Tue, 23 December 2014
Ty Hildenbrandt joined the show this week, to talk all things Serial. Ty has been hosting podcasts since before it was cool, back in 2007. His show, The Solid Verbal is one of the largest sports podcasts on the planet.
We wrapped up our own theories on the show. And talked about why people were addicted, and how it hooked the listeners. Ty also weighs in on his take on the future of podcasting, and how Serial will affect and inspire new creators.
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Mon, 15 December 2014
Alan Sepinwall the writer of the wildly popular online TV recap column, What's Alan Watching?" and the best-selling book "The Revoluation Will be Televised. On this week's show, Alan details how he originated his career as a TV writer, how he wound-up writing for Hitfix.com, and the keys to his successful self-published book.
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Alan's history as a TV writer dates back to the 1990's. He's a pioneer in the TV journalism industry, specifically in defining and shaping the category of online TV Show recaps. He is a great example of a successful creator in The Influencer Economy, as he self-published his book, selling it directly to his community. He has built an incredibly loyal following from writing online, and was able to deliver a book that his community wanted to read. He details his unique model of self-publishing which we can all learn from.
Alan's column: http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching
Alan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sepinwall
Alan's original What's Alan Watching blog: http://sepinwall.blogspot.com
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Mon, 8 December 2014
Jonah Keri is a NY Times best-selling author, sports writer for ESPN's Grantland, and told me some fantastic stories on this week's show. He has been a paid journalist his entire professional life and he details his journey as a writer. Jonah dives into how he started his podcast, writes his best-selling books, and how he wound-up working for Bill Simmons at Grantland.
Great Jonah Keri quotes:
“Somebody is always paying attention to what you’re doing somewhere.”
"One of my favorite quotes is by Branch Rickey: 'Luck is the residue of design.' Meaning you need a lot of luck in life, but if you work hard and you have a baseline level of skill - things will come to you."
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Mon, 1 December 2014
Ep. 29 - Freddie Wong: Growing 7 Million YouTube Subscribers and Crowdfunding Video Game High School
Freddie Wong joined me on the podcast to talk about his hit webseries Video Game High School. Freddie's series has been watched over 85 milion times online and his YoTube channel RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers. Freddie also have crowdfunded over $1.3 Million for the series via IndieGoGo and Kickstarter.
Our website: http://influencereconomy.com/
We talk at length about how he built his audience and fans online. And how he raised crowdfunding dollars, and his 7 million YouTube subscribers.