Why this podcast

It’s been an interesting few weeks since I hit on the idea to make a sleep aid podcast. While there are already excellent sleep aid podcasts I believe that I can bring out an alternative that will help people. Options are always a good thing to have.

While I’ve idly considered making a podcast before, it’s 2019 after all, who hasn’t? I haven’t had any ideas that stand out before. My interests are video games, movies and TV, all of these have literally thousands of options, so trying to get heard will be like shouting in the crowd at a huge sporting event and rock concert.

So I started formulating the idea of this site, sleepytimetales.net and registering on every social network I could think of, while learning the basics of podcasting with what equipment I have available. More about the actual recording process in a future post.

While I want to do this for fun, I would like it to be able to at the very least support itself, so I am looking at unobtrusive monetisation options.

Podcast Hosting Choices

The need to monetise meant that unfortunately my first choice of podcast host, Podbean, fell by the wayside as they only support Stripe payments, which isn’t available in South Africa. For this reason I’ve settled on Libsyn as the terms they provide work well with my requirements, and they support PayPal.

What Libsyn offers that a lot of other hosts don’t is the unlimited archive. For listeners it will be helpful to have an archive to listen to every night, potentially all night. Personally I listen to a sleep aid podcast on ear-buds in my sleep, so if I wake up in the middle of the night they are still running.

So this is my motivation, why am I doing a podcast? And why should you listen? Because I want to help people sleep, and if you need the help, try out Sleepy Time Tales. Give it a few episodes and see if it works for you.

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