Saturday, March 18, 2017

Podcast ponderings
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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Every week for more than two years I have recorded and shared My 1-2-3 Cents the Podcast on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network and iTunes. Many of those shows have a guest related to the world of professional wrestling. Sometimes it's just me rambling about the latest in the world of sports entertainment. And other times Chad joins me to talk more about the business.

The market is saturated with wrestling related shows. When I started in late 2014 I don't feel like there were as many former wrestlers (or personalities) doing shows. Recently there's been a huge surge in this and I wonder more often than not what this uptick means for small shows like My 1-2-3 Cents.

Conrad & Bruce Something to Wrestle With
Courtesy: MLW Radio
Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, for example, has millions of listeners. I just crunched the numbers for 2017 and in the first 11 weeks of the year, My 1-2-3 Cents is averaging 80 listeners per show. Episodes with indy wrestlers typically do better because they share the podcast on their social media accounts.

Two-time My 1-2-3 Cents guest Jeff Jarrett
I enjoy doing a wrestling-themed show but wonder if the genre has too much coverage, especially by experts in the field. I firmly believe podcasting is the wave of the future and allows everyday people to have a voice. I know I should be more excited about the fact that 80 people on average give a damn about what I have to say instead of thinking ONLY 80 people listen. Plus I've had a chance to meet (in person and/or on the phone) many greats in wrestling.

Friends, what can I do to boost my audience? I'd love your 1-2-3 Cents on the subject. Thanks for reading and listening to the show. 

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