Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.
Should a podcast be narrowly focused or can it benefit from having varied content? Well, as I am often fond of saying — and frustrating the heck out of people — yes. Your podcast can, and should be, niche focused. Perhaps you talk about voiceover or comics or gardening — like I do — or careers or technology or whatever. Gaming is another big, big podcast niche right now. If you’re really interest in that, sure, focus very, very narrowly on that niche. Now, that said, you’re going to find some podcasts out there which have much more akin (in common) to the “morning zoo” show like you’d hear on terrestrial radio these days — the 2 DJs making jokes, having fun and playing music in-between, maybe interviewing some people and often those shows will range quite widely.
Links mentioned in this video:
Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com
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