Keith Tomasek is the host of The Inadequate Life and a professor at University of Western Ontario. He’s a great guy and super fan of the show, having worn the Podcast Junkies t-shirt on Day 1 of his podcasting class. He’s also a masterful interviewer and gives us some great insights in to how make your guest shine! He shares the challenges of living with Crohn’s Disease. A really insightful gem for podcasters.
What We Covered:
11:15 – Keith’s family history and their t-shirt biz experience
13:20 – How did Keith’s podcasting class go?
16:00 – My experience teaching a class at General Assembly
19:30 – Podcasters’ obsession with landing a sponsor
24:00 – How best to position yourself to a sponsor
27:35 – Origins of The Inadequate Life podcast
29:35 – Tips on getting the most out of your show’s name and author field
32:10 – What drove Keith to start a podcast, and his connection to Marc Maron
35:00 – How the podcast grew a relationship with Chilina Kennedy
37:50 – Keith’s performing background
45:10 – How has Keith improved as a host?
47:00 – The challenges of consistency
53:00 – The moment when Keith got a bit emotional
56:10 – A story from his father that really resonated with Keith
01:01:05 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Keith