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Learning to Be Unladylike

Learning to Be Unladylike

Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin discuss their approach, chemistry, and lessons over their popular show's three year run

If you’ve never laughed out loud while pondering how to smash the patriarchy, you’ve probably never listened to Unladylike. Since 2018, co-hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin have treated listeners to entertaining episodes exploring pop culture, health, beauty, politics, and […]

How to Navigate the Podcast to TV Pipeline According to Pros

How to Navigate the Podcast to TV Pipeline According to Pros

Advice from Lee Eisenberg, Mashall Lewy, Eli Horowitz, and Aaron Mahnke

“People are always looking for IP, people are always looking for good stories,” says Lee Eisenberg, a longtime TV producer, who is turning WeCrashed into a series at Apple TV+. The evidence of that is in the steady stream of […]

His Stories Became Movies, Now He’s Making Podcasts

His Stories Became Movies, Now He’s Making Podcasts

Writer Skip Hollandsworth found the perfect story for his first pod Tom Brown’s Body

Legendary Texas Monthly writer Skip Hollandsworth is used to working hard for a story. He’s been widely recognized as one of the premier writers of longform non-fiction in the magazine world for three decades. Many of these narratives spanned more […]

Shannon Cason Gets Honest

Shannon Cason Gets Honest

You'll hang on his every word when you start your guaranteed binge listen

For new listeners to Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories, it might be worth going as far back as 2014’s “Bath House” episode. In that story Cason, a straight man, explains why he went to a bathhouse with a gay friend: he […]

Caroline Crampton Is the Queen of Multitasking

Caroline Crampton Is the Queen of Multitasking

She's the creator of Shedunnit, a co-writer for Hot Pod, and a member of the podcasting royal family (well she should be)

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re a fan of podcasts. That means you have most likely read or heard or seen the work of Caroline Crampton, an incredibly hard-working multi-tasker who has built a career by being […]

The Rise of Influencer Podcasts

The Rise of Influencer Podcasts

In a world of views and likes, podcasts feel authentic

The episode starts with an upbeat jingle as the show’s host welcomes listeners back for another 45 minutes of semi-scripted audio content. Her voice is young, but sophisticated. Her tone is casual, but authoritative. She is in control as she […]

Preparing the Perfect Pandemic Pod

Preparing the Perfect Pandemic Pod

Stay F. Homekins, Round Springfield, and more play the right chord for These Times TM

“This is episode 24. We did not expect to still be doing this!” This line from Paul F. Tompkins opens a recent episode of the Stay F. Homekins podcast, in which Tompkins and his wife Janie Haddad Tompkins discuss, well, […]

How to Pitch a Podcast to Radiotopia (with examples)

How to Pitch a Podcast to Radiotopia (with examples)

How Helen Zaltzman became one of podcasting's most beloved mentors and built the hit show The Allusionist

How do you  pitch a podcast? People on the web Have Answers. A Google search tells me I need to “know the right person” (1,000-word essay), “listen to the shows” (lo-fi YouTube vid), or “if you’re doing good work, the […]

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 […]

Off Broadway

Off Broadway

Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle bonded over a love of the big stage. Their show, True Crime Obsessed, shows how friendship and fandom sells.

Patrick Hinds has been into podcasts for a long time. Back in 2009, the Broadway obsessive was spending an hour commuting to work from his home in New York City—just enough time to tune into interview pods with his favorite […]

Listening With Your Eyes

Listening With Your Eyes

Eleanor McDowall’s Radio Atlas makes non-English podcasts accessible to non-Anglophone audiences

Eleanor McDowall’s mantra has long been to “make the radio you would like to hear.” In an industry increasingly most hospitable to podcasts that deliver narrative twists and turns or breathless commute-sized information-delivery, which both translate into raw, monetizable download […]

Social Media Audience Stalking FTW

Social Media Audience Stalking FTW

Scott Yager tells the story of building Challenge Mania's audience.

You might not have heard of Scott Yager’s first podcast, appropriately titled A Shot of Yager. Despite having celebrity connections, magazine promotion, and Yager’s natural interviewing and podcasting ability, the numbers were simply never there.  “I read the feedback,” he […]

How to Magically Grow Your Podcast

How to Magically Grow Your Podcast

Erik Tait has found a winning formula for an audience of magicians

The Penguin Magic Podcast, hosted by comedian and magician Erik Tait, might bring to mind descriptions of tricks and discussions of great magic performances. And it is that—but with a little bit of interview savvy and a lot of magic, […]

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