As always, we’re working really hard on new episodes of Audience. In the meantime, we're going to take a trip into our archives this week and listen in on a 3 Clips Episode. This one features the podcast Dirt Cheap. Dirt Cheap is all about the world of dirt cheap paperback novels, specifically old pulp novels. Host Evo Terra talks with podcasters Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden about what it is like to collaborate with a loved one on a creative project, the importance of structure (even in a comedy show), and the balance needed with banter. At Castos, we can help you make your show. Aside from our suite of creative tools, we also have a team of professionals who can help bring your show to life. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the link in the Resources/Links section below. 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit castos.com Inside This Episode: You can listen to all episodes of Dirt Cheap on Neon Hum’s website You can follow Amanda Meadows on twitter @amandonium To learn more about Geoffrey, check out his website This episode was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot @smallleaguestu Music is by Tyler Litwin About Evo: Evo Terra has the dubious honor of releasing the 40th podcast… ever. Other notable podcasting elements from his past include authoring Podcasting For Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies, launching and running one of the first large podcast networks, building a successful strategic podcast consultancy, and is a celebrated keynote speaker on stages around the world. He’s also done a bunch of really, really weird stuff that Google still shows. Resources/Links: Castos Academy: https://academy.castos.com/ Castos, private podcast: https://academy.castos.com/privatepodcast/ Castos, website: https://castos.com/ Castos, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/castos Clubhouse video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8729ZpWpmIw
Dirt Cheap: Serious Goofballs (ft. Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden)
3 Clips Podcast by Castos
It’s almost a meme at this point. A group of friends sitting around riffing say “this should be a podcast!.” Often those podcasts don’t work because they lack structure and a clear direction. Dirt Cheap is NOT one of those podcasts. It’s funny, edgy and off the cuff but still manages to keep a basic structure that makes for an easy, entertaining listen. Husband and wife duo, Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden teamed up with production studio Neon Hum to bring us this unique podcast. The premise is actually pretty simple. Geoffrey reads from a dime store novel called “Murder in the Glass Room” a baffling noir novel from the 1940’s, while Amanda reacts in real time (with plenty of commentary and bantering between the two hosts.) The result is a 22 episode story arc that will leave you laughing. The pair chat with Evo about the importance of structure within a show, how they take they goofiness seriously, and in general, their creative process for making Dirt Cheap. LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTOS 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit castos.com Inside the Episode You can listen to all episodes of Dirt Cheap on Neon Hum’s website You can follow Amanda Meadows on twitter @amandonium To learn more about Geoffrey, check out his website This episode was produced and edited by Stuart Barefoot @smallleaguestu Music is by Tyler Litwin About the Host Evo Terra has the dubious honor of releasing the 40th podcast… ever. Other notable podcasting elements from his past include authoring Podcasting For Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies, launching and running one of the first large podcast networks, building a successful strategic podcast consultancy, and is a celebrated keynote speaker on stages around the world. He’s also done a bunch of really, really weird stuff that Google still shows.
Break out the ceiling high blackboards, it's time to run the numbers on Hidden Figures. Released in 2016, it was the feel good Oscar movie of the season. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and fictional white man, Kevin Costner. We're joined by the wonderful Amanda Meadows (Oni Press, Limerence Press) who helps us get to the bottom of who this movie was for (not Black people). We discuss white acceptance as a character arc, "racism-lite", and the fact that someone's grandmother 100% spit on Ruby Bridges. We sadly forgot to recommended movies to watch instead this week, but we all agree you should watch Summer of Soul if you haven't yet. There's surprisingly poignant space stuff in there. Follow Amanda at @Amandonium on Twitter and @Megamanda on Instagram. Also check out the newest book she's editing for Oni Press, Orcs in Space by Rick and Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland, as well as (deep breath) Abed Gheith, Rashad Gheith, Michael Tanner, Francios Vigneault, DJ Chavis and Dave Pender. Follow us @white_pod and write to us at email@example.com to give us your own thoughts and revisions on Hidden Figures, AKA Whitey on the Moon, The Movie.
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to comic editor and podcast host Amanda Meadows (@amandonium) about the specific topic of how to begin taking care of plants in your home. What are the easiest plants you can take care of without killing them outright? How are your pets ruining that Instagram Millennial plant parent look? Is horticulture the It new thing for a while during the pandemic? And why are Diane Warren's bangs like that? Let's do this again some time!
Ep. 04 This Diaper Doesn't Get Any Worse feat. Amanda Meadows
Ring Ring! with Renie Rivas
Editor/Publisher/Podcaster Amanda Meadows and Renie got that WAP for double sink bathrooms! Less so for privilege disparities, fake sticker wood, and healing crystals not pulling their weight in our time of need.
Episode 378 - Trapped in Gyms f/ Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows
War Rocket Ajax
The publishers of The Devastator are back to talk about their new Wet Hot American Summer Fantasy Camp RPG! We get into it with them about game design, appealing to fans of both the movie and gaming, Geoffrey's near-unbelievable bio, character creation, getting the blessing of the Wet Hot crew, preferred classes, fighting over who gets to be a can of vegetables, and much more! Plus, we take a listener question from Tumblr!
5 pitfalls to avoid when making an anthology with Devastator Press publisher Amanda Meadows
The Complete Creative
This week on the show we welcome back Amanda Meadows to Jam out about anthologies with me! Amanda is the publisher of Wannabe Press along with Geoffrey Golden, and their awesome comedy publisher started our through anthologies, specifically Devastator Press. If you haven’t listened to her previous episode, check it out by clicking here. This episode is part of the celebration of our new anthology project, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, a 224-page monster anthology about monsters, which is live on Kickstarter now. It’s 47 creators and 30 comics about monsters of all kinds; funny monster, scary monster, fantasy monsters, sci-fi monster, and more. It’s just $40 shipped right to your door (in the US), and you get the pdf of the book included, and a digital download of the cover image, at no extra charge! Check it out today by clicking here. I wanted to have Amanda back on the show, specifically, because she’s created 13 different anthologies, and really built her entire business from anthologies into a full line publisher. I wanted to know the top five pitfalls new anthology creators should avoid when they are planning their project. Here’s her list. 1. Sloppy Planning + Infrastructure Most people beginning an anthology project for the first time don’t realize they need a process in place for accepting and managing submissions (what’s your timeline? where’s your documentation?), streamlining production (what’s your CMS?), keeping all their assets in order (where are all the files kept and backed up?), getting consistent final files (what are the print specs? do you have PS or InD template?) from all their contributors. All those above questions have to be answered before you start taking pieces, or it’ll be a monster of a puzzle for you at the end of the project. 2. Lack of Guidance (AKA Lateness) There can be a reluctance from editors of anthologies to, well, be editors. They want to commission the piece then expect it in their inbox by a certain date. But many contributors need more help in order to finish their pieces. Many creatives don’t really know (they were never trained) how to manage other creatives. The biggest issue in this category is lateness. One late piece can cause a cascade of production problems and delays. Learning how to communicate effectively and promptly with contributors is key to, if not preventing, then at least managing late pieces better. 3. Loose Curation An anthology is as good as its curation. There can and will always be amazing gems, but if the one story doesn’t work after another, it can make the whole book feel less amazing. You also want to ensure that there is a baseline of art and writing quality you’re sticking to. Nail down your criteria for submissions and make sure you’re transparent about those criteria if submissions are open to the public. There can and absolutely should be anthologies for newcomers and beginners, but if you are doing that, make sure you’ve chosen styles and tones that complement each other, and stories that make sense for the theme of the book. The order of stories can make or break a reading experience. 4. Zero Retail Marketing or Publicity Just, in general. Anthologies don’t exactly get the star treatment in comics shops or book stores. They’re hard to sell unless there’s some major internet juice or star power behind it. So you have to be crafty and have a plan. Not just the Kickstarter plan, but the afterlife plan. How are you going to sell the stock remaining after shipping to your online orders? How will you mobilize your contributors to push the book beyond the first few months of release? If you’re going to conventions, how will you promote those appearances? How will you retain interest in the book after year one, two, three of it being available? 5. The Urge to Make More Anthologies I dunno, do you need to make another one? Sometimes it makes sense to let the anthology go, and move on the next big challenge: writing or editing a full-length graphic novel, starting a new indie series, or write a novella. Sometimes the arduous task of launching a good anthology is enough to prepare you for the next thing. For example, if you make a gorgeous and well-received anthology like my friend Taneeka Stotts did with the queer fantasy tome BEYOND, you should try to roll that goodwill into a partnership with another entity, get a gig on another book — seize the moment. If you’ve got a hit on your hands and see specific demand for more anthologies, great! Do it. Otherwise, consider taking a break and moving on to a new format and change things up. I really appreciate her putting together such a thorough, thoughtful list. This is all advice I would have loved to have before I planned my first anthology. I mean my book turned out amazing, but some of it was just because of the awesome creators that I chose to work with, and not so much my amazing organizational sense. I ended up hoping it would work out because of my own scheduling issues, and it just happened to be amazing at the end of the day. If you want to thank Amanda for her amazing advice, Amanda is on twitter @amandonium. You can find Devastator Press on Twitter @getdevastated. If you love the show, please go to iTunes by clicking here. Please subscribe to the show, rate and review us today. Finally, go check out our amazing 224-page monster anthology, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, live on Kickstarter now. If you love monsters, this is the anthology for you. Check it out by clicking here.
"Airplane Mode" ft. Robin Higgins and Amanda Meadows
Lady to Lady
#3 - Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator)
On Comedy Writing
Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden, founders of The Devastator — the only all-comedy book publisher in America — join Alan to talk about writing comedy for the internet, how to write a comic book, and what they look for in pitches for The Devastator. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.