Why I’ve Started a Podcast with Jake aka @almostvintagestyle

How It All Started with The Denim & Boots Podcast

In a world of constant streams of bite-sized news and mindless thumbing through social media feeds, the most in-depth and time-consuming media of all (radio) is more relevant than ever.

The new(ish) form of radio is podcasting.

It started in 2004 with a piece of software developed by a guy called Adam Curry (who’s now a podcaster himself) that could automatically download internet radio to his iPod.

2019 podcast statistics from MusicOomph.

According to the latest statistics, 17% of the US population listens to podcasts every week. That’s more than 55 million people. And that’s only in the US.

Being a regular podcast listener myself, I get why the medium is only gaining popularity.

Audio is the only media you can consume while doing other things. You can cook, commute, relax, exercise, maybe even work while listening to a podcast. It’s only a very intimate way to engage with content and especially the people who make it.

And with an estimated 550,000 podcasts out there, I’ve been surprised that there aren’t that many shows about the denim scene and lifestyle. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to start podcasting myself.

It’s been a couple of years since I first thought about doing a podcast about denim. And although it is surprisingly simple in theory, you sometimes need a little push. I do, anyway.

My first guest appearance on the ClobberCast, which you can listen to here.

It didn’t make me want it less when Ben Woodhouse launched his ClobberCast in February last year. Since then, I’ve had the honour to be a guest on his show no less than three times (a record I share with Ruedi Karrer), which became a sort of trial by fire me for.

Back in the middle of February, I was chatting with Jake aka @almostvintagestyle on Instagram Direct. He was giving me some advice for my YouTube channel, and I suggested we jumped on a call to go a little deeper. After talking for around an hour and a half, we both figured that we’d probably be good at hosting a podcast together.

Fast forward to Monday this week when Jake and I launched The Denim & Boots Podcast, a podcast about heritage style and the two key categories of it; denim and boots.

The podcast is available on all the popular podcast apps, including Apple Podcast (iTunes), Stitcher, TuneIn, and Spotify. We’ve launched it with three episodes, and we’re going to publish new ones weekly on Mondays.

If you haven’t already, go check it out. And if you like it, please leave a rating and review on iTunes.


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