SLS99: How To Avoid Running Out of Show Topics

SLS99: How To Avoid Running Out of Show Topics

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #99 for Jan 25th, 2017

Our Topics This Week:
- How To Avoid Running Out of Show Topics
- What is a Double-Ender Recording?
- Listener Comments and Feedback

Show Duration: 43 minutes

Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)spreaker(dotcom)
Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker

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How To Avoid Running Out of Topics to Discuss on your Show?
-Engage with your audience to uncover topics or angles for shows
-Ask for questions or contributions as it is a show for the listener.
-Maybe ask your audience for guest ideas
-Think of questions your audience might be asking about your show topic
-Do a show about the fact that you need your audience to contribute some topic ideas.
-Scrape show topic ideas from other media sources in your genre
-Think about important search keywords or phrases to find topics for the show

What is a Double-Ender Recording?
-I just did an interview on the “My Worst Interview Ever” podcast yesterday with the CEO of using a double-ender recording platform. This platform can be used with a Spreaker hosting account as a way to do mobile interviews.
-Double-Ender recordings are mobile phone recordings that in each callers IP phone calls are recorded locally and then after completing, then the app uploads both ends of the recording to the server and combines them.
-They are Ringr, and Zencast
-I love the mobile compatibility of Ringr, though it’s a little expensive at $18.99/month. The basic Ringr account doesn’t let you download your audio in separate tracks, which makes it useless in my opinion.

-Ultimately, for my own purposes, I’ve opted to go with Ringr. The flexibility of allowing my guests to record through their phones

Listener Comments on SLS98: Podfading

Linda Irwin
Thank you! Would love to hear Francesco!

Linda Irwin
Our longest break out of necessity was two and a half weeks (recently). We kept our listeners advised where they follow us on social media that we were coming back and yes, new series title and added chapters, which we gave them to look forward.

Linda Irwin
Test show(s) are helpful. Set them to private and listen back.

Linda Irwin
You do not want to get too far ahead because news changes.

Dave here from Spaced Out Radio. Got hit by a couple of trolls from another show's fans. The show host came into my chat room last night, and my overly sensitive listeners got into a pissing match with her. No big deal. I have no issue with host.

But twice tonight, a couple of trolls or maybe one, which I have now blocked, have started posting. Including the second time, posting so many times, that it actually froze my studio. So my question is what is the best way to deal with trolls?

Tamara @ Shelf Addiction
Great tips Rob, thanks. I'm 63 episodes in and I'm still learning. My stats are still pretty low. I'm still trying to figure out how to expand my reach. I'm feeling the fade a bit, but I'm pushing through! I hope that by continuing on consistently, it'll pass since I still enjoy the process and posting.

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