The Upcoming Puttylike Podcast

The Upcoming Puttylike Podcast

Written by Emilie

Topics: Podcast

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been hinting at a forthcoming Puttylike podcast. I’ve wanted to do this for some time now, and I have to say, I’m really excited about this project!

I think the podcast will be a great way to bring the Puttylike community together and ignite everyone’s creativity. My hope is to take what I’m doing here on the blog and expand it. I want to reach more multipotentialites and inspire more people to embrace their puttylike nature by designing lives that are based around passion, variety and freedom.

More than anything though, I’m super excited about meeting more of you and I want to make the show as interactive as possible.

Where We’re At

Over the last three weeks, my co-host Abe and I have been meeting up once a week via Skype to record episodes. (It’s pretty amazing that two Scanners on opposite sides of the continent, who have never met in person, can just up and do that. It goes to show how limitless the collaborative possibilities are these days.)

The first two episodes have been recorded and edited and we’re recording a couple more this weekend. The idea is to record a few episodes in advance so that we don’t have to rush to get them out on iTunes once the show goes live.

This should allow us to maintain a regular release schedule. That way you’ll know exactly when to expect an episode and you won’t be waiting and waiting. I listen to a lot of podcasts myself and I know how irritating that can be.

What it’s All About

The content of the show will be similar to the articles here on Puttylike and the ideas discussed throughout The ‘Undeclared for Life’ Manifesto. We’ll be riffing on things like productivity, self-employment, dream-pursuit, fears, location-independence, and what it means to be a multipotentialite.

Most weeks we’ll choose one specific topic and discuss it, delving in deeper than would be possible in a blog post. Occasionally we’ll interview guests- people who have found ingenious ways to incorporate their scanner personalities into their daily schedules and income streams.

We’re going to have a few special segments on the show as well. We might run experiments on each other (and on you) to test out different productivity models. We’re thinking of tracking Abe’s quest to become self-employed, because we figure it could be useful to other multipotentialites who are aching to get out of their jobs.

We might also have a segment on the show that features your projects. I would love to do a spotlight on some of your creative endeavors, maybe conduct interviews, and who knows, possibly hook community members up with other community members for collaborative purposes. How awesome would that be! I mean, we’re such a diverse and talented bunch, I’m sure we’d easily be able to fill in each others’ gaps.

What do You Want to Hear on the Show?

This podcast is really for you. It would therefore be monumentally helpful for us to hear what it is that you want!

Please don’t be shy. We really want your input so that we can make the show as awesome as possible. Leave your thoughts in the comments field below, or if you prefer, shoot me a quick email.

What portions of the show, as described so far, appeal most to you? Are there any topics you’d like us to include or any questions you’d like to have answered on the show?



  1. Nick Laborde says:

    As a podcast junkie myself I’m always on the lookout for interesting ones to add to my IPod. Based on your blog content and what you described here, I’m really excited to check it out.

    I love the spotlight idea, I like hearing about what others are up to.

    • Emilie says:

      Cool, thanks Nick.

      Are there certain things that your favourite podcasts have in common? Audio quality’s important, certainly. But what about format? Do you like interview shows or do you prefer hearing the host(s) talk amongst themselves? Is there anything you’ve heard done on podcasts that really annoys you?

      Thanks so much for the feedback. We really appreciate it!

      • Nick Laborde says:

        I generally like interview type podcasts that cover narrow topics. I laso enjoy podcasts where they discus a narrow topic in depth (basically not rambling).

        Then again I listen to podcasts where they ramble with no running theme. It all comes down to the dynamics of the hosts.

        One annoyance is when interviewers talk to much and try to dominate the interview.

        Hope that helps.

  2. JP says:

    Hi Emilie,

    I just found this via Twitter – nice site! I’m looking forward to hearing the podcast too! Just let me know if you’ve got any questions an old “veteran” podcaster like myself can answer. For example, don’t hand-hold your mics or you’ll get that annoying bumping sound you hear in episode 41… argh… the mic stands are on order :)

    Keep up the good work!


    • Emilie says:

      JP! Hi there,

      I’m actually a huge fan of I Like You! I’ve sent you guys a few messages in the past.. I wonder if you found me because I was following you? Either way, thanks for swinging by.

      And thanks for the tip. I currently balance my mic on a nice pile of books. It’s a very high tech setup. heh..

      I’ll shoot you an email if I have any more questions.. which I might. :)

      • JP says:

        I did find you because you followed. Obviously I know an ILY super-fan when I see one (we don’t have that many so… they’re easy to identify).

        We’ve been known to use the pile of books trick – you learn fast :)

        Feel free to email anytime if we can be any assistance.

  3. Angela says:

    Anything that helps me beat that annoying fear monster would be great. Oh, and helping introverts become more social and networking more. Your posts about these topics have helped me tons.

    • Emilie says:

      Right on. The fear stuff we’re definitely talking about. Networking for introverts is a great idea too. I hadn’t thought of it, but you’re right, lots of people seem to have enjoyed that post.

      Thanks for the feedback Angela.

  4. jason says:

    I think Nick covered everything I don’t like in a podcast …rambling, talking off topic and sound quality (sneezing and coughing ruin it for me)
    What I do like is lively entertaining Information …something I can use now. Stories about real life struggles are often good when followed up with some advice. The big question I have is how can I just make enough extra money to hire the 5 or so designers and VA ‘s needed to manage my interests?

  5. I’m loving the expansion and entrepreneurship..Keep doing yah thing..nice.

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