Recorded Our First Podcast: Fanboys on Fiction

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Well, we did it.  We have two episodes in the can and plan to release even more as the year goes on.  I now have my own podcast to debut on Sunday night if all goes according to plan.  It’s all part of my many step plan to build my platform as a writer, and I couldn’t have had a better time creating it with my good friend Ryan McKinley.

Ryan is a fellow indie writer who has written two books: The Pirate Bride and The Lost Crew, both available on Amazon.  I’ve known Ryan now for about seven years, and in that time we kind of grew together as writers, inspiring each other to work very hard to build our platforms and gain more and more notoriety.

It is so easy to podcast.  All you need is Garageband, a little Samson mic, some headphones, a quiet place and a site to host the podcast.  There are many free ones out there, and I’m using  Right now we will get 15 GB of bandwidth and 500 MB of storage space.  It doesn’t sound like a lot, but with our podcasts clocking in at around 25 minutes each, they won’t take up much space.  If we want more, I can throw down the $10 per month for premium hosting, which will take care of all of our needs right now.

So what is our podcast about, you ask?  We spend the first ten to fifteen minutes discussing indie publishing issues, writing tips and will hopefully soon feature interviews with local authors and artists.  The rest of the show is devoted to fanboy discussion where we hash over topics from the sale of the Star Wars franchise to the death of Peter Parker.  Of course, we also plug our books.  We hope to do future shows from the floor of science fiction or comic book conventions, namely the Dallas Comic Convention in February.

Soon, I will provide a link to the right to the podcast so that all of you can download and listen to our crazy banter, and hopefully get some encouragement to write, write, write.  If you want to send us an e-mail to be read and answered on the show, our email address is!


Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

2 thoughts on “Recorded Our First Podcast: Fanboys on Fiction

  1. Finally, a podcast I can get in on right from the beginning! I’m so tired of finding a podcast I like and then having to go back and listen to every back episode. This time I can say I liked it BEFORE it was big. (<——–Hipster)

  2. Great, just what I need… another podcast to subscribe to… 😉

    Seriously congrats, I can’t wait to give it a listen.

    While I don’t have a podcast of my own I have contributed several segments to a few different podcasts in the last couple years, and I’m hoping to be a regular guest geek on a soon to be rebooted classic sci-fi fancast.

    It can be a lot of fun. 🙂

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