Painless Podcast Guest Matching feat. Alex Sanfilippo of Pod Match


One of the tricky parts of podcasting is finding the right guest to bring onto your show. Booking Agents have been a great way to do this, but they’re often too expensive for most podcasters to afford. Today’s guest, podcaster Alex Sanfilippo, saw this problem happening for many podcasters and came up with a solution to help connect people more easily. His service Podmatch uses AI to match you with your best interview guests!

In this episode, Alex and Travis talk about:

  • How Podmatch works for you to give you painless interview matching and additionally helps to build community amongst podcasters through resources and events.
  • How to step away from a competitive mindset and embrace the power of connection, especially through networking.
  • Awesome book recommendations (see resource links below!).
  • The best ways to pitch potential guests and mistakes people often make when trying to get a guest.
  • Podcast interview etiquette, such as setting expectations and how to make your guests comfortable on your show.

Memorable Quotes

“Podmatch is an AI-driven program. It’s going to match you to your most ideal guest or most ideal host. It takes all of the guesswork out of it.”

“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much” -Helen Keller

Links to Resources


Alex’s website: Creating a Brand

Alex’s Podcast: Creating a Brand

Connect with Alex:

Book Recommendations:

-Kai-Fu Lee’s AI Superpowers

-Kevin Kelly’s 1000 True Fans

Nir Eyal’s Indistractable 

Once you’ve booked the guest of your dreams, download the PodDecks mobile app (Apple and Android) for great interview questions.

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Episodes (31)

Episode 27 · 1 month ago

How to Manage Content Creator Anxiety Feat. Sherianna Boyle

Overwhelm and anxiety are very common, especially among creative people. If you’re finding yourself up against a lot of negative feelings, it’s important to learn how to get out of that negative space so you can be the best version of your creative self.

In this episode, Travis chats with Sherianna Boyle, a podcaster, radio personality, and author, who specializes in processing emotions related to anxiety. Travis and Sherianna discuss:

  • How to identify Anxiety: Telling the difference between anxiety and stress.
  • Ways to resolve Anxiety: Emotions come along with anxiety and it’s important to create space to process those emotions.
  • The Seven Steps to Emotional Detox: Sherianna discusses the process that is the premise for her books and how you can apply it.
  • The science behind this method: There have been studies that have found real benefit to a lot of the processes discussed, such as meditation and using vibrations.
  • How Anxiety impacts behavior: Anxiety can negatively impact social interactions.
  • Reactivity: A different way to think about anxiety and how we tend to manage it in less-than-healthy ways.

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Your emotions matter. Processing them matters more.”
  • “That top layer is just what your brain and your nervous system are have to get that shovel and dig into the dirt a little deeper to see what’s underneath that feeling.”
  • “Reactivity is [...] how we make the uncomfortable comfortable.”
  • “If it’s not love, it’s probably a reaction.”
  • “If you’re spending all this energy worrying and doubting [...] you’re not opening up your brilliance to creativity”

Links to Resources:

Emotional Detox Podcast and Radio Show

Emotional Detox, book by Sherianna Boyle

Emotional Detox for Anxiety, book by Sherianna Boyle
Cleanse Gift: Calm Your Mind Meditation

Episode 26 · 1 month ago

Monetizing Your Podcast With Courses Feat. Molly Ruland

Podcasters are always looking for ways to monetize their podcasts. For a lot of people, this traditionally means finding a sponsor and inserting awkward ad breaks into their podcasts. But there are many ways you can monetize on your own terms, without a sponsor. One great way to do this is by creating a course that can turn into passive income for you for years to come.

In this episode, Travis chats with Molly Ruland, a course-creation expert, who shares:

  • How to monetize your podcast with a course: She breaks down how to reverse-engineer a course that supports your goals, how to find out what people want to know, and how to hook people into joining.
  • Her favorite podcasting tools: These include some life-changing book recommendations and using handy websites like Trello and Learndash to create a course portal.
  • Common mistakes she sees people make when creating their first course: It’s important to find a balance of doing your due diligence to create a course that your audience will actually want to take, but not getting paralyzed by perfectionism.

Memorable Quotes:

  • "Monetizing through your own course is similar to investing in your audience as opposed to creating your business off the back of another business"
  • “You have specific knowledge that people ask you about all the time. Why not turn that into something that can make you money?”
  • “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good”

Links to resources:

Go to to schedule a call with guest Molly Ruland who can help you build a course for your podcast.

Go to to join the Podcast Builder Club!

Go to to give your interviews a unique twist!

Episode 25 · 1 month ago

My 2020 Podcast Review Process

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on the past year, figure out what worked for you and what didn’t, and decide how you can improve yourself in the New Year. While people traditionally do this for their personal life, finances, and fitness goals, as a podcaster, it’s essential for you to take advantage of this time to reflect and set goals to enhance your show!

In this episode, Travis shares 5 things you can improve in your podcast for 2021:

  • Audio: Poor audio quality and awkward intros and outros can send your audience to other podcasts.
  • Analytics: While it’s not good to obsess about analytics weekly, it’s important at the end of the year to assess overall patterns.
  • System: Creating a step-by-step workflow for podcast production can help save you time and allow you to delegate tasks.
  • Scheduling: You can optimize your process for getting people on your show by streamlining the booking process and having them provide the information you need at the same time.
  • Plan out the First Quarter: Make one solid actionable goal and a detailed plan for how to achieve it to start your year off right.

Memorable Quotes:

  • “I think of podcast episodes as little soldiers. They’re out there working for me all the time.”

Links to resources:

Go to to join the Podcast Builder Club!

Go to to give your interviews a unique twist!

Episode 24 · 2 months ago

Why Should We Take Your Podcast Advice?

If you want to be a successful podcaster, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who’s already done it. Travis has launched over 100 podcasts with a combined 2 million downloads and wants to share what he’s learned to help you create the podcast of your dreams!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • His extensive audio and editing background and podcast experience
  • The power of podcasting and where it can lead if you stay consistent
  • What it means to find your voice and find what works for you
  • His promise to be transparent and help grow your audience
  • More details about PodcastBuddy, Pod Decks, and the Podcast Builders Club

Memorable Quotes:

  • “I’ve been editing podcasts for the last 8 years for coaches, entrepreneurs, authors, and all kinds of different podcasters.”
  • “My passion is to help people find their voice, grow their audience, and live the life of your dreams.”
  • “Whatever you do, keep going, keep creating, keep podcasting...consistency wins...and I believe in you. Your story is unlike anybody else’s, so keep going!”

Links to resources:

Go to to launch your podcast today!

Go to to join the Podcast Builders Club!

Go to to give your interviews a unique twist!