Bob Ross: Finding inspiration from Different Mediums

Bob Ross: Finding inspiration from Different Mediums
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Bob Ross: Finding inspiration from Different Mediums
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Episode February 10, 2022 00:20:35

Hosted By

Matt Medeiros Stuart Barefoot

Show Notes

What can a soft-spoken painter teach us about podcasting?

In this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks about what we can learn from painting legend Bob Ross. While this beloved artist may have passed away nearly thirty years ago, he is still in the heads and hearts of many people today. 

Stuart talks with Doug Blandy, professor emeritus at the University of Oregon, who has done a lot of work around Bob Ross and his legacy. From books to documentaries, Doug is a Bob Ross expert. Stuart and Doug offer up five lessons that Bob Ross has taught us, which transcend from painting to podcasting.

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Today you’ll learn about:

  • Looking outside our medium for inspiration
  • It’s the presentation that matters
  • Creating a workflow
    • Knowing your subject matter: research, practice, experience, and scripts
    • Giving you and your team time to breathe and create (and avoid burnout)
  • Leveraging a medium
    • Building your brand through a medium
  • Nailing down a format
    • Understand what your podcast is and what it isn’t
  • Being genuine
  • Sharing knowledge

 

Resources/Links:

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Clouds-Trees-Ross-Phenomenon/dp/1617039950 

WTF with Marc Maron: https://www.wtfpod.com/ 

Serial: https://serialpodcast.org/ 

Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling by Eric Nuzum: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Noise-Creators-Podcasting-Storytelling/dp/1523504552 

Castos Academy: https://academy.castos.com/ 

Castos, private podcast: https://academy.castos.com/private/ 

Castos, website: Castos.com/

Castos, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/castos  

Clubhouse video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8729ZpWpmIw 

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