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An educational show that teaches listeners about launching localized content. Listen in as Towncast Joe launches a local podcast of his own.

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An educational show that teaches listeners about launching localized content. Listen in as Towncast Joe launches a local podcast of his own.

    Setting Up Your Recording Space

    Setting Up Your Recording Space

    In this episode, Joe talks you through what you need to get your podcast recording space setup!
    At this point, if you've been following along, your podcast is really getting close to hitting the airwaves. But before you can do that, you need to record it!
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Acoustics and sound-treatment 101Setting up your spaceDifferent types of microphonesGear suggestions - mics, headphones, and recording devicesSome quick tips
    READ THE FULL BLOG POST HERE!
    Resources
    Joe talked about a bunch of gear and other resources in this episodes, check it all out below!
    Mics
    Samson Q2U Bundle
    Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    Recording Device
    Zoom P4
    Headphones
    Audio Technica M20X
    Sony MDR7506
    Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
    Recording Software
    Visit Audacity's homepage
    Learn more about Audacity and how to use it

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    • 17 min
    Towncasting To Support Local Business

    Towncasting To Support Local Business

    Well before starting the Entrepreneurial Insights Podcast, Pearson Crutcher and Jay Healy were no strangers to the world of business.
    Both based out of Memphis, Tennessee, Healy and Crutcher both recognized that their city was a burgeoning hotspot for new names and interesting stories within the world of business.
    Longtime friends and collaborators, it was around the same time that both Crutcher and Healy had the idea to start a podcast to share these inspiring stories.
    Join us in this episode of the Towncast Podcast as we talk with Jay Healy and Pearson Crutcher about where their idea came from, how they acted on it, and how more people can follow suit in starting their own towncast!
    Some topics discussed in this episode:
    The “why” behind Crutcher and Healy starting the Entrepreneurial Insights PodcastSome of the benefits they've enjoyed since starting their podcastHow the co-hosts used organizations such as local chambers of commerce to network and help spread the word about their local podcastMore of Jay and Pearson’s nuanced advice on starting a local podcast of your own
    Resources
    Learn more and listen to the Entrepreneurial Insights Podcast here

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    • 15 min
    Getting Your Show Together!

    Getting Your Show Together!

    Today, we’re talking about those essential show elements that everyone needs to establish their pod, video, or towncast. In many cases, these elements are crucial to getting your show approved and streaming on major platforms.
    When you get all of these elements right, they can add up to become an extremely valuable resource in getting people to click on your show, tune in and keep coming back.
    Key topics discussed in this episode:
    Creating your perfect cover artNailing your show descriptionChoosing music, and deciding on other audio elementsThings to consider when launching a videocastA few more quick tips
    Bonus takeaway
    Enjoy this document with some specifics on podcast cover art and YouTube banner dimension requirements, as well as some resources to help you acquire your show's elements!

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    • 12 min
    Towncasting As A Networking Tool

    Towncasting As A Networking Tool

    Troy Price and his wife had lived all over the state of Kentucky, but they never wanted to settle in any one place for too long. They preferred to keep moving and explore everywhere from Louisville to Pikeville.
    But when they arrived at small town of Berea, Kentucky, they decided they wanted to put down some roots and settle in. 
    In this episode of the Towncast Podcast, Mathew Passy sits down with Troy to talk about his decision to launch a local podcast and use it as a tool for connection in his new town.
    Troy talks about the many benefits of using podcasting as a tool for networking, learning about, and educating people on the endlessly interesting people, places, and hsitory of Berea, Kentucky.
    Troy also goes into detail on his method for reaching out and pitching his show to potential guests. His methods are proven, and really seem to work especially well on a local level. 
    Other topics discussed include:
    Troy talks about his own hometown studio called Front Porch Studios!Some valuable resources for email templates that could prove useful in outreach for your local podcastTroy talks about the bright future he sees ahead for local podcasters
    Resources
    Listen to the Berea Podcast here
    Learn more about Front Porch Studios here
    Find some ideas for cold outreach templates here
    Learn more about the Project for Publics Spaces and their community-focused initiative called "Placemaking"
    Some of the specific Berea Podcast episodes referenced in this episode:
    Troy interviews the “Jazz Walker” of Berea
    Pat Bruner episode. Features audio pulled from a decades-old oral history compiled by the municipality of Berea.

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    • 24 min
    Lessons Learned In The First Ten Episodes

    Lessons Learned In The First Ten Episodes

    In this episode of the Towncast Podcast, Towncast Joe runs through some of the lessons he's learned in his first 10 episodes!
    Among the topics discussed:
    The beauty of using templates in your workflowWorking in bulkFinding your rhythmSome technical tips - like hydration choices and identifying your best time of day to recordOne of the most daunting and important, yet simplest steps in getting started on your content-creation journey (hint: it's getting started!)
    Find the bonus takeaway here!

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    • 20 min
    Towncasting To An Underserved Fanbase - The Scarlet Spotlight

    Towncasting To An Underserved Fanbase - The Scarlet Spotlight

    When Jon Newman and Danny Breslauer launched The Scarlet Spotlight podcast in early 2018, they knew they were aiming to serve an existing, underserved fanbase.
    That fanbase? The diehard fans of the Rutgers University collegiate athletics.
    Two alumni from Rutgers University themselves, Jon and Danny were avid fans of the school's current sports programs, as well as its extensive history. Being involved in the community themselves, they understood that the school's fanbase was craving content relating to the school and its sports programs.
    With the Scarlet Spotlight, they decided to build a format that they would enjoy listening to, schedule some interviews, and take a crack at it themselves.
    Over the course of the next few years, the duo would go on to release well over 100 episodes, talk with some of their personal sports idols, and deliver excellent, hyperniched content to a fanbase that was previously underserved. They have found tremendous success and show no signs of slowing down.
    In this episode of the Towncast Podcast, Mathew Passy sits down with Danny and Jon to discuss the origins of the Scarlet Spotlight. They talk about where the idea came from, how it's going, and what the two have in store for the future.
    Some key takeaways from this episode:
    How the Scarlet Spotlight came to beHow they leveraged their networks to get the podcast rollingJon and Danny's philosophies on podcasting, and how they approach it week by weekSome thoughts on the potential for local sponsorshipsIdeas for how others could take their local sports programs - even at the high-school level - and create content based around it
    Resources
    Check out the Scarlet Spotlight podcast!
    Follow them on Twitter

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    • 34 min

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