Over at Brazen Life, I’ve done a couple of interviews with people who are doing interesting and unique things professionally.
Last week, I spoke to Tom Murphy who is a powerful force in the international development / humanitarian aid social media space. I’ve also spoken with social entrepreneur Saul Garlick, China/Chile/California whiz extraordinaire Leslie Forman and Sherry Petersik, half of the rockstar blogging team at Young House Love.
I was one of those people who thought Oprah pretty much had the coolest job in the world. So having my own little platform is kind of the biggest treat ever — especially because of the cool people I get to interview.
The sound quality of the interviews has been sort of erratic, and I still have a ton to learn on that front. But I have picked up several tips from the Podcast Answer Man website. Cliff really knows his stuff and has an infectious passion for podcasting.
When it comes to the content, I draw inspiration from a lot of sources (aside from Oprah!). Mixergy, The Rise to the Top, Copyblogger’s podcast and On the Media are on my can’t-miss list. I can’t really begin to tell you how many things I have learned from listening to these shows. It’s an essential part of my week. I download them onto my iPod and listen whenever I am on the move — on the metro, running errands or at the gym (except for when I’m on the treadmill, then I just need some good beats).
It’s early days for the Brazen Life podcast, but my goal is to create a show so valuable that listeners feel like they want to make time for it each week.
So feel free to listen to some of my shows linked above and let me know what you think! Did I miss a critical question? Would it help to have some intro music? I’d also love to learn about your podcast listening habits. What makes you tune in and what shows do you love?