Tuesday, December 30, 2014

TPD 18 - The Top 10 Episodes of 2014


On this special "end of the year" edition of TPD, I review my favorite episodes from the 32 recommended podcasts in 2014!  What do you think?  Did I get it right?  Did I miss something?  Let me know!

Email: thepodcastdigest@gmail.com

Twitter: @poddigest

All the previous episodes are found at thepodcastdigest.info!

Thanks for a great year, everyone!

Dan Lizette


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Monday, December 22, 2014

TPD 17 - The Truth Sein


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Listener Pro Tip: IOS App Recommendations!
Show 1 - Seincast
Website: (Seincast)





Show 2: The Truth
Website: (The Truth)







Reviews are appreciated, but tell a friend (seriously!) is the best way for folks to learn about the show!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

TPD 16 - Hang Up and Podcast


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Listener Pro Tip: Holiday Shopping for Podcast Lovers!

Show 1: Hang Up and Listen!
Hosts: Stefan Fatsis (@stefanfatsis) , Josh Levin (@josh_levin), Mike Pesca (@pescami)
Site: www.slate.com/hangup

















Show 2: The Podcast Method
Host: Dan Benjamin (@danbenjamin)
















Reviews are appreciated, but tell a friend (seriously!) is the best way for folks to learn about the show!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A huge thanks to @MTNPod!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to make a very special announcement!  Roy (@roymac75) from the Moving the Needle podcast (mtnpod.com) had me on as a guest on a special episode of their show and we talked about The Podcast Digest!  This was such a cool conversation, Roy is a great interviewer and I couldn't be more thankful and appreciative of Roy and Moving the Needle for asking me to join them!  This was my very first guest spot on any other podcast and I think it came out pretty good!  Here's the link to the epsiode!  And scroll down below and see my most recent episode where I review and recommend MTNPod, too!

http://www.mtnpod.com/conversations-dan-lizette/




Sunday, December 7, 2014

TPD 15 - Docked Needle


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Listener Pro Tip: Listening Speed?  Too fast, too slow?  What do you like?

Show 1: IOSDocked (Website) Hosts: Joe@apollo4090 Clay @clayrussell Jerry@JNGold Danny @dmtammaro












Show 2: Moving the Needle (Website
Hosts: Sean: sean@mtnpod.com
Roy: roy@mtnpod.com
Meg: meg@mtnpod.com
Dave: dave@mtnpod.com
Bayleigh: bayleigh@mtnpod.com















Reviews are appreciated, but tell a friend (seriously!) is the best way for folks to learn about the show!



Friday, November 28, 2014

TPD 14 - SPECIAL - A Conversation with Chris Lizette


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A special episode this week with my brother, Chris Lizette!

We talk Black Friday and Audiobooks!

* Klipsch Quintet 5 - (Website)

* Itunes Gift Card - Paypal Digital Gifts - (Website)

* Dune - Audible - (Website)

* Dune Mesiah - Audible (Website)

If you like this format or would like to hear more conversations, let me know via email and Twitter! 


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

TPD 13 - Strangers Tools



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Listener Pro Tip: My new Iphone 6 Plus

Show 1: Strangers (Website) Host: Lea Thau (@leathau) Genre: Story-telling









Show 2: Manager Tools (WebsiteMichael Auzenne (@mauzenne) and Mark Horstman (@mahorstman) Genre: Business











A reminder that next week's show will be a bit different in format! Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A dozen down, and some new things to come!

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for listening to The Podcast Digest each week!  This has been a great ride so far, and I can't wait to bring you more and more great content in the coming week!  The show's Twitter account (@poddigest) is about to break 500 followers and I'm so happy that so many of you are finding value in TPD and I really appreciate all the feedback.  Itunes reviews are very much appreciated and are going a long way to help everyone find the show!

A couple more interesting notes.  I currently have plans on bringing in my first, in person, guest in the coming weeks.  It will be a different show, and talk more about me and my family and how TPD came about.  I'll likely include some of the content you love (the show recommendations!) but this one will have a bit of a different format.  I'll really be looking for your feedback on it, and if you like it, please let me know and I'll do more!

Also, I am in talks right now for my being a guest for the first time on another show!  Still talking about it, and I need to get a few more things set up to pull it off, but if successful, hopefully there will be more of that coming in the future, too!  It will also allow me to bring in more remote guests, and hopefully that will start to happen more and more as well!

I'm really excited about what we've been able to achieve so far on TPD, and the prospects for the future are really bright and exciting! Good stuff!  And, as always, if you have your own show recommendations or ideas on how TPD could be better, I'm all ears!  Let me know on Twitter, comment on this post, or shoot me an email - thepodcastdigest@gmail.com.

Dan

Sunday, November 16, 2014

TPD 12 - Totally Dollop



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Listener Pro Tip: Finding New Shows

Show 1: No, Totally (Website
Hosts: Brian and Shawn (follow the show @nototally)







Show 2: The Dollop (Website)
Hosts: Dave Anthony (@daveanthony) and Gareth Reynolds (@reynoldsgareth). Special thanks to Joel (@CleftClips) for recommending this show to me!




Sunday, November 9, 2014

TPD 11 - The Lapse Almanac


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Listener Pro Tip: The Feedback Loop

Show 1: The Lapse (Website)  Host: Kyle Gest









Show 2: The Ihnatko Almanac (Website) Host: Andy Ihnatko (@ihnatko)




Friday, November 7, 2014

Upgrade Complete!

Hello All!

I mentioned it briefly in my last post, but some new equipment has arrived and I've been testing the sound and getting ready for Episode 11!  I've ordered a new microphone, and received a mixer from my brother, so I'm ready to start trying some new things.  Now, I could easily add an "in person" guest host, as well as using my Ipad for potential sound effects, drop ins, or even for clips from other shows!  I'm excited by the new possibilities and can't wait to start trying some of these things out!

Thank you for your patience as I put together the next episode and I'll talk to you this weekend!

Dan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Back to the weekends!

Hey guys!

Thanks for listening to TPD!  We are moving onward and upward and I've got some big ideas I'm going to try to pull off over the next few months!  We'll see how it works!

But I wanted to drop a quick note, that Episode 11 will be out this weekend.  I've made a few mentions of my busy DJ'ing schedule on the weekends over the last couple of months.  That has now subsided, so I'm moving TPD recording and publishing back to the weekends!  In addition the timing is working out well, as I've recently ordered some new equipment and delaying things a few days will allow me to get that all tested and up and running for the new show!

Thanks for your patience and your continued listenership and for telling a friend!  In the meantime, why don't you scroll down and check out an episode or two you may have missed.  Some great shows down there! We'll talk very soon!

Dan

Thursday, October 30, 2014

TPD 10 - Pocket Criminal


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TPD Pro Tip: Accepting show recommendations
Show 1: The Pocketnow Weekly (Website) Hosts: Michael Fisher (@captain2phones) and Stephen Schenck (@stephenschenck)







Show 2: Criminal (Website) Host: Phoebe Judge (@phoebevjudge)



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Next level for TPD!

So, it appears as if The Podcast Digest has moved into the next level!  In the last 3 days more of you have listened and shared the show since this whole fun ride began in the beginning of September!  It's awesome and I can't thank all of you enough!

In my personal and professional life, I'm always looking for ways to improve and how to take things to the next level.  I want to do that with TPD as well.  But I'd love to do it with your input.  You guys are the reason I do this, because I hope that someone out there likes to hear my take and opinions on some great shows and I hope you are adding them to your subscription list.  So the question is "what's next?"  I talk about this in the end of my latest episode (Ep. 9 - Today in Dana - scroll down to listen!).  So, leave a comment on this post or shoot me an email and let me know.  Show I look into interviews, what about guest hosts bringing their own show recommendations, how about a "summary or highlight" show of new released episodes of shows I've already recommended?  Or, as someone emailed me this morning - Don't change a thing!  As I said, my default position is to think that something could always get better, but can it?

Here's one thing I'd like to do:  Add intro, closing and/or segment or transition music.  On my first episode, I played around with it.  But ultimately didn't like it that much, and the attribution aspect of something I found online scared me to death.  One time I fiddled around in Garageband to see if I could do it myself, but I have no real talent there!  So if you know of any music that I might be able to use - especially if you made it yourself - send it along and I'll be happy to give you a shoutout on show and include a link to your site in my show notes.

Thanks again for your time!

Dan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TPD 9 - Today in Dana


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Listener Pro Tip - What are your thoughts on episode length?
Show 1 - Today in IOS - (Website) Host: Rob Walch (@podcast411)









Show 2 - The Dana Gould Hour (Website) Host: Dana Gould (@danagould)









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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TPD 8 - Dew It Clockwise


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Tech Pro Tip - Pebble Smartwatch 
Show 1 - The Dew Over (Website) Host: Jamie Dew (@thedewover)









Show 2 - Clockwise (Website) Hosts: Jason Snell (@jsnell) and Dan Moren (@dmoren)









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Breaking Through!

So, I've listened to many podcasts about podcasting and for us newer folks, I hear many people only release 7 episodes and then end up quitting!  Or putting a show on a long hiatus!  Not The Podcast Digest!  I'll be back this evening for an all brand new Episode complete with 2 awesome show recommendations!

Last week's show really exploded!  And if you listened, or you are new here to the show, I want to thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes with me and talk about podcasting and some of the awesome shows available to us listeners out there!  It's been a fun ride so far, and I'm looking forward to more and more content for you each week!

Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter - @poddigest.  It's the primary tool I use for announcements, what I'm listening to, retweet other shows or important info and generally just the best way to keep up with all things TPD!  However, I'd also love some folks to "like" the show on Facebook (link in black bar above).  If you are a big "Facebooker" all the show announcements come out there too!

And don't forget Itunes and Stitcher reviews (again, links above)!  A quick 5 star and a sentence or two about the show really goes a long way to helping others find out about the show.  And I thank you!  Big Time!

Dan

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TPD 7 - Daily Judgment


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Listener Pro Tip: How do you decide where to start listening to a new show? (Thanks for @axeologyradio for the idea!)

Show 1: Daily Tech News Show (Website) Host: Tom Merritt (@acedtect)


















 Show 2: Snap Judgment (Website)  Host: Glynn Washington
















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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Continual amazement!

I have been so pleasantly surprised, each and every time I release a new Episode, just how awesome the response has been!  So many fellow podcasters are retweeting my show announcements!  I've been trying to thank each and everyone of you there, but if I've missed any of you, please know that I do greatly appreciate it!

Episode 6 is one of my favorites so far, as I truly do love S. Anthony Thomas' work and with Serial launching tomorrow, I hope that covering it on my show allowed some of you to jump on it when it comes out tomorrow.

I'm starting to get ideas for Episode 7 already and I can't wait to bring the next one to you guys!

And don't forget, if you can, a review on Itunes would be absolutely huge to me, guys.. hit the link in the black bar above!

Dan

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TPD 6 - Serial Says


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Listener Pro Tip:  LG Tone Pro 750 - my favorite bluetooth headset!

Reviewed Shows:

Show 1: S. Anthony Says
Host: S. Anthony Thomas (@santhonysays or @santhonythomas)
Site: http://santhonysays.podbean.com/
A great comedy / entertainment show!  Check it out!










Show 2: Serial
Host: Sarah Koenig
Site: http://serialpodcast.org
Radio Drama, true crime, at it's finest!


Episode 6 incoming soon!

Hello all!

Been a busy week for me, so I apologize for the lack of updates!  I had a gig over the weekend and have been fighting a terrible cold (pretty much hit me directly after recording Ep. 5!).  But I'm feeling ok now and committed to bringing all of you a new episode of the Podcast Digest this week!  I'm finalizing my outline now and hoping to be able to record and release tonight!  However, I will allow myself a 24 hour buffer...  Thursday at the latest - promise!

And for episode 6, I'll be trying a little something new... don't want to give it a way (and to be honest it's not a HUGE deal) but it is something new!  As always, thank you so much for listening!  And don't forget, an Itunes review wouldn't hurt!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TPD 5 - Profit Angels



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Listener Pro Tips: Sharing a show/episode in IOS Podcasts Apps

Show Reviews:

Show 1: ProfitCast
Host: Brian (@iamtherealbrian)
Site: www.profitcastuniverse.com











Show 2: Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks
Hosts: Neil C. (@anglesfreak7) and Annaliese (@wiretechgirl)
Site: www.darkangelsandprettyfreaks.com



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shout Outs and This Week's Schedule!

I wanted to take a minute and thank both John and Matt from the That'll Play Podcast as well as Dana from the How is This Movie podcast for their recent shout outs and kind words on the latest episodes of their shows!  It really means a lot to me, guys, and I'm very glad you enjoyed the review on Episode 3 (scroll down and hit that play/download button if you haven't, it's one of my favorites!)  These two shows continue to do awesome work and if you are a fan of movies, entertainment, pop culture, or anything like that, these are two subscriptions you just MUST have in your podcast listings!  I know I do!

So, I'm working diligently on Episode 5 right now! Again, like every week, I'm very excited to share my thoughts on the two show recommendations!  But again, it'll be a surprise!  I can't wait!  I'm hoping to release late tomorrow, hopefully before 9pm EST on Wednesday, 9/24.  

Now's the best time to go back an catch up on the first 4 episodes before the new one tomorrow night!

Thank you all so much for support!

Dan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TPD 4 - Mac and Mike


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And listen on Stitcher!
Listener Pro Tip:  Feedback from Jerry at IOSDocked podcast
Shows Reviewed this week:
Mac Os Ken
Host: Ken Ray 
Twitter: @macosken










Best of Mike and Mike
Hosts: Mike Greenberg (@espngreeny) and Mike Golic (@espngolic)


TPD Site News and Updates!

Hello everyone!  A few small, but I think important, updates to this site.

First, I've now linked actual Itunes pages (where you can subscribe) to each and every show I've reviewed.  That will make it very easy for anyone landing here to subscribe to a new show they would like to start listen to!  By the way, all of the shows I've recommended so far are A+ recommendations, guys... Seriously, give them a shot!

Also, I've now created a Facebook page for The Podcast Digest (link above in the black bar).  If you like getting updates via Facebook, liking the page will be an easy way to find out when I put out new shows!  Twitter, Facebook or this site will all be receiving new episode announcements...

And if I were you, ya might want to look out for one of those very, very soon!!!

Dan

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Great Day and a Production Note...

I'm very excited to say that yesterday, 9/14 was the best single day of downloads for The Podcast Digest!  I'm very thankful for the support and I look forward to the future of this show!

I'm likely to change up my release schedule this coming week.  Over the next couple of months my weekends will become much busier and so I'll be releasing sometime in the middle of the week!  Still looking to produce great content and I appreciate your feedback and thoughts on the upcoming episodes!

Dan

Sunday, September 14, 2014

TPD 3 - How is this Play?


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Listener Pro Tip:  How do you listen to podcasts?  'buds? bluetooth?  With friends? On your commute?  I'd love to hear from you!

Show recommendations this week:
How is this Movie?
Host: Dana Buckler
How is this Movie?
Subscribe in Itunes












Tha'll Play with Matt and John
Host: Matt Candela and John Nuzzi
That'll Play Podcast
Subscribe in Itunes



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Episode 3 - Coming Tomorrow!

Check back here (or your favorite podcast app!) to listen to the new episode tomorrow.  I'm expecting to release somewhere around Noon EST tomorrow, 9/14.

I'm exciting for the two shows I'll be talking about tomorrow.  Here's a hint.  These are still a little bit of a "newer" show with no celebrity host or anything like that.  I wanted to highlight these shows as I've just been very impressed with thier overall content and show presentation, especially for being somewhat new!  I hope you enjoy!

I'll also be asking for YOUR input on tomorrow's episode!  Let me know what you think!

Dan


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The 2nd Episode is now LIVE!

Very excited to release the 2nd episode of The Podcast Digest featuring "The Moment" and "Talk is Jericho"!

I tried hard to make the editing better on this episode (I'm sure it'll get better each time!).  Please share and tell your friends!  And, of course, subscribe to these 2 shows!  If you are just getting started listening to podcasts, these first 4 shows are a great place to start and will provide hours of entertainment - I give you my word on that one!

Thanks for listening - very much appreciate it!

TPD 2 - The Moment is Jericho



Shows reviewed on this Episode:

The Moment w/Brian Koppelman
Show: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=10401253
Host: Brian Koppelman  @briankoppelman
Subscribe in Itunes














Talk is Jericho
Show: http://www.podcastone.com/Talk-Is-Jericho
Host: Chris Jericho @talkisjericho, @iamjericho
Subscribe in Itunes




Thursday, September 4, 2014

TPD is Now Everywhere!!!!

Everything has come through folks.. Itunes and all the great apps - PocketCasts, Overcast, Instacast, Castro, Downcast and the Apple Podcasts app you can now find The Podcast Digest!  
The wait is over!  Can't wait to bring the next episode out!  Due this weekend!
Subscribe or Listen at the links above (the ones in the black bar!)
Thanks for all the support!

Dan

The Directories Are Coming!

I wanted to provide you with a quick update.  The Podcast Digest is now available on Tune In Radio, Stitcher, and the Windows Phone store.  The show has also been accepted to Itunes and Pocketcasts, although propogation is taking a bit longer with those.  I've been told they should be visible and searchable by the end of the week.
So far Twitter (@poddigest) has been the most active place for folks engaging with me on the show!  Thank you to all of you who have been supportive and helpful with some of my crazy questions.

I've begun my outline for Episode 2 and will be recording this weekend.  Hopefull all of the directories will have me fully updated and everyone who would like to listen can find The Podcast Digest easily!

Launch Day

So thrilled to finally launch the very first episode of The Podcast Digest! I've put a lot of work and research into finally getting to this day!  I'm very excited to bring you this new show and I truly hope that it helps you find new shows and that you come back to find out some more subscriptions that should be a part of your regular listening routine.

I hope to also be able to use this show and site to cover recent podcasting news and to talk about some of things that the lovers of this medium would want to know. I'm starting slow right now, focusing on just the mechanics of getting this off the ground.  But soon, I plan to improve this site and maybe even target more than one show per week.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves!

First, if you're reading this, (and I mentioned this at the end of episode 1) where else would you like to see The Podcast Digest?  I'm considering a Google Plus community or maybe a Facebook group.  Love to have one place where we could all go and chat about the show reviews, offer up new suggestions and discus the world of podcasting.  Let me know your thoughts here in the comments or twitter (@poddigest) or shoot me an email (thepodcastdigest@gmail.com).

TPD 1 - The Cell Phone Baby Machine

The very first episode!  Excuse some of the low production values!  But enjoy the show recommendations!  Two very good ones to kick off the new show!




The Cell Phone Junkie
Hosts: Mickey Pappilon and Joey Koppes
Twitter: @cellphonejunkie
Subscribe in Itunes














Amish Baby Machine Podcast
Hosts: Dags and Jeff
Twitter: @AmishBMachine
Subscribe in Itunes