Summer breeze, makes me feel fine!

Greetings PM Family,

Summer officially starts tomorrow, but we know that members of this community have not let that prevent the pleasure of sunny days and warmer weather. In fact, things have heated up early for Podcast Movement too, as we have one of our biggest announcements of the year for you (keep reading).

As you know, the best way to enjoy summertime is to have a game plan in place. We’ve got you covered this week! We have some new sessions for you to consider adding to your “must attend” or “watch on the virtual pass” list. We are also proud to announce the speakers selected for Ignite! But first…


Google Podcasts joins the lineup at Podcast Movement

By now you’ve surely heard the news that many of us in podcasting have been waiting for: Google has released a native podcast app. Much like you all, we’re excited for what this means for the future of our industry, but we have questions!

Lucky for you, Podcast Movement 2018 will be your first chance to meet the team behind Google Podcasts, learn about everything you need to know about it as a podcaster, learn more about some of their big initiatives to help improve the space, and more.

We’ll have more information on this in the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out these resources for podcasters that Google sent our way.


Newly Announced Sessions

Podcast Movement has a lot of great sessions for you to choose from, and we’re excited to announce a few of the newest ones you can add to that list!

No Spoilers – Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:30 pm in Grand K/L.

Slow Burn host and co-producer Leon Neyfakh talks with Chenjerai Kumanyika, co-executive producer and co-host of Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, and Ann Heppernan, senior producer of Pineapple Street Media’s Heaven’s Gate, about how to make stories about the past feel fresh and unpredictable when your listeners already know the ending.

Family Listening and the Future of Podcasting – Thursday, July 26 @ 10:00 am in Grand K/L

Four creators of top podcasts for families discuss writing and producing for different age groups, centering kid voices on their shows, and how they’re engaging and interacting with a booming, enthusiastic, young audience.

The Missing Marketplace: Monetizing Podcasts Beyond the 1% – Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:30 pm in Grand I/J

Jake Shapiro will share insights, data, and analysis of new revenue models for podcasting based on direct industry experience at RadioPublic, PRX, and Matter Ventures (the accelerator for media startups) – including Paid Listens, the RadioPublic program guaranteeing podcasters a $20 CPM for every in-app listen.

Giving Victims Voices – Thursday, July 26 @ 1:15 pm in Franklin 9

Reporter and producer Julia Lowrie Henderson breaks down the reporting challenges and choices involved in telling the stories of sexual assault that were at the center of ESPN 30 for 30’s latest season on Bikram — and dives into the process and experience of reporting a story like this before the #MeToo movement, and during it.

From Downloads to Listening: Podcast Measurements Next Frontier – Wednesday, July 25 @ 1:30 pm in Grand I/J

The coin of the realm has been the download, but that’s changing – and for the good of the entire podcast industry. Are you ready for the new metrics that are emerging that emphasize actual listening? This panel will provide the latest information on why the move to listening metrics is so important, what solutions such as Apple’s analytics and the emerging Remote Audio Data spec will mean and how they work, and how all of us can use listening data to benefit our listeners, our content decisions, and our advertisers.

The Network Effect: How Networks Get Podcasts to the Next Level and You Can Do Some of That Yourself – Thursday, July 26 @ 12:15 pm in Grand C/D

Big podcast networks have specialists and expertise in all kinds of specific areas of podcasting, from improving content and sound quality to growing audiences, building communities and monetization. But maybe you aren’t ready to join a network just yet, what tricks and techniques can you borrow from the professionals to help build your own show? Bright lights from the Earwolf, Ramsey Solutions, Midroll and Radiotopia join forces to share knowledge and experience, and help you supercharge your own podcast game.



Don’t blame the heat, summer does not start until tomorrow…

BOOK YOUR HOTEL BEFORE THE ROOMS ARE GONE

This is where we usually try to say something funny, maybe a little quirky. But the truth is, staying down the street from the conference, instead of at the host hotel, is no laughing matter. We know that it’s hot, and we know there are all kinds of distractions. But take a moment to consider how much hotter you’ll be five weeks from now having to walk across town to get to Podcast Movement (and all your friends are staying at the host hotel too).

BOOK YOUR ROOM TODAY


Ignite Speakers

Podcast Movement, and Ignite sponsor Veritone One, wants to congratulate the speakers selected for this year’s Ignite event on Monday, July 23. You can learn more about the speakers and their talks by clicking here.

Congrats to Kenn Blanchard, Amy Woods, Michael Neeley, Marc Guberti, Sean Callahan, Wendy Stevens, Sergei Revzin, Miranda Marquit, Victor Menasce, and Eliza Kapitan!


Even More Sunshine

  • We’re proud to announce that PM family member Mark Gillespie from WhiskyCast has been picked as one of the 10 finalists for this year’s Spirited Awards as “Best Broadcast, Podcast, or Online Video Series.” The Spirited Awards are part of the annual Tales of the Cocktail conference each July in New Orleans, and honor the best bars and bartenders around the world along with writers, and this is the first year they’ve had a category for podcasts!
  • Digital News Report put out their annual key findings, which includes some interesting podcasting insight!

We are diligently making plans to have the best summer, and the best Podcast Movement, so far! We appreciate your support for this community and look forward to the possibility of seeing you in Philadelphia next month!

Team PM18

“Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer!” – Olaf (Frozen)

Google Podcasts for Podcasters

Google Podcasts is out for podcast listeners, but here are a few tips that creators can use, provided by the team from Google.


Generate a Google Podcasts link for your feed.

As this rolls out, over two billion Android phones around the world will be able to open your podcast directly in Google Podcasts just by clicking a link. To generate your link, visit our link generator tool. If it says your feed “is not currently indexed by Google Podcasts,” please visit our Developer Guidelines and make sure you are following the instructions there. If you have additional questions, visit our Webmaster Central Help Forum.

The link clicks directly to your podcast in Google Podcasts, and podcasters like Casey Neistat have already discovered this functionality:

Link users on your website using the Google Podcasts badge.

Follow this link to download our brand assets, which you can use on your website to direct listeners to Google Podcasts. Please use them tastefully on white, solid color, or unobtrusive image backgrounds, and don’t rotate or shrink below legible sizes.

Review our Developer Guidelines.

Make sure you are doing everything right to appear in the Google Podcasts app, Google Search, and the Google Assistant. This combination powers a cross-device experience that allows people to pause in one place and resume in another.

We added three new sections to our Developer Guidelines, including instructions for tracking analytics from Google Podcasts, which are also pasted below. As you may know, Google Podcasts streams directly from your hosting provider (Libsyn, Art19, Megaphone, Simplecast, Acast, and many more). These services should make sure to provide the updated data, so podcasters can understand their growth.

  • Track requests from Google Podcasts by looking for the regular expression \b(GoogleChirp|GSA)\/.

  • To separate analytics for Google Podcasts on Android from Google Podcasts on smart speakers, look for the following regular expressions:

    • Google Podcasts on Android: \bGSA\/

    • Google Podcasts on smart speakers: \bGoogleChirp\/

Finally, use your podcast to let your listeners know: Google Podcasts is a new free app that gives personalized recommendations and integrates natively with Google Search and Google Assistant. Many of them are probably looking for a great new Android podcast app, including those who are streaming from their computers.

We’ve created a PDF with suggested talking points for spreading the word on air.


Thanks to Google for providing this content for the podcasters, and make sure to join us at PM18 for your first chance to meet the team from Google Podcasts!

Podcast Movement Celebrates Father’s Day 2018

Happy Father’s Day! Podcast Movement is proud to recognize a few of the Dads in our community. We could not recognize them all in this featured post, but we are grateful for them and appreciate all that they do! We hope that everyone enjoys this special day!

Stephen Hart – Trailblazers.FM

Stephen A. Hart is host of the Trailblazers.FM™ podcast: the #1 podcast interviewing today’s successful black professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. In addition, I’m a brand strategist, who’s passionate about guiding busy professional podcasters like you through a clear process to brand, market and grow your amazing podcast!

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Sean Douglas – Life Transformation Radio

Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, TEDx Speaker, Master Resilience Implementer, International Radio Show Host, Performance Enhancement Expert, and Author. His WHY is he’s a suicide survivor who hit rock bottom with no purpose or passion. He believes that you were created for a purpose, and once you unlock your true potential, you will elevate your life, which is why he founded The Success Corps. In a highly interactive and engaging environment, utilizing online mentoring sessions and face to face workshops, Sean offers Life Transformation skills and Business Strategies to Millennials up to 50-year-old Professionals, Military Veterans, emerging Speakers and Entrepreneurs that will unlock their true potential and elevate them to new heights in their personal and professional lives. Sean equips people with the tools necessary to live EPIC lives, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.
Considered an “Icon of Influence in the New Media Space”, Sean hosts the popular live online radio show, Life Transformation Radio, heard in over 58 countries and thousands of weekly listeners.

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Damian Gray – PopViews

PopViews is a podcast and videocast that focuses on the strange and unusual, social commentary, film and book reviews, and interviews with interesting people.

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Marlow Hicks – 132 Breese Podcast

Marlow hails from the great city of Chicago but is a Badger to the core. Marlow holds his college days at Madison close to his heart. It was this fondness for his Wisco experience that led this father of his own 18 month old little badger to create a podcast whose name pays tribute to his college home. Marlow finds time to record and release a weekly podcast with his Co-Host in between diaper changes, playtime, and nap time. He’s even learned to edit out the occasional “dada” that sneaks its way into the podcast when his son wakes up looking for his dad. Marlow brings insight and comedy to the 132 Breese Podcast to give the listeners everything they need to know (and a little bit of what they don’t) need to know about what is going on in the world.

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Randy Wilburn – The Zweig Letter

Randy Wilburn is Director of Education at Zweig Group a Management Consulting Firm serving Engineers and Architects. He started an industry specific podcast over 100 episodes ago and hasn’t looked back. He’s used gratitude and engagement to grow his podcast. The effort has helped his company and personal brand grow.

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Gregory Byerline – Collected Clan

Gregory Byerline, father of three children under age 9, hosts Collected Clan: The Company You Keep featuring conversational biographies of outstanding people he’s met along the way. Every day people doing life their way. He started his podcast as a creative outlet that could be done from home after the kids are asleep and that involves only one other person and a Skype connection. Given the show’s conversational style (not an interview), he doesn’t ask his guests the same questions every time. Except for one question he asks both mothers and fathers when he has them say something to and for their children (of any age) so they can hear their parent’s voice years from now, essentially creating a verbal time capsule.

That question from each guest, previously unreleased material, was then compiled into a Mother’s Day bonus episode a few weeks ago at http://www.collectedclan.com/mothersday with the Father’s Day episode released on Monday before Father’s Day 2018 at http://www.collectedclan.com/fathersday

Since Collected Clan tells stories of individual people, it’s only fitting that the mothers and fathers are spotlighted in their respective roles and outlooks on parenting and their children.

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Zack Demopoulos – Raising ‘Rents (as in paRents)

Zack produces and hosts a podcast called Raising ‘Rents (as in paRents) that educates, supports and inspires adult kids who are either currently or sometime in the future have to care for their aging parent. Whether it is professionally or personally, Zack spends most of his awake time doing things he loves. Whether it is spending time with his family, podcasting, running his home care provider business in New Jersey, giving back to the community, meeting new people, or spending time outdoors, he makes it enjoyable. As a husband to Phyllis for 30 years, he attributes much of his successes to her–she is a partner in the business as well as in life! Their “grown up” children are their pride and joy—oldest son who is happily married and lives in the ‘burbs, the middle child son who lives and works in NYC and makes them laugh, and baby daughter who moved away too soon but checks on the ‘Rents all the time–as well as rescue dog Athena who keeps life interesting all the time.

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Joseph Foley – No Sitting On The Sideline Dad Podcast

Joe is the host of the No sitting on the sideline dad podcast. Joe is also dad to his young son Sean. Joe enjoys connecting with people through his podcast. Joe enjoys showing his son that it ok to be creative and overcome your fears. Also, be happy enjoying life.

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Calvin Hicks – The Calvin Hicks Show

Calvin is his mother’s child and his father’s only son. A storyteller, great listener and true friend.

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Jay “PodVader” Soderberg – Next Fan Up

PodVader has been podcasting for over 14 years now, originally started as the producer responsible for the ESPN platform of podcasts. He is now the VP of Content for Voxnest (parent company to Spreaker and BlogTalkRadio) where he helps podcasters of all sizes make money with their podcasts. He’s a married father of two and yes, everyone in the family has a Star Wars nickname but only PodVader has stuck (Queen Podme, Zach Skywalker and Princess Ava Leia all decline to be called that). His personal podcast, Next Fan Up, is a continuation of what he started at ESPN by provided an NFL podcast from the perspective of 32 SuperFans to provide every possible angle to the ongoings in the land of football.

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Chris Cannon – The Studio Prosperity Podcast

After running his own successful Thai Yoga Therapy business in Savannah, GA and Atlanta, GA, Chris set out to travel the world. He didn’t make it very far before he fell in love and met his future wife and mother his child in Mexico. He’s now based in Mexico City helping entrepreneurs in the yoga, meditation, and fitness industry.

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Steven Phillips – Altered Geek

Steven is a proud Husband and Father, a Podcaster of 11 Years, Co-Creator of the GeekCast Radio Network, Avid Pop Culture fan and talented in media production.

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Wayne Renbjor – Podcasters Podcast

Wayne is a father to 3 girls; 10, 7, and 2. He loves every minute of it. He has his podcast and production company in hopes that he can one day work from home full time and be with them as they grow up!

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Conrad Arnold – Dreamhills 2 Dreamhills

Outgoing good to get along with

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Vernon Ross – Social Strategy Podcast

Vernon is an internationally known podcaster, author, social and digital strategist and inspirational speaker whose insights on based on real world experience.

He’s an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and has been also been a guest speaker at Webster University and St. Louis Community College. He speaks frequently on a variety of digital marketing topics at marketing conferences and workshops.

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Alexander Perez – Undercover Capes

Alexander “Al Mega” Perez is the fearless leader of our podcast network, Undercover Capes. He brings passion, leadership to the whole family of shows and he also runs a comic book website, Comic Crusaders, as he works a day job and also has a family!

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Clay Groves – Fish Nerds

Clay Groves is a father of two, Zoe 11 and Sammy 8. He loves taking his kids on fishing adventures, boating, skiing and anything nerdy. Clay spends his free time trying to start a new fishing guide service and trying to find out if there is a future in podcasting. Clay’s wife Kristin is super supportive of all the nerdy stuff he does and he is lucky to be with her. When he is not fishing he is playing, writing or having a beer with friends. He also enjoys napping more than anyone should.

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Brett Johnson – Note To Future Me

Brett is a father of two great kids, and husband to wonderful, supportive wife. With 30+ years in radio, his career change to a podcast consultant and owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants has been life-changing and rewarding. He even inspired his daughter to start a podcast during her study-abroad time in Florence, IT this summer. As he jokingly says, “The future’s so bright, I’ve gotta wear shades!”

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Dr. Harold Arnold Jr. – Leading You Home Podcast

Dr. Harold L. Arnold, Jr., founder of The Pursuit of Influence, is a social and organizational psychologist who specializes in developing family-focused culture in homes, places of worship, and business settings. Dr. Harold is author of three marriage books and one leadership development book all based on his own unique model for relationship-faith integration, including Marriage ROCKS for Christian Couples, Second Shift: How to Grow Your Part-Time Passion to Full-Time Influence and other marriage books.

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Russ Riba – The Bubba and Rockitt Show

Russ Riba aka Rockitt

Quit His Day Job to Be Dad and Coach

Then he realized that bills needed to be paid, so he went back to work… sort of. He takes his daddy duty very seriously and is passionate about coaching his boys. He certainly loves him some ice cream!.

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Doug King – Presence

Doug King was born in Charleston W. Va. and grew up in NE Ohio. (Go Buckeyes!) He graduated with a dual degree in Theology and Biblical Languages in 1973. He worked with his father, author, scholar and speaker Max King, to eventually form Presence International. Doug has a background in business, being founder and CEO of a technology company in Atlanta, Ga. for 20 years. Since 2010, Doug has been the president of Presence, leading this growing network to engage emergent, integral, and inter-spiritual organizations and idea leaders in shared goals for the common good. Doug also serves on the Advisory Board for Forum 21, a United Nations NGO. Doug lives with his wife, Denée, in Dacula, Georgia.

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Ravi Jayagopal – SubscribeMe.fm: Membership Site and Online Course Marketing: How to Make, Market & Monetize Online Digital Content

What can I say about Ravi? He’s a great dude, a greater podcaster, and the greatest dad! Ok, maybe “he” just got carried away a li’ll bit with the 3rd-person stuff :-). Ravi is an immigrant entrepreneur and podcaster from San Diego. His biggest mission in life is to empower his kids with the best knowledge, tools and mindset possible, and set them up for a happy, healthy and prosperous life ahead. He got his daughter Rhea into blogging when she was 8 and he got her a summer job as a virtual assistant for podcasters, publishing the audio, embedding on website, writing and editing show-notes etc. Ravi got his son Rohan into blogging when he was 6, into podcasting at 13, into podcast editing (for other podcasters) at 14. And to this day, Rohan still plans, records, edits, publishes, and promotes his show all by himself, end-to-end, at ZombiesHeroes.com/itunes/ (he’s 15 now). Ravi will be attending Podcast Movement next month with his Rohan, so he (Rohan) can continue to be inspired and educated in the art and science of podcasting by the greatest collection of podcasters and digital entertainers all under one roof! The energy in the building is going to be through the roof, and he wants Rohan to be able to feed off of that.

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Anthony Arno – Route 66 Podcast

Anthony Arno’s podcast features stories about people living and working along Route 66, but you’d have to go back at least 35 years to find the reason for his interest in a highway that cannot be found on any road map today.

As a college student, Arno experienced rural America from the saddle of a bicycle while biking across America for cancer awareness as part of a memorial to his mother who had died of cancer. It was during that time Arno discovered his passion for both biking and the thrill of the journey instead of the destination.

Years later, Arno became a school teacher and during the early days of Internet dial-up Arno wrote a grant using the schools only computer connected to the outside world. Reflecting back on his days of biking across America as a college student, Arno proposed giving his students the same experience while biking 2000 miles aboard an exercise bicycle stationed in the back of the classroom.

The next question for Arno was what route would the class follow during this year long activity? There were several routes to consider, but Arno found a book in the local library highlighting Route 66, the same highway that was popularized by Nat King Cole in song decades earlier. The musical group Depeche Mode had an electronic version of the song, which Arno was a bit more familiar with. The lyrics of the song provided a musical roadmap of a journey from Chicago to LA.

Route 66 is not the longest or oldest highway in America, but it is certainly one of the most celebrated highways in the world. It’s been featured by Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath, it was the highway of mass migration during the Great Depression for people seeking a better life in California, it was popularized in song by Nat King Cole, it was a 1960’s television drama that ran for four years, and most recently it was once again revitalized in the Pixar classic CARS.

Arno first discovered podcasting while traveling through Europe on bicycle back in 2010 and he was instantly hooked to the medium. He knew he wanted to start a podcast, and after attending Podcast Movement in Texas, the constant message was follow your passion when looking to begin a podcast.

Arno made a list of possible podcast topics and Route 66 was just one of many topics being considered. His wife felt the topic was too specific, but Arno believed podcasting about a 2200 mile highway that had been decommissioned by the federal government had the potential for 2200 topics!

The Route 66 Podcast features talks with people living and working along America’s Main Street, Route 66. Arno has had a wide range of guests, ranging from voice actors from the movie CARS to numerous book authors who have written specific books related to Route 66, to a man who has 160 tattoos on his body highlighting Route 66.

Since launching The Route 66 Podcast Arno spends his summer discovering unknown sites along America’s Main Street in addition to giving presentations to groups along the highway interested in promoting the entire road to local communities.

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We celebrate Father’s Day with the official PM18 Mobile App, and more!

Greetings PM Family,

A few weeks back, Podcast Movement celebrated mothers, and this week we would like to show our appreciation and celebrate all of the fathers in our community! Did you know that podcasting and fatherhood have a lot in common?

  • A podcaster’s work can often feel like it is endless and, often, thankless.
  • It takes discipline to bring up a consistent show.
  • Your content can be viewed as a pillar of strength as you provide a form of support for your listeners and community.
  • Growing a “podcast” can be compared to raising a child in the sense that it takes time to develop a sound, well-adjusted show.

Speaking of “Sound & Well-adjusted”, we are excited to share with you some cool news this week. The Podcast Movement 2018 app is finally ready for you to download, plus it’s time to vote and select the speakers for this year’s Ignite event!


The PM18 Mobile App is Live

The Podcast Movement mobile app (Sponsored by Podfly) has received high praise in the past, and we’re excited to provide another great user experience this year.

The app will of course include all the essentials, such as the schedule, speaker and attendee profiles, venue and expo floor plans, and a directory of exhibitors and sponsors. However this year we’re excited to feature some popular returning, and all new, features:

  • The popular Social Feed, where you can chat with attendees on the Internal feed screen, or track all the action on the aggregator that pulls together the best from Twitter, Instagram and more.
  • The ability to schedule meetings with attendees and exhibitors, all within the app
  • Gamification with the all new Scavenger Hunt. Visit all of the exhibitors in Podcast Movement Central to earn points, and the chance to win some great prizes
  • Badge scanning, so you can exchange information with exhibitors and fellow attendees, without the need for business cards
  • PM18 photo filters, custom schedule creation, the ability to take notes right inside the app, and a whole lot more!

You can download the app now from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) store, and we look forward to interacting with you on the app! (Note your login email address will be the one you registered with on Eventbrite)


Vote on who will take the stage at Ignite!

Last week we told you Ignite was back (special thanks to Veritone One for making it happen, and for the free drinks)! And this week, we get to participate in one of the unique features of Ignite: you, the attendees, get to vote on the sessions that you’d most like to see take the stage on Monday, July 23!

Voting rules:

  1. Each Podcast Movement attendee gets one vote. (We are collecting email addresses to ensure no one votes twice)
  2. Only registered Podcast Movement attendees may vote.
  3. No cheating. Vote with integrity. If we see a pattern of cheating, that submission will be disqualified.
  4. Have fun! We have some awesome submissions. Give every submission a fair chance when you vote.

Sound like fun? If so, please cast your vote!


28 Day “Launch Your Podcast Challenge” winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the May 2018 edition of the 28 Day Challenge! The winners will receive Standard Plus passes to Podcast Movement! Please consider checking out their new podcasts and giving them a virtual high five.

Adriana Flores-Ragade – LatinxAmerica
Clara Harris – Swamp Witch Studio Stories
Jessica Groff – Live Like a Mother
Lindsey O’Connor – The Curated Soul
Amanda Shauger – 30 Minutes
Andrea Jones – Savvy Social Podcast


Sometimes subtlety does not work, so…

OUR HOTEL BLOCK IS ALMOST SOLD OUT…BOOK NOW, OR MISS OUT ON IT FOREVER!

Seriously, we love our kids…but we love the podcast community too…and we really feel like Father’s Day won’t be the same without you celebrating with us. The truth is, we just bought more rooms for the hotel room block, but those are already starting to go too. If you tried and they were sold out, try again, but do it quick.

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW


Father’s Day Specials

Tribute: Podcast Movement wants to feature any father in this community that is a podcaster. Please consider filling out this form to be included in the upcoming Father’s Day spotlight that will be published on Sunday, June 17.

Celebrating Others: Congratulations to Hannah Hethmon, host of the Museums in Strange Places podcast, for winning an award from the American Alliance of Museums (the nation’s biggest museum association) for her independent podcast!

Good News: Our friends at the IAB put out the latest Podcast Advertising Revenue Study, and the news continues to be good. Don’t miss the IAB-lead panel we recently announced for PM18.

The Perfect Tie: Apple Podcasts currently hosts north of 550,000 active shows, a bump from the 525,000 the company reported back in April — that’s a considerable jump from the 3,000 programs it hosted when the program launched back in 2005. The new numbers include 18.5 million individual episodes representing 155 countries, in more than 100 languages. Check out this article from TechCrunch.

All About You! Would you like to be featured in the PM 2018 Event Magazine? If so, please fill out the following form! If you’ve attended before, you know that the official program for PM can be a lot of fun, and we’d love you to be a part of it.


Regardless of what season of life your podcast is in, Podcast Movement appreciates your labor of love. Thank you again to all of the dads for everything that you do for your families, and this community.

We have more exciting news to share with you this next week, including a few brand new big sessions and panels!

Dependable Attentive Diligent,

Team PM“Any Man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” – Anne Geddes

It’s time to walk the Podcast Movement stage for PMx, Ignite and more!

Greetings PM Family,

Congratulations to all of the recent graduates represented in this community, and beyond! As you know, graduations happen after the successful completion of a course of study. Graduates traditionally take the stage as a part of their commencement ceremony, to be honored in front of those in attendance.

Podcast Movement does not offer a diploma, per se, but our community does have “students” of various niches in podcasting, who will take the stage in a few short weeks at PM18 in Philadelphia!


PMx Competition – Speaker Announcement

As has been the tradition since PM15, the first folks to take the stage and speak at Podcast Movement will be our PMx Competition participants. PMx offers a chance to fellow PM attendees to take the stage, give a 15 minute TED-like talk, and compete for a chance to take the main stage at the following year’s Podcast Movement.

The emcee for this year’s event is Addy Saucedo. Addy is well-respected in the podcast community, and is the author of the Podcast Planner. We are proud to announce the speakers for this year’s competition:

Andrea Gage – The Boundary Spectrum
Andy Wang – Inspired Money
Anthony Fasano – Engineering Management Institute
Calvin Hicks – The Calvin Hicks Show
Clay Groves – Fish Nerds
David Quinones – Bird Road
Delanda Coleman – Teams on Air by Microsoft
Dr. Sharon Jones – Lady Tech Charmers
Jeni Wren Stottrup – Gritty Birds
Lori Rochino – Simply Designed Life Podcast
Megan Dougherty – One Stone Creative
Reyna S. Walters-Morgan (aka Queen Simone) – Travel Quips Podcast
Rick Clemons – Life Uncloseted

Make sure to mark your calendars to check out the entire competition on Monday, July 23, and the winner announcement at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, July 24.


Last call for speakers at Ignite

You are in luck if you are still looking for an opportunity to be like a graduate, and take the stage at Podcast Movement. The speaker submission process is still open for Ignite!

Ignite is a unique speaking event on Monday evening, July 23 where a series of speakers get on stage for five minutes each to share a Spark. A Spark is a 5-minute talk that consists of 20 slides. Each slide is on a 15-second auto advance. Ready or not, the next slide is on the way!

Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. You, the attendees of Podcast Movement, vote and choose who gets on stage! Each speaker learns the rules, submits a topic, and then you vote for your favorites. The top voted speakers make it on the main Podcast Movement stage for Ignite! But the real winners are those who show up, enjoy the Sparks – and maybe a drink ticket – at Podcast Movement.

Thanks to Veritone One for making Ignite possible, and for giving you the opportunity to submit your presentation here.


Get a Podcast Makeover at PM18 from Radio Broadcasting Legends!

Graduates always look great in their caps and gowns. Your podcast can look and sound great with some help from top broadcast professionals!

We announced last week that Jacobs Media is partnering with Podcast Movement once again, this year for a 2 day Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track (Sponsored by Beasley Media Group)! One of the sessions on this special track allows attendees to apply to have a critique of their show from some of the best in the business.

The panel of broadcasting experts includes:

Kerri Hoffman – CEO of PRX
Kristen Meinzer – Director of Nonfiction Programming at Panoply
Marissa Magnatta – Producer of the Preston and Steve show on 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia
Steve Morrison – Co-host of the Preston and Steve show on 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia
Seth Resler – Digital Dot Connector, Jacobs Media

This is an incredible opportunity for PM attendees! We strongly encourage you to take advantage and apply here.


REGISTRATION COST GOES UP AT MIDNIGHT

Don’t be the only one in class who misses it…

We know what you’re thinking. Graduations are long, boring, and all you do is kill time until you cheer the one person you know when their name is called. Podcast Movement is not like THAT kind of graduation. Think of it more like one where you know EVERYONE walking the stage, and all your friends are there to cheer with you. Yea, it’s kind of like that!

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CONGRATS AND HONORS

VALEDICTORIAN: PM family member Bill Nowicki was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal for his podcast Marietta Stories which focuses on capturing local stories in this Atlanta suburb.

DIPLOMA: PM alumni (and 2018 speaker) Hernan Lopez was featured by Advocate.com, discussing his mission to bring a new era of storytelling to podcasts

WITH HONORS: Huge congratulations are in order for PM Family member Chel Hamilton. Chel is the host of the award winning Meditation Minis podcast. Her show hit the 10 million download mark recently! Way to go Chel!

SIGN THE YEARBOOK: Please feel free to share your latest podcast episode with the community here.


Graduations are an exciting milestone! They spark hope for the future and invite graduates to dream big. Podcasting has a similar effect. Your episodes have the power to encourage, inspire, entertain, educate, build community and so much more. We love the work that you are doing in order to share your voice with the world.

We aim to help you to continue doing this work in the most impactful ways possible. Like graduates, we celebrate you and the opportunities that will develop from your tireless efforts to podcast!

We are proud of you,
Team PM18

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Hall of Famers & Broadcasters are bringing the heat to Philly this summer…are you ready?

Happy Wednesday PM Family,

We trust that you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend if you are living in the United States. Podcast Movement is grateful for all of the brave men and women in this community (and/or family members) that represent or have served our armed forces and allies. We appreciate your service and sacrifice. We also give thanks to the men and women who have fought and died to allow the freedoms that we enjoy today… and we recognize podcasting is one of those freedoms.

Memorial day is also often is seen as the official start of summertime. That means it is time to get outside, possibly go for a swim, watch the kids blow dandelion fuzz, grab a cold beverage, and enjoy some warm weather.

Summer is also a great season because when it arrives, that means Podcast Movement is just around the corner! We are less than 60 days away from the annual “can’t miss” event of the year for podcasters.

We have some announcements this week that are so exciting, you may need to put on a pair of sunglasses because they’re so bright!


The Podcast Hall of Fame: Class of 2018

The Academy of Podcasters are pleased to announce the Hall of Fame class for 2018. As a refresher, the Academy has an open nomination process each spring where ANYONE can nominate qualified podcasters as potential entries into the Hall of Fame. Then, existing Hall of Famers vote on the nominations to determine that year’s class. Below are this year’s inductees!

Reggie Ossé AKA Combat Jack
Reggie Ossé (July 8, 1964 – December 20, 2017) was a hip hop music attorney, executive, founding partner of the Loud Speakers Podcast Network, and host of the podcast The Combat Jack Show. He also was the host of Gimlet’s podcast Mogul. Ossé will be inducted posthumously this summer in Philadelphia.

Keith Malley and Chemda
Best known as hosts of the comedy podcast Keith and The Girl, Keith Malley and Chemda have been putting out daily shows since March 2005. Many of today’s top podcasters credit KATG as being pioneers that got them into the podcasting world! The show has been featured in dozens of publications, including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and lead to Time Out NY naming Chemda “The Queen of Podcasting.”

Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who has been podcasting since 2005, and has been the host of nearly a dozen different podcasts over the last decade. Dave is best known as the host of School of Podcasting, where he’s helped thousands of new and experienced podcasters launch their shows, and become better hosts.

Grant Baciocco
Grant Baciocco is a content creator and performer who is on the forefront of all things new media. In 2004 he created the popular, family friendly podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd which has been releasing episodes ever since, garnering awards and praise from iTunes, SPIN Magazine and TiVo. He has since hosted and produced the Henson.com Podcast, amongst others, and is the founder of Saturday Morning Media.

Pamela Gay
Dr. Pamela Gay is a an astronomer, writer, and podcaster who uses new media to engage people in science and technology. She is best known as the host of Astronomy Cast, where each week she takes listeners on facts-based journeys through our Cosmos. She is currently the Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Roderick Vonhögen
Father Roderick Vonhögen is a Roman Catholic priest from the Netherlands who works as a new media broadcaster and television presenter of programming related to Catholicism and pop culture. He is best known for starting the Star Quest Production Network, the leading Catholic podcasting platform, in 2005, and as the host of The Walk and The Daily Breakfast.

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson is a cartoonist, illustrator, designer and podcaster. In 2008, Johnson launched FrogPants Studios, an illustration and audio production company, and has since put out over a dozen different podcasts, including the award winning Film Sack and The Morning Stream. Scott has also built a vibrant online community of fans around the FrogPants network of shows, and event organized their own annual event called Nerdtacular.

We invite everyone to join us this July 24 for the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony, as well as the pre and post ceremony events, live from Philadelphia. Please join us in congratulating these deserving future Hall of Famers.


Broadcasters Meet Podcasters (presented by Beasley Media Group)

Podcast Movement is thrilled to once again partner with Jacobs Media for the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track at Podcast Movement this summer. This year the sessions have doubled due to popular demand, and proudly sponsored by Beasley Media Group.

The track will combine the energy and electricity of the podcasting space with the expertise, talent, and reach of the broadcasting world. The Broadcasters Meet Podcasters sessions take place on Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, July 26th, and feature some amazing speakers, including NPR CEO Jarl Mohn.

Jarl will be giving an opening keynote the first day of Jacobs Media’s sessions, and he notes, “I am excited to be part of the ‘Broadcasters Meet Podcasters’ track of Podcast Movement. I look forward to discussing what podcasting has meant for NPR and public radio. We are in the golden age of audio storytelling. Thanks to podcasts, people are connecting with the human voice and narrative again. And discovering public radio in the process. At NPR we have been using podcasts to experiment with new formats, ideas, talent and voices. It is a cornerstone of our growth.”

You can learn more about this track and some of the sessions from yesterday’s Jacob’s Media press release.


The PM18 Schedule is Live!

We are proud to finally bring to you the nearly complete schedule for this summer’s big event! With over 100 sessions, panels, workshops and keynotes, we will not even try to list them all here. You can view them all via the Conference Schedule page on the website. You can start marking your favorites now, and don’t forget to check in on the latest update of amazing speakers taking the stages!

If you’ve not yet registered, you may want to consider getting a pass that includes the Virtual Ticket when you do. As you know, it is impossible to attend all of the sessions, so the next best strategy is to plan which presentation you will attend in person, and which ones you will make plans to view later on with the Virtual Ticket! And if you can’t make it to Philly, you can get the Virtual Ticket as a standalone pass!

We are excited to hear which sessions you are planning to attend in person. Please feel free to share this with us in the Podcast Movement Community group on Facebook.


Hello Summer, Goodbye Registration Discounts

Join us this summer for the podcasting event of the year…we promise to turn the A/C on for you!

As you can tell from everything we’ve discussed so far in this week’s newsletter, PM18 will be bringing the heat to Philadelphia this summer…we’d hate it if you were not there!

REGISTER FOR PM18 TODAY


Helpful links to maximize your PM18 experience (and savings)

Finally, we put together a short list of helpful links for the conference in the Facebook Community. Please feel free to take a look, and as always you can send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Book your hotel: www.podcastmovement.com/hotel

Learn about childcare options: www.podcastmovement.com/childcare

Need a roommate? Roomshare: www.podcastmovement.com/roomshare

Want to attend or schedule a meetup? www.podcastmovement.com/unofficial-events


Whether you decide to work on your tan, go canoeing, or watch fireworks, we look forward to the possibility of seeing you in Philadelphia this July!

Beating the Heat,
Team PM18

The Podcast Honeymoon

The Royal Wedding this past weekend was a celebration for many, a source of contention for others, and “just another day” for everyone else. It has been a few days since the wedding dominated the media, however this week we want to chat about one of our favorite things about weddings. It takes place after the ceremony and reception have ended. That’s right, we’re talking about the honeymoon!Podcasting, in the beginning, can feel like a new love. It is exciting. The possibilities seem endless…and they are!

Podcast Movement is the perfect destination to help you enjoy this season and commitment to your show. And whether you just got started podcasting, and this will be your first “podcast honeymoon”, or whether you’ve been at it for some time, we’re doing everything we can to make sure PM18 is the time of your life.

Since next week we’ll be releasing the entire schedule of sessions, this week we want to share with you everything else that’s going on this July at PM18.


Your Itinerary & Destinations

Monday, July 23

The day before PM officially kicks off, we have a day full of activities for you if you’re getting into town early, and can’t wait to get started!

PMx Competition presented by Cypress Resources
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Grand C/D
The all day speaking competition where you can learn, and have fun!

New Attendee Orientation presented by Castos
9:00 am to 11:00 am or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Grand A/B.
This is the place for new attendees to Podcast Movement! The two sessions are the same, so pick the one that works best.

Women’s Networking Event presented by Castos
11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Grand A/B
Meet awesome new podcasters, and see some familiar faces too.

New Podcast Primer presented by Castos
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Grand A/B
If you’re a new podcaster, or just need to freshen up on the podcasting terminology and lingo, this is the best way to start your PM18 week.

Email Marketing for Podcasters Workshop, presented by ConvertKit
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Grand I/J

This immersive workshop will be split into two main sessions covering both beginner and advanced email marketing strategies. Expect to learn why some of the most influential Podcasters use email, and more specifically, ConvertKit, to monetize their influence. 

Check-in and Networking Event presented by Cabana
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Join us for an afternoon of casual networking, live music, and to pick up your conference badge.

Ignite presented by Veritone One
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Grand C/D
It all starts with a “spark”. This evening of education and entertainment includes drink tickets for the first 100 attendees, and fun for everyone!

Triton Digital’s Welcome Party
9:00 pm to Midnight in the Grand Ballroom.
Join us for drinks, light bites, mingling, and some amazing entertainment! The first 100 to arrive get their first drink free, and EVERYONE will enjoy dueling piano entertainment from The Philly Keys (the best dueling piano show in the northeast).


Tuesday, July 24

PM18 kicks off with a full day of can’t miss activities!

PM Central
9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Franklin Hall
This is the place to enjoy the networking lounge, connect with exhibitors (the top businesses/brands in podcasting), play games with a fellow attendee in the PM Midway, recharge your phone, and more.

iHeartRadio Red Carpet Party
6:15pm to 7:15 pm in the 4th & 5th Floor Lobbies

Nothing beats walking the red carpet, and you’ll get your chance to before the big Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony this July!

Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Join us for the main event, honoring the 2018 inductees for the Podcast Hall of Fame. With our special guest host, and some very special surprises, we can’t wait for you to join us!

Midroll Hall of Fame After Party
9:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Field House Sports Bar

Join the team from Stitcher & Midroll across the street at Field House Sports Bar for an evening celebrating the Hall of Famers, and celebrating your first day down at PM18


Wednesday July 25

We keep things rocking and rolling all day!

PM Central
9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Franklin Hall
Keep the connections going in the networking lounge, enjoy a full two hours from 3pm – 5pm dedicated to connecting with exhibitors (Wednesday is the last day for expo booths), play games with a fellow attendee in the PM Midway, recharge your phone, and more.

Rock the CastBox Party
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Reading Terminal Market (just across the street)
That’s right. We’re hosting the biggest party of the year! Bring your dancing shoes and appetite to Reading Terminal Market. See you on the dance floor!


Thursday, July 26

We close things out with a bang, and a little “Fresh Air”!

PM Central
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Franklin Hall
Keep the connections going in the networking lounge, enjoy the extended roundtables for connecting with your fellow PM18 attendees, and play the last few games with friends in the PM Midway.

Closing Keynote w/ Terry Gross from Fresh Air
3:00 pm and 4:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the true great radio personalities of this generation, plus participate in a rare Q&A opportunity after the talk.


The worst thing you can do on your honeymoon is miss it…don’t be that podcaster that misses their honeymoon!

Prices go up TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT

Much like a trip to an exotic location, Podcast Movement is best enjoyed by actually being there. Don’t be the one listening to your friends go on and on about how awesome PM18 was, join the fun yourself!

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Favors and All Inclusives

Beyond the Brochures
Podcast Movement celebrated the New Community Members Spotlight for May this week! Please feel free to take a look and connect with your fellow community members.

Snapshots
Instagram is not just about snapping a selfie or taking an artsy picture of your lunch – it’s so much more! Since the majority of time spent on social media happens via mobile, this is a great way to target podcast listeners. Instagram can help you build a strong community, spread your message, and reach a wider audience. Check out 7 Tips to Market Your Podcast on Instagram.

Forecast
PM Family Members Jeff Brown and Mark Deal created a resource to help broaden your reach through Podcast Interviews.

Surprises
Apple Podcasts created a list of Asian hosted podcasts to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. The PM family has a few members represented on this list, including Sheena Yap Chan from the Tao of Self Confidence, and Josie Ong from Affirmation Pod!

A Video for the Memories
Looking for ways to turn your podcast audio into video? Headliner might be the answer!


The Podcast Honeymoon Phase is Suite (or Sweet)!

We are excited for your podcast honeymoon phase, if you’re new. We are also happy to see veteran podcasters continuing to work on their craft and grow their show to keep the “fire burning”. Regardless of where you land on the podcast bliss spectrum, we appreciate your support for this great community. It cannot exist or thrive without you!

And awaaaay we go!
Team PM18

May 2018 New Community Member Spotlight

May 2018 New Community Members Spotlight

Podcast Movement is proud to share some of our new members each month. We love the diversity and creativity of this growing community. We encourage long time members to learn about and consider connecting with the new hosts represented in this spotlight feature.

If you would like your show or your organization to be featured then please consider joining the Podcast Movement Community group on Facebook!

Davina Conner – Pozitively Dee Discussion Podcast

Davina Conner (Dee) was diagnosed with HIV 21 years ago and felt she needed to use podcast as a platform to educate society on HIV. Dee’s show focuses on various topics on HIV like other sharing their journey, condom usage, getting tested, PrEP, being undetectable and helping others to know that the stigma needs to end.

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Corey Corpodian – Unleash Success

Corey is an Orthodontist turned Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker. After residency, Corey was $850,000 in student loan debt, battling depression for 8 years, and lacked fulfillment in life. After getting skin cancer, Corey did a deep dive into personal development learning the mindset of what we do when we fail and how to truly Unleash Success in life. Using emotional fitness, he started to break down the “secrets” of success, transformed his life in 6 months, and began the lifelong journey to learn from the best to become the best version of himself and in the process inspire and empower others to do the same!

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Zack Harwell – The Complete Family

Zack has been married to Paula for 22 years. They have 4 children – College, high school, middle school and elementary school. Zack and Paula both work virtually from home for major companies. They love travel, theatre, football and are technology fans!

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Shea Maloney – All Crime No Cattle

Shea does a lot of things outside of podcasting. He works as a cartographer and does volunteer work as an amateur archaeologist. He loves fly fishing and playing disc golf whenever he gets the chance. If he isn’t podcasting or one of these activities, you can probably find him spending time with his dogs and his wonderful wife and cohost. Also, he’s a die-hard Dallas Stars fan, evident by his twitter feed.

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Taylor Wagener – Sensible People

Sensible People brings you your bi-weekly dose of outrageous observational comedy and life advice from the minds of three unfiltered Chicagoans. Each episode they share stories, discuss taboo topics, play amusing games, interview guests from all walks of life and perform entertaining comedy skits.

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Ricki Vincent – Dr. Mecurio’s Mythical Marvels and Traveling Menagerie

Ricki is a creator of worlds, a dreamer of fantastical creatures, and a builder of Imaginations!

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Chris Birkinbine – A Dash of Science

Chris is a builder, tinkerer and life-long learner. A combat veteran and NASA engineer who loves to share his knowledge of science and converse with those of like mind. His philosophy in life is: Live, learn, build.

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Lisa Beck – Caged Vision

Lisa Beck began talking to audiences as a disc jockey for an oldies radio station. Over the years, she has “talked” to audiences by developing brands, mainly in the financial industry, and by speaking and training individuals on marketing and messaging. She is president of Cypress Resources, a firm that helps business owners scale beyond success and stop trading time for money. She is also co-host of the “Caged Vision” podcast with Carey Rome, CEO of Cypress Resources

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Stewart and Cara Schmidt – Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast

Stewart and Cara are a married couple living in the South. Cara felt that the South was under represented in the True Crime genre (besides Texas and Florida). So a podcast was born and Cara dragged Stewart along for the ride, as usual.

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Scott Carter – Forgot to Grow Up

Scott watches wayyyyy too much TV which is why he had to start a podcast with his two buddies to justify his hours and hours of Netflix binge watching. He has been listening to podcasts for almost two years but only started podcasting himself 6 months ago. Scott loves discovering and connecting with fellow podcasters about almost any topic, especially movie, tv and pop culture related topics.

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Mike Cushing – Longest Days of Our Lives

Longest Days of Our Lives is the premier (longest-tenured, anyway) weekly 24 fancast. Hosts Mike and Michael (longtime fans of the show) take their co-host Curtis, a 24 newbie, through the show minute-by-minute. The hosts make fun of early 2000s haircuts and technology, dissect Bauer-family dynamics, and loosely play a drinking game. They’ve also developed an odd fascination and fixation with the films of Tom Hanks.

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Betsy Wallace – Dinner Sisters

Kate Schulz and Betsy Wallace are sisters are home-cooking sisters who love to talk about food. Kate lives in Providence, RI and cooks for two; Betsy lives in Atlanta and cooks for five.

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Tyson Hartnett – Athlete Minded: Stories

Tyson played pro basketball overseas for years, and then came back to the states where he realized that a lot of athletes also struggles with the athlete to non-athlete transition. He created a book entitled Hoop Dreams Fulfilled, and now has a podcast where he helps athletes with the mental/emotional toll of being an athlete, and transitioning to what’s next.

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Pete Camarillo – Touchdowns and Tangents

Pete is a media relations specialist by day and a freelance sports writer and broadcaster by night. He is one half of the touchdowns and tangents radio show and podcast. The audio brand is for NFL fans who want intelligent sports discussions and less arguments about topical sports and culture issues.

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Rainer Koch – Gretta

Rainer is one of the co-founders of Gretta – a transcription-powered podcast listening platform with a focus on sharing, and audio navigation. Besides taking care of Operations, he builds and maintains partnerships with podcasters and other players in the industry.

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Charles Drake – HisandHerFI

The discovery of Financial Independence and the thought of retiring early sparked a total lifestyle change in Bethany and Charles. Having a deep conversation is important to them and they are not afraid to dig deep and get into it. Their talks are hard sometimes, but most importantly real. The struggle, the fight and the vulnerability take center stage here on the show as Charles and Bethany take you along on their journey to FI.

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Tony Tellado – Sci-Fi Talk

Tony Tellado started in radio in the late 1970’s and discovered he hated the travel from place to place and not having creative freedom. Leaving radio behind flash forward to late 90’s where he talked a radio station manager into airing his sci-fi talk show. It ran for a season before airing on New York radio in 1996. This lead to a long hiatus but in 2000 he restarted it on givemetalk.com which died as a result of the .dot com crash. A good friend suggested in 2005 that he look into podcasting. And that started him to produce episodes until this day now covering San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con and The Tribeca Film Festival. The podcast features interviews with those that score, write, direct, act and create genre entertainment. Recently Tony chooses to concentrate on indie, minority artists that are bringing their voices to the genre.

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Isaiah Wyse – WyZe (Anime F.A.E)

He’s a special kind of guy that won’t give up on his dreams. He’s a fine arts enthusiast that also happens to love anime and marvel!

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Christopher Harris – The Wise Idea

Wisdom Teacher, Savvy Strategist, Family Advocate, Skilled Leader, and Proficient Administrator, Christopher J Harris is a Pastor, Author, Podcaster, Consultant, and Trainer who’s mission is to INSPIRE WISDOM and empower others to discover a wise way to live out their life purpose.

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Spencer Holmes – Old Man Orange Podcast

Old Man Orange Podcast is like hanging out with the ole gang and going through the multimedia experience. Creating movies, comics, animations, audio and more. Laughing it up with favorite classic movies, games and comics. And talking those life stories with friends, new and old.

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Jordan Newmark – Drink Talk Beer

Jordan is 6’4″, 300 pounds, in his mid-thirties, married, has nine tattoos, and has an insatiable desire to tell stories that he prays people find amusing. Jordan likes beer, movies, dogs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, cage-fighting, Ambien, Earwolf podcasts, Wrestlemania X’s intercontinental championship ladder match, Nia Long, The Pixies, England’s single-payer healthcare, and fried chicken.

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Rob Lambert – You Me and He: A Comedy Podcast

Rob is a huge nerd, Drew loves to make fun of huge nerds and Josh… Josh believes the world is flat. These 3 guys made a podcast…

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Alex Yant – From Mind to Matter

Alex has always enjoyed designing experiences. With a background in communications and occupational therapy, Alex originally got into podcasting after hearing his patients’ stories, and becoming riveted by what they created over their lifetime. Rather than telling stories of the fabulously successful, Alex wanted to speak with creatives at the incipient stages of their projects, so up-and-coming entrepreneurs could relate to their journey and words of wisdom.

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Kyle Leslie – WYPR 88.1 FM NPR in Baltimore

WYPR is the NPR affiliate in Baltimore offering NPR cornerstone programs as well as local news and programming. In addition, WYPR recently launched Podcast Central as a podcast incubator

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Kate Werning – Healing Justice

Kate Werning is the creator and host of Healing Justice Podcast, a virtual practice space resourcing activists and organizers with weekly conversations and practices to sustain their work for social change. Kate is a decade-long community organizer from Milwaukee, a faculty with Momentum and Liberation School, and co-facilitates workshops on collective wellbeing for social justice leaders. She teaches trauma-informed yoga classes at Third Root Community Health Center and is a founder of Hoop House collective home in Brooklyn.

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Pete McPherson – The Do You Even Blog podcast

Pete’s sole purpose in life is to help people move AWAY from corporate cubicles in favor of contract-based work, freelancing, and solo entrepreneurship. Right now, the form that’s taking is a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel helping people start meaningful, impactful, and PROFITABLE blogs.

If he were forced to do ONE aspect of his business till the end of time, it would be interviewing other bloggers and entrepreneurs via Skype. That’s the truth!

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Justin Kelly – Juice in the Morning

Justin “Juice” Kelly wants to be famous. He works tirelessly with his co-host Shane Jones to create an entertaining weekly podcast. One day Juice and Shane would like to be able to do this as a living and provide content for listeners earholes daily.

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Ted, Carter, Tom Just use first names – Pink Jumpsuit Boxing

We are Canucks who love the sport of boxing.

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Miles Markiewicz Brad Thomas – Welcome to the House

Miles Markiewicz is a passionate individual who takes pride in his work. Miles enjoys getting fired up on his podcast and debating with his co-host about trendy sports topics. Miles spends most of his time watching his favorite teams including Cincinnati Reds baseball. Miles is a proud midwest native who graduated from THE Ohio State University. Brad Thomas is a sports-loving people person with an infectious personality. He loves sports and Alabama football more than he loves breathing. If you think you know someone who talks way too much, you have not met Brad. With that being said, Brad is your friend, even if you have not met.

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Erik Moad – Good News, It’s Beer

Erik is passionate about local food, drink, and business.

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Dave Morris – Mind Matters

Dave Morris is a former radio personality, current voice-over artist, and now the executive producer of the Mind Matters podcast and owner of a podcasting company. He’s married to Emily Kircher-Morris, a Licensed Professional Counselor and host of Mind Matters. They have three kids and live in St. Louis, MO.

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Chase Raz – Multinewmedia

Chase Raz is a university instructor, corporate trainer, and consultant. He is also the host of Multinewmedia, a business technology podcast providing tech advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Andy Barker – Throwin Down With Andy and Ricardo and coming soon, Nothing’s Off The Table

Andy is a husband, father, active duty Naval Officer serving the country for 29 years and an avid Martial Artist. He has a beautiful wife Connie, and two wonderful children. He competes regularly in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and holds Black Belt ranks in Judo and Japanese Jujitsu and is currently a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is the host of Throwin’ Down With Andy and Ricardo and will be launching his new podcast, Nothing’s Off The Table, very soon.

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Matt Andre – Podcast SANS END

Matt just graduated from Cedarville University a year ago, and moved to the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin to work full time in radio! He loves everything audio/video, but also wants to start his own clothing brand. He wanted to contribute to the apparel industry in some meaningful way, but knew so little about it. So, he started a podcast as an excuse to connect with people in the industry, learn from them, and then pour that knowledge back out into the community. Matt is currently on a mission to sew his first pair of jeans.

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Nick Murphy – The Job Lab Podcast

Nick the host of The Job Lab Podcast, an NFL veteran, experienced HR Tech entrepreneur, father of five, speaker and frequent media contributor on topics related to jobs and careers. Fox Business, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Business Insider, HR.com and many other national outlets have featured his insights over the years.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur for the second time, his corporate experience included award-winning tenures at three of the world’s largest job sites: CareerBuilder, Monster and Indeed.com.

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Dedan Rodriguez – The AAR Podcast

Dedan “Rod” Rodriguez is a 13 year combat Veteran of the US Army. He served 10 years active duty and is currently spending one weekend a month and two weeks a year serving in the Army Reserve. He is passionate about bridging the gap between civilians and Veteran businesses.

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Ricky Travers – The Gravel Pit

Ricky delivers interview-based podcasts with various people from around the planet. Anyone is welcome to come on from people who have traveled the world to people who really like cartoons. All forms of discussion are welcome and often change each week.

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johnna french – Champagne & Lobster

Johnna French is the creator and editor of Champagne & Lobster, The podcast. During the podcast, Johnna explores the stories behind some of the food industry (and beyond) most notable names. Johnna has been a food writer in the Washington, D.C. area for over 10 years sharing restaurant reviews, drink mixes and food news on her site, Johnna Knows Good Food.

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Mike Burton – Genuine Chit-Chat

Mike is a British nerd who liked to give everything a try – although Star Wars is (arguably) his favourite thing, he also loves travelling and being outdoors, he’s climbed Mt Snowdon (in Wales in the UK), has been skydiving and wishes to try (relatively) every activity that excites people.
Mike loves music, podcasts, movies, series, comics (primarily Star Wars) and most importantly, talking to fellow humans – “few things fill me with greater joy than talking to someone about something they are truly passionate about, the way their eyes light up is just beautiful”.
Mike’s goal, both including the podcast and general life, is to have a wide variety of experiences himself (such as travelling & etc) and try to make as many people’s lives more enjoyable in the smaller, often overlooked ways as possible, as life is too damn short not to at least try to be nice.

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Tracy Roesch Williams – Alaska Tracy Podcast

A gifted communicator, Alaska Tracy helps small business owners, CEOs, and organizations increase their profit margins. She is goal oriented, charismatic, creative, insightful, tenacious, forward thinking, and has a solid work ethic. New and troubled businesspeople seek her out.

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David Wagner – Addictions

David is the host and producer of “Addictions” The Podcast About Addictions. David is a recovering addict and wanted to create a podcast to give others struggling with addiction a platform to share their stories.

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Arglit Boonyai – Memories of Murder

Arglit is a journalist and war correspondent who has reported from Iraq and Afghanistan. As a documentary filmmaker, he has worked to highlight subjects such as crime, drugs and terrorism in Southeast Asia. Arglit also hosts the Crimes That Shocked Asia on the History Channel.

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Rachel Robison – Create Loud

Rachel is a composer/musician from Utah and co-host for Create Loud. She’s passionate about networking and being involved in her community. Rachel loves being in the studio, going behind-the-scenes, and learning as much as she can. She is graduating from Salt Lake Community College and couldn’t be more excited!

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Andria ALEFHI – Listening to Work

Andria does not listen to a lot of podcasts herself to be totally honest but is aware that people love them. Her favorite podcasts are related to storytelling. She started a live show about client-centered work in NYC that would make a good podcast, and she just launched this brand new podcast this week, so this interview is timely for Listening to Work.

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Zoé Belisle-Springer – Phorest FM, The Salon Owners Podcast

Co-hosted by Killian Vigna and Zoé Bélisle-Springer, Phorest FM is a weekly show that puts forth a mix of interviews with industry thought-leaders, salon/spa marketing tips, company insights and information on attending Phorest Academy webinars.

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Peta Roberts – Storyical

Peta has been a Personal Historian, and wants to help introduce the profession to those who need help recording their life story. Peta recognizes the historical value and the health benefits of retelling our stories that made us who we are. So many mediums exist today to help us record and share what is important, and pass that onto future generations. Peta is an Australian living in Silicon Valley, California, and has previously published an oral history project involving 15 families and 64 contributors. She is delighted to be a podcaster

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Eric O’Keeffe – What If World

Eric O’Keeffe, aka Mr. Eric has worked with kids since he was still one himself, teaching karate to youngsters at age fourteen. He started doing children’s theater in Boston at age 19, and volunteered regularly as Petey the Pirate throughout the Marshfield school system during his college years.
After graduating from BU with a Bachelor’s in English, he directed the Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights, teaching gymnastics, karate, and motor skills to infants, toddlers, and grade-schoolers for five years. He was also Program Director of New York’s Galli Theatre, performing at Manhattan schools and hospitals as a host of fairy tale characters. Most recently, he worked at STAR Education in LA as a preschool teacher and, after school, as assistant director to STAR’s county-wide theatre program.
Now he freelances as a copy editor and script brief writer to pay the bills and puts every ounce of extra energy into making great stories for kids.

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Keith Vivekananda – Before Anyone Else

Keith is one part of a relationship coaching group out of Toronto, Canada looking to change how relationship advice is given. With the digital dating landscape changing everyday, the hosts from Before Anyone Else are looking to provide relationship advice that is fresh and progressive.

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Sam O’Toole – John and Sam in Japan: The International Comedy Podcast

John and Sam in Japan: The International Comedy Podcast features live stand up comedy, musical comedy, news you may have missed from around the world, interviews with people from all walks of life and much more.

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Stephen Rowley – GlosTrad Folk Radio

GlosTrad Folk Radio was created by Stephen Rowley to open up an archive of traditional music to a wider audience. Guests provide the stories and context to bring out the long forgotten songs and tunes and let them shine.

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Nicholas West – ComeBack Podcast

Nick is a Army veterans that served 7 years and served in Afghanistan as a door gunner in a Black Hawk.. Nick is now a over the road truck driver and lives outside Columbus OH.. Nick is a missing person advocate and kelly, Lori, and Nick recently just held the first Brian Shaffer March for the Missing. Which was a huge success. The Comeback podcast was asked to be a featured guest by the Ohio Attorney General’s at Ohio Missing Person’s day..

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Marissa Pona – Jersey Ghouls

The Jersey Ghouls is a podcast that discusses horror from an always funny, mostly feminist, and sometimes academic angle. From heated debates over the merits of Rob Zombie’s films to ranking the best in horror in their annual March Madness brackets, the Jersey Ghouls tackle all things horror film and culture. They also cover local events, including indie horror films, horror and geek conventions, and film festivals.

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Jason Jenkins – Epic Education Radio

Jason left his home in Atlanta USA in 1997 for a year abroad. He never went back. His love for travel

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Soren Skovdahl Hansen – Tribe of Entrepreneurs podcast

Soren is a father of two awesome girls, Daphne and Jasmine, and building a podcast to provide SaaS entrepreneurs with expert experience from tried SaaS entrepreneurs. He helps SaaS entrepreneurs with getting featured on Top Podcasts, to promote their awesome products, their BIG “why” and how they did it. He’s own big “why” is to create the location independent freedom to spend more time with his two daughters.
He loves to help and looks forward to hearing how he can help you get to your goal.

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James Morrison – Hell and Gone & The MidPod

James Morrison is a national award-winning broadcast reporter with more than eight years experience working in radio and podcasts. His work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now and multiple other radio outlets and podcasts. His reporting focuses on environmental and health issues, with a focus on the opioid epidemic and sustainable food systems. He was recognized with a national award for a story he reported for NPR on locally-sourced oyster farming. He also received a national award for his daily news coverage of firefighters killed in the line of duty. A podcast he produced about the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War was accepted into the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival.

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Rick Monroe – Road Life

Rick Monroe is a Nashville based Country/Rock artist that picks a device made of wood and steel, yells into a recording machine then travels around doing it in front of a bunch of people!

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Jack HM Wong – Cracking the Entrepreneur Code

Jack is the author of Amazon bestselling book Cracking the Entrepreneur Code: 7 Tips to Build the Business You Always Wanted. He has been featured on CBS News, Fox, ABC News and NBC News. His mission is to improve the quality of lives of over 1 million people worldwide. His message to people who are stuck in the rat race is straightforward – “Anyone can start Any Business, Anyhow, Anywhere and Anytime”.

Over the last 7 years as a serial entrepreneur and a business strategist, Jack has already assisted over 500 entrepreneurs in businesses of not more than 3 years and other experts (e.g. authors, coaches, speakers and trainers) who struggle with getting more clients and having the fear of rejection and objections to get their business breakthrough so that they can

• get in front of the right clients finally to sell their products or services using powerful sales presentation and facilitation techniques.

• regain the confidence and clarity they need to succeed in this game by knowing how to overcome probably the Number 1 public enemy to them.

• turn the “No”s into “Yes”s easily and comfortably, and even use them in their advantage to get more qualified clients and improve their sales performance.

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Kim Selby – The Enchant Me Podcast

Kim started listening to podcasts a couple of years ago and one day a light bulb went off… “If they can do it, I can do it,” she realized. And just like that, ideas for podcasts started to spring up like daffodils in spring. As a lifelong learner, she dove headfirst into learning about microphones, media hosting and audio editing. You name it, she read about it, and read some more, and then read some more. Finally she stopped reading and started recording. And, miraculously, two months later in April 2018, her first podcast – The Enchant Me Podcast – was not only born, it was accepted by Apple Podcasts.

When she’s not working on The Enchant Me Podcast, Kim listens to podcasts, collects ideas for future podcasts and runs Storm Your Brain (http://www.stormyourbrain.com), a writing and communications solutions company based in New Jersey.

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Paul Karolyi – Changing Denver

Paul founded, produces and hosts the award-winning podcast Changing Denver, which is currently in its fourth season, a Serial-style investigation of the history of a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver and the recent controversy over its conversion into a national wildlife refuge.

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Jason Villanueva – Salty Dogs Christian Podcast

The Salty Dogs Christian Podcast is a ministry of The Source Church in Wichita, Kansas. Birthed out of a 5-year friendship between Jason Villanueva and Casey Tavares, the podcast covers many topics dealing with the Christian faith, the Church, and personal stories and experiences. It’s informal in tone, yet slightly sarcastic with humorous undertones keeping the conversation shifting between gut punches of truth and laughter from one moment to the next. The Salty Dogs Podcast dives head first into the waters of truth-seeking and norm-busting conversations, without holding its nose before the plunge. They ask the hard questions, holding to humility as much as possible. Their appetite for recording is nearly insatiable. Many episodes to come!

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Josh Lewis – Saving Elephants

Josh Lewis is a CPA who lives in Tulsa and works for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Office. A former candidate for City Auditor with nearly a decade of experience in auditing governments, Josh has a unique and practical perspective as an outside observer of politics put into practice.

Josh graduated from College of the Ozarks–Hard Work U–majoring in Accounting with a minor in Speech Communications, where he was president of the College Republicans. Though a lifelong Republican, Josh stepped down as Treasurer of the Tulsa County Republican Party in 2016 when he could no longer support the candidate chosen to represent his party.

As a diligent student of the conservative movement championed by Edmund Burke, Russel Kirk, William F. Buckley, Thomas Sowell, and many others, Josh is passionate about conservatism surviving and thriving in the 21st century.

Josh is also a contributor to The Millennial Review, a group of politically-engaged millennials who promote and defend the conservative values of freedom, limited republican government, and a robust civil society that have made America truly exceptional. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Thadd Scott – Fans Of..

In 2010 Thadd Scott joined the Cincinnati Rollergirls as a statistician, he moved into the role of Production Manager in 2011 where he perfected the role until 2014 when he was elected to the Board of Directors serving as the Production Director for four years. Along the way in 2012 Thadd became a Play-by-Play Announcer for the team, a role he still occupies. Thadd covered the Cincinnati Rollergirls for Examiner.com from 2011-2016, covering the team’s games, events and writing player profiles, until the site shut down. He began the Fans Of… podcast in August of 2017 as a new way to record the stories and events of his team, and the sport he had grown to love. Thadd began with co-host Brandon Barb, the team’s current Production Director, and currently co-hosts with Cincinnati Rollergirl, Royal T. Thadd and Royal T have a dynamic relationship on the microphone that comes through in their fun and inviting interview style.

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Dylan Bickers – Every Other Wednesday

Dylan is new to the podcasting scene, having released his first podcast-only two months ago. He has spent the last four years honorably serving as a Public Health technician in the United States Air Force, and is transitioning to a new chapter of his life. He is happy to make podcasting a part of that chapter, and can’t wait to see where it leads.

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TÊI BROWN – TÊI 1013

DJ Têi 1013 hailing from a strong Tech House, House, EDM and UnderGround Dance Music scene in New York, New Jersey, Miami, Las Vegas and Colorado, and not to leave out his “Out of Country Tours” Such as; Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and IBIZA. DJ Têi 1013 is a household name you will surely be hearing a lot more from in the near future.

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Jeremy Malaspina – Assassin Cast

Jeremy Malaspina was born in Queens New York in the late 80s, making music at a young age he would later write and produce 5 albums and refine is audio production skills. Becoming a master carpenter in the process he would later take a step back from music to focus on his career and would later discover a different passion which is a podcast. Even though it may be explicit at times you get an honest review that never holds back the truth. Hence the motto “The best podcast in New York.” Jeremy and his co-host Dan McCarthy strive to produce quality content you can always rely on.

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Terrell Sumpter – Inspire Before We Expire Podcast

Mr. Sumpter is one of many aspiring speakers in his time. His story and message speak life, change and transformation. He is a podcast host, Motivational Speaker, A Empowerment and all around Leader and Positive Influence. He is 25 years old from Philadelphia PA now residing in Central Florida and has made his online presence felt on social media and has impacted many people, along w/ growing his brand and podcast rapidly. He is also team-oriented love to work with other like-minded individuals to thrive and make a difference together. Podcasting has become a specialty for Me. Sumpter where he shares the platform with other global leaders to come speak on his show and share their journey, experience, tools and tips with our audience. Mr.Sumpter started as a guest host on The “How To Be A Grown-up Podcast Host, where he worked with and teamed up with Indianapolis Native and Teacher Erik Andres. Building and growing the platform tremendously w/ engaging, educating and empowering our community through presence, commitment and persistence. Over time and along the journey He decided to shift to create and focus on his own podcast “The Inspire Before We Expire” a personal development platform. Mr.Sumpter is a walking testimony speaker, motivator and mentor who has overcome adversity, to now sharing his light with the others. To help them find their purpose, niche, become creators and follow their dreams.

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Ben Dao – Big Time Dreams Podcast

Ben Dao is interested in people’s jobs, careers and passions. Your job is a big part of your life. It would be nice to actually love it. He thinks it’s cool when people really love their jobs. Ben hosts “Big Time Dreams Podcast” where we talk to people who are pursuing their passions and really love what they do.

Ben’s dream was to be a “Full Time” real estate investor. He bought a couple of homes and made no money for 6 years. He was just trying to hang on. He lost everything and started from scratch. He moved from the Bay Area to the Midwest and started buying 2-3 rental properties a year. After a few years, I was finally able to quit my day job as student loans counselor! He had planned out that day for so long. Now it was here.

Now he manages his rentals, does the podcast and eats tacos. I want to inspire people to go for their passions in a smart way. I want to see people making money from their passions. Big Time Dreams!

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Oso Wallman – Food Happens

Food Happens and Mortar & Pestle Food Story Project is the culmination of Oso Wallman’s life work as a chef in 24 countries, 7 continents, and 50 homes in the United States.
Observation and Immersion in cuisine and culture added to our own culture around food prompted Oso to create a forum to discuss all things regarding food and it’s myriad aspects. Everything from food policy, science, history, lexicon, to tips and recipes.
Note; we are still in production and interviews are rolling right along

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Matthew Diehls – Brodundrum

Matthew Diehls strives to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, and how it affects those with the disease. As a twin with Cystic Fibrosis, he has tremendous insight on the effects on the disease not only to the person with the disease but also its effects on those closest to them. He has created a website to do so and is about to start a podcast on the topic.

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Sarah DiMeo – Faded Out

Sarah E. DiMeo was born in Bristol, CT on Aug. 22, 1984. From an early age, she was drawn to film and television and always felt a need to be a storyteller. She graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, concentration in Theatre. From there, she went on to the New York Film Academy in Manhattan, New York to study Filmmaking. In 2008, at the age of 23, she started her own production company called Hells Bells Productions. Since then, has written, directed, shot and edited several original films, such as ‘SWAN Day CT,’ ‘Women of the Day,’ and ‘Fresh Blood,’ which have earned her a place in film festivals such as SENE Film & Music Festival and The Indie Gathering, as well as awards for her work. Looking to take her talents into a new direction, she enrolled in the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 2017, where she studied TV and radio broadcasting. It was there that she developed her own original podcast “Faded Out,” which she also writes, hosts, edits, mixes and produces. The first season follows the case of the disappearance of 12-year-old Johnny Gosch in 1982, a case that she first began researching one year prior, and has become close to her heart. In April, she also created “SWANCAST,” a biweekly show highlighting the talented women of SWAN Day Connecticut. SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now and it is a global movement. Connecticut’s annual celebrations showcase female fronted bands, female visual artists, even burlesque dancers.

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Darren Horne – Darren Horne Consultancy

Darren is a Leadership and Communications consultant that guides businesses and individuals to get more out of life by leading with intent, and communicating effectively in person, online, and internally.

He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, a media lecturer, an award-winning author of Level Up Your Teens (aimed at helping teenagers deal with life). Darren runs a martial arts studio focusing on live performance, he is on the Board of Trustees of an addiction charity and raises awareness of mental health issues.

Since his daughter was born two years ago he strives to make the world a better place and aims to help 1 million people be happier than they were.

He uses film and gaming theory as a tool for motivating and coaching others.

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Leah Buller – Autobiography Book Club

Autobiography Book Club is a no-pressure book club talking all things autobiography. Why? Because reading an autobiography is like people watching, but you get the entire crazy backstory. Leah and her co-host Jill choose one female-authored autobiography a month leaving no topic or person off limits. They laugh, they dish and they drink.

New Episodes are released the first of every month giving you plenty of time to read up. If you’re not into the books, no worries. Each episode is packed with additional information and news regarding the author and their story. We’ll catch you up!

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Steve Sarley – We Fish ASA

Steve was the host of the Outdoors Experience, which aired on Chicago’s AM-560 WIND from 2003 to 2013. The Outdoors Experience drew an excellent audience, due to its high quality and because it featured the best possible guests in the world of the outdoors.

Steve was also the host, from 2002 to 2005, of CLTV’s Great Outdoors, which aired live for 30 minutes every Thursday evening in primetime on the local companion station to national superstation WGN. This was a talk show that featured many famous luminaries from the outdoors world and featured taped outdoors footage. Occasionally, a show would be taped from out in the woods or on the water.

Steve has been a published outdoor writer in newspapers and magazines continuously since 1998. Currently, his work can be found in a weekly, bylined column for The Northwest Herald and other daily and weekly papers published by Shaw Media. His bylined column also appears every two weeks in Illinois Outdoor News magazine.

He also presents seminars to various groups on a variety of outdoor topics and has been the host and/or emcee for a number of outdoor shows and banquets. Steve has also been a guest on a number of outdoor radio and television shows. He is a member and past director of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.

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Tyler Bell – Westside Fairytales

Tyler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the ass end of the 1980s. St. Judes Catholic School got rid of him by sixth grade and he came up in the public school system with the lions share of his generation. His childhood was a lot of hand-me-downs and hard work, of doing whether or not you wanted to and going back out to fight even if you were scared.

And he read. Lots. And thought about writing his own books.

The towers falling on 9/11 changed his plans for his future just about as much as anybody else in that era. And, five years after watching thousands die live in his freshman typing class, Tyler was clapped up in body armor with Second Battalion, Eighth Marines outside of Fallujah. He did three combat deployments with the Marines as an infantry 0331 and rejoined society drunk, angry, and pissed off about being alive when other people weren’t.

Writing saved his life. He started with journalism in college and found himself suddenly drinking less and going out more, wanting to know about people. He could feel the world through their stories, through the scrawls they left on the inside of his skull, more than he could feel using his own skin. He found the shards of the person he could become inside others, and slowly, painstakingly put himself back together.

He caught the itch soon after and started writing for himself, doing whatever he could to commit the stories he couldn’t write the news to paper. Stories too grotesque or banally cruel for publication. The true lives of the blue collar folk he’d grown up alongside — folks the world just always seemed ready to write off and forget — he wrote about them.

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Tony Williams II – Point Your Toes!

Tony is and dance teacher and choreographer that loves sharing his passion with dancers young and old.

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John Antonacci – The Video Jungle

John is a natural born storyteller and can pretty much find the humor in any situation. Before bringing his years of sales and marketing expertise to Animus Studios, John worked in the precious metals industry, becoming the CMO of one of the industry’s leading precious metals refiners. Animus Studios had been helping John with sales videos and he loved the plan, create and share process so much, he decided to do it full time for Animus. If you haven’t been entertained by the former high school theater enthusiast’s sales videos yet, he’ll be sure to send you one. Until then he’s happy to offer his color commentary here on the video jungle.

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Ava Flanell – Gun Funny

Ava Flanell is a certified firearms instructor of five years, certified in six NRA disciplines. She has a B.A in English and Communications from Fordham University. In the past year, she has started a podcast called Gun Funny, which is quickly becoming one of the top five shows on the Firearms Radio Network.

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Craig Garber – Everyone Loves Guitar

On Everyone Loves Guitar, host Craig Garber goes deep into the minds, hearts and souls of a wide variety of interesting professional guitar players, to find out what makes them tick. If you enjoy listening to the backstory of successful people, you’ll love this show.

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Gregg Weiner – The Gregg Weiner Podcast w/ Imran Sheikh

Gregg Weiner is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor based out of Miami. He’s also appeared on several tv shows and movies. Most notable being Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Bingo In season 3. He’s a part-time on-air personality on a few radio stations in Miami. He met Imran doing a show in Fort Myers Florida and the two of them clicked. Imran is a critically acclaimed working actor based out of NYC and is currently in a number of tv projects set to air this fall.

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Paddy Johnston – Big Boys Don’t Cry

Paddy Johnston is a podcaster from London, England. By day he works in publishing and runs a small press called Good Comics, and is also a part-time academic and writer. He is a huge fan of films, books and baseball.

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Charles Yao – PlugOneTwo

Lead host Charles Yao comes from a music background and was involved in touring, marketing and promotions for Goodvibe Recordings/Interscope (Slum Village, Bahamadia, Phil the Agony & Mystic). He took his experience and became partner/owner of the Concrete Grooves record label and produced records with Kim Hill of the Black Eye Peas, Phatlip of the Pharcyde, Large Professor, Cl Smooth and Bobby Womack to name a few.

He transitioned to radio starting from college level (LAVC), small market (Radio Networks USA), major market (Power 106), satellite radio (SiriusXm) and now online based (Dash Radio). His experience ranges from intern, production assistant, audio editor, producer and talent.

You can also catch his video podcast’s on YouTube where in depth interviews and conversations with athletes, comedians, chef’s and Dj’s life are discussed in long form method.

Charles is also a voice over talent with the prestigious production house Hit Productions and Loudbox sound in Asia and has earned accolades such as being featured by the San Francisco Examiner, AXS TV and the local news KSCI LA18.

Aside from developing and conceptualizing the podcast, Charles manages and produces all things video, audio and social media of PlugOneTwo.

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Ellie Newman – That Got Me Thinking

Ellie has always been about connection and strategic solutions. Her mind naturally gravitates to asking “Why?” and to pondering topics like: faith, drive, passion, truth, purpose, imagination, science, authenticity and the shared human experience. Her radio show and podcast come from her compulsion to share those insights with the world. They are the products of her following her own advice.

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Donna Elwin – A Paranormal Chicks

A Paranormal Chicks is a true crime + paranormal comedy podcast. It is hosted by best friends Kerri and Donna who try to inject some humor into the grime tales or horror and haunts, but sometimes the stories are no laughing matter.

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Grant Eilertson – #DailyG

Grant is passionate about helping busy professionals who’ve tried EVERYTHING to finally lose the stubborn weight for good!

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Eric Alders – Life’s Blackbelts with Eric Alders

In short I am married for 16 years to my college sweetheart (together for 20). Father of twin girls that are almost 12. I’m a 6th Degree Black Belt and 4 stripe blue belt in BJJ. I own The Karate Dojo MMA and BJJ since 2007 www.tkdojo.com.

So I’m a business owner, family man, and just started up the podcast last month. I’ve enjoy public speaking, mentoring my students and supporting my community.

There’s more of course but that’s a quick brief

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Sally Spencer-Thomas – Hope Illuminated

Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with a bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and the nation’s first initiative for suicide prevention in the workplace. In 2016 she was an invited speaker at the White House. In her recent TEDx Talk she shares her goal to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities.

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Zachary Davis – Ministry of Ideas

Zachary Davis is the host of Ministry of Ideas, a podcast that explores the ideas that shape our world. He is also a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School studying intellectual history and philosophy of religion and works at HarvardX where he focuses on building open online courses in the humanities. Before coming to Harvard he was a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Zachary is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he majored in International Relations and Humanities.

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Leigh Pfeffer – History is Gay

Leigh is a museum worker by day, queer history aficionado and podcaster by night/any spare time they get. They love telling stories about badass folks from history and present who dare to live authentically and add light and love to the world. Leigh is a giant geek as well, can’t (and won’t) shut up about TV, comics, and the importance of representation on-screen and off. They have a degree in European History and Theater, and wrote their thesis on ascetic medieval women and all the ways they messed with the patriarchy, and flirted for a long time with slapping on an archaeology degree as well, because why not! Bones, yo. They’re so neat. Now, they can usually be seen frantically running around craft stores working on cosplays, spending entirely way too much money at comic conventions, and muttering obscenities under breath at Adobe Premiere Pro while honing video editing skills. And usually consuming more Netflix than is probably healthy. Likes: seeing hopeful and representative stories reflected in media, new comic book Wednesdays, also tea, petting all the dogs, and their bed. Dislikes: cisheteronormativity, the patriarchy, and the word moist.

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Tom Rittenhouse – You’re Welcome, Hollywood

Tom is a filmmaker and comedian based out of Atlanta, GA. He and his comedy partners, Ed and Rueben, have been performing weekly improv together for 11 years as part of the Dad’s Garage Theater ensemble. You’re Welcome, Hollywood is their third podcast venture, but also their favorite.

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Roger Gros – GGB Podcast

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business magazine, the leading trade publication for the casino industry. Founded in 2001, GGB covers the business of casino gambling around the world. Gros began publishing podcasts around 2005, adding them to the magazine’s weekly newsletter, GGBNews.com. The podcasts are interviews with casino executives, public officials, slot machine manufacturers and other vendors, regulators, gamblers and anyone else affiliated with the business of casino gaming.

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Timothy Brien – KDOI Podcasting

Timothy “Kimo” Brien has been writing his poetry since 1990 when he first stumbled upon TS Elliot in a High School English class and was inspired to dream and interpret his first poem. Since that time he has written 4 collections of poems starting with Throwing Myself At The Ground and Missing (2006) Postcards From Someone You Don’t Know (2007), Wisdom From The Sack (2009) and Shaving Crop Circles In My Chest Hair (2017). He has hosted poetry readings in Rockford Illinois, Carbondale Illinois and Richmond Virginia. He has performed his works in all of these cities as well as Phoenix Arizona and his current home of Fredericksburg Virginia. Starting in 2006 he hosted a weekly call-in Poetry show on Kimo’s Den of Iniquity through Blogtalkradio, a podcast site. Currently, he hosts his own interview and spoken word show KDOI Podcasting on libsyn at www.kdoipodcasting.libsyn.com where he talks with artists from various disciplines and uncovers the mystery behind being an artist to inspire others to pick up the pen and drop the cell phone and Create More Than You Consume. Mr Brien is also an accomplished DJ, musician, playwright, painter, carpenter, producer and director

Kimo’s Den Of Iniquity where we learn how to create more than we consume by talking with Full time, Part time, Amateur and “non” Artists of all disciplines to discover our commonality and be inspired.  This is a bi-weekly podcast bringing you viewpoints that sometimes class and sometimes are harmonious.

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Marlow Hicks – 132 Breese Podcast

Marlow was born and raised all over the country (no he was not a military kid) he found a home when he set foot on the University of Wisconsin Campus. He spent the next four years pretending to be an athlete, majoring in partying, while trying to fit in school work. It all worked out in the end now that he has turned his everyday conversation with those friends into what we are calling a podcast. Currently living on the North side of Chicago.

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Melissa Tarpley – Mahogany Momology

Melissa Tarpley and Natasha Gordon are the Co-Creators/Host (better known as Chief Momologists) of the podcast, Mahogany Momology. Mahogany Momology is an online dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood. Melissa and Natasha met while both were members of Mocha Moms. During their leadership tenure with Mocha Moms, the idea of Mahogany Momology was sparked to give mothers of color a voice via social media AND vocally to tackle the day to day issues.
Melissa is the mother of Amari while she is also working in the event industry. Natasha is the mother of Evan and Emil and works in speech therapy.

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There’s nothing like the live stage

Greetings PM Family,

It is no secret that we love what happens live on stages! We always have. Whether it’s enjoying an episode of Saturday Night Live, or watching a local high school play, the live element often creates a memory that you never forget. It could be attending a concert, or rewatching a video from an infamous moment such as the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964…live moments on stages are something that we celebrate, and one more reason why we love in-person events!

This year on the Podcast Movement stages: something new.

We’ve always had different “tracks” of sessions to choose from, depending on your area of interest. However this year we’ve made it even easier to find the sessions most relevant to you, and immerse yourself as much (or as little) in those specific topics as you’d like!

This year we unveil our track specific stages. So if you’re coming to PM18 looking to learn everything there is to know about spreading the word about your show, then the Marketing Stage is where you want to be. Looking to learn all about the inside workings of podcasting? Then the Industry Track is the place to park. Check out all the stages here.


Spotlight (on the stages)

We aim to make our stages better every year, and this is possible due to incredible support from our sponsors. This community and event cannot and would not be viable without this high level of commitment from our generous partners, so this week we will celebrate a few of our partners that are sponsoring our stages in Philadelphia!

Industry Track – Coleman Insights

What is the Industry Track? Podcast Movement prides itself as the conference that gathers experts from the industry together to present sessions in an environment unlike anywhere else. From metrics and advertising standards, to future trends and more, this is where “behind the scenes” discussions take place.

Why is Coleman Insights a good fit? Coleman Insights helps media companies in North America, South America, Europe and Asia build strong brands and develop great content through consumer research.

Creation Track – Fiverr

What is the Creation Track? Whether you’re creating a show from scratch or looking for ways to improve, this track will teach you everything you need to know about the ins and outs of podcasting. There will be sessions for both beginners and professionals that will help you and your show.

Why is Fiverr a good fit? Fiverr is the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for lean independent creatives to focus on growth & produce a successful projects at affordable costs.

Monetization Track – Nielsen

What is the Monetization Track? In this industry, we know that many podcasters are looking for ways to profit from their art form. While it may not be easy, this track brings in experts to teach you the different ways to make it possible. Learn about getting sponsors, crowdfunding your podcasts, and more with these sessions.

Why is Nielsen a good fit? Nielsen, a leading global information & measurement company, provides market research, insights & data about what people watch, listen to & buy.

Marketing Track – Self-Publishing School

What is the Marketing Track? Creating great content is part of the battle, but the next big hurdle is making sure people hear what you’re putting out there! This track offers some of the tips and tricks that the world’s most successful podcasters use. Learn the latest techniques, from social media and email marketing, to using new technology, to get your voice heard.

Why is Self-Publishing School a good fit? Self-Publishing School is an online resource for writing and self-publishing your first book. Learn how with articles, training courses & action plans to get you started.

Ignite Podcast Movement – Veritone One
July 23, 7pm – Grand C/D

What is Ignite? Ignite is a unique speaking event where a series of speakers get on stage for five minutes each to share a Spark. A Spark is a 5-minute talk that consists of 20 slides. Each slide is on a 15-second auto advance. Ready or not, the next slide is on the way!

Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. You, the attendees of Podcast Movement, vote and choose who gets on stage! Each speaker learns the rules, submits a topic, and then you vote for your favorites. The top voted speakers make it on the main Podcast Movement stage for Ignite! But the real winners are those who show up, enjoy the Sparks – and maybe a free drink!

Why is Veritone One a good fit? Veritone One is among the most significant buyers of podcasts in the world, as well as the only full-service ad agency that merges Technology + Data + Creativity to ensure our clients are getting the most out of their podcast placements. Our expertise in planning, media buying, and creative development coupled with our proprietary aiWARE technology platform, enables us to deliver advertising with unmatched effectiveness and in a way that’s Simple, Scalable, and Trackable.

The PMx Competition – Cypress Resources
July 23, 9am – Grand C/D

What is PMx? PMx is a speaking competition made up of a suite of short (15 minutes), carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. No slide decks or videos, all focused on the speaker.

Who is Cypress Resources? Cypress Resources is a consulting agency that helps businesses with Social Media Integration and Strategies.

We know what you are thinking! Doesn’t Podcast Movement have six tracks instead of four? We do. We are still looking to lock in commitments on the last two stages (Technical and Society, Culture and Advocacy). If your organization is interested in these opportunities, then please feel free to reach out to us. You can send an email to [email protected].


They deserve to take a bow (PM18 Ambassadors)

Significant events cannot happen without substantial people. We are pleased to share with you a new role that you will see in action this summer. A handful of Podcast Movement community members will act as ambassadors at this year’s event. You may recall that we introduced a few of our ambassadors recently when we shared with you the scholarship winners for this summer. We have nine additional ambassadors that will be joining this year at PM18!

What is a PM Ambassador? A PM Ambassador is a PM attendee, just like you, who is good to connect with, and are proven supporters of the PM community. They are also a group of people that keep a lookout for other attendees who look confused, need help or look alone.

If you are looking for good people to meet or interview for your podcast, we recommend that you consider reaching out to one of our Ambassadors!

Aimee Joshua – Chasing Dreams
Civilla Morgan – Childless Not by Choice
Devani Anjali Alderson – I Create Daily
Jamila Souffrant – Journey to Launch
LeAura Alderson – I Create Daily
Ronei Harden-Moroney – Being the Boss of Me
Saidah Murphy – Sunday Brunch with Sam
Veena Prashanth – DapCast
Yolanda Nagy – Eatin and Sippin Locally




There’s nothing like being there live…so let’s make it happen!

Podcast Movement was created because we, podcasters ourselves, wanted a place where podcasters from all over the world could congregate, come together, and call their own. We love the podcast community, and there is nothing we like more than to bring it all together…and it won’t be the same without you!

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Live and in person (this week’s news and tidbits)

Being Present
More speakers have been added to the PM18 lineup, including Kameel Stanley & Tim Lloyd of We Live HereSee the complete lineup (as it stands now), and keep an eye out for even more additions in the weeks to come!

Meaningful Experience
Here’s some basic podcasting advice from the good people at Basecamp, and some detailed pre-production advice from PM18 speaker Amanda McLoughlin.

Be Heard
In case you missed it, Podcast Movement was honored to feature some of the great mothers from this community for Mother’s Day! Please consider checking them out and saying hello!

Rare Occurrence
James Cridland from Podnews recently discovered a company that you can pay to get you to the top of Apple Podcasts. We agree that the “pay to game the system” strategy is a losing one. Rob Walch of Libsyn recently spoke with Apple, and said that shows that pay for this strategy are being blocked from the platform. Stay away!


We appreciate you being a part of this community. Our version of the “family reunion” is this summer in Philadelphia. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there, and hoping that the rest of you can either make it or make plans to join us via the Virtual Ticket!

We have more great news next week, so stay tuned!

You sound great,
Team PM18

Podcast Movement Celebrates Mothers Day 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! Podcast Movement is proud to recognize a few mothers in our community. We could not recognize them all in this featured post, but we love them and appreciate all that they do! We hope that everyone enjoys this special day!

Elsie Escobar – She Podcasts and The Feed

Elsie is a ten year plus veteran in the podcasting industry and inductee to the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. She knows the heart and soul of podcasters and podcasting beyond Apple Podcasts and public media.

It is with this primary point of view of the average podcast listener (via thousands of hours of podcast listening) and independent podcast producer that she brings a unique perspective to the podcasting industry.

Her passion within the industry is podcasting’s rapidly-changing environment, impact, access, community building, and advocacy.

She welcomes the opportunity to elevate existing conversations around podcast consumption and initiate ways to reach new listeners above focusing on metrics, advertising and monetization into social change and using podcasting as a tool for personal growth and transformation.

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Katayune Kaeni – Mom & Mind

Dr. Kat is a psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health through pregnancy and postpartum. She started specializing after her own experience of postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD. She is on a mission to end stigma and raise the volume on the realities of the transition to motherhood and parenthood. The Mom & Mind Podcast aims to bridge that gap and give moms the information they need before they find out the hard way. There is help, you are not alone!

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Kristie McCollum – CEOMom Talk

Kristie serves her online community as a marketing and branding consultant. She thrives on helping entrepreneurs reach their big goals and crafting creative strategies to rock their business. Kristie hosts the CEOMom Talk podcast where she shares tips and interviews to help entrepreneurs rock at business and mom life. She is a single homeschool mom of three.

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Ramona Rice – The Spapreneur Podcast

Ramona Rice has been a podcaster since 2015, but her favorite podcast is the one she co-hosts with her mom Lynn Graves called Spapreneur. Based on the things Lynn and Ramona learned from owning a successful day spa in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area for 20 years, The Spapreneur Podcast is a mix of humor, adult language, and charm to help independent day spa owners grow their business. Plus Ramona also hosts a podcast with her kids called The Tiny Potters, making podcasting a family business.

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Lara McElderry – Married To Doctors

Lara has been navigating the medical world for the last sixteen years as she has supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as raising five boys. She is the founder and podcast host of Married To Doctors. Her show is an interview based weekly podcast. Spouses of physicians share their stories and experts share advice as Lara leads a discussion asking personal and hard questions that explore the joys and challenges of being Married to Doctors.
Recently, Lara shared her 5 different birth stories (she has delivered at home, with an epidural, and has had a c-section) and the decisions of how and when to have children during medical school and residency. http://marriedtodoctors.com/23-having-kids-during-medical-training/

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Michelle Villarreal Leschper – Life’s a Mother

Michelle is a mom of two toddler girls and owns Life’s a Mother podcast. Her two sisters cohost the podcast with her and they all talk about their daily mom-life struggles and share real motherhood stories.

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Tara Darnley – Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast

Tara Darnley is a wife, mom, inventor, entrepreneur and new Podcaster from Brooklyn, NY. Together Tara and her husband Co-Founded Darlyng & Co., an award-winning Eco-Friendly baby brand. National attention has come their way via features on the Steve Harvey Talk Show, Marie Claire, Black Enterprise, What to Expect & Newborn and Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Sold and distributed worldwide. The idea for their first product, a teething mitten was inspired when their then 2 month old began teething early.

Like many, She worked in a toxic work environment and definitely did not want to return to that atmosphere after their first child. She didn’t want to miss any important milestones in her daughter’s life and this motivated her more than any thing to make sure she had a successful and profitable company to enable both of them to do so. With little capital, She was persistent in pushing forward, even if that meant filing and securing our own patent and trademarks through extensive research.

Dreams Inspire Reality is an extension of her company, she believes in helping others succeed. Whatever success may look like to them. She recently launched a podcast that would highlight everyday creatives and entrepreneurs living their best lives possible. Sharing practical and strategic tips, where she “picks their brains” for her audience. Her hope is that each guest will leave something practical for her listeners to take away to start living their Dream life.

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Leah Saliter – Gomorrah

Leah is a mother, wife, and the creator of the Gomorrah podcast. After briefly working in the television industry, she now works for herself, writing for podcasts and blogs.

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Judy Davis – Mighty Parenting

Judy Davis, aka The Direction Diva is a sought after motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast. She is a parenting and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation and is the CEO of DASIUM – a brand leading the way in depression, addiction and suicide prevention in teens and young adults.
A recipient of the 2016 Dove Real Beauty Award, Judy has also been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publications and interviews including Smart Money Magazine, Hiring America TV, The Jim Bohannan show, and more. She is regularly featured as a parenting and military lifestyle expert/guest on radio shows, podcasts and panels highlighting the challenges and issues facing families today.

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Stacey Simms – Diabetes Connections

Stacey Simms is the host of the award-winning podcast, Diabetes Connections and was named one of American Diabetes Association’s “12 People to Know for 2017” in their magazine, Diabetes Forecast. Stacey’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, one month before he turned two, and Stacey started blogging about her family’s experience with T1D a few week later. She started the podcast in 2015 to bring information and inspiration to the diabetes community. From 2002-2012 Stacey hosted Charlotte’s Morning News on WBT-AM, the city’s top-rated morning radio news show.

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Jane Johnston – VancouverIslandTime

Jane is passionate about family and community. A former teacher, wife and mother of two teenagers, she’s been a top selling realtor in Victoria BC at RE/MAX’s Briar Hill Group for 12 years and is also the host of Vancouver Island Time. This podcast promotes her community by highlighting neighbourhoods and entrepreneurs on Vancouver Island. It’s great for those wondering what real life is like on Canada’s wild and crazy west coast.

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Sarah Powers – The Mom Hour

Sarah Powers is a podcaster, writer, and mother of three who lives in Orange County, CA. Together with mom-of-five Meagan Francis, Sarah hosts The Mom Hour podcast, a weekly show for moms who want to enjoy their parenting journey more, and cut back on comparison, worry, and stress. The Mom Hour’s success led to the founding of Life, Listened, a boutique podcast network featuring weekly shows on a variety of lifestyle topics. Sarah serves as Life, Listened’s Creative Director and splits her work between that role and The Mom Hour.

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Sarah Li Cain – Beyond The Dollar

Sarah Li Cain is a finance writer, author and holistic money coach. She calls herself the “money storyteller” because she weaves practical tips and strategies into her work so that those trying to change their money mindset can see themselves in the starring role. Her work aims to help others integrate physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance their lives.

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Brittany Peete – Hear Ye

Be. is the Memphis native, Texas implant that feels conflicted when others ask “Where are you from”. Mother, Nurse, Midwife student and lover things Southern Hospitality, Be. does it all as well as host weekly podcast with best friend Tan via Hear Ye Podcast. A muted 3 way conversation in high school forever bonded Tan and Be. Each week they provide their raw advice answering questions from their listeners on topics ranging from hating your man’s friends to advice on dating your homeboy’s niece. You can catch these two every Friday on your favorite podcast platform.

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Frantzces Lys – Chronicles Abroad

Frantzces Lys is a single mom to a 20 year old young man who’s an aspiring music producer. She sold everything she owned and moved abroad over a year and a half ago. She’s lived in Thailand and Japan. She currently spends her time inspiring others to pursue their dreams to travel and or live abroad. But most importantly to take risks, have no regrets and live a meaningful life.

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Loi Laing – The Art of Creative Living

Loi is a visual artist, educator, and attorney. She started the Art of Creative Living podcast in 2015 for less than $100, and is working to help increase the number of women of color within the podcast landscape.

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Maria Fuller – Raising a Powerful Girl

Maria Fuller is the Founder and Thought Leader behind Raising a Powerful Girl an online education and community platform that connects professionals from all over the world to parents raising girls to educate and empower them on their parenting journey with the goal of fostering Independence, Leadership and Strong Personal Identity in Girls so they can change the world.

She Graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center with a BS in Health Science, minor in Emergency and Disaster Management and concentration in Women Studies. She holds a Certificate from MIT in Leadership in Times of Disruption and A Certificate in The Science of Parenting from UC SanDiego. She worked as a critical care paramedic for years until a permanent injury on the job caused her to change her life direction with work but not without first teaching her of the importance of Independence, Leadership and Personal Identity which are the foundations of her work.

She is a mom to two little girls and has spent nearly a decade working with women of all ages to help shed unhealthy beliefs and breakdown stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, body image, self esteem, parenting, women in leadership and much more.

She Believes each of her daughters was sent to her to remind her of a piece of herself she has lost or not loved during her journey. She lives with her husband and girls on a little river in Southbury CT. She and her girls can be found listening and singing to “Fight Song” in the car on the way to school

She believes that the change we need to see in this world begins with Raising a Powerful Girl and her lifes work is to help you understand what this means and how you navigate this journey so that we can Raise a Generation of Strong, Independent Women Leaders with high personal integrity and morals that will push for the changes we so desperately need.

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Christie Wheeler – Underwhelmed

In the Summer of 2017, best friends and sorority sisters, Christie Wheeler and Nicole Kokinos, decided to start a podcast centered around the ridiculousness and hilarity that has ensued during their everyday lives working in mediocre jobs (Recruiter and Teacher accordingly) in the mediocre cities of Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD. They decided to name this masterpiece Underwhelmed.

One half of the self proclaimed dynamic duo, Christie, is also a mom to the highly energetic, funny, and most adorable toddler in all the land, Madeline. Madeline recently made her podcast debut during Episode 29, however, she didn’t have much to say at the time.

Aside from being a cool mom while hanging out with Madeline, Christie also enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and dog, Galileo. When she can find time she enjoys exercising and cooking, and she loves watching Dateline, comedy specials, and anything Bravo. I guess you could just call her Basic.

Although being a full time working mom and podcaster can be exhausting at times, Christie wouldn’t change it for the world. She has loved every moment of her podcast journey and all the extra time she has gotten to spend with Nicole while they work on their “craft”.

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Giovanna Rossi – Well Woman Show

Giovanna Rossi is the President and CEO of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that works with organizations that support women and families. Giovanna is also the Founder of Well Woman Life, which supports women to achieve their highest level of fulfillment and well-being, and the host of The Well Woman show, a radio show on NPR affiliates and a podcast on iTunes. Giovanna holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico.

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Josie Ong – Affirmation Pod

This mom of two delivers super soothing affirmations and positive self-talk for basically any situation you need. There’s affirmations for waking up, keeping calm, focusing at work and so much more!

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Julie Neale – Mother’s Quest

Julie Neale is the founder and community builder of the “for-purpose” venture, Mother’s Quest, provides inspiration, coaching and community so other mothers can live their E.P.I.C. lives. Julie honors both the magic and the mess of parenthood and believes our children challenge us to grow into our best selves. She is on a mission to live a truly E.P.I.C. life and, through her example, inspire her children to do the same.

Through her 20-year career as a leader in youth-serving non-profit organizations and her parenting experience, she realized that mothers need an opportunity to reflect on their own growth, dreams, and plans and created Mother’s Quest to champion them. She shares about the transformative experience of parenting in her own life at mothersquest.com and hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast.

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Ileane Smith – Ms. Ileane Speaks

Ms. Ileane is your Digital Media Tour Guide. She started her first podcast in 2009 and since then she’s helped content creators around the globe create meaningful content for their audiences. Ms. Ileane even encouraged her daughter, Nicole Purvy, to start the wildly successful podcast called “Better Than Success” which was recently rated one of the top podcasts by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Heather Vickery – The Brave Files

Heather Vickery is a single mother of four (all girls!). She is a success coach who specializes in helping people design work-life harmony and have new levels of personal and professional success. She is also the host of The Brave Files Podcast. An interview series featuring people who are living courageously. These interviews connect us on a deeply human level, offer inspiration, motivation and a beautiful new perspective.

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Meredith Marsh – Video Pursuit Podcast

Meredith Marsh from the VidProMom YouTube channel and blog bridges the gap between blogging and YouTube with weekly episodes that help bloggers get serious about video marketing so they can expand their reach and make more money.

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Elizabeth Cush – Woman Worriers

Elizabeth Cush is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Annapolis, Maryland. She specializes she helping women with anxiety make the changes in themselves and in their lives so that they feel more balanced, more focused and better able to manage each challenge they face. She started her podcast because she wanted to help women call a truce with their anxiety through a greater understanding of the causes and providing strategies to help manage anxiety.

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Karen Millsap – InvestHuman

Karen began her career in human resources and talent acquisition where she lead countless training, new process, and change initiatives. At a young age, she suddenly became a widow when her husband was tragically murdered which completely changed the trajectory of her life. After experiencing a domino effect of other losses, she became acutely aware of the overall lack of support in our society for grieving people. We are all connected through our struggles, from the death of loved ones, to life-altering illnesses, divorce, even job loss. This realization ignited Karen’s desire to turn her pain into purpose and pay it forward to help others.

Karen’s work has been featured in Forbes, SHRM Magazine, on Good Morning Washington, MSNBC, and many others! She’s also a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington’s THRIVE Global community.

Karen is a TEDx keynote speaker who inspires audiences to embrace compassion and empathy to help alleviate other’s suffering by becoming advocates for their own adversaries. She also founded Egency, a training and leadership development firm that helps organizations create a human-centric culture with compassion and empathy.

Karen’s passion to help create healthier workplaces lead her to two other women business owners with the same passion, but different missions. This is how Karen Millsap, Dr. Charlene Rousseau (also a mom) and Melissa Powell started their podcast, InvestHuman.

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Jamila Souffrant – Journey To Launch

Jamila Souffrant is a podcaster, blogger, money coach and founder of JourneyToLaunch.com where she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence and helps others do the same. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom through her platform.

Because of her money habits, Jamila and her husband saved $169,000 in the last two years and are debt free besides their mortgage. She is a mom of three small children, Zach 4yo, Luke 2yo and the newest member of the family, 2 week old Blake.

Since starting the the Journey To Launch podcast 10 months ago, it was named one of “27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018″ by BuzzFeed. Jamila is also the resident financial expert on a weekly segment on News12, the most watched local TV news-station in NYC and has been featured in other notable media outlets such as Money Magazine, CNBC, CBS & Refinery29.

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Lee Uehara – The House of Lee NYC

Lee Uehara is the host and producer of The House of Lee NYC, where listeners can come on in and meet regular folks doing interesting things and get Lee’s tips for resourceful living. Lee started her podcast in February. But, she is already thinking of starting another one to share practical parenting tips from the viewpoint of a teacher-turned-mompreneur.

Lee is one of those mamas who loves DIY stuff. She Her current favorite hack is refillable applesauce pouches! And, she always carries her mom must-have, a Sharpie, and her wireless headphones to catch up on other podcasts! Lee says that if you ever need some tips on producing a Pokemon-themed party, please feel free to reach out to her!

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Art Steele – Legal-EASE for Entrepreneurs

Art Steele is a intellectual property, tax and estate planning attorney for creatives and small businesses. She is also the host of the Legal-EASE for Entrepreneurs podcast – the only podcast dedicated to educating and empower minority business owners to tackle the legal needs of their business.

Art has a JD from American University Washington College of Law and an LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She’s also a part-time law professor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates.

Art’s mission is to help creatives build their legacy through protecting the true value of their intellectual property and to help families and individuals create generational wealth through estate planning.

Her latest episode (released on May 8) discusses the balance of motherhood and entrepreneurship.

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Amanda Bocchi – Kingdom of Rock

Amanda Bocchi is a songwriter, guitarist and co-host on Kingdom of Rock podcast for DIY musicians. Her focus is to increase dialogue surrounding feminism and music. She is also a speaker and advocate in the heroin crisis, and shares her experience, strength and hope with different audiences. Amanda is also the mother to two beautiful girls, Scarlett and Cleo.

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Atiya Brown – Live Financially Savvy

Atiya is a mom to 2 little ones, an 8 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. They are part of her reason for being passionate about building generational wealth. Atiya created the Live Financially Savvy podcast to help others live their best lives so they can create wealth for their families.

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Sandy Fowler – Mighty Parenting

Sandy Fowler is a wife, mom, and business owner whose passion is teaching people to make powerful choices. She is a co-founder of DASIUM: Upstream Solutions for Preventing Depression, Addiction, and Suicide in Teens and Young Adults and co-host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast: Real, Raw, and Relevant Talk About Raising Teens and Parenting Young Adults. Sandy loves to inspire young people and their parents to create an emotionally healthy life. Through her podcast, talks, print materials, and coaching she shares real, usable, down-to-earth techniques for living better.

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