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Even after 600 episodes of The Dork Forest, Jackie Kashian remains fascinated by what fascinates her podcast guests. Fresh from last week’s latest @Midnight appearance, the Conan, Maron and Last Comic Standing vet discusses her decade in digital and quietly revolutionary Nerdist Industries endeavor with Laurie Kilmartin.
You’re currently celebrating ten years in podcasting. What were the most difficult aspects of launching and expanding in those early days?
Launching was idiot-proof, because I started with Blog Talk Radio. All you had to do was call in to a number, and they recorded it for you and put it on iTunes. So the first three years of The Dork Forest were me calling into this number with guests. And granted, it was in Beta, so sometimes they would fail. And the audio quality wasn’t very good. But the hardest part, I think, was expanding to pre-recorded, which is what I did five or six years ago. I had to have equipment, and I had to have people at my house, staring across a card table. Then I had to edit it and put it up myself on Libsyn. It’s like everything: It seems insurmountable until you do it, like, three times. Then it becomes by rote. Continue reading