About the Author
Michael W. Geoghegan
is a well-known figure among podcasters and has been involved in podcasting since it earliest days. Because he started early, he has developed personal friendships with most of the key figures in podcasting. Michael has spoken and lead sessions at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. He was also the first person to lead introductory podcasting classes entitled "Podcasting 101". Michael is frequently sought for comment on podcasting by media sources such as CNN, Wired
magazine, The New York Times
and USA Today
, among many others. Michael produces his own show, Reel Reviews: Film Worth Watching, which has consistently scored in the top 10 among podcast listeners. He recently syndicated Reel Reviews content to DVDtalk.com, the Internet's largest DVD movie review and discussion site. Reel Reviews also currently has paid sponsors. Michael's sponsorship deals represent some of the first for mainstream companies outside the podcasting industry. In addition to Reel Reviews, Michael is executive producer of Grape Radio, a show about wine that in less than 8 weeks' time places in the top 10 out of over 4,000 available podcast shows. Grape Radio has experienced phenomenal growth and features interviews with leading experts in the wine industry. Michael continues to develop and produce shows aimed at the lifestyle and technology markets. He also offers his services as a consultant to businesses developing podcasting and portable media strategies. Michael is widely regarded as a leader in producing quality podcast audio. Many of his online articles on how to podcast remain some of the most popular and widely linked to. Michael lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and two young sons.Dan Klass
has worked professionally as an actor and comedian for more than 15 years, appearing in sitcoms, TV dramas and feature films while performing in venues throughout Los Angeles, including appearing regularly at the world famous The Comedy Store. Recently, he was the creator/writer/producer/star of NewsPop, an animated series for a joint Internet venture between Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks SKG and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. Throughout his career, Dan has worked as an advertising copywriter, written magazine articles, and worked with developers of interactive video systems for the toy industry. Klass is currently devoting most of his time to his podcasts, the weekly Old Wave Radio, a retro-80s music show, and the much acclaimed twice-weekly The Bitterest Pill, a comedy/talk show that revolves around his musings as a stay-at-home dad on the outskirts of the entertainment industry. The Bitterest Pill has been featured on NBC, NPR and on USAToday.com and the Christian Science Monitor
. Klass lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids and two Macs.