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!
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.
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.
Ma'ayan Plaut is RadioPublic's Content Strategist and Podcast Librarian. 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.
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.