Over the weekend I taped Episode 2 of The JC Cassis Show, my new podcast. In it, I interviewed my awesome and hilarious friend, Carl Arnheiter, creator and host of Inside Joke, the hugely popular New York comedy show, and writer/performer of various wonderful things. We had an awesome and hilarious conversation about our awkward childhoods, crazy people, and guidos in ponds. Take a listen here:
It took a week of wrestling with internet social media technology I don’t know, but finally, FINALLY I put the pieces together and figured out how to get the damn podcast on iTunes. Holy crap, it’s SO hard if you don’t know what you’re doing and you haven’t done it before. I just kept soldiering on and FINALLY got it to work. And now that I know how the hell it works, it’s not so bad.
I am SO EXCITED to have it out, and I am SO EXCITED for future shows! I already have some great guests lined up and I can’t wait to find more people to have on the show who will have funny, interesting conversations with me that fans will love listening to. The first episode with Dan Freeman is really interesting and full of laughs, so definitely check it out. If you listen on iTunes, please rate the podcast and write me a quick review!
And for those of you who want to know how I did it and how you can to, here’s how to put a podcast on iTunes in plain English:
1. Record the podcast. Upload it to a publicly accessible website. (You will need to have a website of your own and hosting, or a friend who’s willing to host it on his/her website. I used Adobe Dreamweaver and my website for this.)
2. Follow the instructions here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html by copying the sample code on that site and pasting it into the code side of an xml page in Dreamweaver. Delete the example info and replace it with your info for the podcast (title, author, etc), making sure not to disturb any of the actual html.
3. Go into the iTunes store podcast page, click “Submit a Podcast,” and submit the url of the xml page. If you’ve done everything right, you should be done. If you haven’t, iTunes will tell you what to fix. Then your podcast will be approved and available in the store in under 12-24 hours.
So there you have it! It just took me so long because I didn’t understand what any of that stuff was. Now that I do, it’s not so bad!