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Amanda Cupido

No Shortcut to Insider Access

No Shortcut to Insider Access

How Ear Hustle and Other People’s Problems have navigated access and consent to give listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience.

I love podcasts that give me a glimpse into a world I would have otherwise never been able to see; shows that make you feel like you’re getting special behind-the-scenes access. I’m talking about podcasts like Ear Hustle, which chronicles […]

Indie Networks and Collectives—What’s the Difference?

Indie Networks and Collectives—What’s the Difference?

Three ways to amplify your podcasting efforts with advice from Wade Roush, Michael Mongiardi, and Marsha Alejandro

Creating a podcast can be lonely. It starts with an idea. After countless hours of mulling it over, production begins as a side hustle. Evenings and weekends are dedicated to breathing life into a show. It’s recorded in a closet, […]

Getting Your Show into Podcast Lists

Getting Your Show into Podcast Lists

Podcast curators and tastemakers reveal their secret formulas

As a podcast consultant, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do I promote my podcast?” I get it. Once you’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into the production of your show, you want listeners. […]

The Past and Present of Grammar Girl

The Past and Present of Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty's early story of building a runaway hit show into a network

The podcast landscape is rapidly evolving. You have to subscribe to at least three industry newsletters just to keep up with the latest changes to platforms, metrics, and networks. But alongside those quantifiable shifts, there is also the change in […]

How to Bear Podcasting Burnout

How to Bear Podcasting Burnout

Amanda Cupido talks Burnout with Kristi Lee and John Asante

Amanda Cupido is a Toronto-based podcast producer, Ryerson University instructor and author of Let’s Talk Podcasting: The Essential Guide to doing it Right. I snap a picture of my desk to send to my best friend. There are two coffee […]

How to Be A World-Renowned Podcaster

How to Be A World-Renowned Podcaster

Misha Euceph's rise from independently creating Beginner to being Michelle Obama's choice to produce her podcast

Misha Euceph went from pursuing a career in law to being the producer of the Michelle Obama Podcast. It seems like quite the leap, but it’s the result of years of a certain mindset: taking risks, prioritizing creativity and not […]

Metrics Schmetrics!

Metrics Schmetrics!

Dylan Marron found a new way to measure success that keeps him motivated

Dylan Marron has created two praise-worthy podcasts, but he—intentionally—does not know how many listeners he has. Conversations with People Who Hate Me features Marron facilitating loving conversations with online feuders who are encouraged to get to know the human on […]

Three Million Listens a Month Without a Big Name or Network

Three Million Listens a Month Without a Big Name or Network

Drew Ackerman credits his consistency for the year-over-year audience growth of Sleep With Me.

Prefer to listen instead? We add new stories regularly to the podcast Timber—Stories for Podcasters. The world’s “most boring podcast” brings in three million listens per month and has been Drew Ackerman’s full-time job for the last three-and-a-half years. Sleep […]

JP Davidson on bootstrapping a career in podcasting

JP Davidson on bootstrapping a career in podcasting

If you love podcasting, there's more than one way to make it your life

Four years, 100 episodes, and 2500 listeners; JP Davidson credits his full-time career in audio to a “bootstrap” podcast that’s now offline. Davidson is a Canadian podcast producer, studio owner, and radio journalist. He makes a living running Pop Up […]

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