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Time For Your Hobby

Dec 2019

Ep.68 Hello Out There, We’re On The Air (Ben - Hockey Broadcaster)

December 15, 2019

(Ben - Hockey Broadcaster)

In this episode, I had the honour to have Ben as my guest. He shared with me his interest in hockey broadcasting as his hobby.

Ben's links:
Facebook: Ben Maddigan
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So until the next episode... make some time for your hobby.

Take care,


00:28 - Intro
01:32 - Who is Ben?
02:26 - How did you get introduced to hockey broadcasting?
04:24 - Do you have a link or website you would like to share?/ Where can people find you?
06:37 - Talking about his experience as a hockey broadcaster.
08:50 - What do you focus on when you do your hockey broadcasting?
11:54 - Did playing hockey play a big role in becoming a hockey broadcaster?
14:45 - What is the best part about being a hockey broadcaster?
16:22 - Do you ever predict hockey plays in your head?
18:20 - What do you do to prepare for a broadcast?
21:07 - How far do you go about a player’s backstory?
22:17 - Do you prefer to broadcast alone or with company?
24:26 - What kind of equipment do you use?
26:21 - Do you save any of your recordings?
27:48 - Do you own or have access to your first recording?
29:05 - How often do you broadcast?
29:56 - Do you have a training ritual to improve your broadcast?
32:54 - What has hockey broadcasting taught you in life?
35:29 - Do you have any inspirations?
39:13 - Has broadcasting ever stressed you out?
41:59 - Do you have a checklist for when you prepare your broadcast?
42:33 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started broadcasting?
45:12 - Is it still the same challenge today?
46:05 - What are some misconceptions about people who broadcast?
47:34 - Do you have any word of advice for anyone who might be interested in hockey broadcasting?
49:50 - Do you have a link or website you would like to share?/ Where can people find you?
50:42 - Do you have any questions for me about hockey broadcasting? 
51:30 - Outro