Sunday, September 25, 2016

TPD 109 - Dave Lee from International Podcast Day


Dave Lee from International Podcast Day, Waves of Tech and Modern Life Podcast Network is my guest this week!  We cover Dave's roots in audio, podcasting with family, his evolution as a podcaster and of course, International Podcast Day (IPD)!  IPD is coming up soon - September 30th! We discuss the goals of IPD, it's growth as it hits its 3rd year in 2016 and spreading the word of podcasting!  Dave is a great guy, awesome podcaster and has (along with his father) done amazing things for the all podcasters - both big and small! #PodcastDay
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links:
Dave Lee (Twitter)
Waves of Tech (Twitter)
Modern Life Podcast Network (Website)
International Podcast Day (Twitter) (Website)


Sunday, September 18, 2016

TPD 108 - Danny Pena from Gamertag Radio


Danny Pena, host and founder of Gamertag Radio and 2015 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame inductee is my guest for this blockbuster episode! Danny has had a truly amazing ride in the podcasting world, even starting before podcasts existed! Learn about the very early days, the evolution of Gamertag Radio, the intense focus on community, and Danny's induction into the Hall of Fame!  And that just scratches the surface!  One of the most interesting podcasters I've ever talked to, Danny Pena and Gamertag Radio are completely worth your time, even if you just have a passing interesting in gaming!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Danny Pena (Twitter)
Gamertag Radio (Twitter) (Website)
Danny's Keynote address at Podfest 2016 (YouTube)




Sunday, September 11, 2016

TPD 107 - Hernan Lopez from Wondery


Hernan Lopez, Founder and CEO of Wondery, is my guest this week!  Hernan, with a vast amount of experience and success in television jumped into the podcast world earlier this year and the early results look very promising!  From original content to partner shows, Wondery is developing a solid stable and very entertaining shows! Hernan also shares his point of view on the evolution of advertising in the podcasting world and some of the things that Wondery are developing on both the content and business side to become a successful podcast network!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
Links:
Hernan Lopez: (Twitter)
Wondery: (Website) (Twitter)
Hernan's interview with Harry Duran on "Podcast Junkies" (Website)



Sunday, September 4, 2016

TPD 106 - Veronica Volk from Finding Tammy Jo


Veronica Volk, reporter from WXXI in Rochester, NY is my guest and we talk about the podcast she co-hosted (with Gary Craig from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) called "Finding Tammy Jo".  This story is an amazing one about a young victim of murder in western New York and the search for her identity and killer. Told across 8 episodes, "Finding Tammy Jo" tells the tale of who this young woman was and the search to learn what happened to her back in 1979. Veronica tells us her story about joining WXXI, the origin story of the podcast, working with Gary, interviewing these guests and the local communities reaction to this amazing show they have created! It's a quick, but required listen, in my opinion!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
Links
Veronica Volk (Twitter)
Gary Craig (Twitter)
Finding Tammy Jo (Website)
WXXI (Website) (Twitter)
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Website) (Twitter)


Sunday, August 28, 2016

TPD 105 - Mignon Fogarty from Grammar Girl


Mignon Fogarty from Grammar Girl is my guest this week and we talked about a few of the amazing experiences she's had on her podcasting journey! Mignon discusses the early days of Grammar Girl, the launch of Quick and Dirty Tips, the phenomenal growth of both and what it was like to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show! Mignon is someone I truly look up to in podcasting and her success story is one for the ages!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links
Mignon Fogarty (Twitter)
Quick and Dirty Tips (Website)
Mignon's TEDx talk (YouTube)
Mignon's Books (Amazon)


Sunday, August 21, 2016

TPD 104 - The Fantasy Footballers


Andy Holloway and Mike Wright, 2/3rds of The Fantasy Footballers are my guest this week! We talk about their amazing ride in the world of podcasting and fantasy football from how it got started, the growth of their website, expanding the show to video, winning multiple awards and so, so much more!  The are great guys who are truly made their passion into their jobs and it comes through in everything they do!  If you're into sports at all, I can't recommend it more!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links
The Fantasy Footballers (Website) (Twitter) (YouTube)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

TPD 103 - Pod Love with Quinn Rose


Quinn Rose from Aspiring Robot and Solidly Mediocre is my co-host for a recommendations episode!  I talk to Quinn about her recent YouTube success as a Relay FM super fan, her podcast and goals for the future!
For our discussion topic, we talk the intersection of YouTube and podcasting, the value of each, and what Quinn's feelings are on each.
And on to our show recommendations! We give you a total of four great shows to check out!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links
Quinn Rose (Website) (Twitter) (YouTube)
Quinn's Relay FM Alphabet Video (YouTube)
Solidly Mediocre (Website)

Show Recommendations 
Someone Knows Something (Website) (Twitter)
Hello Internet (Website) (Twitter)
Code Switch (Website) (Twitter)
Call Your Girlfriend (Website) (Twitter)





































Sunday, August 7, 2016

TPD 102 - Ben Brock Johnson, Clare Toeniskoetter from Code Breaker


Ben Brock Johnson (host) and Clare Toeniskoetter (producer) from Code Breaker (from Marketplace and Tech Insider) join me to talk about how this super unique show was born and put together over its first season! They talk about finding the stories, creating the codes, selling their colleagues on their different approach to listener engagement and releasing the show "Netflix-style"! Ben and Clare also give us some hints about the upcoming season! You haven't heard something like Code Breaker, I promise, and I fully recommend it to everyone!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links
Ben Brock Johnson (Twitter)
Clare Toeniskoetter (Twitter)
Code Breaker (Website, Marketplace Tech Twitter)
Marketplace (Website)
Tech Insider (Website)



Sunday, July 31, 2016

TPD 101 - Yasmine Evjen from Material


Yasmine Evjen joins me for Ep. 101, one-third of "Material" from Relay FM. Yasmine and I talked about her awesome story of being plucked from the Google I/O attendee floor to join the roster of the only Android-centric show on Relay! It's a great origin story!  Yasmine talks about her journey in podcasting, getting to know her co-hosts, the evolution of "Material", diversity in podcasting and so, so much more!  What a great conversation with a wonderful podcaster!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
Links
Yasmine Evjen (Twitter) (Website)
Material (Twitter) (Website)
Yasmine RT'd by the First Lady (Twitter)
App Camp for Girls (Website)


Sunday, July 24, 2016

TPD 100 - SPECIAL: The First 100 and PM16!


I can't believe this... 100 Episodes.
First off, if you're reading this, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I decided to make this episode a 'retrospective' of sorts looking back at some of my favorite episodes and interviews and big landmark events for the show!  After that, I then went into what my experience was in Chicago for Podcast Movement 2016!  The sessions, the speakers, my days and nights and 5 interviews from the conference floor with some of the great people I met while there!
If you enjoyed this episode, please considering supporting TPD on Patreon!
Links (Guest Interviews)
Adela Mizrichi of Podcast Brunch Club (Twitter) (Website)
Dave Lee of International Podcast Day / Waves of Tech (Twitter) (Website)
Paula Allen of Tell Me Stories w/Paula Allen (Twitter) (Website)
Jason Parson "The Angry Ginger" of 7 Days a Geek / Podcasting 101 (Twitter) (Website)
Elle Martinez from Couple Money Podcast (Twitter) (Website)


Sunday, July 17, 2016

TPD 99 - Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime from Love Me


The producers of the excellent CBC podcast "Love Me", Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime joined me to talk about the origin of their careers in radio production and how "Love Me" began! How they found guests, interweave fiction and documentary, finding  the host for the show and prospects for the future are all covered and more!  Cannot recommend this podcast more!
If you enjoyed this episode, please considering supporting TPD on Patreon.
Links
Love Me (Website)
Mira's article on The Doc Project for CBC
Mira Burt-Wintonick (Twitter)
Cristal Duhaime (Twitter)




Sunday, July 10, 2016

TPD 98 - Matt Gourley from I Was There Too, Superego


Matt Gourley from I Was There Too, Superego, Pistol Shrimps Radio and more joined me this week to talk his awesome collection of shows, how they began and are put together! And I asked him a really strange question from his Wikipedia page that you'll have to hear to believe!  I Was There Too is one of my all time favorite shows and I can't recommend it to you enough!
If you enjoyed the show, please consider supporting it on Patreon!

Links
Matt Gourley (Twitter) (Wikipedia)
I Was There Too (Website)
Pistol Shrimps Radio (Website)
Superego (Website)
James Bonding (Website)




Sunday, July 3, 2016

TPD 97 - Nick Quah from Hot Pod


Nick Quah from Hot Pod joins me to talk about how he created a newsletter that has become "required reading" by anyone in or around the podcasting industry. Nick describes his process each week, feedback as the service has grown, his own editorial voice and so much more!  What a great conversation!  Go and subscribe to Hot Pod now!

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links:
Hot Pod (Website) (Nieman Lab)
Nick Quah (Twitter)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This Week...

Hello everyone!

Unfortunately this week, there will not be a new TPD! :( Please accept my apologies!

This will be the first "week off" for the show since 1/3/16.  If my math is right, that's 25 weeks in a row! The reason was very similar to last one - booking and scheduling.  Booking guests is the cornerstone of TPD, and sometimes it's a great help (like when I get to to talk some of hosts of my favorite shows!) and other times it's a bummer.  It means that sometimes things are out of my control.  This past week, due to a miscommunication, I wasn't able to record with a scheduled guest and so no new show!  I had a decision to make: to record a short, small narrative episode with just me talking about some current events or doing my first "replay" for a past interview.  Neither really felt right.  Not to say that I might not do one of those in the future, but for now, I've decided on the week off.

So throughout this week, on Twitter (see link in black bar above to follow the show, if you aren't already), I'll be promoting some of those "greatest hits" in the TPD back catalog!  There's a ton of great conversations to be found there, so if you haven't heard them, please go back and check them out!

Also, an ITunes review would be huge for me, folks!  The show is up to over 4,000 followers on Twitter now, and download numbers keep going up!  But there are still only a small number of reviews.  If you do enjoy the show, a review remains one of the best way to help out! And it only takes a minute!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned, there will definite be new one next week!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

TPD 96 - Jason Weiser from Myths and Legends


Jason Weiser, host and producer of Myths and Legends, joins me to talk about the origin of the show, its growth, and the production process. We talk about Jason's script writing, artwork and the amazing place he started recording the show! Myths and Legends is an absolutely phenomenal show and the story behind it is too!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
Links
Myths and Legends (Website) (Twitter)