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Talking Podcasting with Andrew Allemann

Yesterday, I spent a delightful hour talking with Andrew Allemann, founder of I’d like to share some of the highlights of our discussion.

Andrew identified a much-needed service. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent searching for podcasts that were still on the air–we’ll just leave it at frustrating countless hours! When I would find a podcast that I would like to be a guest on, I would carefully craft my pitch and send an email. In the majority of the times, I would receive no answer from the host or a response that confirmed my suspicion that the podcast was no longer active.

Andrew is a blogger and podcaster. As he discusses in this interview, he started because he was tapping out his Rolodex of connections and began searching for a new set of guests to interview. He spent that same amount of time I have and then decided to create this service. I joined up and then asked Andrew to join me on All Things Creative.

I found out some exciting information from Andrew. First, I found out my audience is quite exceptional. Many of my podcasts have been downloaded from 2500-3000 times–meaning I have that amount of listeners! He provided that the median number of listeners falls in the 200-300 range. Art Chat/All Things Creative ranks in the top 20% when it comes to the number of listeners. If that isn’t awesome enough, consider this perspective. If you could get the number of your listeners (so, let’s roughly say 2500 of you) all sitting in one room for a presentation, would you be excited about that? You bet you would!

With that in mind and knowing some folks just aren’t interested in organizing a podcast every week or month, let me ask you this. If you could talk about your book, art, maybe your a voracious reader who would like to talk about the books you are reading, or whatever your passion is, wouldn’t be awesome to be able to share that with an average of 200-300 people? Well–then maybe you should become a guest on the right podcast. can help you get linked up with those appropriate shows!

Now, as I noted above, I have joined at the premium level. When listening to the show, you’ll hear Andrew and I talk about building the art side of this business. So, I’m encouraging my fellow authors, artists, friends with a passion, readers–anyone with an interest to listen, guest or become a podcaster–to sign up for this great service. has three entry levels: free, basic ($9/month) and premium ($29/month). Click here to join:

As I said, you can join for free: Click here (You will receive a newsletter with featured guests, but more importantly if you love to listen to podcasts, you will be introduced to shows that you may not have heard of before! Awesome!)

What does $9 a month get you? (This is for those who want to be a guest. You will get a listing which you can check out here.)

Your own online “one-pager”
Profile listed in expert guest directory
Mobile-friendly profile
Simple profile URL you can share with others
Podcasters contact you directly through your profile
Link to 1 website
Listed in one category
Profile visible in the expert directory


Want to start podcasting and be a guest? Then I recommend that you join at the premium level for $29/month. With this package you get the following services:

The basic package PLUS:
Link to up to 3 websites
Listed in 2 categories
Profile featured above non-Premium profiles
Booking accelerator: Your profile featured in the newsletter on a rotating basis sent to 3,000 people!!


You can unsubscribe from the service at any time, so why not give it a try? Click here to join today! Help Andrew build a virtual Rolodex of artistic experts today!

Here’s the podcast which contains some excellent advice for being a guest and a podcaster. You can listen or watch the video. The video on youtube “introduces” you to the site, so you may want to watch this episode versus just listening.

Thanks for all your support and taking time to listen! Questions? Email me at lfisler(at)lindafisler[dot]comĀ  (remove the words at and dot and put the symbols.)

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