Drew Ackerman wants to help you fall asleep. Think of him as the Sandman of podcasting except that instead of sprinkling sand in your eyes he’s sprinkling hour long stories in your earbuds with his slow, droning voice so you can get your much needed rest and relaxation.
Drew describes his podcast, Sleep with Me, as a bedtime story podcast for grown ups and thanks to his hard work and dedication, he’s been helping insomniacs find the priceless sleep they’ve been craving. After discovering podcasts in 2005, he took the plunge and launched Sleep with Me in 2013, making him the last voice many people hear before they doze off for the night. With a head spinning amount of podcast downloads per month and the perfect sponsor to boot, Sleep with Me is evidence of just how impactful podcasting can be.
What We Covered:
03:21 – The importance of podcast conferences for him
05:16 – What people believe he looks like when they hear his voice
06:48 – The first time he discovered podcasts
08:03 – When he first started dabbling with podcasting
09:16 – What he did to learn the craft of podcasting
10:20 – His aha moment when he decided to start his Sleep with Me podcast
13:22 – If he’s always had a creative streak
14:21 – The family dynamic growing up with five siblings
15:39 – Who he thinks is the most surprised at where he’s ended up in life
17:06 – When he realized his podcast was starting to get attention
21:37 – The importance of promoting your content
22:38 – When people outside of the podcasting space started taking notice of his show