Chris Lilja – Isanberg Podcast Season 01 Episode 08

On this episode of the “Isanberg” podcast, host Ian Isanberg interviews Chris Lilja, who works in digital marketing and graphic design.  Chris talks about his prior experience in retail, his social media usage and a bit about the pronunciation of his name.

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Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

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iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
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Antoine Airoldi – Isanberg Podcast Season 01 Episode 07

On this episode, Ian Isanberg’s guest is copywriter Antoine Airoldi, who at the time of the show, was preparing to graduate from college.  This joint interview also was released as an episode of the YouTube video blog “The Antione Airoldi Show”

Ian and Antoine talk about what got them to this point, career ambitions and what led them to starting their own shows.

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Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

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iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Paul Kerzner – Isanberg Podcast Season 01 Episode 06

On this week’s episode of your favorite podcast Isanberg, Ian Isanberg speaks with Paul Kerzner, host of the “Are You Being Present?” podcast and an acupuncturist in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Paul talks about the importance of being present, and shares how he makes his show happen.

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Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

Also:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Steven Santos @thatrealsteven – Isanberg Season 01 Episode 05

On this episode of your favorite podcast Isanberg, host Ian Isanberg speaks with Steven Santos, an editor based in the LA area about how he got into video production and the work he’s done with the videos of Taylor Clark, a caller into Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Ask Gary Vee Show”, on her #30daygaryveechallenge.

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Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

Also:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Anthony Smith – Isanberg Season 01 Episode 04

On this episode of Isanberg, Ian speaks with Anthony Smith, a man who lost 62 pounds as he has reinvented his health and his life through a change in diet and becoming a runner.

Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

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iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Twenty One Questions for Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg for His “Audio AMA”

Gimlet Media

On the April 21, 2017 episode of the Gimlet Media podcast “Startup“, the company’s founder Alex Blumberg announced a phone number where he will be accepting questions from the audience.

While I’m sure that 99% of the questions will be asked about the elephant in the room, I decided to come up with a list of questions not about that certain mystery that I’d like to see Alex Blumberg answer.

Gimlet’s since retired “Circle G” logo
1. Why did Gimlet drop the “Circle G” logo when it changed the artwork for all of their shows? It seemed like if AT&T dropped the globe or if NBC got rid of the peacock.
2. Why did Adam Davidson leave “Surprisingly Awesome“?
3. Is it safe to say that Adam McKay left “Surprisingly Awesome” because he’s generally too busy in his day job as a major Hollywood film director?
4. Are the doors open for Adam and Adam to return for (an) eventual “Surprisingly Awesome” reunion show(s)?
5. Is “Homecoming“, which features name actors like Catherine Keener, David Schwimmer and Oscar Isaac more expensive to produce than shows that involve travel like “Heavyweight”?
6. Why did Gimlet choose not to interrupt the episodes of “Homecoming” with commercials, instead opting for a cable TV-like “aftershow” with a sponsor?
7. Why do you mention the musicians that perform your shows’ theme music (particularly songs from established bands like Vulfpeck and The Weakerthans on “Heavyweight” and “Open For Business“) but not the titles of the songs?
8. Why was Nazanin Rafsanjani‘s marriage to Alex Blumberg not mentioned in her episode of “Twice Removed“?  She was introduced as an employee of Gimlet but not as the wife of the CEO.
9. How come “Startup” has not, up to this point, addressed any criticism that Gimlet and its shows have received during its shows?
10. Has Gimlet considered releasing its show pilots Amazon-style, to get listener feedback before committing to making them into series?
11. Why don’t any of your shows have a sponsor synonymous to it like how “Serial” has MailChimp and “Talk is Jericho” has DDP Yoga?
12. Why did Gimlet, who discussed why they turned down a branded podcast from the Department of Defense decide to allow Goldman Sachs, another very controversial organization, as a sponsor?
13. What lessons have Alex Blumberg and Gimlet learned from viewing the launch of “Serial”, particularly it’s second season which was not as successful as the first?
14. Why does Gimlet feel more comfortable with cancelling shows, after the short runs of “Sampler” and “Undone”?
15. Is “Startup” essentially three different shows now, with the styles of seasons 1 (focus on Gimlet), 2 (focus on one company other than Gimlet) and 3 (focus on multiple companies) showing up during various times of the year?
16. Is Gimlet open to being acquired by a larger company or merging with other companies?
17. How does someone with no experience in podcasting/producing/audio production get a job at Gimlet?  Should they intern, make their own podcasts or other things?
18. What production equipment and editing programs does Gimlet use?
19. Has Gimlet, who uses gimletmedia.com for their domain, attempted to buy gimlet.com, owned by a cybersquatter?  How much are they asking for?
20. Did Alex Blumberg know Zack Braff before he made “Startup” into a sitcom pilot for ABC?
21. How did hotmoms.gov get their name?

Jason Feifer – Isanberg Season 01 Episode 03

On this episode of Your Favorite Podcast, Ian Isanberg talks to Jason Feifer, Editor In Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the “Pessimists Archive” podcast.  He talks about his career and the constant embrace of new technology to improve his storytelling.

Jason Feifer can be found at @heyfeifer on Twitter and at jasonfeifer.com.
Pessimists Archive can be found at pessimists.co and wherever you listen to podcasts, while wearing headphones when you cross the street.

Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

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iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Rob Schmidt AKA Cookie Monster Podcast

On this episode of Your Favorite Podcast “Isanberg”, Ian speaks with Capitol Theatre super fan Rob Schmidt.  He talks about how Cookie Monster became part of his identity, the story of how he took home Marco Benevento’s keyboard from a Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show, and advice on how to make the Beacon Theater a better venue.

Rob Schmidt can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rohbehrs/

Mini Cookie Monster can be followed at https://www.instagram.com/minicookiem/.

Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

Also:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Rob Schmidt AKA Cookie Monster – Isanberg Season 01 Episode 02

On this episode of Your Favorite Podcast “Isanberg”, Ian speaks with Capitol Theatre super fan Rob Schmidt.  He talks about how Cookie Monster became part of his identity, the story of how he took home Marco Benevento’s keyboard from a Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show, and advice on how to make the Beacon Theater a better venue.

Rob Schmidt can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rohbehrs/

Mini Cookie Monster can be followed at https://www.instagram.com/minicookiem/.

Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

Also:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/

Comedian Vincent James – Isanberg Season 01 Episode 01

On this episode of “Isanberg”, Ian Isanberg interviews Comedian Vincent James.  He talks about his upbringing in Port Chester, NY, his comedy career and his upcoming gig as a first time father.

You can check out his website at vincentjamescomedy.com and his Facebook at facebook.com/ComedianVincentJames.

Isanberg can be found at www.yourfavoritepodcast.com

Also:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1221453066
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/…
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/isanberg
TuneIn – http://tunein.com/radio/Isanberg-p982188/