In this episode of Podcasting Mastery, James Martell, tucked into the ‘Secret Beach Hut Studio’ talks with Betty Thesky, host of “Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase”, a wildly popular podcast about airline travel by real-life flight attendant.
Betty hosts this monthly podcast sharing funny stories from pilots, flight controllers, ground crew, passengers, and fellow flight attendants and is listened to by hundreds of thousands of Betty fans around the world. Each episode averages 40,000 downloads and the podcast now has been downloaded over 3 million times and was turned into a book.
Betty talks about how she came up with the show back in 2005, and loved the idea of having your own “radio show” you could do from your own apartment. She loves the life of a flight attendant and talks about her glamorous travel. She is also writing fiction while on her trips. Listen in as she shares some funny but true stories that are hard to beleive but true.
Betty has a fabulous podcast intro and talks about how she had her own theme song written. What she uses to record the shows and how she manages to do this while working and how she warms people up and gets the stories out of them in a short amount of time.
She talks about the itunes reviews and how she has the most amazing listeners who have given her the reviews. She tends to get herself into problems and loves to share these on the podcast. She shares how she puts the show together and the flow that may include 15+ stories, the music she uses, and putting together her show notes.
She was approached by Amazon to become an influencer, because of her popularity, where she tells her stories and then refers them to Amazon to buy the products. She tells a funny story which turns into an ad and people buy!
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