The Producers Podcast - Voiceover and Audio Production

The Producers Podcast - Voiceover and Audio Production

This is a resource for Audio Producers and Voice Over artists. We cover Radio Imaging Production, Voiceover of all kinds (including TV Promo, Imaging, Commercial, Trailer, Industrial, Online, Social), Audio Technology, industry trends past present and future and anything related to audio and visual media. It is an interview format and there is a sizable effort put into the quality of guests selected to be interviewed. It doesn't matter how long they have been working or what they do. Guests will be widely respected, fierce competitors, highly skilled and unwaveringly hard workers.

Episodes

December 20, 2019 78 mins
Neil Wilson is an experienced Voice Actor based in the Baton Rouge area. His work is found on Radio like GO COUNTRY in L.A., TV Promo work such as FX Network and HBO, TV Affiliate, Commercial and more. Neil is also, possibly, the biggest football fan I know…like right up to the edge of annoying without quite crossing over. You’ll never guess which team he is out of his mind for by going to his website or looking at the ...
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Pete Gustin is the voice of many Radio and TV stations, Movie Trailers, national commercial campaigns and perhaps most notably, the signature voice of The Fox News Channel.  Pete also has a background in radio production starting his career at WEEI, one the more powerful stations in one the largest American Radio Markets, Boston, Mass.  In fact, he started at WEEI and its sister stations during college and remained there for 18 yea...
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September 29, 2019 79 mins

JAMES STODD is Group Production Director – Celador Radio plus Classic Rock Imaging Producer at Benztown.  James is a UK based Radio Imaging producer who has held a well rounded variety of jobs. From his start as a “jock” in college to Radio Mercury in Crawley where he got his start with Production among other stops along the way, eventually he would land at Capital Network and then Head of Production at Capital FM  95.8 i...

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September 2, 2019 63 mins
I can safely say my guest is a “ROCK GUY” and that is both a compliment and true.  He would also be the first to tell you it’s what he loves and what he has done his entire career.  The thing is, he also does a ton more. Malcom Ryker is the Creative Services Director (Radio Imaging) at iHeartMedia San Diego. Malcom also serves as the “Rock Guy” iHeart’s national production team.  He voices countl...
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July 31, 2019 88 mins
Steve Taylor has been on an impressive RISE over the last few years.  For me, I went from sort of knowing of him and hearing him some places…to befriending him and hearing him EVERYWHERE!  Based on his work with iHeart Radio Stations, TV Networks and Local TV Affiliates… and everything else he does… he might be one of the most “heard” voice actors working today. From a variety of National and Local rad...
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June 3, 2019 59 mins
Another returning guest, Jeff Schmidt is back for a very specific reason: He is producing some of the biggest and most successful podcasts available. Jeff is atop-tier radio imaging producer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Most recently, as I mentioned, he’s focused on podcast production.  In this “new” podcast realm he has produced DR. DEATH, DIRTY JOHN, FEAR, OVER MY DEAD BODY, IMAGINED LIFE, GLADIATO...
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May 1, 2019 60 mins
As a Voice Actor Issa Lopez makes it very clear that she knows who she is…and who she is NOT. This is one of the biggest factors in her growth and success.  Issa is a bilingual talent focusing on Radio Imaging, Commercial, Narration, IVR and more in both English and Spanish.  She is heard all over North, Central and South America on Radio, TV, Online and more.  Issa started as a Singer, seeing much success, and was faced with...
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April 1, 2019 66 mins
A veteran Voice Actor, Mark Peeples is heard…everywhere. Radio, TV Affiliate are the BIG ones for Mark but he also reads Promo, Trailers, Commercial, Late Night TV bits and more in his Alabama studio.  Mark started in Radio but shifted to Voiceover pretty early in his career in Atlanta.  One of his big “breaks” was for Turner and as you will hear it basically all got rolling from there.  I kick off the interview w...
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March 17, 2019 63 mins
Roger Keeler is UNIQUE.  He is also immensely talented, creative, experienced, off-beat, musical, and highly SKILLED in all things audio. BUT above all else – UNIQUE. This is one of the few people I wanted to have on for a second time. When I am out in the wild talking Imaging with other pros his name comes up often.  I doubt he knows how many people look up to him.  His skills are wide ranging but he excels at one of the mos...
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February 28, 2019 56 mins
Our guest, Dan Mumford, spent a decade at RADIO 1 in the UK starting at age 25. He then had some other Radio Imaging related jobs but quickly found his place as a successful music and sound design producer/composer/engineer.  We discuss his music background, radio background and how they intersect. Of course we talk tech — you better check out the pics of his studio including his modular synth! Maybe most importantly we get i...
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January 29, 2019 73 mins

Today I bring on a Voice Actor with an enormous body of work. Beau Weaver has seen great success in TV Affiliate work, Network Promo, Syndicated TV Promo, Commercial, Narration, Trailers, Live Announce (Emmy’s and more), Animation, Radio Imaging and everything in between. Beau started in radio in the 60’s moving into voiceover in the late 70’s and has been cruising ever since.

Beau has won awards including the Promax BDA Award for ...

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December 13, 2018 90 mins
To finish off 2018 in style I decided the show would require a TEAM as opposed to ONE guest.  In fact, I welcome not just “a” team but perhaps THE team.  The 7-man Imaging Collective at CAPITAL and CAPITAL XTRA are ALL guests on the show.  We commandeered the big studio at Capital and even had multiple remote locations mixed in. I can’t begin to summarize everything we discussed but I did my best to cover most of ...
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November 1, 2018 77 mins
I should lead with one of the big reasons I wanted Nik Smon on the show:  He uses Ableton.  Music producers, especially electronic producers, might say, “So what?”  But in the Radio Imaging world it’s rather rare to work in this DAW.
(Warning – Voice talents or NOT-so-nerdy-audiophiles – we get super nerdy with audio geekery)
I saw Nik in action on stage at the Imaging Days in Amsterdam. He was method...
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October 1, 2018 65 mins
“Write it down. Write down what you want. Write down your goals.”

I’ll lead off this post with those wise words provided from my guest, Rich Van Slyke. Sort of seems obvious…yet is it?  How many of us actually do that?  I do not.
On top of being a stellar Radio Imaging Voice, Rich is bringing some perspective today!  The type of perspective that comes from many years of experience , quality experience. He i...
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September 3, 2018 57 mins
Brad is the Network Imaging Producer for NOVA Entertainment based in Sydney, Australia.  Great gig for a seasoned veteran of the industry…or for someone who has been in for 5 YEARS and is all of 24 YEARS OLD!  You wouldn’t know how old or young he is by talking to him.  You will know how much passion and love he has for the Radio Imaging Production industry and Radio in general.  I would list some of the many places he&...
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July 20, 2018 44 mins
Kelly Doherty, K3, KellyKellyKelly is the guest…again!  Kelly has been a big player in the Radio Imaging world for a very long time and became a household name playing at highest levels at a rather young age.  She is an Imaging Voice Artist heard on some of the pinnacle radio brands across the world in a variety of formats, produced imaging, managed imaging producers, hosted amazing radio imaging panels and is generally conne...
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June 28, 2018 74 mins
The transition from a successful career on-the-air in radio to independent full-time voice artist is not exactly an easy proposition and certainly not as easy as some people might expect it to be. Denver-based talent Josh Goodman is a multi-faceted voiceover artist who is LEGIT good at all the various….facets… and has navigated that radio to voice transition in a methodical, measured and fortuitous manner.  Josh Goodman...
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May 30, 2018 77 mins
UPDATE: I am not going to say Ron owes me $10 (I don’t think he accepted my bet) but today, June 7th 2018, Ron was able to announce he is joining the team at Reel World.  A GREAT Get for them!
The entire staff at the Producers Podcast (me) wishes him continued world domination and success.  
Ron Tarrant has been on a rapid rise in the Radio Imaging industry which has included jobs in small, large and MAMOTH markets…or &...
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April 27, 2018 68 mins
Bob Schmidt is the voice of the Fox Sports Radio Network, The Dan Patrick Show, AM 570 in LA and countless other (mostly sports) stations and shows around the US.  Bob is also…yes ALSO… an extremely talented Radio Imaging Producer.  He produces AM 570 in LA, calls that his home base and has been in that role since 2004.  I will admit I just didn’t know much about Bob before I reached out.  As will become clear if ...
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April 18, 2018 59 mins
After this interview, and based on our conversations away from the show, I can safely say that Scott Matthews LOVES radio and is proud to make it his primary focus.  Scott Matthews is a Radio Imaging Voice. I think I could leave it there and he would be fine with that.  But alas that is not all Scott is known for.  Yes, Scott is heard as Brand Voice on Radio Stations, in various radio formats, around the world.  It would take me to...
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