Episode 3

Published on:

10th Jun 2020

The Big Swing Interview

On this PodOn episode, we chat with Cooper Searls and Ross Stripling from the overnight podcast success, The Big Swing Podcast. From fanboys turned professional interviewers, Cooper and Ross are playing the podcast game right. Remote recording, outsourcing, live events… they’ve done it all! Listen now to learn valuable tips and tricks from their experience and avoid the common mistakes rookie podcasters make. 

Jump straight into:

(02:43) - The Big Swing Story: A podcast success born from passion — “I remember waking up in the morning and asking ‘Are we serious about this?’, and within 48 hours we were announcing it on social media.”

(04:57) - How they defined their podcast and audience from scratch — “We didn't really anticipate how many people would listen.”

(07:41) - Finding balance with your podcast compadre — “I remember thinking we wanted to look like two guys talking about sports.” 

(10:12) - How to stay authentic: should you be cutting content down? - “I think people want to hear Cody Bellinger say ‘uhh…’ and not be perfect all the time.”

(13:49) - How Cooper and Ross found their cadence - “If we are gonna post it soon we stay current and talk about what is going on right now, and if it's not gonna be one we are releasing soon, we keep it kind of broad.”

(16:37) - How they prepare their guests for the show - “Basketball, golf and people in the acting realm, those people want more defined days before they share their contact information.”

(19:08) - The good, the bad and the ugly of podcasting - “Ross didn't sound good, I sounded mad, but we've had the self awareness to take a day and re do it tomorrow.”

(23:39) - On remote recording and how to get the right setup - “The person that is editing... it's a responsibility to listen to the whole thing, just to ensure there is now slip up somewhere or someone's microphone went out.”

(27:42) - Outsourcing audio editing and focusing on your podcast — “I get to a point where I can get couples out in the wild and for me spend the time to do so, but I can't just be editing.”

(30:59) - What to expect when you’re building a podcast — “As far as the podcast itself we never sit down and brainstorm, or a year from now this is our goal, we kinda take it almost week to week.”

(33:54) - How to profit from podcasting — “You can get stats and share those with sponsors and say this is the growth that we are seeing over these 65 episodes.”

(43:21) - Live events: Cooper and Ross in real life — “I just told Cooper, ‘Let’s do it! Let’s explore what it is and let’s pursue it’.”

(48:43) - Their advice for the curious, scrappy podcaster - “The biggest advice I would give is just press record and post it.”


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Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.