While I was writing my book, Discovering My Scars, I started listening to the Morgan James Radio Podcast. The show hosts interview many authors about their journey and share advice. Along with learning from the show, Morgan James Publishing (MJP) was the company I was considering to publish my book. The CEO, David Hancock, is one of the hosts of the podcast and listening helped me get to know him and his company. That connection is what ultimately led me to choosing MJP to publish Discovering My Scars.
That got me thinking about the power of podcasting and push me to start my own podcast! Not everyone knows the ends and outs of a podcast so I thought I'd do a short primer about podcasts as a way of introducing you to mine.
What is a podcast?
A podcast is a radio show you can listen to on-demand, in other words, whenever and wherever you want!
What is Discovering Our Scars Podcast (DOS) about?
I co-host the Discovering Our Scars(DOS) podcast with Beth. We have honest conversations about things that make us different. Learn more about how we got started here.
How do I listen to a podcast?
To Listen, you need a podcast app on your phone or if you don't have a smartphone, see the instructions below.
If you own an Apple (iOS) device, the most popular app is Apple Podcast.
Other phone apps:
What if I don't want to listen on my phone?
Many podcasts give you other options for listening.
You can listen to DOS podcast on our website here.
You can also "listen" on YouTube. We upload the full episodes with audio waveform visuals. You can check it out here. If you subscribe on YouTube, you will get a notification when new episodes are released.
Do you have an Amazon Alexa device? You can say "Alexa, play Discovering Our Scars Podcast" and she will play the latest episode!
What are "Show Notes?"
For each episode, we have notes with clickable links about items we talk about in each episode. You will always find a link to our website in the podcast episode description (which is where you will find the show notes). Tip: the link to our website will typically be dospod.us/e# (whatever # episode you are listening to).
How do I subscribe?
The best way to get notified when a new episode comes out is to subscribe to the podcast in a phone app. You will get a notification on your phone when a new episode comes out, and can listen to it anytime.
How do I support a podcast?
You can support a podcast by leaving a 5-star review in Apple Podcast, and/or writing a review. Visit the podcast page on your phone, and scroll to the bottom to rate and review!
You can also follow us on social media and tell your friends about the podcast!
When do you release new episodes?
Currently, we release new episodes of Discovering Our Scars podcast bi-weekly on Friday.
How do I share feedback or suggest topics for the show?
Feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth (email@example.com) with any feedback. You can also call in to the podcast to suggest topics and/or answer the question we ask at the end of the show! Voicemail number is 850.270.3308.
What podcasts do you listen to?