How has Podcasting Changed? with Aaron Habel of Generation Why

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In this blog, I will be joined by Aaron Habel, who is widely known as the first true crime podcaster. Aaron will be sharing his insights on what the space was like back then and how he got started in podcasting. Additionally, I will be asking Aaron about his thoughts on the current state of true crime podcasts and what makes a good one. Finally, we will discuss the technology and gear that Aaron uses to produce his show.

Aaron Habel is a podcaster and true crime enthusiast who has been hosting and producing shows for over 10 years. He is known for his in-depth research and for being one of the first true crime podcasters. Aaron is a relatable and down-to-earth guy who is passionate about his work and helping others.

Do you feel like you’re struggling to get your podcast off the ground? Have you been told that you need to be constantly hustling and grinding, networking 24/7, and putting yourself out there non-stop? And yet, despite all your hard work, you’re not seeing the

Was Generation Why the first True Crime Podcast?

Aaron Habel is the host of the long-running true crime podcast “Generation Why.” He got his start in podcasting over ten years ago, when his co-host Justin approached him with the idea of starting a podcast to discuss the justice system. Since then, Habel and his team have produced 483 episodes of “Generation Why.” They have a loyal following of fans who write in and send them feedback or pictures of their pets. Habel attributes their success to their consistent production schedule and their focus on delivering quality content. He says that in the early days of podcasting, it was difficult to find information on the best equipment to use, so they had to experiment with different setups. Now, “Generation Why” is one of the most popular true crime podcasts around, and Habel is recognized as one of the pioneers in the genre.

Here are the steps you need to follow also to get building an audience:
1. Find experienced podcasters to interview
2. Use Facebook to connect with potential guests
3. Utilize a mix of resources to find information

1. Find experienced podcasters to interview

The first step to finding experienced podcasters to interview is to research and find popular podcasts in your niche. Once you have a list of potential podcasts, reach out to the hosts and request an interview. Be sure to include a brief description of your podcast and what you hope to accomplish with the interview. If the host is unable to accommodate your request, don’t be discouraged – try reaching out to other popular podcasts in your niche.

Another great way to find experienced podcasters to interview is to attend industry events and conferences. These events are usually packed with people who are passionate about podcasting and who would be more than happy to chat with you about their experiences. If you’re not able to attend any events, don’t worry – there are plenty of online communities dedicated to podcasting where you can find potential interviewees.

2. Use Facebook to connect with potential guests

To connect with potential guests using Facebook, first create a list of potential guests that you would like to invite on your show. Then, create a post on your Facebook page inviting these potential guests to be a part of your show. In the post, be sure to include a link to your show’s website or Facebook page, as well as your contact information. You can also include a brief description of your show and what topics you plan to discuss.

Once you have created your post, be sure to share it with your potential guests. You can do this by tagging them in the post, or by sending them a private message. If you are unable to reach potential guests through Facebook, you can also try other social media platforms such as Twitter or LinkedIn. When contacting potential guests, be sure to be polite and professional. Remember that you are trying to persuade them to be a part of your show, so it is important to make a good impression. Be prepared to answer any questions that they may have about your show. Once you have connected with potential guests, be sure to follow up with them and confirm their participation. This can be done through a phone call, email, or private message. Be sure to thank them for their time and let them know that you are looking forward to having them on your show.

3. Utilize a mix of resources to find information

The third step is to identify potential guests for your podcast. This can be done by reaching out to your network of contacts, searching online, or attending industry events. Once you have a list of potential guests, reach out to them and invite them to be a guest on your podcast. Be sure to explain what your podcast is about and what topics you would like to discuss. If they are interested, follow up with a confirmation email or message and provide any necessary information, such as dates, times, and topics.

When reaching out to potential guests, be sure to be clear and concise about what your podcast is about and what topics you would like to discuss. It is also important to be respectful of their time and not to come across as pushy or salesy. If they are interested in being a guest on your podcast, follow up with a confirmation email or message and provide any necessary information, such as dates, times, and topics. Once you have confirmed guests for your podcast, it is important to prepare for the interview. This means doing your research on the guest and the topic, as well as coming up with a list of questions. This will help to ensure that the interview is engaging and informative for both you and your listeners.

Podcasting is a great way to connect with people who share your interests. It’s also a great way to build an audience for your show. To be successful, it’s important to be consistent with your production schedule and to focus on delivering quality content. Additionally, it’s helpful to connect with experienced podcasters and to use Facebook to reach potential guests.

I’d love to hear how you apply to build an audience. Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you want me to answer!

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