Student Interview: Wesley Jones

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Tell us a little about yourself. What are you studying?

I’m a senior Business Management major from Jackson.

 

How did you decide to start recording your podcast? Where did the name “Pipedup Podcast” come from?

It was something I was interested in; I did lots of research on it beforehand. My uncle is the audio guy for TLC, and he suggested that I do a podcast. “Pipedup” came from a high school nickname- friends still use it today.

 

How did you decide to use Union’s Recording Studio?

I knew Union had good equipment and wanted to use it instead of buying my own.

 

What has been your favorite episode so far? Has it been difficult getting in contact with the people you interview?

The 3rd episode- the Vanderbilt one. I actually knew the guy he was interviewing; he’s a big fan of Vanderbilt. Trying to find the right people to interview is hard, and scheduling times to do a phone interview is hard.

 

Who is the audience for your podcast?

Just fans of college football overall, and fans of smaller schools who want a different view point of people not from that area.

 

What is the goal of the Pipedup Podcast (what do you want listeners to take away from it)?

It is to highlight college football- I want to make people more knowledgeable of smaller schools. I like players of smaller teams that have a chance of making a name for themselves.

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Are there any podcasts that you enjoy listening to, that you would recommend?

“Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody” and “The History of WWII Podcast,” both on iTunes.

 

What media are your podcasts on?

Soundcloud is the host site and it’s also on iTunes, I’m hoping for Spotify by the end of the month.

 

Finally, do you have any advice for other students interested in podcasts?

Just do it! Just have fun with it. Enjoy what you’re doing and don’t get burned out doing it. It’s not a livelihood; it’s just a hobby.

 

*You can listen to Wesley’s podcast here. Thanks for using our Recording Studio, Wesley!

**Interview conducted by Brandon Johnson.