Shawn Thorpe

Podcasting | Audio Production | Music

I’ll Be at Podcast Movement 2017! August 20, 2017

Podcast Movement 2017The biggest pod-conference of the year is happening next week in Anaheim, CA. And I’ll be there! I’m excited to announce I’ll be attending Podcast Movement 2017 at the Anaheim Marriott.

I’ll be helping out at the Blubrry booth during the conference, attending panels where I can, and stopping into Podcast Movement-adjacent events where possible. (I’ve found that the free PM17 mobile app is a handy tool for figuring out when and where to focus your time during the conference.)

Other than the first couple of World of Podcasts events (coincidentally, also in Anaheim), I haven’t really been to something like this. And it’s definitely the first team I’ve been to a podcasting event as part of a team. I’m anticipating it with the usual mix of excitement and anxiety/dread that you’d expect.

I’m really looking forward to finally meeting many of the friends I’ve made in podcasting over the years, some of which I’ve known for over a decade, but never connected with in person. I’m sure it’ll also be a learning experience for me (on a number of levels).

I get into Anaheim on Tuesday afternoon and will be there thru Friday night (early train home on Saturday). Drop me a line if you’d like to hang out during the conference. Or come by the Blubrry booth and say hello!

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I Was a Guest Cohost on Potentium Podcast December 17, 2016

Earlier this year, I helped podcaster Joseph Fanning migrate his podcasting site from a veritable dumpster fire of a fully-managed WordPress site to a new site powered by self-hosted WordPress and Blubrry media hosting. After Joe’s new site was up and running, I decided to check out his show, Potentium Podcast (which gets its name from a somewhat obscure Star Wars novel), and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Earlier this week, Joe invited me to be a guest cohost on Potentium, as his brother and regular cohost Edward wasn’t available. I gladly accepted, and had a great time being on the show!

Check out the episode here, and keep in mind that Joe’s podcast does carry the explicit tag.

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A Roundtable Discussion on Podcast Websites November 19, 2016

You ever go thru those periods in life where you just feel like you’re overwhelmed by everything and you can’t get everything done you’d like to do? That’s definitely the place I’ve been in for awhile now. And that’s why it’s taken me so long to write this up.

Back in August, I was honored once again to be a guest on one of my favorite Podcasts About Podcasting, Podcasters’ Roundtable. In Round 75 of the Table, we talked about podcast websites. It wasn’t so much a nots-and-bolts discussion about how to create a podcast website. Rather, the focus was on what elements a great podcast website should have.

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I Was a Guest on Shattered Soulstone July 8, 2016

Shattered Soulstone artIt’s easy to be a guest on a podcast when you’re married to one of that show’s cohosts. Last month, Jen was preparing to do what would’ve been a solo episode of Shattered Soulstone, a podcast devoted to the Diablo video game franchise. She wasn’t sure that she really had enough material to do a solo show, and her usual cohosts were unavailable.

I’m a very casual player of Diablo III (as I am with most video games these days). I knew I wouldn’t have much to add to the podcast Jen was about to record. But I figured I could at least give her a sounding board to bounce off of. I offered to join her on the show and she accepted.

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A Conversation With Mike Dell May 4, 2016

Mike Dell, the host of Podcast Help Desk, invited me on to his show for a conversation about (what else) podcasting. Mike is a veteran podcaster as well as my coworker on the Blubrry support team. (Mike is also one of the nicest guys in podcasting!) It was a fun discussion about my history in podcasting as well as many other pod-related topics.

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A Roundtable Discussion on RSS and Podcasting December 20, 2015

Podcasters Roundtable artFor the second time this year, I was asked to be a guest on the Podcasters Roundtable podcast. For this “round” (as Roundtable host Ray Ortega calls them), we discussed RSS and why it’s still an important part of the podcasting process. I was there to provide knowledge from the Blubrry/PowerPress point of view. I had a great time on the Roundtable and I think the show itself is a must-subscribe for anyone who’s interested in learning more about podcasting.

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Hear me talk Podcasting on the PowerPress Podcast December 7, 2015

PowerPress Podcast artLast week, I was a guest on the PowerPress Podcast. During the show, I spoke with MacKenzie about using PowerPress category podcasting vs. PowerPress podcasting channels. We also talked about NaPodPoMo and other podcasting topics.

The PowerPress Podcast is produced by Blubrry. And while the show has PowerPress in the name, it isn’t just about PowerPress or other Blubrry products/services. If you’re into podcasting, and you’re looking for a “podcast about podcasting” check it out.

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NaPodPoMo 2015 Roundup December 1, 2015

This year, I participated in National Podcast Post Month (NaPodPoMo). NaPodPoMo was created by veteran podcaster Jennifer Navarrete in 2007, in response to the popularity of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo challenges writers to produce a novel during the month of November, while NaPodPoMo challenges podcasters to produce 30 podcasts during the same month. I’ve taken part in NaPodPoMo a few times over the years. This time, I wanted to turn it into a team effort around Hyper Nonsense, the podcast I cohost with Jen. The hope was that fans and friends of the show would join us and/or contribute their own audio to the NaPodPoMo effort, and a couple of them did.

NaPodPoMo artNaPodPoMo doesn’t have a lot of hard and fast rules (which is one of things I like about it). I’ve always approached it from the standpoint of, “If I participate in a podcast during November, it counts for NaPodPoMo.” Participation can mean: Primary production, guest spot, or secondary production such as audio editing. With these qualifiers in mind, I’ve decided to compile all of the podcasts I took part in during November, to see if I did in fact beat the 30-day challenge. I had a hand in the primary production of all of the following episodes unless noted otherwise.

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Reviving, revising September 4, 2015

I’ve given some much-needed attention to this website. I’ve also deleted all of the old posts. They weren’t really doing much. It was time for them to go.

I’ve added a new Services page. Check it out if you’re in need of a freelance audio editor or podcast consultant.

In other news, I’ll be a guest today at 9AM PST on the New Media Show. We’ll be talking about podcasting and more. Stop by and say hello!

UPDATE: The recorded version of my guest appearance on the New Media Show is available here.

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