It’s both easier and harder than ever to build a successful podcast. In this episode, we chat with Sriram and Aarthi from the Good Time Show, who ventured into the world of audio peak pandemic and have since interviewed the likes of Elon Musk, Calvin Harris, and Naomi Osaka.
We get their perspective on how to succeed in this competitive landscape, differentiation and the sliding scale of entertainment and information, the difference between an audience and a community, podcast analytics and how they’re changing, and even what Sriram has learned from his frontrow experience at Twitter recently.
00:00 – Intro
02:20 – Podcast trivia
06:07 – Starting a podcast
08:45 – Differentiating
13:10 – Information vs entertainment
18:08 – Getting off the talk track
20:40 – Growth and metrics
22:31 – Authenticity
27:10 – Secret sauce of podcasting
28:10 – Advice for new podcasters
29:58 – In-person events
32:06 – Tech as a force for good
34:50 – The next wave of social
37:23 – Creator middle class
41:16 – Podcast infrastructure
42:55 – ChatGPT
45:10 – Swapping lives with a celebrity
52:26 – Your personal monopoly
The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.