48 Hours of My Voice - Weekly Update 4

Its a beautiful Wednesday Morning and today is a very special day because today marks exactly ONE MONTH since I officially officially launched the Andrew Deitsch Podcast! If I've said it once I've said it a hundred times, you guys have officially blown me away. Later today I am uploading episode 21, so as of today I will have uploaded 21 full length episodes, four weekly updates, one bonus episode, and an introduction episode for a grand total of 27 pieces of audio content. 

I just added it all up and it was about 47 HOURS OF CONTENT. I can't even believe we did it. I kind of can believe it because I have put so much work into this project, but when you put down the actual number 47 hours it seems like a lot. So if you have taken the time to listen to all of them, you literally have listened to my podcast for almost 2 whole days of your life. That's bonkers. I honestly don't think there is anyone out there who has listened to every single one all the way through, but if you have, and you're out there, I want to say thanks for the love!

Also over the course of this month, my analytics are showing that I have had over 2,700 unique listeners, and I am averaging about 700 unique people accessing my podcast feed. If you add it all up since I launched, per day I have had over 17,000 downloads. That means that on average if there are 2,700 listeners, each person has downloaded an average of about 6 episodes. The fact that almost 3 thousand people cared enough to check this out is insane. I also have to thank all of the amazing guests that I have had so far: Adam, Ashlyn, Davis, Tyler, Trey, Parker, Dre, Elizabeth, Graham, Owen, Jamie, Matthew, Conner, Remi, Austin, CC, Morgan, Luke, Cameron, Lyndsay, Will, and Alex you guys are the best and I want to thank you guys for believing in me and being such good friends. Without you guys and your friends listening, I would have no show. Especially those of you who recorded before even one episode was released and trusted me enough to put something good out. Y'all are the real MVP's.

Okay, enough with the cheesy award acceptance speech. We have a long way to go before we get featured in the iTunes store and we really really really need to get in there. That will really be the main factor if this thing takes off. I've got 4 more weeks to get in the New & Noteworthy section, so if each of you listening can go rate the podcast in the iTunes store, that would help my ratings go through the ROOF! It takes like two minutes. Every single review counts and I read them all so if you want to give me some feedback that is a great place to do that.

Episode 21 is with the hilarious Comedian, Will Foskey (@WTFoskey). Will has been doing stand up for a few years now and he has directly worked with a ton of really talented people including: DC Young Fly (@dcyoungfly)who is on MTV's Wild'n Out, Emmanuel and Philip Hudson (@emanhudson & @lantbo) and many more. Combined, those three guys have 7 million followers on Instagram so obviously Will is doing something right. Will and I have a few mutual friends and he reached out to me to be on the podcast. At first, I was a little bit hesitant to do the podcast since I had never met this guy before, but I thought, okay I'll give this guy a chance. If he's funny I'll have him on. So I found a clip on Youtube from one of his stand up comedy shows to see if he sucked. He obviously did NOT suck, and I was cracking up the whole time. I messaged him back and told him I was totally down. On this episode Will and I talked about his upbringing and how it shaped him into being a comic, his intro into the world of comedy and the racial segregation that still exists in the comedy world, some stories of him totally bombing onstage, and his stories of hanging out with THE T.I. Needless to say, this was one of the funniest podcasts I have done so far, and it was super fun getting to know Will. That episode will be released today so be on the lookout.

Episode 22 is with my good friend, Alex Guthrie (@theAlexGuthrie). Alex is an amazingly talented musician and photographer. You may recognize him from the nationally aired ad campaign he recently did with Jennifer Hudson for American Family Insurance. I keep seeing him everywhere on billboards, hearing his commercial on the radio, and on TV, its so crazy that he is everywhere! Every time I see it I freak out and I can't believe I'm friends with this guy! I met Alex about 5 years ago through some mutual friends around the time when he was first auditioning for American Idol. He basically dropped out of college to go compete in the third round before getting turned down by one judge who convinced another judge to give him a "No" as well. Needless to say, Alex didn't stop, and the future is super bright. His album, Lessons Learned is available on iTunes, Spotify and wherever else you listen to music, and he has new music coming very soon. In this episode we talked about how he got into music, his experience with American Idol, dealing with depression, going on tour, how he got the commercial with Jennifer Hudson and the story of how it was a complete surprise, getting together his band and how they record, and much more. This was one of my favorite episodes so far, and don't forget to go listen to Alex's music. You won't regret it. I am going to be releasing that episode tomorrow so keep it locked right here.

Episode 23 I am actually recording later tonight with Actress, Heidi Uzelac (@HeidiUzelac). This podcast is delayed, but I wanted to include it in this weekly update since I will be releasing it soon. Since we haven't done the podcast yet I can't guarantee what we will be talking about, but I assume we will talk about how she got into acting and what its like dealing with Hollywood and that world, her daily routine and how she stays focused, meditation, her favorite books, and whatever else we end up talking about. I am super excited for tonight and I will post that episode soon.

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