Hey, fellow audio creators! You spend all your time making podcasts. Now, we've made one just for you.
We're Pod People, a community of the world’s best audio professionals, and when it comes to making podcasts we've got a lot to say. Thankfully, we have enough mics and soundproofed closets to say it.
In this weekly bite-sized interview show, we chat with our remarkable community members about their winding journeys in audio. We also talk practical tips for making a killer podcast and dish on the latest audio trends (read: gossip!).
Listen in each week and learn more about us at www.podpeople.com, @podppl on Instagram, and @pod_ppl on Twitter.
Spotlight: Childlike Atmosphere with Jazzi Johnson
This spotlight episode, we shine a light on Community Member Jazzi Johnson. She got her start as a journalist and quickly built a name for herself in the music journalism world. She got her start in audio when she began co-hosting and producing the show The OffBeat Podcast with Mike Shaun and Jazzi Johnson. Today, Jazzi is a full-time freelancer putting her childhood interests and skills to work.
Spotlight: Justice-Based Storytelling with M.R. Raquel
In this spotlight episode, Tyler, Head of Community at Pod People, chats with Community Member M.R. (they/ she), a "justice-based producer, and storytelling consultant who finds the work of de-centering themself as an interviewer critical to honoring the storytellers and the narratives by, for and from the community.” From their experience as a chef to their time with StoryCorps, M.R. reminds us the storyteller is just as important as the story.
Trends: Keeping the Client with Rachael and Anne
This Trends episode we’re continuing with part two of this client management mini-series. Last time you learned how to land the client, now learn how to keep the client. Because, especially if you’re remote, just doing the work isn’t enough. So, Rachael King, CEO of Pod People, and Anne Feuss, Head of Business Development and Marketing, share some tips on how to keep the client and yourself happy. Plus, what to do if you’re not happy.
Spotlight: Drawing the Line with Matt Sav, Sam Walker, and Geston Pierre
Pod People recently hosted the community event Drawing the Line: Learning to set boundaries, negotiate contracts, and prevent burn-out. Our guests included Matt Sav, the incredible Head of Production here at Pod People, the hilarious and truthful Sam Walker, and Geston Pierre, a podcaster and freelancer who knows how to set a boundary. We turned to them for their pearls of wisdom and, wow, did they deliver! So, for this episode, we’ve pulled out the highlights, the gems, and the top quality pieces of advice about how to build, maintain, and trust your boundaries from that event.
How-To: Book Guests with Beth Schiff
On this How-To, Matt Sav, Pod People’s Head of Production, speaks with Beth Schiff, a professional Guest Booker. Always interested in how things got produced or ended up on the nightly news, she went to the University of Florida for their strong journalism program which eventually led her to film and tv and later to podcasts! Beth has booked for A&E, BBC, HBO, the Food Network and more, and she tells us what it’s like to find great talent (of all levels of celebrity), what the steps are to book great talent, and why every step in the process is key.
Spotlight: Protect Your Energy with Vishnu Vallabhaneni
Vishnu Vallabhaneni joins Tyler Greene behind the mic for this Spotlight episode where they talk about how listening to NPR as a kid informed Vishnu’s future, how he took and (spoiler alert) eventually left a project that didn’t sit well with him, and his most recent role as a Senior Producer working with Pod People to produce Bon Appetit’s Food People premiering July 29th.
This podcast is soooo helpful AND joyful!
Loving this pod. I trust all the information being provided, and I like the quality of the production, the length of the episodes (I would even listen to longer ones FYI!) the heart of the people making it, and Tyler’s humor and final tags give me life. I even like the theme music. I mean, what are you waiting for. Listen to these podcast industry pros.
Finger on the pulse!
Really appreciate the helpful advice. As a podcaster I find it really refreshing. (And funny too)
This is going to be great
This is awesome — looking forward to hearing more stories and especially the how-to’s