Day 2 Podcasting with Tim Ferris

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 The kitchen table where Tim has recorded the majority of his podcasts.

The kitchen table where Tim has recorded the majority of his podcasts.

The Tim Ferris podcast show has achieved in excess of 300 Million Downloads to date and was the first Business Category Podcast to exceed 100 million.  Tim operates with a very lean team with two full time equivalent employees and a handful of part time assistants for various things.  Which is at odds with more complex productions from for example NPR.


Tim is considered the most successful podcaster on the planet. So who better to learn from with these 8 mini audio grabs.  Set aside some time to listen as Tim shares with us his secrets across the following 8 questions.  Listen to the Playlist here or individually select below items.

  1. Question 1 – What Equipment do you use when you are on the road? Does it differ from what you use at home?
  2. Question 2 – Any pointers on being a good interviewer?
  3. Question 3 – How ahead do you get with banking Content or episodes?
  4. Question 4 – What frequency do you use and what do you recommend?
  5. Question 5 – Is it better to name your podcast after yourself for recognition  or to use a company name to reach a broader audience?
  6. Question 6 – Why is email your preferred way to promote your podcasts both new and old?
  7. Question 7 – What pointers do you have about getting started with blogging and or podcasting?
  8. Question 8 - Before we sign off is there any final words of wisdom you can off our future Podcast stars?

WORTH A READ...

This is Tim's first public exploration of the business and art of podcasting. He states that he still has much to improve, but is ready to share a few lessons learned in the hope that they’ll save you a ton of time. Ti is still to this day flabbergasted by how this experiment took on a life of its own.  It started with too much booze with Kevin Rose, and Tim expected it to die a quiet death after six episodes.... 
Follow the following link to Tim's blog - https://tim.blog/2016/04/11/tim-ferriss-podcast-business/


WORTH A LISTEN... How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs...

Many of you Tim's fans asked him about strategies for building a popular blog and podcast. Tim covered some aspects of growing a podcast in a previous post, and then Mari Takahashi (@atomicmari) — a successful ballerina, gamer, and content creator — sent some very good questions that he haven’t discussed before.

This episode goes into detail about how Tim built The Tim Ferriss Show into a podcast that has almost 300 million downloads, and how his blog receives between three and four million unique visitors per month.

There are certainly bigger podcasts and blogs, but Tim shares how his been able to grow both with only a couple full-time employees and a few part-time assistants. Enjoy!


ALSO WORTH A LISTEN... Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman

Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I’ve Learned” feature. He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with a long list of icons who’ve shaped the last 50 years of world history.

Tim had been been trying to get Cal to do his own podcast. Rather than overthinking it, Tim simply asked Cal to interview a friend who he'd also love to have on the podcast: Larry King. This episode is the result of that request. “Sometimes, the simplest question is the best.”  – Larry King

ALSO WORTH A LISTEN... The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening

This episode is very special to me and features a verbal Jedi who never gets interviewed himself: Cal Fussman.

Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I Learned” feature.

The Austin Chronicle has described Cal’s interviewing skills as “peerless.”

He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with the icons who’ve shaped the last 50 years of world history: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, and countless others.

Born in Brooklyn, Cal spent 10 straight years traveling the world, swimming over 18-foot tiger sharks, rolling around with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and searching for gold in the Amazon. He has also made himself a guinea pig—Cal has boxed against world champion Julio Cesar Chavez and served as a sommelier atop of the World Trade Center. He now lives with his wife—whom he met while on a quest to discover the world’s most beautiful beach—and his three children in Los Angeles, where he spends every morning eating breakfast with Larry King.


THE PLAN

  • Outcome - Introduce you to Tim Ferris' work if you haven't already met.
  • Purpose - Listen into tried and tested advice from the World's most succesful podcaster.
  • Action - Listen to Tim
    • Listen to our 8 questions answered by Tim (Found above or via Link)
    • Have a read of Tim's blog on the business and art of podcasting (Found above or via Link)
    • If you are looking to overachieve you can also listen to three of Tims episodes we see relevant to helping you think about your own show.
      • How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs...(Found above or via Link)
      • Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman (Found above or via Link)
      • The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening (Found above or via Link)

INSTRUCTIONS

Over the next 10 days you will receive an email each day taking you through a specific area of focus.  The first five days is designed to give you a general body of knowledge.  You will hear from Podcasting, Speaking and Marketing experts in the context of creating your very own successful Podcast show.

Each daily email will provide instructions about what the outcome, purpose and action steps are for that day.  The program is delivered through a mix of Video, Audio and practical exercises and on average will take 30 minutes to complete

If you have any questions email Dave at dave@mentorlist.com.au