I recently pinch-hit to write an issue of a favorite email newsletter, Hot Pod by Nick Quah. I discovered it a few months ago, and it is like ambrosia to those like me who want more insight into the broad podcast "industry," especially the parts I don't know in public radio. Nick just got a new job and was going to take this week off, so I offered to write an issue, which you can read here.
For the issue, I decided to interview Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenberg, who co-host the weekly podcast Spilled Milk. They're fellow Seattleites, and Matthew consulted me for advice on equipment and editing before starting the show, and I gave him what little wisdom I had at that point. Now I often consult him, instead.
I gave them a jingle on a day they were recording three episodes of the show to talk about how the podcast fits into their workflow and careers as food and book writers. Spilled Milk has thousands of listeners, not tens of thousands, and it's carved out a good space for Molly and Matthew.