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149 Mark Ramsey | Creating Impact Through Audio Immersive Stories

By Harry Duran

Mark Ramsey is the host of Inside The Exorcist and Inside Psycho, podcasts that dive deep to tell the stories behind the making of legendary blockbuster movies. Mark’s podcasts are essentially a television series without pictures, audio graphic novels and biopics where the listener is immersed in sounds that help paint the picture and masterfully accompany the storytelling to create an unforgettable Orwellianesque audio experience. If you haven’t listened to Mark’s podcasts yet, I’ve included a brief sample of Inside The Exorcist at the end of this podcast that is sure to grasp you and make you hit that subscribe button. 04:22 - How he got connected with Hernan Lopez of Wondery 05:18 - Mark’s podcasting experience and his thoughts on the podcasting space 06:42 - His thoughts on Netflix and its myriad of choices 07:59 - When he first learned of podcasts and what he thought about the name 09:05 - It shouldn’t be so difficult to listen to a podcast 10:46 - Mark talks about how he came up with the Inside Psycho podcast series 14:20 - His response to people that say his podcasts are not accurate 16:36 - If non-fictional stories are more impactful than fictional stories 16:54 - Alfred Hitchcock and his über successful movie, Psycho 18:41 - The process of making art and what he hopes comes out of his shows 19:26 - HBO’s documentary on Steven Spielberg 21:12 - Replicating the success recipe of Silence of the Lambs on his shows 23:12 - His ever evolving storytelling skills and the importance of audio in storytelling 25:34 - Using silence as a color in storytelling 27:03 - Creating your own unique format instead of replicating other shows 29:44 - How the podcasting space has room for innovation 30:38 - What you can expect to hear on the first episode of Inside The Exorcist 31:39 - Where he feels his interest lies 32:45 - The problem with video and how the audio medium compares to it 36:41 - The people who have influenced Mark’s work 43:10 - What he’s changed his mind about recently Full Show Notes:

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