Radio and podcast veteran Cody Gough is the executive producer and co-host of the award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com. His role has involved extensive science news writing and scripting, booking and interviewing academics and researchers, coordinating live events, and growing the podcast organically with no marketing budget. Curiosity Daily is consistently ranked in the Top 200 Educational podcasts on Apple Podcasts, and was recognized as the Best Science & Medicine Podcast at the 13th Annual Podcast Awards.
Additionally, Cody has spent more than a decade working in on-air and production roles with Chicago’s 720 WGN Radio, where he has produced the Brian Noonan Show for 11 years and has filled in as a host for various shows. He’s also a seasoned podcaster with the WGN Plus and GonnaGeek Podcast Networks, and an accomplished commercial actor.
Cody graduated with a degree in Radio/TV Production from Drake University and has worked in several professional production roles since, including working off-air as a distribution assistant and board operator at a classical music station in Chicago, and in various advisory roles as a podcast consultant for academic institutions and multinational corporations. Outside of podcasting, Cody spent several years working as a social media manager developing and executing marketing strategies for both consumer and B2B brands. He’s passionate about human psychology, history, and helping people understand why the humanities are so important. An Illinois native, Cody spends most of his free time critically listening to podcasts and immersing himself in role-playing games.
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Hey Cody, you have such a fascinating background and work history — What have been the highlights and lowlights?
Which podcasts are you into as a listener and what do you like/dislike when you’re listening to othe rppl’s shows?
Hey Cody what are your thoughts or experiences on using guest podcasting to get listeners quickly?
Thanks for doing this Cody, it’s great getting so many different perspectives on podcasting. You seem to be very productive and get lots done so I want to know how you structure your time and what little hacks you do to keep productive?