“To the Point Cybersecurity” is a podcast from Forcepoint. It has two moderators, Akira Pierce and Eric Trexler and it sounds like they do telephone interviews. When I listened to episode #20, I was delighted to hear that British voice on the other end of the phone.
Most people think of one person speaking to another person as a classic podcast. The next level of complexity is one host and two guests. A moderator can control that environment easily. In a studio, one uses hand gestures to control guests. Things get difficult when the two guests are on a telephone, but it can be accomplished.
Complexities arise when one attempts two hosts on one guest. Hard enough in the studio, but the difficulty factor rises on the phone. What can happen is the handoffs are awkward and there is no flow with the interview.
One podcast that has overcome this challenge is the “Social Pros” podcast. It has two moderators and one guest. Jay Baer of Convince and Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce have opening banter and then hand off sequentially during the interview.
For example, Jay will engage with the guest for 12 minutes and then Adam Brown will have a shot. This sequence approach makes it easy for the listener to keep track of who is asking what. Perhaps Eric and Akira should consider that option.
Couldn’t find the podcast on the home page. When I found it the show notes page was weak; no call to action, no transcript. They use the branded Libsyn player. No way to go to the next podcast on the show notes page. The podcast will need lots of tweaks to the show notes page to make it “discoverable” on Google.
|The Podcast Tune-Up #9 February 7, 2019|
|1. Title: To the Point Cybersecurity|
|2. Hosts Eric Trexler and Akira Pierce|
|3. # of episodes: 67|
|4. # of minutes per episode: around 20 minutes|
|5. Apple Podcast description – 20 – looks like an after thought|
|6. Apple Podcast ratings & reviews : 16|
|7. Format: 2 moderators & guest|
|8. Open bumper? Yes 15 seconds Close bumper? Yes 18 seconds|
|9. Pre, Mid, Post roll reads? none|
|10. Twitter handle: none|
|11. Quality of audio – excellent|
|12. Show Notes URL – https://www.forcepoint.com/resources/podcasts/e001-welcome-point-cybersecurity-podcast|
|13. Hubspot Website Grader for show notes page: 92 – needs minor performance and SEO work – https://website.grader.com/|
|14. Show notes: barebone images|
|15. Show notes: none|
|16. Show notes: Link to guest site? guest works for company|