April 9, 2021

In conversation with podcast and radio producer Matty Staudt

In conversation with podcast and radio producer Matty Staudt

In this episode, Dario talks to a producer and host with his finger on the pulse of the American podcasting landscape, Matty Staudt. Matty has been obsessed with audio broadcasting since childhood, listening to seminal shows such as Bob and Ray's morning show and Dr Demento. Moving into radio at the first opportunity Matty quickly became an an on-air host, morning show lead and executive producer at stations as WJFK in Washington DC, WNEW in New York City, Alice Radio (KLLC) and Live 105 (KITS) in San Francisco. In 2007, Matty redirected his radio career toward the new world of podcasting; becoming a pioneer at Stitcher as their first  Director of Content. 

Matty has been a consultant for top companies like Cisco, Sirius/XM, and The Federal Reserve Bank, creating branded content podcasts, coaching hosts and producers, and formulating dynamic podcast strategies since 2011. He’s hosted several podcasts including his "Access Podcast" (a cousin of New Aural Cultures it seems), interviewing some of the best podcasters in the industry.  As a professor at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Matty launched one of the nation’s first university-level podcasting departments in 2012. In 2017, Matty encapsulated the radio/podcast convergence when he joined iHeartRadio as the radio industry’s first Vice President of Podcast Programming. 

As president of Jam Street Media, founded in 2020, he has helped launch a slate of new titles including Big Swing Podcast a podcast hosted by Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling and longtime sports fan Cooper Surles with pro athlete guests, talking about sports, pop culture, business, and everything in between. It’s where athletes go to talk about sports, Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee a talk show hosted by the International pop star and personality, featuring inspirational guests, personal stories, and poetry, and Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco features the true stories as told by the real Donnie Brasco, Joe Pistone, about his time with the mob. Sometimes the real story is better than the movie.

Don't forget to check out our partner, the SpokenWeb Podcast. They have a brilliant new episode out this month entitled: Listening Ethically to the Spoken Word.

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