Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast web and mobile developer and entrepreneur, Leah Culver. Leah is the co-founder of Breaker, an iOS app for discovering new podcasts through social recommendations and collaborative filtering. In this episode, Harry and Leah discuss the genesis of Breaker as well as the many features it now boasts. They talk about the importance of leveraging and utilizing data, challenges of building a startup, and their shared experiences within the podcasting community. Finally, Leah and Harry tease The Global Podcast Meetup, a joint project they are working on currently.
“So, what we ended up doing differently at Breaker, or on the Breaker App, is that we allow you to sort of follow people as in a social network. You can like episodes. You can send them to people.” (05:06)
“What’s interesting about Breaker is that we see, from the first month to the second month of using Breaker, the number of shows that a user subscribes to doubles. So, it means that they’re discovering new content.” (16:07)
“It’s kind of our goal, for this year, to better connect podcasters with their audience.” (18:04)
“We want to make money when podcasters make money.” (28:47)
“We originally pitched Breaker as Netflix for podcasts in that we’re gonna make exclusive content and charge for it. But we’re also, at the same time, letting some other companies sort of try that model first to see how that goes.” (29:24)
“I’m really passionate about connecting people on the Internet so I’ve work a lot in blogging and social media.” (41:54)
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Leah’s Website – http://leahculver.com/
Breaker Audio Website – https://www.breaker.audio/
Leah’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahculver/
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Leah’s Twitter – @leahculver https://twitter.com/leahculver?lang=en
Leah’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/leahculver
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