The Music Challenge Podcast

The podcast is three music loving buddies talking about their formative albums. The conversation usually goes in all directions, but we always bring it back to the music. Come for the awesome music, stay for the memories!

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Watch a Zoom episode clip with me and my pod hosts while I tell the story of my first Smashing Pumpkins concert. This video was posted for marketing.

About The Music Challenge Podcast

Why?

Here’s the secret as to why I started The Music Challenge Podcast. I wanted to prove I could move traffic to it. I didn’t know how I was going to do that initially, but I learned how to do it on a boot-strapped budget of 10-15 dollars a week.

I’m also a great music fan. The key to the podcast is not our music analysis. We do some of that, but there are people who do it much better with much better access than us. The music is a vessel for us to get our stories out. The best compliment I’ve been given is, “I don’t even like the music, but I feel like I’m part of your conversation.” That is proof of concept!

Who?

The Music Challenge Podcast is hosted by me and 2 contributors as a core. For the new season, we plan on having more guest hosts – as we had a guest late in the first season and had such a good time with it. I do a lot of the planning (cat herding) and also the post-production, distribution, and (last, but not least) marketing.

What?

Thanks for checking out The Music Challenge Podcast: where we propose a musical question with a different answer for everyone. In this first season, we are asking for Your Formative Four, the most influential albums from your pas

The podcast is a light-hearted, music commentary podcast. In our first season, we explored our formative first albums that formed the seeds of what we listen to now. We talked about many albums from our past and how they related to our current musical veins. In the second season we are discussing Musical Ultimates: Bests, Mosts, and Favorites. We work hard to have clever topics. And they do gain traction with our growing audience.

When?

The first season we published every week. But, that schedule was hard to keep up for 3 fathers of young kids. So for the second season, we are releasing every other week. It seems that’s about as long as it takes listeners to ingest an episode. Along with release schedule updates – we are tweaking a number of elements to add structure and value to the program. A professional presentation is very important to me.

Where?

All you have to do is Google it. The Music Challenge Podcast ranks the first 7 slots when searched. Including the pod site.

And you can listen to our newest episode here!


Getting The Music Challenge Podcast off the ground was a lot more detailed than I imagined.

Writing about The Music Challenge Podcast

I wrote a series of articles on the challenges of beginning a podcast. The undertaking has been a story unto itself. Especially when three people are involved. We’re all fathers and scheduling is difficult. Beyond that, the project management has been all-encompassing. I have two partners both of which have their fortes like strategic planning or on-air expertise.

The podcast is three music-loving adults talking about their formative albums. The conversation usually goes in all directions, but we always bring it back to the music. Come for the awesome music, stay for the memories! Press here to find and play past episodes!


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Please, send us your own Formative Four and we’ll share them on a podcast soon. musicchallengepod@gmail.com