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A show about the people behind podcasts, and the messy process of actually getting one made.

Hosted by Anchor Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Mignano.
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Maya Prohovnik of The Derry Connection
Maya is a podcaster and host of several podcasts, including The Derry Connection, a show about all-things Stephen King books and the many connections between them. She is also the VP of Product at Anchor, which means she is responsible for building all the stuff... our apps, web tools, etc. I learned a lot about how Maya got started with her podcasts and what keeps her going. Listen in.
December 14, 2018
Liam Spradlin, Google Design Advocate and host of Design Notes
In this episode, we talk to Liam Spradlin. His podcast, Design Notes, is a show about creative work and what it teaches us. We learn about Liam's journey from journalist, to public speaker, to designer, to podcaster (and how he ended up at Google!). You'll also hear about how Liam taught himself to become a podcaster, and why he believes that podcasting is a form of art, like every other form of creation. Listen in.
November 07, 2018
Matt Hartman of TLDR Daily and Betaworks Ventures
Matt Hartman is a partner at Betaworks Ventures, focused on investing in product-focused, seed-staged companies. Matt is also a podcaster, most recently hosting TLDR Daily, a new show with a unique format. In this episode, we talk about Matt's constant experimentation with podcasting. From his first podcast Doing Business, to his new, daily podcast TLDR Daily, Matt brings an incredibly thoughtful, strategic, and iterative approach to podcasting that enables him to ship quickly, learn often, and improve on the fly. Kind of like software. Matt's unique approach will have you rethinking your own process and considering new tactics that might help you to break through a landscape where almost every podcast looks and sounds the same. Listen in.
October 30, 2018
jeffstaple of Business of HYPE and HYPEBEAST Radio
jeffstaple is a New York City-based street wear legend. From his early days of running t-shirts in his free time to building his own iconic agency and globally renowned brand, few have helped drive the culture of street wear to the heights that jeff has over the years. Now, he's also producing and hosting his own podcast, the Business of HYPE on HYPEBEAST Radio. In this conversation, jeff discusses how his pitch of Business of HYPE to HYPEBEAST's founder Kevin Ma — and his subsequent, relentless execution of the idea — quickly evolved into a much bigger project and a platform for artists, creators, designers and innovators to share the stories behind their dreams. jeff also reveals how he produces a global show by recording interviews with his guests on the go, from places like Paris, Japan, Los Angeles, Dubai, and more. Plus, hear how jeff conducts his interviews by preparing for how he anticipates his audience will feel about the questions and answers he'll exchange with his guests. Make sure to subscribe to HYPEBEAST Radio:
October 23, 2018
Megan Collins of Undressed and Style Girlfriend
Megan Collins is the founder and CEO of Style Girlfriend and host of the podcast Undressed, a podcast that explores what it means to live your life with style. Megan and I talk about the moment in her career where she decided to leave her safe, comfy, full time job in advertising to go all-in on her side project, Style Girlfriend. Later, we explore what it means to dive in to the world of podcasting, previously coming from a world of writing and blogging. Megan shares what she believes to be some of the most important elements to having a successful podcast, like maintaining high production value and committing to a grueling, consistent creation schedule.
October 16, 2018
Darian Symoné Harvin
Darian Symoné Harvin is the creator of 'Am I Allow to Like Anything?', a podcast that serves as a space for people to feel good about shouting out the stuff in culture they’re into, during a time when it’s easier to riff about the things we hate. Listen and subscribe here:
September 17, 2018
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A show about the people behind podcasts, and the messy process of actually getting one made. Coming soon. Hosted by Anchor Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Mignano.
September 11, 2018