CREATING HAUNTED PODCAST Danny Robins PT1 PODCAST PRODUCER TIPS with Neil Mossey 008

CREATING HAUNTED PODCAST Danny Robins PT1 PODCAST PRODUCER TIPS with Neil Mossey 008


Hello this is the Podcast Producers Podcast
with me Neil Mossey – thanks for clicking on this. It’s a place where podcast producers share
their tips and experiences so that anyone can start a podcast and keep it going. I honestly thought when I started this that
I would put a lot more of myself in it. And now we’re this number of episodes in
and I still feel like I need to get to the guest as quickly as possible. For the next few episodes we’re going to be
talking with Danny Robbins who is a comedy writer, playwright, and journalist. But he’s also created 2 hit podcasts. There’s the Haunted Podcast for Panoply and
Folsom Untold: which is the story of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison gigs. He made that for Audible, and one of the reasons
I really wanted to talk to Danny was just to ask him what was it like making podcasts
for another company… where they’re possibly funding for higher production values and even
a bigger audience. I’m Danny Robbins and I have spent most of
my life writing and also performing but mainly writing comedy. I found myself at a certain point presenting
things and presenting some documentaries on BBC 3 and doing stuff for like things like
Newsnight and the Culture Show on BBC 2 and bizarrely at one point presenting travel programs
as well doing that Travel journalism. So I’ve kind of done a few things over the
years but comedy has been the kind of the mainstay and a lot of that has been radio,
you know, made a lot of things for Radio 4 over the years and written sketch shows and
sitcoms. I’ve been sort of radio through and through
for many many years really. It’s how I started – I started out writing
topical sketches for the radio. I got a foot in the door at the BBC and then
the kind of comedy world in general and I’ve gone on and like co-created Rudy’s Rare Records
with Lenny Henry and created a show called The Cold Swedish Winter which is on now, which
is about a man who moves to Sweden. And is totally based on my life of marrying
a Swedish woman. And so yeah I mean so obviously podcasts and
radio are siblings they’re not exactly the same thing. They are siblings and and very close to each
other and I think anybody making radio now has to be looking to the podcast world you
know. I love listening to podcasts and before I
kind of really got into making them myself I was listening to a lot of them and getting
very hooked on some of the ones that draw you in like “Serial” and “Up And Vanished”
and shows that draw you in, to a kind of box set style kind of addictive quality. I had an idea that felt like it it grew quite
organically out of something else I was writing. I was writing a play which featured a relationship
between two people. One of whom believed in ghosts some one of
whom didn’t, and I was kind of interested in the effect that had on their relationship
and I just took to social media to ask if anybody I knew had seen a ghost. And I got this huge response of people who
said they’ve seen a ghost, and I was fascinated about it because it still feels to me like
one of the last taboos of talking about have you seen a ghost or not and and it changes
the way you view people. So I started to collect these stories and
then asked the people who were telling them to me whether I could actually go and meet
them and interview them and and this kind of grew into the podcast and it felt like
it wasn’t a radio series it didn’t feel that something that Radio 4 would go for, and and
it didn’t feel TV either in a way I guess, because I wanted that intimacy of the audio
medium and I didn’t want these people to be kind of judged by looking at them. I just wanted to I just wanted to hear their
story and and that grew into this podcast called “Haunted” which I made last year
and and it became you know pretty popular I guess. And so that kind of set me off down the podcast
world I guess. And now I find myself with ideas saying you
know “is that a radio idea, is it a podcast idea?” That’s Danny Robins and this is the Podcast
Producers Podcast with me Neil Mossey. It’s a place where podcast producers share
their tips and experiences so that everyone can start a podcast and keep going. There’s details of how to subscribe in the
description and thanks so much for getting to this point in the podcast. And thanks again to Danny. The links to him and his podcasts are in the
description and if you’ve got this far into the podcast it’s really good to have you here
why not give me a thumbs up or a comment or tweet me would be lovely to hear from you. And there’s also details in the description
for where you can find the next episode. Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers
just click on his face thanks bye!

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