State of the Podcast – June 17th, 2015

The podcast is coming together. It is definitely a wok in progress.

We have recorded two full episodes. This past week, we tried some new things. We recorded a “minisode”. Yes, I think we made that word up. This was a shorter, on the street podcast. We recorded the episode between storms downtown. This idea worked. I think we will be doing more of these in the future. We shot the video promo during a lightning storm. We can check that off the bucket list.

We also tried to shoot a walk and talk video. We learned that we would not be cast on the television show West Wing. We are not Aaron Sorkin material. Jason was on the fence about this idea. I kept saying lets try it. We did. I just don’t think it’s going to work. At least not at this time. The camera was too jumpy. I wasn’t crazy about the lighting. It was cloudy… then the sun came out. This really threw off how we looked. We were really hot (lighting wise) then really underexposed. It was awkward. Walking down the street holding the camera out in front of us. It didn’t feel comfortable or have any type of flow. It was difficult to get the flow down for the talking as we walked. We walked to the end of the block and back. I am pretty sure this was our last walk and talk video session.

But, here’s the thing, we tried. Lot’s of people talk about doing these things. I am just happy we tried.

We are seeing a ton of success on iTunes. More than I would ever imagine. It is a powerful beast. I thought it would take six to eight months to get the amount of subscribers that we have. I am thankful people are interested in the show. The next step is getting the listeners to share their success stories with us.

We are consistently writing for the blog. We even have a schedule. Monday is about motivation. Wednesday is about wellness. Friday is about fitness. We each take a turn writing. Jason has learned where my writing skills are weak, I make up for them with my video skills. I am a work in progress. Be sure to check out our blog.

Even after a month or two, we are still on schedule for our six year overnight success plan. We both agree, slow and easy wins the race. We are going to keep trucking forward.

We are recording another episode this Friday. This will be our first long format show. We are going to aim for sixty minutes. It you want to get some insight on forming and keeping habits, tune into TOOpodcast this Friday.

Thanks again,


I Start To Podcast WIth A Friend

Two guys voted most definitely not to be on camera.

My friend Josh and I have decided to team up and try this podcast thing out.  We both think there is some good chemistry between us. That is geek speak for we really like to talk about ourselves but we have enough respect for each other not to interrupt the other while speaking about ourselves in the third person.

We both have the same goal with this, have fun with it and see what happens. Just do what we do, talk to people.  Also share  about things we are doing. Josh with his adventure to get on The Biggest Looser and my adventure to get Josh to complete a marathon with me.

I know this has been done before, but it’s about two guys going through life. One married with kids and the other one single.  I think there are a lot of similarities between us that help us connect, but I thing there are many differences that will make this adventure interesting. Our goal is to have our friends visit every so often and share their story with us.  Then make fun of the stories people share with us.We want to have fun going to different events and talking about them in a humorous way.

We set off last week to record 15-30 minutes.  We got three and a half hours of recording.  Don’t worry, we won’t make you listen to it all at once.  We will probably break it up into smaller bits. We even had a guest stop by.  Tony Troxell saw a tweet that we are recording and stopped by.  Actually, he ‘crashed’, I forgot to tell Josh he was coming. I also forgot to tell Josh that he was going to make fun of him for recording this in a McDonald’s on a Saturday night.  It was pretty funny. To me. Tony even wrote a blog post on his experience.  Yes, his guest post hit the internet before our official announcement.  BTW, this is not the official announcement.  This is a post begging for names for the podcast.  We have two that we like, but thought we would ask the general public.

Want to get some strange looks, try recording an audio event in a McDonald’s. On a Saturday night.

So, either post on facebook, the twitter, or comment here.  Then next week, we will put it to a vote.

My favorite so far is A Guy and His Unicorns. Josh doesn’t like that one.

Let me know.