Where do you live?
Los Angeles, CA.
How long have you been working for Simplecast?
At the time of this writing: Three months.
If you remember, what was the first podcast you listened to?
This American Life.
What's the last podcast you listened to? Why were you listening to it?
Twin Flames by Wondery. I'm a sucker for an epic tale. This podcast has all the twists and turns of the greatest dramas ever written; it's so addicting!
What's your favorite part of your job at Simplecast?
My favorite aspect of my job is interacting with such a unique group of individuals on a day to day and being able to help others by providing an innovative platform that enables people to express themselves freely to the world!
What's one tip you wish you could give all podcasters?
Keep going; building an audience is tough but remember there are billions of people worldwide, and someone cares about what you have to say!
What blog post/newsletter/youtube video/conference/etc has been the most inspiring or helpful to you?
SXSW Interactive. As a fellow digital creative, I love educating myself on the latest cutting-edge technologies, discovering new interests, and meeting incredible people along the way.
Why did you start working in podcasting?
Well, for as far back as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to do is create, help, and inspire. Whether it's reaching nuances while telling meaningful stories, transforming lives for the better, establishing organic connections, or optimizing people to be their best selves. Seeing the value of my work is what fuels me!
What do you most want to see happen within the podcasting world in the next year?
Improved ad placement. Ads are a new concept for many podcasters unfamiliar with the media industry. Sometimes they're placed incorrectly, which can be a pain for listeners.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were a little kid?
What skill are you thinking about learning in 2023?