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3 Clips Re-Air: Dirt Cheap: Serious Goofballs (ft. Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden)

November 24, 2022

3 Clips Re-Air: Dirt Cheap: Serious Goofballs (ft. Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden)

As always, we’re working really hard on new episodes of Audience. In the meantime, we're going to take a trip into our archives this week and listen in on a 3 Clips Episode. This one features the podcast Dirt Cheap. Dirt Cheap is all about the world of dirt cheap paperback novels, specifically old pulp novels.  Host Evo Terra talks with podcasters Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden about what it is like to collaborate with a loved one on a creative project, the importance of structure (even in a comedy show), and the balance needed with banter.  At Castos, we can help you make your show. Aside from our suite of creative tools, we also have a team of professionals who can help bring your show to life. You can contact us at hello@castos.com or by clicking on the link in the Resources/Links section below. 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit castos.com  Inside This Episode: You can listen to all episodes of Dirt Cheap on Neon Hum’s website You can follow Amanda Meadows on twitter @amandonium To learn more about Geoffrey, check out his website This episode was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot @smallleaguestu Music is by Tyler Litwin About Evo: Evo Terra ...

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Hearing Pictures with Allen Clark

November 17, 2022

Hearing Pictures with Allen Clark

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart chats with photographer Allen Clark about photography, his journey as an artist and as a podcaster, and what it’s like to photograph a president. Allen is well-known as an artist who will do anything to capture the perfect image. He has built a name for himself behind his lens, but, as The Photo Untaken Podcast will show you, he is more than a photographer.  Today, Stuart and Allen talk about how to get more out of an interview than just the superficial. Allen loves to have bigger conversations with his guests. His interviewing technique and podcasting style helps bring in more listeners than just photographers. Allen talks about how to create a welcoming atmosphere with your podcast as well. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Choosing conversation points that go beyond your profession Avoiding too much jargon so you don’t alienate any listeners How to create fully realized ideas with each episode Collaborations with Marcus dePaula Putting in the extra step and how to make your ...

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Immersive Storytelling with Morgan Givens

November 10, 2022

Immersive Storytelling with Morgan Givens

In this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks with Morgan Givens about how he uses field recordings and immersive sound design to create unique episodes that come to life for his listeners. Morgan shares the relatable story of Antoine in his fiction podcast, Flyest Fables.  Flyest Fables is more than just a story of a young bullied boy. Morgan’s amazing storytelling abilities help Antoine’s story transcend race, gender, and age barriers. Today Morgan shares his storytelling process: how he writes, records, and edits his fiction podcast. Morgan also shares tips on how you can make your podcast come to life for your listeners.  If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: Morgan’s journey into audio and podcasting Why Morgan moved away from being a police officer Morgan's storytelling process How to use sound effectively in your podcast The importance of podcasts like Flyest Fables How great stories can be universal and relatable to everyone Morgan’s audio recording and editing process Resources/Links: Morgan Givens: https://www.morgangivens.com/ ...

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The Joy of Collaboration with Wil Williams

November 03, 2022

The Joy of Collaboration with Wil Williams

Introduction: On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks with Wil Williams of Hug House Productions. Together they chat about their podcasts (Scoring Magic and Valence) as well as the story behind Hug House Productions, a collective that focuses on spotlighting stories by and about marginalized groups.  Wil is the CEO of Hug House Productions, the showrunner for Valence, the head of communications and community at Apollo Podcasts, and a writer at Discover Pods. Today they talk about what it takes to create and maintain a successful crowdfunding campaign, the importance of working collaboratively, and representation in podcasting (and the lack thereof). If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe. Today you’ll learn about: The journey behind Valence The dangers of being an online personality and living online The story behind Hug House Productions Audio dramas and audio documentaries: the hardest forms of podcasting The process of audio dramas How to connect remotely ...

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3 Clips Re-Air:  Darknet Diaries

October 27, 2022

3 Clips Re-Air: Darknet Diaries

As work on new episodes continues, we're going to take a trip into our archives this week and listen in on a 3 Clips Episode.    In the meantime, we need help with a story we're working on. Do you use stock media for your projects? Do you create stock media for ohters to use? As a listener can you tell the difference between projects that use stock media and shows that comission art? We want to hear from you. Reach out directly stuart@castos.com    Cyber crime, hacking and the dark side of the internet. In many ways, Darknet Diaries seems like a scary podcast and at times it can be. But it’s not scary in the sense that you need a lot of technical knowledge to enjoy it. That’s because Jack Rhysider is a brilliant storyteller. He takes really complicated subjects like hacking and makes them palpable. So if you don’t know anything about the Darknet, don’t worry. Jack is the perfect guide for a world that might seem foreign for many of us. LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTOS 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit castos.com  Inside This Episode You can listen to all previous episodes of Darknet Diaries on their website darknetdiaries.com The episode featured is 109: Team Poison Follow Jack Rhysider on Twitter @JackRhysider This episode was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot @smallleaguestu About the Host Evo Terra has the dubious honor of releasing the 40th podcast… ever. Other notable podcasting elements from his past include authoring Podcasting For Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies, launching and running ...

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Think Globally, Pod Locally with Angela Hollowell

October 20, 2022

Think Globally, Pod Locally with Angela Hollowell

Introduction: On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks with Angela Hollowell from Ang H Studios based out of Durham, North Carolina, about independent media, the perks of staying small, and things to think about as you grow as a podcast. Angela is a visual brand storyteller and she uses her local podcast to connect with listeners from all over the world. On her video podcast, the Honey & Hustle podcast, Angela focuses on storytelling and entrepreneurship where the global issues brought up by local businesses are both intriguing and relatable. If you have any questions about this episode or want to get some of the resources we mentioned, head over to Castos.com/podcast. And as always, if you’re enjoying the show please share it with someone who you think would enjoy it as well. It is your continued support that will help us continue to help others. Thank you so much! Never miss another show by subscribing at castos.com/subscribe.   Today you’ll learn about: Brand marketing and storytelling  Going viral: is it a good thing or a bad thing? How to avoid getting “lost in the sauce”: substance over the superficial Angela’s background in audio Angela’s journey with video podcasting with Honey & Hustle Starting with the root of a good idea and letting the process come with it What it means to have a local podcast ...

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