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Beyond Adversity with Dr. Brad Miller Reviewed
Dr. Brad Miller is writing a book and wanted to start building and audience so he launched the show Beyond Adversity with Dr. Brad Miller. His current description in Apple Podcasts is:
Beyond Adversity with Dr. Brad Miller is all about the belief that every person has a God-given promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. And that you must implement a planned pathway with the proper people to quickly overcome adversity and depression to achieve that promised life. Dr. Brad Miller teaches practical strategies to defeat depression and live a life of joy as well as interviews successful people who have overcome great adversity to arrive at a place of peace, prosperity and purpose.
His website is https://www.drbradmiller.com/
What We Liked About ItThe intro had a nice vibe with the music. You introduced the guest before the intro clip so people had the context of who he was.
You had a nice transition into the interview.
The website has a nice clean look.
The audio sounded good.
You did a good job of promoting future episodes.
What We Thought Needed TweakedYou introduced the guest multiple times. Once is all we need.
Your guest somewhat ran away with the interview. Instead of making it a three-part interview, identify the key turning point, and get to that content as quickly as possible. Leave the rest on the editing room floor.
While the guest fit one of your "D's" (Depression), the stakes weren't very high in a way that made me wonder, "What is going to happen next."
Have a lead magnet for your newsletter. Give them a reason to sign up.
The audio had some "interesting timing," which you later explained was caused by a cold.
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Metal Mayhem ROC
DescriptionPodcast Review Show – Get Your Podcast Reviewed Weekly podcast dedicated to supporting heavy metal music in every way possible. Hosted and produced by Jon “The Vernomatic ‘’ Verno, Metal Mayhem Roc presents a blend of feature interviews with heavy metal legends and stars of tomorrow. With in house created content like ”Streaming for Vengeance”, ” Mount Rushmore of Metal” ‘Metal Confessions” and the “Business of Metal “you, the listener, is left both educated and entertained.
With an emphasis on presentation and professional industry audio imagery, Metal Mayhem ROC is your go-to source for everything metal.
This is a Special EpisodeToday Jon "THE VERNOMATIC" Vernon paid to have us listen to TWO episodes of his show. Hence there is a bit more feedback, but also, at the end of every show the guest is allowed to ask as many questions as they want (which really adds value in addition to having two consultants at the same time) and Jon had some really good questions (and we kept them in).
Also, the power went out as we were recording you won't hear Erik or Jon at the end.
What We Liked About This EpisodesJon has just the right amount of energy on the microphone.
Dave loved the trivia that had him learning new things.
You all have passion for the subject.
You did a great job of introducing the panel and getting to the topic
The intro leaves no doubt that this is a Metal show
The tease at the end of the show really left us wanting more.
Erik found the story of the upstart record label fascinating.
The artwork on the website is amazing.
What We Thought Could Use Some PolishingOn the interview show, your tease gave away the whole story
There was some tapping on the table(?) and of course, Dave caught the popping P's and ums.
Dave found some of the details about the bands that he didn't know and didn't get to hear dull.
The recap episode, it was very much like a Wikipedia entry. There are facts but no personality
Make your "blog" into the "listen" part of your website and embed the player from your media host. When you force feed people into an app (Spotify) that can rub people the wrong way. Embed a spotify player in the blog posts (making them "episodes) and then have links to subscribe to Apple, Spotify, Google, and Amazon in each episode (and maybe a page on your website to make it simple)
There are times when you sound like you're doing radio (group speak, "Hey everybody") when people don't listen in groups. They listen in the car or in earbuds, etc. "Thanks for listening, I'm so glad you're here (singular).
Inject your personalities into the show. Look at that Metal Show on VH1 Classic where they would have to compile a list. This pulls the audience in as they try to decide if they agree with you or not. You can do this without turning into endless arguments. Jon mentioned you had a timer.
Jon Wants You To Listen to 1986You can check it out here and check out the site at www.metalmayhemroc.com/
The Goal Of This ShowThis show aims to help you make the best episodes and grow your downloads.
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Live Well and Flouish
Live Well and FlourishIf you’re ready to think beyond material and external success, if you’re ready to take control of who you are and the kind of life you live, if you’re ready to flourish, this podcast is for you. The topics I cover help you understand what it means to live a flourishing life, a life of meaning, satisfaction, and enduring happiness.
Check it out at www.livewellandflourish.com
What We Liked About the ShowThe intro is great that lets you know where you're going along with the warm of a campfire in the cabinCraig does a little housekeeping, but its shortSome great stories about losing weightAny "fancy" words were explainedInstead of reading someone's bio, you explained why they were important and stuck to the facts that were relevant to the audience.The website uses Podpage (learn podpage at www.learnpodpage.com ) and has a great layoutCraig had the best ending EVER on this show. One, a completely clear call to action.Great length. You said what you needed to say, and left.The "three things" is a great way to summarize the episode.Audio sounded great, and the musical branding was nice.
What We Thought Might Need Some TweakingCraig scripts this show and for 90% of it, his reading is fine, but at times we need a little more smile, and some pauses. Some of the color choices on the website make it slightly hard to read in some places.Craig's old branding is on his mastodon community.Add a few more stories when you make a point (if possible)Maybe add a "so that you can" to the introPotentially add a specific question, "Have you ever done a little thing that ended up with big results? I'd love to read or play it on the show.
More InformationFind Craig at www.livewellandflourish.com
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Get Reviewed at www.podcastreviewshow.com/reviewme
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
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