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Welcome to the official website of The Complete Guide to Maverick Podcasting, a comprehensive and free-thinking manual devoted to learning the skills needed to join the podcasting revolution.

Hi, I’m Micah Hanks, and you’ve just landed at my site devoted to the “art” of podcasting.

Here, I’ll be building on the ideas and practices I outline in my book, The Complete Guide to Maverick Podcasting, which features skills and tricks that not only make podcasting more fun and enjoyable, but also teaches you how to podcast like a maverick.

So what, precisely, is “maverick podcasting”, and how is it any different from sitting and recording your voice in front of a microphone like anyone else might do?

If you’re like me, you may be the type that prefers forging your own unique path, rather than following the rest of the herd. With podcasting, the sky truly is the limit; but while there is no one “right way” to do it, there are a lot of wrong ways. So one thing this site is designed to do is to help aspiring podcasters get off the ground, and learn the ropes the right way, by employing strategies that professional podcasters actually use.

Getting off to a good start is one thing, but in my book The Complete Guide to Maverick Podcastingwe take things one step further as well, by looking at ways you can improve your creativity, and generate unique ways of making your podcast stand out among the crowd. I also look at how to take your podcasting with you on the road, so that even if you travel a lot (like I do), you don’t have to interrupt your podcasting schedule, nor do you have to sacrifice audio quality. Finally, there are also plenty of opportunities for podcasters who want to learn how to begin monetizing their shows, and engage with an audience who may be willing to give something for the content they produce.

My approach to podcasting is an ongoing experiment; I’ve been producing shows on a weekly basis for several years now (and that’s coming from a background in broadcast radio that goes back even further). Here at this site, many of the kinds of strategies I outline in my book will be developed further here, so be sure and visit my blog for the latest ideas, experiments, and other information that podcasters of all levels of experience may find useful.

More and more, we are seeing podcasting not just as an expressive audio medium, but as a way to reach people, promote what we do, and provide our own unique contributions to the world around us. This is one reason why “new media” is having the impact it has had on the way we get our news, and the kinds of entertainment we choose to enjoy throughout our day.

The Complete Guide to Maverick Podcasting is a source for podcasters who want to strike the main nerve, and learn the ways this exciting medium is changing the world around us.

The Complete Guide to Maverick Podcasting… can walk you through the process of becoming a podcaster, and all without having to go bankrupt or insane.”

Jim HaroldThe Paranormal Podcast, Jim Harold’s Campfire

“This book is a million Gigabytes of information! Micah is wired and podcasting straight to your mind with warp speed. Entertaining and unconventional.”

Tom Danheiser, Senior Producer, Coast to Coast AM