Starting a Podcast…on How I Started a YouTube Channel

First 3 episodes go live on Monday!

Ok. So there’s a bit more it it than the title may suggest.

The Talk With History podcast is a history based podcast that talks about how the past continues to impact society today and what it takes to produce a successful history based YouTube channel.

Ep05: Lucille Ball – Her life, hometown, and the museum everyone should visit Talk With History

This week we talk about the "First Lady of Comedy", Lucille Ball. Did you know she was the first leading woman to be pregnant on an American TV show? Or did you know that the I Love Lucy show was the FIRST TV show to use film?Many people only know her for the I Love Lucy show, but she was SO MUCH MORE. She was an innovator of her time in what she did as a woman on television, in the film industry, and for women at large. She and Desi Arnaz accomplished many "firsts" in the film industry and her influence continues to be felt today with many modern comedians crediting her as inspiration.Lucille Ball Hometown Virtual Tour and History of Her LifeFor more visit us at: talkwithhistory.comWant to have a question featured on our next podcast? We will be leading off each of our shows with a 5-star question of the week!!! Leave us a review and ask us your questions!!We look forward to hearing and interacting with you all and we'll talk soon!
  1. Ep05: Lucille Ball – Her life, hometown, and the museum everyone should visit
  2. Ep04: Jimmy Stewart – Visiting his hometown and the Jimmy Stewart Museum
  3. Ep03: Bob Hope – Married to two women at the same time…and our Family ties
  4. Ep02: How should controversial historical figures be taught?
  5. Ep01: A History Based YouTube Journey and Introduction to Talk With History

My wife and I started the Walk With History YouTube channel back at the end of February and we have been floored at the community that has grown around us.

Even more surprising we were able to monetize in barely 4 months!

To be honest…our 10th video on that channel got “picked up by the algorithm” and that got us to the required 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time required. It took me a little while to get in to the YouTube partner program so we have only technically been monetized since July/August timeframe.

Why Start a Podcast?

I was listening to the YouTube Creator’s Hub Podcast a couple weeks ago and Dusty Porter, the host, had a guest on that is big in the podcast industry and he was talking about how those who run a YouTube channel already have everything it takes to podcast.

They understand audio, storytelling, and the digital medium. And it’s a lot less work to produce a 20-30 minute podcast than it is to make a good video of the same length. (trust me…as someone who makes 12-15 minute videos every week…podcasting is WAY easier)

So this podcast fit right in line with what we are trying to do with the Walk With History YouTube channel…but in a different medium.

  • We have already done the research (as our podcasts will be in depth looks at our videos)
  • Barrier to entry is VERY low for podcasting
  • Audio is the focus…which I’d say is a bit easier than video
  • Podcasting is only going to grow and not even close to saturated right now

Pretty exciting huh?

Curious on how to start a Podcast or YouTube channel?

Drop me a comment below! I’d be excited to write more about everything I have learned. šŸ˜

Oh yeah…and you can find our Talk With History Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and everywhere else!!

Sponsored by Uppbeat!!!

Remember how I wrote about this brand new music service (Uppbeat) that has royalty music for places like YouTube? Well one of the things I wrote there was that I had applied for their sponsorship program to see if I could get a free year of premium from them.

Well to my great surprise they said yes! They agreed to give me a year of Premium if I made a video talking about the service. I actually had some fun making this video…even though I think it could have been 3 minutes vice 5 min (they required 5 minutes).

I guess you never know what you will get unless you ask!

So far, it’s a pretty great site for what you can get for free and for how inexpensive the premium price is.

I’ve found that their way of keeping copyright strikes off a video doesn’t work smoothly just yet…but if you dispute it, it gets cleared pretty quickly. (I can tell they’re sprinting to smooth things out and add features right now)

They haven’t approved my affiliate request with them yet. But you should check them out anyways…especially if you are always on the hunt for royalty free music for videos.

I wish this site had been around when I started my YouTube channel a couple years back…would have saved me hours of searching for good, free music.

Uppbeat.io

The New Peter McKinnon

I love the internet sometimes…

Sam Newton…is brilliant. šŸ˜‚

Peter McKinnon actually watched this video and loved it so much he made his own reaction video to it…

If you follow Peter, or YouTubers like him, then you should ABSOLUTELY go and subscribe to Sam Newton. I would describe his as a sort of Jon Stewart of YouTubers…a YouTuber poking fun at the clichĆ©s of being a YouTuber. However, his skill level with his videos and storytelling is easily on par with the big names.

Check out Sam Newton here…you’ll be happy you did.

A Celebration of Life

This was not an easy video to make…but it was important.

My father-in-law passed away a little over a year ago and I avoided making this video for quite a while.

Emotional stuff like this is NOT my strong suit…but this was a way for me to process what I am going through. I also hope that it’s an appropriate way for me to say thank you to my wife’s father.

One of the things I have found about making vlogs is that, in some odd way, talking to the camera helps me process. I tend to internalize my emotions…which can work against me…but I have found that if I talk about them that it helps immensely.

Even if I’m just talking to a camera.

This video is a celebration of life in tribute to Larry Mitchell Sr.