Dan Benjamin


Surprise! Did we kidnap the Larry Bird of podcasting in a bizarre re-enacting of the bad movie, Celtic Pride? Of course not. We’re too lazy. Dan Benjamin joined us to chat about his love of radio, setting the right expectations for your podcast and making better podcasts for listeners.

  • Dan thinks Paul sounds really great. It must be that DBX pre-amp & the Onyx 1620i Paul purchased from multiple 5by5 network garage sales.
  • Dan usually shares his experience with gear and production on his show Podcast Method.
  • Dan loves the surprise of live shows, as in his show with Merlin Mann, Back to Work.
  • Our guest remembers reading that Leo Laporte was making a million dollars podcasting and thought, “Surely I can make enough to pay my bills if I work really, really hard.”
  • Advice from Dan to us & someone he met at the 2015 Podcast Movement, Make one really good show, first. Then, maybe try another. No need to start a network from the get-go.
  • Celebrity podcasts are going to be the moneymakers and have the largest audiences. If you’re not Tim Ferriss or Bill Simmons, do what you love and find a niche.
  • Even though Dan Patrick has been very successful, would he be where he is today without getting exposure & connections at ESPN?
  • The best model to grow your audience? Here you go.
  • Product Hunt is now curating podcasts.
  • Speaking of discovery of podcasts, Spotify has a podcast section and Google Play Music will be hosting as well.
  • Human curated lists work well, see Apple Music (just for curation, the interface is terrible).
  • We’re very thankful Dan made time to talk to us. We were able to catch him before he did episode #151 of Amplified with Jim Dalrymple.

So grateful we had the chance to talk to Dan Benjamin. Thanks Dan! Thanks to you for listening and be sure to check out Dan on twitter, his network 5by5 and all the cool things he makes. Feel like supporting the show? Tell a friend and have a look at our sexy rewards on Patreon.

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