That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn.
Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace). Together we discuss daily practice, creating projects and nurturing them over time, and our own experiences with podcasting.
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Show Notes & Links
- Small City co-working space in Brooklyn
- Joaquin Cotler, musician, journalist, composer of The Busy Creator Podcast theme song
- Paul Shaffer, Clark Terry, Questlove — late night talk show band leaders through the years
- New York City Podcast Meetup
- Joaquin has appeared on The Busy Creator Podcast episode 41
- John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson, guests on TBC episode 50
"It's a great time to go to Puerto Rico if you already have a lot of money."
- Creighton Mershonn & Jessi Arrington, proprietors of Small City and past guests on TBC ep 92
- Vector Media Group, our default host of the NYC Podcast Meetup
- Nick Spriggs, partner at Vector, guest on TBC ep 91
- New York City Podcast Meetup is one year old
- New York City Podcast Meetup on Twitter
- New York City Podcast Meetup on Facebook
- Prescott removed Facebook from his phone, sleeps better
- The Busy Creator Podcast made it to 100 episodes — they’re all here
- Jonathan Coulton, and his Thing A Week podcast project
- JoCo Cruise, featuring Aimee Mann, et al
"Busy is a four-letter word."
- “Busy Beaver” is an English-language idomatic expression
- MIT’s mascot is Tim the Beaver, nature’s engineer
- Buzz The Busy Beaver is the mascot of The Busy Creator Podcast, but not modelled after Prescott
- #HumbleBrag, a definition
- The Busy Creator Podcast started as bi-weekly, went up to weekly, then returned to bi-weekly
- Bi-Weekly vs. Fortnightly vs. every-other-week, semantics
- TBC by the numbers: 3 years, 106 episodes (including B-Sides), 98 unique guests, 15 single-topic episodes, 4 monologue episodes
- TBC by the numbers, best single day downloads: 567, 11 January 2017
- TBC by the numbers, best monthly downloads: 10,148, November 2016
- TBC by the numbers, lifetime downloads: 103,279, as of 16 January 2017
- Marc Maron’s show received nearly 750,000 downloads in 24 hours when he interviewed President Obama
- Casper Mattresses, not a sponsor
- #TBC100 and #NYCPodMeet to see photos from the event
- Rashan Casseus, NYC native, FIT Grad, currently a Senior UX Designer
- Rashan & Prescott met at a fan meetup for Keith and The Girl
- R & P participated in The Cinnamon Challenge
- The Ice-Bucket Challange, The Mannequin Challenge, etc.
- Emeril Lagasse
"I make digital tools easier to use."
"UX is the thought process of how a human being gets from point A to point B."
- MailChimp, and their mascot Freddy
- Disembodied Monkey Hand, the name of Joaquin’s new punk band
- Microcopy, the words around the site on buttons, short messages, etc.
- Eat24, and their “hungry” shopping cart
- 90Elm, Rashan’s cousin’s t-shirt company
- User Stories, User Interviews — tools of planning a site
- Sayba Naturals, Prescott’s mother’s soap brand
- Squarespace, also not a sponsor
"Websites are never finished, they are only abandoned."
—Prescott Perez-Fox, paraphrasing Leonardo da Vinci
"Your website is done when you run out of time, or when the client says 'I want it up now'."
- Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
- Gabby Wallace, YouTube producer, teacher, online marketing coach — hates headphones!
- Keith Richards
- Gabby defines herself as a creator. Simple.
"I create something every day. Most days, many things."
- Prescott & Gabby met at Podcast Movement 2014
- Gabby was a podcaster, has moved back to YouTube.
- GoNaturalEnglish, a video show to learn to English
- Friendtor, teaming up with people of complementary skills
- Adrienne Stortz, Katie Quinn, cooking video producers in Brooklyn
- Matt Cremona, woodworker
"I reject all that quality and editing because it takes forever!"
- Gilmore Girls, and the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
- Gilmore Guys podcast
- The Town Troubadour from Gilmore Girls
- Joaquin attended CUNY J-School, earning a Master’s in Multimedia Journalism
- Atavist, easier to use than Squarespace or WordPress
- Roots on The Record, Joaquin’s graduate project speaking to musicians and
- Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz
- Marian McPartland, 1918–2013
- The Nerdist Podcast
- Alicia Witt, and her episode on The Nerdist
- The 101, traffic magnet in Los Angeles
- Studio 360
- Kurt Andersen
- Ashley Milne-Tyte, previous guest on TBC ep 8
- WBAI, the liberal talk station which plays Latin Jazz
- Ray Barretto
"Way more fun than playing music is listening to other people play."
- The Busy Creator Podcast is switching from bi-weekly publication to a seasonal format
- 9 Habits of Highly Creative People
- Zapier, upcoming episode for season.next
- Hulse Durrell, upcoming episode for season.next
- Vancouver Olympics
- New brand and website for The Busy Creator coming in the spring
- SASS (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), better than CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
- Rashan Casseus on Twitter
- Rashan Casseus on Facebook
- Rashan Casseus on Instagram
- Rashan Casseus on LinkedIn
- Gabby Wallace on Twitter
- Gabby Wallace on Facebook
- Gabby Wallace on Instagram
- Gabby Wallace on LinkedIn
- Gabby Wallace on YouTube
- Joaquin Cotler on Twitter
- Joaquin Cotler on Facebook
- Joaquin Cotler on Instagram
- Joaquin Cotler on LinkedIn
- Joaquin Cotler on YouTube
- Name buttons on websites in an intuitive way; say “conclude” or “done”
- Consult a designer even when using a templated system like Squarespace
- Take team outings as a way to get to know each other
- Post a common planning document to keep your team accountable
- Share your core message; if you don’t have it defined, go back to square one
- Mix your “main bit” with casual, less rehearsed pieces
- When discussing an “album”, call it a “record” to be more generic
- Keep your skills up with family and community projects
- Find the intersection of your creation and what people need
- Post helpful content and videos; people will ask for your help
- Constantly learn from others via podcasts, videos, blogs, books, etc.
- Return to a consistent format to avoid rehearsal
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