Thu, 11 September 2014
Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting
Ty Hildenbrandt, host of the college football podcast The Solid Verbal, chats with Ryan on the show. The Solid Verbal is an independent, bi-weekly college football podcast hosted by Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Ty joined Ryan remotely from his studio in in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The show is a 7 year old podcast, and pioneering in the podcasting world. It’s one of the most popular independently produced podcast on the web.
Ryan and Ty spend the first few minutes re-living Ty and and Dan’s infamous conversation with football coach Houston Nutt. Ty also describes the process of hosting a bi-weekly show, and getting through the "tire fire" of college football Saturdays, to produce their shows.
Ty details how The Solid Verbal broke into the sports media world, gaining the respect from journalists to fan sites to fans. He also dives into how the show was previously was part of Bill Simmons' Grantland Network.
Ty and Dan have developed a strong online community and also have a phone number for fans to call during the games on Saturdays. Ryan left a call on the hotline this weekend, when he was in Nashville for the Vanderbilt/Ole Miss game. They also talk about Derek Mason + Vanderbilt football at the end.
In this episode you'll learn:
· How the Solid Verbal launched
· How to create and produce your own podcast
· How to pursue a passion project while keeping your day job
· How Solid Verbal partnered with Bill Simmons’ Grantland network
· How to grow a tone of voice for your podcast
· How to start slow and grow your audience
· How to involve your community into your show