Saturday, April 16, 2022

GardenDC Podcast Episode 100: Behind the Scenes

In this very special episode, we share a profile of host Kathy Jentz then we look back at the last 100 episodes, talk about how the podcast started, and share some of the behind-the-scenes production secrets. The plant profile is on Species Tulips and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.

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Show Notes: 1:10 Meet host of GardenDC Kathy Jentz and hear all about the behind-the-scenes of the podcast! 5:54 Intern Dorvall Bedford introduces himself 6:29 Kathy is asked if she was born with a chlorophyll in her veins and a green thumb — “The tables have turned.” 7:11 “I don’t remember loving it.” — Kathy was not born with a green thumb 8:02 Kathy’s favorite plants to grow! 8:40 “I feel like I’m the okra evangelist.” — Kathy loves growing okra 9:33 Why Kathy studied journalism and not horticulture 10:54 Kathy talks about starting her own magazine 12:49 How GardenDC began 14:23 Kathy laughs about her first episode — “The sound is horrible, I think you can hear the wind outside…” 15:35 Kathy describes everything she uses to make the podcast: Zencastr, Audacity, and Anchor 17:57 Kathy says she’s grateful for all her many great guests — “I definitely couldn’t have succeeded without them.” 19:46 Kathy mentions that episode 53 with Karen Rexrode was one of her favorites — “Karen knows her perennial gardens. She is just amazing!” 21:03 The guest who has made the most appearances! 22:21 “Our podcast is perfect!” — Kathy jokes about never having bloopers 22:49 Kathy describes when her cat Santino interrupted a recording of the podcast 24:09 Kathy talks about her cat — “He’s usually a very good boy. It’s just every once in a while he wants his tummy rubbed…” 24:43 The process of making each episode 21:01 “I like to keep it very casual and informal.” — Kathy talks about interviewing guests 30:30 “You might be able to hear it as a listener.” — Kathy describes how some interns edit differently than others 31:03 Kathy gives advice for anyone who wants to start their own garden podcast — “Pick your niche.” 35:59 GardenDC has an international audience! 39:01 Podcasts to listen to alongside GardenDC! 40:42 How to contact Kathy 41:34 GardenDC is close to having 50,000 plays and downloads! 43:00 “Stay Tuned!” — Kathy mentions future plans 45:32 Learn about the Species Tulips in this week’s Plant Profile! 47:01 What’s new in the garden: plants bloom during the warm spell 48:51 Give GardenDC a review! #Reviews4Good 48:28 News in the gardening world: Potomac Rose Society online talk, Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, African Violet Plant Sale 51:21 Channel you inner artist with Let’s Make Art
53:29 Check out “The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City” by Teri Speight and Kathy.

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If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
GardenDC Podcast Episode 1: Debut with Marianne Willburn
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 93: Pruning Tips with Leslie Harris
GardenDC Podcast Episode 92: Universal Gardening Truths with Carol J. Michel

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Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing and Show Notes: Dorvall Bedford


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