First, let me say what an honor it is to be among those creating content for Missio Alliance. I know that being featured on M.A. is going to be a big part of the future growth of my podcast, Seminary Dropout.
I wanted to share a little bit about where we are in the life cycle of the podcast.
The Growth of Seminary Dropout
Yea! In fact for the last several months the number of downloads is almost double that of the same month the year before. Why is this good? Because more and more people are being exposed to good theology and good art. It’s meaningful to people. One recent review on iTunes by Kaela B. entitled “Episode 120 Changed My Life” said “Seriously the topics discussed in this episode expressed things I couldn’t explain…”
I get emails regularly from people telling me their experiences with Seminary Dropout. Some never knew that there is an entire community of believers that seek to empower women in ministry and other areas of life, or pursue a multi-cultural church, and acknowledge racism & privilege. They thought they were alone, but found out they weren’t.Some never knew other believers that empower women or pursue multi-cultural church. Click To Tweet
I truly think we have something unique here. That’s why I’m trying to get SD (from here on out I’m going to refer to Seminary Dropout as SD to save time) to new audiences.
Recently I decided to see if there might be an interest from radio stations in broadcasting SD (remember I’m referring to Seminary Dropout as “SD” now to save time). I decided to start by approaching just one station and wade slowly into these waters. The good news is that they do want SD in their line up! That’s a great compliment to the show!
With this new opportunity comes new challenges. This station is requiring me to split up the show into 10 minute segments and begin each segment with “Welcome back…” Publishing in this format on iTunes and online isn’t an option because it will compromise the listening experience that you have come to expect. This means that after I edit and produce the podcast in its current form, I’ll have to break it up and add the “welcome” into each segment.
How You Can Help
Now, I have to very honest with you. There are no hours left in my days. I’ve made it no secret that I have a day job before I ever get to work on SD. So after prepping for interviews, which usually involves reading a book, conducting the interview, editing the audio file, producing it, writing the show notes, publishing it online, and promoting it, I’m done. I have no hours left if I want to be a good husband and father.
So if this is going to happen I’ll need to pay someone to do the radio edit. My hope is that once I get one radio edit, I can use it for all other radio stations that might want to play SD in the future. That’s where you come in. If you benefit from SD and have received any wisdom and growth from it, please consider becoming a supporter. You can support SD by going to SupportSeminaryDropout.com. There are levels of support for almost every income level (as little as $1 a month). The amount is less important than the idea that we are all partnering together to bring SD to more people. Please consider becoming a supporter: www.SupportSeminaryDropout.com