Episode 6

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1st Jul 2020

The SquadCast Interview

On this PodOn episode, we chat with Zach Moreno and Rockwell Felder, the cofounders of SquadCast, what started as a small startup and has since become a leader in the podcasting industry. SquadCast is a platform that not only aims to help podcasters become more professional, but also attempts to improve and standardize the whole industry with the data they’ve collected. Join us in this special episode to learn more about how Zach and Rock put their company together, the technical trends of the community and what the future holds for the curious, scrappy podcasters. 

Jump straight into:

(00:55) - Fixing a recurring problem: how SquadCast was born - “It started out much more organically and kind of out of frustration with the state of the art of how to record content remotely.”

(07:07) - From childhood friends to business partners: on Zach’s an Rock’s synchronized mindset — “I have always been captivated by people that had their own thing and were super creative, even though I never saw myself as artistic or creative.”

(12:58) - Building a company from scratch and becoming an active part of the podcasting community — “It’s beyond connecting… you have to contribute, go and speak!”

(22:47) - Company naming lessons with Zach Moreno — “We just never came up with something better, and that is because it’s a good name.”

(39:44) - The headphone dilemma — “It’s not obvious to many podcasters or their guests how headphones impact the quality of their audio.”

(44:07) - Educating the strong community and improving podcasting — “The cool thing about podcasters is not that they podcast, it’s that they have something unique and use podcasting as a vehicle to connect with people.”

(49:22) - Why SquadCast is still solving emerging problems as podcasting gets more complex — “We’re always looking for opportunities to improve the quality of both the experience and the recordings that we’re capturing.”

(51:28) - Zach’s and Rock’s advice for the curious, scrappy podcaster — “If you have a desire to do it, you should just do it. You are going to get a lot better over time.”

Resources

SquadCast

The State of Remote Podcasting Webinar

The Remote Podcast Stats Report

Connect with Zach through LinkedIn

Connect with Rock through LinkedIn

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf. Music by GaryOAKland.

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PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.