Podcast Movement began in 2014, when four podcasters and entrepreneurs had an idea. With a Kickstarter campaign and a positive attitude, they set out to create a vibrant event “for podcasters, by podcasters.” In the years since, PM has grown with the community’s support to become the ultimate annual destination for diverse speakers, education, networking, and groovy parties. But what, you ask, are we up to the rest of the year?
Welcome to the front page of podcasting, designed for you and the community we love. PM has become the hub for podcasting news, resources, and thought leadership. You’ll find fresh material every weekday, including guest articles from creators and critics across the industry. We’re so excited to share this project that we made it even easier to stay informed: Introducing PodMov Daily.
PodMov Daily is our all-new publication, an email newsletter in the spirit of that first goal. Each morning in your inbox, you’ll find breaking news, curated topics, and community updates, served in bite-sized format. Expect a variety of content relevant to podcasters of all stripes, plus fun recurring segments like a quote of the day. Earn sweet rewards for referrals, and keep an eye out for exclusive perks.
Podcasters are busy people, and our community is complex. PodMov Daily keeps you in the loop without slowing you down. Move with us!
The Podcast Movement team consists of dozens of people from around the world who come together to make Podcast Movement what it is: a family. Whether it’s volunteer moderators in the Facebook Group, or Volunteers at our events, we could not do it without each an every member of the community.
DAN FRANKS, President
Dan Franks is the co-founder and president of Podcast Movement. He is a recovering CPA, having spent 8 years in public accounting. Dan was formerly the Business Manager and Director of Live Events for Midroll Media, and spent his twenties traveling the world as a professional wrestler. When not running live events or jet setting in spandex, Dan spends his time with his wife and daughter in beautiful Dallas, Texas.
JARED EASLEY, Head of Community & Content
Jared Easley is the co-founder and Head of Community and Content at Podcast Movement. Jared is the host of the top rated and ranked podcast “Starve the Doubts,” which features conversations related to personal and professional development (interviews include guest such as Simon Sinek, Gary Vaynerchuk and Seth Godin). Jared has been featured in such publications as Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post and the South Florida Business Journal. He is also a traditionally published author. His recent book, Stop Chasing Influencers, is an Amazon and Publishers Weekly Best Seller.
BRENNAN TAPP, Managing Editor
Brennan joined Podcast Movement as Managing Editor in Spring 2019. Her writing and editorial career has spanned scientific research, academia, and fashion, with clients including The Neiman Marcus Group, Belo + Company, Baylor Scott & White, and Thomson Reuters. She’s glad to have found her home in podcasting and highly recommends The Memory Palace, which is best listened to on a night drive. She lives in Dallas with her fiancé and their cats, Sushi and Simon.
Kristy Scott, Head of Sales
Kristy joined Podcast Movement as Head of Sales in Spring 2019. Scott joined Podcast Movement from RTK Media, which published the venerable radio trade publication Tom Taylor NOW. She has a long track record of success at broadcast industry publications including: Tom Taylor NOW, Broadcast Dialogue, In3Media, and Radio & Records, where she spent 17 years.