197 episodes

This is a resource for Audio Producers and Voice Over artists. We cover Radio Imaging Production, Voiceover of all kinds (including TV Promo, Imaging, Commercial, Trailer, Industrial, Online, Social), Audio Technology, industry trends past present and future and anything related to audio and visual media. It is an interview format and there is a sizable effort put into the quality of guests selected to be interviewed. It doesn't matter how long they have been working or what they do. Guests will be widely respected, fierce competitors, highly skilled and unwaveringly hard workers. Sometimes the guest is a "celebrity" and very well known in various facets of the industry. Other times the guest is unknown but worthy of your attention.

The Producers Podcast - Voiceover and Audio Production Ryan Drean

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

This is a resource for Audio Producers and Voice Over artists. We cover Radio Imaging Production, Voiceover of all kinds (including TV Promo, Imaging, Commercial, Trailer, Industrial, Online, Social), Audio Technology, industry trends past present and future and anything related to audio and visual media. It is an interview format and there is a sizable effort put into the quality of guests selected to be interviewed. It doesn't matter how long they have been working or what they do. Guests will be widely respected, fierce competitors, highly skilled and unwaveringly hard workers. Sometimes the guest is a "celebrity" and very well known in various facets of the industry. Other times the guest is unknown but worthy of your attention.

    Episode 137: Neil Wilson

    Episode 137: Neil Wilson

    Neil Wilson is an experienced Voice Actor based in the Baton Rouge area. His work is found on Radio like GO COUNTRY in L.A., TV Promo work such as FX Network and HBO, TV Affiliate, Commercial and more. Neil is also, possibly, the biggest football fan I know…like right up to the edge of annoying without quite crossing over. You’ll never guess which team he is out of his mind for by going to his website or looking at the pictures below.

    Notes:

    It’s mainly Radio, background and football for the first 30 minutes

    The really pure “Voiceover” talk starts at about the 30 minute mark.

    We do more “Football” talk on this show than any other show I’ve done.

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    Neil’s Website – https://neilwilson.com/

    Neil’s Studio Build – https://neilwilson.com/how-it-all-came-together/

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    Here is THE LOBSTER:

     

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    Episode 136: Pete Gustin

    Episode 136: Pete Gustin

    Pete Gustin is the voice of many Radio and TV stations, Movie Trailers, national commercial campaigns and perhaps most notably, the signature voice of The Fox News Channel.  Pete also has a background in radio production starting his career at WEEI, one the more powerful stations in one the largest American Radio Markets, Boston, Mass.  In fact, he started at WEEI and its sister stations during college and remained there for 18 years, taking short time away to work at Sirius Radio in its infancy. After interviewing Pete I can say that rarely do I run into someone with more drive and hustle in their bones…and I talk to a lot of very driven people.  Pete has stories for days and so much great advice.

    If you know Pete’s FULL story, don’t worry, I certainly cover every aspect.  If you are not fully aware, then please don’t do TOO much research and just listen start to finish.  I promise – you will be greeted by a powerful surprise.

    **BONUS:  Pete published his new Novel, WISH.  Check it out!

    -Links-

    Pete’s Website: https://petegustin.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petegustin

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/petegustin

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    EPISODE 135: JAMES STODD

    EPISODE 135: JAMES STODD

    JAMES STODD is Group Production Director – Celador Radio plus Classic Rock Imaging Producer at Benztown.  James is a UK based Radio Imaging producer who has held a well rounded variety of jobs. From his start as a “jock” in college to Radio Mercury in Crawley where he got his start with Production among other stops along the way, eventually he would land at Capital Network and then Head of Production at Capital FM  95.8 in London.  We discuss all of that and more plus general UK radio topics, managing a team, being a team of one, working on large regional networks at all levels and of course a bit of tech and audio talk. I mentioned it in the beginning but I’ve known James for a while and my first impression remains true today: he is a highly-skilled producer and manager and is very good at discussing this business…plus he is a pretty nice guy…A true English Gentleman!

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    Check out the James Stodd Show Notes Page for more audio, social links and pics!

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    Episode 134: Malcom Ryker

    Episode 134: Malcom Ryker

    I can safely say my guest is a “ROCK GUY” and that is both a compliment and true.  He would also be the first to tell you it’s what he loves and what he has done his entire career.  The thing is, he also does a ton more. Malcom Ryker is the Creative Services Director (Radio Imaging) at iHeartMedia San Diego. Malcom also serves as the “Rock Guy” iHeart’s national production team.  He voices countless stations across the US, mostly Rock and Alt, in big markets like NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco etc.  He is also doing plenty of Promo Voice work on TV Networks and affiliates around the country.  We discuss all things MALCOM: Where he’s been, radio imaging, a little tech, old station stories, growing up in a military family,  house rehab (he restores old Spanish Houses) and of course… VEGAS!

    *Warning: There may be a little more bad language than usual in this one (which is usually none). I don’t edit these shows or censor my guests at all, I never will. We are all adults and I am not gearing this toward children (how boring for them!). But maybe you listen in public work areas or church or at a wedding…this show may need to go in ear buds or the privacy of your bathroom …car…whatever.  Enjoy!!

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    Episode 133: Steve Taylor

    Episode 133: Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor has been on an impressive RISE over the last few years.  For me, I went from sort of knowing of him and hearing him some places…to befriending him and hearing him EVERYWHERE!  Based on his work with iHeart Radio Stations, TV Networks and Local TV Affiliates… and everything else he does… he might be one of the most “heard” voice actors working today. From a variety of National and Local radio stations/formats, to the Voice of Court TV and many other TV platforms he really is killing it. But he’s southern and humble so you wouldn’t really know it by hanging out with him. Steve is also working as Production Director for a great group of stations, US Stations, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  We get into all of that and the various moments and jobs along the way that brought him to where he is today.

    It’s also possible we talked about an ass growth…you’ll have to listen to find out more on that.  ENJOY!

    Steve Taylor Online:  https://www.stevetvo.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digiweatherman

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevetvo

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevetvo/

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    Episode 132: Jeff Schmidt 2019

    Episode 132: Jeff Schmidt 2019

    Another returning guest, Jeff Schmidt is back for a very specific reason: He is producing some of the biggest and most successful podcasts available. Jeff is atop-tier radio imaging producer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Most recently, as I mentioned, he’s focused on podcast production.  In this “new” podcast realm he has produced DR. DEATH, DIRTY JOHN, FEAR, OVER MY DEAD BODY, IMAGINED LIFE, GLADIATOR, The “INSIDE” shows, well…I could go on and on.

    I wanted to get a deep look at what goes into the creation of these high-production-value shows that have simply blown up in the last 3 to 5 years.  And, in my opinion, it’s only been in the last 1 to 3 years that have seen podcasts finally become ubiquitous.  I try to discuss it all from how he started to the workload and the money and the general process from start to finish.  I found it all very interesting and hope you do too!

    Be sure to check out the Show Notes page for this one for links and plenty of audio!

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Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

flatspoon ,

Indispensable info if you're an audio imaging producer or voice talent

I really appreciate Ryan's ability to drill down into the nitty gritty of what we do for a living, and precisely get info we want to hear. Gear, settings, the way the business is structured and how to best navigate it, best practices, what not to eat - from those who have figured it out. Anything goes, and it's consistently a great listen.

Much appreciation !!

Jeff Berlin

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Endless inspiration

A must listen. All the big names in voiceover. Thanks Ryan for the years of episodes and insight.

Wendy K Gray aka WKG ,

Interesting Podcast.

Everyone listens to The Producer Podcast with Ryan Drean. Why? Well, it's interesting. And not just for our industry but beyond. Ryan is interesting. He asks good questions, and since you don't get them beforehand, they are rather truthful answers! He also picks a variety of unique people with unique stories to interview, which also is interesting. Keep it up Ryan. You rock!

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