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The Goodbye Show

As you can probably tell, I'm not great at saying goodbye. Instead, when it comes to podcasts, I often just move on. Which is dumb and kinda sad since I had such a good time creating the NextMarket podcast and interacting with many of the listeners. Because of that, I thought I'd say goodbye, tell you why I've moved on, and introduce you to the Smart Kitchen Show where we're talking about many of the same things (like the future of media), only through a food lens. So take a listen. And...


#102: Mark Cuban

The NextMarket Podcast is back after a long hiatus! The guest for this episode is Mark Cuban, who joins Mike to discuss: -The state of the 2016 Presidential campaign -Why he decided to discuss Donald Trump's wealth -The efforts by political insiders to recruit Cuban to make a third party run -Whether he would consider running for president in the future -Hillary's weaknesses as a candidate -His work with others to create a possible new political party -His investment history and record on...


#93: Jason Hirschhorn on running Sling, MySpace & Taking REDEF From Hobby To Company

Guest: Jason Hirschhorn Nearly two decades into when many started using email, most of us still have our favorite newsletter and valuable info we get via the inbox. Jason Hirschhorn, who put MTV into the Internet age and later helped run Sling Media and MySpace, took a hobby and turned into a business around his great curated newsletter of interesting articles, video and stuff he puts together every day. Mike caught up with Jason to talk about REDEF and how he got from his early days at...

#67: Marshall Kirkpatrick on leaving blogging, getting funded by Mark Cuban

For a while, there was probably no more prolific tech blogger than Marshall Kirkpatrick. HIs prodigious output at AOL, Techcrunch and finally ReadWriteWeb was amazing to behold, and he owed much of his success to systems he developed for early discovery of trends and technologies. So when he announced he was leaving pro blogging to create a company that would help people discover emerging trends and information, it wasn't all that surprising. Marshall and I talk about his years as a pro...


Ty Hildenbrandt of The Solid Verbal podcast talks building community, focus

This conversation is with Ty Hildenbrandt, one of the creators of The Solid Verbal podcast. I got to know Ty through online and the podcast world, and when I heard his story about how he doubled his audience year over year by focusing on quality and tending to his community, I thought it would make an interesting part of my ongoing podcast series. For those of you not familiar with the Solid Verbal podcast, it's a show focused exclusively on college football. We talk about the origin story...


Stitcher's Noah Shanok talks podcast market, raising VC round in '08 crisis

Summary: I caught up with Noah Shanok recently, the CEO of Stitcher, to talk about the popular podcasting service. Stitcher is a drastic departure from the early days of connect and sync podcasting, a company that is looking not only at being on as many phones and mobile devices as possible (they've signed up over 9 million accounts to date), but also inside every connected car that's on the road. Noah and I talk about the backstory of Stitcher, what areas of the market excite him and...


Anthony Casalena of Squarespace talks commerce, Squarespace 6, Tumblr & web

Summary: I caught up with Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena in late March to talk to him about his company's new commerce platform, as well as how he thinks web publishing platforms have changed since he started Squarespace back in 2004 with money borrowed from his father. We also talk about why they've always pursued a premium strategy, Squarespace 6, Tumblr & Wordpress and much more. To listen or subscribe to more NextMarket podcasts, simply do so using one of the following channels:...


Adam Carolla on the podcast business, selling Mangria and the future of Car

Adam Carolla launched his podcast in 2009, just days after his terrestrial radio program was cancelled. Since then, he's gone on to create one of the largest podcast networks around, featuring a number of podcasts, all centered around the flagship Adam Carolla Show. In this podcast, Adam talks about his views on podcasting, how he runs his business, why nothing is "free" if you're running a podcast business, how and why he pulled the plug on his father's podcast, why selling Mangria is...


Scott Meyer of Basic Instructions talks webcomics, his new novel and Disney

Summary: Scott is a former standup comedian who has been creating his very funny webcomic, 'Basic Instructions' (which can be found at for over a decade, and recently published his first novel, 'Off to Be the Wizard'. Scott and I talk about his comic, getting discovered by Dilbert creator Scott Adams (and how the subsequent traffic swallowed his site for 48 hours), his novel, working at DisneyWorld and the sheer weirdness of Florida. If you enjoy this podcast,...


Microsoft's Podcast Man Rob Greenlee on the State of the Podcast

Summary: Like Apple, Microsoft has been one of the most supportive big tech companies behind podcasting. Rob Greenlee has been there for the entire ride, helping to get podcasts launched first on Zune and more recently being the go-to guy for podcasts on Xbox and Windows Phone. I talk to Rob about the history of the podcast at Microsoft, how he's seen podcasting evolve, where he thinks it's going and, oh yeah, Joan Rivers (she has a new podcast, after all). This conversation is one of the...