How did Courtland Allen overcome anxiety when starting the podcast?
Courtland says the podcast was nerve-wracking for him the first time because outside of editing, very little was actually in his control.
Being a perfectionist, he tries to only work on projects where he is forced to ship, preventing him from working on his creation, indefinitely. Even podcast took a couple of months to launch, once first three episodes were ready. Now he feels good about it though, and only feels guilty if he hasn't done sufficient prep for an interview.
Practice makes perfect. Generally speaking, if you are doing an interview style podcast, you audience is going to listen to your guest most of the time, and judge the show by their performance. Your job is to set the guest for success.