Ep. 54: Jemele Hill on Hosting TV at ESPN, Growing His and Hers Podcast, and The Next Movement

Jemele Hill is a podcast host, TV show host, and modern day multi-platform journalist. She works at ESPN, hosts the His and Hers TV show and podcast with her show partner Michael Smith. And she's an overall social media maven and an old pal from SXSW and other digital sports event.

Note: We had some static on the skype line during parts of the episode with Jemele. We worked hard to edit out the reverb as much as possible and spent considerable time touching it up. We think this is an episode that you'll enjoy, and thanks again for listening.

Our website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Follow Ryan on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Jemele on Hill: twitter.com/jemelehill

Jemele at ESPN: search.espn.go.com/jemele-hill/

What we talked about:

How she hosts and created a TV show: His and Hers while also hosting a podcast of the same name
The importance of accuracy in journalism
The importance of being natural in your podcast
The secrets of success for the Her and Hers Podcast and TV Show
What it's like working at ESPN when big athletes come by the campus
How she interviews guests like Triple H on His and Hers
The art of using Twitter to go off on tangets, cracking jokes, and hanging out on Twitter.
Building chemistry like Stockton and Malone with her co-host Michael Smith
#BlackTwitter and the shared experience and levity of the community on Twitter
How she started working in journalism after graduating Michigan State, and how she wanted to be a journalist at a young age
How podcasts are all about authenticity while the TV show is about grabbing people's attention in 5 minutes
How she builds her own culture around her podcasts, and how she avoids talking about sports 
Why The Roots are her Spirit Animal in finding the right audience for her podcast (and being cool with if not everyone listens or messes with your show)
How to get people to believe your podcast, and how the essence of podcasting is truly getting to know someone and getting an entry point in their lives
Her top hip-hop artists of all-time (she doesn't lke these questions but answered it anyway!)

People and things we mentioned:

Blogs with Balls: blogswithballs.com/

Anthony Saleh: twitter.com/dude_br0

Ep. 53: John Corcoran on Connecting with Influencers, Building Relationships, More

John Corcoran is a lawyer, former writer for The White House, and even had a stint working in L.A. in the entertainment industry. He is now the purveyor of Smart Business Revolution, a multi-media business company. His work as at the forefront of the new generation of business media brands, where people actually help each other succeed.

John or "The Relationship Doctor" as I like to call him, is one of the most well-networked people in the podcast business community. He's part of a new breed of entrepreneur, building his company off of his content. He sells online classes on "How to Connect with VIP's," offers webinars on connecting with influencers, hosts a weekly podcast, has an immensely popular email newsletter, and is the ultimate business connector.

John shares stories about how he make $1000 from a single Tweet, how he snowballs his income buy selling products to his audience, and he years of secrets to connecting with VIP's and influencers.

John's website: smartbusinessrevolution.com/

John on Twitter: twitter.com/johncorcoran

Our website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Follow Ryan on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Ep. 52 Greg Goodfried: Collaborating with YouTubers, Managing Digital Talent and Building Audience

Greg Goodfried joined the show this week for Episode # 52.

Greg was a trailblazer in the online "viral video" world back in 2006, when he created the epic online videos series: LonelyGirl15. This was back when "viral videos" were a big thing. He then went onto be a founder of EQAL, one of the first digital media companies to partner celebrities with major brands.

He's now a digital agent at UTA in Los Angeles, and we stopped by the his office to this week for Stories From the Influencer Economy.

Greg is passionate about partnering with YouTubers, Viners, and Instagram creators, and helping them grow and monetize their business opportunities. He manages online talent, helping them to build out long term financial opportunities from their work.

We talked in detail about how YouTubers and online creators collaborate build their audiences and what habits make a successful YouTuber. We also talk about how the normal person can grow their own social media and video followings. And we agree that "being a good" person goes a long way to create success in the online world. Greg also shares stories about working with YouTubers like Shane Dawson and iJustine, and how he created a web phenomenon with LonelyGirl15

Ryan on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Influencer Economy website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Greg on Twitter: twitter.com/GregGoodfried

Greg on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/greggoodfried

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Ep. 51: Flula on YouTube Fame and How Reddit Can Change Your Life

Our buddy Flula came on the podcast last year. He was a favorite guest of the show, and even prouced our intro theme music. He's also featured in Pitch Perfect II, so we thought we'd re-post the episod for everyone to learn more about Flula!

lula in Germany is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxKivzjCFNg

Flula on YouTube: youtube.com/flula Flula on Twitter: www.twitter.com/flula Flula on Facebook:www.facebook.com/flula Flula on Instagram www.instagram.com/flula

Ryan on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Ryan on Instagram: instagram.com/ryanjwill

Ep. 50: Veronica Belmont on Creating Sword & Laser, Vaginal Fantasy Book Club, Becoming an Expert

I was excited that Veronica Belmont stopped by to talk about her hit shows Sword and Laser and Vaginal Fantasies, while diving into her overall creative process. She's an old school podcaster and we talk about how she got her career start after graduating from Emerson College back in the day.


Our website:

Veronica on Twitter: twitter.com/veronica

Sword and Laser: swordandlaser.com/

Vaginal Fantasy: www.goodreads.com/group/show/62938…antasy-book-club

Ep. 49: AJ Jacobs The Secret of Throwing the World's Largest Family Reunion

AJ Jacobs is a NY Times best-selling author and hosting the world's largest family reunion. He's also cousins with both Hilary Cllnton, Barack Obama and Kevin Bacon. He's probably cousins with you too and out to show the world we have a lot more in common than we may realize.

In this podcast we dive into AJ's writing process, book history, and his upcoming family reunion.

Our website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Ryan on Twitter:twitter.com/ryanjwill

Please leave a review on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/influ…id820744212?mt=2

AJ on Twitter and his Global Family Reunion Website



Ep. 48: Adam Grant on Why Givers Succeed More in Life Than Takers

Adam Grant is world class. Not only is a successful professor at Wharton, a best-selling author of the book Gook Give and Take, but he has proven that givers succeed more in life than taker.

Adam's book Give and Take has shaped my business philosophy more than any book in recent memory. I learned a lot from this interview and decided to re-post it for new listeners to hear. We originally recorded this a year ago. Enjoy!

Ryan Williams on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Influencer Economy archives: www.influencereconomy.com/

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Adam Grant's website: www.giveandtake.com/

You can read the first chapter of Give and Take: media.wix.com/ugd/955681_868b6e1…206c41fd73483e.pdf

Ep. 47: Jeff Ullrich on Art, Entrepreneurship and Podcasting (Earwolf Media Founder and Chairman)

Hey guys, I had Jeff Ullrich on the show for this week's episode. I'm excited to be re-publishing this episode from last year, where I interviewed Jeff. Earwolf and Midroll media are two the pioneering companies in the podcasting biz and I wanted everyone to hear Jeff's story.

Jeff's passion in the world that intersects media, entrepreneurship and art is unparalled in the new world of the influencer economy. If you haven't heard this episode yet, it's a good one IMO. (Remember it originally aired last year, but it's still 100% relevant now)

Our site: www.influencereconomy.com/

Please review and sub in iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/influ…id820744212?mt=2

Jeff on Twitter: twitter.com/jeffullrich

Earwolf: www.earwolf.com/

Ep. 46: Anthony Saleh on Managing Artists like Nas, Investing in Start-ups and Kobe vs. LeBron

Anthony Saleh is a talent manager, investor and avid sports fan. He manages artists like Nas and also serves as a founder of Queensbridge Ventures investment firm. We talked a lot about the culture around investing, managing talent and how in life there is no reward for being a jerk. Enjoy.

Our website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Follow Ryan: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Queensbridge Ventures: qbvp.com/

Anthony on Twitter: twitter.com/Dude_Br0

Ep. 45: Tom Merritt on Sword and Laser, Daily Tech News Show, Funding Your PodcastsEp. 45: Tom Merritt on Sword and Laser, Daily Tech News Show, Funding Your Podcasts

We are excited to have Tom Merritt on the show this week. He's a host, producer and a modern day renaissance man in the video and audio world. He is an old-school radio guy and now hosts among his many popular podcasts: The Daily Tech News Show, Sword and Laser, and Cord Killers.

Tom is in inspiration to many in the world of DIY creators, we can all and should learn from him.
He hosts the popular Daily Tech News Show

Subscribe on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/influ…id820744212?mt=2

Our website: www.influencereconomy.com/

Follow Ryan on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

The Daily News Tech Show: www.dailytechnewsshow.com

Tom on Twitter: twitter.com/acedtect

EP. 22 – Brian Koppelman, Host of The Moment Podcast, Co-Writer Rounders & Ocean’s Thirteen

Brian Koppelman joins The Influencer Economy as this week’s guest.  Brian is the co-writer of films such as Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen, as well as the co-director of the Emmy Award winning “30 for 30,” film on Jimmy Connors This is What They Want.

He’s also a prolific podcast host and hosts a show called The Moment, a weekly podcast that is part of the Grantland network.  Brian is interested in the way people accomplish remarkable things and how they process the big moments in their lives. That is the thesis of the show.

Subscribe on iTunes:  http://bit.ly/InflTune

He was invited on the show to talk about his creative process around filmmaking, and his embracing of social media in the digital age.  As a creator, he has launched many big ideas online, and is a defining member of The Influencer Economy.

Brian also created the extremely popular “Six Second Screenwriting Tips” on Vine.  The Vine series came out of questions received from Twitter.  He created one Vine every day (for 300 days), and one Vine has over 20 million loops.  The videos were focused on the idea of “giving yourself permission to create.”

Brian is an avid podcast listener and”loves the intimacy of the conversations .” He talks about how Marc Maron’s WTF inspired him to get into podcasting. Brian also details how he connected Bill Simmons and Dave Jacoby of Grantland, and how The Moment podcast came to be.

He is currently working on a series for Showtime and shooting the pilot in the beginning of next year.  The show title: Billions, the setting is the financial industry in New York.  He is collaborating with his long time writing/directing partner David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin.


“I’ve never calculated one part of my work. I’ve always just led with what fascinates me.  That’s why having the conversations is easy too. That’s what led to every movie… All this came from only being obsessed with chasing down my passions and being unrelenting with the desire to be able to tell my children that I fought to live the creative life I wanted to live and that they could do the same.”

“I want all the things that I say to be things that I believe and have some value.”

“I actually don’t think that there is such a thing as remarkable people; people are the result of the actions that they take and then how they process the feedback from those actions.”

“A blocked artist is probably a bad wife or husband.”


  • How Brian was influenced by Marc Maron’s WTF to start podcasting
  • How Bill Simmons and Dave Jacoby helped create Brian’s The Moment Podcast on Grantland’s network
  • Where Brian gets his motivation as an artist
  • How he prepares for his podcast
  • The parallels between researching films like Rounders, podcasting and creating documentaries
  • How his ESPN “30 for 30″ documentary on Jimmy Connors came to be
  • The process in creating his popular “Six Second Screenwriting Tips” Vine series
  • How he has never calculated his work and how he uses social media


  • Brian on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/briankoppelman
  • Brian on Vine:  https://vine.co/briankoppelman
  • Brian’s website:  http://briankoppelman.com
  • He recommends you watch his film Solitary Man: http://www.solitarymanmovie.com

Subscribe on iTunes:  http://bit.ly/InflTune

Bernie Su: The Creative Process Behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, & Frankenstein MD

Bernie Su chatted with Ryan about writing, filmmaking and entrepreneurship. Bernie details the journey of adapting Pride and Prejudice, and creating The Lizzie Bennet Diaries for the online world.   Bernie and Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers are the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and Bernie shares the story of how they adapted Jane Austin’s famous book, for the modern digital day. His interactive series went onto win a PrimeTime Emmy and was the first ever YouTube Channel to receive such an amazing distinction.

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He also explains what it was like launching their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for the DVD distribution, and the follow-up online series:  Emma Approved. Bernie and his team at Pemberly Digital currently working with PBS Digital on Frankenstein MD, a modern adaptation of Frankenstein for the digital age. Ryan asked Bernie to be on the show to talk about building properties like Lizzie Bennet on multiple platforms and taking risks as a creator. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries started as a web series, then became a DVD, and is currently a book “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet.” Bernie shares his refreshing perspective that is guided by the philosophy: “If you want to win big, you have to bet big.”

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How important it is to take a risk, to succeed in business
  • How creators need to embrace their entrepreneurship at a young age
  • The power of YouTube, Kickstarter, and online fans
  • The story of how The Lizzie Bennet Diaries came to be
  • The background of Frankenstein MD and Emma Approved
  • How the Kickstarter project for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries took-off quickly


Harrison Barnes: Golden State Warriors basketball, technology & social media fans

Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is one of the more tech savvy athletes in the NBA, and sports. Harrison tells Ryan about how he embraced the technology community upon getting drafted by the NBA’s Warriors as the 7th Pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. When he moved to the San Francisco Bay area, Harrison met with executives at Facebook, Google and Yahoo!, wanting to learn as much as possible about the tech community.

Harrison grew-up in Ames, IA. and Ryan grew-up in Des Moines, IA. They had a lot to discuss about The Hawkeye State. Harrison details his journey from Ames, IA to University of North Carolina to the Warriors, and how he interacts with those fan communities online. Harrison is a forward-thinking and modern athlete who embraces technology and with the swipe of his fingers, he can reach his fans across the globe.


Harrison also recounts stories about how he chats with his fans via social media and describes his P.O. Box, where fans can send him items to be autographed. Harrison and Ryan also talk hypothetically what would it be like if Michael Jordan had Twitter back in the day, and how much a Tweet from Jordan would mean to a fan.

In this episode you’ll learn:

What it’s like playing for the Golden St. Warriors
How athletes are interacting with fans over technology
How NBA players like Harrison Barnes embrace the entrepreneurial tech community
How Michael Jordan may use Twitter
How to reach fans as an athlete
How to creatively interact with your fans online.

Follow Harrison and the Warriors:
Harrison Barnes on Twitter: twitter.com/hbarnes
Harrison Barnes on Instagram: instagram.com/hbarnes
The Golden Sate Warriors on Twitter: twitter.com/warriors
The Golden State Warriors on Instagram: instagram.com/warriors/
Ryan Williams on Twitter: twitter.com/ryanjwill

Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting

Ty Hildenbrandt, host of the college football podcast The Solid Verbal, chats with Ryan on the show.  The Solid Verbal is an independent, bi-weekly college football podcast hosted by Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Ty joined Ryan remotely from his studio in in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The show is a 7 year old podcast, and pioneering in the podcasting world. It’s one of the most popular independently produced podcast on the web.

Ryan and Ty spend the first few minutes re-living Ty and and Dan’s infamous conversation with football coach Houston Nutt.  Ty also describes the process of hosting a bi-weekly show, and getting through the “tire fire” of college football Saturdays, to produce their shows.

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Ty details how The Solid Verbal broke into the sports media world, gaining the respect from journalists to fan sites to fans.  He also dives into how the show was previously was part of Bill Simmons’ Grantland Network.

Ty and Dan have developed a strong online community and also have a phone number for fans to call during the games on Saturdays. Ryan left a call on the hotline this weekend, when he was in Nashville for the Vanderbilt/Ole Miss game.  They also talk about Derek Mason + Vanderbilt football at the end.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the Solid Verbal launched
  • How to create and produce your own podcast
  • How to pursue a passion project while keeping your day job
  • How Solid Verbal partnered with Bill Simmons’ Grantland network
  • How to grow a tone of voice for your podcast
  • How to start slow and grow your audience
  • How to involve your community into your show

Solid Verbal website:  http://www.solidverbal.com/

iTunes: bit.ly/18ss0mf 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/solidverbal

Ty on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TyHildenbrandt

Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanRubenstein

Reverb hotline: 408-VERBAL1

Brenden Mulligan from Cluster & Tripcast: Building Products, Networking and Mentoring

Brenden spoke with Ryan about his entrepreneurial career, starting in Chicago, where he built the website Artist Data after graduating college. He shares the story about its acquisition and his ultimate move to the bay area.  He also speaks about about becoming a mentor with 500 Start-ups, what inspires his writing for TechCrunch, & how he built his network early on.  Brenden has built many projects such as:  Photofile, Webbygram, and Morning Picks, and OneSheet.

Both Ryan and Brenden attended Vanderbilt University. #AnchorDown

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The inspiration behind the photo-sharing start-up Cluster
  • How working at Vanderbilt’s Rites of Spring, helped Brenden’s career
  • How creating fun passion projects can turn into full-time jobs
  • How to have meaningful conversations while networking
  • How important mentoring is in the start-up community
  • How to add value to your network and friends
  • How Brenden is re-thinking how we share photos and interact with our friends online
  • Much more…..

Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)

Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)

Ryan chatted with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew Venture Capital, during Ryans’ recent trip to San Francisco. Homebrew is a seed stage investment firm, that focuses on the “Bottom-Up Economy.” Hunter calls his company a start-up, and instead of "writing code," he is "writing checks" to help founders build companies.
Hunter previously lead consumer product management at YouTube (Google). Hunter and Ryan discussed what it was like working at YouTube very early on in the company's history. They each talk about their love for platforms “that bet on people. And that give people the tools to create where their efforts can turn into dollars.”

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When reflecting on his time at YouTube, Hunter said with YouTube: “You can build a TV-sized audience without having to ask for approval from anybody wearing a suit. There are no gatekeepers. It doesn’t mean that everyone succeeds to the same success, for there’s near equal access for everybody.”

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Ryan also asked Hunter about his blog, and how that effects deal flow (Thanks for the listener Edward for that question). Hunter says blogging does help his investment business, although he doesn't know to what extent. He also believes in paying it forward and that it's important to be accessible to entrepreneurs via the blog/Twitter.

Finally Hunter talked specifically what types of investments he likes to make. Hunter details how his investment philosophy was shaped by working on Google Adsense and while at YouTube. Getting down into a few of his investments, Hunter dives into his portfolio companies: Shyp and TheSkimm. He discusses why he bet on them and what types of companies he is looking for.

Hunter and Homebrew's info:

Homebrew’s website: www.homebrew.com

Hunter’s blog: www.hunterwalk.com

Hunter on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hunterwalk

Hombrew on Twitter: twitter.com/homebrew

Homebrew’s investments discussed:

The Skimm: Daily email newsletter that gives you what you need to know to start your day: www.theskimm.com

Shyp: Enabling users to simplify the process of shipping items basically anywhere in the world. www.shyp.com

Simple Ways to Give Back and Live a More Meaningful Life with Sloane Davidson

Sloane Davidson, is the founder of The Cuasemopolitan, and she chatted with Ryan about her journey as a social entrepreneur and her “giving philosophy” for life. Sloane is also the author the Giving Manifesto, and has pioneered the category of “Cause-Filled Living.” She is the real deal, and through her writing, helps people find more meaning in their business relationships and friendships.

One of her most memorable quotes from the podcast was: “The things I have done and not gotten paid for, have by far impacted me the most and made me feel alive. They have brought me the greatest connections and opportunities.” Sloane and Ryan discuss how working on passion projects, or pursuing work outside of your day-job, often leads you to more satisfaction and can shape your career in un-imaginable ways.

Sloane was named a top influencer at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative and "Top Woman to Follow" on Twitter by Forbes. he has also raised more than $1.5 million dollars for nonprofits, including creating the Gulf Coast Benefit, an effort to support Gulf Coast communities after the BP oil spill.

Subscribe to The Causemopolitan:

Giving Manifesto: - Listen to the episode for a discount code for a free copy!


Sloane’s website:

Sloane on Twitter:

Learn from her email newsletter successes: us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2822bb515…d=de7d1607f7

Barbara Dunkelman: Managing Rooster Teeth’s Community (RWBY, RTX, Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue)

This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth. She and Gus Sorola are Co-Directors of the RTX Event, a fan and industry gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. The Event in 2014, featured over 30,000 attendees. Barbara chats about what it’s like interacting with Rooster teeth’s impassioned fans both online at RTX.

Barbara tells Ryan what she’s learned working for Burnie Burns and the story about she found herself working at Rooster Teeth, after growing up a fan of the series Red vs. Blue in Canada. She also talks about what it’s like voicing the character Yang in the Rooster Teeth anime-series RWBY, and gives Ryan pointers on what makes a good pun. Finally, they discuss Lazer Team, the recent IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, where Rooster Teeth shattered film crowdfunding records by raising over $2.4 Million dollars.

Listen to Ryan’s podcast with Guest Burnie Burns, Founder of Rooster Teeth: http://bit.ly/1fF7LFJ

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Follow Barbara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdunkelman

Find Barbara on the Rooster Teeth site:http://www.roosterteeth.com/barbara

Learn more about the RTX Event: http://rtxevent.com/home.php

Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lazer-team-by-rooster-teeth

Watch Episode 1 of RWBY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sGiE10zNQM

Barbara in the Daily Dot Ryan referenced:


In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What makes a good community manager
  • How to create a community of lifetime fans
  • How Barbara Dunkelman got started at Rooster Teeth
  • What makes the RTX Event special
  • What is the anime series RWBY
  • What is the machinima series Red vs. Blue
  • What it’s like working at Rooster Teeth

The Podcast Download with Michael Wolf (Next Market Podcast Host)

This week Ryan chatted with Michael Wolf, host of The Next Market Podcast. Michael and Ryan discuss the art and science of podcasting.  He’s somewhat of a podcast historian (even though the industry is very young), and Michael started podcasting in 2006.  He is also a writer and researcher, who has written for GigaOm, CNN, New York Times, Forbes.

Michael shares insights into how to start a podcast, and they chat about the Mt. Rushmore of podcast hosts.  Michael talks about some of his favorite podcasters like Bill Simmons, Roman Mars, Ira Glass, The Accidental Tech Podcast (Marc Ament), and Adam Corolla – and what makes them so good.

Michael’s start-up podcast network: Technology.fm, which is a collective of tech/media podcasts to help listeners discover great technology shows.   His new podcast is:  Smart Home Show, where talks about home technology (think Nest and Dropcam).

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Michael’s podcast:  The Next Market Podcast, features “conversations with technology and media makers. Topics include digital publishing, web, investing, podcasting, crowdfunding and pretty much anything else on the frontiers of tech innovation.” 

 If you want to check-out his Next Market Show (which you should), The Next Market Podcast:http://www.technology.fm/nextmarketpodcast/


Michael on Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelwolf/

Smart Home Show:  http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How to start podcasting
  • How to book guests on a podcast
  • How to build a podcast business
  • Who is on the Mt. Rushmore of podcasting
  • The reasons for starting a podcast
  • What podcasts to listen to, to learn how to podcast
  • The ROI of podcasting
  • What is Technology FM
  • What’s the Next Market Podcast

Michael Goldfine: Online Film Collaboration (Producer of Camp Takota)

Ryan spoke with Michael Goldfine, producer of the ultra-successful film, Camp Takota. The summer camp comedy movie, Camp Takota stars YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart. The film was distributed exclusively online, and turned a profit within four days of its release. It is an online film juggernaut based on the passion of their Takota Nation fan base.

Michael’s company Rockstream Studios, produced the film, where it was #3 on the indie film iTunes charts, behind major studio films like Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave. Ryan and Michael talked about the dilemma that every person creating in media faces: Do I go traditional or exclusively digital? He elected for digital only, and the film was a massive success – without any initial mainstream attention. It was independently financed, distributed, and marketed.In this episode you’ll learn:

· The benefits of releasing your movie, book, music album exclusively on digital platforms.

· How to persist in business when you keep talking to people who say “no, no, no”

· How to launch a film or idea, without mainstream press

· How to create your ideas in film, and break into the film industry

· How to create a new business and distribution model for your passion projects

Website: camptakota.com

Tumblr: camptakotathemovie.tumblr.com

Twitter: twitter.com/CampTakota