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Jason and Dan chat with Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci, two of the founders of Earios, the all-women network made for everyone! We talk Amanda and Maria's background, their initial love of podcasting, building and growing a podcast network and so much more (like a chipmunks impression and we answer the question "you are married to who?!?" Links Earios (Website) (Twitter) Amanda Lund (Twitter) Maria Blasucci (Twitter) The Big Ones  Web Crawlers The Alarmist
On Episode 159 of TPD, Palmer and I are joined by Skye Pillsbury from Inside Podcasting as our first interview guest of our relaunched show!  We talk about Skye's road to the podcasting universe, writing a newsletter and becoming a podcaster!  Oh, and we also talk Start Up from Gimlet and dive into how we all became pretty much hooked on pods!  A great conversation with a great host and show you really should check out!   Here are all the links! Skye Pillsbury (Twitter) Inside Podcasting (Newsletter, Podcast) If you have feedback for Palmer or I, hit us up on Twitter (@agentpalmer or @poddigest) or you can email the show - thepodcastdigest@gmail.com.  Or even the site - Podcast Digest.
Jonathan Hirsch makes his return to TPD (it's been almost 3 years!) to talk about his new project with Stitcher, Dear Franklin Jones.  We cover a bunch of stuff that Jonathan has been up to since we last spoke and then we dive deep on his deeply personal new documentary/memoir podcast. It's a 'must-listen' for sure! You'll definitely have your eyes opened! 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 Hirsch (Twitter) Dear Franklin Jones (Website)
Time to jump into the big topics of the day!  Dan and Jason have a long ranging and 'juicy tangent' filled discussion of all the fun stuff below!  And we wrap it up with some recommendations to "Hold Over" all of you until the next TPD! We want to hear from you!  Twitter and Email are the best way to get in touch with your lovely hosts! Dan: @poddigest Jason: @agentpalmer Email the show: thepodcastdigest@gmail.com Topics 1. Apple Podcast Search - Cult of Mac 2. Diversity in Podcast Listenership - Inside Radio 3. Exclusive Podcasts - Wall St. Journal 4. Daily Podcasts - Wikipedia (wow! That's a lot!) Hold Over Recommendations Office Ladies Podcast from Earwolf Sturgill Simpson present Sound and Fury
Ep. 161 - Jason and Dan sit down with Dana Buckler who has 'exploded' the independent podcast scene in the last few weeks as he has recently sat down with the one and only John Travolta for one of the most amazing interviews ever recorded with the superstar! Truly, it's one for the books!  So, we knew we had to ask Dana to return to TPD (for a record 3rd appearance on the show)!  We talk the evolution from "How is This Movie" to "The Dana Buckler Show", artwork, co-hosts and of course, talking to John Travolta!  Dana is a great interviewer, storyteller and his journey (so far) is truly what independent podcasting dreams are made of!  Subscribe now, if you haven't already! Dana Bucker @DanaBuckler Follow "The Dana Buckler Show" @DanaBucklerShow "The Dana Bucker Show" Website And if you like the hosts and stuff, well, we got your links, too! Dan @poddigest Jason (Palmer) @agentpalmer  Follow Jason's new podcast "The Palmer Files", too! @ThePalmerFiles And read Jason's blog right here! Email the show at thepodcastdigest@gmail.com
Ep. 160 of TPD has Dan and Jason diving deep on 4 big recent news items from the world of podcasts!  We break down the big stories and ask you to chime in!  If you want to learn more - check out our Sites, Socials and Links! Oh and Jason, aka Palmer, shares some big news to start the show!   Dan @poddigest Jason (Palmer) @agentpalmer  Follow Jason's new podcast "The Palmer Files", too! @ThePalmerFiles And read Jason's blog right here! Email the show at thepodcastdigest@gmail.com   Topic 1: NPR's Podcasting vs. Broadcast Revenue Topic 2: YouTube as a podcasting platform Topic 3: PocketCasts goes 'freemium' with subscription Topic 4: Podcoin goes under   The Hold Over From Jason: Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon Levitt From Dan: The Dana Buckler Show
Episode 158 is here and it's our first foray into the very newsy world of podcasting!  My cost host Agent Palmer (@agentpalmer) and I (@poddigest) go deep on some of the recent news!  Links are below for all of the topics and references! For back issues and more fun stuff, hope on over the website! Or to send us your comments and feedback: thepodcastdigest@gmail.com Topic #1: Crime Junkie Accused of Plagiarism - Buzzfeed Topic #2: Google Search Results for Podcasts - The Verge Topic #3: Podpass - Wave of the Future? Hot Pod Topic #4: Women in Podcasting - The Feed from Libsyn Newsletters Recommended to keep up on Podcasting: Inside Podcasting Hot Pod Find Agent Palmer's work right here: The Palmer Files (Blog) Our Liner Notes (Podcast)
It's time!  That time you've all been waiting for!  The Podcast Digest is OFFICIALLY back!  And... better than ever before! Listen to this brief 're-introduction' episode and tell a friend!  This is going to be awesome!   The Podcast Digest (Website) (Twitter)
For the 4 year anniversary episode of TPD, it was my pleasure to have been joined by one of my favorite podcasters of all time - Merlin Mann!  I talk with Merlin about his history in podcasting, working with his co-hosts, the difference in his shows and some of his favorite podcasts!   If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon! Links Merlin Mann (Twitter) (Blog) 43 Folders  Getting Things Done, by David Allen Macbreak Weekly Ep. 7 Merlin's Podstand Reconciliable Differences Ep. 2 Merlin's Cat You Look Nice Today "Parlor Parlor" John Roderick Interview You Look Nice Today Roderick on the Line Back to Work Reconciliable Differences Do by Friday
Madeleine Baran, Host and Lead Reporter, and Samara Freemark, Senior Producer, from In The Dark are my guests! In what I believe is one the great podcasts of 2018, Madeleine, Samara and the whole APM Reports teams have created a tour de force of listening on the state of America's justice system, race relations and much, much more.   If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon! Links In The Dark, Season 2 (Website) (Twitter) Madeleine Baran (Twitter) Samara Freemark (Twitter) APM Reports (Website) (Twitter) Dan's recent appearance on BitRate Podcast (Website)  
Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, formerly of WNYC's Note to Self, join me on Ep. 154 to talk about their new show, ZigZag. This is a new show like you haven't heard before!  We talk about Manoush and Jen's startup, Stable Genius Productions, making a narrative podcast, the blockchain, joining Radiotopia and so much more!  This is a must-listen!  Share this one with all your friends looking for a new show to check out! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon! Links ZigZag (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram) Manoush Zomorodi (Twitter) Jen Poyant (Twitter) Note to Self (Website) This American Life (5 Women)
Nando Vila, host of We Came To Win (Gimlet Media) is my guest this week!  We talk about Nando's road to joining Gimlet and his role on the show, his soccer fandom, his journey from college to a TV set at the World Cup in Brazil and more!  Sports fans of any stripe are sure to love this podcast, but the real news here is that I believe anyone will enjoy the amazing story telling of We Came To Win! 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 We Came To Win (Website) Nando Vila (Twitter)  Happy Ending with Nando Vila - Fusion TV (Website) (Facebook)
Benjamen Walker from Theory of Everything is my guest this week!  We talk about his start in radio, the early days of podcasting, Radiotopia and the ongoing fight in the "truth".  Benjamen's show is truly a unique listen and something that should definitely be on your subscription list! 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 Benjamen Walker (Twitter) Theory of Everything (Website) WFMU - Too Much Information (Website)  
Al Letson returns to TPD! It's been over 2 years since we last spoke to Al and a lot has happened!  Al talks about about the new season of Errthang, life on Reveal, use of social media in the Trump era and that's just to name a few topics we dug deep into!   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: Al Letson (Twitter) Errthang (Website) Reveal (Website)  
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!
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)  
Just me. My trip to Cincinnati and what Couple Things Podcast is like IRL!
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)  
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)
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)
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)    
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)  
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)
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)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Dan Lizette
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Sep 1st, 2014
Latest Episode
Nov 23rd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
171
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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