Monday: Our First Live Video Version of the “Lean Whiskey” Podcast


The first 14 episodes of “Lean Whiskey” have been traditional audio podcasts. Jamie Flinchbaugh and I record them through Zoom and we usually use the video call option even though we have just published audio.

For our next episode, we're going to experiment with our first video podcast. We're also adding another new variable — we'll broadcast the Zoom meeting live through YouTube!

We will start broadcasting at 8 pm ET on Monday, March 30th.

The live stream will also be available for on-demand viewing through YouTube if you can't attend live.

The recorded audio will also be published in the usual way if you don't want to see our faces or if you have enough screen time and video chat time these days, as it is. We hope this will add value to our small, but loyal audience. :-)

The recording:

How to View it Live

Here is the best process that I've come up with:

  1. Go to my YouTube channel page
  2. Click the “Subscribe” button
  3. Click the “bell” to be notified about “all”

You should then get an email about the live broadcast starting up through the Gmail account that's associated with your YouTube or Google account. You will also get a notification on your phone if you have the YouTube app (and notifications turned on for it).

You can also go to my channel just before 8 PM ET on Monday.

If I come up with a better process, I'll update this page.

You'll be able to ask questions through the YouTube Chat functionality and we'll monitor that so we can address them. You can also submit questions in advance here.

I've searched and there doesn't appear to be a single URL that I can share for the webstream, as each broadcast seems to generate a unique URL.

I've tested the technology and feel 95% confident that this will work, tech-wise. My evening internet bandwidth is the biggest risk when everybody in the building is watching streaming video of various sorts.

Audio Promo:

Future Experiments?

We might also experiment in the future where we'll add additional guests to be with us in the conversation. Or, we might open up the Zoom meeting to allow people to watch there and to ask questions through video or the chat window.

We want to strike a balance between getting input and participation from people without it becoming an unmanageable group chat.

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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