Working for Libsyn, I realized the best way for me to learn how podcasters use podcast services and to put my knowledge to the test was to start my own show. I teach podcasters that they should pick a topic they are passionate about so they are willing to stick with it.
So I did exactly that.
One of my many alter egos is as a firearms instructor, certified in varying levels of Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. I teach group classes, and provide individual lessons as well. It was easy for me to turn that into a podcast, a show discussing not just the obvious political topics that affect those of us in the firearm industry, but also about being a safe shooter and the theory behind firearms.
The show spanned across most popular podcast directories at the time including Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, and Stitcher as well as had active communities on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
After 3 years of production, I decided to end the show, focusing my efforts once again on my family as my second son was born, and working toward a new podcast series.