Four Years in the Studio Together: Always Listening's 2nd Anniversary

Four years ago this month, I talked my buddy Josh into walking into the studio and recording our first podcast. We called it Two Guys, One Podcast, and it was pretty ridiculous. We carried on for over two years and 100 episodes goofing off, hanging out and recording it all.

Somewhere along the way, we began discussing other podcasts that we had listened to before we started recording our show. By March of 2014, it was clear that those discussions would be a better show than the one we were doing every week.

We created Pod on Pod to help people find their next favorite podcast. We originally partnered with the guys at and launched our first three episodes on May 4th, 2014.

Since then, we've reviewed more than 100 different podcasts, and have published 98 episodes (episode 99 is recording on Friday). We've let that original show podfade (it lives on YouTube) and switched partners from ProCreate to BlogTalkRadio.

It's been a tremendous two years, and I'd first and foremost like to thank each and every one of our listeners. You've been amazing co-conspirators as we set about listening to every podcast in the known universe, and weeding out the good ones. Your feedback, reviews, discussion (through email and our Facebook group) has all been amazing, and I hope it never ends.

Secondly, I'd like to thank my wife and kids. Kelly especially, puts things on hold, holds down the fort and does without herself so that I have time to pursue this passion. She and Josh's wife, Rachel, are our two unheard Cohosts, without whom it would be impossible for our show to exist or continue.

Third and finally, I want to thank my long-suffering and hard-working partner, Josh. He's been a sounding board and a reality check, a negotiating bulldog and a politicking velvet hand. He's also got impeccable taste (except on those things that he disagrees with me about) and an unbelievably direct way of imparting those taste decisions. He is the Siskel to my Ebert, the Jay to my Bob, the Bert to my Ernie, and the day he decides he doesn't want to listen anymore, is the day this show dies.

But thankfully, that day ain't today. So, if you will, raise a glass to my compadre who is absent from the Internet in all but voice, and plug in your own personal favorite episode of Always Listening (or the classic, Pod on Pod) just for me and Josh.

Happy Anniversary, buddy! I'm Joel, he's Josh, and we are Always Listening.

Always Recording: How We Podcast

This week on my Podcast review show, Always Listening, I responded to some listener feedback by discussing the gear, software and processes we use to create our podcast. If that sounds like your type of thing, check the audio out right here:

Here's a list with links of the software and gear I discuss in the show:

Adobe Audition CC

Shure SM7b

Heil PR40

Electrovoice RE20

Mackie 14 channel mixer 1402 vlz3

ART USB Dual Pre

Shawn Smith

ATR 2100

Pyle Pro PDMIC58

Shure S 58

Marco Arment’s Microphone review

Ferrite Recording Studio - Wooji Juice Ltd

Audio Hijack

Always Listening to Fugitive Waves from the Kitchen Sisters

Check Out Podcasting Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Always Listening Josh and Joel on BlogTalkRadio

Today is the official launch of and of our newly revamped podcast review show, Always Listening. 

I couldn't think of a better show to share with you first than Fugitive Waves from Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson, the Kitchen Sisters. 

I had the pleasure to meet Nikki at Podcast Movement 2015, and to say that she's one of my favorite media people ever would be an understatement. 

Hope you enjoy the new show, and especially, Fugitive Waves