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LA Podcasters Discuss Their Shows

Michael Butler of the Rock and Roll Geek Show, Eric Schwartzman of On the Record...Online and Dan Klass of the Bitterest Pill Podcast
Michael Butler of the Rock and Roll Geek Show, Eric Schwartzman of On the Record...Online and Dan Klass of the Bitterest Pill Podcast

This is a recording I did of a talk with LA Podcasters about their shows, the art of podcasting, and the elements of a must-listen podcast.


5:12 – Lance Anderson talks about how he approaches podcasting as an artist.

5:47 – Anderson talks about how many listeners there are of his podcast “Verge of the Fringe” 

 6:09 – Anderson discusses the timelessness of his stories.

6:23 – Eric Schwartzman makes the distinction between a news program and a featured program. 

7:17 – Grant Baciocco talks about his show with Doug Price, “The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.”

7:50 – Schwartzman talks about how most podcasts are consumed. 

8:34 – Anderson talks about how to listen to podcasts.

8:52 – Schwartzman discusses the different ways to distribute electronic media over the internet.

10:16 – Baciocco and Doug Price share the voices of their shows.

11:15 – Baciocco talks about the fans of the show. 

12:13 – Anderson talks about how often he is at the LA Podcast Studio.

13:33 – Dan Klass talks about how podcasts makes your program available to a potentially large audience

13:53 – Klass talks about his podcast “The Bitterest Pill”

14:25 – Klass mentions the countries of where his listeners live.

15:08 – Klass talks about what makes a great podcast and how his podcast has been so successful: “…I work very hard at being very honest and dealing with things on a very human level.”

16:19 – Klass discusses the irony of his show: “…there’s something about being so finite in the subject matter and so brutally honest about it that it becomes more universal.”

17:32 – Klass talks about the human element of podcasting.

18:45 – Schwartzman talks about Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Finding Flow and his renewed sense of optimism for the culture of celebrity.

22:14 – Anderson talks about who should podcast.

22:51 – Klass talks about how podcasts create communities: “there’s an audience out there for anyone who’s talking passionately…create the podcast and they will be able to find you.

23:35 – Anderson on whether podcasts are media or art.

24:10 – Klass talks about companies podcasting. 

25:05 – Klass on whether there is an audience for any subject of a podcast.

26:00 – Tim Coyne talks about his podcast, “The Hollywood Podcast.”

28:08 – Coyne gives a logline for his show. 

28:28 – Coyne talks about whether podcasting is helping him in finding a romantic relationship. 

32:03 – Steven from Pink Mafia Radio talks about whether podcasting helps with relationships. 

33:19 – Howard Leff, a freelancer for a column appearing in The Los Angeles Times in the Calender Weekend section, talks about considering podcasting and what he envisions his podcast to be about. 

34:18 – Leff talks about writing for the Los Angeles Times.

35:08 – Leff shares his opinion about the Los Angeles Times. 35:35 – Schwartzman discusses whether podcasters should be concerned that they may not have an audience.

37:13 – Tres Jefes discusses his podcast

38:07 – Jefes talks about whether he thinks he will have advertisers for his podcast.

38:40 – Douglas Welch talks about his column, Career Opportunities, and his podcast.

39:29 – Welch on the state of today’s job market and how to get out of a bad job.

40:21 – Larry Winfield talks about his podcasts “Sundown Lounge” and “The Patio.”

40:47 – Winfield talks about covering poetry in his podcasts.

41:26 – Winfield on whether hip hop music has helped bring about the resurgence of poetry. 

42:15 – Winfield talks about his day jobs. 

42:30 – Winfield on why he podcasts: “I get to  play whatever music fits my fancy, I like a lot of music, so its not restricted…I get to speak my mind…”

44:47 – End.

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