Laughing at Ourselves with Charles Austin

Audience

Nov 16 2023 • 35 mins

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks to Charles Austin about the comedy podcast, Episode One.

Episode One is a satirical podcast that started out as just a funny passion project for three friends. After a while, they realized that they had an idea that could possibly take off. E1 is a podcast starring Andrew, Branson, and Charles. Each episode is the first—and only—episode of a failed podcast that never existed. Today, Stuart and Charles talk about what it takes to make a funny podcast while staying genuine. They also talk about when to delegate tasks, when to crowdsource ideas, and when to collaborate.

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Today you’ll learn about:

  • How Charles’ background in music helps him with podcasting
  • The importance of having fun and making each other laugh
  • Developing an internal idea of what’s funny
  • Not boxing yourself in
  • Audiences have a massive demand for a large amount of content
  • Staying in character and being genuine
  • The talents of each host and what they bring to E1
  • How they come up with topics and episodes
  • Delegation and collaboration among multiple hosts
  • What is passion burnout and gauging your passion for your podcast

Resources/Links:

Episode One Podcast: https://www.e1pod.com/about

Solipse Linktree: https://linktr.ee/solipse

Castos Academy: https://academy.castos.com/

Castos, private podcast: https://academy.castos.com/privatepodcast/

Castos, website: https://castos.com/

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