356 The Response To Last Week’s Episode & An Interview With Dane Sanders

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 9, 2014

Response To Last Week’s Episode
Last week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man prompted a large amount of feedback related to three items. First, I had made a point to produce the entire episode without a single audio clip included. Second, episode 355 was the longest episode, of Podcast Answer Man, that I have ever published, coming in at 1 hour and 52 minutes in length (Nearly 2 hours long).

Finally, there was the fact that I spent the entire episode sharing a passionate response to a blog post that I disagreed with, line by line. The first half of this episode is devoted to sharing the type of feedback I had received as a result of these three items.

1Interview With Dane Sanders
Also in this episode, I have a conversation with my friend, Dane Sanders from FastTrackCreative.com. Dane is an alumni of the January 2013 session of my Podcasting A to Z course and I thought it would be fun to catch up with him to see what his journey has been like since he launched his podcast.

In the conversation with Dane, we talked about an article he wrote, for Medium.com, titled “Photography is dead… long live the creative.” Dane thought that I might be interested in what he had written and sent me a link to check it out. When I saw the length of the article, I replied to Dane’s email, thanked him for sharing it with me, but told him that I am simply not the type of person who enjoys reading any post on the web that’s more than two or three short paragraphs. This prompted Dane to put his audio gear to work and create an audio version of the article. You can listen to that article by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy the conversation with Dane and the four tips he shared for telling stories in your podcast. I highly encourage you to check out Dane’s Converge Podcast.

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  • You got it right, Cliff. Critique AND verbal endorsement…same guy! 😉

  • You got it right, Cliff. Critique AND verbal endorsement…same guy! 😉

  • Chuck Brown  Awesome. Thanks Chuck.  I sincerely appreciate both. 😉

  • Fascinating interview with Dane. I just subscribed to his show!

  • RayEdwards  Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed that interview Ray.  Had a great time at our one day event in Nashville.  Many blessings!  cc danesanders

  • Thanks RayEdwards  – really appreciate it. Excited to hear what you think.

  • diynuru

    I’ve been wrestling with what to do after listening to the
    podcast on connecting with the listener by using a real name. Unfortunately, I
    can’t come up with one valid reason to disagree.
    The issue is that I
    promised my employer I would be anonymous. How about meeting you halfway?
    I’d like to re-introduce myself. Hello, I’m April, your
    friendly DIY Nuru and thank you for the valuable advice.
    Also, one of my favorite designers just built an audio
    studio and used the audio levels to inspire her to create the sound panels.
    Very cool.

  • diynuru April.  There are a few cases where I feel that is okay and appropriate for someone to not share their full name or to even use a different name.   It certainly is more difficult for me, personally, to connect with someone when I don’t know their name. 

    I can’t wait to get my sound absorption panels for my new studio.

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