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From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.) Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their name From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.) Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as “advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice” (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting. In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won’t). A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.) Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their name From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.) Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as “advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice” (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting. In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won’t). A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.

30 review for Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-to Guide from the First Family of Podcasting

  1. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    I don't have any interest in making a podcast, the assorted McElroy voices are just my personal self-soothing device of choice, and I get that that's a me problem. I don't have any interest in making a podcast, the assorted McElroy voices are just my personal self-soothing device of choice, and I get that that's a me problem.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Connor Mason

    The McElroy brothers are not experts, or so we’ve been told for more than 10 years across hundreds of podcast episodes. But experience is the best teacher, after all, and boy do those McElroys have some podcasting experience (see the aforementioned hundreds of episodes. “Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You)” covers the introductory considerations of podcasting with approachable and actionable advice, delivered by way of a behind-the-scenes look at the McElroy family of products. This how-to/host The McElroy brothers are not experts, or so we’ve been told for more than 10 years across hundreds of podcast episodes. But experience is the best teacher, after all, and boy do those McElroys have some podcasting experience (see the aforementioned hundreds of episodes. “Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You)” covers the introductory considerations of podcasting with approachable and actionable advice, delivered by way of a behind-the-scenes look at the McElroy family of products. This how-to/hosting-history hybrid thrives on the brothers’ personalities, which shine through in individual segments and commentary sidebars. Whether you’ve come for podcasting wisdom or the brotherly fun you’ve come to love, the McElroys deliver on both with their trademark charm. Digital review copy courtesy of HarperCollins

  3. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Amusing, and as advertised. I don't have an inclination to make a podcast, so even though I like the McElroy's content, I'm not the target audience - though after reading this book I feel like I could make one if I wanted to. This book is thorough in scope and approachable in depth. It is an excellent resource for people trying to understand the basics of creating a professionally-sounding, well-constructed show. Listened to an advanced copy on audio through Libro.fm. Amusing, and as advertised. I don't have an inclination to make a podcast, so even though I like the McElroy's content, I'm not the target audience - though after reading this book I feel like I could make one if I wanted to. This book is thorough in scope and approachable in depth. It is an excellent resource for people trying to understand the basics of creating a professionally-sounding, well-constructed show. Listened to an advanced copy on audio through Libro.fm.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    A decent primer on getting started in podcasting. I don't have any personal podcast projects in mind, but enjoyed spending some time with the McElroy goofiness. A decent primer on getting started in podcasting. I don't have any personal podcast projects in mind, but enjoyed spending some time with the McElroy goofiness.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brennan Klein

    It’s a little less “funny” and a little more “actionable advice,” which would be great if I hadn’t already thoroughly researched this topic. If you’re starting out podcasting though, this is an excellent guide!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Wren

    Thanks, Goodreads, for the giveaway copy I received! I’m a big fan of the McElroys in all their endeavors so I was delighted to get a chance to read this ahead of its release date. The book has a lot of actionable advice for someone interested in starting a podcast and certainly some lessons that were learned through trial and error in their 10 years of weekly episodes. It’s written in a way that’s reminiscent of their own podcast with each chapter being steered by a brother and the other two po Thanks, Goodreads, for the giveaway copy I received! I’m a big fan of the McElroys in all their endeavors so I was delighted to get a chance to read this ahead of its release date. The book has a lot of actionable advice for someone interested in starting a podcast and certainly some lessons that were learned through trial and error in their 10 years of weekly episodes. It’s written in a way that’s reminiscent of their own podcast with each chapter being steered by a brother and the other two popping in to add on or make a joke. It is definitely geared toward comedy podcasting as that’s their main deal, but there’s a chapter on research as well (written by surprise guest Sydnee McElroy with commentary from Rachel and Teresa). I’d recommend this to someone looking to start a podcast and especially someone who is already acquainted with the McElroys.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sam Wescott

    Hey, that was fun! I've been a long-time fan of many McElroy projects (currently listen to MBMBAM, Sawbones, The Adventure Zone and watch Monster Factory and old episodes of Awful Squad). I don't actually have any interest in starting a podcast of my own, but I'm really drawn to primers like these on the behind-the-scenes machinations of things I enjoy consuming. I listen to a LOT of podcasts and it's cool to learn things about mic choice and the pros and cons of different revenue streams that t Hey, that was fun! I've been a long-time fan of many McElroy projects (currently listen to MBMBAM, Sawbones, The Adventure Zone and watch Monster Factory and old episodes of Awful Squad). I don't actually have any interest in starting a podcast of my own, but I'm really drawn to primers like these on the behind-the-scenes machinations of things I enjoy consuming. I listen to a LOT of podcasts and it's cool to learn things about mic choice and the pros and cons of different revenue streams that the content creators I enjoy have had to make decisions about. And, good news, this was still a very interesting and funny book, even if you aren't intending to take any of the advice or use it as an actual how-to manual. Since I was already a fan of the brother's I found it very easy to settle into the rhythm of their jokes, especially since I listened to the audiobook and I'm used to absorbing their content audibly. I'm very, very curious if that tone came across as fully in print, especially to a reader less familiar with their style. Honestly, the main thing I was worried about with this book was the blanket encouragement that everyone has what it takes to make a podcast and only need a boost to know how. I kinda think that the market is a bit glutted and that not everybody is interesting or charming enough to be a podcast host? Having opinions doesn't mean that they're worth other people's time and attention. The book got into that a little bit by constantly reiterating that the listener's time is important and that you have quality and ethical standards to meet to be worthy to ask them for that time. But I do think that the opening chapters could have used a little bit of honesty about really confronting whether or not the podcast you want to make is worth being made. Or maybe I'm just being grumpy. It's really not the McElroy brand to tell people that they might not be good enough to do something. It's a practical book full of experienced voices offering useful advice. It's also a really interesting peek behind the curtain at how podcasts get made and how much effort the creator's you enjoy are putting into things. I'm still not interested in making a podcast, but I do think I'm more likely to go financially support the ones I listen to the most after hearing all the details about the work they do.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Yasi

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not going to lie, I mostly read it 'cause I wanted to supported the McElboys and also, because I'm curious about their podcasting knowledge. Will I ever actually make a podcast? I have no idea! But now, I know a reference book about podcasting if I *were* to ever make one. If I need no-nonsense advice about podcasting, this is at least a great place to start. I tend to be one of those people who gets super overwhelmed when starting a project, and this book is rea Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not going to lie, I mostly read it 'cause I wanted to supported the McElboys and also, because I'm curious about their podcasting knowledge. Will I ever actually make a podcast? I have no idea! But now, I know a reference book about podcasting if I *were* to ever make one. If I need no-nonsense advice about podcasting, this is at least a great place to start. I tend to be one of those people who gets super overwhelmed when starting a project, and this book is really good at structuring things in steps and taking it one step at a time. Even though I didn't come here for the actual podcasting bit, I still found a lot of the book valuable at a higher level, especially the pieces about creating art and consistency. I love watching people's processes. I love watching people talk about their processes. This book absolutely delivers on that. Also, in case it's not clear -- this book is hilarious.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jessica L. Martens

    I’m such a sucker for McElory content — something about their voices, in any format, is my specific brand of serotonin. That being said, this book had way more practical advice than I expected, and because I’m not particularly interested in starting a podcast there were chunks that felt very non-applicable. I was honestly surprised by how much sound information popped up in this book and I think it will be of actual use to its target audience. Regardless of the intention, this is still a fun, qu I’m such a sucker for McElory content — something about their voices, in any format, is my specific brand of serotonin. That being said, this book had way more practical advice than I expected, and because I’m not particularly interested in starting a podcast there were chunks that felt very non-applicable. I was honestly surprised by how much sound information popped up in this book and I think it will be of actual use to its target audience. Regardless of the intention, this is still a fun, quick read with some good goofs. And the ending made me unexpectedly emotional because I guess I’m just crying at everything these days!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Grace W

    (c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) This was a very fun but very informative book for people who have thought to themselves "I could/should make a podcast." One of the things it for sure taught me is that I probably do not ever want to do a podcast, but that was more because I think I didn't fully realize how much you have to think about it. This isn't to say the book made me feel like I couldn't (if anything it made me realize it was possible if I wanted to do it) but rather I see how much yo (c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) This was a very fun but very informative book for people who have thought to themselves "I could/should make a podcast." One of the things it for sure taught me is that I probably do not ever want to do a podcast, but that was more because I think I didn't fully realize how much you have to think about it. This isn't to say the book made me feel like I couldn't (if anything it made me realize it was possible if I wanted to do it) but rather I see how much you have to really love doing it for it to be worth it. And this family really loves it! It shows in every word on this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Berkeley Andrus

    Absolutely fantastic guide to starting, growing, and monetizing a podcast. I've been cohosting a podcast for about 6 months so I knew more than the average Joe going into it, but it was still immensely helpful. The book starts with the very basics and works you through to the tools that professional podcasts rely on. It also has a healthy serving of encouragement to help new podcast producers get through the difficult early stages. On top of all the educational content, the book was an absolute Absolutely fantastic guide to starting, growing, and monetizing a podcast. I've been cohosting a podcast for about 6 months so I knew more than the average Joe going into it, but it was still immensely helpful. The book starts with the very basics and works you through to the tools that professional podcasts rely on. It also has a healthy serving of encouragement to help new podcast producers get through the difficult early stages. On top of all the educational content, the book was an absolute delight to read. The McElroy brothers have a great dynamic after years of producing comedy podcasts, and it definitely came through in their writing. I was laughing out loud every few pages from beginning to end.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    I have little to no interest in starting a podcast but pretty much have to consume everything that the McElroys produce so here we are. I think you'll like this if you (like me) love MBMBAM, but I also think it would be a super helpful guide to people who do want to start a podcast. (In fact, I was almost expecting there to be more goofs and less advice than there was.) I have little to no interest in starting a podcast but pretty much have to consume everything that the McElroys produce so here we are. I think you'll like this if you (like me) love MBMBAM, but I also think it would be a super helpful guide to people who do want to start a podcast. (In fact, I was almost expecting there to be more goofs and less advice than there was.)

  13. 5 out of 5

    B Zimp

    Sometimes it's great to read a how-to book and realize this is something you don't want to do, before you get started. I doubt I'm cut out for podcasting, after reading this well-organized breakdown of what is required from prep, research, equipment, and marketing needs of a successful podcast. Sometimes it's great to read a how-to book and realize this is something you don't want to do, before you get started. I doubt I'm cut out for podcasting, after reading this well-organized breakdown of what is required from prep, research, equipment, and marketing needs of a successful podcast.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Thank you to Harper Perennial for an ARC! Do you want to know the barebones of how to start podcasting? This is the book for you. The McElroy brothers bring humor and an accessible text for the reader to take in tidbits. They give you just the beginning of what to consider, including microphones, hosting platforms, and advertising. Nothing is in-depth, and many technical aspects are brushed over. It would have bogged down the pace if they had, and you’re probably going to pick up this one for the Thank you to Harper Perennial for an ARC! Do you want to know the barebones of how to start podcasting? This is the book for you. The McElroy brothers bring humor and an accessible text for the reader to take in tidbits. They give you just the beginning of what to consider, including microphones, hosting platforms, and advertising. Nothing is in-depth, and many technical aspects are brushed over. It would have bogged down the pace if they had, and you’re probably going to pick up this one for the name power of the authors alone.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adri

    4.5 Stars

  16. 5 out of 5

    Annika

    I have no desire to make a podcast but that did not make this book any less enjoyable. Man I just really love the McElroys.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Abbey

    Very entertaining and full of detailed information. This book has definitely been helpful for the project I'm doing for work. Very entertaining and full of detailed information. This book has definitely been helpful for the project I'm doing for work.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Guinevere Mare

    I learned stuff! The book delivers on its promise.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Stuart

    I have absolutely no interest in making a podcast, but I love the McElroys, and this book brings their usual humor and wit to the how-to space.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Hudgins

    I'm not sure who this book is for. It has a consistent problem with tone and audience; I don't know who would be the target for it. It's at points for beginners and for people who are more established and as such I'm not sure that it ultimately works for either. Full review on Unwinnable. I'm not sure who this book is for. It has a consistent problem with tone and audience; I don't know who would be the target for it. It's at points for beginners and for people who are more established and as such I'm not sure that it ultimately works for either. Full review on Unwinnable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? Or maybe just wondered what's involved in the development of one. If so, you might be interested to know that the McElroy brothers, co-creators of podcasts that include My Brother, My Brother, and Me, have created a guide that covers every aspect of how to create one. They cover all the essentials in this book, such as developing your idea, coming up with a good title, and structuring your show. They also discuss the tools you will need and explain Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? Or maybe just wondered what's involved in the development of one. If so, you might be interested to know that the McElroy brothers, co-creators of podcasts that include My Brother, My Brother, and Me, have created a guide that covers every aspect of how to create one. They cover all the essentials in this book, such as developing your idea, coming up with a good title, and structuring your show. They also discuss the tools you will need and explain what to do after you have recorded your first episode. They have useful tips for making it audience friendly and cover issues that deal with post-production, such as advertising and growing your audience. The best thing is that they do all this with wit and humor, making this both an entertaining and informative book to read. If you are interested in podcasting, this is one you will not want to miss. Thanks to Harper Perennial for allowing me to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review. More reviews at: www.susannesbooklist.blogspot.com

  22. 5 out of 5

    Parker Moon

    A very charming read from the McElroy family and I highly recommend it to anyone who has had any interest in podcasting or is interested in how the MBMBaM boys got their success. Now, can somebody please start a podcast with me!?

  23. 4 out of 5

    Richard Propes

    The McElroy brothers are, for many folks, truly the first family of podcasting. Justin, Travis, and Griffin have built careers out of doing something that many of us do for fun or for free or just plain frivolously. Quite simply, "Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)" is an almost step-by-step introduction into how to do a podcast right. While it's certainly no guarantee of financial success or a full-on career, the McElroys have proven time and again that they know how to come up with great ide The McElroy brothers are, for many folks, truly the first family of podcasting. Justin, Travis, and Griffin have built careers out of doing something that many of us do for fun or for free or just plain frivolously. Quite simply, "Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)" is an almost step-by-step introduction into how to do a podcast right. While it's certainly no guarantee of financial success or a full-on career, the McElroys have proven time and again that they know how to come up with great ideas, structure those ideas, produce a podcast, market it, and make it all somehow work. Creators of the hit podcasts "My Brother, My Brother and Me" and "The Adventure Zone," the McElroys are #1 New York Times bestsellers and they have the unique ability to be both well-informed and funny throughout their podcasts and throughout this book. With eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys serve up everything from philosophical tips to technical recommendations in "Everybody Has a Podcast." They start off with the basics, of course, like coming up with an idea then move through such important topics as choosing a name, determining a structure, handling research, addressing music, obtaining the necessary equipment, hosting, marketing, and a variety of other topics. The information is presented in a way that is simple to understand, though there's also that occasional sense of overwhelm as it's clear they fully understand the information that most beginners no doubt find a bit intimidating. There's a humility throughout that is refreshing, their success obvious yet their mistakes along the way openly discussed and shared. They possess an enthusiasm for podcasting that's contagious and a belief that nearly anyone can do it and actually do it well if actually committed to it. "Everybody Has a Podcast" is a relatively quick read, a beautifully designed book with easy to read font and a breezy presentation that keeps you engaged and makes the book a difficult one to put down from beginning to end. They incorporate occasional responses to one another throughout the book, occasionally engaging others, and this interactive approach is unique and delightful. Did I really learn how to put together a podcast? Maybe. Maybe not. This how-to guide is comprehensive and informative, though at times it's so comprehensive that the idea of even starting a podcast seems intimidating despite regular reports otherwise. My most appreciated parts, I suppose, are the actual technical recommendations in terms of equipment along with little tips on how to make it all work cohesively. Other sections, such as performance tips and general encouragement, occasionally fall a little flat but the McElroys are great at bouncing back with humorous dialogue and easy to relate to subject matter. "Everybody Has a Podcast" gave me quite a few ideas, a few jitters, and a really engaging read all in one and it's practically a must-read for anyone starting down the podcasting journey. If you're familiar with the McElroys then you'll definitely appreciate this book. If you're just wanting to learn about podcasting, this is a fantastic place to start with concrete tips and a wealth of valuable advice.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julien

    The McElroy's have created a good introductory guide to beginning podcasting with actionable advice and information on the nuts and bolts of pre-production, recording, and post-production with their signature sense of humor. The chapters progress logically. They aren't deep dives, but they provide a good starting point for further research. The sections on developing your idea and soliciting good feedback were particularly useful. Some of the asides were a little distracting, but most fit the fl The McElroy's have created a good introductory guide to beginning podcasting with actionable advice and information on the nuts and bolts of pre-production, recording, and post-production with their signature sense of humor. The chapters progress logically. They aren't deep dives, but they provide a good starting point for further research. The sections on developing your idea and soliciting good feedback were particularly useful. Some of the asides were a little distracting, but most fit the flow of the chapters. Most importantly, the book makes podcasting seem doable by an amateur enthusiast. By the end, you may find yourself genuinely inspired to get a start on that podcast idea you've been sitting on for a while. Recommended for the prospective hobbyist and the aspiring indie podcaster as a good, broad, and entertaining introduction to the nuts and bolts of podcasting. One caveat is that there is a lot of humor peppered into this guide, so if you find you don't vibe with the McElroy's goofs, you may want to approach with caution. FTC disclosure: I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  25. 5 out of 5

    wade

    This is a how to book for setting a podcast thus will appeal to a very narrow audience. I got this as an ARC and felt obligated to read and review it. It is moderately entertaining but these brothers think they are funnier than they really are. Each of them with their wives have successful podcasts so they have street cred about the subject. They go over EVERYTHING - subjects, naming, equipment, art, music, and so on. Since I am not doing this I did skip the equipment section. If this is what y This is a how to book for setting a podcast thus will appeal to a very narrow audience. I got this as an ARC and felt obligated to read and review it. It is moderately entertaining but these brothers think they are funnier than they really are. Each of them with their wives have successful podcasts so they have street cred about the subject. They go over EVERYTHING - subjects, naming, equipment, art, music, and so on. Since I am not doing this I did skip the equipment section. If this is what you want to do (I can't understand why.) read it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Gaylord

    The McElroys have distilled 10 years of podcast creation into this wonderful book. While the book is directed at the total novice, I think everyone can find pearls of wisdom inside. The book is based on the McElroys experiences succeeding and failing in the world of content creation. While they introduce and walk the reader through the topic and process, it isn’t dry or clinical. They bring their trademark wit and charm to the book. Whole heartedly recommend for anyone wanting to learn the art a The McElroys have distilled 10 years of podcast creation into this wonderful book. While the book is directed at the total novice, I think everyone can find pearls of wisdom inside. The book is based on the McElroys experiences succeeding and failing in the world of content creation. While they introduce and walk the reader through the topic and process, it isn’t dry or clinical. They bring their trademark wit and charm to the book. Whole heartedly recommend for anyone wanting to learn the art and science of podcasting. I also recommend this book for folks responsible for communication or digital community management/moderating. I found the most valuable chapters to be Chapter one: Preproduction and Chapter Five: Please, Someone, Anyone: Listen. Partly because these chapters relate to podcasting but also effective communication in general. So if you have zero interest in podcasting, but are somehow responsible for maintaining or communicating with a community in anyway the book might be worth picking up just for those sections. The chapters on Tools and Editing are useful if you haven’t made done any research into audio recording before. This is partially because there are soooo many different tools available that the book only provides a rough overview to introduce terms and ideas. PrePublication galley from publisher.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Ann

    If there is anyone I'd trust to write a book about starting a podcast, it's the McElroy Brothers. This is a great starter guide for anyone looking to start their own podcast. It's detailed enough without being totally overwhelming. The brothers never make you feel like starting your own podcast is completely out of reach and offer tips on how to grow your show over time. Despite being told for years that their advice should never be followed, there's no better folks to take podcasting advice fro If there is anyone I'd trust to write a book about starting a podcast, it's the McElroy Brothers. This is a great starter guide for anyone looking to start their own podcast. It's detailed enough without being totally overwhelming. The brothers never make you feel like starting your own podcast is completely out of reach and offer tips on how to grow your show over time. Despite being told for years that their advice should never be followed, there's no better folks to take podcasting advice from.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    (Thanks to the publisher and goodreads for my ARC of this book!!) I’ve been listening the McElroys’ podcasts since 2010. I’ve listened to nearly every episode of My Brother My Brother and Me and many of their other shows, so I’ve been there every step of the way as these goofballs have grown into what it says on the cover—The First Family of Podcasting. It makes sense that they know a thing or two about making a podcast! It makes sense that they could articulately and humorously convey that inform (Thanks to the publisher and goodreads for my ARC of this book!!) I’ve been listening the McElroys’ podcasts since 2010. I’ve listened to nearly every episode of My Brother My Brother and Me and many of their other shows, so I’ve been there every step of the way as these goofballs have grown into what it says on the cover—The First Family of Podcasting. It makes sense that they know a thing or two about making a podcast! It makes sense that they could articulately and humorously convey that information to a reader. I did sort of expect this book to be Oops All Goofs and not really a serious guide to how to make a good podcast. Why? Probably because these guys have make their living on Oops All Goofs. Don’t get me wrong—the McElroy brand of humor shines through and any fan of MBMBaM or The Adventure Zone will appreciate the goodnatured ribbing, crosstalk (now in text form!), and other strange little bits throughout EHAP(EY). But what I did not expect was to shut the book and feel absolutely certain that I could start a halfway decent podcast without much fuss or frustration. Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) is a brief, humorous, and down to earth look at how to start YOUR podcast, from folks who bring so much joy into people’s lives with THEIR podcasts. What else could you want?

  29. 4 out of 5

    CJ Connor

    What a fun and fascinating read! I'm not a podcaster myself, just a fan of the McElroys. But I still found their discussion of how to podcast thorough and helpful for beginners. And for those who enjoy the McElroys' podcast, this offers some behind-the-scenes info on how they make their shows so entertaining that's enjoyable to read. What a fun and fascinating read! I'm not a podcaster myself, just a fan of the McElroys. But I still found their discussion of how to podcast thorough and helpful for beginners. And for those who enjoy the McElroys' podcast, this offers some behind-the-scenes info on how they make their shows so entertaining that's enjoyable to read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Wallace

    A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today. A funny, entertaining and informative book that might not make you rich, but you never know.

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