Podfest Podcast Episode 4: Your Podcast as a Positioning Piece, How to Survive and Thrive, and Asking for Listener Support, brought to you by Buzzsprout

Education and Inspiration Through Community

This week, Glenn the Geek and Producer Jaime share our final LIVE recording from Podfest Origins in Tampa! Ariel Smith of The Food Truck Scholar takes us down a track on Audience Growth, sharing how she’s used her podcast as a positioning piece. Then, on Track 2, Alex Sanfilippo of Podmatch.com and PodcastSOP.com talks about surviving and thriving during your first year or NEXT year as a podcaster. And, our third track is a key note brought to you by our Title Sponsor, Buzzsprout! To help you out with your Monetization and Marketing, they will share how to ask for your listeners’ support without sounding desperate. Plus, we’ll share our latest community shout outs and reveal our trivia prize for the holidays. Welcome to the conference!


  • 4:38 – Podfest on the Move – Shoutouts
  • 7:48 – Track #1: Audience Growth with Ariel Smith illustrates using your podcast as a positioning piece
  • 19:12 – Track #2: Audience Growth with Alex Sanfilippo discusses how to survive and thrive during your first year or next year as a podcaster
  • 29:34 – Track #3: Monetization and Marketing from Buzzsprout on how to ask for listener support (without sounding desperate)
  • 35:44 – Trivia Segment with Jonathan Oakes from Trivial Warfare
  • 38:28 – Close

Link to Sound File for Sight Impaired: Click Here

Presented by: Podfest Multimedia Expo

Title Sponsor: Buzzsprout

Hosts and Executive Producers: Glenn the Geek of Horse Radio Network and Producer Jaime of Flint Stone MediaFlorida Podcast Network, and Business in the Bedroom | Catch their past show, Finding Florida!

Link: Submit Yourself as a Speaker to Podfest 2022!

Guest, Track 1: Ariel Smith of The Food Truck Scholar | Ariel’s Ebook, Before You Launch A Food Truck: 8 Questions Every Aspiring Food Trucker Should Ask | Ariel on Instagram: @TheFoodTruckScholar | @IAmAriel_Smith

Guest, Track 2: Alex Sanfilippo of PodMatch and PodcastSOP

Track 3, provided by Buzzsprout: Buzzsprout’s Podcasting Q&A

Links: Producer Jaime’s Podcasting 101 Launch Workshop | Producer Jaime’s Podcasting 102 Booster Class

Trivia Host: Jonathon Oakes of Trivial Warfare | Prize for Holidays 2021: TASCAM TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

Email the Hosts: Glenn: Glenn@HorseRadioNetwork.com | Jaime: Jaime@FlintStoneMedia.com

Vocal Editor: Paul Stevens

Assistant Producer: Jorge Hernandez

Intro Voice Over Artist: Jodi Krangle

Equipment Sponsor: TASCAM (We use their Mixcast 4 and LOVE it!!)

Also check out: TASCAM TM-70 Dynamic Microphone | Tascam TH-05 Monitoring Headphones

Interested in becoming the show’s next Sponsor? Contact the Podfest Podcast team today!

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Join the Podfest Groups: Facebook | Goodpods

Additional Support Provided by: Podfest Multimedia Expo, Podpage, and Owwll App (Email the Owwll App Team: Feedback@Owwll.com)


Production: Flint Stone Media | Horse Radio Network

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