Foster a Great Sense of Community to Create a Bingeable Podcast with Jeanette Bonner of #Single Podcast

Tracy Hazzard
Authority Magazine
Published in
11 min readJul 22, 2020

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Jeanette Bonner, host of the #single podcast.

I think by having a different guest with a unique voice, perspective, age, and sexuality each week keeps the show fresh and fosters a greater sense of community.

As part of my series of interviews about “5 things you need to know to create a very bingeable podcast”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanette Bonner, award-winning producer working in narrative film, theater, digital content, reality and podcast.

Jeanette is the Producer and Creator of two digital series, Ghost Light (streaming through Seed & Spark) and The Scoop, winner of a Bronze Medal Telly Award for Best Unscripted Online Series and a Final Selection for Bravo TV’s Pitch & Development Lab. She hosts and produces podcast #single, a feminist podcast about navigating online dating.

#single was created in order to have open conversations with strong, independent women and destigmatize the state of being single. #single was an Official Selection of ITVFest in Manchester, VT and has since been downloaded in over ten countries worldwide. In addition to interviewing everyday single women, #single features a monthly Guest Expert on the topic of sex and dating. Experts have included sexologists and co-authors of “The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay” Dr. Jess O’Reilly and Marla Renee Stewart, renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and founder of dating app Chorus Emily J. Smith. More importantly, #single has created a community of like-minded successful, badass, and unapologetically single women who are seeking love but not letting it define them.

Can you tell us a bit of your “personal backstory? What is your background and what eventually brought you to this particular career path?

I’ve been producing in the entertainment industry for over ten years. I wrote, created, and produced a two-season web series right as the industry started to go digital and everyone and their roommate had a web series (often about being roommates).

In 2018 I was beginning to think about what my next project would look like, right on the cusp of when everyone…

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Tracy Hazzard
Authority Magazine

Podcasting Expert Strategist; Host of 7 top podcasts: The Binge Factor; New Trust Economy; Feed Your Brand; Product Launch Hazzards; WTFFF?! Podetize Co-Founder