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Bob Ross: Finding inspiration from Different Mediums




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What can a soft-spoken painter teach us about podcasting?

In this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart talks about what we can learn from painting legend Bob Ross. While this beloved artist may have passed away nearly thirty years ago, he is still in the heads and hearts of many people today.

Stuart talks with Doug Blandy, professor emeritus at the University of Oregon, who has done a lot of work around Bob Ross and his legacy. From books to documentaries, Doug is a Bob Ross expert. Stuart and Doug offer up five lessons that Bob Ross has taught us, which transcend from painting to podcasting.

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Today you’ll learn about:

  • Looking outside our medium for inspiration
  • It’s the presentation that matters
  • Creating a workflow
    • Knowing your subject matter: research, practice, experience, and scripts
    • Giving you and your team time to breathe and create (and avoid burnout)
  • Leveraging a medium
    • Building your brand through a medium
  • Nailing down a format
    • Understand what your podcast is and what it isn’t
  • Being genuine
  • Sharing knowledge


Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon:

WTF with Marc Maron:


Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling by Eric Nuzum:

Castos Academy:

Castos, private podcast:

Castos, website:

Castos, YouTube:

Clubhouse video:


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Jonathan Jones


Feb 10

Bob Ross taught me how to paint leaves.



Matt Medeiros


Feb 10

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