St. Patty's Day, The Announcement of our first PM19 Keynote Speakers, Industry/Community Updates and the IWD Community Member Spotlight!
Top of the Morning PM Family,
At Podcast Movement we always look for reasons to celebrate, and one of our favorite holidays is St. Pod-tricks Day!
St. Patrick's day takes place in the United States on Sunday, March 17, but we don't plan on waiting that long, or waiting to find a four leaf clover, to get lucky.
We share our Pod of Gold in this week's newsletter with a rainbow of announcements, including our first keynote speakers for PM19, we kiss the blarney stone with industry/community updates, and finish off by raising a belated celebration toast for International Women's Day (which took place late last week) by shining the spotlight on several amazing women in the PM Family!
Are you ready to get jig-gy with it? Let the bagpipes play, and let's get this green edition of the newsletter started!
Our First Announcement on Keynote Speakers for PM19
PM is proud to have Earlonne Woods, and Nigel Poor from the hit podcast Ear Hustle take the stage this year, and we're honored to announce them as our first keynote speakers! You may recall hearing the podcast while Earlonne was incarcerated at California's San Quentin Prison, and you likely also saw the news recently that he was commuted from his sentence last fall. Earlonne is now a free man, and we're honored to feature him along with Nigel this summer.
The first three seasons of the podcast mainly focused on the stories behind the prison walls, with Earlonne being the voice on the inside, and Nigel being the voice of the listener on the outside. It is exciting to see what the next season of the show will entail now that Earlonne is free!
As if this story was not already impressive enough (which it is on its own), we inside Podcast Movement are extra excited because the Ear Hustle team being featured at PM19 brings things full circle for the show.
In 2016, we teamed with Radiotopia to introduce the four finalists for their first ever Podquest Competition, and Ear Hustle was one of the finalists featured at Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago, IL.
They won that competition to join the Radiotopia network, and the rest is history! It is serendipitous to have Earlonne and Nigel share the keynote stage at PM19, since this show and story played such a big part of PM16 (except this time Earlonne won't have to join via video)!
We're excited and honored to feature Ear Hustle as keynote speakers, and thank PRX and Radiotopia for their long time partnership that helped make this story a reality!
Shamrock Daily: Community and Industry Updates!
- Room & Pod: The Hot New Hotel Amenity Is a Podcast Studio by Molly McHugh – Forget rooftop bars and mixologists: The in-demand boutique hotel feature of the moment is a convenient place to record a podcast. Detroit, MI is home of the Foundation Hotel. You have to check this out!
- Orlando Podcast Movement Meetup – The PM Community came together in Orlando on Saturday, March 9 at King's Entertainment on International Drive. We had a great turnout, and everyone is getting excited about Podcast Movement this August 13 – 16 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.Our next meetup will be in San Diego on Tuesday evening, March 19. We hope that you will join us if you are near the area!
- How To Link Your Podcast From Instagram Stories – PM Community member Sharon Rupe Handy shared this video with an excellent tip about getting a live link in IG Stories to your podcast on Spotify, even if you don't have 10,000 IG subscribers.
- Lessons Learned About Podcasting And Life From Last Weekends On-Air Fest – Article by Joshua Dudley – The On-Air Fest last week in Brooklyn included a compilation of artists and creators (Crimetown, Code Switch, Kitchen Sisters, Surviving Y2K) sharing their vision of the future of podcasting and audio and what they learned from trying, failing, and experimenting to be their most interesting authentic selves while working in the medium of sound.
- Greys Anatomy features Podcasting – The entire episode of the latest Grey's Anatomy is centered on one doctor revealing a little too much personal information about themselves on a podcast. Thanks to Dane Cardiel from Simplecast for sharing this in the PM Community FB group.
We Think That Your Podcast is Lucky and a Big Dill!
PM Honors Members of our Community for International Women's Day!
We want to take this portion of the newsletter to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), which occurred on Friday, March 8. We always enjoy shining the spotlight on a few of the many fantastic women podcasters in our community!
We wish that we could showcase everyone, but this newsletter only allows the room for a few. We hope that you will congratulate and wish a happy belated International Women's Day to all of the women podcasters that you are connect to, in addition to those we've highlighted below.
Christina Im – Christina is the host of the IM Between Podcast (downloaded in 74 different countries) which covers conversations on marriage, parenting, faith, and everything in between. She is also a social worker, stay-at-home-mom.
She is passionate about laughing and learning from mistakes, investing in your marriage, creating memorable moments with your children, simplify life and grab practical ideas to tackle everyday issues!
Martha Hughes – Martha is based in San Francisco and is the host of the Martha Runs the World Podcast! The podcast is about running, fitness, and health done with honesty and a little humor. We like Martha and are confident that you will love her as well.
Chef Annette White – Annette is the host of the Let's Veg About it Podcast! Annette has an incredible story of how she overcame cancer and other ailments through a healing lifestyle change from plant-based diets.
Annette is now a coach and helps others get rid of various diseases ranging from anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, etc. If health is your focus for this year, then Annette should be your friend!
Dot Cannon – We love Dot! Dot is the leader for the official Podcast Movement women's networking session. She is also the host of the Over Coffee podcast which recently celebrated its 210th episode! We strongly encourage you to connect with Dot because she is a great person and podcaster!
Magpie McLaurin – Magpi (known as Amelia Williams in the PM FB group) is an international voice actor, speaker, coach, and podcaster. She is the founder and organizer of the Seattle VoiceOver Meetup, the largest voiceover meetup in the world, as well as the co-leader of the Seattle Podcasters Meetup.
Magpie is also the Seattle chapter leader of the Podcast Brunch Club. When not pursuing adventures in voice, Magpie can be found eating fire, collecting monsters, and researching naughty things for her erotic empowerment podcast. She also likes glitter.
Natasha Campbell – Natasha is the wealth stylist and lives in Orlando, FL (home of Podcast Movement 2019)! Natasha discovered how to save thousands of dollars, pay off all of her and her husband's debt before purchasing their first home by the age of 25 (while maintaining a high credit score over 700).
She has a Masters in Business Administration plus over ten years of experience in finance, education and human development. We encourage you to check out the Wealth Stylist podcast!
Kirsten Kiki Oliphant – Kirsten (also knows as Emma St. Clair for you clean romance book lovers) is a writer, podcaster, and blogger with an MFA in fiction. She hosts the Create If Writing Podcast to help creatives build an online platform without being smarmy.
Named one of Houston's Top 25 Social Media Power Influencers for the past two years, she has spoken at events like Podcast Movement, BlogHer Food, and the Mediavine Publishers Conference. When not wrangling her five kids, Kirsten can be found wearing shark hoodies around Houston.
Heather Parady – Heather is the host of the Weekly Parady Podcast, but she also manages several shows. She interviews leaders from all over the world who have built great things from the ground up.
Heather asks excellent and insightful questions. She also has a lot of creative ideas and unconventional methods that are very helpful for podcasters. In short, get to know Heather!
Alexis Arralynn – Alexis is in the process of launching a new show called When the Bough Breaks. The topic is family estrangement from the adult child’s perspective mostly.
The show offers support to estranged listeners as well as providing all other listeners a glimpse into the life of someone who, for whatever reason, is no longer in contact with one or more core family members.
Alexis is an excellent contributor to the community and definitely someone that you will want to learn from and possibly help. She has an abundance mindset, and we are proud to point the PM family in her direction.
Cap Blackard – Cap is a multidisciplinary artist from Florida specializing in storytelling via writing, illustration, and podcasting. In 2009 she co-founded The Nerdy Show Network where she's explored every geeky topic in the multiverse, pioneered the RPG Audio Drama, and co-created the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs.
In Cap's decade of podcasting, she's had the fortune to interview and work alongside her favorite creators of all time, produce many meaningful explorations of media, and share irreverent adventures with outcasts and lovers of the unusual.
Shamrock and Shenanigans for All!
We hope that your podcast finds every gold coin possible. The Podcast Movement community exists to help podcasters create their luck, and not wait to find a pot of gold.
It's not easy, and it might feel like a beating from the shillelagh stick at times, but those who persist are in the best position for their show to find what's at the end of the rainbow!
Best of Luck,
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