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.


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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

And if you are considering starting a podcast or looking for a new host for your existing show, make sure to check out this week's show sponsor - Podbean! Go to www.podbean.com/TPD to get your first month for FREE!

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!

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

And if you are considering starting your own show or looking for a new hosting provider for your existing show, check out this week's show sponsor - Podbean! Go to www.podbean.com/tpd to learn more and get your first month for FREE!

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)





































Sunday, January 29, 2017

TPD 127 - Dan Benjamin from 5by5, Fireside.fm


Dan Benjamin, founder of 5by5 and Fireside.fm, is my guest this week!  Dan is a absolute giant in the world of podcasting from host, to guest, to founder of a large network, running an advertising group and now a brand new hosting provider, Dan has so many stories and insights to share from his vast experience! This was true thrill for me to sit down with one of the first personalities in podcasting that I'd truly consider my self a 'fan' of! Tell a friend about this one!

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

If you are thinking of staring your own podcast or looking for a new hosting home for your existing show, make sure you check out Podbean! Go to www.podbean.com/tpd and you'll get your first month for FREE!

Links
Dan Benjamin (Website) (Twitter)
5by5 (Website) (Twitter)
Archer Avenue (Website)
Fireside.fm (Website) (Twitter)



Sunday, January 22, 2017

TPD 126 - Sam Sabin from Good Grief


Sam Sabin from Good Grief is my guest this week!  We dive deep into the really personal story of her awesome show!  We go over how she got into audio, the premise of the show, involving family in a documentary podcast, and a very unusual personal connection that Sam and I share!  Seriously!  An amazing show, just getting started, that I can't recommend that you subscribe and check out immediately!

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

And if you are thinking of starting your own podcast or looking for a new hosting provider for your existing show, consider this week's show sponsor - Podbean!  Visit www.podbean.com/tpd to learn more and get your first month for free!

Links
Sam Sabin (Twitter)
Good Grief (Website) (Twitter) (Facebook)



Sunday, January 15, 2017

TPD 125 - Lindsay Graham, Keith Reynolds from Terms


Lindsay Graham and Keith Reynolds, co-founders of Spoke Media and the driving force behind "Terms" are my guests this week!  We talk a little bit about building a full service audio studio, the origin story of "Terms", partnering with Wondery, listener feedback and the oh-so-crazy parallels to reality that their show explores! "Terms" is truly a show you have to hear to believe, trust me, your mind will be blown!

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

And if you are thinking of starting a podcast or looking for a new hosting service for your existing show, check out this week's show sponsor - Podbean! Go to www.podbean.com/tpd to learn more and get your first month for FREE!

Links
Terms (Website) (Twitter)
Spoke Media (Website) (Twitter)
Wondery (Website) (Twitter)




Sunday, January 8, 2017

TPD 124 - Ilana Levine from Little Known Facts


Ilana Levine, accomplished actress of stage and screen, is my guest this week to talk about her phenomenal podcast "Little Known Facts". Ilana sits down every episode with a new guest, focusing on actors (for now!) and holds a conversation with them unlike you've likely ever heard before! A stellar guest list, a completely engaging interview style, and a passion for the medium that shines through, you'll definitely want to add Little Known Facts to your subscription list today!!!

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

And my thanks to Podbean for sponsoring this week's show! If you are interested in starting your own show, check out www.podbean.com/tpd for your first month of hosting for FREE!

Links
Ilana Levine (Twitter)
Little Known Facts Podcast (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

TPD 123 - Davy Rothbart from FOUND


Davy Rothbart, host of FOUND podcast (and oh so much more!) is my guest this week! We talk about the origins of FOUND, the magazine, the musical and of course, the first season of the podcast! Davy is a very interesting creative mega-force who has done so much in the world of creative story telling no matter the medium! We talk joining forces with Wondery, the weekly production calendar and the potential future! It's an amazing chat and I've thrilled to bring this conversation to you for the first episode of TPD for 2017!

If you did enjoy the show, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon!

If you are considering starting your own podcast or looking for a new home for your existing show, check out Podbean!  If you go to www.podbean.com/tpd you'll learn all the details and get your first month free!

Links
Davy Rothbart (Twitter)
FOUND (Podcast Twitter) (Podcast Website) (Magazine Website) (Magazine Twitter) (Musical Website) (Musical Twitter)
Davy's Book, "My Heart is an Idiot" (Website)
"Medora": Davy's most recent documentary (Website)