The Wolf Den focuses on starting and growing a new business and interviews others who are influencing the business of new media. Part of the fun is hearing about the behind the scenes building of Earwolf.
Marc Maron is a true pioneer when it comes to new media. He traveled from terrestrial radio through internet television and landed in the podcast world with WTF with Marc Maron. Marc brings the honesty and frankness that he is famous for to The Wolf Den, be it discussing what he sees as the future of podcasting, how his show has become a business or how WTF is the best thing he's ever done. Visit www.wtfpod.com to hear his interviews with Scott Aukerman, The Sklar Brothers, Paul Scheer, and other Earwolf favorites.
The Wolf Den is back with Nick Kroll and Seth Morris. Nick and Seth are two of the most popular Earwolf guests, but fans might not recognize their voices. Seth does the popular character of Bob Ducca, and Nick plays many characters from El Chupacabra to Bobby Bottleservice. They tell us why podcasting is on the up-and-up and what that has meant to their careers. Plus, announcements about job availability and upcoming events in the Earwolf world. If you haven't already, check out Bob Ducca and Bobby Bottleservice on twitter.
Welcome to The Wolf Den, an informational look at Earwolf from the people behind the scenes. In this first episode, we meet Earwolf CEO Jeff, Audio Engineer Doug, and Interns Aaron, Shahruz, and Caroline. Learn how Earwolf came to be, find out what it means to be a member of the Den, and hear questions and stories from Earwolf's biggest fans. We'll be back soon with announcements, requests, and other fun bonus material only available through The Wolf Den.
Very few people get to see the world of podcasting from Christine E. Taylor's view. A journalist and blogger, Christine fell in love with comedy podcasts and is doing a bang-up job of telling the rest of the world. Recorded at Cobb's Comedy Club before Sklarbro Country LIVE (now available through the Earwolf Store), she and Jeff discuss the direction we're headed, and what it's going to take to get there. You can find Christine at her website www.ChristineETaylor.com where there are interviews, reviews, and much more.
Doug Benson was one of the first comics to explore the world of podcasting. While his show has changed networks, formats, and even names, Doug Loves Movies has stayed on the top of the comedy podcasting charts through it all. In this episode of The Wolf Den, he and Jeff discuss getting the attention of advertisers, booking guests, and where the medium is headed. Podcasting fans, as well as creative people of all types, will enjoy hearing how he balances his job as an entertainer and as a businessman.
Our visitor this week is Cole Stratton; a comedian, podcaster, and one of the founders of S.F. Sketchfest. Cole has a unique insight into what it takes to put on a live podcast, and how comedy festivals such as his are adapting to the growth of the medium. He and Jeff discuss the tricky subject of podcast monetization and how social media sites like Twitter can affect a budding show. You can hear Earwolf personalities such as Paul Scheer and The Sklar Brothers on his show Pop My Culture.
So far we've talked about podcast monetization with comedians, producers, journalists, and performers. This week we invite Scott MacDonell to bring his unique voice to the conversation. Scott is the VP of Marketing for www.legalzoom.com and he runs his own podcast, This Week in Marketing. Because of his involvement in both worlds, he can inform us about the pitching and pricing of podcast advertising, understanding a listener base, and how podcasting differs from radio and television.
A major factor in providing entertainment is knowing how it will get to the audience. This week we have Rob Greenlee from Zune Marketplace to talk to us about the impact of podcast aggregation. Rob has seen podcasts die and thrive in his platform and he has expert advice to give to aspiring podcasters. Visit Rob on his blog for more great insight, and leave us a comment on Earwolf telling us how YOU get our podcasts. RSS, iTunes, Zune, directly from our site? We can't wait to hear your answers.
The A.V. Club has long been the online home of early adopters, nerdcore fanboys, and any other pop culture geek you can think of. It is the sister site of the popular (maybe TOO popular) The Onion, and has recently branched out from television and movies to include podcast reviews. Kyle Ryan joins us to discuss how The A.V. Club has grown and how the new weekly feature Podmass figures into the site. If you haven't listened to Eardop yet, there are already several episodes out to get you as excited as Kyle is! Oh, and by the way, we were totally right about Dickie Noles.
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in an Earwolf meeting? This week we decided to record a conversation between the developers, designers, engineers, and other hardworking Earwolves that are planning version two of our website. Learn what you can expect regarding forums, listener submitted content, and more. If you have any questions about the changes, or preferences regarding the ideas discussed, email us as always at email@example.com