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What makes Legally Clueless so damn good?
A secret sauce called purpose
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Hello pod buddies,
Did you know this is the 6th issue of TPC? Time flies when you’re making and listening to podcasts. 🎉
Thank you again to everyone that responded to my “And I thank you” emailer. So far Linkedin is leading that poll.
August is Women’s Month in South Africa and in this issue we go behind the scenes of Legally Clueless with Adelle Onyango who has built a thriving business out of her podcast. BTW Adelle was selected as one of 2017's BBC100 Women and one of OkayAfrica's Top Women of 2018.
Also in this newsy,
😎 Launch your podcast with confidence
😲 New tech and tools
🤗 How to make your intro even better [VIDEO]
🤩 The first Podcast Catalyst Spark event +++
📢 Under The Hood Of Legally Clueless
Say hello to Adelle Onyango, founder of Legally Clueless Africa.
Adelle started her podcast, Legally Clueless in 2019. That same year, she was one of only two Kenyans included in the Africa Youth Awards' 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2019.
Born in Botswana, Adelle studied journalism and psychology at United States International University Africa, where she specialized in public relations.
I asked Adelle about the microphone she first used to start her podcast; what being syndicated to Trace East Africa entails; when she realised she had a business on her hands; and of course, what she is currently listening to.
😎 Launch Your Podcast With Confidence
The Step-by-step guide to launching your podcast is here! Learn how to create your own high quality podcast over a period of four Saturdays at the Media Academy Campus in the heart of Melville, Johannesburg. Everything you need to know from content, technical skills and distribution. You’ll be ready to launch, your own podcast as soon as you can record it!
All Podcast Catalyst subscribers (that’s you) qualify for a massive R1000 discount when using the voucher code: Podcast101
🤗 How to make your intro even better
Where should your CTA go? How impactful is imaging? And what exactly makes a good podcast introduction? I sat down with Paulo Dias, Nicole Engelbrecht and Terence Mentor to discuss all of this and more.
😲 Tech and Tools
I might be in love. The Nomono Sound Capsule caught my attention in 2022 and won the 2023 SXSW Innovation Award in Audio. Manufactured in Jaren, Norway, Robert in their PR team says distribution to Africa is not currently on the cards. I still think you should know about this incredible gadget. See it here.
While we are on the subject of things that make the content creation process easier, one of my fav’s for remote recording is Riverside.FM
I’ve used it to capture high quality audio AND video interviews for Formula for Success, The Expansive and Some Assembly Required. Just last month they introduced a new featured called Magic Clips. The new AI tool clips your long form video recording into short form videos in just the click of a button, saving you tons of time when making videos for TikTok, Instagram or YouTube Shorts. ( previously I used Opus Clips for this) You can add or remove captions, change orientations and even add an image or colour background. It is well worth checking out!
Podcasts are coming to TikTok! But we’ve known this for sometime already. Back in October 2022, podcast hosting company Audiomeans told Podnews that it spotted a new bot scraping their feeds. They tracked the bot back to TikTok. More recently some podcasters have received notifications (like the one below) with details of how to add podcast feeds to TikTok via RSS. Do you use TikTok for your podcast?
🤩 The Podcast Catalyst Spark event
We are gearing up for our first meet and mingle event, an opportunity to Spark new connections and conversations and I want you to be there.
Where: Latitude ApartHotels, Cape Town 🥂
When: either October or November.
Time: Good question. Cast your vote here now!
📣News you might have missed
Black Podcasting Awards (BPAwards), the largest global awards program for Black podcasters, announced Erica Cobb, co-host of 'Daily Blast Live' and the acclaimed host of the 2023 NAACP Image Awards-nominated podcast 'Comeback with Erica Cobb,' as its trailblazing inaugural lead judge.
Joining Erica Cobb at the judges' table are veteran online broadcaster Dr. Vibe™, Nigerian podcaster Osakpolor Aiguobasinmwin, Podcasters Unlimited CEO Denese Duran Longsworth, content creator Lloyd George, and award-winning podcasters Krystal Hill and Dominic Lawson.
Submissions for the 2024 edition of The Ambies - the Awards for Excellence in Audio - are open.
> Early bird pricing (August 1 – September 15, 2023): $150 for members and $200 for non-members
> Regular submissions (September 16 – November 17, 2023) $200 for members and $250 for non-members.
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Bonus joke: How many podcasters does it take to change a light bulb?
One. But to fully understand why, we have to first travel back in time to the year 1880... 😉😂