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.
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
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.
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
Podcast Hosting Choices
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.