We have threads here for pimping our podcast and talking about what is ON a podcast, but we have very little about actually making them. So....let's have one!
I have to start by saying that when CGS started, I didn't think about making a podcast, mostly because in the early days EVERYONE on the board was. I often say that it was like the Velvet Underground album - everyone who listened to that, started a band. I didn't want to be a part of the crowd.
Then, in 2009, my pal who had owned two comic shops and I started kicking around the idea, and when we started ours, we wanted to do something different, so we started talking about comics from the retailer's perspective. Then, as we went on, I started a solo podcast to talk about things in more detail...then people asked me to interview them and so on and so on.
Peter Rios has done a few podcasts on starting a podcast, but...
Let's talk nuts and bolts. How much show prep do you do? How do you invite guests? What are you looking to accomplish? Why even DO the damn things?