EP84 – Richard Herring – How to build an audience through podcasting.
Total run time: 1 hour 07 mins 55 secs.
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About Richard Herring…
Richard Herring (@ Herring1967) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and recognised as a pioneer of comedy podcasting. He daily blogs his life and is known as a massive advocate of free content and building a path for yourself by finding your audience using the internet.
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Why did you start podcasting? [0 mins 0 secs]
Did any podcasts influence him to get started? [4 mins]
How did podcasting help build his live audience? [6mins]
How to create value and why it’s important. [9 mins 30 secs]
What mistakes did you make early on?
What are the best things that have come out of podcasting?
Do you think you would have done as well if you were not as established when you started?
What would you do differently if you were starting afresh today?
Where there any podcasts you wanted to start that you haven’t got round to?
Has it led to a different audience coming to see you? Given how different all your stand up shows are to the pods. [11 mins 20 secs]
Did you have a leg up when you started podcasting because of your “fame”? [14 mins]
Did you find winning the chortle internet award helpful in building your audience?
You make a lot of content, how do you not get burned out and how do you deal with having “downtime” ? [20 mins 30 secs]
Go Faster Stripe and a new show every year…
You missed Edinburgh for the first time last year, do you think you’ll go back? [26 mins]
Do you still need Edinburgh? [27 mins]
If you started again now, would you go up to Edinburgh? [30 mins]
The mini pod series for your stand up shows, have they helped bring people in?
How do you not get bored of shows? [41 mins 30 secs]
What are the best books on comedy, writing, stand up etc you’ve read?
Best show you’ve ever seen? [57 mins]
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made and how did you get over it? [57 mins]
Who do you think is the most underrated person in your industry? [58 mins]
What do you think is the biggest problem in the comedy industry and how would you go about solving it? [58 mins]
If you could go back to any point in your career, what bit of advice would you give yourself? [1 hour]