Tommy Savoia – Cube Command – PCI 176

Todd and Mike take a stab at politics and their relation to podcasts. They also discuss some recent issues with Apple and Spotify. Thanks to Tommy Savoia for being the guest this week, showcasing a topic we haven’t focused on often, gaming! If you’re looking to start interviewing people for your show or some tips, stick around for the Best Practice portion of the show.

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This week on Podcast Insider…


  • Gimlet Academy: Gimlet Media will be releasing all of their tips and tricks to the public on how to make a great podcast.
  • MTV UK: They’ll be adding 5 new podcasts to compliment their TV shows
  • Senator Ted Cruz has started a podcast, The Verdict: As an active participant in the U.S Trump Impeachment Trial, he has been recording episodes every night to review what happened that day concerning the trial.
  • So You Want to Be President, a podcast by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Launched on Jan. 27, 2020. Keeping track of the 2020 presidential race.
  • How much influence do podcasts have in politics or vice versa?
  • Happy Birthday, Rob Greenlee! Todd’s co-host on The New Media Show.

Best Practice:

  • Prepping your podcast guest: Prepare your guest for their experience, what should you tell them.

Blubrry Specific:

  • Spark Christian Podcast Conference: Todd is speaking. A new event in Houston, can’t wait!
  • Podcast Movement Evolutions: Again, Todd is speaking. The smaller, first PM event of the year.
  • We want to know — what type of swag or gifts do you like to receive at conferences? Let us know in the comments or send us an email.



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Coming at you this week from The Blubrry, Convo By Design Studio in Columbus, Ohio and Mike Dell’s World Studio in Traverse City, Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.

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