WarriorCast the podcast is doing better. The audience download numbers took a big dip after the first few episodes but its starting to grow now organically. I gave my son a feed of a previous show I was tinkering with and reconstructed the whole thing. It was an experiment for me in both economy and practicality. Overall, it worked. I changed everything. I created the podcast album art and basis of the show based on my sons’ interest. I wanted podcasting to help him like it helped me. I thought I would give you some background on the show that started a few months before Christmas 2014 that I thought would help my Number One Son, Ken Blanchard, Jr in some way.
At first it was a father and son project. And it started off a little slow. Ken Jr. is not an extrovert or a big talker but is passionate about the mixed martial arts, gaming and Anime. I thought all of that was perfect for a podcast. After I got out of the way, he included his best friends and now they are starting to get into it. The guys are finding their rhythm and timing.
I wasn’t sure the show was going to last past the magical number where new shows begin to pod-fade. I still can’t find music for the intro and outro that Ken Jr. would want for the show. Whatever he gives me to use is copyrighted material. I am just the producer and cheerleader now, and that is just fine.
Podcasting helped me hear how I sound to other people. It helped me communicate better. It helped me overcome some fears. Most of what we fear is imagined. We never confront it and so it grows or wins. It is helping my son, share his passions and do some of the same things.
Recently he had the chance to train with and be rewarded by one of his heroes, Relson Gracie. The Gracie family is big in the mixed martial arts world. I coaxed Ken Jr. into sharing that experience on a recent podcast that you can hear above (attached to this post). One it is now recorded history. Two, his friends got a chance to hear about it. And three, I knew it was a big deal to him. It’s a big deal to me to see my son happy. Hopefully, I will be his translator when and if he goes to Brazil to train further with the Gracies. Muito Bem!
Fatherhood doesn’t end when your kid is able to feed himself, drive, or graduate from college. It’s forever. I will be there for this big guy whenever he needs me to be.
Ken Jr. hopes to find a career that includes his passions. I helped him start this podcast because I believe that podcasting can definitely get that goal out of your head and into the cosmos.
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Proud of you dude!