Leah Culver is a computer programmer and startup founder. Co-founder and CTO of Breaker, a social podcast app.
00:01 – Harry welcomes Leah Culver to the podcast 00:33 – The genesis of Breaker 03:07 – Why Leah was unimpressed with the different podcast apps she initially utilized 05:06 – Features within the Breaker app 09:39 – “Under Twenty Minutes” 10:07 – The decision to release new versions of the iOS app weekly 11:00 – Building out and syncing the Breaker Audio website 11:38 – Metadata 13:48 – Benefits of switching to the Breaker Audio app 14:47 – Leah gives a shout out to some early adopters of Breaker 18:45 – The importance of leveraging and utilizing data 20:36 – Harry asks Leah about the comedy podcast, A Very Fatal Murder 22:32 – Challenges faced and adjustments made while building a startup 26:43 – The inflection point where Leah and her co-founder Erik realized they had something with Breaker 27:45 – Leah teases some upcoming features for Breaker 28:11 – The future of Breaker’s revenue model 33:33 – Leah’s experience interacting with the podcast community 35:37 – Utilizing social media to engage with app users 37:42 – Leah speaks to the growth of Breaker 40:56 – Leah’s background and roots 42:47 – Harry and Leah discuss the evolution of technology throughout the years 47:23 – The Global Podcast Meetup 50:25 – What is something Leah has changed her mind about recently 51:23 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Leah 52:00 – Where listeners can follow Leah TWEETABLES “So, what we ended up doing differently at Breaker, or on the Breaker App, is that we allow you to sort of follow people as in a social network. You can like episodes. You can send them to people.” (05:06) “What’s interesting about Breaker is that we see, from the first month to the second month of using Breaker, the number of shows that a user subscribes to doubles. So, it means that they’re discovering new content.” (16:07) “It’s kind of our goal, for this year, to better connect podcasters with their audience.” (18:04) “We want to make money when podcasters make money.” (28:47) “We originally pitched Breaker as Netflix for podcasts in that we’re gonna make exclusive content and charge for it. But we’re also, at the same time, letting some other companies sort of try that model first to see how that goes.” (29:24) “I’m really passionate about connecting people on the Internet so I’ve work a lot in blogging and social media.” (41:54) THANK YOU SPONSORS! Focusrite - Makers of my go-to sound card, the Scarlett 2i2 Aweber - Hosts of the Beyond the Podcast Summit - Click here to register for free -September 18, 2019, 11:00 am ET to 3:00pm ET. LINKS MENTIONED Leah’s Website – http://leahculver.com/ Breaker Audio Website – https://www.breaker.audio/ Leah’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahculver/ Leah’s Instagram – @leahculver https://www.instagram.com/leahculver/?hl=en Leah’s Twitter – @leahculver https://twitter.com/leahculver?lang=en Leah’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/leahculver Podcast Movement Website – https://podcastmovement.com/ PODCASTS MENTIONED https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/panoply/a-very-fatal-murder SPREAD THE WORD Click here to subscribe on your favorite podcast app or here for SpotifyIf your app supports chapter marks, they're embedded here as well! Cool, huh?★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Leah returns to discuss CarPlay, the latest update to Breaker!Talking points include how Breaker prioritizes feature requests and how Leah worked on this one without having a car! There is also some talk of iOS 13 and the new CarPlay features that are coming for free this fall from Apple.Follow Jacob on Breaker and on Twitter!Follow Leah on Breaker and Twitter!If you have questions for the staff or feedback for this episode, leave a comment on this episode in Breaker!
Podcasts are a great thing – the good parts of a radio show, the powerful snippets from an audio book, with all the content control of a topical news feed. Yet, there was something missing when Leah Culver tried to find her next episode to listen to, while training for her 1st marathon. And that thing was a more powerful way to discover the podcasts you love – through your subscriptions, activity, and most of all – through the power of social networking and suggestion. So she decided to fix it – and built Breaker, an app that helps you discover new podcasts and episodes based on the content you – and your friends – like most.Today’s sponsor: Hackbright Academy (https://hackbrightacademy.com/)Linkshttps://leahculver.comhttps://breaker.audiohttps://oauth.net/https://oembed.com/http://altconf.com/https://sentry.io/welcome/Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Amazing tools we use: If you want the best publishing platform for your podcast, with amazing support & people – use Transistor.fm.Want to record your remote interviews with class? Then, you need to use Squadcast.Code Story uses the 1-click product ClipGain, sign up now to get 3hrs of podcast processing time FREE!Credits: Code Story is hosted and produced by Noah Labhart, Co-produced and edited by George Mocharko. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Play, Breaker, YouTube, or the podcasting app of your choice..Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Leah hosts this week to discuss everything new in the world of iOS development with Kaya Thomas, an engineer at the award winning sleep, relaxation and meditation app Calm.Talking points include SwiftUI, Catalyst, Swift Package Manager, Dark Mode, Stand-alone Apple Watch apps, and more.Links:Calm featured in this year's keynote Kaya's 2018 AltConf talk on notifications Kaya joined Swift Over Coffee for a live podcast this year as well! We Read Too, a mobile directory of hundreds of kid/YA books written by authors of color. Follow Kaya (@kthomas901) on Breaker and Twitter!Follow Leah (@leahculver) on Breaker and Twitter!If you have questions for the staff or feedback for this episode, leave a comment on this episode in Breaker!
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