Sunday, April 25, 2010

GOWM Episode 2 - Interview with Michell Plested - Part 2

Episode 2 is the second half of my interview with Michell Plested. Mike is the author and podcaster of the comedy sci-fi adventure "GalaxyBillies". He also produces the "Get Published" podcast.

Also mentioned:

Parsec Awards -

ID Guardian -

Tee Morris -

Christiana Ellis -

You can find all things Michell Plested:

Web site: or

Email: author at michellplested dot com

Podcast: podcast at michellplested dot com


Twitter: @mplested

Voicemail line: 206.203.2031

Facebook Fan Pages and Groups:

Thanks to the following for bumpers featured in this podcast:

Jack Hosley aka @WNDRWolf -

Katharina aka @KMLaw -

I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site:

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at

The podcast is distributed via & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_002.mp3


  1. Hey Mainframe, I finally listened to the two episodes out, great job. I love the interview format and I love the questions you use to find out about your guest's geek life.

    Some constructive criticism here
    While your bumpers and promos are great (really great, love them) bumpers are meant to be between things, not between other bumpers. Space them out, play one at a time. Also, play one at the beginning, one at the end and perhaps one between topics. For instance you could play one between the intro of who your guest is and the part of the conversation where you talk about comic books, then another between comic books and the computers he/she uses.
    In each episode so far the listener has to hear more bumpers and promos in the beginning that unless the listener knows there is something good coming (like me) they are more likely to turn off your podcast and switch to something else.

    Keep up the great work, I am already thinking of a bumper I can record for you

  2. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. :)

    I need to trust more that listeners will make it to the end & put the promos at the end. I will also pay particular attention to how some other podcasts handle their bumpers better.

    I will also read the bumpers section of "Podcasting for Dummies" (written by the awesome and talented Tee Morris & Chuck Tomasi).

    Finally, I am still refining my interviewing approach. I'm sure that I'll be able to more clearly transition between topics & fit bumpers & promos in better.

    Thanks for being the really cool twitter friend that you are.

    I'm really looking forward to your bumper and I'm sure I will find a good place for it. :)