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!

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)