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The Skeptic Metaphysicians
Today we are looking at the Skeptic Metaphysicians. Their description is, "Like Mulder from the X-Files, we want to believe. So we've embarked on a journey of discovery. We've talked to people deeply entrenched in the spiritual, metaphysical, mental health and self-help worlds. We've thrown ourselves into weird and wonderful experiences, and we're sharing them with you in an effort to find the trick to self-growth. Whether your interests lie in the metaphysical or the spiritual or even grounded in the three-dimensional world, this show will help you explore the endless possibilities of self-growth....tinged with a hint of the supernatural. New episodes every Wednesday!Check out their website at www.skepticmetaphysician.comWhat We Liked About the Show* Some really good questions were asked* You did a GREAT job of being skeptical without being cynical (a very safe space)* You didn't interrupt the guest when they were in the thick of a story* We loved your description of the show* You did a great job of stepping into the shoes of your guest.* You take the show seriously but still kept it light.* The website looks great using Podpage (http://www.trypodpage.com)* Your "final" answer showed vulnerability and was amazing.* Great job explaining the roles (scientist) of the people involved.* The podcast sounds great.What We Thought Needed Tweaked* We loved your description, but it took a little long to get to that description* Who is Karen? (neither the episode or the website answered this question).* You (in some cases) ask a question and add a description/backstory. Flip the content around and set up the question and ask the question last (so the guest hears the question last).* Don't forget to use people's names when you have multiple hosts.* Get comfortable with awkward pauses* Use one call to action (and rotate if needed). * FYI, ratings and reviews do not help you be found in Apple (social proof only)* Do not refer to the listener as "listeners."Get ReviewedGo to www.podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme (https://www.podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme)Mentioned On This EpisodeSchool of Podcasting (https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start)Podcast Talent Coach (http://www.podcasttalentcoach.com)trypodpage.com (http://www.trypodpage.com)learnpodpage.com (http://www.learnpodpage.com)
8th Layer Insights Review
Today we are joined by Perry Carpenter from the 8th Layer Insights podcast.Description: Get ready for a deep dive into what cybersecurity professionals often refer to as the "8th Layer" of security: HUMANS. Welcome to 8th Layer Insights (8Li). This podcast is a multidisciplinary exploration into how the complexities of human nature affect security and risk. Author, security researcher, and behavior science enthusiast Perry Carpenter taps experts for their insights and illumination. Topics include cybersecurity, psychology, behavior science, communication, leadership, and moreWebsite: https://8thlayerinsights.com/ (https://8thlayerinsights.com/)Things You're Doing Correct* The audio production is amazing.* The sidekick of "Carl" was creative* Asked some really good questions and stayed out of the guest's way.* As the episode isn't super long, the summaries at the end of a point signaled you were moving on to a new point.* Loved the insights and vulnerability* The website is clean and very useful* Very well put togetherThings That Might Need Some Buffering* The show needs an intro to explain "Here is what we do here." You explain it later in the show. I would move it to the beginning of the show. The description really suggests a name change. Start with the end in mind, and look at who hires you to speak? If you're trying to spotlight soft skills, then tie them back to cyber security.* The name is somewhat inside baseball. Maybe add a tagline to make it easier to get found* I would’ve added a link to the sponsor and the steve king book in your show notes. I totally missed it in the sidebar.* You have a lot of voices and from time to time we're not sure who said what.They all sounded different but we forget who is who.Get ReviewedHave your Show Reviewed by going to podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme (https://www.podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme)Find Dave at schoolofpodcasting.com (http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com) and Erik at podcasttalentcoach.com (http://www.podcasttalentcoach.com)
Dream Believe Never Give Up - Reviewed
Today we are looking at the Dream Believe with George DeMartino Podcast. The description of the show is:98% of people live their lives and don't achieve their dreams or goals. They’re not really living - just following a routine. I’m George DeMartino and I hope to inspire you to take the path less beaten through my stories and the stories of others that are just as unorthodox. So step into the arena. Subscribe and listen now to the Dream Believe podcast We hope we can inspire you to take your first stepGeorge's website is https://dreambelievepodcast.com/ (https://dreambelievepodcast.com/)What We Liked About the PodcastGeorge has tremendous energy and tons of experiences and stories. He has an enthusiasm to help cheer you on to greater things.Very conversational filled with great stories.George has that New York flavor, and his personality shines through.You have an obvious passion for your subject.He had some great questions and you built a nice story arch.You had a great question at the end that brought everything full circleThe website loaded fastWhat He Might Want to PolishHis intro was missing a bit of setup to let us know where we are going.His first questions need a little pacing (one question at a timeBe aware of the curse of knowledge. You may know things about the guest that the audience doesn't. You need to make sure to bring the audience up to speed. What is Hydroflax?Your editor could remove some of the stammers, which results in you and your guest sounding more confident in what you're saying. There is also a slight buzz in your audio at times.Work on your call to action at the end of the show. If you want to monetize, you should start working on an email list with tools like Mailerlite, or ConvertkitThe website had lots of different topics from different parts of your life. It was confusing.Give each episode its own blog post with show notes and a player to attract Google. Clean navigation at the top of the page would help your website.Maybe use the blurb on your website as the intro to the show. At the end of the interview put your stamp on it and summarize and inject yourself into the show.Check out George's show at https://dreambelievepodcast.com/Get Your Show ReviewedGet some constructive feedback from TWO podcast consultants as we help you identify your goals, and then evaluate your show, your website and make sure you are headed in the right direction to achieve those goals.Go to podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme
Everything Everywhere Daily
Everything Everywhere Daily is going under Erik and Dave's microscope. The description of the show is:Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.
The website is
What We Liked About the Podcast
Good use of Audible. Nice job of going the extra mile to make the sponsor fit the show.
You have a good tease to open the show.
Great presentation. Very natural sounding.
Nice shout out to the listener at the end (where this type of content belongs).
Nice story arc
Your photography is amazing on your website.
Easy to find subscribe buttons on your website.
What You Might Try In the Future
You don't mention your website.
For Dave, there were too many details (who is this for?).
There is music for the sake of nothing. Add a voice over to that to help explain the show.
Change the link on your gear page so it opens in a new window.
In Libsyn add your JioSaavn destination.
There isn't much about you or your unique past (at least in this episode).
There is no close to the show. It just ends. At least ask them to share the show with a friend.
The Colon Health Podcast
Today Dave and Erik review The Colon Health Podcast. Their description in Apple is, "Interviews with the world's leading professionals and experts in gastroenterology, research, nutritional science, medical technology, and more. If it impacts your colon health, we cover it here on the Colon Health Podcast. Hosted by Dr. Dac Teoli."
Their website is https://www.colonoscopy.com/podcast/
What We Liked About The Show
The intro is solid and gives you what you need.
The phrase, "We have three big problems" really caught my attention (it's a great setup).
I learned some stuff I could use at a dinner party.
The host has great pipes.
I love the “to be fair” and showing of both sides of the data.
Really positioned the other Dr. Dale as the Expert.
The website made it easy to find the podcast.
Some Things You Might Try Moving Forward
Add more about the benefit to the listener.
You give lots of stats/data early in the episode. Numbers are hard to follow in audio. You can put the stats in the show description and direct people to the website.
Erik thought you could sound friendlier, and Dave thought spelling the website and name was a little odd.
You introduce the guest, and then we don't hear from him for a LONG TIME. Then you just dump the show into his lap, and he talks for a LONG TIME. It had the feel like you were doing a presentation instead of a conversation.
At the end of the show, give the listener a benefit to take action.
If possible (realizing Doctors may not be that tech savvy) get them off the phone. It was good that you sounded good and were on a microphone
You have some "group Speak." Phrases such as, "Our listeners out there”, etc. “To you, our listener.” Who else would it be?
A fair amount of calls to action at the end, and be sure to explain the benefits of those calls to action
The Pharmacist's Voice
Today Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting (https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com) and Erik K. Johnson from Podcast Talent Coach (http://www.podcasttalentcoach.com)take a look at the Pharmacist's Voice (https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com/) hosted by Kim Newlove. Here is the description of the podcast: The Pharmacist’s Voice The Pharmacist's Voice (https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com/) Podcast is a weekly, journey-style podcast about Ohio pharmacist Kim Newlove's career change from pharmacist to voice actor. She alternates solo shows and interview shows. The solo shows are about her career change, and the interview shows feature a variety of people who use their voices to advocate, educate, or entertain.
What We Liked About the Show
Kim does a good job explaining why the guest is on a show and has a clear idea of who should (and shouldn't be on her show).
Kim does a good job of bringing the guest back on topic.
Her audio sounds great.
Her website is a PHENOMENAL example of someone who has a business AND a podcast and doesn't bury the podcast while keeping the business front and center.
Some Things That Could Use Some Tweaking
Kim is a voice actor, so her diction is perfect. Towards the end of the show, we conclude that when she slows down the speed of her talking it makes it appear that her diction and delivery is a bit stiff. Her demo is amazing and filled with energy. We want more of that.
While Kim's website does a great job of promoting her business, she barely mentions her services in the podcast. She does ask people to visit her website but could boost this effort by explaining why. We provide a few examples of how to tie her business into her podcast.
As a journey podcast, Kim's podcast has already resulted in her getting some voice work. With 100 episodes under her belt, she is doing a lot of things correctly. He website is a great website where everything appears planned, and her brand just oozes professionalism. We wish her all the best.
Check out her show at https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com/ (https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com/)
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What a great show and concept in general. I appreciate the thorough analysis of shows and the obvious expertise that is at play. I would love to hear a review on our podcast, “That’s Strange”. (Conspiracies, Controversies and Everything Strange)
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