The Next Bad + Bitchy

Question:

Dear Ladies of Bad + Bitchy Podcast, 

I really want to see what it takes to make podcast; one that is unapologetically real and honest. How can I set about doing this for the issues I care about?

Signed, 

DIY Bitch

Answer:

Dear DIY, 

Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! We're glad you like to tune in, and guess what? It's easier than you think to start your own podcast to make your voice heard. In fact, you can do it (almost) for free! (Well, not counting the cost of emotional labour and a whole lot of hustle.) 

I'm going to start with B+B's dream, which is a shameless plug for our Patreon but the true life dream for us bitches. We'd love to grow B+B into a media company that can have lots of these little pod-babies! We definitely love having a platform to share our thoughts, but we'd love a platform to lift other voices higher even more! So, for everyone else out there besides you, lovely DIY, please support us so that this dream can come true. 

Now the good part: how do you start a bad-ass podcast that keeps our leaders honest? Start by deciding what podcasts you like to listen to, and how they're structured. Like the way B+B is discussion based? Find a few friends you can work really closely and honestly with, start a Google Doc, and get talking. Maybe you're more of a One Feminist Show, and you want to be scripted, with focused content. Perhaps Lisa Ling is your she-ro, and you've got a hell of an interview technique. Choose someone each week to ask your questions to, and build the content from there. 

Next, you need equipment. You can go as low budget or high budget as you want. Your iPhone comes with a voice recorder on it. Take a deep breath, hit that red button, and go. Use online software to edit your content (some of it is even free). For an investment of a few hundred dollars, you can get a good mic and editing software, and DIY at home. Finally, for a bit more money, you can look at renting podcast studios in your hometown and getting really professional. 

Bad + Bitchy was created from a Facebook message stream based on hot takes and angry rants. One day we just recorded it, instead of writing it. Our financial investment was minimal, but our time investment was huge. Did it pay off? Absolutely. A year later, we're bigger, bitchier, and more bad-ass than we ever imagined. 

In the end, all you really need is some great content, a quiet room, a recorder, and some hustle. 

If you make it happen- get in touch! We want to hear everything you create.