WordPress General Meetup Notes – Podcasting with WordPress

Thanks all who could make it last night to our monthly meetup. Here are my notes and links from the presentation.


Assume you have a website running WordPress. If not, that’s step one!


Luck favors the prepared!


  • This can just be an outline, major beats
  • Use Google Doc, share show notes with your co-hosts or guests
  • Don’t forget to thank the sponsors


  • Do your research
  • Know what you’re taking about – Cunningham’s Law
  • Build trust
  • Ask your interviewee to pronounce their name, product, etc.
  • Be unique! https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/bullseye-with-jesse-thorn/
  • Be engaging – don’t ask questions that can be answered with a yes or no
  • Keep it positive! You can frame your questions with a slightly negative spin, but don’t be downcast.
  • Assume nothing – set the stage
    • Common terms like “mortgage” don’t need to be explained sure, but sub-prime mortgage?
    • Remember folks can’t see what you see! – Describe succinctly


  • Audio is important!
  • Good quality Mic
  • no background noise
  • no echo (use a blanket!)
  • Keep things consistent (Between folks being recorded)
  • Don’t record remote audio, share the local file!
  • Use a clap to sync audio
  • Go slow!




  • Spread the word
  • Invite guest speakers from the field
  • Engage with audience
  • Give them a way to contact you
  • incorporate feedback and give shout outs
  • Be genuine


Other links

Chris’ Favorite podcasts