Cole Raven is the Co-founder of Podchaser. The platform helps to discover and share new podcasts. It is also a great tool for podcast creators to connect. The company is run remotely by a group of people that partly meet on Reddit.

Cole Raven Podchaser

I have reached Cole Raven, the co-founder of Podchaser, while he was traveling to Hawaii. Incidently a place I have very fond memories of, since I learned flying and received my private pilot’s licence on Oahu.

We talked about the value of platforms for discovery and community building. About remote teams, long time friendships and new friends found on Reddit. About serendipity in innovation and startup.

We also talked about remote companies, worldwide hiring, tools like Slack and Basecamp, building communities. About building a podcast platform, sharing data & credits, a growing central database for podcasts. And about fundraising in the podcasting world and new features coming along.

Enjoy the conversation!

Find out more about Podchaser on their website, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Cole on Podchaser

Links to mentions in the episode

Gimlet Media produce great narrative podcasts in New York City

Audio dramas on Podchaser

Zoom helps to do remote work

Basecamp Project Tool and company

Rework – Basecamp’s podcast

Slack the chat tool mentioned

Join the Podchaser Slack channel and help to develop the platform

Podcast Movement

iHeart Media Podcasts

Westwood One with Cumulus Media

PlayerFM podcast app

Radiopublic

NPR National Public Radio

The Business Insider article featuring Podchaser

The Reddit conversation about podcasting

The personal Podchaser feed

IMDb 

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