The Podertainment Podcast Magazine Writers

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When I decided to create a podcasting magazine, I stopped and thought about who I would ask to join me on this project. I wanted to create a magazine that was a tool. A magazine that could really teach. I had seen print magazines for podcasting in the past, and they had always been more for the listener, instead of the podcaster.

I decided to reach out to some of the friends that I had made from podcasting since 2004. I was amazed by all the positive response. I think they liked the idea of what I wanted to create, and wanted to be a part of it. Let me introduce them to you.

The people involved in the production of Podertainment listed in alphabetical order.

franksDan Franks – The Business Of Podcasting
Dan Is the co-host of the Entrepreneur Showdown Podcast where, along with Joe Cassandra, each week he discusses and debates hot topics from the startup and entrepreneurial world. Then in the “Main Event” he welcomes on big name and successful entrepreneurs to join the conversation in a unique interview format unlike any other.

Dan is in a new kid on the block when it comes to podcast hosting, but he has been listening to podcasts for over five years, and been running online businesses for even longer. Dan began his first online consulting business at the age of 12, and has been pursuing online ventures ever since.

Dan graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Accounting in 2008, and he currently works as a full time CPA specializing in tax compliance and consulting for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

cochrane Todd Cochrane – Trends & Insights From An Insiders View
Todd has been executive producer of Geek News Central, an audio and video tech show, the past nine years. Cochrane is also the co-host of the New Media Show and is the founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network. In 2005, Cochrane wrote “Podcasting the Do it Yourself Guide,” the first book on podcasting. Cochrane is the CEO of RawVoice, representing 17,000 media creators and podcast networks. RawVoice provides podcast data analytics, media hosting and advertising opportunities.

Cochrane lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is married to Shoko Higa Cochrane. They have four children.

Greenlee Rob Greenlee – Podcasting Trends and Distribution Platforms
Rob is the Executive Vice President and CTO for Courtside Entertainment Group (PodcastOne.com) based in Beverly Hills, California. Formerly, he spent 7 years managing the platform, content catalog, feature programming and content provider relations for the Podcasts service on Windows Phone and Xbox Music + Video hubs for Microsoft. Rob also co-hosts “The New Media Show” that streams live on YouTube at 9am PST every Saturday and can be watched and heard as an video and audio podcast at the NewMediaShow.com. He founded and hosted the WebTalk World Radio Show from 1999-2006. WebTalk Radio was nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio show, webcast and podcast. WebTalk was the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting on September 14, 2004.

BrianBrian Ibbott – Covering the Bases
Brian has been producing the Coverville cover song-themed podcast since 2004, and co-hosting FilmSack and The Morning Stream since 2008 and 2011, respectively. Coverville has received three Podcast Awards for Best Music Program, and has been featured in media outlets like Wired, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Brian was one of the first podcasters to work with the music licensing agencies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to help secure royalties for songwriters whose music is played in podcasts, and continues to work with them to this day to help independent artists get podcast exposure for their music.

Brian lives in beautiful Arvada, Colorado, with his wife Tina and son Tristan.

Jackson Dave Jackson – Ask The Podcast Coach
Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.

Dave lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife and family. When Dave isn’t podcasting, wait… Dave is always podcasting.

Jessica Jessica Kupferman – T
Jessica is an online business consultant who helps small business owners and solopreneurs find their voice, create irresistible  online products and services and design their business by their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady entrepreneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women. Check out LadyBusiness.biz for recent episodes as well as freebies, featured articles and more.

Daniel Daniel J. Lewis – Improving your podcast
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their passions and succeeding in business. Daniel creates training resources and podcasting tools; offers one-on-one consulting; designs websites; speaks on design, social media, and podcasting; and Daniel hosts a network of award-nominated shows covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time.

Powers Jeffrey Powers – Outside the Podcast Box
7 years Podcasting & videocasting, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey interviewed industry professionals: Scott Monty, Leo Laporte, Chris Brogan, Steve Wozniak, Jeri Ellsworth, and more. Jeffrey has spoken to local and national audiences on creating online content and Social Media.

Jeffrey Powers twitter – @geekazineGeekazine FacebookGeekazine Google+

Kien Kien Tran – Podcast Product Reviews
Ken is the studio engineer for GeekBeat.TV. Kien has helped GeekBeat.TV transition from a tiny bedroom to a fully equipped production studio while being the go to guy for reviewing all the latest production gear for the team.


Walch Rob Walch – The 411 On Podcasting
Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” – Que 2006. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”. He has consulted on podcasting for Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few. 

Rob started podcasting in 2004, and is the host of the award winning podCast411 podcast. Additionally Rob is host of Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast – The first and largest podcast about the iPhone.

Since 2004 Rob has presented at over 100 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media. He is also a regular guest Lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Journalism.

In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton.

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Interested In Writing for Podertainment?

pod_guest_writer128 Podertainment welcomes ideas for original editorial content from guest writers. If you’re interested to writing for the Podertainment, follow the six easy steps below.

Step 1: Determine which view of a topic is right for you:
From a podcasters point of view, or from a listeners point of view.

Step 2: Make sure you read our editorial guidelines:
Each post needs to be 100% original and cannot have been published on other websites or print publications. writers should fully disclose any and all past and present commercial relationships to companies and people mentioned in their articles. Articles can not have links to promote your websites, blogs, or anything else. You can use your bio as a place for that.

Podertainment retains exclusivity of the post for 30 days after it is published. After that, writers can repost on their personal blogs with attribution to the original post. Writers should obtain Podertainment consent before reposting the content on a third-party site.

Each post will be edited and copy edited by Podertainment. Edits may be made to adhere with Podertainment style guidelines. We may also edit your post for length.

Podertainment DOES NOT accept articles are are promotions for a product, website, or company. In other words stories that are infomercials will not be accepted.

Your submission is subject to review by Podertainment editorial staff and does not guarantee automatic publication in Podertainment. By submitting your post to Podertainment, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to Podertainment editorial guidelines and grant permission for a Podertainment editor to edit your post.

Step 3: Craft your article:
Most of our Articles are about 500 to 700 words long. The most successful articles have a light and breezy tone, but make their points quickly.

Include a short bio — between 35 to 45 words — at the bottom of the post. Your name, your organization and a recent accomplishment or two are great things to include. We’re happy to link to your website, Amazon book page or Facebook or Twitter account if you like. Just be sure to include all the necessary URLs when you turn in your post.

Step 4: E-mail your article to Podertainment:
Send it to GaryLeland@gmail.com

Keep in mind that due to the volume of e-mails received, it may take up to a week for you to receive a response.

Step 5: Promote and engage:
Look for the Podertainment to promote your content using a variety of social networks and e-mail newsletters, but also feel free to promote Podertainment with your own network for maximum exposure. Your editor will coordinate a specific publication date with you.

Step 6: Add Podertainment writers seal to you site:
It is not mandatory that you add Podertainment writers seal, but is is a great way to let people know that you are involved in the Podcast Community, and have something to say.

Guest writers that send in more than one great story may be asked to become a featured Writer, and submit stories on a monthly basis.

Podertainment Magazine

cover768-1004-229x300Podertainment magazine is here.

I discovered the world of podcasting back in 2004, and have truly loved it. I am not one hundred percent sure, but I believe I was probably one of the first hundred podcasters on the planet. Recently while at a Social Media event in Las Vegas someone addressed me as a podcasting pioneer. While it was meant as a compliment, it made me laugh deep down inside. I don’t think I qualify as a pioneer at anything.

Podcasting has been very good to me. Due to podcasting my business is stronger, my friends have increased, and my life in general is better. I know those statements may sound crazy, but they are 100% true. Podcasting has defiantly changed my life for the better.

As you may know I publish a magazine for the sport of Fastpitch Softball. I have been publishing The Fastpitch Softball Magazine for eighteen months now. The feedback has been fantastic.

Since there is not a magazine for podcasting at this time, I decided to start a podcast magazine. I have down all the basics of publishing an online magazine so why not give it a try.

The name of my podcast magazine is Podertainment. In case you are wondering, you take the words pod, and entertainment. Then you put them together to form the word Podertainment.

The first thing I did was contact some friends from the podcasting world. The question was simple, would you help me create a new magazine for podcasting, by being a writer? Yes, yes, and yes was the reply I heard over, and over.

Now, I have one of the strongest line ups of podcast educators in the world that will be writing for Podertainment. The list of writers consists of the following people:

Dan Franks from The Entrepreneur Showdown Podcast
Todd Cochrane From Geek News Central
Rob Greenlee The New Media Show
Brian Ibbott from Coverville
Dave Jackson The School of Podcasting
Daniel J. Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast
Kien Tran from Geek Beat TV
Rob Walch from Podcast 411

While this is the starting list, I know it will grow over time. I will also be looking for guest writers for every issue. Cynthia Sanchez from Oh So Pinteresting was a guest writer in the first issue.subscribe

Podertainment will have 12 issues a year, and new issues will come out around the middle of every month. The March fifteenth issue is already out.

A subscription to Podertainment only cost $12.99 a year. That is less than one cup of coffee per month. This magazine contains a ton of great information for such a small amount of money.

Podertainment is available in the iTunes Store at the moment, available for iPads, iPhones, and iPods. I will add it to The Android store in the very near future, and sometime down the road I will create a version for Amazon Kindle devices.

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Issue 2 Of Podertainment Magazine

The second issue of Podertainment, the podcast magazine is now available in iTunes.

This is the April 15th issue, and is full of great information for anyone looking to start a podcast. It is also a great magazine for anyone that is presently podcasting, and just wants to learn more about it.

This month we have two great exclusive videos for you. The first video is a clinic filmed at the New Media Expo given by Rob Walch of Podcast 411 and Today In IOS. His clinic is Podcasting 100% from an iPhone, or iPad.

The second exclusive video is an interview with New York Times best selling author Scott Sigler. Scott was the first author to give away his books as free podcasts back in 2005. If you like science fiction you will love his podcasts.

Of course all our regulars are back. We start off with Kien Tran’s “Create an iOS Recording Studio with Apogee’s ONE”.

Then Brian Ibbott gives us information on Patreon in “The Crowdfunding Cure for the Common Podcaster”. This is a great new service really need to know about.

Next up is Daniel J. Lewis with his article “Why Your Episode Titles Matter And How To Make Them Better”.

On Ask The Podcast Coach, David Jackson talks about “How to Get the Redirecting Power Of Feedburner Without Using Feedburner.com”.

Rob Walch gives us “Rethinking Some Conventional Wisdom about Podcasting” in this month 411 On Podcasting.

Todd Cochrane is back with his column Trends and Insights. This month he has “Unique Listeners More Important Than You Think!”.

Also returning is Rob Greenlee with his great article “How On-Demand Audio Will Make Money In The Future”.

This month we have two new writers join the Podertainment Team. First up is Jeffrey Powers with his first article “Bring YouTube Into Your Podcast And Make Money Doing It”.

And last, but defiantly not least is Jessica Kufferman with her first article “Three No-Brainer Ways To Make Money Podcasting”.

You get all this, and more in the April Issue of Podertainment Magazine. Be sure and subscribe on iTunes. At only $12.99 a year this is cheaper than a cup of coffee every month.

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Issue One Of Podertainment Magazine

I am excited to announce the March 15th issue which is the First Issue of Podertainment. Podertainment, the podcast magazine is now available in iTunes.

This is the March 15th issue, and is the start of many great issues to come. I know you are going to enjoy the great line up of contributors involved.

I have two great videos for you this month. The first is a podcasting session from Clift Ravenscraft aka The Podcast Answerman. He gave this session at New Media Expo earlier this year in Vegas. The second is an interview with Brian Ibbott from the award winning podcast, Coverville.

This edition start off with the article “Are Podcasting Expenses Tax Deductible” by Dan Franks.

Then we have Pinterest expert Cynthia Sanchez as a guest columnist with her article “Is You Show Missing Out?”

Todd Cochrane’s article “I Love Statistics” is a great read. I enjoyed this one very much. It has some great information for you.

Rob Greenlee’s “2014 And Beyond” is a great start for his column Podcasting Trends.

“Three Ways You May Be Hurting Your Podcast” by award winning podcaster Daniel J. Lewis is next.

Award wining podcaster Brian Ibbott comes up with a great article “Enhanced Podcasts: Giving Your Listeners A Break”.

I love the title of Dave Jackson article “Goldilocks and The Three Podcasters”. Followed up by Jennifer Navarrette, and her Podcasting On The Go article “Just Start”.

Kien Tran reviews The Blue Spark Digital, and We end up this months line up with Rob Walch and his article “Why You Need You Own Smart Phone App”.

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