A version of this post was originally published on Inside PR 3.00.
It's hard to believe, but this week we celebrated the 300th episode of Inside PR and what a ride it's been. I've done about 200 shows now and I had no idea when I started how much I'd enjoy podcasting. We're looking ahead to the next year and would love to hear what you'd like us to talk about.
And…I especially want thank Terry Fallis and Dave Jones for coming up with the idea, doing such an outstanding job hosting the show and building an audience and inviting me to be one of the guest hosts way back when.
Here are a few of the highlights – a blast from the past:
Inside PR started out in 2006 with Terry Fallis and David Jones as creators/hosts – the early days of podcasting. They came up with the idea and vision for the show. We wouldn't be here without you, Terry and Dave.
In episode 201, Terry and Dave were joined by Julie Rusciolelli, Keith McArthur and Martin and had a grueling recording schedule – Sunday evening at 10:30 p.m. (we’ve since moved it to Friday afternoon).
Gini got introduced to the podcast four years ago during Martin's first foray as a roving reporter at Counselors Academy, ‘have Zoom, will travel…’
Joe recalls that in episode one, Terry and Dave did a shout out to Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson, whose podcast For Immediate Release inspired them – and is still going strong today. They also talked about a new philosophy for media training – authenticity versus the message machine.
Martin mentions that the more we change the more we stay the same and that some people in our industry are still focusing on message and control rather than two-way communications.
Special thanks to our talented and dedicated producers, Chris Clarke, Kyra Aylesworth, Samantha Lovelace, Janna Guberman, Sarah Laister, Yasmine Kashefi and our current producer – Kristine Simpson. If we had our sound machine, now would be the time for some cheering and applause!
The first episode the three of us did was on April 27, 2010: we talked about what we were going to talk about and asked for listener input. And we decided to shorten the format. It took a few weeks for us to figure out the chemistry and flow (and along the way each of us forgot to press record…)
2012 is the year of the interview where we’re highlighting conversations with leading practitioners and thinkers, thanks in large part to our partnership with PRSA.
As always, a big thank you to all our listeners for hanging in there with us, and sharing your comments and stories. We would love to hear what you’d like us to talk about in the coming year and, if we choose what you suggest, we’re going to invite you to come on the show.
And, finally thanks Kristine doing such a great job editing the blips, keeping our sound waves balanced and including a special effect where we need it most. We want you to come back on the podcast again soon! And all the best with your Young PR Pros podcast.
Hopefully, we’ll have more exciting times ahead. Stay tuned.
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