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June 13, 2017

Hello guys! Apologies yet again for being so quiet over here.
Rest assured I’ve not been being quiet in general, in fact, I’ve possibly been noisier than ever, because I’ve made a podcast!

This is something that I have been wanting to do for literally YEARS – like about three of them at least.
I really enjoy listening to podcasts, and find them such a great way to consume information, to be inspired and to learn new things, all while doing other stuff, like hanging out the washing, or driving the car, or cooking tea.
More and more of the information I consume now is audio, rather than written, and I am sure I am not alone in feeling like it’s a pretty big ask to sit down and actually read a whole blog post. With social media and it’s constant demands, our attention spans have shrunk, and I know that I am guilty of never really sitting and reading big chunks of text anymore.

So why did I wait so long?
Because I was terrified.
Terrified of the technology, all the new bits of software and equipment to learn how to use, and I think also terrified of putting myself out there in a new and different way.
And because of that, I put it off, and put it off.
Until last month I decided enough was enough, and still without having mastered the technology, or even really finalised a name for it, I e-mailed 12 of my heroes to see if they would be my first interviewees for my yet to be created podcast.
I knew that this was the only way I was going to be able to force myself to tackle my fears, and to take action to move me forwards.

When people started to reply saying “Yes” I was part pleased, part scared to death – as I put the first dates for calls in my diary, I knew that now it was a real thing, that there was no going back, and that I was going to need a crash course on how to record and edit interviews – thank goodness for You Tube!

So now The Making Good Podcast is here, and I’m chuffed to bits, and podcasting is my new favourite thing!
There are seven episodes live at the moment, including interviews with Sara Venn from Incredible Edible Bristol, Chris Hellawell from The Edinburgh Tool Library, and Saascha Celestial-One one of the co-founders of the food sharing app Olio.
The other episodes are solo episodes from me sharing tools, tips and techniques for anyone wanting to make good stuff happen in their community, with their social enterprise, or with their ethical business.
Already the guests I’ve had on have shared some amazing stories, and I really do think it’s truly inspirational stuff.

So please do check it out! Have a listen, and let me know what you think.
It’s not perfect, it’s not as professional as some podcasts out there, but it’s done, and it’s out there, and I hope it’s inspiring to this about the good stuff they could make happen.

If you enjoy it, please do consider subscribing via i-tunes, and leaving a review and rating – the more reviews I can get, the more chance I have of getting into i-tunes coveted “New and Noteworthy” section, and the more people it will reach.
I feel like the world needs all the help it can get right now, and this is one of my little ways of helping.

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  • Reply Chris June 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Well done, but being older I prefer the written word . I don’t even have a sound card in my desktop or speakers, so please keep the blog going as well

  • Reply kaydeerouge June 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I think your new podcast is just great, Jen. I’ve just left an iTunes review, and I hope/expect you’ll get lots more enthusiastic reviews soon to help spread the word. Definitely a podcast to subscribe to!

    • Reply Jen June 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Oh wow, thank you so much!

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