How did you get started?
NerdAbsurd started in September 2012 with some friends who met at the Dallas Makerspace. The podcast began with four members and was based on science, technology, and cultural topics from the standpoint of semi-hip 20-somethings. Now, two years later, half of us are in our 30’s, and we still stand by our motto: Not in enough for the in crowd, not out enough for the out crowd. We are NerdAbsurd.
How do you pick topics?
We originally started picking topics based on whatever was in the news. We tried to select one topic and stick to it for each episode. As we neared the 100th podcast mark, we knew that we couldn’t sustain that kind of narrow discussion. It was time to begin including more guests. You can learn more about our guest interviews here. We’re super proud of the folks we’ve had on the show, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more people who have unique and interesting views!
How often do you record?
We try to meet every Wednesday night and record 1-2 podcasts. Our podcasts usually last about an hour each. We release podcasts about 2-3 weeks after recording, and all of our podcasts “go live” on Wednesday morning.
Do you make any money doing the podcast?
Nope. In fact, we’ve all put money into the podcast. We almost prefer it that way, since it allows us to do things however we want. At the end of the day, we like talking about fun topics, and we are ok with not making money while pursing our passions.
How hard is it to make a podcast?
We get a lot of questions about the technical skills necessary to make your own podcast. Getting started wasn’t easy, but now that we have a system down, it works quite well. Leland is in charge of the website and technical issues. Nick is in charge of photography, topics, and research. Virginia does the podcast editing/posting and lines up guests.
How do I learn more?