Dan Benjamin began podcasting in 2006. In 2008, he founded the 5by5 podcast network, where he has hosted dozens of shows, and helped many podcasters get started.
He is also the founder of Fireside, the podcast hosting and analytics company built to make podcast hosting easy, reliable, and fun.
In a past life, Dan was a corporate stooge and eventual CTO of several startups. He's written for A List Apart and O’Reilly, made screencasts for PluralSight, and been coding for almost two decades. He co-founded a pre-Facebook social network about wine called Cork’d (acquired by Gary Vaynerchuk) and a website for parents called Playgrounder (aquired by Uncrate).
Dan is based in Austin, Texas, known for it's great music, amazing food (especially BBQ), and full-sized pickup trucks, all three of which he enjoys immensely.
February 13th, 2015 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
Dan talks about podcasts as creations vs. time shifted radio, recording (and not recording) when you're sick, ID3 tags, managing wires, the benefits and downsides of pre recording intros and outros, interviewing techniques, using affiliates as sponsors, a
January 23rd, 2015 | Season 1 | 1 hr 8 mins
Dan talks about download tracking with podtrac and libsyn, other tools like Showbot and the topics engine, recording screencasts, the new Audio Hijack, fair use in podcasting, patreon instead of sponsors, and more.
January 15th, 2015 | Season 1 | 47 mins 54 secs
Dan Benjamin answers your questions on topics including how to put content first, working with remote guests, keeping focused, a Skype tips for good quality audio, effective recording techniques, and more.
December 31st, 2014 | Season 1 | 52 mins 28 secs
Dan Benjamin answers listener questions about the importance of a regular show, submitting shows to iTunes, counting downloads and listeners, affordable podcast hosting solutions, building a custom podcast CMS, interview style, soundproofing your home and
December 19th, 2014 | Season 1 | 49 mins 46 secs
Dan answers questions about promoting a show on iTunes, working with advertiser content, the importance of theme music for a podcast, how to handle Skype issues, and more.
December 11th, 2014 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
Dan talks about recording multiple people remotely and in the same room, the importance of cover artwork, editing as a crutch, streaming live, and answers listener questions, and for the special Tech segment, he is joined by guest Jim Metzendorf to explai
December 5th, 2014 | Season 1 | 49 mins 12 secs
Dan Benjamin answers listener's Twitter questions about starting a podcast, accurate download tracking, microphones, recording equipment, and more.