Kattie Laur has a background in broadcast radio so it naturally seemed to follow that she would become interested in podcasts. She’s putting that passion to good use as a podcast producer and gives us some tips on what makes a great show, why she feels podcasts are an important medium and how they’re the wave of the advertising future.
In this second part of our interview, she talks about:
* what a podcast needs to do to keep her listening to their intro over and over
* how she decided to create sound breaks to switch between thoughts within a podcast
* how different cultures experience your audio differently (context is everything!)
* the differences between podcasts she’s paid to produce (“learned passion”) vs. her passion projects
* what she can do for people when she’s producing podcasts
* how many different hats she wears, doing what she does
* some more information about how she’s highlighting female-fronted podcasts in her blog
* how podcasting is still a bit of a male-dominated industry – so she feels more people should hear women’s voices in podcasts
* why podcasts appeal to people so much
* how advertisers are catching on to the potential in podcasts
Her website is at: https://www.kattielaur.com
She has some really helpful information in her blogs, too!
She’s written about the 5 key things you need to think about before starting a podcast: https://www.kattielaur.com/blog/how-to-start-a-podcast-5-key-things
And she’s started a blog series that highlights women podcasters and their shows: https://www.kattielaur.com/blog/podcasts-by-women-to-stop-sleeping-on-vol-1
Her ethical travel podcast is called Alpaca My Bags: https://audioboom.com/channels/4984382
(and is in all the major podcast outlets)
And you can find and follow her on Twitter: @podkatt
This episode was very skillfully made to sound beautiful by the talented Humberto Franco (http://www.humbertofranco.com/).