Meet enterprise gross sales director, Grace Kane
The place are you based mostly?
What’s most enjoyable to you in podcasting as an entire?
There’s a lot flexibility for artistic storytelling on this medium with out the constraints of a phrase depend or television block. I’ve all the time liked long-form interviews the place you have got a possibility to actually perceive how somebody thinks. Equally, I actually get pleasure from documentaries that dig into a fancy topic for the viewers. Audio has confirmed to be an unimaginable medium for each of those use circumstances, and I discover the elevated openness and honesty in podcasting that you just don’t sometimes get from a brief interview or extremely produced doc is tremendous distinctive, enjoyable, and refreshing.
What have been you doing earlier than you began at Simplecast?
I labored in a division of NBC Information that produced instructional content material and made the information and archival content material accessible to the schooling market. After I graduated from faculty, I labored at a highschool in East Harlem — it was after I was within the classroom, making an attempt to maintain the eye of highschool college students, that it actually clicked to me how highly effective completely different types of media are as an academic software.
When folks ask you for podcast suggestions, what do you inform them?
Fully is determined by the individual! Song Exploder was one of many first podcasts I ever listened to a few years in the past, and I believe it’s nonetheless superior. Armchair Expert is all the time one other enjoyable one. For my kin who don’t fully grasp podcasting but, for instance, I’ve advised Conan O’Brien’s podcast — I do know he’ll at minimal make them snigger!
Who within the podcasting trade conjures up you?
Undoubtedly the person and impartial creators — I like the creativity, self-discipline and hustle required to provide a present and construct an viewers.
What’s your favourite (or latest favourite!) podcast?
I simply binge-listened to Wind of Change – thanks to these people for filling up my total Sunday final weekend. These days I’ve additionally been listening to Mike Birbiglia’s new podcast and SmartLess. I additionally attempt to sustain on completely different enterprise podcasts, like Morning Brew’s Business Casual, Erika Nardini’s Token CEO, and How I Built This.
What do you do in your off-hours?
In additional regular instances, I like to journey, go to face up comedy reveals and concert events, and discover new eating places in LA with associates. In our present covid period, I’m studying quite a bit, watching the television reveals I’ve all the time had on my listing (simply completed The Sopranos!), happening jogs and walks round my neighborhood, and making an attempt to be in contact with my family and friends!