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School of Podcasting - Plan, Launch, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast

Jun 21, 2021

Today I am blessed to interview the man who helped invent podcasting. Many people know him from his time as a VJ on MTV but there is so much more to Adam than his leather jacket and golden locks of hair.

  • Born in Va but moved to the Netherlands when he was 7. He built his first transistor radio when he was 15, and by 16 was a station announcer for a hospital. He later worked on Dutch Pirate Radio, and Radio Decibel in Amsterdam.
  • He's also worked part-time in a computer store where he built his own modem.
  • Yes, he was on MTV as a DJ from 1987-1994.
  • Seeing the power of the Internet he started OnRamp which turned into Think New Ideas. 1996 Adam Curry served as CTO of Think New Ideas. He built websites for Budweiser, bud light, and put together the first Live Stream of the Grammys. (the sponsor was one of the first digital cameras).
  • Podshow (a podcast network, later renamed Mevio) was launched 2004 to 2014. It focused on selling ads for a cast of podcasters.
  • In 2005  hosted a show on Sirius Satelite Radio that spotlighted podcasts.
  • In 2007 he launched the No Agenda Show with John C Divorak which uses the value for value model.

He's part pirate, part broadcaster, part nerd, and part businessman, he's the Podfather, and today we are talking podcasting 2.0

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Topics Covered With Adam:

The problem with podcasting networks ( 7:20)

The history of the No Agenda Show (14:50)

What is Podcasting 2.0 and how to get started (27:05)

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