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

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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! 

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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.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

POLL: Pod Length

Yesterday, I asked my Twitter followers (@poddigest) what their preferred length for a podcast is?  Here are the results:

 

@poddigest poll 041217

 

Click on the image to see some of the comments and feedback!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

TPD 137 - Mark Ramsey from Inside Psycho


Mark Ramsey from Inside Psycho is my guest this week!  We talk his road to producing the show, sound design, the intriguing story of Hitchcock and what he hopes listeners will find in the upcoming conclusion of the show. Inside Psycho is a unique offering in the podcast space and a great listen for movie buffs, creative types or if you just want to hear a great story!

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Links

Mark Ramsey (Twitter) (About Me)

Inside Psycho (Website) (Twitter) (IndieWire Review)

 

 


Sunday, April 2, 2017

TPD 136 - Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime from Pen Pals


"Pen Pals" is a brand new show on Stitcher Premium from Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime.  Alums of "Wiretap" and "Love Me" from the CBC, Mira and Cristal bring to life the surreal interactions of 2 famous figures in way you never imagined! Original seems like an understatement to describe this completely different kind of listen!  From writing to sound design to casting, Mira and Cristal take us through their journey with this brand new audio drama!

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If you are podcaster looking for a new home for your show and considering 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

Pen Pals (and link to sign up for Stitcher Premium!) (Website)

Love Me (Website)

Mira Burt-Wintonick (Twitter)

Cristal Duhaime (Twitter)


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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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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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)