Maria and I were truly surprised by the wonderful response to our first trial podcast, the first Katz and Wulf On Bedlam Farm. We are going to add some music, if we can afford it, hopefully Van Morrison’s Bright Side Of the Road, the same music that opens my radio show Talking To Animals.
We will pay for it, Van deserves to make a living also.
The people who responded – about a hundred so far – liked the informality, the authenticity and the ease with which Maria and I talk to one another. We liked that too.
We will talk about the farm, the animals, our creativity, or dogs, our lives together. We will certainly keep many aspects of our lives private, but we will share what we can. The podcasts will be free, and weekly.
Fran Wrote: “LOVELOVE the trial podcast! The energy between you and Maria is just refreshing and uplifting. I just love this! Cannot wait to hear more. When I am cooking, walking, working in the yard, I LOVE to listen to podcasts, recordings – and learn and laugh!”
Brenda wrote from Vancouver, B.C.:
“Your voices were great, good volume, speed and clarity. I find your voices very calming. Listening made me smile. ..I envision the podcast being like your blogs, a natural flow of your thoughts and observations of your lives and thoughts and observations and it will be a welcome addition to your expanding creativity and to your followers.”
Most people mentioned Maria, and how glad they were to hear her talking, and to hear the two of us speaking to one another.
“It would be so great to hear you speak more broadly about your lives via podcast,” wrote Valerie from California.”I find your authenticity about relationships, aging, and love very grounding, in addition to your special connection with nature and animals.
So glad you will be offering the podcast.”
We will be sharing our lives, within reason, of course.
Debra wrote: “I just wanted to tell you that I loved your trial podcast. The sound quality was great. It was a treat to hear the dog toy in the background. … I stumbled across one of your books a few years ago and I was hooked. Now I end my day with your blog and I so look forward to that. You have also turned me on to other blogs, artists and writers you know.I can’t thank you enough for the time and energy you bring to my world.”
Thanks Debra, there were no snarky comments or criticisms to talk about or pass on. That is a first. Thanks Debra, we are very pleased with the response and excited about the podcast.
I love those reviews and we will work hard to earn that praise.
We will try to keep it up.
As you know, I’m happy to share criticism as well as praise, but there was no criticism of the podcast. Maria was a bit hit, she is a natural.
The podcasts will be about 20 minutes and people who have questions for us can e-mail them to me: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria at email@example.com.
We will answer one or two questions on each podcast, each will be about 20 minutes long. The podcast will be free (people can offer donations if they wish) and we will accept some ads. For now, there will be no call-ins. We won’t have time for too many long conversations and the call-in equipment is expensive and more complex.
A podcast button will be inserted at the bottom of every blog post, readers can access them every time. We are seeking a wide distribution, the podcast will be registered in major podcast directories. We will be accepting some ads.
Once again, here is our first trial podcast, we’re leaving it stand as the first. I expect the regular podcasting to begin later this week or sometime the first week of April. Just days away.
Audio, trial podcast: Katz And Wulf On Bedlam Farm