Feb 23

77- Podcasting by Disabled content producers- Matt Cox and BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS

In this episode, we interview Matt Cox — a podcaster who is visually impaired (i.e., blind), but who has more than 8 years in podcasting his show, BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS.

 

Matt Cox

As you will hear in this audio podcast, Matt had accepted the challenge of podcasting when he wanted to enlarge the scope of his passion — the old-time BBC radio shows. After he received permission from the BBC to produce his podcast and use some of their content, he proceeded to create a podcast show that now has over 100,000 downloads.

What is very interesting is that Matt now has a workflow for planning the podcast content and show notes, creating the text for the show notes, recording and editing the audio file, then uploading and publishing the podcast episodes in his show (which is in iTunes(R) as well.

As Matt discusses, he had his Producer-Director Maria help him with getting started into creating the process of workflow — from the inception stage of planning to the final upload and publishing of the episodes.

Matt’s next steps are getting images and links within his processes and having them in his show notes. You will realize how he addressed the challenge of podcasting, and how he was able to attend the NEW MEDIA EXPO 2015 conference and finally meet face-to-face the personalities and podcasters that he admired (among them Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting, Ray Ortega of The podcasters Studio and Todd Cochrane of The New Media Show and Rob Walch.of libsyn.com)

Matt continues to provide his free podcast to the audience who is passionate about old-time BBC radio show.

iTunes preview- Brunch with the Brits

Matt has no plans to become a full-time entrepreneur at this time, as he is a full-time employee at the Marriott Hotel Reservations system and he loves his work, as well.

For Matt, the world of accessible programs has given him the tools to address his challenge of becoming a podcaster and succeeding.

Matt Cox may be contacted at:

– e-mail:  brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com

– podcast:  select this link for the iTunes preview

www.BrunchWithTheBrits.net

– twitter: @bwtbrits

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NOTE: This episode interview was recorded by Matt Cox and delivered to Fred Castaneda for publication. It has purposely been unedited and unabridged, and the “natural” energy and enthusiasm of Matt Cox comes through.

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Apr 14

48B- Podcast Alley podcast from NMX with Podcast Reporter

This episode is the recording that was captured at the Podcast Alley location at NMX (New Media Expo) in Las Vegas on 13 April 2015.

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400We had discussions with:

Matt Cox, who is the lead host for BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS podcast;

John Lingard, who is the co-host (who came from the UK to attend NMX) for the BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS podcast;

Jared Easley from Podcast Movement at podcastmovement.com

Gabriel Murillo from the workshop at Podcast Movement 2015.

This concept of Podcast Alley was created for this show by Dave Jackson, who is the manager of the podcast track for NMX 2015.

 

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Oct 21

28- Success as podcaster — in spite of disabilities- Matt Cox

Many people take for granted — or assume — that their audiences have all their motor skills and physical faculties. For instance, they can see the video or hear the audio, etc. However, Matt Cox is a determined young man who is visually impaired (i.e., legally blind), but he is a man with a “vision” and objective. Not only does he consume audio podcasts since 2007, but he has also seen success in Corporate America with his career; and he also is in his 6th year as a podcaster.

Matt Cox 2014He is an aspiring Entrepreneur who wants to be a publisher of books — audio books, ebooks and even hard-bound and paperback books.

And in our audio episode, you will hear the interview with him about his current entry as a part-time entrepreneur in the area of podcasting, with a future in publishing.

His podcast show, called BRUNCH WITH THE BRITS, is available for free subscription on iTunes(R). What is remarkable is that he has over 322 episodes of this series.

 

BWTB on iTunes for Matt CoxIn addition to getting a Bachelor or Arts degree in Communication, he also spent several years in the Peace Corps and served in Morocco. He has also worked in the public sector, but he has really found his home and enjoyment in his work with Marriott Hotel Reservations.

As you will hear in this inspiring audio episode, his future plans include publication of audio books for niche audiences (such as aficionados of old time radio shows, and people with disabilities), as well as other types of publications on the Internet. He also plans to create a podcast network with various podcast shows in the near future.

However, he plans to maintain his part-time entrepreneurship with the “value-for-value” model in his podcasts while continuing his full-time success at Marriott.

Thus, as a part-time solo-preneur (with an administrative assistant who also provides free technical support), it appears that Matt Cox has found a formula that works in the area of New Media, while he maintains his day-job. In fact, up until this year, his podcast did not cost anything. Right now, he is “bootstrapping” his part-time enterprise as a solo-preneur.

His current plans for the near future include the possibility of attending his first NMX (New Media Expo), alongside with the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) event in Las Vegas in April of 2015 — however, if there is a schedule conflict, his employment will ALWAYS take precedence. If and when he does attend the activities of NMX, he will be a very active participant for the awards and the training and education for podcasting and New Media.

You can check out his podcast show of Brunch with the Brits at:

– a libsyn.com link ( http://www.bwtbrits.libsyn.com/)

or

– via iTunes at the link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brunch-with-the-brits/id286383930?mt=2

or

– via the feed at http://bwtbrits.libsyn.com/rss

Contact information for Matt Cox

– email:  brunchwiththebrits@gmail.com

or

– email: producerdirectorMaria@gmail.com (if there is an issue with sound quality)

or

– twitter:  @bwtbrits

or

facebook:  MattCox  (and an open facebook group Brunch with the Brits)

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