My first podcast episode dropped on October 14, 2004. According to Podcast Alley (this was way before iTunes listed podcasts), the show I was co-hosting was the 40th podcast ever. That show (no longer produced) lead to the creation of a network of podcasts in a similar vein. It also afforded me the opportunity to write Podcasting for Dummies (1st and 2nd edition) and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies (wors book title ever.)
I started my first “business” in podcasting in 2005, helping independent authors create their own audiobooks that we delivered in serialized podcast form. (This was way before Amazon sold ebooks). At the height, that company had over 700 audiobooks, each as their own show/podcast/feed, pulling down some 2 million episodes each month collectively
In 2015, my wife and I had a shared midlife crisis, selling off all of our worldly possessions (not kidding) so we could travel the world and see where we’d wind up. That place was Bangkok, where we lived for nearly three years. It was in Thailand when I started my current company, Simpler Media Productions, a podcast-specific agency that works with brands and professional service providers all around the globe, taking care of the behind-the-scenes stuff and other challenges to podcasting. We moved back to America when we found out we’d soon be grandparents. Today we live in Phoenix AZ and I’m the host of Podcast Pontifications, a daily podcast that focuses on podcasting’s future and offers ways we can make podcasting better, not just easier.
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Hi Evo, thanks so much for joining us. I’d love to hear your insights on what you believe makes a successful podcast?
Hi Evo, with the brands you work with to manage their podcast, what are those main challenges they face that you referred to?
Where do you get your news/info to keep up with the changes and updates in the podcasting industry?