A few years ago, I pulled together a collection of stories called “The Shape of College”. Volunteers shared their perspectives on the college experience as well as certain application essays. The idea was to paint a more nuanced picture of how high school students move beyond the college admissions process.
My favorite podcasts—Seth Godin, 80,000 Hours, Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, and Tyler Cowen—tend to have more famous, older guests. When I caught up with James around the end of 2020, we both had independently concluded a podcast discussing early career moves with interesting young professionals would be uniquely valuable.
It was surprisingly easy to set everything up:
- I designed a logo in Figma.
- I bought the YupAndComing domain (only paid thing, $12).
- I created a website with GitHub Pages.
- I scheduled a few interviews to be recorded with Zencastr.
- I composed a little jingle on Flat.io.
- I stitched the audio together with Audacity.
- I exported and uploaded mp3 file to the Internet Archive.
- I generated an RSS feed with a Jekyll layout template.
- I submitted the RSS link to major podcasting platforms.
Perhaps the most difficult, time-consuming parts happened last Sunday when it was time to start recording. First, I made a fully enclosed sound studio (blanket fort) so my Macbook’s mic wouldn’t pick up too much echo from the walls.
Then, at our precisely-scheduled 11am start, my block’s electricity went out! So we hopped on a phone call and each recorded locally.
Request more fun stories, submit feedback, and ask questions for the show at YupAndComing.com! You can also find links to your favorite podcast platform there, or subscribe to new episodes with your email. Approval for Google and iTunes should go through within the next few days, and we’re excited to have more episodes coming very soon!