Always Listening to Cameron Reilly, Australian Podcast Pioneer


*Explicit Language Warning* Cam has a colorful manner of speaking and I don't edit it down for this episode. Watch the little ears!*

Cameron Reilly, cohost of The Bullshit Filter, Life of Caesar and more, joins Joel to talk about his life in podcasting, and independent media which started in 2004. With claims to "fame" as the first Australian podcaster and the first person to use a recorded Skype call for a podcast in the world.

Cam is a straight shooter who spends most of his days shooting straight at Ray Harris, his cohost for Life of Caesar, BS Filter and other podcasts and projects across the interwebs.

If you like learning about the beginning of things, hearing about the future of podcasting or learning some of the inside workings of a popular podcasting empire from Down Under, this episode is perfect for you.

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Yep. He's THE podcast network. That's another thing Cam was first at.


Always Listening to Jay “Pod Vader” Soderberg


Joel’s podcasting hero, Jay Pod Vader Soderberg, joins the podcast to talk about his career in media, radio, podcating and life in and out of companies like ESPN, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker and more.

'Podcasts don't have a "middle" ... radio is nothing but "middle."'


Pod Vader was the backbone of ESPN’s launch into podcasting producing dozens of shows at once and featuring in many of them on-air as well as behind the scenes. At the top of his field and working for the biggest player in the space, he leapt out to help independent producers with Blog Talk Radio (now Voxnest) helping small shows, big shows and everything in between make money right away using dynamic advertising.

Starting the next phase of his career, we look over all of his jobs and experiences while speculating about what’s next in the podcast space. To hear from Jay regularly, find The Next FanUp podcast or follow him on Twitter at @TheRealPodVader

Join us for a great conversation about radio, podcasting, the audio industry and more.

Picking up Hope at the Airport - My Podcast Movement 2018 Story


Joel Sharpton, Chief Editing Officer for Pro Podcasting Services details his trip to and from Podcast Movement 2018 with the “point” coming in at around 15:00, so feel free to jump to the mushy part. We’re all more alike than we are different and travel has shown that to this country boy. Thankful and mis-quoting Mark Twain, Joel “rambles on” to the point about Podcast Movement, airport hours and antiseptic eventually. Stick with this kid, he’s going places.

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Always Listening to Cocaine and Rhinestones with Tyler Mahan Coe


It's not often that this show has guests. It's not often that Joel turns into a bit of a fanboy, but both of those things happen in this episode as Tyler Mahan Coe, creator and host of Cocaine and Rhinestones: The History of Country Music, joins Joel to talk about the creation of that show, it's future and how not to get sued (or thrown out of the family barbecue).

To hear more from Tyler, visit and don't forget to tell him we sent you.


Always Watching Gamertag Radio: a Podcast Story with Joel AND Josh


Josh is back in the studio for this one, as the boys discuss Gamertag Radio: A Podcast Story, a new documentary available on Twitch and YouTube about the podcast, Gamertag Radio. The podcast is celebrating 13 years of production from Danny, Pete and Parris.

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Always Listening to Create Something Awesome Today by Roberto Blake


Season Three starts with something different. Joel is on his own talking about community connections and the weird places you end up learning something new from.

Roberto Blake is the host of the Create Something Awesome Today Podcast, helping podcasters, bloggers and video creators up their game, while inspiring career professionals to create awesome in their own jobs.

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Always Listening to The Dollop (featuring Matt McKenney)

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Matt McKenney is the guest host for this episode of Always Listening as we cover The Dollop from Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony. Find out more about the show (as well as Dave and Gareth) at
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Always Listening to The Blood Drawn Chronicles (Patreon Review Special)

Josh is back in the studio with Joel to record this special Patreon-requested review of The Blood Drawn Chronicles. The boys cover this narrative audio drama podcast with a spoiler-free discussion before breaking a few parts of the first season's narrative down in a spoiler-light discussion (clearly noted in audio so as to not spoil you!) Find more about the show at

Always Listening to Timesuck with Dan Cummins (featuring Guest Host Jay Soderbergh aka Pod Vader)


Jay Soderbergh, aka Pod Vader, joins Joel to discuss and review Timesuck with Dan Cummins. You can find the show and more about Dan at

Pod Vader is the award-winning producer behind the beginnings of ESPN's Podcenter and is currently the Head of Content for Blog Talk Radio. He's also the host of The Next Fan Up Podcast featuring super-fans from every NFL team.

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Always Listening 3rd Annual Christmas Special

'Tis the Season, for Josh and Joel to outsource their podcast. Every year we invite some other podcaster friends to share a podcast or episode they'd "give" to someone this holiday season. This year we're joined by Jennifer Briney from Congressional Dish, Aaron Mahnke from Lore and Jonathan, Carmela and Chris from Trivial Warfare. With a special appearance by the gang from Podcaster's Group Therapy. Podcasts mentioned in this episode: Congressional Dish - Jennifer Briney - Ronna and Beverly

Lore - Aaron Mahnke - Love and Radio “The Living Room”

Trivial Warfare

Carmela - Hadron Gospel Hour -

Wooden Overcoats -


Chris - The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast -

The West Wing Weekly -


Jonathan - No Such Thing as a Fish -


Joel - Robot or Not -

Josh - Podcaster’s Group Therapy -

Always Listening to Another Round

Josh and Joel are BACK! And in this episode they meet Heben and Tracy from Another Round, Buzzfeed's first podcast. These girls made a splash a couple of years ago and have only gotten bigger and better since then. Hear Joel tell you why this is one of his favorite podcasts.

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Always Listening to Gimlet Media vs. Mystery Show and Starlee Kine

Josh and Joel come to terms (and almost to blows) over the split between Starlee Kine and Gimlet media in this episode.

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Always Listening to The Church of What's Happening Now

Josh introduces Joel to Joey Coco Diaz in this episode of Always Listening. Joey hosts The Church of What's Happening Now, and it AND this episode are both a little explicit. Joey spins his homegrown wisdom for the boys and captures all our hearts.

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Always Listening to Alice Isn't Dead (Patreon Review Special)

Josh and Joel discuss Alice Isn't Dead from the creators of Welcome to Nightvale. A fictional narrative podcast, Alice Isn't Dead isn't for everyone, and after this episode you'll know whether it was for Josh and Joel.

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Always Listening to Imaginary Worlds

Josh and Joel meet Eric Molinsky (who Joel actually met at Podcast Movement 2016) and his show, Imaginary Worlds, where he discusses the worlds we create and how we create them. You can find the show at

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Always Listening to iPhone Podcast Apps

Joel flies solo in this episode to discuss the recent release of Castro 2 from Supertop and the latest update to Overcast from Marco Arment.

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You can read all about the changes to Overcast straight from Marco at
and find the app at

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Always Listening to Your Mom's House *EXPLICIT REVIEW*

Josh leads this discussion of Your Mom's House from comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky. It's an EXPLICIT Show and we decided to leave out the bleeps this week, so listen (or don't) accordingly.

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Podcast suggestions from Henry Wall:

Communion Sanctorum - a podcast on the history of the Christian Church 

Criminal - a podcast on crime 

Louder with Crowder - this is one of my favorites. A comedy / political podcast 

News AF - a comedy podcast that talks about strange news stories on the web 

Someone Knows Something - a serialized crime podcast 

The Ben Shapiro Show - a daily podcast on politics

Always Listening to The Language of Bromance


Joel leads this episode to tell Josh and the rest of you about Richard and Shawn the "bros" behind the Language of Bromance.

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And join us again next episode for our review of "Your Mom's House".

Podcasts mentioned in the "Podcast Suggestion Roundup" at end of episode:

Thinking Sideways
The Beef and Dairy Network
Another Round
Still Buffering
Man Afraid of Everything
My Dad Wrote a Porno
Politically Reactive
The Sewers of Paris with Matt Baume
Mr. Robot, Oh!
Keepin' it 1600
Off Camera with Sam Jones
More Perfect


Always Listening to Being Honest with My Ex (Patreon Review Special)

Josh and Joel meet Peter and Honor and everyone is pretty frank with each other. Peter and Honor host Being Honest with My Ex, our first Patreon-requested review.

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Join us for the next episode, when we review The Language of Bromance!