7 episodes

After years of seeing friends (and some enemies) get rich, rich, rich selling their shows and companies to other bigger shows and bigger companies, longtime podcast executive Laura Mayer has decided to get hers. To do this, she'll speak to straight-up geniuses in the worlds of podcasting, entertainment, and business to understand what value is in media and how to make it. At the end, Laura will sell the show itself to the highest bidder. Will she make hundreds, millions, or even dozens of dollars? Will she be able to afford the gray house down the street from her rental apartment? Let’s find out together… shamelessly.

Shameless Acquisition Target Laura Mayer

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

After years of seeing friends (and some enemies) get rich, rich, rich selling their shows and companies to other bigger shows and bigger companies, longtime podcast executive Laura Mayer has decided to get hers. To do this, she'll speak to straight-up geniuses in the worlds of podcasting, entertainment, and business to understand what value is in media and how to make it. At the end, Laura will sell the show itself to the highest bidder. Will she make hundreds, millions, or even dozens of dollars? Will she be able to afford the gray house down the street from her rental apartment? Let’s find out together… shamelessly.

    Ep 1 | Turning Chicken Sh&t Into Chicken Seed

    Ep 1 | Turning Chicken Sh&t Into Chicken Seed

    Laura explains why she cares so *very* much about acquisitions And, hopefully, why you should care, too! 


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    • 34 min
    Ep 2 | The Unbearable Sameness of Streaming (Podcasts)

    Ep 2 | The Unbearable Sameness of Streaming (Podcasts)

    Why do so many podcasts sound the same these days? Well, there’s a playbook for that.
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    • 38 min
    Ep 3 | Podcasts —> TV = Big Money? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Ep 3 | Podcasts —> TV = Big Money? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    In this episode — the podcast to tv pipeline: all of its problems and opportunities.
     Plus! Academy Award winner Adam McKay. Plus! I wrote a shameless song about how YOU, big companies, can work with me. It's called “Let Me Be Your Rounding Error.”  Plus! The plan for the rest of the season (series?) 

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    Want to listen to Harkin’s fabulous new album? 
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    • 53 min
    Ep 4 | Money Hunger Worry Fest & What It Feels Like to Be Acquired

    Ep 4 | Money Hunger Worry Fest & What It Feels Like to Be Acquired

    We hear from people who’ve brokered acquisitions and been acquired.
    Plus, Laura reveals a secret.

    Want to buy MERCH (“The Gray House" shirt is our newest merch) or buy the show?
    www.shameless.biz 

    Want to learn more about Edison Research?
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    Want to read The Curse of the Mogul?
    Buy the book here.

    Want to listen to Harkin’s fabulous new album? 
    Listen on Spotify!

    Want to give Laura Mayer a PIECE OF YOUR MIND?  
    www.twitter.com/lrmayer 

    • 47 min
    Ep 5 | Tryhard Losers (ft. Heroes of Shark Tank)

    Ep 5 | Tryhard Losers (ft. Heroes of Shark Tank)

    A celebration of the hardest working entrepreneurs in show business. 
     
    Want to buy MERCH (The “TRYHARD LOSER" shirt is our newest addition), buy the show or send Laura Mayer (that's me) an email?
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    Want to listen to Harkin’s fabulous new album?
     Listen on Spotify!

    Want to give Laura Mayer a PIECE OF YOUR MIND? 
    www.twitter.com/lrmayer

    • 47 min
    Ep 5.5 | Playing Chicken

    Ep 5.5 | Playing Chicken

    An update.

    Want to buy MERCH (The “TRYHARD LOSER" shirt is our newest addition), buy the show or send Laura Mayer (that's me) an email?
    www.shameless.biz

    Want to listen to Harkin’s fabulous new album?
     Listen on Spotify!

    Want to give Laura Mayer a PIECE OF YOUR MIND? 
    www.twitter.com/lrmayer 

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

RoseEReid ,

If I owned a podcast network I’d acquire this!!

Love Laura’s pithy writing, candid storytelling, and business savvy. More, please!!!!!! Equal parts heart-wrenching and heartwarming. Rooting for you, and this show Laura!

mollysfsdfsdf ,

Enjoyable listen as someone in the industry

I am nervous for her to make her money back but have faith! 5 stars for the theme music along. I’m really enjoying this as a fellow podcast producer

Keeping Dad Alive ,

Spaghetti

Who doesn’t like spaghetti? This show is totally satisfying. The concept is refreshingly original and gutsy, and an effective hook. The theme song is funny and catchy. The host is utterly likable. The content is interesting and useful to independent podcasters (like me) or anyone who is curious about the media industry. Frequently during the show it seems like the creators are throwing spaghetti at a wall, but even if the spaghetti doesn’t stick, the show is strong enough to contain the imperfections. Can’t wait until December! Best of luck Laura!

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