Reality Check!

In June of 2017, Third Coast hosted a frank discussion about what it takes to make it in today’s podcast landscape, featuring: Jenna Weiss-Berman (Pineapple Street Media), Alex Blumberg (Gimlet Media), N’Jeri Eaton (NPR) and Julie Shapiro (Radiotopia).

In June of 2017, Third Coast hosted a frank discussion about what it takes to make it in today’s podcast landscape, featuring: Jenna Weiss-Berman (Pineapple Street Media), Alex Blumberg (Gimlet Media), N’Jeri Eaton (NPR) and Julie Shapiro (Radiotopia).

The program, at the Bell House in Brooklyn, was hosted by Third Coast’s Johanna Zorn, with Nick Quah of Hotpod keeping the panel honest.

We asked the following questions and more: What makes a successful podcast? How do you market it? What are the benefits of hosting live shows? When and how do you join a podcast network? What new innovations are on the horizon?


Featuring

Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro (@jatomic) is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts.

Alex Blumberg

Alex Blumberg (@abexlumberg) is an award-winning journalist and cofounder/CEO of Gimlet Media, a media company focused on narrative podcasts.

N'Jeri Eaton

N'Jeri Eaton (@njerieaton) is the Senior Manager of Programming Acquisitions at National Public Radio (NPR) where she is charged with sourcing new content, partnerships and talent.