We are Always Listening
Jay “PodVader” Soderberg has been podcasting since 2004 and radio broadcasting since 1992. He was the first producer tasked with creating the platoon of podcasts at ESPN. Best known as “PodVader” the nickname bestowed to him by the hosts of the Fantasy Focus podcast, Jay put his finger prints on over 25 original production podcasts.
In 2014, he was given the opportunity to help lead the re-launch of BlogTalkRadio as the Head of Content. His outreach resulted in listening to over 7500 podcasts in his four years with the company. He grew listens on the BTR platform from 1million/month to over 20million/month.
Pod is happily married to his wife, Benay (aka Queen Podme) and has two wonderful children - Zach “Skywalker” and “Princess” Ava “Leia”. He also hosts the Next Fan Up podcast featuring 32 “co-hosts” to present as many different perspectives on the NFL news of the week.
Joel Sharpton began a career in radio in 2004, and started his first podcast in 2012. After more than a decade on the air, he went out on his own providing consultation, production and editing services for podcasters, brands and businesses as Pro Podcasting Services.
Together, they bring you the latest podcasting news, opinion and commentary, as well as actionable advice to improve and grow your own podcast. They’ll also bring you weekly podcast suggestions, highlighting great shows from all genres, discussing the parts of those shows that other producers can replicate and even occasionally bringing in a creator to talk about how they do, what they do. We are Always Listening, and I bet if you made it this far, so are you.
Josh and Joel Love Podcasts So they started this whole thing
After 100 plus episodes of a silly comedy show, Josh and Joel started "Pod on Pod" to discuss the podcasts they loved, hated and why they cared either way. After evolution, semi-retirement, business launches and more, Always Listening continues to highlight inspired creators and outstanding shows across podcasting.
Find Your Favorite Show
Or become a better podcaster yourself by learning from some of the best shows across all genres in this exciting "new" medium. Whatever your motivation for checking out every show under the sun, Always Listening is here for you.