I started podcasting in 2011, creating the Tom Inniss Podcast when I went to interview Iain Lee, who was a late-night DJ of Absolute Radio. Initially I just used it as an excuse to meet the people I admired, but over time I realised that it was actually a really interesting way to learn more about an individual, and provide an insight into their lives that the public may not otherwise see.
Since Iain Lee, I have interviewed authors such as: Joe Craig and Michael Carroll; performers like Alex Horne, Doug Segal and Festival of the Spoken Nerd; and prominent arts professionals like the Associate Director of York Theatre Royal, Juliet Forster and Director of the Public Catalogue Foundation, Andy Ellis.
After careful consideration, I decided to retitle the Tom Inniss Podcast to Tom Inniss Interviews…, as it was much more specific in focus. I also created Tinman Podcasts, to serve as an overarching brand for my podcast series.
This was down in part due to my commissioning for the Arts Award Voice Podcast, a youth orientated podcast that is loosely connected to the content of the main Voice website. I was asked to produce and host the podcast after impressing the management team with my professional and high quality interviews.
I have plans to re-start The Tom Inniss Podcast, this time targeting it as a general chat show with no particular focus. There would be occasional guests and we might discuss gaming and technology, or any old waffle that comes into our head. At this point though nothing is concrete.
Tinman Podcasts currently has two series running; Tom Inniss Interviews… and Arts Award Voice Podcast. Click on the cover images below to find out more information about each.