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 Jeff Townsend, aka. The Podcast Father, to hear about his newest podcast project, Indie Podcaster…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
My name is Jeff Townsend and on my newest podcast, Indie Podcaster, I interview content creators of all stripes to find out what it is they’re passionate about and what drives them. The show’s goal is to highlight and promote creators and artists.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
My friend and I started creating audio content back in 2005-2006 while in college, originally for a class project. It was called Washington State of Chaos and it was about things we thought were chaotic about our college. And also our state. We enjoyed it so much we created a website and hosted the show from there.
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
A friend was listening to Never Not Funny, hosted by comedian Jimmy Pardo, and told me I had to check it out.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
This is a tough question… I’m going to give two answers and stick to the theme of my current content and say podcasters Conrad Thompson and Adam Curry. I think it’s incredible what they’ve accomplished.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
This is even tougher! I’m going to say check out my recent episode with Mandy Matner from one of the most popular podcasts today, the Murdaugh Murders podcast. She had some great insights to share about her podcast creation process and the impact of podcasting on journalism.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
To give back to the awesome podcasting community. A few individuals helped me out like this 15+ years ago and now, my focus is on doing exactly the same.
Where can your audience find out more about you?
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