In this episode of Remarkable, I talk with Bryan Orr, an HVAC technician and small business owner who is making a name for himself as a master storyteller and podcast producer.
Like me, he’s a big fan of small business and he originally started podcasting as a way to promote a new app he developed for small businesses.
Bryan has since gone on to produce a number of other podcast series, and is now recognized in the podcasting community as the editor and producer of the Podcast Movement: Sessions
The Podcast Movement: Sessions highlight the various speakers and podcasters that have taken the stage at the Podcast Movement conference, the worlds largest conference focused exclusively on podcasting.
In a complete one-eighty from my last episode with Glenn the Geek, in this episode we dig into the other side of podcasting, where art trumps money, and well-crafted stories rule the airwaves.
In this episode, Bryan and I discuss:
- The two elements you need to succeed in the world of podcasting
- How to think differently about interviews to craft powerful stories that captivate your audience
- How to bridge the gap between your tastes and your experience
- Why you should ‘shotgun before you laser’
- The key to long-term success in podcasting
- Why you shouldn’t go looking for advertisers
- How to master networking to grow your podcast or business
- The difference between podcasting as an art form vs a distribution model
- How purchasing a gig on Fiverr led to his involvement with the Podcast Movement: Sessions
- The process behind his highly-produced, well-crafted stories
- His winding path into podcasting
Listen to my interview with Bryan Orr below:
Links and Resources Mentioned:
The following list of the links, podcasts, and resources mentioned in this episode of Remarkable.
- Podcast Movement: Sessions
- WOW Small Business
- Side Hustle Nation with Nick Loper
- Starve the Doubts with Jared Easley
- Dan Franks
- This American Life
- TED Radio Hour
- Mantastic Voyage
- Bryan Harris
- Ira Glass
- Nathan Latka
- Third Coast Festival
- Air Media
- John Lee Dumas
- Becoming Minimalist
- 99% Invisible
- Snap Judgment
- The Memory Palace
- Out on the Wire by Jessica Abel
- Power Your Podcast with Storytelling [Course] by Alex Blumberg
- Here Be Monsters with Jeff Entman
- Podcast Incubator
- Aaron Walker Interview
- Alex Blumberg on the Tim Ferriss Show
- Roman Mars
- How Sound
- Podcast Movement: Sessions on Stitcher
Read or download the full transcript of this episode: Bryan Orr on the Art of Podcasting and Telling Stories.
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