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Forum topic by BenZ posted 03-22-2007 03:47 PM 1507 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2007 03:47 PM

I have been emailing back and forth with Marc Spagnuolo (Wood Whisperer) and Matt Vanderlist (Matt’s Basement Workshop) about starting a podcast of my own (along with the shop I work with) and would like to get some suggestions from the community here at LumberJocks as well. My general background is in IT, but my hobby is woodworking so I have a little bit of knowledge of both.

What would yall suggest to someone starting a podcast/video blog of this type?

What type of software/hardware?

Securing Sponsors?? (this is a big one… for obvious reasons)

Any details on how to get started would help us out tremendously. We really want to make as many connections as we can within this field so we can build our knowledge base as quickly as possible. Of course any help you give will be given back to you in links and references to your site off of ours.

As you can probably tell, this post is a jumble of quick thoughts on my part, hopefully yall understand where we are coming from and where we are trying to go.

Please let me know if you can help in any way.

Thank you,

— Edward “Ben” Zacharias 757-537-6470

-- E.B.Z. Virginia

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 04:05 PM

I think you’re asking the community in general the wrong types of questions. You should be asking the community what subjects they’d like to see on PodCasts, not how to set them up.

On the whole, most of us are probably NOT going to know what kind of software and hardware to use or how to secure sponsors.

-- Ethan,

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#2 posted 03-22-2007 04:09 PM

I’m sure there are people on here who can help you with your technical questions but I’m with Ethan on his first suggestion

What is your intention of the podcast? Having this information will help clarify the other components about how to deliver it.

How exciting for you – as you start a new journey! I wish you well. Keep us posted as to the progress.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-22-2007 04:12 PM

I think you are correct… but if anyone out there does have knowledge on setting up a podcast please let me know.

Also, what type of topics would the community like a new podcast to cover?

What styles of wood working?

Also what would yall like the overall feel of the podcast to have? (I like Norm as much as anyone else, but I do not want to do such a “straight-forward” type of show.)

Thanks for your comments and hopefully these questions better relate to the knowledge base I am trying to tap into here at LumberJocks.


-- E.B.Z. Virginia

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#4 posted 03-22-2007 04:20 PM

what do you feel your strengths are?

when I do a Workshop (as in a seminar etc) I find that if I believe in the topic and am passionate about a topic, I have the participants’ attention captured right from the start: I’m “on fire” and they “are hooked”. It’s the only way to do a presentation. And this would go for a podcast as well.

Know your intention; believe in your intention; and let the intention come through in everything that you do.

My needs are completely different than, say, Etha’s needs, because I am just a beginner. I want to know “how” to do things the right way, and “why” it IS the right way. (or the pros/cons) and the “watch out for” tips..

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#5 posted 03-22-2007 04:26 PM

Well The Spagman would know more than any of us since he’s the only one I know that has done podcasts successfully, and the only one to secure any kind of sponsorship successfully.

Good Luck.

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#6 posted 03-28-2007 02:06 AM

I am in the beginning stages of starting my own website and would love to podcast as well someday. Marc Spagnoulo has been doing an amazing job with all of his work in this area. It appears he is pretty busy overall, but he would be the best person to provide general guidance (as it appears you’ve already done). Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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