Content Creation

#08: How to Start and Grow a Successful Podcast with Stephanie Andrews

Hosted by Josh Gonsalves
1 HR 16 MIN
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Episode Description

In this episode, Stephanie shares her wisdom on how to successfully start and grow a podcast. She shares tips and strategies on creating a podcast that actually matters, as well as how to grow your show and get lots of listeners. Being a female CEO of a media company, Steph also shares her wisdom on creating positive company culture and how to be a great leader to your team. She tells some horror stories of working in the "tech bro culture" and the toxic masculinity that pushed her to start a company of MOSTLY women, along with two female cofounders.

Stephanie Andrews is the CEO of Origins Media Haus a full-service podcast production agency that helps brands bring their shows to life. OMH has worked closely with a number of brands including RBC, Diva Cup, SaaS North, and Axway

Steph is also a passionate yogi who (as she says) does her best to take the lessons learned on the yoga matt into the world around her. We talk about psychedelics, yoga, and how to cultivate a positive mindset and care for your mental health.

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Stalk Josh on the Internet

  • Transmedia Zone
  • Taking Origins Media Haus remote during COVID
  • Creating a Hybrid remote-office culture
  • Flex Days & WeWork co-working spaces
  • New Podcasts Origins is producing remotely:
  • RBC Disruptors, Axeway Mister Open Banking Podcast, Joyful Sundays from Move the Dial
  • Field Tripping podcast on Psychedelics
  • Remote podcasting vs. in-studio recording
  • Josh's first podcast Think Tank
  • The Tech Haus Podcast by Origins Media Haus
  • The Buddha and the Badass book by Vishen Lakihani
  • Mindvalley
  • Be Extraordinary at Work course
  • Harvard Psychedelics Club
  • Apple Airpod Spatial Audio
  • Spotify's podcast ecosystem
  • Spotify acquiring Joe Rogan and Kim Kardashian podcasts
  • Spotify acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor
  • Spotify vs. Apple Podcasts
  • Soundtrap
  • How to start a podcast
  • What is your goal for your podcast?
  • How to find your competitors
  • How to design the format of your podcast
  • There are now more than one million podcasts out there
  • How get the best quality for your podcast
  • Think Tank Podcast amassing tons of views on YouTube after being abandoned
  • How to market and grow your podcast
  • How to find your audience and the influencers in your niche
  • Social platforms vs. podcast platforms
  • Spotify Ad Studio
  • Spotify % of paid vs. free users
  • Linking on spotify
  • In-podcast ads
  • Renting RSS feed of another podcast
  • Social following vs. listener retention
  • Podcast review publications
  • Podnews, podchaser and Quill
  • Creating short clips with StoryCreator or Headliner
  • Create transcriptions of your podcast
  • How Origins Media Haus started (before getting into podcasts)
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad book
  • Chatter Research AI Market Research company
  • Feeling authentic in your work and ventures
  • Connecting your work to your core values
  • Steph's stories on toxic masculinity in the workplace in tech companies
  • How to diffuse awkward or uncomfortable situations
  • Steph's number one networking tip
  • Steph's daily yoga practice
  • Yin yoga
  • Josh's experience with yin yoga on edibles
  • How to find your edge in life and not experience burn out
  • Using houseplants as a daily reminder for self-care
  • How to spot burn out in your colleagues
  • Mental health and how it affects worker performance and retention
  • Finding community in a digital world
  • Follow Josh's dog on Instagram @tino_theteenieweenie
  • The intersection between podcasting and AI technology
  • Google Podcasts app

Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you!

— Josh

Episode Transcript

Josh Gonsalves
Mind Meld Podcast Host

Hi, I'm Josh Gonsalves, the host and producer of Mind Meld. I'm also a Canadian Academy Award-nominated director and Co-founder of Contraverse, an immersive media company. I'm a multi-media experience designer living and working in Toronto, operating at the intersection of design and exponential technologies to develop solutions that change the world for the better.

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