“ If you’re doing it for a specific number of plays or downloads then you are probably doing it for the wrong reasons “
Josh Whitt ( @unreasonabledoubtwv ) may embody the old phrase “if you do what you love, then you’ll never work a day in your life “ more than anyone you've ever met with his podcast.
Growing up in the great state of West Virginia, Josh was a huge fan of sports and played many of them as a child. One of the setbacks of living in a state with a population of only 1.8 million people is there are no professional sports teams. So Josh and his family cheer on the next best thing West Virginia State, where his love for watching and playing basketball has grown.
For many seasons Josh would talk to his family over the phone after a big game and have a recap of the events, what the team did right and wrong, exciting moments and so on and so forth. After hearing about Anchor, a distribution platform for podcasters, he took a leap out of his comfort zone and used the same phone and conversation topics to create a fun sports talk show by just hitting record.
The fascination part is they cover mainly basketball and college basketball has a relatively short season, so Josh has had to get creative to keep the weekly publication going year round. This his lead him to talk to ex-players of WVU, sports writers and ever bringing other fans on to give them some spotlight.
When asking him about his success and ability to stay constant he tells us “ it keep my expectations low, this is a hobby and I enjoy it. I will continue to do it as long as I enjoy it.” This hobby of his has gained traction now getting sponsors for the show and reaching a global audience as Anchor has grown as a platform.
If you listen to the whole episode we cover some early mistakes and even fans that are truck drivers can manipulate your analytics. .
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