Iszi Lawrence is an international stand up comedian from Reading, England, a longtime podcaster and happily for us - today’s Podcast Diva.
Podcasting since 2008 with Sundays Supplement – a comedy podcast where Iszi and co-host Simon Dunn review the Sunday Newspaper Supplements, Iszi launched The Z List Dead List a podcast about obscure people from history in September 2014.
In that time Iszi has produced hundreds of episodes and shares her experience on why first and foremost you need to love your podcast, what makes a good podcast, tips and advice for doing this and much more in episode 16 of Podcast Divas, including:
‘You have to do stuff as well as you can for the purpose of doing it only. Then if other stuff comes out of it, brilliant, but if you’re doing it for something else and not for it’s own thing, the love wont be there. You’ll give up on it very quickly’.
‘Bore yourself rigid and look at how to do sound and editing, and this thing called multiband compression, really understand that! Because the only thing that stops me giving your podcast a listen is the sound quality’.
Do an idea that interests you – don’t worry if it interests anybody else.
Give it your all.
‘Get a co-host who does all the editing!’
Iszi’s favorite episodes
Z List Dead List:
‘There are opportunities, but the main reason I’m doing it is because I want to make a nice show. If I did it for any other reason it wouldn’t be a nice show….it is in itself a worthwhile thing to do.’
Where to find Iszi
‘If I can’t put headphones on and listen to you because I’m constantly fiddling with the volume I’m not going to listen.’
Thank you to Iszi Lawrence for being a wonderful guest and Podcast Diva and to you for listening.
If you liked the show please let Iszi know, tell your friends and leave a review on iTunes. Cheers – Kathryn x