Category: Podcast Archives

Podcasting Awards – #31

On this episode of Podcasters Group Therapy, Nick and Corey talk about podcasting awards, like The Academy of Podcasters Awards and The Podcast Awards.

Things That Motivate Us – #30

Happy Belated Mothers Day from PGT!

On this episode of PGT we share the podcasts, Youtube creators, authors and other that motivate us in our podcasting and business endeavors. Here are some of the folks we discuss.

Gary Vaynerchuk – founder of VaynerMedia, entrepreneur and social media icon. Author of the book “Crush It” and others.

Casey Neistat – Youtube sensation, businessman, founder of Beme.

Side Hustle School – Hosted by Chris Guillebeau. He is a New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and other books. His latest book, Born for This, will help you find the work you were meant to do.

Ray OrtegaThe Podcasters Studio, Podcasters Roundtable.

Cliff Ravenscraft, host of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

The Life Organized – hosted by KC Cupp

Dave Jackson – host of School of Podcasting and Ask the Podcast Coach.

Jim Collison – co-host of Ask the Podcast Coach and founder of

Services We Use Highlighted In This Episode

ManageWP – basically it’s a site that allows you to update multiple WordPress sites from one location.

reVoice – a service that allows your fans to subscribe to your podcast via Facebook Messenger via Newsletter

Podcast Revenue – #29

Welcome back for another episode of PGT!

On this episode, we are talking about the different streams of revenue they have had through their podcasts over the years.  We talk about sponsorships, CPM, advertising agencies, Patreon, Paypal, finding sponsors and advertisers that fit your audience, saying “no” to advertisers, and free stuff.

Regardless of your audience size, you’re probably interested in at least paying for the podcasting bills and we share how we’ve done that.

Hosting Events & Live Streaming – #28

Nick and Corey convene to talk podcasting on a Monday morning.  Here are the topics we discuss:

  • After our last conversation, Nick came up with a solution for website backups.  We talk about coming up with some other plans if your website goes haywire.  Somehow, this leads to a discussion about podcast networks.
  • Nick is hosting a bus trip in a few weeks for his podcast.  Corey has done a handful of these bus trips and we talk about hosting events and some of the issues and planning that goes into hosting a successful event.
  • With the demise of Huzza, a lot of podcasters are looking for live streaming solutions.  Corey has been trying a few options and found one last night that he may stick with.
  • Services/products of the week:

Here’s a screenshot from Ivy Envy’s live broadcast

Website Issues & Podcasting Conferences – #27

Surprise! It’s Episode #27 of Podcasters Group Therapy. Nick and Corey pop into the podcast feed to talk about a few things:

  • Corey has been through the offseason from hell with Ivy Envy and he talks about all of their website and feed issues.
  • None of the PGT hosts will be attending the upcoming conferences. There are several reasons why, and we explain those and talk about how podcasting conferences have changed since we first started attending them.
  • With Huzza disappearing at the end of the month, Corey will be changing how Ivy Envy broadcasts live with advice from Nick, he will be using OBS and broadcasting live to Facebook.
  • In the services portion of the episode, Corey talks about Grammarly and Nick talks about how he is using CleanFeed.

Podcasting Journey Updates – #26

chairs_circle200Holy Cow! It’s a new episode of PGT! That’s right. After a calendar year of no new episodes, we are back. In this episode, you will hear us explain why an entire year has gone by with no PGT episodes. We also share where we are in our podcasting journeys and what we have learned about podcasting in the last year.

Nick has “killed” his podcast. He talks about what went into that decision. He goes on to share that he transitioned to a new podcast and shares why he is enjoying this new show. Tawny seems to be wrestling with the idea of even calling herself a podcaster at this point. She talks about the other things in life taking priority over getting behind a mic. Corey (while not celebrating the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs) was able to leave his job and now owns his own business. He is developing online curriculum for high school special education students. He shares how that business came together and talks about some of the things he’s learned about podcasting and new media content creation in the last year.

School of Podcasting – Corey Fineran’s Podcast Lead Him To Start His Own Business
Cincinnati Soccer Talk
NextUp Transition Curriculum
Mommy’s Cocktail Hour
Ivy Envy

Podcast Networks with Joel Sharpton and Josh Shirley – #25

chairs_circle200On this episode of Podcasters Group Therapy, we talk with Joel Sharpton and Josh Shirley about their experiences with podcast networks.

Most of you probably know Joel and Josh as the co-hosts of Always Listening, formerly known as Pod on Pod. You may not know that these two have been part of two podcast networks and that’s why we asked them to come on this podcast.

They share their experiences with us, we talk about the different types of podcast networks and cover the numerous advantages and disadvantages to joining a podcast network.

So, where have we been lately? – #24

Where Have We Been?

On this episode of Podcasters Group Therapy, we explain where we’ve been and talk about what we’ve learned about podcasting since our last episode. Nick’s role in radio has increased and he’ll share what’s going on with that. Corey experienced something he hasn’t seen in the previous six seasons of podcasting on the Chicago Cubs…playoffs. Ivy Envy took full advantage of the situation and he’ll share some of the things he did and how those things helped grow the podcast.


  • Podcasts will now be part of the Google Play/Google Music.
  • The New Media Expo Virtual Ticket is now available.
  • Season 2 of Serial is “exclusive?” to Pandora….or something.

Service of the Week

Tawny talks about Swipes, a task management app.

Picks of the Week

Tawny – The Longest Shortest Time
Nick – CBS All-Access
Corey – Overcast

Good Interview Tips – #23

Interview Tips

Interviews are a great way for you to help bring exposure to your podcast. If not done properly they could damage your reputation. On this episode of PGT, we offer up our best tips and techniques for recording quality, professional sounding interviews.


The Los Angeles Podcast Festival is coming up Sept 18-20th! There are around 40 podcasts involved in this year’s Los Angeles Podcast Festival. The list includes WTF With Marc Maron, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler, Doug Loves Movies, and many more.

Tickets are available for either the live event or the live stream (for those who can’t make it to the event itself). You can buy a ticket for a specific day or a Weekend Festival Pass. Whatever fits your schedule. The live stream ticket is $25.00 for the entire three day event. All LA Podfest performances will take place at the Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California. Click Here for More Details.

SoundCloud Takedowns Trigger Massive Purge
Earlier this month, the company began a massive purge of files in response to takedown requests from the major record labels. These deletions don’t appear to have yet affected any podcasts hosted by SoundCloud. But it seems inevitable that this will happen.Click Here to Read More.

Nintendo Fires Employee For Appearing on a Podcast
Oops. Next time make sure you check with your employer first before you go on a random podcast as a guest. Do your homework! Click Here for More Details.

Interview Tips and Techniques We Use in our Podcasts

Who are some of the better interviewers in podcasting/radio that you enjoy hearing? When you’re interviewing someone, what is your goal going into the interview? What kind of preparation do you do leading into an interview? What kind of questions should you be asking? Most importantly though, to be a good interviewer you need to LISTEN.

Service of the Week

If you haven’t heard of it by now then you’re in for a real treat. The service is called Slack and it’s an online gathering place where you can have chats amongst teams, families, etc. Slack makes it easy to keep everything as documented as possible.

Picks of the Week

Tawny – Coffee Break Spanish thanks to Always Listening Podcast
Corey – I’m Dying Here Podcast
Nick – Heads Up game app

Traditional Media Attention For Your Podcast – #22


Traditional media appearances can being more attention and awareness to your podcast. On this episode, we’re talking about spreading word about your podcast in print, radio and television.


We don’t have a lot of news to share on this episode, so we follow up with our conversation last episode about As with any new service, there’s a lot to learn the first few weeks. On this episode, we share what we’ve learned and experienced.

Traditional media attention for your podcast

On last week’s episode, Nick talked about his plans to see media attention on International Podcast Day. We use this as an opportunity to share our experiences and opinions on seeking traditional media attention for our podcasts.

Service of the Week

If you’ve thought about getting t-shirts for your podcast, but don’t like the quality or prices of the online t-shirt shops like CafePress or TeeSpring, we’d suggest considering getting your tshirts through Go Van Gogh’s. Corey has Ivy Envy’s tshirts printed there and has nothing but good things to say about the quality and service.

Picks of the Week

Tawny – Fear the Walking Dead
Corey – The QC STEP Podcast
Nick – Short Time Podcast with Mario Lopez