Journal

In my Journal I enjoy sharing thoughts on the progress of my project and offer some insight to the technical portion of the podcast.

JRP Update:  #BeBraver

JRP Update: #BeBraver

It's been a while since I shared a journal update on the podcast project. There are a number of issues in motion that I am happy to share with you. I am learning to be braver. I am learning to have more self-confidence. I find that when I get out of my comfort zone...

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Podcast Development, Thoughts for 2019

Podcast Development, Thoughts for 2019

So much is happening with my project since the political season ended. I learned so much during September and October simply getting this podcast project off the ground, interviewing guests and much more. I couldn't be more pleased with how everything went right out...

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John Riley Project: Phase 2 Underway

As election season winds down, this offers a natural break point to assess what I have learned and plan for the future.  When I got this project started I knew a long form, talk show format with local political candidates would be a great place to start.  They need to...

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Guests are Contacting Me for Bookings

This project is really starting to roll.  Now that I have a handful of podcast conversations under my belt, I am getting booking requests from many more local political candidates.  It's nice when people are contacting you rather than the other way around.  I have 3...

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Momentum

I now have 2 podcast interviews under my belt.  Content is posted, podcasts are being downloaded, YouTube videos are getting views.  Things are happening.  I am very pleased where I am with this project considering just 2 months ago this was only an idea in my head. I...

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It’s Official. We’re Rolling!

The first episode is now posted.  We're official now.  It's no longer something I am talking about.  It's real. It took a while to feel comfortable with Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere.  It took a while to figure out dedicated hosting, hooking up with Apple...

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It’s Bumpy at First

On August 20th we did our first podcast interview and I learned so much.  This is a good thing. My guest was David Wallace from 5th Avenue Energy and we explored sustainable energy, electric vehicles, Elon Musk, guys installing solar and so much more.  Fascinating...

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Booking My First Guest

My goal in launching this project is to learn new things, meet new people and enjoy great conversations.  It's a project I am doing for myself.  It's an outlet for my creativity.  Ultimately it's about exploring big ideas with interesting individuals that have a story...

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Getting the Studio Setup

Getting the Studio Setup

Amazon delivered all of the technology and now I had to figure it all out. Setting up the microphones, CloudLifter preamp and the Mackie mixer was straight forward for me.  I spent plenty of time in my previous life as a glorified garage band rock star, so I was...

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Taking the First Step

When you decide to start your own podcast, where do you begin?  Show ideas, guests, studio, technology, the podcast ecosystem and even questioning my own guts all swirled around in my noggin.  I figured I would start small and gradually improve it over time. I see...

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How This Whole Thing Started

I was commenting with my friends recently that I rarely watch regular TV anymore.  With the exception of live sporting events, is there anything I really find worthy on TV?  Cable news stations have turned into raging nonsense.  Other than my enjoyment of Seinfeld...

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