We were lucky enough to chat to previous Pod Bible cover star Edith Bowman this week, host of Soundtracking and the new podcast created in partnership with BMW – Play Next. We’ve got a lovely chat with Edith coming up on the Pod Bible Podcast but if you can’t wait for that to come out, here’s Edith answering our Have You Heard questions!
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
My name is Edith Bowman and this particular podcast is called Play Next, in partnership with BMW and it’s about music. We play fantastic new music, speak to exciting artists and also start conversations with various names form the industry about topical, interesting subject. From the future of festivals to how best to collaborate.
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
Probably Adam Buxton, the god of podcasts.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
Well I started with my own podcast, Soundtracking about 4 years ago and immediately loved the connection it had with an audience and with it being independent, I was in charge and could choose who my guests were. With Play Next, I had a very similar experience in that I was fully involved in choosing music and guests and undertaking the interviews. There was no agenda, it was about the quality of music and guests.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
To be totally honest I don’t have that many that I religiously listen to, I have a few but what I love about the podcast world is how helpful it is for me with work and research. I can have access to dozens of interviews with guests and it’s such a fantastic opportunity.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
For Soundtracking John Williams and Martin Scorsese and for Play Next it would be amazing to speak with Sia, she doesn’t do much and I would love to talk to her about songwriting.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
Anything is possible.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
All of them. Each one is different but they all strive to do the same job of promoting and exposing music fans to amazing new music and having interesting, entertaining conversations.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?