Sunday, March 26, 2017

TPD 135 - Susan Loewenberg from The Play's The Thing


Susan Loewenberg from The Play's The Thing is my guest this week! Susan is the Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works, a group that has produced radio from the stage for over 40 years! This group has done so many interesting things from audiobooks, to educational products, to live shows and now they've arrived in podcasting! Susan and I cover some highlights from her extraordinary career like changes in technology, international travel, and working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood!

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Links

The Play's The Thing (Website)

L.A. Theatre Works (Twitter) (Website) (YouTube - 40 Years)


Sunday, March 19, 2017

TPD 134 - Bart Warshaw from Kismet


Bart Warshaw is my guest this week! Bart is the creator and producer from Kismet, a new podcast telling stories about connections in way you've likely never heard before! Highly produced and supremely enjoyable, Bart and I discuss how it all got started and what it takes to to put together a truly unique show! You won't be disappointed if you check out Kismet!

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Links

Bart Warshaw (Twitter)

Kismet (Twitter) (Website)

 

 


Sunday, March 12, 2017

TPD 133 - Jonathan Goldstein from Heavyweight


Jonathan Goldstein from Heavyweight (Gimlet Media) is my guest this week! Jonathan has had a long and storied career in Canada and the US and is one of the best story tellers in audio today (this is no exaggeration folks!) and we dive deep on his time with CBC's Wiretap, his time at This American Life and of course, Season 1 and the upcoming second season of his excellent show, Heavyweight! I'm a huge fan and have personally connected significantly with Heavyweight and I think you will too!

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Links

Jonathan Goldstein (Twitter)

Heavyweight (Website) (Twitter)

Submit a story for Heavyweight Season 2 (Website)

Mira Burt-Wintonick's story for CBC's "The Doc Project" on the "Chazzer's Deli" episode of Wiretap (Website)


Sunday, March 5, 2017

TPD 132 - YouTube Special - Austin Evans


Austin Evans joins me this week to share stories about his amazing (nearly) 10 year journey on YouTube! Just like great podcast creators, YouTube is a venue for creatives to compose a story, inform their audience and provide endless entertainment to the masses.  And very few do it as well as Austin Evans!  If you are into technology, Austin Evans is 'required viewing' on YouTube! Check him out! You'll be thankful you did!

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Links

Austin Evans (Twitter) (YouTube)

Intro Special Guest: Jonathan Goldstein (Submit a story for 'Heavyweight')


Sunday, February 26, 2017

TPD 131 - Harry Marks from COVERED


Harry Marks is my guest this week!  We talk writing, publishing books, launching a podcast, booking guests, prep work, interviewing style and more! Harry dives deep into writing, authors and the stories behind them both with COVERED and if you have any interest in those or just a great interview show, you should check out his show!

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And if you are considering starting your own podcast or looking for a great new home for your existing show, check out this week's show sponsor, Podbean!  Go to www.podbean.com/TPD for your first month for FREE!

Links

Harry Marks (Twitter)

COVERED (Twitter) (Website) (Patreon)


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A new website home!

So, as many of you know I've had the website www.thepodcastdigest.info as the main page for TPD since launch.  The reason for this, in case you were wondering, was two fold.  Basically, I set things up wrong initially AND I wasn't very pleased with Libsyn's previous offering of a website for the the show.  So I set up shop over on Blogger with the .INFO site. 

But I never really loved it.. and said it on many shows...

But today, Libsyn launched their new "podcast pages" with a complete redesign.  And it looks a LOT better than the previous incarnation and really looks great on mobile.  So, I'm going to try it out!  I'll still maintain and publish to the .INFO for now (for anyone who has that bookmarked and it still is on my business cards for the show), but for now, I'll be updating all of my info with www.thepodcastdigest.com as the main site for the show.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts.  I can't change too much on the site, but if you like or don't like something, I'd love to hear it! (check out the 'About' page, too.. I've really put a bunch of info over there!)


Sunday, February 19, 2017

TPD 130 - Steve Blizin from Drift and Ramble


Steve Blizin, host and producer of the Drift and Ramble Podcast is my guest this week! An independent podcast with astonishingly high production values, Steve and his wife Cheryl, bring the tales of the Old West to life every other Sunday! We are talking a heavily researched, professionally narrated, voice acted and musically backed story telling production here!  It's a fairly new show and a complete passion project of the Blizin's that I truly believe is heading for a very bright future! We talk about how this all came together! Subscribe to Drift and Ramble now!

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Links

Drift and Ramble (Website) (Twitter) (Facebook) (Patreon)

Steve Blizin (Twitter


Sunday, February 12, 2017

TPD 129 - John Moe from The Hilarious World of Depression


John Moe is an actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio personality and podcast host and this week he's my guest!  We talk about his current show "The Hilarious World of Depression".  An extremely eye-opening listen that will shed light on a disease that, while affecting millions, still is shrouded in mystery and misconception. Through his amazing interviews with comedians, John sheds a light on a pain that many endure on a daily basis. Listen to this show and you will learn something. I know I did!
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And if you are considering starting a podcast or looking for a new host for your existing show, make sure to check out this week's show sponsor - Podbean! Go to www.podbean.com/TPD to get your first month for FREE!

Links
John Moe (Twitter)
The Hilarious World of Depression (Website) (Twitter)
Make it O.K. from HealthPartners (Website)


Sunday, February 5, 2017

TPD 128 - New Pod Recs with Michelle von Hirschberg from CTP!


Time to tell you about more great shows! This time my co-host is Michelle von Hirschberg, one-fourth of the excellent "Couple Things Podcast"!  As her CTP co-hosts have done before her, Michelle joins me for a great discussion on starting up a podcast on a shoestring budget, and then we each tell you about two great shows each!  Some awesome listening awaits if you haven't heard of these shows!  And don't forget to check out Michelle and Couple Things Podcast!

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Links
Michelle von Hirschberg (Twitter) (Couple Things Podcast - Website, Twitter)
Discussion Topic: "All You Need for a Minimum Viable Podcast" - Forbes
"A Podcast Studio for Under $100" - Six Colors
Show Recommendations:
From Michelle:
The Modern Mann w/Olly Mann (Website) (Twitter)
The Naked Scientists (Website) (Twitter)
From Dan:
How to Be Amazing w/Michael Ian Black (Website) (Twitter)
Hilarious World of Depression (Website) (Twitter)





































Sunday, January 29, 2017

TPD 127 - Dan Benjamin from 5by5, Fireside.fm


Dan Benjamin, founder of 5by5 and Fireside.fm, is my guest this week!  Dan is a absolute giant in the world of podcasting from host, to guest, to founder of a large network, running an advertising group and now a brand new hosting provider, Dan has so many stories and insights to share from his vast experience! This was true thrill for me to sit down with one of the first personalities in podcasting that I'd truly consider my self a 'fan' of! Tell a friend about this one!

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Links
Dan Benjamin (Website) (Twitter)
5by5 (Website) (Twitter)
Archer Avenue (Website)
Fireside.fm (Website) (Twitter)



Sunday, January 22, 2017

TPD 126 - Sam Sabin from Good Grief


Sam Sabin from Good Grief is my guest this week!  We dive deep into the really personal story of her awesome show!  We go over how she got into audio, the premise of the show, involving family in a documentary podcast, and a very unusual personal connection that Sam and I share!  Seriously!  An amazing show, just getting started, that I can't recommend that you subscribe and check out immediately!

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Links
Sam Sabin (Twitter)
Good Grief (Website) (Twitter) (Facebook)



Sunday, January 15, 2017

TPD 125 - Lindsay Graham, Keith Reynolds from Terms


Lindsay Graham and Keith Reynolds, co-founders of Spoke Media and the driving force behind "Terms" are my guests this week!  We talk a little bit about building a full service audio studio, the origin story of "Terms", partnering with Wondery, listener feedback and the oh-so-crazy parallels to reality that their show explores! "Terms" is truly a show you have to hear to believe, trust me, your mind will be blown!

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Links
Terms (Website) (Twitter)
Spoke Media (Website) (Twitter)
Wondery (Website) (Twitter)




Sunday, January 8, 2017

TPD 124 - Ilana Levine from Little Known Facts


Ilana Levine, accomplished actress of stage and screen, is my guest this week to talk about her phenomenal podcast "Little Known Facts". Ilana sits down every episode with a new guest, focusing on actors (for now!) and holds a conversation with them unlike you've likely ever heard before! A stellar guest list, a completely engaging interview style, and a passion for the medium that shines through, you'll definitely want to add Little Known Facts to your subscription list today!!!

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Links
Ilana Levine (Twitter)
Little Known Facts Podcast (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

TPD 123 - Davy Rothbart from FOUND


Davy Rothbart, host of FOUND podcast (and oh so much more!) is my guest this week! We talk about the origins of FOUND, the magazine, the musical and of course, the first season of the podcast! Davy is a very interesting creative mega-force who has done so much in the world of creative story telling no matter the medium! We talk joining forces with Wondery, the weekly production calendar and the potential future! It's an amazing chat and I've thrilled to bring this conversation to you for the first episode of TPD for 2017!

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Links
Davy Rothbart (Twitter)
FOUND (Podcast Twitter) (Podcast Website) (Magazine Website) (Magazine Twitter) (Musical Website) (Musical Twitter)
Davy's Book, "My Heart is an Idiot" (Website)
"Medora": Davy's most recent documentary (Website)


Sunday, December 25, 2016

TPD 122 - Wendy Zukerman from Science Vs.


Wendy Zukerman from the mega-hit podcast, Science Vs. from Gimlet Media, is my guest! We talk about the origin of show, the phenomenal reaction it had, the surprise offer from Gimlet, moving to the U.S. and so, so much more!  It's an amazing tale about launching into podcast popularity and how Wendy handled this huge transition! Wendy has got to be one of the coolest people in this space and it comes through in this wonderful conversation!  Share this episode with a friend if you loved this conversation!

If you did enjoy this show, consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Thank you to this week's show sponsor - Podbean!  If you are considering starting a podcast, or looking for new hosting for your current show, go to www.podbean.com/tpd for more info!  And before the end of 2016, Podbean is offering 30% off annual hosting plans! (From 1/1/17, this special url will get your first month free!)

Links
Wendy Zukerman (Twitter)
Science Vs. (Website) (Twitter) (Facebook)
Wendy's spot on Channel 10 segment about Google (YouTube)