Sunday, December 4, 2016

TPD 119 - David Ridgen from Someone Knows Something


David Ridgen from Someone Knows Something is my guest this week!  We talk about his career as a documentary film maker, starting the podcast with CBC, how Season 1 came together, and the brand new Season 2!  Someone Knows Something is a different kind of 'true crime' podcast, one like you've likely not heard before!  Subscribe now and catch all the new upcoming Season 2 episodes!

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Thank you to Podbean, this week's show sponsor!  If you are interesting in starting a podcast, check out www.podbean.com/tpd for more info! And through the end of 2016, Podbean is offering 30% off their annual fees!

Links
David Ridgen (Website)
Someone Knows Something (Website) (Twitter)



Sunday, November 27, 2016

TPD 118 - Dana Buckler from H.I.T.M


From "How Is This Movie" (and soon "History in the Moment"), host Dana Buckler makes his triumphant return to TPD!  He hasn't been a guest since Ep. 21 and he was great to catch up with!  We talk the evolution of HITM, feedback he's received in the last 2 years, how the show has grown and even changed, his plans for an exciting new podcast and the world of Youtube!  Dana has a great show and his future plans have me truly excited to listen along!

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

And if you are considering starting your own podcast or looking for a new home for your existing show, check out this week's sponsor - Podbean!  Go to www.podbean.com/tpd to get your first month free! AND... if you are reading this on or before 11/28/16, Podbean is having a Black Friday sale for 50% OFF all annual hosting plans this weekend only!

Links
How Is This Movie (Website) (Twitter) (Facebook)
Dana Buckler (Twitter)


Sunday, November 20, 2016

TPD 117 - Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman from Accused


Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman, the two investigative journalists from the Cincinnati Enquirer who put together the Accused podcast are my guests this week! Amber, Amanda and I talk about how they selected this amazing story, the process of their investigation, assembling the podcast, the feedback they've received and so much more!  If you are a fan of great investigations, you must subscribe to Accused!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
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Links
Accused (Twitter) (Website)
Print Story on Accused (Website)


Sunday, November 13, 2016

TPD 116 - Daniel David Shapiro from Two Truths and a Lie


Daniel David Shapiro is my guest this week!  We talk about his unique and live story telling show, Two Truths and a Lie!  Daniel is doing something a bit different with story telling and it's worth your time to check it out!  We talked about how he got the idea for the show, recruiting story tellers, feedback from all sides, and our shared love for the microphone!

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

And if you are considering starting your own podcast (or looking for a new home for an existing one!), check out Podbean!  And if you visit podbean.com/tpd, you'll get your first month for FREE!

Links
Daniel David Shapiro (Website)
Two Truths and a Lie (Website) (Twitter)


Sunday, November 6, 2016

TPD 115 - Madeleine Baran from In The Dark


Madeleine Baran, host of In The Dark from APM Reports, is my guest this week!  Madeleine and her team at APM Reports spent over a year investigating and producing a look back at the investigation into a child abduction from the late 80's.  What they found is something you have to hear to believe!  Madeleine and I discuss the field of investigative journalism, the show's origins, how last minute news changed the show, listener feedback and so, so much more! This is great chat about a great show!  Hope you enjoy!

If you did enjoy this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
If you're a podcaster looking for new home for your show or a listener and considering starting your own podcast, check out Podbean!  Use podbean.com/tpd for your first month for FREE!

Links
In The Dark (Website)
Madeleine Baran (Twitter)
APM Reports (Website) (Twitter)


Sunday, October 30, 2016

TPD 114 - David Sparks from Mac Power Users and Free Agents


David Sparks, co-host of Mac Power Users and Free Agents from Relay FM, is my guest this week!  I've been a long time fan of David's work over the years and we jump into his start in podcasting, the launch of Mac Power Users and its history, joining Relay FM, advertising, the launch of Free Agents and so much more!  A great follow in any medium, David Sparks has an immense amount of knowledge to share through all of his many works!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
And if you're looking for a new home for your podcast or thinking about starting one yourself, make sure to check out this week's sponsor - Podbean! And use www.podbean.com/tpd for your first month free!

Links
David Sparks (Twitter) (Website)
Mac Power Users (Twitter) (Website)
Free Agents (Twitter) (Website)
















Sunday, October 23, 2016

TPD 113 - Bringin' the Rec Show Back with Ben Mendenhall from Couple Things Podcast


Ben Mendenhall, 1/4 of the excellent Couple Things Podcast, is my co-host for this recommendations episode!  We go over the loooong history of TPD and Couple Things, then jump into our discussion topic: "True Crime Podcasts - educational, entertainment, or something else?" Then we get to telling you all about 4 'must-listen' shows!  Check out the links below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show on Patreon!
And if you are a podcaster looking for a new hosting service, or considering starting your own show, if you check out podbean.com/TPD, you'll get your first month for FREE!

Links
Couple Things Podcast (Website) (Twitter)
Ben Mendenhall (Twitter)
Dan's interview with PRX (Website)

Show Recommendations
In The Dark (Website) (Twitter)
Accused (Website)
Reconcilable Differences (Website) (Twitter)
Ivy Envy (Website) (Twitter)

















































Sunday, October 16, 2016

TPD 112 - Brad Shaw from Crazy Good Turns


Brad Shaw, host of Crazy Good Turns is my guest!  We dive deep into how two former Home Depot execs came together to create this 'feel good' show bringing much needed attention to individuals and organizations doing important charitable work! We cover all the twists and turns from the show's concept and name to interviews and music choice!  This is a new show that I'm predicting will be exploding in attention very, very soon!  Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
And if you're a podcaster or considering starting your own show, check out this week's sponsor - Podbean!  Get your first month free by going to podbean.com/tpd

Links
Crazy Good Turns (Website) (Twitter) (Huffington Post Interview)


Sunday, October 9, 2016

TPD 111 - Julie Shapiro from Radiotopia


Julie Shapiro, Executive Producer from Radiotopia, is my guest this week!  We cover Julie's history in audio storytelling and production from her college days to Australia and from Third Coast International Audio Festival to Radiotopia! We cover adding new shows to the network, day to day operations, bringing a large team together, live shows and changes in advertising in the podcast industry.  It's a very interesting and wide ranging conversation that I think you'll love!

(One minor correction: At one point during our conversation, Julie refers to Olly Mann, Helen Zaltzman's co-host of Answer Me This, as Helen's brother. This is incorrect. There is no relation. Although, Helen's husband, Martin is a co-host!)

If you enjoyed this conversation, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
And don't forget if you want great hosting for your podcast, check out the show sponsor - Podbean - Get your first month free by going to podbean.com/tpd

Links
Julie Shapiro (Twitter)
Radiotopia (Website) (Twitter)
Third Coast International Audio Festival (Website)
Julia's article for Transom on Radio Art / Sound Art (Website)
Criminal Live Tour (Website)



Sunday, October 2, 2016

TPD 110 - Glynn Washington from Snap Judgment


Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment, is my guest this week!  We cover the beginnings of Glynn's career in audio, his friendship with Al Letson of Reveal, the origin story of Snap, the original producer team, featuring other shows and so, so much more!  Snap Judgment regularly provides some of the most entertaining and thought-provoking stories out there, and will always be a must-listen show for me!

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!
And don't forget to check this week's sponsor, Podbean!  Go to podbean.com/TPD for your first month free!

Links
Glynn Washington (Twitter)
Snap Judgment (Twitter) (Website)



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)