Podcast Marketing: How to Gain Listeners

Podcast Marketing: How to Gain Listeners

podcast marketingCongratulations! You’re a podcaster! Aside from your family and friends, though, does anyone else know it? After “how do I become a podcaster,” the second most commonly asked question I see is “how do I get listeners?” So, how do you get listeners? How do you take a niche podcast like mine, It’s About Time, and get over 600% subscriber growth after just 5 episodes? Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.

Nason Medical Center commercial

This is the Nason Medical Center commercial in which I had to pretend to be a concerned husband. Oh, if only we had the audio recordings from that session.

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Satellite Fitness Parody

Satellite Fitness Parody

satellite fitness parodyNothing says fitness like free junk food and, in this parody commercial, Satellite Fitness provides the best in lunk food. Originally written by Steve for The Cardinal James Show.

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
So You Want to Become a Podcaster

So You Want to Become a Podcaster

podcast microphoneAccording to Edison Research, podcast listenership is at an all-time high. As a podcaster for over 2 years, I personally have seen a huge influx of people interested in starting their own podcast. Some want to be the next Mark Maron or Adam Carolla. Others see Welcome to Night Vale’s success with a glint of envy in their eye. Mmmm. Ahem. Sorry, where was I? Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Don’t Be the Pennsylvania Poker

Don’t Be the Pennsylvania Poker

facebook creeping catMaybe the effects of Halloween haven’t completely worn off, but I still seem to be stuck on the topic of creepiness. Today’s subtopic? Facebook creeping.

Guys – if you’re sending Pokes to strangers on Facebook just because you think their profile picture is attractive, you’re being creepy. And if we’re going to give it the Brad test – yes it’s still creepy if your profile picture looks like Brad Pitt – because no one is going to believe that is you. Even if it is you. Sorry Brad, guess you’re stuck with Angelina. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Introduction to Podcasts

Introduction to Podcasts

person listening to podcastIntroduction
I sat down to write an article on becoming a podcaster – what you need to know if you’re just starting out. Before my text editor had finished launching, though, I realized that some of my friends out there may still be wondering what the heck a podcast is and how do you listen to one. This article, therefore, is for youz, uh, you. Sorry, I’m from New England. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
We Can’t All Be Brad

We Can’t All Be Brad

creepy guy with cameraI tend to enjoy the articles by Dr NerdLove, as they speak to men about relationship topics in a straightforward manner. In his recent article about creeper moves and Brad Pitt, however, I think he lost his way.

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper's Best Local Podcast. He's also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.

Karmic Lessons from Yoga Class

Note to self or Karmic lessons for the day: 1. Ordering drinks called “Devils Lips” at the monthly Dirty Old Mens Club Benevolent Association dinner is GOING to bite you in the ass at a 9:30 am yoga class taught by the studio owner (duh). 2. Apparently, the Sacroiliac joint, which I don’t recall ever […]

I was born horizontally and vertically challenged with poor eyesight so God gave me beautiful teeth and a sense of humor. I’m trying to give the latter a workout here.