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 husband and wife team behind Our Savings Starts Tomorrow, a travel podcast with a twist…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
My name is Jon Watkins and this is my wife Jenn. I have been a morning radio host for over fifteen years. Secretly behind the scenes, my wife has been the funny one, writing my best on-air stuff. During the pandemic, with our kids downstairs destroying the house, we decided to give podcasting a try. We love to travel and seem to come back from every trip with a disaster story or a list of “don’ts” for next time. So, that’s what we decided to do for our podcast! Anyone can give you travel “tips” but not everyone can share a story about being on a cruise ship in a hurricane. Or spending the day chasing down Kevin Bacon in Napa. But we can!
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
It was the same for both of us, Serial Season 1.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
I think that we were late to the party. Everyone kept talking about “My Favorite Murder“, the “Joe Rogan Experience” or “Serial”. We decided to listen to the latter and then compare notes each night. Jon was usually wrong with his assessment of each episode.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
Although we are a travel podcast, we are not striving to be a bland travel guide. We have great stories!. We want our stories to be engaging and inspire the listener to go on another adventure. That’s the whole point of, Our Savings Starts Tomorrow. We’re so excited to book our next trip, that our savings will have to wait. As for inspiration, we both love Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. Other podcasts that we listen to (separately, I swear we don’t do everything together) are; Revisionist History, Office Ladies, SmartLess and Absolutely Not.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
We’d love to interview celebrities and comedians who share their travel stories. We both loved Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy TV series, so he’s on our list. Andrew Zimmern is another. Of course, Conan O’Brien too since he has his travel show.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
We do a twenty minute podcast, which means we spend more time doing stuff for the podcast instead of actually recording it! It’s hard to stand out when there are so many podcasts; including a ton hosted by celebrities! When every former TV show has a nostalgia recap podcast hosted by its star, it’s difficult to compete. The worst part? We love those recap shows! Have you listened to Welcome to Our Show by the cast of New Girl?! So good.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
Our Denver episode was a lot of fun and one of our more recent episodes. We added in a new segment where we share reddit travel stories, and that was fun to do. Make sure to listen so you can hear about being pulled off a bus in the Brazilian Rainforest with a gun to your face! Each episode is stand alone, so find one where you want to visit. Disney World? We have a three-part on the parks. Alaska? There’s an entire episode dedicated to it. Nashville? We’ll tell you the bars that the celebrities hang out at. Oh, one more- if you listen to the Cabo episode, you’ll hear what happens when you drink the unfiltered water (spoiler… it’s not great).
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
We’re everywhere! Of course, please start by listening to our podcast on whichever directory you use. Our Instagram is @OurSavingsStartsTomorrow. We recommend starting there so you can see some cool travel pics. Or www.oursavingsstartstomorrow.com.
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