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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Short Time Wrestling Podcast

by David Jackson on July 7, 2014

The Short Time Wrestling Podcast covers the world of Wrestling (not the TV type). Jason Bryant comes on the show to see what he’s doing great, and identify items that may need some tweaking.

Doing Well

Short Time WrestlingDoing a great job pulling stories out of guests

Obvious show prep and really knowing your guest

Great forum with lots of activity

Content moves quickly

Well produced

Nice information on website

Could Improve

A bit of a band confusion with URLs, names and website (who is TOM).

Could use a bit of white space on the website

Be careful with yes no questions

Avoid the obvious question, and find a new slant on those.

When I am on TheOpenMat.com, the podcast is hard to find (under features)



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