Friday, December 26, 2014

2014-15 College Football Bowl Preview, Part 2

Talking with Matt O'Daniels in Part 2 about the College Football Playoffs, which feature Florida State against Oregon and Alabama against Ohio State.  We also finish going over the rest of the bowls from December 31st and on.

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Amazon Fire TV Remote App Released for iOS

 Talking about the Amazon Fire TV Remote app, which was just released for iOS.

Amazon Fire TV:
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Anthony Cumia has 40,000 Subscribers

This according to a new feature on Anthony Cumia - formerly of the Opie & Anthony Show - in Streaming Media Magazine and on  Cumia has a video and audio podcast available to subscribers through his Website,

The monthly subscription for the content service is $6.95.  By my own math, this means Cumia is bringing in about $278,000 per month, or roughly $3.3 million per year.

As a subscriber, you are offered discounts for locking in your subscription for six months ($32.95) or a year ($59.95).

That is not a bad living as your own boss.

There is no doubt that the workload is greater starting up his own endeavor and without the backing of a large radio conglomerate.  He apparently made about $3 million per year doing his SiriusXM radio show.

The revenue he is bringing in now must also go towards paying staff, ongoing infrastructure and hosting costs, and any promotional aspects he engages in.  Still, he does not leave his home and appears to be doing some innovative things with video, audio, and subscriptions in a burgeoning field.  He will also use almost every part of his home for broadcasts, which is a neat touch for those watching.

Will the numbers rise as he moves ahead?  Or, is this the high-water mark?  Will diehard fans keep on subscribing month after month?

All things worth watching for anybody who follows the media sector.

Anthony Cumia on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

#95: Thank God Mom's a Hoarder

Matt talks early thoughts on parenthood, a broken Amazon Fire TV Stick, how his mom's hoarding tendencies came to bear fruit, and the historical and now psychological standing of hoarding.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014-15 College Football Bowl Preview, Part I

Matt O'Daniels joins the show for the first of a two-part special preview on the college football bowls between December 20th, 2014 and December 30th, 2014.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#94: Jon Kruzel

Jon Kruzel joins the show to talk about Germany, the death of Radio Shack, jobs you have growing up, a job he had working for New York Yankees players and their families, and much more.  Jon is currently an elementary music teacher.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

#93: Jim Engles

Jim Engles is the head coach of NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology).  We talk about the monumental win against Michigan in Ann Arbor, dealing with the media attention, why NJIT is the only NCAA DI Basketball team without a conference, his career, Tim Capstraw, and more.

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Jim Engle's breaks down a play with his NJIT team (Photo Credit: AP)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

#92: Adam Alson

Adam Alson joins Matt to talk about the Foo Fighters, their "Sonic Highways" HBO series and album, and their history.  Discussion also touches on Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and what Matt and Adam are listening to these days.

Adam, based in LA and NYC, is the founder of Double Vision Brands, consulting for athletes, entertainers, brands and startups.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

My Appearance on The Podcasters' Roundtable

I was extremely excited to be asked to appear as a panelist on The Podcasters' Roundtable, an influential podcast and live Google Hangout. Hosted by Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, and David Jackson, this episode focused on podcasting "beyond iTunes" and what services you can use when not utilizing Apple's behemoth service. Google's unbelievable absence from this industry, especially when many podcasters use Hangouts to host the video version of podcasts, is discussed, as well as what we expect in podcasting's future from things like the ubiquity of mobile devices and Apple and Android "in the car."

Ray, Daniel, and David were integral in getting my podcast started over a year ago, via their podcasts, blogs, and videos. They really help you get going with the best strategies, equipment, and best practices. Appearing on their show, as a panelist on podcasting, is something I still cannot believe; I look forward to participating again in the future.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Verge Feature on Podcasting: "Just Press Play"

Podcasting is having its moment.  From Alex Blumberg's "StartUp" to Sarah Koenig's "Serial", heavily-produced shows have thrust their way into the public consciousness.  Podcasting is whatever its host and audiences want it to be.  It can be longform interviews in a garage (like Marc Maron), marathon discussions on everything under the sun in a self-funded professional studio (like Joe Rogan), it can be live, it can be prerecorded, it can be celebrity, it can be main street.  Discovering a great podcast is like when you were younger finding an indie bootleg album.  Some get hundreds of downloads, some get hundreds of thousands of downloads, and some - like the aformentioned "Serial" - get 1.5 million downloads an episode.  In a non-corporate broadcast environment, that is huge!

Check out this video that the Verge did all about podcasting.  Great work!