A Special Hope Podcast is for the special needs and disability community, as guest blogger Sarah Broady explained in Part 1 of this short series. Today, she provides ideas guaranteed to increase your enjoyment of the podcast and get the most out of every episode.
A Special Hope launched in February 2019 and airs twice a month, on the 1st and the 15th of the month. It’s available on all podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, and more. Whether you have an Apple or an Android, you can listen to A Special Hope on any device. You can read more about the podcast and find show notes on all the episodes on the podcast page of my website, Hope in Autism. A Special Hope is also on social media. You can find it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you’d like to help the work A Special Hope Podcast is doing, there are a five super simple ways to support it.
- LISTEN! Click on the links for the apps above, search for it in your podcasting app, or listen directly from the website. I know your time is valuable and you are being pressed in every direction to watch this, do that, listen to this. Your time is greatly appreciated! Take advantage of that car ride to work or hit play on your next run. I appreciate every single download!
- REVIEW! Leave a 5-star review on the podcasting app you use. It goes a long way to helping others find the podcast and gain traction and more listeners.
- SHARE! You can easily share the podcast directly from any app, or share the podcast page link on your social media. Follow A Special Hope Podcast on social media and share posts or retweet.
- SUBSCRIBE! You can subscribe to the podcast in your podcast app, but you can also subscribe to getting news updates about the podcast, new episodes, where it’s being featured, exciting news, and more by subscribing to updates on the website. I promise I NEVER send spam.
- SUPPORT! Publishing a podcast is unfortunately not free. There are monthly costs associated with media hosting and long-distance recording for my interviews, and equipment upgrades that will be needed eventually for better quality. In light of this, A Special Hope Podcast is now on Patreon. You can become a patron and choose your monthly payment (as low as $1) or make a one-time donation. I don’t like this whole self-promotion thing, but it seems to be a necessary evil in content creation. So, (deep breath) would you please consider the cost of buying me a cup of coffee every month? Every little bit helps. I’ll be adding special incentives for patrons only along the way too, so be on the lookout for those as a patron. I want to show my appreciation for my supporters.
I’m thrilled to be creating something I’m passionate about and bringing needed hope and encouragement for both families and ministry leaders in the church. I hope you’ll join me on this journey and choose one or two ways to support the work of A Special Hope Podcast.
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 (Emphasis mine)
Sarah Broady and her husband have three boys. Their second son is autistic. Sarah is an autism advocate and has spoken to state capitol committees to secure better services on behalf of families living with autism. Her greatest joy comes in being an encouragement to other parents who are walking the same road she is walking. She blogs about their life raising a son with autism as they hope and delight in God at Hope in Autism. and interviews people involved with disabilities and special needs at A Special Hope Podcast. She is also writing a book that gives hope in Jesus on the special needs path. She speaks at Christian-related special needs events to reach parents on a more personal level. You can contact Sarah through her blog or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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