Podcasts have become one of the most popular and consumed methods of media in today’s on-the-go world. Many folks have replaced radio shows and music with podcasts covering a plethora of subjects while listening in the car, at the gym, or sitting at their desks at home and/or work. It’s a tremendous way to learn, grow, and be entertained. No matter what subject matter you’re most passionate about, chances are excellent you’ll find a podcast dedicated to it if you search hard enough.
Doug Derda has been doing a beer podcast since…well, pretty much since the beginning. His show, Should I Drink That?, first hit the podcast waves on Cinco de Mayo in 2006…a time when podcasting was in its infancy. Today on the Breaking Brews Podcast, Doug joins host Jason Cercone to talk about the evolution of podcasting, the many directions his show has taken, Doug’s take on the beer industry today, and much more.
The show starts with a look back at early podcasting technology and what it took to get Should I Drink That? spread around the Internet. You’ll also hear the legendary story of how a YouTube video (also a new platform when SIDT first started) of Doug chugging a beer helped put their show on the map and how it’s remained popular to this day. Doug also shares his opinions on ‘beerholes.’
Throughout the session, Doug and Jason dive into what it takes to put together a good podcast and how much it’s changed since 2006 when Doug first cut his teeth in the medium. They discuss how much is involved with the entire process – from recording to editing to adding music to publishing to marketing and everything in between. They also share some tips and pointers you can utilize if you’ve been considering starting a podcast, whether it be about beer or any other topic you’re passionate about.
They also discuss how much can be learned by listening to other podcasts and absorbing how other hosts deliver their content. In addition, Doug and Jason share realistic expectations you should have when getting a podcast off the ground.
You can check out what Doug is up to with Should I Drink That by clicking the links below:
MUSIC CREDIT: All music heard in the Breaking Brews Podcast is courtesy of purple-planet.com.
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