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EP 067: Joel Godett, Ball State University & Play-By-Play Cast

posted by Logan Anderson June 20, 2018 0 comments
      EP 067: Joel Godett, Ball State & Play-By-Play Cast

In episode 67 we chat with Joel Godett, the play-by-play voice of Ball State University. He also hosts his own podcast on sportscasting, Play-By-Play Cast. Topics in our conversation include:

  • The decision to go to college at Syracuse.
  • What made his Syracuse education so advantageous.
  • His best Jim Boeheim stories.
  • Going to Ian Eagle’s Broadcast Camp as a high schooler.
  • How he got his first job out of college with the Buffalo Bisons, a AAA team, fresh out of college.
  • Why he didn’t stay in the apartment provided to him by the team in Buffalo.
  • Creative ways to save per diem money when funds were low.
  • How knowing the right people helped him line up a job at South Florida.
  • Making a detailed proposal to a minor league team that led to a lead baseball job.
  • Sending emails to every college between Philadelphia and New York in order to climb the next rung on the ladder with Farleigh Dickinson.
  • How he structured his cold call emails.
  • Moving from New York to Myrtle Beach for more minor league baseball.
  • Applying for a job via a Facebook message.
  • How social media use has changed throughout his career.
  • Deciding where the line is when talking about politics on social media.
  • How he caught a break that led him to his current job at Ball State.
  • The adjustments of moving from the east coast to Indiana.
  • Running 110 meter sprints with the athletic trainer as a video bit.
  • Why he started his own sportscasting podcast.
  • Staying fit despite a difficult travel schedule.
  • His personal broadcast horror stories.
  • What he does to get better at the craft.
  • Who his favorite broadcasters to listen to are.

And much more!

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