Alli Torban is a Data Visualization Designer in the D.C.-Metro area where she specializes in revealing the insights hidden in her clients’ data by visualizing it in clear and creative ways. Her background is in Mathematics & Geospatial Intelligence, and in her spare time, she’s honing her audio storytelling skills on her weekly podcast Data Viz Today. She’ll never stop listening to Hootie & the Blowfish and gets the most joy from being with her husband and two young daughters. Find her on Twitter!
Amani Roberts is a full-time DJ (DJ AmRo), music producer, podcaster and an adjunct professor at Cal State University - Fullerton in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. You can learn more about his podcast, The Amani Experience Podcast, by searching on your podcasting platform of choice. Amani’s first book will be released in the fall of 2019. Follow his journey on socials (@AmaniExperience) and connect with him on LinkedIn as well. In his free time, Amani loves to read, cook and continue to improve his salsa dancing skills. Send him your latest book recommendations!
Cherie Louise Turner is host and producer of Strides Forward, a narrative podcast of inspirational stories about women and long-distance running. And she has a long career as a writer and text editor. Cherie is a proud member of the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, MA; a long-distance runner, herself; an avid traveler; and a lover of elephants (Asian and African).
Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of the Story Worthy Podcast which celebrates its 10th year of podcasting in July 2020. Christine has interviewed over 600 hundred guests including Larry King, Ed Asner, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Greg Proops, Phil Rosenthal, Todd Glass, Sugar Ray Leonard, and has been interviewed herself over 60 times. Christine is also the creator and host of Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, played every month at the Hollywood Improv (34 shows in a row!) Find out more about Christine at www.christineblackburn.com.
Daniel Wang is a student hobby podcaster who has gained recognition through his podcasts in both the New York Times Podcast Contest and the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. His most recent work is Student Podcasts which is a guide to help students begin their own podcasts.
Dave Jackson is a 2018 Podcasters Hall of Fame inductee and the founder of the School of Podcasting, where he’s helped thousands of new and experienced podcasters launch their shows and become better hosts. He is a member of the tech support team at Libsyn. He is also the author of the book More Podcast Money, and a featured speaker at podcasting events.
If it's peculiar, you can count Doug Fraser in. From the voice of Porky Pig to bestselling author Lemony Snicket, his What We Do podcast explores the people behind the world’s most intriguing passions, hobbies, and jobs. He’s also the co-host of Curious State University, an upcoming podcast with crash courses on offbeat topics. Doug works as a freelance copywriter and filmmaker.
Elena Fernández Collins is forensic sociolinguist and a podcast critic and reporter. A busy and talented writer, they cover audio fiction at Bello Collective and write about podcasts for Podmass (The AV Club). Elena is also the creator of Audio Dramatic, a biweekly newsletter about audio fiction.
Podcasting mentor and advocate Elsie Escobar specializes in podcast strategy and development. She works at Libsyn, co-hosting The Feed, the official Libsyn podcast. Elsie is a co-founder of She Podcasts, created to “support and nurture as many female-lead podcasts as possible.” Her instructional yoga podcast, Elsie’s Yoga Class, has been downloaded over 4 million times! She writes about the impact of podcasting on society, culture, and everyday life through a global lens.
James J. Rose currently hosts and produces two podcasts. The Bros and Blokes Lifestyle Academy, a weekly lifestyle check-in with fitness tips, gaming content, and interviews with extraordinary entrepreneurs, and Who Kicked the Corner Flag?!, a game show podcast on the English Premier League action. He began his podcasting journey in October 2017 and has since created over 130 episodes.
Jenna Spinelle loves a good story and has spent the past decade telling them as a journalist, marketing professional, and most recently, as a podcaster. She hosts and produces the Democracy Works podcast, a collaboration between the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State and WPSU, central Pennsylvania’s NPR station. She teaches journalism at Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and has worked with clients throughout the U.S. as a freelance writer.
Jennifer Grimson is an artist, entrepreneur, investor and podcaster. She spent over 25 years as a successful sales executive predominantly with start-ups, entrepreneurs and mid-sized companies. Jennifer developed a reputation for being a go-to for opening new markets in any industry. In 2020, Jennifer launched her podcast, Micro Empires, which is about building small "empires" for financial independence.
Jeremy Helton consults with independent producers and organizations on a range of podcast related marketing, engagement, and PR projects. Clients include: Omega Institute, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Metropolitan New York Library Council, My Survival Story, The Players’ Tribune, UNINTERRUPTED Podcast Network, Future Hindsight, PolicyLink and Kickstarter. He is a 2011 A.I.R. New Voices Scholar, a Transom Donor Fund Award Winner and former Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Audioboom. Follow Jeremy @JeremyLHelton.
Josh Cary is the host of The Hidden Entrepreneur Show, a podcast celebrating 150 episodes that digs deeper into the spiritual side of entrepreneurship. He is also a founding member of On Air Brands, a media company and creator of the PodMAX events.
Katie DeFiore is the network manager for The Democracy Group. She also works as a marketing communications specialist with Invent Penn State. She graduated from Penn State in 2018 with a degree in journalism. Katie has created podcasts for Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Bellisario College of Communications, the Daily Collegian and more.
Ma'ayan Plaut works in Audience Development & Engagement at PRX, formerly a Content Strategist and Podcast Librarian at RadioPublic. A proud Oberlin College alum, she served as an award-winning Manager of Social Strategy and Projects at her alma mater before diving ears-first into the world of audio. She writes about podcasting strategy, content, and curation for RadioPublic, Bello Collective, and Salon.
Martha has loved running since she was in college and found walking was too dull. It gives her a feeling of freedom like nothing else she has done. In recent years, she has found that trail running is the most fun, especially on all the trails she has in the San Francisco Bay Area! On her podcast, Martha Runs the World, she has a blast talking about her favorite sport and pastime with all of her running friends!
Meiko is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author of How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life: 21 Powerful Tips to Defeat Depression, Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence & Achieve Your Goals. She teaches entrepreneurs how to leverage the power of FB Messenger in their business. Learn more on her podcast, The Meiko Show. https://pod.link/themeikoshow
Punam V. Saxena holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. She is a mother of 4 college-aged children. She is the podcast host of edu-Me, which focuses on bridging the gap and fostering a stronger relationship between parents and schools by empowering parents to become partners in the school. She also holds weekly edu-Nars and works one-on-one or in small groups as a parenting coach.
Sage Levene is the Broadcast Manager for Morey Creative Studios, a Diamond HubSpot Solutions Partner located in New York. Morey Creative Studios provides podcasting as a service and produces three in-house podcasts: News Beat, Grow For Good™ and Inbound & Down.
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything was released by Scholastic in February 2019. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now. She created and hosts the First Draft podcast, as well as the Track Changes podcast miniseries. She also writes the Track Changes newsletter. In her non-laptop life she likes enchiladas, hiking, flea market shopping, and her cat, Hammer.
Seth Resler is the digital strategist at Jacobs Media and 20-year broadcasting veteran. He worked on the mic and behind the programming desk at radio stations in New York City (WXRK), Boston (WBCN), Seattle (KNDD), St. Louis (KPNT), Providence (WBRU), and Silicon Valley (KEZR) before crossing into online marketing. Having produced and hosted six podcasts, Seth is a passionate advocate for the podcasting space. He helps broadcasters and other organizations develop and launch podcast strategies. He routinely speaks about podcasting at conferences, including the National Association of Broadcasters Show, the Worldwide Radio Summit, the Nielsen Audio Client Conference, and Podcast Movement.
Wil Williams is a podcast reviewer, consultant, and former audio editor. The author of Wil Williams Reviews (formerly Podcast Problems) and a weekly podcast newsletter, their work also appears on Polygon and the AV Club.
Yvonne is a Business Efficiency Coach helping Digital Entrepreneurs automate their business so they can dominate their industry. She has over 10 years of experience organizing & streamlining businesses into profitability and success.