October 27, 2021

The Pod Pack feat. Allan Alford, Dave Bittner, Graham Cluley and Jack Rhysider

by Hacker Valley Studio

Show Notes

This week, we’re switching it up. We’ve invited a few friends and collogues to the studio to talk business. On the mics with Chris and Ron we have Dave Bittner from The CyberWire, Graham Cluley from Smashing Security, Jack Rhysider from Darknet Diaries, and our brother-in-arms, Allan Alford from The Cyber Ranch podcast. Want to see behind the scenes? This episode has you covered. Do you want to start a podcast? This is a master class. Get answers to questions that haunt all aspiring podcasters: What is good content and how do you keep coming up with it? What drives podcasters and why do they fail? Hear from seasoned veterans in this round table of podcasting wizardry.

In addition to this content, Hacker Valley has opted to donate cash to the non-profit of the guests’ choice. Please follow the links below to support these charities.

Key Takeaways:

03:12 Dave – Intro and podcasting history

04:54 Graham – Intro & podcasting history

07:08 Jack – Intro & podcasting history

09:31 Common misconceptions about podcasting

14:96 The most and least favorite part of podcasting

20:44 What does the word ‘podcast’ actually mean?

22:05 Horror stories and lessons learned

31:50 Allan Alford joins the show – Intro & podcasting history

32:50 What inspires you to podcast? What influences you?

37:19 Why being authentic is the only way

44:10 Questions from podcasters to podcasters

50:57 Realistic expectations & the drive

52:12 Stay in touch, and donate to charity!

Hacker Valley Studio: Swag | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Email Ron & Chris | Website

Dave Bittner: LinkedIn | Twitter | The Cyberwire | Donate to The Rotary Foundation

Graham Cluley: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Smashing Security | Donate to Mencap

Jack Rhysider: Twitter | LinkedIn | Darknet Diaries | Donate to EFF

Allan Alford: LinkedIn | Twitter | Cyber Ranch | Donate to Black Girls Code

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