My podcast is in development and I need your help. Presently, I am taking a month-long course with Jeff Brown to learn more about podcast intros, outros, and how to conduct interviews so that my listeners will feel like they are part of the conversation.
I am also finalizing the format of my show, which I am still tentatively calling “Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History.”
Segments for "Ben Franklin's World"
I have devised 4 different segments for the show outside of an introduction and concluding remarks.
1. Discovery: A brief segment where I will discuss any fascinating historical discoveries that I have made.
2. Interview/Historical Monologue: This will be the "meat" of the show. I will interview an historian who has conducted (or is conducting) fascinating research about important episodes and people in early American history.
Alternatively, some shows will feature me discussing a captivating story from my own historical research.
3. Time Warp: A post-interview segment where I will ask the interviewee a hypothetical history question for fun.
4. Ask the Historian: A segment where I will answer listener questions about early American history.
One aspect of the show that has me befuddled is the music.
I want to have background music play during my intro and outro segments, which leads me to the question I posed in my title: Ben Franklin + Music = ?
What kind of music do you associate with Ben Franklin or early American history in general?
What type of music would you expect to hear on a podcast about early American history?
What type of music would draw you into the podcast?
I want to find music that fits the subject of early American history and yet also proclaims that this is “not another boring history podcast.”