When I first started the podcast (2017!!!) I began with a sharp focus on creationism. Around 50 episodes in, I rebranded to the Steve Schramm Show in order to speak to more broad topics, because I was getting low on time to devote to the ministry and was going to have to stop blogging.
At this time, I am able to keep a consistent schedule blogging each week, and my podcast episodes are usually a more in-depth dive into that blog topic, using it as an outline/manuscript and expanding from there. This seems to be working really well, so I am going to keep doing it. I had really good intentions for that last rebrand, but listenership went down almost immediately (despite subject matter staying the same) and, since nobody knows (or cares! LOL) who I am, it always feels weird promoting “The Steve Schramm Show.”
That said, I am announcing a new rebrand of the podcast today. Again, the subject matter is the same: Creation, theology, apologetics, biblical studies. But I am really passionate these days about helping people become lovers of God’s Word; hence the book I am in the midst of writing.
Again, the material is the same, based on info in my blog posts and other special episodes like interviews, etc. It will be “The Bible Nerd Podcast.” The ever-talented Tiffany Schramm designed the artwork for me!
The logic is threefold:
- It’s a great representation of me. I’m a huge nerd. I do IT work and build websites for a living. I LOVE Star Trek. And I LOVE the Bible. People also call me a Bible nerd all the time, so it works.
- Immediately you know whether or not this podcast is for you. I am trying to find other Bible nerds. That’s my audience. People who love the Bible and want to know it better.
- It also accurately reflects the goal. The goal is, essentially, to make more Bible nerds! People who just love God’s Word. So the idea is to create a movement about a love for God’s Word and the Christian Worldview. I think this theme helps to accomplish that.
So I would love your feedback and thoughts! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Or, you can leave your thoughts in the comments below.