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We never expected to launch our company during a pandemic. For months, my team and I had been working on the launch plans for our new company Goodpods, and we had a go-to-market date set for early March. We had put together a marketing plan, gotten on board all of the influencers who were going to help us get the word out, had our customer service team in place for user feedback and our tech team ready for 24-hour service.

And then, the world turned upside down.

Goodpods is a new podcast player and social space where you can follow your friends and influencers to see which podcasts and specific episodes they are listening to. In our beta test, a number of people joined ranging from Dan Harris (of ABC News and host of the particularly relevant podcast Ten Percent Happier) to Kim Kardashian (who has an interesting group of criminal justice podcasts she listens to) to Gwyneth Paltrow and Malcolm Gladwell. And we were incredibly excited to keep moving forward to get the word out about Goodpods to listeners, podcasters, and experts to get them onboard. …


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Hi there! This is JJ Ramberg, Goodpods co-founder. We launched this app because it’s incredibly hard, as a listener, to find great new podcasts (and incredibly hard, as a podcaster, to find new listeners!)

We wanted an easy way to get recommendations from friends and others we trust. So, on Goodpods, you can follow friends and influencers to see which shows and particular episodes they are listening to.

Here’s a tour of some of our features:

The Feed

This is where the magic happens. We have two feeds, a “Following” feed where you see what the people you are following have listened to and the “Everyone” feed where you see what everyone on the app is listening to. …


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Become a Goodpods Podcaster Ambassador!

The discovery process for podcasts is broken and as a result, too many great shows and voices do not surface to the top. We believe the best way to discover new shows is to give people a chance to follow friends and influencers to see what they’re listening to. We’ve seen episodes go viral on Goodpods — both the usual suspects and unsung heroes — as they get passed from friend to friend. In short… it’s working! (You can read more about Goodpods and who’s behind it here)

What Are Goodpods Podcaster Ambassadors?

Goodpods Podcaster Ambassadors are podcasters who share our mission — they are passionate about introducing listeners to more shows and more voices and want to help build a community of podcasters and listeners. …


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Become a Goodpods Influencer (Yellow Check) or Podcaster Ambassador

  • Goodpods Influencers — There are lifestyle, travel, food, fashion and beauty influencers, but until now there hasn’t been a way to recognize podcast influencers. The yellow checks on Goodpods are our answer to the blue checks on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Goodpods Ambassadors — Ambassadors are podcasters who are passionate about helping listeners discover new content, but aren’t yet at the Influencer level.

Why Goodpods Matters

The discovery process for podcasts is broken and as a result, too many great shows and voices do not surface to the top. We believe the best way to discover new shows is to give people a chance to follow friends and influencers to see what they’re listening to. We’ve seen episodes go viral on Goodpods — both the usual suspects and unsung heroes — as they get passed from friend to friend. In short… it’s working! …


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Goodpods is a podcast-centric social network app where you can follow friends, influencers, and podcasters to see which shows and episodes they’re listening to and engage with them. Think of it as the “Twitter or Instagram for podcasts.”

Why Goodpods Matters

The discovery process for podcasts is broken and as a result, too many great shows and voices do not surface to the top. Our mission is to fix this. To create a way for listeners to be exposed to new podcasts and episodes.

We believe the best way to discover new shows is to give people a chance to follow friends and influencers to see what they’re listening to. We’ve seen episodes go viral on Goodpods — both the usual suspects and unsung heroes — as they get passed from friend to friend. …


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Direct recommending an episode is the easiest way to send an idea over to a friend (it’s like DMing someone on Twitter or Insta). Just send over the recommendation, they’ll get an alert and they can play the episode right on Goodpods when they’re ready!

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for Goodpods (OK, guess this is obvious, but we thought we’d include it in just in case :))
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2. Go to Search >> People to find and follow your friends. You can search for their name, or find from contacts if they’re already on the platform. …

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