stuff. I’d be happy to help.

Cheers

-Paul


P.S Thanks to Robbie Crabtree for helping with the video.

Every Sunday, I write a weekly newsletter full of advice for creatives, plus extra goodies like drafts of blog posts and previews of the podcast. Sounds good? Click here to subscribe and get the next issue delivered straight to your inbox on Sunday.