About This Show
The show that inspires women to step into the spotlight, be heard and make some noise through podcasting, by shining the spotlight on the Podcast Divas already doing it.
Kathryn Bryant talks to fabulous female podcasters about their podcasting experience. The highs and lows, challenges and opportunities, the day to day realities of being a Podcast Diva and the amazing stories of what podcasting has done for them and their business and interests.
These honest in-depth conversations are packed with practical tips, information and advice about how the Podcast Divas do it. It might be their workflow and processes, or the services, software, equipment or productivity hacks that make their shows and lives better and easier, or how to go from scared newbie to confident broadcaster.
Together with interviews from others with expertise in podcast related subjects and services, this is a show for anyone interested in knowing more about or becoming a Podcast Diva.
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Kathryn is also co-host of the award winning Changeability Podcast - Best Self-Help Podcast (UK Podcasters Awards 2015); best-selling Amazon author of Changeability: Manage your Mind – Change your Life; and co-founder of BrilliantLivingHQ.com – Mind Management for Your Best Life and Business.
Most Recent Episode
PD17: Helen Zaltzman - The Queen of British Podcasting
Jun 13 16
Helen Zaltzman - The Queen of British Podcasting What a great pleasure to welcome the wonderful Helen Zaltzman onto Podcast Divas. Helen is without doubt one of the most accomplished and long serving podcasters in the UK (and world) and thoroughly deserving of the ‘queen of British podcasting’ title I’ve bestowed on her here. Helen says of herself; ‘I make podcasts: mainly Answer Me This! and The Allusionist, part of Radiotopia. I sometimes turn up on the radio; I write stuff; and I make things.’ This typically modest description belies the fact Answer Me This is a multi award-winning show, one of the longest running British podcasts and an iTunes classic, and the Allusionist was an iTunes show of the year 2015. ‘For so many years that I’ve been podcasting it was not a thing that people recognised, not just as a job, but as a thing!’ Helen has what many of us would consider the perfect job – she gets paid for podcasting. It was a joy to talk to Helen about her experience of podcasting over many years and thoughts about possible future directions. Listen in for many insights, observations and lessons, whether you’re a longtime podcaster or just getting started. ‘I could be a bloke with a recorder.’ There’s simply so much good stuff in this interview it’s hard to pull out the good bits without ending up with a massive long list – so just listen, enjoy and learn. But here’s a taster of what you’ll hear: How Helen got into podcasting way back when How having a musician physicist for a husband proved useful How Helen taught herself the mysteries of the RSS feed What Answer Me This is about and how it’s changed (or not) since January 2007 The beauty of audience generated content Why a successful show is created in the edit How long it takes to edit Helen’s shows and the editing rule of thumb The sexist world of radio presenters What ‘Sound Women’ is all about How Helen got involved with Radiotopia and came to make The Allusionist What’s The Allusionist and why it’s Helen’s best ever job in spite of the challenges a show like this presents The different ways Helen monetizes her po