Dolphin sculpture, Monterey CA

I had never heard of these folks, but it was mentioned on an episode of The Creative Penn Podcast so I checked it out. I tried 2 episodes and couldn’t even get half way through the 2nd episode.

The three hosts, Sean, Johnny, and Dave have co-authored a number of successful series and they apparently have a quite a following.  Unfortunately, their writing talent does not really transfer to the podcast medium.  Instead, it sounds like 3 guys hanging around drinking beer for an hour or more and occasionally they mention something about writing.  The ADHD nature of this podcast doesn’t work for me.  I have my own drunk and rambling friends to hang out with in my spare time.

They also advertise proudly that they are “4% on-topic Guaranteed!”

Astonishingly, they have a rating of 4.9 stars on iTunes.

After reading their reviews, I find that that this podcast is like cilantro.  No middle ground.  Your mileage may vary.

On their website, they appear to have a selection of popular podcasts from the archive so I may dive in there.

Length: Hour plus.

Format:  They start to chat about writing and publishing about 20-30 minutes in.  I’ve decided to try a third episode and just fast forward to the thirty minute mark.  What I like: they start with sharing about something awesome.  I definitely like that approach but they go on and on.

Rating: 2 stars

The Self Publishing Podcast

(Photo: Monterey, California)