When I decided to create a podcasting magazine, I stopped and thought about who I would ask to join me on this project. I wanted to create a magazine that was a tool. A magazine that could really teach. I had seen print magazines for podcasting in the past, and they had always been more for the listener, instead of the podcaster.
I decided to reach out to some of the friends that I had made from podcasting since 2004. I was amazed by all the positive response. I think they liked the idea of what I wanted to create, and wanted to be a part of it. Let me introduce them to you.
The people involved in the production of Podertainment listed in alphabetical order.
Gary Leland – Podertainment Creator & Publisher
Gary has been podcasting since 2004, and have loved it. I have made so many friends, and my business has increased so much do to podcasting.I enjoy podcasting so much that I decided to create a magazine dedicated to it. He has created several audio and video podcasts in multiple markets over the years. Gary has seen huge success in media for the largest fastpitch softball network he created known as Fastpitch.TV. Find out more of his projects and find “The Gary Leland Show” at GaryLeland.com
Todd Cochrane – Trends & Insights From An Insiders View
Todd has been executive producer of Geek News Central, an audio and video tech show, the past nine years. Cochrane is also the co-host of the New Media Show and is the founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network. In 2005, Cochrane wrote “Podcasting the Do it Yourself Guide,” the first book on podcasting. Cochrane is the CEO of RawVoice, representing 17,000 media creators and podcast networks. RawVoice provides podcast data analytics, media hosting and advertising opportunities.
Cochrane lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is married to Shoko Higa Cochrane. They have four children.
Rob Greenlee – Podcasting Trends and Distribution Platforms
Rob is the Executive Vice President and CTO for Courtside Entertainment Group (PodcastOne.com) based in Beverly Hills, California. Formerly, he spent 7 years managing the platform, content catalog, feature programming and content provider relations for the Podcasts service on Windows Phone and Xbox Music + Video hubs for Microsoft. Rob also co-hosts “The New Media Show” that streams live on YouTube at 9am PST every Saturday and can be watched and heard as an video and audio podcast at the NewMediaShow.com. He founded and hosted the WebTalk World Radio Show from 1999-2006. WebTalk Radio was nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio show, webcast and podcast. WebTalk was the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting on September 14, 2004.
Brian Ibbott – Covering the Bases
Brian has been producing the Coverville cover song-themed podcast since 2004, and co-hosting FilmSack and The Morning Stream since 2008 and 2011, respectively. Coverville has received three Podcast Awards for Best Music Program, and has been featured in media outlets like Wired, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Brian was one of the first podcasters to work with the music licensing agencies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to help secure royalties for songwriters whose music is played in podcasts, and continues to work with them to this day to help independent artists get podcast exposure for their music.
Brian lives in beautiful Arvada, Colorado, with his wife Tina and son Tristan.
Dave Jackson – Ask The Podcast Coach
Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.
Dave lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife and family. When Dave isn’t podcasting, wait… Dave is always podcasting.
Jessica Kupferman – Tune In and Turn It Up
Jessica is an online business consultant who helps small business owners and solopreneurs find their voice, create irresistible online products and services and design their business by their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady entrepreneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women. Check out LadyBusiness.biz for recent episodes as well as freebies, featured articles and more.
Travis Littig – Inside The Production Studio
Travis has had a passion for music that led him to attend the Tarrant County College for Radio/Television Broadcasting in 2008-2010. He completed Audio Recording Studio Engineer training at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio, 2011. As Production Lead for the startup design company Royal Deca, he currently specializes in Podcast Production and Publishing Services. On September 1st 2014, the Skate To Create Podcast was born. As Resident Audio Engineer Travis’ time is spent handling all audio recording, editing, and post production. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+
Jeffrey Powers – Outside the Podcast Box
7 years Podcasting & videocasting, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey interviewed industry professionals: Scott Monty, Leo Laporte, Chris Brogan, Steve Wozniak, Jeri Ellsworth, and more. Jeffrey has spoken to local and national audiences on creating online content and Social Media.
Kien Tran – Podcast Product Reviews
Ken is the studio engineer for GeekBeat.TV. Kien has helped GeekBeat.TV transition from a tiny bedroom to a fully equipped production studio while being the go to guy for reviewing all the latest production gear for the team.
Steve Stewart – Podertainment Editor
Steve grew up around DJ equipment after becoming the mixmaster of his breakdancing group and a night club MC. After becoming a Financial Wellness Coach in 2007 he began using his skills from speaking on a microphone to good use and launched the MoneyPlan SOS podcast. Interestingly, his blog consisted mostly of podcast episode show notes but won him a Plutus Award in 2014 for Best DebtFocused Blog. Who says podcasting isn’t blogging?
Steve loves podcasting so much that he started the St. Louis Podcaster’s MeetUp Group, became the Editor here at Podertainment, and created a course to help DIY podcasters learn how to edit faster with Audacity. Steve would LOVE to start a conversation with you on Twitter @SteveStewartMe. Tell him @Podertainment sent you.
Rob Walch – The 411 On Podcasting
Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” – Que 2006. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”. He has consulted on podcasting for Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few.
Since 2004 Rob has presented at over 100 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media. He is also a regular guest Lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Journalism. In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton.