I listen to a bunch of podcasts. I have been trying to cut back because I need more quite space in my head. Podcasts are great for commuting or jogging or background noise while I am doing dishes. “Song Exploder” is one of my favorites. Each episode tells the story of how a single song was created. Some of the episodes are average and some are absolutely phenomenal. You should check it out. I have been wanting to start a podcast for a long time. I always seem to get stuck on a project before I get it off the ground. The details seem to overwhelm me before I can get started. I don’t know why, I am by no means a perfectionist. I am totally great with mediocre, good enough, and satisfactory. I get stuck wanting to have my ducks in a row. I like to know the overarching concepts. I need to understand all of the in’s and out’s before I undertake something. These are the lies I tell myself. The truth is that I am afraid to start. What if it sucks? What if nobody listens? What if I build it and they don’t come? Coincidentally, this is my first blog post all summer. Also, my monthly newsletter lasted approximately one month. Sign up here to find out what happens next. I will never have a podcast if I don’t get started. Sometimes the best way to get started is to just start. So, I am releasing my first official podcast. It is recorded straight into my phone, no edits or effects. It isn’t earth shaking or ground breaking but it is a start. Now I have to keep going and continue improving. I want the next one to be better than this one. I know I am not changing the world, yet. But hopefully, if I get incrementally better, it will be good enough to make a difference. You can listen to this introductory episode of Brother Jack’s Soapbox right here. For the first season, we will focus on getting started.