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Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

John Corcoran is also the Co-founder of Rise25. He is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran a boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to entrepreneurs.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran talk about how to avoid podcast naming mistakes
  • Where to find inspiration for naming your podcast
  • Examples of great podcast names
  • When to start your podcast without a name
  • Why you shouldn’t name your podcast alone

In this episode…

Have you been thinking of starting a podcast but have no idea how to choose a name for it? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with naming their podcast to the extent that it cripples them — and they never actually start their show.

You shouldn’t lose out on all the great things a podcast can bring simply because you couldn’t come up with a name for it. So how do you choose a name for your show that reflects your brand and makes your guests proud? Short answer: avoid the mistakes others make when naming their podcast. What are these mistakes, and what other advice can you glean from podcast experts?

Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring John Corcoran, Co-founders of Rise25. They discuss the mistakes to avoid when naming your podcast, where to find name inspiration, examples of great podcast names, and when to ask others for help. Stay tuned.

A bit more about the hosts of this show:

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo. John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media.

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Rise25 Cofounders, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran, have been podcasting and advising about podcasting since 2008.


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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran 0:22

All right. Welcome, everyone. This is John Corcoran. I’m the host of the Smart Business Revolution. This is a live episode and I’m here with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Dr. Weisz, how are you?

Jeremy Weisz 0:32

Let’s rock it. This is like a very tough subject today.

John Corcoran 0:36

This is not an easy topic, because we’re gonna be talking about how to choose a name for your show or your podcast, which is one that a lot of people struggle with. And I’ve had more than one conversation with people where it’s something literally people have said that they have not started podcast for like two or three years because because they couldn’t hold the name of a show. So hopefully we’re gonna simplify it, we’re gonna make it easier for you. I love doing these these episodes because there are a lot of fun. These are slightly different from the episodes that we usually do, where we’re featuring all kinds of different CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, you know, I’ve had Netflix YPO eo Activision Blizzard lending tree, Open Table x software, you’ve had p90x, Orlando Magic, Einstein, Bagels, who else

Jeremy Weisz 1:23

Atari, Rx Bar Quest Nutrition, some really interesting people.

John Corcoran 1:28

Some definitely, it’s such a privilege to be able to talk to such great guests each week. And of course, this episode is brought to you by Rise25 Media where we help b2b businesses to get clients referrals, and strategic partnerships and build great relationships, and do business development and do strategic partnerships and create content with done few podcasts and content marketing. And if you have any questions about how to do that, send us an email at support@Rise25media, or you can also visit our website at Alright, so we’re gonna be talking about naming. How do you choose a name for your show or your podcast? And first of all, we should point out that this is in a b2b context, we’re not talking about naming some kind of show that’s going to be on NPR or that you’re trying to build some kind of some niche

Jeremy Weisz 2:11

audience crime series show that is not our expertise.

John Corcoran 2:16

Just put murder in the title and you’re fine. But yeah, in our case, murder in the title, probably not going to help that much. So let’s first break down Jeremy, some of the bad names out there and the bad mistakes people make. Yeah, I

Jeremy Weisz 2:32

mean, I guess its mistakes, and then just how to avoid mistakes, you know, when you’re thinking of a name, you know, look up the name to see if the show already exists. Some people choose it, and they haven’t even searched, you know, just Google it and see if there’s any, you know, search the name you like in podcasts, see if anything shows up, search an Amazon, the name to see if any books come up. Because if you have the same name as a book, and John, we were talking about this earlier, well, they’re already going to think of that person in that book and not your podcast. And you also want to take other people’s IP, and I’m not a lawyer, John actually is but but um, you know, this is a disclaimer that we are not giving legal advice here. But you should definitely make sure, you know, there are probably trademark, you know, they, you know, experts in this, that that’s all they do, but just do some searches to see if people actually own it. You also said, you know, don’t choose a name that is already trademarked. Or someone owns the domain or if someone is up.