So … what exactly is a “showrunner” anyway? And what does it take to be a successful one?
The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor define the term and explain what separates successful Showrunners from all the rest.
In this episode of The Showrunner, hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor discuss:
- What essential lesson about building an audience can we learn from the very first scene of House of Cards?
- Why aspiring Showrunners should think of themselves as producers, in the classic media sense of the term
- How being a Showrunner is essentially ownership of an audience experience — whether it’s a TV show, a podcast, or even a live event
- What is a Showrunner’s responsibility? (And why would someone want it?)
- The importance of long-term thinking to showrunning success
- How Jon made the transition from do-it-all podcaster to true Showrunner
- The importance of community when growing a show (especially for new Showrunners)
- What does it take to be a successful Showrunner?
- How the profitability of a podcast is about much more than money
- How to overcome “The Dip” (in more ways than one … )
- Listener question: Did our listener shoot himself in the foot by not having a keyword in his show title?
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