8 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 • 137 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! 

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    A celebration of the hardest working entrepreneurs in show business. 

    • 47 min
    Ep 5.5 | Playing Chicken

    Ep 5.5 | Playing Chicken

    An update.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Sidney4568 ,

Insightful host leaves you inspired!

Laura has inspired me to take my shot and shamelessly hard for my own grey house!

Eagerly waiting for the next LM/Shamless content

sillrill ,

More please

Loved everything about this podcast. Hoping for a season 2 about… basically anything.

554228 ,

Meta

Hoping for the gray house.

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