Judging & Elimination Episodes
Editing an interview down into a podcast is a complicated task. Do you rerecord your questions? Do you change the chronological order of the interview into something that better follows a story? How much do you take out? All of these are complicated enough, but what...
Will's TMS visit for the Podcast Guest Challenge
Tony P's TMS visit for the Podcast Guest Challenge
Niki's TMS visit for the Podcast Guest Challenge
This week, Alex interviews our latest eliminated contestant, #9. The topic of working with a team vs. working solo comes up, as does the perspective of a new podcaster vs. an old-timer. What does it all mean? Find out in this episode of Diary!
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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!
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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.