Podcast About Low-Carb Starts Off With A Bang

Filed under: Publications — @ November 2, 2006

I really didn’t know exactly what to expect when the fine people over at Grasshopper New Media approached me about doing my own weekly podcast show featuring the low-carb lifestyle from my perspective. Sure, I had done some Christian music radio work back in the 1990s while I was in graduate school and even hosted my own weekly Christian hit countdown show. That was a lot of fun and I have really missed doing that!

But podcasting is a little bit different from radio. There’s not a LIVE audience you are broadcasting to when you are recording. Thus, there is no way to instantly interact with your listeners in an engaging way about the various topics you are talking about. I suppose you could call that a downside to podcasting, but I don’t.

By the way, in case you’ve missed the first few shows, go check ‘em out:

PROTOTYPE
EPISODE 1
EPISODE 2

The ace in the sleeve of this cutting edge new format is the fact that people can STILL interact in an even better way (IMHO!) by leaving comments about the show. You can do that very easily at the official “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” blog, at the brand new MySpace.com page for the show, with the super-easy MobaTalk Comment System (located just beneath my picture on the show’s web site–GIVE IT A TRY!), and at the iTunes store.

That last one, the iTunes store, is EXTREMELY important for several reasons. First, feedback left there shows other people there is a genuine interest in the show. Second, curious onlookers rely on feedback from fellow podcast listeners to convince them a new podcast is worth trying out for themselves. Of course, if you hated the show, you have a right to share that, too, but I haven’t heard anyone say the show stinks…at least not to my face! :) Finally, it lets us know how we are doing and whether we need to make any improvements.

If you have access to iTunes, I would like to request you do one thing for me: leave SOME kind of feedback there and rate the show regardless of your opinions. I’m a big boy and can take it! If you hated it, then say why. If you loved it, don’t be too shy to share. This may seem insignificant, but your feedback at iTunes could be all that’s needed to move this show into the next level in a short amount of time.

I cannot begin to tell you how much this would help the show continue to ride the early wave of success it has already seen. My goal is for “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast to reach far beyond the walls of the low-carb community and well into the mainstream of public health circles. Those of us who have made this way of eating our preferred method for eating already know that livin’ la vida low-carb is an extremely healthy lifestyle, but there’s still so much work left to do convincing the vast majority of others this fact. I’ll never stop trying!

Even if you don’t have access to iTunes, we’d still LOVE to read your comments in any of the other formats I mentioned previously. Some of the early feedback I have been receiving about the show has been helpful: They love hearing my voice, it’s exciting to have a new format to learn more about low-carb, I’m talking too fast, the information provided is educational, the show is too short and ends just when it’s getting good, and so much more! THESE are the kind of comments we WANT to hear from you and we are grateful for the constructive criticism as well as the compliments.

You can learn how to subscribe to the RSS feed for the show by clicking here and we even have an e-mail alert system to let you know when new content has been added to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” web site. Enter your e-mail address in the box located in the upper right-hand section of the page and you will be notified when the site is updated!

Ever since the podcast aired for the first time a couple of weeks ago, the overwhelming support I have received from the low-carb and weight loss communities has been utterly amazing to see. There is not a more loving or caring group of people than those of us who are seeking to help the overweight and obese lose weight and get healthy. This was clearly illustrated by the myriad of mentions my new show has received since its debut.

The following is a rundown of the various comments that have been made about “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore”:

LOW-CARB DAVE

“Will anything stop this man? Jimmy Moore’s enthusiasm for low carb seems unstoppable! I’ve listened to his show and it’s very inspirational. You get that personal passion from his voice, that you cannot get purely from his writing.”

LIVIN’ IN OHIO LOW-CARB

“Wow, what an uplifting experience to be able to hear Jimmy’s voice coming to you through your computer. It’s like having your own radio tuned into your favorite channel. Now you can have Jimmy speak to you right from his website.”

OBESITY DISCUSSION

“For those who have had the pleasure of reading Jimmy’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb blog, he’s now going podcast! He’s looking to be interactive with his listeners to better his show, so this could be a chance to work closely with a true success story and help him shape his future podcasts!”

THE LOW-CARB LIFESTYLE PODCAST

Fellow low-carb podcaster Diana Schnuth plugs my new show!

KENT ALTENA

“One of the things that impressed me about his first episode is how much of a natural he is in front of the mike. If anyone saw the rough cuts of my [how to do Atkins/low-carb] videos, they would know I am not necessarily the greatest ad libber in the world. Jimmy certainly does not have that problem in print with his prolific defense of the low carb lifestyle, and now it is apparent he does not have the problem orally either.”

BECAUSE I SAID SO

“I don’t mind saying that I will only endorse those that I believe have potential. He’s GOLD I tell you. I listened to the first podcast and not only felt motivated, but laughed and enjoyed listening. Best of all, it was less than 10 minutes long from start to finish. Yeah folks, you can get a weekly dose of carb-controlled, nutrient-dense, advice from a man who actually read and followed the Atkin’s plan.”

KUDOS FOR LOW-CARB

“Jimmy has earned his solid reputation as a low carbohydrate lifestyle advocate, and he deserves the low carb community’s support after everything he has done to promote a healthy low carb lifestyle. This new podcast is an apt and entertaining format for getting the word out about low-carb. Please join Jimmy in this exciting foray into the ever-challenging diet world. No doubt you

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