Have You Heard? is where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently caught up with the titular Shayne from chat podcast Shayne and I…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
My name is Shayne and Max is my co-host – he is the “I” in Shayne and I. Our show is a comedy for people who don’t take life so seriously and want a laugh.
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
The first one I ever listened to was only a couple of years ago. A friend of mine said I would like this podcast called The Basement Yard. And I did! The host, Joe Santagato, just talks to his friend in, well, a basement. Listening to this gave me the idea that I could do something like that too. You know, not be so serious and just have a conversation.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
We started out as a YouTube channel, doing something like 128 videos over a couple years. But it always seemed like the topics we covered were just for views. It felt like work and just wasn’t fun in the end. We realized that there’s so much more creative freedom in audio-only podcasts and that our show would be better served.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
The Basement Yard of course. But also Congratulations with comedian Chris D’Elia and This Past Weekend with Theo Von. Both are really funny and inspire me to have fun too, without worrying too much about things like charts and reviews.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
Theo Von. I’m not sure what we’d talk about but it’d be funny, that’s for sure.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
Understanding your audience I think. Getting burnt by YouTube taught me to stay in your lane. We aren’t a political show or true crime. It’s just comedy.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
Maybe the one where we discuss what it would be like to be in witness protection? Or the friend who joined an online cult? No, I’d say this one – there’s a good story about a guy in a Marvel onesie.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
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