Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TPD Fall Update 2017


Holy Crap!  This microphone still works!  Wow!  And there's news!  Well, sorta... just an update on what in the world I've been up to for these last 3 months!  Oh, and tons of thank you's... Because I owe you guys.. a ton!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Well, time for a break!

TPD Fans,

Well, it's time to make it official.  TPD will be taking a break for a little bit this summer.  In recent weeks, especially the SOLO shows, I've shared some of the details of what's been going on with new show releases and everything is now coming together to create a whirlwind that pretty much have forced me to put down the mic... But just for a little while!  The show WILL be back, with new content, just as soon as I can.  This summer has been hectic already for me and I expect that to continue for the next several weeks.  Even producing these SOLO shows and FLASHBACK episodes have been a bit challenging.

Right now, I have to focus on my professional life a bit.  I'm being laid off from my day job of 11 years and am taking my life in a brand new direction!  That of a business owner!  Right now, I need to dive in, fully, and commit all of my resources into the planning and execution of a successful launch of this enterprise!  Before too long, I hope to find a routine. One that will allow me to bring back TPD stronger than ever!

I'll provide some updates here, but many more on Twitter.  It's my main platform of communication with all of the awesome listeners of TPD!  So, be sure to follow me over there - @poddigest - if you aren't already!

I'm not going to put an exact date of this break, because I really don't know.  And if I have an awesome interview drop in my lap, I may surprise you, so PLEASE stay subscribed and go ahead and check out some of the back catalog if you haven't heard them all!

Thank you all so much and stay tuned!

-Dan


Sunday, July 2, 2017

TPD 149 - FLASHBACK - Bill Barol from HOME: Stories from L.A.


A replay of my great conversation from May of 2016 with Bill Barol from HOME: Stories from L.A.  Season 5 launches this week!

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:

Bill Barol from HOME: Stories from L.A. is my guest this week! Bill tells the story of his previous career from print to television and to his current project with HOME! Now a part of the Boing Boing podcast network, HOME is a show we can all relate to, regardless of where or what you call Home! Bill is just getting started and this is a show you should subscribe to now to see what great things are coming next!

If you like this show, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

Links

Bill Barol (Twitter) (Website)

Home: Stories from L.A. (Twitter) (Website)

 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

TPD 148 - SOLO - Cincy


Just me. My trip to Cincinnati and what Couple Things Podcast is like IRL!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

TPD 147 - Jason Bryant from Mat Talk Online


Jason Bryant from Mat Talk Online is my guest this week!  Jason is a prolific podcaster, sports (specifically wrestling) enthusiast and really just an amazing guy to talk to!  We discuss being raised in South East Virginia (like I was!), wanting to be a sports broadcaster growing up, developing a love for the microphone into a business, and even what it's like to PA announce at the Olympics! Seriously! Jason has done all of that and then some!  You'll love this conversation!

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

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

Jason Bryant (Twitter)

Mat Talk Online (Website) (Twitter)

 


Sunday, June 11, 2017

TPD 146 - Sook-Yin Lee from Sleepover


Sook-Yin Lee from CBC's "Sleepover" is my guest this week!  We talk how this very unique show was born, what it's like producing it (including editing 24 hours of tape to a 90 minute presentation!), feedback from previous guests of "Sleepover" and so much more! Sook-Yin is a creative tour-de-force and has great insights into the world of storytelling, journalism and more!  You will love this show!

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

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

Sook-Yin Lee (Twitter)

Sleepover (Twitter) (Website)


Sunday, June 4, 2017

TPD 145 - FLASHBACK - Jason Parsons, Grant Markham from 7 Days a Geek


A "flashback" episode way back from almost 2 years ago!  Hope you enjoy!

 

** Original Show Notes ***

 

Jason Parsons (7 Days a Geek, Podcasting 101) and Grant Markham (7 Days a Geek, The Stranger Conversations) have combined forces for many years to create great shows! For this episode they come together again and join me on this mega-episode! We talk about how they met, their podcasting history together and independently, the future for all of their shows and so much more!  What a great conversation! Enjoy!

Links

Jason Parsons (Twitter)

Grant Markham (Twitter)

7 Days a Geek (Twitter) (Website)

Podcasting 101 (Twitter) (Website)

The Stranger Conversations (Twitter) (Website) (Instagram)

Monkey Poo Studios (Website)


Sunday, May 21, 2017

TPD 143 - The Great Pod List with Stefanie Muniz


It's time for a recommendations episode! Stefanie Muniz, co-host of the "Gotham Lights" podcast and writer of "From Brain to Keyboard" joins me as my co-host this week. We cover 'podfading' as the discussion topic and why it happens. And then we recommend 4 great shows!  

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

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

Stefanie Muniz (Twitter) (From Brain to Keyboard)

Gotham Lights (Twitter) (Facebook

Recommendations

I Hate My Boss (Twitter) (Website)

Phantastic Geek (Twitter) (Website)

Angry Little Goats (Twitter) (Website)

Supernatural the Crossroads (Twitter) (Website)

 

 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

TPD 142 - FLASHBACK - Roman Mars from 99% Invisible and Radiotopia


For the first time in TPD history, I'm replaying a previous interview!  It's one of my favorites of all time - Roman Mars from 99% Invisible and Radiotopia from Ep. 77 (Feb 2016). 

Stay tuned till the very end as I need your feedback...

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

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

Roman Mars (Twitter)

99% Invisible (Twitter) (Website)

Radiotopia (Twitter) (Website)

 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

TPD 141 - Tally Abecassis from First Day Back


Tally Abecassis returns to TPD to talk Season 2 of the excellent "First Day Back"! We catch up with Tally with all that's happened since she last joined me in September of 2015 and go over her incredible journey with Season 2! A new partner, a new subject, a new direction! And a must listen, if I do say so myself!  Tally has really created something special with this story (as she had with S1, too!) and everyone should be tuning in!

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

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

Tally Abecassis / First Day Back (Twitter) (Website)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

TPD 140 - Michael Ian Black from How to Be Amzing


Michael Ian Black - actor, comedian, author and podcaster - is my guest this week! Michael joins me to talk about the his show, How to Be Amazing!  We cover the show origin (including the title!), booking guests, why he loves being an interviewer, the shows awesome production values and so much more!  This is one interview show that must be on your subscription list!

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

If you are podcaster looking for a new home for your show or thinking about starting your own show, please consider this week's show sponsor - Fireside.fm! A platform by podcasters for podcasters! Visit www.fireside.fm/tpd and use code "TPD" (make sure TPD is ALL CAPS) when signing up to get 20% of the Standard Plan for THREE MONTHS!

Links

Michael Ian Black (Twitter) (Website)

How to Be Amazing (Twitter) (Website)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

TPD 139 - Megan Tan from Millennial


Megan Tan from Millennial is my guest this week!  We catch up on the amazing ride she has been on since we last spoke way back in September of 2015!  We talk Seasons 2/3 of the show, traveling to Cuba, working with a team and the future of the show!  Megan is one of my favorite people in storytelling and podcasting and it was great to catch up with her!

Hear our first conversation back on Episode 57

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

If you are podcaster looking for a new home for your show or thinking about starting your own show, please consider this week's show sponsor - Fireside.fm! A platform by podcasters for podcasters! Visit www.fireside.fm/tpd and use code "TPD" when signing up to get 20% of the Standard Plan for THREE MONTHS!

Links

Megan Tan (Twitter)

Millennial (Twitter) (Website)

Forbes Article (Website)


Sunday, April 16, 2017

TPD 138 - Berry from Podcasts in Color


Berry from Podcasts in Color is my guest this week!  We talk about her journey from podcast super fan to creating a giant resource and platform for podcasts from persons of color! Berry is podcast die hard and a someone who I could talk to for hours about the world of podcasts! Berry is helping shine a light on shows that have been under represented in the larger podcast space. Check out the links below for Berry, her work, and some great shows she loves!

If you want to talk about this or any episode of TPD, use #tpd all over social media! 

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

If you are podcaster looking for a new home for your show or thinking about starting your own show, please consider this week's show sponsor - Fireside.fm! A platform by podcasters for podcasters! Visit www.fireside.fm/tpd and use code "TPD" when signing up to get 20% of the Standard Plan for THREE MONTHS! 

Berry (Twitter)

Podcasts in Color (Website)

Berry's recent appearances (Comatose) (Dreams in Drive)

Pod Recommendations

The Read (Twitter) (Website)

Don't Dumb Down Your Greatness (Twitter) (Website)

Heart and Hustle (Twitter) (Website)

Paychecks and Balances (Twitter) (Website)

Black Girl Nerds (Twitter) (Website)

Call Your Girlfriend (Twitter) (Website)

SWOTI (Twitter) (Website)


Friday, April 14, 2017

POLL: What makes you quit listening to a new podcast?

Yesterday (4/13), I asked my Twitter followers the below question.. And this time, the results ended up about what I thought they would..

 

 

For most of us, sound quality matters a ton with the actual personality of the hosts close behind... But still interested to see where these two concerns shook out.