Judging & Elimination Episodes
We've given them interview subjects, we've given them recorded interviews to edit, and now it's time to put all those skills to the test! They have to find someone to interview, record and edit the interview and turn it into a podcast. Who will our final three get for...
Niki's submission for the Editing Challenge: Interview with the Wicked
Tony P.'s submission for the Editing Challenge: Broad Strokes
Will's submission for the Editing Challenge: Tales from the Backlot
This week, Alex interviews our latest eliminated contestant, #10. This time, we get the perspective of a relatively new podcaster in this competition. What does it take to get this far in the competition when you're fairly new to all of it? Find out in this episode of...
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What is America’s Next Top Podcaster?
America’s Next Top Podcaster is part game-show, part-podcasting how-to, all wrapped up in a Reality Show shell.
We’ll start with 12 contestants, and each week, we’ll give them a podcasting challenge. Things like creating a 5-minute show of a certain genre, or conducting or editing an interview. Each week, their creations will be reviewed by our team of judges, Scott Johnson, Nicole Spagnuolo and Justin Robert Young: Three long-time podcasters with nearly 40 years of podcasting and content-creation experience between them. The contestants will also have access to a consultant in Tom Merritt, who will use his own experience to help guide them to a successful creation. On top of that is Brian Ibbott, a host who has been both a podcaster and a fan of reality shows since both were invented!
Behind the scenes, we’ve got Hammond Chamberlain, who has been creating and editing content for years, and our music is written and performed by Andrew Allen, who has released five albums, and will also be lending his expertise to the winner’s podcast theme!
Host, Brian Ibbott
Brian Ibbott has been producing the cover song show Coverville since 2004. Since then he has hosted and co-hosted shows like The Morning Stream, Soundography, Film Sack, The Pokemon GO Show and Lyrics Undercover. In 2005, Brian worked with the songwriting licensing agencies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to develop easy-to-use licenses for podcasters to help support artists.