105 episodes

My name is Tom and this is The Enthusiasm Project! Join me each week for deep dives exploring the world of what it means to be an independent creator on YouTube, starting your own business, and keeping a positive, enthusiastic mindset along the way.

The Enthusiasm Project The Enthusiasm Project

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

My name is Tom and this is The Enthusiasm Project! Join me each week for deep dives exploring the world of what it means to be an independent creator on YouTube, starting your own business, and keeping a positive, enthusiastic mindset along the way.

    Season 5 Finale: I Sold My Canon EOS R

    Season 5 Finale: I Sold My Canon EOS R

    It's the Season 5 Finale! I hate goodbyes, so instead let's have some fun with my old ENG camera, bizarre stories from my time as a TV news intern, and of course, the fact that I sold my Canon EOS R for a Sony FX3 😬

    🎙This week’s mic:
    Earthworks Icon Pro
    •https://bhpho.to/3vkZEYZ (B&H)
    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com
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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!
    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E21 | Series Episode 105

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    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez
    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Making the Sony Switch?

    Making the Sony Switch?

    It's time for some gear talk! From anamorphic and portrait primes to old school broadcast cameras and microphones, there's been A LOT of fun stuff happen in my gear universe– not the least of which being the realization that I've made the switch to Sony from Canon without even realizing it. 

    🎙This week’s mic:
    •Electrovoice RE20 Black
    https://geni.us/re20black (Amazon)
    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com
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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!
    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E20 | Series Episode 104

    Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.

    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez
    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Ins & Outs of Creator Media Kits

    The Ins & Outs of Creator Media Kits

    This week I dive in to the how's, why's, and huh's of media kits. I've been publishing a monthly media kit for the past two years, and while it's not the most important resource you can have it's definitely useful and a great way to track your progress over time.

    This episode breaks down the parts of my media kit and also covers how I produce the PDF with Photoshop & Pages and then upload to to me website. I hope it's helpful!

    •Check out my media kit here:
    www.himynameistom.com

    🎙This week’s mic:

    •Earthworks ICON
    https://bhpho.to/3vkZEYZ (B&H)
    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com
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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!
    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E19 | Series Episode 103

    Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.

    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez
    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 1 hr 3 min
    An Attitude of Gratitude vs. Entitlement

    An Attitude of Gratitude vs. Entitlement

    Everything is amazing now: cameras, phones, sandwiches– it's all incredible. Unfortunately, that can also cause us to feel jaded about tools that used to help kindle our enthusiasm. It can get especially tricky for creators who find themselves receiving "free" gear from companies and feeling overwhelmed or burned out rather than excited.

    🎙This week’s mic:

    Lewitt LCT 240 Pro
    https://geni.us/4fww (Amazon)
    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com
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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!
    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E18 | Series Episode 102

    Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.

    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez
    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 1 hr 13 min
    When Should You Push Yourself as a Creator?

    When Should You Push Yourself as a Creator?

    Remember when “Hustle Culture” became a big thing a few years ago? While it’s great to see that people have realized you need more than a few hours of sleep each night and not every hobby needs to be monetized, sometimes I wonder if we’ve gone too far in the other direction?

     Maybe there are times when it is important to push yourself a bit further. But how can you "hustle" while also making sure that you don’t go full on “rise and grind?”

    I also give some updates on the M1 Max MacBook Pro, my current mic setup, and DJI's continued lack of diversity in marketing campaigns. 



    🎙This week’s mic:
     
    Rode PodMic
    https://geni.us/EHeTTM (Amazon)


    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com


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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!


    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E17 | Series Episode 101

    Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.
    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez
    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 54 min
    100th Episode Spectacular Q&A Extravaganza Super Show!

    100th Episode Spectacular Q&A Extravaganza Super Show!

    It’s time to celebrate episode 100 with a Q&A! Thank you to everyone on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and good ‘ol email for sending in Q’s to be A’d.


    And another huge thank you to everyone for listening and supporting these past 100 episodes and nearly 3 years, it’s absolutely mind blowing!


    I created a special promo code to get 16% off either or both of my podcasting courses. Check out himynameistom.com/courses before November 8th and use promo code TEP100 for those sweet, sweet savings. 


    🎙This week’s mics:
     
     Shure SM7B
     https://geni.us/tepsm7b (Amazon)


    Shure MV7X
    https://geni.us/shuremv7x (Amazon)

    •Download the 3D file for the organizer I mentioned here:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5074466

    •Check out Heather’s YouTube channel:
      http://youtube.com/heatherjustcreate


    •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!
     tom@enthusiasmproject.com


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     🎯Support the Show
     https://patreon.com/tombuck (access to video versions!)
    https://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck
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    📲 Connect!


    •All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts
    •YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck
    •Twitter & IG: @sodarntom
     
    S5E16 | Series Episode 100

    Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.
    Podcast Artwork by Kevin Ramirez

    Original theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike Alvarez

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

JB from MO ,

If you watch Tom on YouTube, his podcast is different but still great.

I found Tom’s YouTube channel after falling down the rabbit hole of YouTube while watching videos about different cameras and microphones. I liked his presentation. I liked his dad jokes, and I appreciated that he also was a teacher. I came to his podcast and I found the same Tom but different content and that is way okay with me. Tom is like that colleague you would make jokes with at the staff meeting while the principal is droning on about something. Tom is, as the kids would say, the homey.

This podcast delivers on his promises and does so in a friendly and thought out way. High quality production as always.

Neu2Pod ,

Mostly off-topic

I wanted to like this podcast as I’ve enjoyed Tom’s chats with the Buzzsprout crew. However, I turned on his episode that was supposed to be about his channel analytics, but half the episode was about microphone comparisons. This podcast is the first I’ve ever listened to at 1.5x speed and I was still unable to make it to the end because of all the irrelevant filler. Perhaps Tom could do a future episode titled “Your podcast shouldn’t be 55 minutes if you only have 15 minutes of content.”

Shinguil ,

Just the best without trying

I just love the natural goodness that this podcast spews. Tom makes me think and take a different approach to content creating! This best

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