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Do you have to live in a large city if you want to make a successful local podcast?
If that question is on your mind, listen to this episode.
Lee Ball has an important perspective on local podcasting. His community is a small town in the UK called Ramsbottom, and he’s been telling the stories of his community for two years.
In the first half of the conversation, Lee Ball explains:
Why his name sometimes appears to be Lee Nukes?
Why Ramsbottom is named Ramsbottom
Why Ramsbottom is called “Rammy”
Where in the world is Ramsbottom? (A geography lesson)
Why Lee Ball decided to start a local podcast for Ramsbottom?
What it is like podcasting for a very small town
What those “smart motorways” are
Lee’s perspective on talking about controversial topics in his local podcast
In the second half of the conversation, Lee Ball answers these questions:
Who is the target audience for This is Rammy?
What was Lee Ball’s experience using Facebook ads to promote his local podcast?
Which podcast media host does he use: Libsyn or Blubrry?
What are Lee’s plans for the future of This is Rammy
What has been his experience with podcast sponsorships?
What is better than making money with a local podcast?
What tech does Lee use to record, edit, and publish his podcast?
To script or not to script? Lee answers that question for himself
What did Lee Ball learned from Daniel J. Lewis?
What is Lee’s typical, weekly process for preparing This is Rammy?
What insights and advice does he have for YOU when you’re ready to start your own local podcast?