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Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Chuck Tomasi, Tee Morris

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Chapter 17

Podcasting for Passion

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Connecting with the passion of the cast

check Asking, “Why do we do it?”

check Keeping the passion alive in your own podcast

Our mission from the beginning of this book has been to fill you in on what a podcast is, demystify the technical aspects of getting your voice heard on media players around the world, and assure you that those with the drive to make their message happen can do it, with the right tools. But a podcast is empty if you don’t have that drive, that passion to get your podcast up and running and keep it running, whether the episode goes out every week, every other week, or every month. We drop that word a lot throughout the book: passion. What do we mean by podcasting with passion?

Okay, if you take the dictionary as a starting point, passion means “a keen interest in a particular subject or activity, or the object of somebody’s intense interest or enthusiasm.” You can have state-of-the-art audio equipment, hire the most engaging vocal talent, and employ the best engineers, but that isn’t what makes a podcast a podcast. The artists and creativity behind a podcast make an investment — not simply financial or physical — and collect ...

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