Get to know the genius behind the successful podcast, Motorcycles & Misfits. Liza Miller started this podcast back in 2013 in the co-op motorcycle garage she runs in Santa Cruz, California, the Re-Cycle Garage. What started as a passionate conversation with a few misfits after turning a wrench on a Sunday afternoon has become a popular podcast that will clear its 500th episode and over 3 million listens this year.
Motorcycles & Misfits is an inclusive haven for passionate motorcyclists of every stripe, age, and walk of life. You’ll hear about Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel, Stumpy John, and other Re-cycle Garage Misfits. You’ll learn how she grew her podcast through attending events, recording on location, selling merch, and getting excellent guests on her show. From stunt riders like Gary Davis who jumped his motorcycle more successfully than Evel Knievel himself, to Hollywood celebrities like Norman Reedus of Walking Dead and Boondock Saints. Norman Reedus even included their band of misfits on the first episode of his motorcycle focused TV show, Ride with Norman Reedus.
00:00 Introducing Liza Miller and Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz, CA
03:20 Julie’s secret…
04:50 Liza on keeping her podcast fresh as she nears 500 episodes
06:00 Engaging audience through contests and more
07:43 The history of recording Motorcycles & Misfits in the Re-Cycle Garage, and moving into their studio (with a visual tour on YouTube version of this podcast)
11:00 On getting better sound in your home recording space
13:30 On choosing her band of misfits, cohosts, and regular guests on the show
19:10 Liza’s minimalistic approach to editing
27:40 Liza’s portable recording studio: Zoom H6
28:45 Leading with purpose first, monetizing second (advertisers + Patreon)
32:20 Using t-shirt rewards as an incentive for members to join the Patreon community of Misfits
34:30 Liza’s advice to new podcasters or those that have stagnated
To get a taste of Motorcycles & Misfits, you can check out last week’s Podtease! We featured their interview with motorcycling legend, Gary Davis. It was an episode that was almost lost due to technical difficulties, offering Liza and her crew a few lessons about using new, untested technology for an important recording. You’ll fall in love with the show, and really want to add their podcast to your queue. Check it out here:
About Re-cycle Garage and Motorcycles & Misfits:
The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences, as well as special guest interviews.
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