Today I relay a story of someone who was fired from a podcast he helped create. This is why I say you need to set your podcasting expectations IN WRITING when you have more than one host.We also talk about Stitcher (and how their rankings work), and the new Stitcher awards (see how to vote at in addition to the Stitcher awards, there are also the original podcast awards.

Special thanks to Dave Greenwalt of Leanness Lifestyle for the kind words.

He Got Fired From A Podcast He Helped Create

When you have multiple hosts of a podcast, you should get ON PAPER you expectations. This way you know what is expected. This piece of paper could have the answer to the questions like:

1. Who owns the name
2. Who owns the domain
3. How does someone quit (for example if they have a baby)
4.If someone leaves do you have to pull down episodes that they were on?
5. How will you split the money
6. Who is doing what (technical, promotion, content gathering)
7. How often you will podcast
8.What would get someone fired

You hate to plan for the worst, but you also need to plan for success (like how to split the fame and fortune). When you set your podcast expectations, you can put all of that aside and get back to what you wanted to do in the first place: talk about your favorite subject, and create killer content.

Podcast Award Season

There are now two podcasting awards this year. We have the stitcher awards and the podcast awards. You can see my podcast that you can nominate (it would be deeply appreciated). You can see my shows here

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About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
7 comments on “My Co-Host is a Jerk
  1. Ryan says:

    Great show. The update on reading totally makes sense. Paul Harvey is the perfect example of how reading a script can be effective when in the right setting. Keep up the great work.

  2. Ileane says:

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks so much for the shout out! I was in my car when I heard my name and other drivers were looking at me like I was nutz!! Hope you don’t mind if I take a copy of that clip and use it in my show one day.

    Headed over to Stitcher to cast a vote now.

    Thanks again. 🙂

  3. It is always advisable to have a lawyer look at your agreements too, as you need to protect your property rights . In recent times the laws have been updated with respect to intellectual property rights due to the popularity of digital media .The old adage of ‘better to receive absolution , than permission ‘ does not always hold true, particularly in instances of increased popularity and onset of fame.!

  4. Dave Jackson says:

    You’re right. I’ve had a few comments that say, “find a lawyer first.” Thanks for the comment. – Dave

  5. Dave Jackson says:

    Ilene, don’t go driving into a ditch. We need you!. Absolutely use that.

  6. Ryan says:

    Isn’t it great to get a shout out like that? Keep both hands on the wheel, you never know when Dave throws one your way!
    Dave, just wanted to let you know my show is now on thanks for reminding us of that resource. And thanks for all of the kind help. Gotta go place a vote on stitcher now!

  7. Dave Jackson says:

    Thanks buddy, and thanks for the audio. It will be in the next podcast (honest, I swear..).-Dave

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