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Navigating the Podcast Movement

Moderated by Levi Weinhagen (Yes, That Levi) with Twila Dang (Matriarch Digital Media), CJ Fortier (Blunt Cuts), Elizabeth Ries (Best to the Nest) and Beth Gibbs (PodMN).

Let’s take a look at the Podcast Movement. Podcasts are crazy popular. Often with cult-like followings. They are a trending component of content strategy that is consistently discussed and debated by every company and thought leader. Should we, shouldn’t we, can we?…what’s worthy content?…what makes one successful?…can it be an effective revenue stream?

There are so many questions, resources and great content in our local market – and we are excited to have these local experts help us navigate this conversation and learn more!

Levi Weinhagen

Podcast and Audio Producer, Host and Moderator

  • Writer, Producer, Performer and Educator
  • Deeply committed to kindness, comedy, justice and empathy.
  • @thatlevi | leviweinhagen

Twilia Dang

CEO, Radio Personality, Creative Producer and Podcast Host

  • Founder and CEO of a full-service media company aimed at changing the way we talk to and talk about women and girls.
  • Founder of Pod Du Nordcast – Twin Cities podcast convention.
  • @matriarchdigitalmedia | matriarchdm | @twiladang


CJ Fortier

Creative Director, Fashion Stylist and Podcast Host

Elizabeth Ries

TV and Radio Personality, Podcast Host

  • Co-host of Best to the Nest – a podcast exploring the simple concept of creating strong, comforting beautiful nests that prepare us to fly.
  • Passionate about cooking and all things food and urban farming.
  • @elizries | @besttothenest

Beth Gibbs

Senior Editor, Podcast Producer and Host

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