Should podcasts be on video?

On a weekly basis, I record the Live Better podcast and it airs on iTunes and Stitcher radio. A colleague recently mentioned that I should have the podcast in video format as well since I am, in fact, a filmmaker and people like to watch videos.

Right now the podcasts last from 3 minutes to 7 minutes. If I’m recording live on video, the video would automatically be longer because I wouldn’t be able to cut out the adlibbing or errors. I enjoy the podcast being somewhat short and to the point. If listeners don’t have a lot of time, they know I’m going to drop some science in 3 – 5 minutes.

Pros of A Podcast Being Only A Podcast

  • It’s shorter. When you podcast without recording live, you can edit out your adlibs and errors. It makes for a more concise podcast.
  • You don’t have to get dressed or wear makeup. Yes, this is a concern because when I’m on video I do my make up and make sure I look presentable.
  • You don’t have to provide a studio background. So, you can just record against a plain wall and no one cares.

Pros of A Podcast Also Being A Video

  • People who like to watch videos can watch the podcast. This potentially increases the listening audience.
  • It provides additional content on your video channel.
  • People can see a live recording with allows them to feel more of a personal connection.

Cons of a Podcast Also Being A Video

  • Recording someone talking can be boring to watch. When I’m recording the Tisha Ariel Nikkole show, I’m adding graphics and I’m really in my element with my humor. But, with the podcast, I’m just having a conversation. I’m concerned that the conversation on video would look boring…

Anyway, I would appreciate your feedback. If you could email me what you think or post a comment on the blog, I’d really appreciate it. I’m schedule to do a podcast today and I was thinking about recording it as a video. That’s why it isn’t up yet. So, let me know your feelings.

Peace & Love,

Yasmin

Here’s my first podcast that I shot as a video… I’ll be reposting as a podcast too…

 

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