The Daily Podcast Experiment
I've been conducting a bit of a podcast experiment recently. It involves visiting an iPhone application called Anchor on a daily basis, where I record material for later publishing as a podcast episode.
I like working with audio. I like to write too but writing an articles takes longer to create than recording audio and for some reason, which I have not yet explored in depth, requires more mental work to deliver my thoughts.
Audio is easier – you can just hit record and go. At least it's like that with Anchor.
Ok, so it's not always that simple, sometimes I don't manage to extract my point very well and I need to re-record the piece. But by and large it is quicker to create.
It's easier to consume for you too, so driving a familiar route to work, or running your usual track in the park means you can consume audio tracks. Your route is already programed into your brain so you're freed up to listen to recent episodes like;
Feedback & Response
Creating content is an ongoing process that I'm enjoying. I'm becoming better at presenting material, and that's important to me. It also allows me express my creativity via a different means.
Others are jumping in on the conversation too.
When you and others listen in to The Daily Larb on Anchor you have the option to contribute to the show and have your comments published in an (almost) daily bonus episode.
Check out some of the responses callers have left on The Daily Larb;
I take the call ins that listeners leave for me and compile them into an episode later in the day. It doesn't take long to produce although it does require some thought as to how the episode is pieced together so to have some kind of flow to it.
Interaction With Others
Although there are differing opinions on many subjects there seems to be a good adherence to mutual respect on Anchor. I've not witnessed or been on the receiving end of any trolling or blatant attack from others with polarised opinions.
It is a social network and content is out there for scrutiny and potential backlash but it seems to be a bit different from other social networks in that regard.
That doesn't mean there is no disagreement. Healthy debate is usual and that's what makes it interesting to me.
I've connected to others on Anchor that share some really entertaining and thought provoking material. Here's just a few of those I think you should check out;
Heartfelt Life & Biz
Paul O'Mahony (fellow Irishman)
New Damien Black
ISPod.ie (Ray Heffernan)
The Crazy Asian
I Write In The Dark
The Gator Pit
We Live On A Planet
Pen & Pixel
If you've engaged with me on Anchor either via call in or otherwise and I've missed you I truly apologise!
Rough & Ready
I record this show on the fly, when I'm on the move using my iPhone most of the time so it has a rough and ready feel to it. I capture thoughts and feelings as they arise and record them on Anchor, however some of the stuff I publish doesn't make it into the show.
Although rough and ready is fine I still try to have some structure to work to otherwise I'll give it up perhaps before I give it a chance.
Monday – #MondayMarketing
Tuesday – #BizTechTuesday
Wednesday – Wednesday #BizTips
Thursday – #ThursdayTalk
Friday – #CreativityFriday
Saturday – Saturday Review
Sunday – #SundayLetters
By the afternoon I've got at least two or three 5 minute segments that I can piece together to form a new episode. Any feedback and callins I receive during the day I'll publish as a bonus later that day. If there are other call ins that come in after that I'll keep them for the following day.
Currently, The Daily Larb goes out every day on these platforms;
So right now I've two podcasts on the go;
- The Larb – the weekly show which I create on my desktop
- The Daily Larb – the daily show created using Anchor
All this material is merely how I wish to express that something that needs expression. I like to draw and to write and to create audio, to discuss pertinent topics with people of like mind and share the results.
I'll keep doing it until I don't feel like it anymore or the feedback stops coming. Makes no sense to me to continue creating something that doesn't float my boat primarily, but also yours.
If you'd like to join the conversation jump over to Anchor and download the app, call into The Daily Larb and leave your comments
I'd love to hear from you!