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Initiating the Disaster Zone Podcast

June 29, 2020 Eric Holdeman Season 1 Episode 1
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Initiating the Disaster Zone Podcast
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Disaster Zone
Initiating the Disaster Zone Podcast
Jun 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Eric Holdeman

You may be asking, “Why one more podcast?”  I have asked myself the same question. During this short episode you'll hear my rationale for starting a podcast and a preview of my first interview that will be coming shortly about the start of the coronavirus entry into the United States. That interview will be with Heather Kelly, the local emergency manager for the City of Kirkland, WA where the first publicly known cases of the disease were discovered. 


Show Notes Transcript

You may be asking, “Why one more podcast?”  I have asked myself the same question. During this short episode you'll hear my rationale for starting a podcast and a preview of my first interview that will be coming shortly about the start of the coronavirus entry into the United States. That interview will be with Heather Kelly, the local emergency manager for the City of Kirkland, WA where the first publicly known cases of the disease were discovered. 


You may be asking, “Why one more podcast?”  I have asked myself the same question. Here’s my rationale for starting a podcast. 

  • First of all, back about 14 years ago, I was podcasting and didn’t know it. The same thing with Eric’s Corner was a written compendium of information, and I was blogging and didn’t know it. 
  • I started weekly recording on some topics I had written, and we put them up on a website as Eric’s Corner. So, really it is not something totally new for me.
  • What caused me to do the recordings were requests from people to have something they could listen to in the car. So, while I do hundreds of blog posts at Disaster-Zone, my blog—you should not be reading them while driving. 
  • People also assimilate information differently. Many like to read, but others do like to listen to the spoken word.
  • At this blog post I primarily hope to interview people about all aspects of emergency management and homeland security.
  • The before, during and after impacts of disasters and how we might learn from them for future events.
  • I already do written interviews with people where I pose written questions and they respond in writing. 
  • While this is an efficient way of doing things, I also think that the oral interview and questions and answers will be more spontaneous.  
  • I expect there will be more of a dialog between myself and the person being interviewed. 
  • Disaster Zone Television shows also exist. This provides a visual context for interviews, but it requires coordinating people’s schedules with that of the TV studio to pull those off. 
  • Podcasting will allow me to interview people, no matter where they live in the world. 

 You may be asking, Why now and not sooner? Well, I am not a techie and I have to rely on people who do know the technology that allows me to function. Jaime Quick, ChangeUp Advisors is that person helping me with launch and maintain the Disaster Zone Podcast, and he is also the person who assisted me with Eric’s Corner recordings in the past. Without his help, this effort would not have gotten off the ground.

I hope moving forward you will find this new medium for sharing information helpful to you in your personal and professional lives. 

Tune in again soon for my first interview that will be coming shortly about the start of the coronavirus entry into the United States. That interview will be with Heather Kelly, the local emergency manager for the City of Kirkland, WA where the first publicly known cases of the disease were discovered.