Bill Barol is the host of HOME: Stories From L.A. and the author
of Thanks for Killing Me. He is also a journalist and has written
for various web sites such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and others.
Although Bill’s podcast is relatively new, it really stood out to
me because of its high quality. Bill talks on how he came up with
the theme for the podcast and why he decided to use podcasting as
the medium. This episode is a bit longer than usual, so get
comfortable and enjoy the show!

Show Highlights

  • 00:05:35 – I talk about the
    quality of Bill’s podcast.
  • 00:06:25 – What has the reaction
    to Bill’s podcast been like so far?
  • 00:08:55 – Why did Bill decide to
    get into podcasting?
  • 00:14:05 – Bill talks about
    equipment used for podcasting.
  • 00:16:10 – Even though Bill’s
    podcast is new, I knew right away he was taking it seriously.
  • 00:20:15 – Home is a loaded word,
    so why did he choose it for the theme of his podcast?
  • 00:25:20 – Bill has a complicated
    relationship with Philadelphia, the city he grew up in.
  • 00:29:30 – Bill is open to hearing
    out people’s story ideas for his podcast.
  • 00:32:15 – Why was the 1994
    Northridge earthquake a defining moment for Bill?
  • 00:36:25 – That story stood out to
    me because I was in New York during 9/11.
  • 00:38:55 – How does Bill choose
    the music he uses in the podcast?
  • 00:44:25 – We learn about the back
    story behind Episode 2: In Their Room.
  • 00:55:05 – Bill talks about
    Episode 3: One Man’s Town, and Episode 5: Growing Up 818.
  • 01:09:10 – Bill talks about his
    experience in journalism and the transformation from print to
  • 01:12:50 – Bill talks about the
    cover piece he wrote on David Letterman.
  • 01:16:55 – We talk about
    co-sleeping with our pets.
  • 01:18:25 – What has Bill changed
    his mind about recently?
  • 01:20:10 – What challenges does
    Bill anticipate while trying to grow the show?
  • 01:28:00 – Be consistent with your
  • 01:30:00 – Bill has been
    publishing 2-3 minute extras from each interview that didn’t make
    the cut.




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