Podcast: Play in new window
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
Intro: 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
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