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201 Breaking Good with Podcasters

Released Thursday, 22nd August 2019
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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 http://fullcast.co/2i2 (Scarlett 2i2)

Aweber - Hosts of the Beyond the Podcast Summit - http://www.beyondthepodcastsummit.com/ (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-fa…

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