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5 Minutes with Wichita
GENRE: Comedy | Downloads (15348) | Comments (26) | Get Podcast | Visit Site
The 6.5 Questions
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PODCASTING?
Since the first part of April of this year.
2. HOW MANY SHOWS HAVE YOU DONE?
A Little over 20.
3. HOW HAS YOUR QUALITY/PERFORMANCE CHANGED SINCE YOUR 1ST SHOW?
Well, Id like to say its improved, but Im pretty much doing it the same way I have been from the first. Ive never done this kind of thing before so its hard to tell if things are changing in content or performance. When Terry Herd at SIRIUS picked up my show for their Bluegrass channel he said “Dont change a thing. We think its prefect the way it is.” So if its working for digital radio, I’m thinking it must be OK quality-wise.
4. WHAT PODCASTS DO YOU LISTEN TO AND WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
I listen to Podcast411. I never miss it. It keeps me informed of what other podcasters are doing and what ideas are running through their minds as well as how they are actually doing their interviews, whether in person or over the net and what kind of equipment they use. All that stuff. Rob over there is just wonderful. He keeps you up to date with software that you may be interested in using, or not. Its where I learned how to get a podcast up and running. Im hoping hes going to interview the guys at LibSyn.com, there’s a great story over there about podcasting and the part they’ve played in it. Anyway, that’s my favorite.
5. TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOW AND WHO SHOULD BE LISTENING TO IT?
“5 Minutes With Wichita” is a podcast where I interview Bluegrass and Country stars, Actors and NASCAR drivers, people who are famous. And during the interviews they do and say things theyd probably never do anywhere else. For example, me and Bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs, feed a bear a marshmallow with my teeth. And in an upcoming interview one of the most famous NASCAR drivers in history, Jr. Johnson, gives me a ride in one of his cars and we go like 205 mph. Doc Watson and I sit and talk in his living room and then he dang near breaks my arm. Charlie Daniels tells me about his trip to Baghdad and I try to give him a Mohawk. Ive been interviewing some actors too. People who want to see what celebrities are really like out in the real world will like this podcast. One of the big magazine article headlines about me said “Its OK, He Knows You’re Laughing at Him” and you know what? It is true. Im having the best time with these folks and they are too and so are the people listening.
6. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I actually had my own pool cleaning business until I joined this Bluegrass band called “Van Heffer” VanHeffer.com and we do Ozzy Osborne songs Bluegrass style (the way God intended) and we travel the world performing. They just did a big documentary on us that will be out late this year or next year.
6.5 IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOUR LISTENERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU, YOUR SHOW ETC?
“5 Minutes With Wichita” is for everybody. No bad language, nothing to make you uncomfortable and nothing you’d be embarrassed for your Mom to listen to. Youll find several levels in it. Come on over, take a break, let it get weird, laugh real hard and well have a blast… for 5 minutes.