I also tried a video podcast, of sorts, when I posted a video every day for an entire year on YouTube. While I did manage to upload 365 videos that year, things got pretty boring towards the end when I simply would forget to record things throughout the day or have absolutely nothing exciting or funny to talk about. Strike 2.
But earlier this year I gave some hard thought to trying an audio podcast again. Right away, I knew I couldn't do a sports podcast. The market is so saturated with guys who want to analyze last night's game or talk about fantasy football sleepers that you have to already have a well-established fan base or be part of a bigger entity (ESPN, CBS Sports, etc.) to even get off the ground. A nobody like me can't just pick up and launch a sports podcast and expect to get anywhere.
Sure, a sports podcast with the guys would be a ton of fun to sit down and record on a regular basis, but instead I gave some thought to the kind of podcast / information I felt that I needed. Something that I would appreciate and take to heart, rather than just half listen to at work. So that led me to think, 'What might someone in my age range / phase of life be interested in hearing?'
I am in the "young husband/father" phase of my life, and it can be a difficult place to be at times. You find yourself wearing lots of hats that all deserve high priority, but it's hard keeping them all on your head at times. But you know who might be able to help? Other guys who have already gone through this phase of life and can offer up help or solutions. BOOM! That's it!
A simple description of this podcast could be "Men Teaching Men." Sitting down and talking to guys to get their tips, advice, stories and life lessons to then passing them along to you, the listener. I'll be (selfishly?) covering topics and questions I want answers to, and also taking input from listeners.
After all that, I'm excited to announce that the Man Card University podcast will be launching on Soundcloud and iTunes on Monday, July 11th! We're also already up and running on Twitter, Facebook and our blog!
I'll post things about the podcast here and there, but everything you want/need to know about it will be in those locations. I hope you stuck with me through this post, and I hope you'll stick with me into the podcast realm as well!