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
Laura explains why she cares so *very* much about acquisitions And, hopefully, why you should care, too!
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.
Ep 3 | Podcasts —> TV = Big Money? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In this episode — the podcast to tv pipeline: all of its problems and opportunities.
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.
Ep 5 | Tryhard Losers (Feat. Heroes of Shark Tank)
A celebration of the hardest working entrepreneurs in show business.
Ep 5.5 | Playing Chicken
Loved everything about this podcast. Hoping for a season 2 about… basically anything.
Hoping for the gray house.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened :)