#117 - Craig Cannon and Adora Cheung

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Craig Cannon is the Director of Marketing at Y Combinator. He usually hosts the YC podcast but is the guest on this episode about podcasting.
Adora Cheung is a Partner at YC.
You can find Adora on Twitter at @nolimits and Craig at @craigcannon.
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Topics
00:21 - Adora's intro
1:26 - Craig's intro
4:06 - Starting the YC podcast
5:21 - Podcast metrics
6:21 - Tips on creating a podcast
8:31 - Picking episode topics
9:21 - Order of operations for finding guests
10:51 - Preparing for interviews
14:11 - How to keep an episode engaging
16:26 - Analytics
18:51 - Gear
23:21 - Software
24:16 - Listening to your own voice
25:41 - Favorite interviews
26:41 - Most surprising things Craig's learned about startups on the podcast
29:21 - What has Craig learned from guests that he's put into practice?
32:01 - Non-consensus things about building startups
34:21 - If Craig had to start a podcast from scratch, how would he structure it?
37:01 - Clipping the show
42:21 - Monetizing podcasts
45:51 - Will podcasts become saturated?
46:21 - What's missing in the podcast world?
48:21 - Influential podcasters
52:11 - Adora's podcast picks
53:11 - Patrick Benders asks - What idea do you believe in that your social group would think is crazy?
58:11 - Zachary Canann asks - Please tell us about the time you most successfully hacked some (non-computer) system to your advantage.
1:00:11 - Being at YC, do Craig and Adora feel pressured to go start a company?
1:06:21 - When is an opportunity good enough to quit your current job?

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