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How to build a media business by two outsiders learning the craft. Matt Reustle and Dom Cooke have decades of experience in... more

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Every Things, Everywhere, All at Once with Dan Shipper

Our guest today is Dan Shipper, the co-founder and CEO of Every. Every started at the beginning of the pandemic... more

16 May 2024 · 58 minutes
Tim Ferriss - Curating Curiosities

This week, we bring you two titans of the podcasting world, Tim Ferriss and our very own Colossus chairman, Patrick... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Undisputed Media Lessons with Mike Stricoff

Our guest today is sports media veteran Mike Stricoff. Mike spent a decade producing live sports talk on national TV,... more

11 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Business, Culture, and Content with Emily Sundberg

Welcome back to Making Media. Our guest today is Emily Sundberg. Like many of our most creative guests, Emily has... more

21 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Building a Podcast Empire with Jack Davenport

Our guest today is Jack Davenport. Jack is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of British-based Goalhanger Podcasts. Goalhanger is the... more

07 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Decoding Media with Peter Kafka

Our guest today is Peter Kafka. If you've listened to media podcasts, you've likely listened to Peter's Recode Media. It... more

22 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
Read What Matters with Ben Springwater

Our guest today is Ben Springwater. Ben is the founder of Matter, a reading app that pulls everything you want... more

15 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
A 30,000 Foot View of Niche Media Businesses with Jon Ostrower

Our guest today is the preeminent aviation journalist, Jon Ostrower. Jon is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Air Current,... more

12 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Spike Eskin - What Sports Media Can Teach Us

If you make a podcast or like sports, you will enjoy this episode. Spike Eskin runs all of the programming... more

01 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Building The Athletic with Adam Hansmann

Our guest today is Adam Hansmann, co-founder of The Athletic. The Athletic launched in 2016 when the idea of paying... more

25 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Walking the Fairways with CBS Sports Writer Kyle Porter

Our guest this week is CBS Sports Writer Kyle Porter. Kyle writes and podcasts about golf for CBS, and he... more

18 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
2023 Recap

We reflect on Making Media's inaugural year and 2023 as a whole for the podcasting world. From shifts in the... more

11 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
The Evolution of FreightWaves with Craig Fuller

Today's guest is Craig Fuller, Founder and CEO of FreightWaves and CEO of FLYING Magazine. We get into some of... more

04 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
A Lesson in Paid Growth with Jonathan Becker

Our guest today is Jonathan Becker, Founder of Thrive Digital. Paid growth is a complex topic and it is something... more

28 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
The North Face Presents with Kaki Orr

Today, we’re joined by Kaki Orr, the Creative Director for Branded Content at The North Face. After a career as... more

21 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
Best Books, Movies, and Podcasts of 2023 with Web Barr

Part of our mission with Making Media is to highlight great content across the internet. Today, we're sharing our favorite... more

14 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
The Story of Stripe Press with Tamara Winter

Our guest today is Tammy Winter, the Commissioning Editor of Stripe Press. As the name suggests, Stripe Press is a... more

07 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
The MCU: A Marvel Deep-Dive with Joanna Robinson

Today we are talking Marvel. It's the cinematic universe that's made over $30 billion at the box office (and that's... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Inside Architectural Digest with Amy Astley

Our guest today is Amy Astley, global editorial director and editor-in-chief of the Iconic Architectural Digest. It's rare to find... more

13 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
7 More Nuggets of Media Wisdom

In early October, Matt put together seven insights that he's learned and implemented from this show. Today, it's Dom's turn... more

02 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
The Ringer’s Press Box with Bryan Curtis

We are joined today by Bryan Curtis, Editor-at-Large at The Ringer. Bryan writes excellent columns on theringer.com and hosts The... more

26 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
The Power of a Newsletter with Lenny Rachitsky

Today we welcome Lenny Rachitsky to Making Media. Lenny has built the biggest business publication on Substack, "Lenny’s Newsletter," with... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Inside Colossus - Debriefing a Successful Launch

Last week, we launched a new Colossus podcast called Art of Investing. It was our biggest and most successful launch... more

17 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Media Playbooks: Events, New Verticals, and More with Jacob Donnelly

This is Matt Reustle and today I am joined by Jacob Donnelly. Jacob is the founder at A Media Operator... more

12 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
7 Nuggets of Media Wisdom

Today on Making Media Matt shares his top 7 bits of media wisdom that he has thoughtfully curated during his... more

05 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
Life as a Writer with David Coggins

Today we have a special guest on Making Media. There are few people who write and live like David Coggins.... more

28 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
The Voice of Pickleball with The Dink’s Thomas Shields

This week we cover another niche media business. Our guest, Thomas Shields, launched The Dink in late 2020 and has... more

21 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
More with Less Media with Brian Morrissey

Today we're sitting down with Brian Morrissey and getting back to the guts and glory days of the media industry.... more

14 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Matt Levine - Wall Street’s Art Critic

Today we speak with the Wall Street Wonder, Matt Levine. Matt's Bloomberg column, Money Stuff, has become a must read... more

07 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Flying Under the Radar with Flightradar24

Today, we’re speaking to the CEO of Flightradar24, Fredrik Lindahl. Flightradar24 might not qualify as a traditional media company but... more

31 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Courtside with The Tennis Podcast and David Law

Our guest today is David Law. David is a broadcaster and co-founder of the biggest podcast in tennis, aptly named... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Man Behind Richard Branson and Virgin’s Brand

Our guest today is Greg Rose, who has worked closely with Richard Branson at Virgin for nearly 15 years. As... more

17 Aug 2023 · 50 minutes
How to Start a Podcast

Today, we’re answering a question we get a lot. How do you start a podcast? We’ll tell you everything you... more

10 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Finding Your Favorite Thing with Liberty RPF

Our guest today is someone we've mentioned frequently on this podcast, Liberty RPF. It's difficult to define exactly what Liberty... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Is Forbes Worth $800 Million?

Today’s episode is a little different. Rather than bring a guest on, we’re going to break down how Forbes works.... more

27 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
Making Epic Acquisitions with Kevin Espiritu

Our guest today is Kevin Espiritu. Kevin is the founder and CEO of the world’s most followed gardening brand and... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Rethinking the Membership Model

Our guest today is Jay Clouse. Past guest Chris Hutchins told us that Jay had given him some of the... more

13 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Om Malik on his Conversation with Brunello Cucinelli

Our guest today is Om Malik. Back in 2015, Om published an interview, or what might better be described as... more

06 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
Building the Disney of B2B with Adam Ryan

Our guest today is Adam Ryan, the founder of Workweek. At Colossus, we're big fans of Workweek. We've hosted the... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Nailing a Niche in Radio with Louis Timpany

Today, we speak with the founder of the UK’s fastest growing radio station, Louis Timpany. Louis started Fix Radio in... more

22 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Top Content of 2023 with Web Barr

Part of our mission with Making Media is to highlight great content across the internet. Earlier this year, we talked... more

15 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Inside Colossus - Reflections on Hosting a Podcast with Eric Golden

Today, we speak with one of our esteemed hosts, Eric Golden, in our first in-person Making Media episode. After a... more

08 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
All the Media Growth Hacks with Chris Hutchins

Our guest today, Chris Hutchins, is a bit of a podcast whisperer and has some of the most unique ideas... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Morgan Housel on Writing

Today, we are going behind the scenes with a master of his craft, Morgan Housel. In the investing world that... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
IP: Making, Managing, and Monetizing with Legendary Comic Book Artist Todd McFarlane

We are diving deep into the world of intellectual property with legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane. IP sits at... more

18 May 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
A Media Briefing with Sara Fischer

Today, we speak to the person who keeps us up-to-date on everything media-related, Sara Fischer. Sara is a media reporter... more

11 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Secrets of Powerful Speaking and Listening with Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure is an expert in communication and one of the most powerful speakers in the world. How do I... more

05 May 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Inside Colossus: Mailbag and Metrics

After a huge week for the show, we take stock and open the mailbag of questions we’ve received over the... more

04 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Inside the Ropes with No Laying Up

We’re joined by the co-founder of Golf’s leading podcast and media business, Neil Schuster. No Laying Up has humble roots... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Is Podcasting the Future or the Past?

In this episode of Making Media, Matt and I speak with Bryan Barletta – the founder of Sounds Profitable. Sounds... more

20 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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Today, we are going behind the scenes with a master of his craft, Morgan Housel. In the investing world that Matt and... more