“I’ve learned so much about podcasting over the past seven years and now share that knowledge with a podcast about podcasting.” ~Eric Montgomery
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Q & A with Eric from Clipped
When did you start your podcast about podcasting?
I JUST launched my podcast about podcasting in early July. However, I’ve been producing/editing podcasts for the past 7 years.
In 2019 I went all in on podcasting and launched The Podcast Haven, a podcast production company for businesses, brands, and influencers.
I’ve been working professionally in audio since 2015. Both as an audio engineer at music studios, then as a voice-over engineer recording artists for TV/Film/Radio.
All in Los Angeles, my hometown.
What made you think about starting a podcast about podcasting?
To build my personal brand/build The Podcast Haven brand. I’ve always had the teaching bug, and I wanted to teach people how to podcast, via a podcast.
I’ve learned so much about podcasting over the past seven years and want to share that knowledge with aspiring podcasters.
Also, it was time to put my money where my mouth was and take my own advice, which I was dishing out to my clients.
Hosting a podcast is harder than I thought; it’s way different from producing.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
The podcast is named Clipped.
The show brings listeners podcast production tips, education, and industry insights to help them navigate the ever-changing podcasting landscape.
I mainly do solo-casts, but I’ve been interviewing my industry friends and colleagues. It’s really an educational podcast, with a lot of “how to” episodes.
What’s your podcasting setup?
I record solo-casts into Pro Tools, with a Focusrite Scarlett interface.
As for mics, I have several, but my go-to is a Shure SM58.
Pro Tools is what I use for editing and mixing, so using it to record also means I don’t have to move audio files around. I’ve been a Pro Tools user since 2008!
For remote interviews and to record little bits of video promo content, I use Riverside.fm.
How have you promoted your podcast about podcasting?
Podcast Business Journal linked to the show and wrote a little snippet. Also, I’m gearing up to start guesting on other shows, I really want to start hitting that hard.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
That you have to start to start. I wish I would have started my own show years ago.
I want to let everyone know that it’s going to be uncomfortable getting on the mic, but hopefully, after three months it gets easier. Then, six months later it’s even easier and eventually, you hit a groove. I’ve released seven episodes and I feel like I’m starting to catch my stride.
Eric Montgomery shares a wealth of podcasting information on his podcast Clipped. Here, he brings listeners podcast production tips, education, and industry insights to help them navigate the ever-changing podcasting landscape. Are you ready to step up or start your podcasting game? Give Clipped a listen on Apple or Spotify today!
A long-time audio production guy, Eric launched a podcast production company and taught other podcasters how to podcast. But, it was years before he finally took his own advice and started one himself. Is it time for you to get on the horse and ride? Use our Start Your Podcast blog series to start your own podcast today. And, when you are ready, we have the best podcast hosting plans around!