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Golden State Media Podcasts Moving to BlogTalkRadio

The Golden State Media podcasting network will be joining BlogTalkRadio. They will bring 20+ shows to the platform to take advantage of BlogTalkRadio’s unique monetization offerings.

Golden State Media CEO, Andrew Tate says, “Combining the GSMC Podcast Network with BlogTalkRadio is the perfect fit to move Golden State Media Concepts into the future of podcast media.”

BlogTalkRadio’s Head of Content Jay “PodVader” Soderberg is excited to welcome Golden State. “They are a prominent voice in the podcasting landscape,” he says.

Golden State will start with 20 shows but has plans to expand their slate as early as the summer of 2017. Soderberg adds “It’s an honor to serve a network as vast as Golden State Media, with podcasts covering a multitude of different niches from sports to pop culture.”

Fans can subscribe to podcasts on the Golden State Media network page or the individual episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or Aha Radio.

 

 

 

About Golden State Media Concepts

The GSMC Podcast Network is the broadcast division of Golden State Media Concepts the Advertising Agency. The GSMC Podcast Network is the home of National Podcasts such as Fantasy Football, Basketball, MMA, Women’s MMA, Football, Soccer, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Technology, Movie, Relationship, Book Review, Sports, and Music.  This network of podcasts was created to inform, educate, and entertain our listeners. Download podcasts to your mobile devices and listen whenever you want:  at home, in the car, or on the go.  Make us part of your daily routine.

About BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio helps podcasters thrive and profit from their content. Founded in 2006, the platform is a holistic toolkit that helps podcasters host, distribute, measure, and monetize their podcasts. Our monetization technologies include a point-and-click ad insertion tool that helps shows of all sizes offer their audio inventory to ad buyers.

BlogTalkRadio, in conjunction with P.I. Media, is proud to present the Curious Minds’ podcast series, ‘Heroes Of Podcasting’

The Heroes Of Podcasting multi-part series on the Curious Minds podcast features interviews with pioneers of podcasting, some of whom have been trail blazing as far back as 2004. Other featured content creators started just a few years ago – yet each one of them will shine a new and unique light on this new and vibrant media. Ran Levi, co-host and producer for the Curious Minds podcast, said “For me, as someone who was involved with podcasting almost from its beginnings, the goal of the series is to give the listeners a sense of how podcasting got to be what it is today, through the personal stories of those who helped shape it.”

Part one, featuring Professor Karlheinz Brandenburg – the inventor of the MP3, is now available at BlogTalkRadio, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and Aha Radio.

 

Among the distinguished guests in the series –

Some of the other topics explored in the series include –

  • Attitudes towards monetization of podcasts in the media’s early days, and the advantages and disadvantages of current monetization strategies.

“Even though they are supposedly non-commercial, if you listen to public broadcasting in the US […] you’ll notice it’s almost indistinguishable from commercial broadcasting in other countries. […] Those are ads. I’m sorry. If companies are giving you money […] – it’s an ad! And it bothers me that they pretend that it’s not an ad.”    Leo Laporte (This Week In Tech, TWIT network)

 “We have a saying, here in America, every kid learns it […] ‘The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!’ My warning to podcasters right now is – ‘The suits are coming, the suits are coming’, and they’re circling the wagons.”    Todd Cochrane (CEO at RawVoice/blubrry)

  • The relationship between Radio – especially Public Radio, commercial podcasts and independent audio creators.

“Third Coast never got media or press. Radio never reported [about us] – there was never any radio about the Third Coast Festival. Very little, over the years. We never understood why it wasn’t seen as important as the Film festivals in the industry.”     Julie Shapiro (Executive Producer at Radiotopia network)

“When we can capture [the car’s market] – FM is doomed.”    Todd Cochrane (CEO at RawVoice/blubrry)

  • The technical challenges of podcasting in the past and present, and more.

“I think that as podcasters, we need to get really good at explaining, at a real basic level, what is a podcast.”     Aaron Mahnke (Lore Podcast)

“To me, podcasting is all about storytelling. You can tell a story whether it’s sports, business, science, health – you name it. It’s all storytelling.”    Jay Soderberg (Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio, former ESPN podcast producer)

About Curious Minds Podcast   (www.cmpod.net)

Curious Minds is a podcast (Radio-On-Demand) about Science, Technology, and History. Each episode brings interesting, entertaining and in-depth stories from a wide range of subjects: from Physics and Astronomy to Medicine, Art and Science Fiction.

Hosts:  Ran Levi (B.Sc. EE) and Kelly O’Laughlin  (Author & Podcaster,  “A Highly Sensitive Person’s Life”)

About P.I.Media Ltd

P.I.Media  was founded in 2015 by Dani Timor (CEO) and Ran Levi (Executive Producer). It produces five podcasts in Hebrew & English for international audiences.

The network’s most successful podcast is Making History, a bi-weekly podcast in Hebrew about Science, Technology and History. Making History has been running from 2007, and reaches 50K-100K listeners per week, making it one of the biggest podcasts in the world, relative to its potential audience (there are only an estimated 10 million Hebrew speakers globally).

Among P.I.Media’s advertising partners are some of the world’s leading Tech & Financial organizations, such as Microsoft, CitiBank, Wix, Outbrain, MyHeritage, Akamai, RedHat and many others.

About BlogTalkRadio

Founded in 2006, BlogTalkRadio helps podcasters thrive and profit from their content. The platform is a unified toolkit that helps podcasters record, stream live, publish on-demand, syndicate, measure, and monetize conversational format podcasts. Hosts can capture interviews with guests from any geographic location using nothing more than a laptop, a microphone and a broadband Internet connection.

PR Contact:   Dani Timor, dani@cmpod.net

Radio’s Cooper Lawrence and Bravo TV host Vikki Ziegler Win Prestigious Gracie Award for their “Hollywood Hookups and Breakups” Podcast

Radio veteran Cooper Lawrence and her co-host Vikki Ziegler of Bravo TV’s Untying the Knot have won a Gracie award for their podcast, Hollywood Hookups and Breakups. The award-winning episode featured guests Alyssa Milano and Karen Gravano discussing parenting.

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) selects Gracies Award winners each year for “exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media.”

Cooper Lawrence commented “Vikki and I are honored to join the women who are doing so much for others through broadcasting. We are humbled and grateful to all those who have laid the groundwork so that we can be here right now doing what we love.” 

Andy Toh, GM of BlogTalkRadio, congratulated the co-hosts saying “Cooper and Vikki demonstrate how well professionals in other media can make a successful transition to podcasting. We’re extremely proud to be the podcasting platform of choice for Hollywood Hookups and Breakups.”

Listeners can subscribe to “Hollywood Hookups and Breakups” on popular podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, or tune in as each episode is released on BlogTalkRadio each Wednesday.

 

 

About BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio helps podcasters thrive and profit from their content. Founded in 2006, the pioneering BlogTalkRadio platform is a unified toolkit that helps podcasters record, stream live or on demand, syndicate, measure and monetize conversational format podcasts featuring guests and listeners from any geographic location, with nothing more than a laptop, a microphone and a broadband internet connection.

NBA Roundtable Podcast on BlogTalkRadio

With another season of the NBA about to debut, BlogTalkRadio gathered five of their popular hosts to preview the 2016/2017 season.  The roundtable includes Nate Duncan, Danny Leroux, Chris Sheridan, Coach Nick and is moderated by Adam Stanco.  Listen to learn about how teams reacted to the Warriors winning the title, what role LeBron James will play with a loaded roster and season predictions.  

This season preview is the beginning of a basketball roundtable series. Download and listen to all of these shows all season long for the best coverage of the NBA around.

Here are the participants of the roundtable:

Nate DuncanDunc’d On

Nate hosts the most in-depth NBA podcast around.  New episodes are available 5 days a week featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis and scouting.

Danny LerouxReal GM

RealGM.com offers users all the data and tools required to simulate the experience of a real general manager. NBA teams have been using RealGM’s breakthrough technology since 2003. Danny hosts the weekly podcast keeping listeners abreast of the latest happenings in the NBA.

Coach NickBBall Breakdown

Coach Nick (founder of bballbreakdown.com) has dedicated himself to preserving the fundamentals of basketball. By paying close attention off the ball, he opens up a whole new way to watch and analyze the game. Coach Nick is a basketball historian as well, amassing exclusive interviews with some of the great minds of the game including Tex Winter, Pete Newell, Pete Carril, and Dean Smith.

Chris SheridanSheridan Hoops Radio

Chris offers daily podcasts with the best that the NBA and basketball journalism has to offer. After six years at ESPN and 18 years at the Associated Press, Chris is providing NBA and international basketball news, commentary and analysis on an independent level.

Adam StancoGreat Point Podcast

Adam is a former producer from ESPN and currently works at the Pac-12 Network. Using his vast array of contacts, Adam presents interviews with some of the most interesting minds in basketball and TV.

The Week In Podcasting debuts on BlogTalkRadio

In an effort to expand podcast discovery and promotion, BlogTalkRadio presents The Week In Podcasting. Every Thursday, the trio of Seth Everett, Val Reilly and Jeff Adams will talk about current events and topics brought up in three other podcasts. Listeners will not only get an entertaining, topical show, but they’ll also hear clips from three other podcasts they may not have heard before.  

“It’s a no-brainer concept,” says Jay Soderberg, Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio, “Word of mouth is the best way to expose your podcast to more ear buds. And I love the idea of making a show around the topics of the three shows being presented in the show.”

In the debut episode, Seth, Val and Jeff explore a topic brought up in the Market Foolery podcast – why more Americans don’t read foreign news. They dig into the start of the NFL season and everybody’s favorite pastime – fantasy football – with the Fantasy Guru podcast. Plus, Val shares how much she loves the Real Housewives as they listen to the brand new Girls In Heels podcast featuring Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.  

Audience members are encouraged to submit their favorite podcasts to be featured on the show. They can email theweekinpodcasting@gmail.com with their suggestions and the team will choose the submissions that fit best that particular week.  

The Week In Podcasting will be available to download every Thursday on iTunes and at blogtalkradio.com/theweekinpodcasting.  

Getting to Know The Hosts:

Seth Everett is a sports talk show host and has three podcasts of his own – Hall of Justice, The Diamond and Sports With Friends.   

Val Reilly is a full-time mom and freelance writer who loves watching the Real Housewives shows.    

Jeff Adams is the host of The Jeff Adams Show and founder of JA Creative, an online video production company.  

About BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio helps podcasters thrive and profit from their content. Founded in 2006, the pioneering BlogTalkRadio platform is a unified toolkit that helps podcasters record, stream live or on demand, syndicate, measure and monetize conversational format podcasts featuring guests and listeners from any geographic location, with nothing more than a laptop, a microphone and a broadband internet connection.

The First Annual BlogTalkRadio Fantasy Football League

In an effort to get you the best fantasy advice, 10 shows got together to compete in a fantasy football season. You can hear the experts employing their different strategies. You can hear the weak attempts at playful smack talk. You can hear the utter disdain when things don’t work out. The good folks at scoutfantasy.com volunteered to host the league (they are the home of FFToolbox and other fine fantasy podcasts). This is a recording of what happened on that fateful, draft night:

These are the participants of our First Annual BlogTalkRadio Fantasy Football League. The draft was merely the beginning. Download and listen to these shows all season long for the best fantasy advice around and find out who finishes on top.  

John Hansen representing Fantasy Guru

Online since 1995, FantasyGuru.com is one of the oldest and most connected fantasy information sites on the planet. Merged with footballinjuries.com in 2008, they offer quality information and professional analysis from a staff that is predominantly comprised of individuals who cover and analyze the NFL full-time. The episodes featuring regular guest, Greg Cosell, are not to be missed. Even if John ran into a few issues drafting, I fear he’ll be a competitor to watch for.  

Matt Chatham representing Football By Football

A players-only roundtable discussion of NFL and college football topics offering listeners unparalleled insight into the game. Experienced. Real. Football insight by football players!  Matt really broke down the players as the draft went on. Always good to have a “real football” analyst in a fantasy draft.

Gary Davenport representing The Fantasy Sharks

There are two types of Fantasy Owners. Sharks and Chum. Which are you? Gary Davenport and Walton Spurlin look at which players fantasy owners should be marrying this year and who they should be asking for divorce. Gary was drafting with us, but couldn’t join us on the podcast. Which is a shame because I would have liked to hear why he drafted Teddy Bridgewater.

Dennis Farrell representing The Fantasy Sideline Show – 

Dennis Farrell is joined by some familiar old faces and some new ones to bring the Fantasy Sideline Show back to the top in fantasy sports entertainment. Dennis had to disappear early in the draft to take care of his kid, only opening the door for an excuse later this season when I beat him.  

Jeff Ratcliffe representing PFF Radio – 

PFF Radio provides award-winning football and fantasy football analysis for the thinking fan, powered by Pro Football Focus. Much like Matt, Jeff was also providing valuable breakdowns for all the players on his draft board – and he got to speak for Dennis once as well.  

Joel Henard representing The Fantasy Insiders podcast –

Host Joel Henard will sit down with co-host Mike Hilbig (@TheFantasyDR) from The Fantasy Insiders and get you up to date on the latest news and notes from around the baseball and football world. Hey, wait a second. Baseball??? What is baseball???

PodVader representing Next Fan Up – 

Next Fan Up is a twice a week check in with the people who know their NFL teams the best, the fans. We have 32 SuperFans, each representing one of the 32 NFL teams. And we speak with the occasional guest. I also drafted Mark Ingram much too early and I’m still willing to trade him for rather cheap.

Ramona Rice representing The Sports Gal Pal

The Sports Gal Pal is a show to help the novice fan find their team spirit and embrace their love of sports. If that isn’t enough you’ll at least learn why the sports fans in your life go a little nuts once in awhile. Ramona believes fantasy football is one of the best ways to initiate new fans into football.

Ashley Williams representing Her Fantasy Football

The Williams’ sisters – Ashley, Courtney, Brandon – are women talking to women about fantasy football. They’re the hosts, analysts and competitive. Except for Ashley, who drafted nothing but Denver Broncos for her fantasy team.  

Mark Morales-Smith representing ScoutFantasy.com (home of FF Toolbox) –

Since 1997, smart players have turned to FFToolbox for the best in fantasy football information on the ‘Net. They cover the latest news, topics and trends – all aimed at helping you dominate your fantasy football league this season. And one last thank you to scoutfantasy.com for hosting our league this year.

At the end of this season, PodVader will be crowned champ <ahem>. I mean, someone will be crowned champion, complete with bragging rights and a spiffy trophy!

Special Comic-Con Coverage!

Can’t be in San Diego this year?  Not to worry.  Seth Everett has you covered with his Hall of Justice podcast!  

Seth Everett of CONtv is joined by Ming Chen of AMC’s “Comic Book Men” for a nightly recap of the biggest annual convention in the Comic Book/Super Hero world, COMIC-CON!  Get the latest news from the convention as they speak with special guests from San Diego starting Thursday, July 9th and new episodes every night through Sunday, July 12th.  During the live recording, listeners will be able to call in and share their personal stories as well!  

Hear the podcast LIVE starting this Thursday, July 9th at 10pm Eastern on BlogTalkRadio and then available on demand via BlogTalkRadio or subscribe on iTunes.  

PodVader’s Geeky Summer

In case you missed it, summer officially arrived last week.  Some may argue it kicked off with a bang a month or so ago with the blockbuster movie, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.  In any case, summer is here and whether it’s a movie, TV show, or comic book, our hosts have your inner geek covered for the summer.

How do we keep up with all these big comic book movies? The Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to the rescue, talking about all the latest news out of Marvel studios.  So if you missed the episode on Avengers 2, just go back and review it.  Plus, Matt and Jeff will get you ready for Ant Man in July.  And if you’re wondering what is going on with your favorite Marvel TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Daredevil, you can hear all about it on The Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

Speaking of TV, whether you’re in the mood to reminisce about the cartoons you watched as a kid like Jem and the Holograms or maybe something more recent in pop culture, The GeekCast Radio Network is a must-listen.  GCRN was founded by Steve Phillips and Mike Blanchard in 2009, as the two friends bonded on Twitter over their love of the Transformers cartoon.  Their mission is to “Unleash the Geek in YOU!”.  Steve talks about the decision to join BTR: “BlogTalkRadio has allowed us to grow beyond our current limitations. They know how to market podcasts, how to grow them, have connections with iTunes the rest of us only dream of, and can help us reach that next level.”

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Comic books haven’t been just for kids for a long time now, often dealing with much darker topic matter than just whether or not Superman could beat the Hulk in a fight.  Seth Everett brings you The Hall of Justice.  His mission is to delve deeper into the social impact of the stories being told by comic book creators like Scott Kolins and Giancarlo Volpe.

One of the reasons I was a big fan of the radio growing up was the ability to tell stories and let my imagination play in the theater of the mind. Dopple Avenue Hurt, is a podcast featuring original fictional stories that is brilliantly produced by the guys at Sharkdropper Studios.  Jonathan, John, Nick, Robert, and Kyle all met in January of 2014 to discuss the vision and direction of the Sharkdropper production studio. Now, they are writing, editing, acting in, or hosting 10 different fiction / non-fiction podcasts.  Kyle says about joining BlogTalkRadio: “It can be hard to find your niche out there when there is so much content. We believe BlogTalkRadio will help us stand out in the crowd.”

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Those are some of my favorite geeky shows.  Tweet @therealpodvader or @blogtalkradio some of your favorites.  Have a geek-tastic summer!  (Yes, I just typed that…)