The Coffee Couch

by David Jackson on July 29, 2014

Today we take a peak at Dan Hansen’s Coffee Couch a dedicated to “Creating Positive Social Change through Connectedness and Persistence”. IN this episode Dan explains what inspired him to get into podcasting and what his show is about. Here are some of the notes from the show:

Things That Are Going Well

coffeecouchSeems well planned and to the point.

Nice quote & story

Easily digestible piece & short form

Good job of putting book links in the show notes

Nice clean look at the website.

Things That Need Tweaked

The three points were a little confusing. Maybe making it more obvious when one ended and the next began.

The show setup seemed like buzzwords instead of really telling me what is coming.


Maybe just a touch more energy

The website needs an about page about the podcast & you .

Be sure to put subscription links

There is no album artwork in the ID3 tags. see mp3tag software

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Special Mouse Podcast

by David Jackson on July 14, 2014

The Special Mouse podcast is about going to Disney Parks with someone who has special needs. It is a great example of a podcast that embraces its community, and how a small niche can be just as powerful as a giant audience on a broad topic.

Full disclosure, Dave edit’s Kathy’s podcast so asking Dave to rate the audio is not going to get an unbiased response.

Stuff Kathy is Doing Right

Special Mouse PodcastIntro: nice & clean.  Love the warmth with no big voice guy

The sponsor fits well with the content.

RN gives Kathy credibility

Love the mouse theme with “mouse-keeping” and “anony-mouse”.

Great Mickey tip of the week – be careful about copyright

Enjoyed the knowledge and stories.

Nice takeaway at the end – wrapped it up nicely

Good job of enforcing that you know what it’s like – real stories

Who doesnt’ love behind the scenes stuff?

Soon to be ex-cast member for compalining.

Loved the flow, ttransitions

Loved the “down homeyness” I’m too busy to spam you.

The about page is outward focused – nicely done

Things You Might Consider Tweaking

It was kind of hard to find areas that needed improvement.

Add a contact page to your website (including social icons)

Avoid asking yes/no and one word answer questions


“Where do you hail from? Are you a Florida local or do you travel to be a cast member?” Finish questions with the question – try not to answer it for them or give multiple choices

“How did this all come about? Have you been wanting to be a cast member for a long, long time? Is this relatively new? Were you in the college program? Tell us.”

“What got you interested in that, because you’re a relatively new cast member.  How long have you been working at Disney World?”


Have confidence in your content.  “Of course” assumes everyone knows & that is dangerous. “You went through training, of course.  And their training is famous, of course.”

Felt like we spent a lot of time on people trying to gaming the system – looking for more special insights from the inside instead

Special Mouse Podcast

Find the Special Mouse Podcast on iTunes

Special Mouse Podcast Website


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