We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan and Tyler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan and Tyler, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
Giving up was never really an option. We didn’t want to go back to desk jobs. We put ourselves in a situation that we, basically, couldn’t get out of. We had SO many different celebrities and brands relying on us each month that the only option was forward.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
We’re a Podcast Network. We tell the story of a broader spectrum of people. All walks of life. We also provide more services for our hosts than typical Networks.
It definitely wasn’t easy. It still isn’t easy. We are breaking barriers and overcoming challenges every single day.
One of the biggest things we’ve learned is how to find the balance between friendships and professional relationships with the Podcast Hosts. It’s possible but it’s strategic.
We are just looking for more organic growth. We are excited about partnering with new brands and talent to grow our network and make quality shows.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Right now we aren’t able to really take anyone anywhere. But pre-covid one of our favorite spots to take people was Highland Park Bowl and make a drink at Black Cat afterward. Tyler likes Tiki Ti. He likes a Tiki drink on a rainy day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When we started the company we were more of a broad media production company. In 2018 when we decided to start producing podcasts, we wouldn’t have grown or become a recognizable name in the industry if it wasn’t for William Sterling. He brought his experience, advice, and connections to allow us to take on more shows with larger audiences.