“From my point of view and experience, nothing is more valuable than discovery. It drives the rest of the show’s performance.”
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Q & A with Pete from the Break It Down Show
When did you start podcasting?
I started in 2012. My Buddy Jon and I had a little community radio show.
The folks at the station recognized our talent before we did and said, “get out of here and do something bigger!”
So we started the Break It Down Show.
Why did you start podcasting?
After leaving Afghanistan in 2012, I wanted to do something different.
I wanted to tell stories and relate what I’d seen in my day-to-day work as a spy in combat zones.
That work allowed me to develop a unique set of skills and knowledge to do what others can’t in terms of finding, getting and telling a story.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
The Break It Down Show.
I illustrate life through a wide array of topics.
Whether I’m talking to a world famous musician or someone who’s visited every country … life is full of wonder if you bother to look for it.
What’s your podcast set up?
My setup is designed to be mobile, portable, professional and I carry everything in a backpack.
I always want to reduce variables.
I’ve recorded on location in over a dozen states. When I record remotely, it’s via Streamyard.
I have a Roland V1HD switcher, which is currently connected to a Zoom H6 and basically acts as an audio board.
Usually I use Shure wired SM-35’s for mics into the Zoomheadsets. To me, they are the key to sounding great no matter the setting.
I’ve even recorded shows while on a walk with a guest — though that was audio only.
My cameras are Sony A6000’s and I edit in Audacity.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I’ve done it all. I’ve bought ads, I’ve appeared on other shows, I’ve written articles about it … I continue to work on discovery.
From my point of view, and experience…nothing is more valuable than discovery. It drives the rest of the show’s performance.
I post on all my social media, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube to get as much visibility as possible. And actually one of our biggest audiences come from YouTube.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Your family and friends will NEVER support you like a fan does. Love the family, find the fans.
Pete Turner’s time in Afghanistan gave him a very unique perspective. He brings his knack of storytelling combined with his incredible life to this funny, serious and incredible podcast called the Break It Down Show. Each episode, he breaks down all kinds of subjects from music to military spying. Listen as soon as possible on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Experience is something that you can’t learn by reading about it. Experience is something that you live through, that shapes you and makes you the person you become. And sometimes you accumulate these experiences and are able to share them. Pete Turner does just that with his podcast the Break It Down Show. So he tells his amazing stories and then brings on guests to tell theirs.
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