40 Over 40 in Podcasting for 2022

In our April issue, we celebrated 40 podcasters under the age of forty who are passionate about their topic of influence in the podcasting medium. This month, we asked for your help in identifying 40 Over Forty podcasters who also tirelessly strive to share their passion, knowledge, and experience in their specific areas of interest with listeners worldwide.

One of the beautiful aspects of the world of podcasting is that it doesn’t discern. People from all walks of life—all ages, races, religions, and opinions—have a place, making it that much easier for them to find audiences that turn into communities.

To the 40 Over Forty featured in the following pages, we salute and congratulate you!


Alex Terranova is the host of The DreamMason Podcast, co-host of The Coaching Show and The Frequency Shifters Show, and producer of over 15 other podcasts. A “performance alchemist” dubbed “The Anti-Excuses Coach” by Yahoo Finance, he supports wildly successful…

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Leveling Up Your Podcast

Podcasts are proving to be a profitable venture for companies. Thus, the scramble has begun to find the next big sensations. While some podcast-production companies are looking for a staff to put together a bunch of great shows, others are mining the world of independent podcasters. 

The companies behind the Racket App and the Stir App recently got together to help independent podcasters who aren’t getting the kind of sponsor money big shows receive via the Podcash campaign. 

Austin Petersmith, the CEO of Racket, said while the idea of giving away $100K to podcasters is a marketing plan, they’ve created it with more of a goodwill air. Thousands of podcasters applied, and recently, some were awarded between $250 and $5,000 in sponsorship money. In return, Racket and Stir hope those podcasters will throw some love their way on their shows. 

One of the hardest things to do with a podcast is spend money when there is no revenue. An extra $250 to $5,000 goes …

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Parenting for Connection: What Kids Really Want

Our kids are the leaders of tomorrow. 

Robbin McManne is passionate about Parenting Our Future—and that’s what her podcast is all about. 

She and her husband met when they worked at McDonald’s together. Two babies and a dog later, life had taken on new meaning for Robbin—as “mom.” She said:

“I’m somebody who loves to laugh. I love dad jokes that are mom jokes. I’m the funny one in the family… I just have a real love for life, for people, and for joy.”

But Robbin also knows what it’s like to be in the parenting trenches, right alongside her listeners. 

Robbin’s sons have grown up with some challenges. One has ADHD and learning disabilities and struggles with depression and anxiety. Robbin admits that it is truly debilitating for him and hard to watch as a parent who just wants to make her kid feel better.

Her 13-year-old son has experienced trauma, as well, and COVID-19 only exacerbated his anxiousness.                                …

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British Podcast Award Winners 2022

On Saturday 23rd July, the 2022 British Podcast Awards powered by Audible took place in London’s Kennington Park. Elis James and John Robins hosted, bringing their signature wit and humor. They were joined by the biggest names in podcasting including Idris & Sabrina Elba, Pandora Sykes, Jamie Laing, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Poppy Jay, Jon Sopel, Diana Vickers, Kem Cetinay, RedHanded, The Receipts’ Tolani Shoneye and Dr Rupy.

Congratulations to all!



PODCAST OF THE YEAR supported by Audible Presented by Jesse Lawson of VENT Documentaries WINNER: Dear Daughter – BBC World Service

PODCAST CHAMPION Presented by Cariad Lloyd  WINNER: You, Me and the Big C

LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD supported by Acast+ Presented by Jon Holmes WINNER: RedHanded

MOMENT OF THE YEAR supported by Audio UK Presented by RedHanded podcast GOLD: Coiled – Leanne Alie SILVER: Chinese Chippy Girl – Georgie Ma BRONZE: Masala Podcast – Sangee…

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UTR: Weight Loss for Quilters


It’s an unlikely duo—weight loss and quilting. Talk about a very specific podcast for a very specific group! In a lot of ways, the combination works. 

Host Dara Tomasson is a weight-loss coach by day and a quilter the rest of the time. She also took off 50 pounds without exercising and dieting… and she shares how she did it on her podcast. 

In addition, she covers how quilting can contribute to weight gain, and how to combat it. She actually uses the quilting theme to talk about all aspects of dieting that can also be tied to other facets of life—like going to parties (which quilters love!). 

The only problem with the podcast is that it’s sort of like a sofa bed—it’s trying to do too much. In that respect, it sacrifices on both topics. Don’t get me wrong… I do like the podcast. It’s just a little too much on the commercial side (it’s subtle, yes, but it’s there). 

You don’t have to be a quilter to use the diet tips and techniques,…

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More Than Movie Reviews

Podcasts that review the latest movies are in abundant supply. So, if you’re a movie fanatic, there are several available that offer in-depth discussions of your favorite films.

Those focused on film analysis, however, tend to be lesser-known. 

Still, whether you’re a filmmaker or a film buff, you can find a podcast to educate and inspire you. 

Here are 10 of the best non-recap film podcasts offering fresh insights into films:



Actor and comedian Paul Scheer and film critic Amy Nicholson team up and invite listeners to help them create a list of the best films on the planet. They examine unforgettable scenes from a diverse selection of movies, ranging from Conan the Barbarian to Shrek. In the first season of the podcast, Paul and Amy picked apart the AFI’s Top 100 films, and now, with the help of their listeners, they are working their way through documentaries, ho…

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Surgery & 9/11 Spark Meaningful Pursuits Leading To…

Many years before Jonathan Fields launched Good Life Project, his body told him he needed to make profound changes in his life. 

After starting and selling his own business in college, Fields wanted a new challenge, so he went to law school, finished at the top of his class, and started out with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement office in New York City, doing everything from investigating insider trading to securities, all under the cloak of secrecy. Three weeks after he jumped to one of the largest law firms in the city, working almost nonstop and barely going home, a pain started emerging from the center of his body. 

At first, he ignored it, until it became so brutal, he could barely breathe or stand up.

“I found myself whisked into the hospital and undergoing emergency surgery—whatever immune system I had left kind of collapsed at that point. There was an infection brewing in my body that just mushroomed into this giant…

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Discover The History Of Saqartvelo Georgia

One of the many wonderful things about the world of history is that there’s always something new to discover. There’s a battle, a new movement, or a personality one might not have come across before. Even the most avid of history podcast fans will stumble across a little-explored corner of the world to delight them. 

One such corner would be the country of Georgia… a place that presumably flies under most people’s historical radars. 

Cuban-American Roberto Toro wants to right this wrong. His interest in Georgia started while studying abroad in Russia. There, he was introduced to the culture and the food of this small Caucasian state. Basically, eating at a Georgian restaurant once or twice a week fed not only his appetite, but also his interest in the country.

“The restaurant was next to the school, so it was very hard to not eat Georgian food, and for cheap. Then, I went to Georgia for four days, because I made a friend at school. They invited me over d…

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No Guilty Pleasure

When Bad on Paper’s Grace Atwood decided to take a break from podcasting, co-founder Becca Freeman knew right away she wanted former guest Olivia Muenter to step in as her new co-host. 

Unbeknownst to both at the time, Freeman and Muenter each routinely take time in January to evaluate and plan for the upcoming year. Muenter was in the middle of that process when she received Freeman’s offer to co-host earlier this year. 

“I was intimidated by this idea of taking over for Grace… to have such a huge, engaged audience,” Muenter says. “I had decided I would probably say ‘no.’”

Freeman understood that feeling. For her, it was in January 2018—in the middle of her annual reflection—when Atwood first suggested they start a book-club podcast. Already an established lifestyle blogger and influencer with 100,000 Instagram followers, Atwood was itching for a new project.

“Grace realized one of the most engaged but underexplored areas of her blog was books,” Freeman…

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A Fascination with Facts

This is Part Four, the final installment, of our series featuring our true-crime panel. 

So far, we have covered some intriguing questions:

Part One – Why do you “true crime”?

Part Two – How do you “podcast”?

Part Three – What do you do when it’s too much?

We have now come full circle with this last chapter, for which we return to the “why” question and segue into “What keeps you going?”

And the answer is clear: 

The search for the truth. A determined hunt for a resolution. 

Or, as Anna-Sigga put it, “a fascination for the facts.”

As a reminder, here are our panelists:

Margot, host of Military Murder

Lori, host of The Unlovely Truth

Anna-Sigga, cohost of Anatomy of Murder

Kenzi and Holly, cohosts of Crimeaholics

Jake, cohost of Strictly Stalking

We left off Part Three by alluding to that fascination for the facts, in relation to the discussion about the podcasting endeavo…

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