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The Brassy Broadcast with Jen Edds

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The Brassy Broadcast is an exploration of the practices, processes, and intentional actions that bridge the gap from launch to legendary in our podcasts and beyond.

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180: The Crystal River Adventure Pt 2

February 23rd, 2022


Here's more from our adventures in Crystal River, FL, and the long ride home. We went kayaking in search of manatees and other wildlife. Beth looks at E-Bikes and then we head back to the beach for the sunset. 

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179: Roadtrip to The Villages and Crystal River Pt 1

February 19th, 2022


We are on the road again! This time we are road-tripping from Indianapolis down to The Villages, FL, with a couple of stops along the way.

We leave …

178: Adventures in Downton Asheville, the Folk Art Center, and a Walking Ghost Tour

December 5th, 2021


We spent time in the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park getting our stamp and visiting the Folk Art Center. Then we were off to explore downtown …

177: Asheville NC Roadcast From Biltmore Estate to Our AirBnB

December 4th, 2021


We're back with another Brassy Roadcast adventure from Asheville, North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our first stop was Biltmore Estate to …

176: Putting Your Creativity, Unique Gifts, and Talents to Work for You with Rebecca Fleetwood Hession

February 5th, 2021


What if…we were encouraged to bring our creativity and our unique gifts to work with us? What would the world look like?

Would we be better humans? …

175: Answering the Question "Who Am I to Lead?" with Amber Fields

January 4th, 2021


Who am I to lead? How do you step into your purpose when feeling unworthy or that your purpose is out of alignment with your current job or career path?

Amber Fields is the Director of Corporate Sales for a tech …

174: Turning Moments into Movements with Terri Broussard Williams

November 30th, 2020


Terri Broussard Williams helps us learn to recognize moments in our own lives with the potential to become movements and how to start building coalitions to create those movements. We also talk about how she keeps faith …

173: Answering the Call to Your Purpose with Katherine Nagy

November 13th, 2020


You get a knock on your cosmic door one day. You open it up…and surprise….it's your purpose. You finally have clarity on what it is you were put on this Earth to do.

Now, what do you do?

Singer-songwriter Katherine Nagy …

172: Conscious Habits with Amy Woodall

October 30th, 2020


Amy Woodall makes a return visit. We’re diving into what it takes to create conscious habits, owning your stuff, and how to stop sabotaging your happiness.

Moments of Brassy Brilliance

[4:15] The first step to getting …

171: Shifting Focus from Results to Owning Your Practices with Kiley Schmitz

October 16th, 2020


How do we keep showing up and continuing our practices when we don't get the immediate results and outcomes we want? Kylie Schmitz is a performance …

170: Starting a Podcast to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking with Dr. Charmaine Gregory

October 6th, 2020


Public speaking can be a crippling fear. I wonder how many of us it keeps from really reaching our full potential. I've had to get a handle on my own …

169: It's Not a Priority if It's Not a Practice

September 18th, 2020


It’s not a priority if it’s not a practice.

The one thing that has become crystal clear to me in 2020 is that if I don’t have a practice around something that I say I want to accomplish, then it really isn’t a priority. …

168: Return of The Brassy Broadcast

September 4th, 2020


This short episode is your introduction to the latest iteration of the podcast.


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167: Why Brené Brown's Unlocking Us Podcast is Now Required Listening

April 26th, 2020


Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast episode about FFTs is now required listening for my podcasting clients because she shares her challenges around starting a new podcast and how she has worked through them.

This is my …

166: Why You Should Put Your Podcast on YouTube - Podcast Marketing Series Pt 3

September 22nd, 2019


You grow your podcast audience by going where your audience is hanging out.

YouTube is the second largest search engine the third most visited site after Google and Facebook.

Not everyone knows how to listen to a …

165: SEO for Podcast Audience Growth - Podcast Marketing Series Pt 2

September 22nd, 2019


How Do I Optimize SEO for My Podcast?

How do we grow our podcast audience and get new listeners? How will people find my podcast?

Podcasters need a basic understanding of keywords and SEO (search engine optimization) so …

164: Podcast Marketing Series Intro with Jennifer Denney from Elevated Marketing Solutions

September 22nd, 2019


Meet Jennifer Denney, Digital Strategist and Owner of Elevated Marketing Solutions. In this podcast series collaboration, Jennifer shares insights, …

163: Meet Jen's New Podcast - Beauty and the Gi

April 19th, 2019


My Awkward Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journal podcast series has grown up into a real podcast.

I'm co-hosting a new podcast with my coach AJ Clingerman, all about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It's called Beauty and the Gi.


Here are …

162: Jiu-Jitsu, Jazz, and Jack Kerouac

March 28th, 2019


Frustration, journaling, Jack Kerouac, and jazz meet Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

161: The Brassy Roadcast Great Smoky Mountain Adventure

February 20th, 2019


Broadcasting from The Great Smoky Mountains about the national park, Dollywood, finding our cabin on VRBO, and shopping.

160: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 10 - Anxiety, Tears, and BJJ

January 23rd, 2019


What happens when you experience an anxiety attack on the mat?


Tweet me @brassybroadjen or email to let me know how you handle it.



159: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 9 - Exponential Growth

January 12th, 2019


This is what happens when you go to class 3 times in one week!

157: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 7 - Stop Wasting Energy

December 21st, 2018


I’ve finished my 3rd week of classes! I’m sore. I’m still sucking for air halfway through the warmups, but I’m showing up and I’m all in.


Link to Bad *ss Women's Council podcast mentioned in the episode.


Let’s …

156: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 6 - I'm Done Leaning In

December 21st, 2018


Let’s talk about weight and going all in with it. I'm working through some major head trash in this episode.

155: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 5 - Don't Forget to Breathe

December 21st, 2018


Sometimes I forget to breathe while I’m on the mat.


Let’s Connect

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154: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 4 on Embracing Awkwardness

December 21st, 2018


I'm owning my current state of awkwardness and lack of ability. I'm committed to embracing it and working through it.


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152: Awkward BJJ Journal Entry 2 on Modifications

December 21st, 2018


What happens when "stuff" happens


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151: Welcome to My Awkward Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journal

December 21st, 2018


This podcast series is less about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, and more about learning something new, getting miles outside of my comfort zone, and the willingness to totally suck at something. BJJ is the lens through …

150: Replenishing and Refocusing Your Energy

October 8th, 2018


We need to pay attention to our energy because it impacts how we show up in the world.  How are you replenishing your energy when it's depleted, and …

149: Course Correcting Crappy Communication

October 8th, 2018


Effective communication requires us to be present in the moment, aware of our own communication triggers, and mindful of our automatic responses. 


148: Reclaiming Your Happiness

October 8th, 2018


We’re exploring how to reclaim the happiness and joy within us. Stop handing over your happiness to other people, things, or events.


Mindfulness …

147: Shutting Down Stress

October 8th, 2018


Mindfulness Minders


  • We can train our automatic stress responses
  • Afternoon re-energizing
  • Move through your day intentionally and methodically
  • Don’t …

146: Powering Up Performance

October 8th, 2018


Practices need to be put in place if you’re serious about achieving your goals.  How do you recognize the triggers that are keeping you from hitting …

145: Avoiding Emotional Turmoil When You Exercise the Ego

October 8th, 2018


Naming and exercising the voice in our head (ego) helps us stay present in the moment while avoiding emotional turmoil. Meditation and mindfulness …

144: Achieving Enlightenment in the Modern World

October 8th, 2018


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Episode Description

Mindfulness and meditation can be used as tools in both our personal …

143: The Brassy Roadcast Adventure from Kennebunkport to Portsmouth and Movie Night in Ogunquit

September 29th, 2018


A quick recap of our escapades from Kennebunkport down to Portsmouth, and a big movie date night in Ogunquit.

142: Brassy Roadcast No Whale-Whale Watch Boat Ride and a Visit to L.L. Bean

September 27th, 2018


Tales from No Whale-Whale Watch Boat ride, the beautiful drive along the Maine coast on Hwy 1, a visit to L.L. Bean in Freeport, and the first night …

141: The Brassy Roadcast Visit to Acadia National Park in Maine

September 25th, 2018


Episode 141

We're sharing tales of our adventure from Indiana to Acadia National Park in Maine.


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140: How to Dress Authentically, Comfortably, and Professionally all at the Same Time

September 14th, 2018


What the heck am I going to wear when I give this presentation?


Nicole Bush, Stylist, and Founder of Nicole Blair Wear, helps me navigate the …

139: What to Do When it Goes Off the Rails

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.


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138: How to Handle Bad Behavior

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.


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137: Avoiding the Dreaded Say'n'Spray

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.

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136: To Script or Not to Script

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.


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135: Why Would Anyone Listen to Me?

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.

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134: Packaging Your Message

July 13th, 2018


No Bogarting the wisdom! Share this podcast series with your friends, and share your thoughts with us on LinkedIn.

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132: Turning Your Podcast into a Book with Money Confidence Coach Jen Hemphill

April 11th, 2018


Money Confidence Coach Jen Hemphill shares why podcasting is such a powerful medium for her to share her message, how her new book came about as a …

131: Growing Your Business with Podcasting, Community, and Courses with Bree Noble

April 11th, 2018


Bree Noble is the Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Musician. Over the course of this episode Bree shares insights into how she manages to produce two podcasts, create courses, and run the Female Musician Academy.

We …

130: Making Your Podcast Work for You with Kate Sitka

April 11th, 2018


Kate shares how she went from blogging only to adding podcasting to the mix, experimentation with our podcasts, viewing our podcasts as a body of work, and creating a space for potential clients to get to know you.


129: Leveraging Your Voice to Grow Your Business Series Intro

April 11th, 2018


Your voice is the most undervalued asset in your business. The next three episodes of The Brassy Broadcast are a mini-series of conversations with sharp entrepreneurial women that are leveraging their mission, their …

128: 5 Things to Do Before You Start a Podcast for Your Business

April 1st, 2018


In addition to the 5 things you should be doing before you start a podcast for your business, I share a behind the scenes look at how I am …

127: Responding to the Gut Punch of Criticism

March 26th, 2018


We have a choice in how we deal with criticism. I'm sharing what I learned when someone called my podcasting baby ugly.


The Four Agreements

The Brassy Roadcast: Adventure to Leiper's Fork and Franklin TN Day 2

March 9th, 2018


We hit some of the hot spots around Leiper's Fork and Franklin, TN. Finley the Airedale pup was the most popular gal in town.

We recap highlights …

The Brassy Roadcast Adventure: Baby Goats and Leiper's Fork TN

March 9th, 2018


Highlights from our big adventure playing with baby goats in southern IN and our AirBnB stay in Leiper's Fork, TN.

124: 3 Lessons from Netflix I'm Applying to My Podcast

January 27th, 2018


There are lessons to be learned from what other media channels are doing that can be applied to podcasts. Here are three lessons I've learned recently from Netflix.


Work with Jen


Podcasting …

123: Thoughts on The Last Jedi

December 16th, 2017


A special Brassy Roadcast episode to share our thoughts on The Last Jedi.

Recorded in a moving car with a Shure MV88 mic and iPhone 6s.

This was also an experiment in sound design.

122: Podcasting with Purpose

November 30th, 2017


Purpose is the driving force behind consistently producing your podcast.


The Brass Tacks Free Podcasting Course


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121: My Favorite Free Podcasting Resources

November 29th, 2017


My favorite free podcasting resources


The Brass Tacks Free Podcasting Course


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120: Creating a Podcast Style Guide

November 28th, 2017


A podcast producer’s plea for you to create a style guide for your podcast. This is the key to clarity, consistency, brand recognition across all of your channels.


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118: What Should I Use to Record and Edit My Podcast

November 26th, 2017


In this episode, I'm sharing tools and software I've found helpful in producing podcasts. 


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117: Investing in the Right Podcasting Gear

November 24th, 2017


Know your end game and what you need to accomplish BEFORE you start buying podcasting gear.

This episode offers questions to be considered to make sure you purchase the gear that will help you meet your podcasting …

116: Let Your Audience Be Your Guide

November 23rd, 2017


Let your audience be your guide when it comes to answering the questions that arise around producing your podcast.



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115: Podcast Like a Boss

November 22nd, 2017


A songwriter’s approach to connecting with your audience through your podcast.


To hear the full version of The River by Bruce Springsteen

114: Podcast Production Templates to Speed Up Workflow

November 22nd, 2017


Setting up podcast production templates is a simple way to boost efficiency when producing your podcast. In this episode I share how I set up my templates.




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113: The Secret Ingredient of Producing a Professional Sounding Podcast

November 21st, 2017


The ONE THING you can do right now to significantly improve your podcast audio quality is start with a reference track. Then season to taste with noise reduction, EQ, and compression to produce a professional sounding …

112: Selecting Podcast File Format

November 20th, 2017


The size of your podcast mp3 impacts both you and your listener. Make sure you’re selecting the right format for the job.




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111: Using YouTube to Grow Your Podcast Audience

November 19th, 2017


YouTube is a giant search engine for people seeking information. You’re squandering an enormous opportunity to grow your audience if you aren’t sharing your podcast there.


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110: Podcasting in the Palm of Your Hand - Gear, Apps, and Microphones for Podcasting On the Go

November 18th, 2017


This episode was recorded and edited on an iPhone using Bossjock and Twisted Wave to demonstrate how to produce a podcast on a mobile device and …

109: Why is My Podcast Cover Art Such a Big Deal?

November 17th, 2017


Think of your podcast art like vinyl album cover art. Use it as an opportunity to brand an image in the mind of your listener that becomes part of their listening experience.


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108: Music for Your Podcast

November 16th, 2017


Finding and selecting the right music for your podcast can feel a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to make it a little easier.

Link to Wikipedia info on "Podsafe" music


The …

107: Tools for Automation and Consistency - Email Templates, Canned Responses, Scheduling Apps, and Bear

November 15th, 2017


Tools for automating and creating consistency in your communication and podcasting workflow


Email your podcasting questions to


106: The Power of Podcasting Communities

November 14th, 2017


Podcasting communities are a powerful resource of support, accountability, and podcasting wisdom. My podcasting world grew exponentially when I found …

105: What Happens if I don't Get into Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) New and Noteworthy

November 13th, 2017


Why you shouldn't put too much weight on getting into Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) New and Noteworthy


Email your podcasting questions, or …

104: Podcast Episode Naming, Numbering, and Short Descriptions

November 12th, 2017


Considerations for naming, numbering, and descriptions of your podcast episodes


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103: How to Effectively Manage Your Podcasting Workflow

November 11th, 2017


How I segment my podcast production workflow and the tools I use to manage the process


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102: ImPodcaster Syndrome - Shutting Down Your Podcasting Imposter Syndrome

November 10th, 2017


Three ways to shut down that nagging little voice of imposter syndrome when it says that you're not qualified to podcast.

When you're ready to reach more ears, heads, and hearts with your voice, email

101: Should I Hire a Podcast Editor?

November 9th, 2017


Considerations for hiring a podcast editor, and questions to ask potential editors.


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100: Creating Scripts and Segments for Your Podcast

November 8th, 2017


Wings are for football and beer, not podcasting. Don’t “wing” recording your podcast.


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99: Should My Podcast Be Seasonal or Episodic?

November 7th, 2017


You can choose to create a seasonal or episodic podcast. 


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Let's Connect and Continue …

98: How to Pull Audio from a Video to Use in Your Podcast

November 6th, 2017


Learn how to pull audio from a video you've recorded so you can repurpose it for podcasting.


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97: Why You Don't Need the $300 Dollar Microphone to Podcast

November 5th, 2017


The most expensive mic isn't always the best mic for the job. Here are some considerations for selecting the right mic for the job.


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96: Where Should I Put My Podcast so People Can Discover, Listen, and Subscribe to it?

November 4th, 2017


Where should you share your podcast so people can discover, listen, and subscribe to it?

I share my top destination locations in this episode.


The …

95: Stop Asking Your Audience to Subscribe Rate and Review Your Podcast in iTunes - Writing a Better Call to Action

November 3rd, 2017


Is asking your listener to subscribe, rate, and review your podcast in Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) the most effective call to action for both you and your listener?

This episode will get you thinking about what you …

94: 4 Ways to Become More Disciplined and Productive in Producing Your Podcast

November 2nd, 2017


Producing a podcast required discipline and focus. I share four tools that have helped me become more disciplined and focused in my podcast …

93: The Power of Deadlines for Getting Stuff Done

November 1st, 2017


Deadlines are a master motivator for the unfocused and undisciplined.


Connect and Continue the Conversation




92: Brassy Broadcast Season 5 - Why I'm Publishing a Podcast Every Day for the Next 30 Days

October 30th, 2017


Introducing Season 5 of The Brassy Broadcast. I'm publishing a new episode every day for 30 days to share what I've learned along my podcasting journey.

I'm participating in National Podcast Post Month. I needed a giant …

91: The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure: Spooky RV Park Bathrooms, Driving in the Wind, and The World's Largest Truckstop

October 6th, 2017


Beth and Jen recap The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure, share adventures from the road home, and contemplate RV ownership.

The latest Live from the Loo song celebrates International Podcasting Day. It was recorded live …

90: The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure_Beth Takes Over the Mic to Interview Jens Parents

October 1st, 2017


Meet Jen's parents. Everyone is a little slap happy and silly after a full day of traveling from West Yellowtone down to Ogden, Utah.


Beth gets …

89: The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure: The Tetons, Jackson Hole, Diet, and Planning Potty Breaks

September 30th, 2017


Jen and Beth recap their adventures through Yellowstone and the Tetons down to Jackson Hole.

They also share lessons learned about planning, diet, …

88: The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure: Missoula to Old Faithful

September 29th, 2017


Jen and Beth recap the adventure from Missoula to West Yellowstone, and the first couple of days spent in Yellowstone.

87: The Great Yellowstone RV Adventure Begins in Missoula

September 27th, 2017


Jen and Beth land in Missoula, Montana to begin their great RV adventure to Yellowstone National Park with Jen's parents.

This is a quick recap of …

86: Stephanie Daily - Founder of Fatherless Daughters

September 12th, 2017


Stephanie Daily, Founder of Fatherless Daughters, joins me for a discussion about grief, specifically grief around losing her father, using her experience to start a non-profit organization to help others with their …

85: Lisa Mitchell on Creativity, Confidence, and Getting Over Yourself

September 8th, 2017


Creativity, confidence, getting over your fears, and finding an encouraging support system are all topics covered as Jen slips into the hotseat, and is interviewed on The People Reading Podcast with Lisa Mitchell.

Shout …

84: Unstoppable with Jennifer Magley

August 18th, 2017


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82: Shawnee Kilgore

July 29th, 2017


I’m so excited to introduce you to Shawnee Kilgore in this episode!  She is an Austin, TX based singer-songwriter living a crowd-funding fairy tale.


In 2014, Shawnee launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her fourth …

81: Guitars to Golf Clubs - Female Empowerment for All Ages

July 20th, 2017


Jen’s Podcasting Tutorials and Videos on YouTube,


Connect on Instagram and twitter

@brassybroadjen Instagram

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From Girls Rock Camp to the Senior LPGA Championship at …

80: Jetty Rae

June 23rd, 2017


Jetty Rae talks about recording her latest album Can't Curse the Free in Nashville, choosing her producer, crowdfunding lessons learned, social media, and the power of intention.


Links and Resources Mentioned


79: Strategies for Growing Your Audience with Sherry Lynn Lee from 23rd Hour

June 16th, 2017


Sherry-Lynn Lee is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the jazz-pop duo 23rd Hour. We talk about creating an identity, growing an …

78: Producers Cut of Mom Knows

June 4th, 2017


This is a companion episode to go along with episode 77.  It’s the producers cut. If you haven’t listened to that one, and you want to hear it now, without me piping in with a comment, click HERE, and you will magically …

77: Mom Knows - What Happened When I Was Outed to My Parents

May 25th, 2017


This episode is one of experimentation. Lately I’ve become more interested in narrative style podcasting. The creative soul in me wants more than …

76: The Power of Art to Spur Conversations, Action, and Engagement with Elle Roberts

May 12th, 2017


Elle Roberts and I talk about community engagement, bridging the gap between thinking and doing, and how the insane ideas in the margin of your notebook become actual things.


75: Why You Should Start a S***** Podcast

April 28th, 2017


The audio version of the blog post I mentioned in BB74.

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74: D*****, Kitty! (A Story of Failure and Lessons Learned)

April 28th, 2017


The Brassy Broad's Brass Tacks Pod-Class - The FREE DIY course to get you started on your podcasting journey.

Podcasting Tutorials Playlist - I'm creating a YouTube library of free podcasting tutorials to help you in …

73: Leveraging Language, Networks, and Content with Jenn Lisak

April 21st, 2017


Jenn Lisak, Founder of Sapphire Strategy, joins me for a conversation around leveraging language, networks, and content to grow your business.


The …

BB72: How I'm Growing My Audience

April 14th, 2017


In this episode I share what I've been doing the past couple of months to grow my audience for the podcast, YouTube channel, and social media.


71: Storytelling Radio and Podcasting with Producer Amy Gastelum

April 7th, 2017


Radio producer and podcaster Amy Gastelum chats about producing for radio and podcasting, her experience at the Transom Storytelling Workshop for radio storytelling, and finding time to work on passion projects when you …

70: Getting Out of Your Own Way for Success with Ariel Hyatt

March 31st, 2017


Ariel Hyatt, Founder of CyberPR, shares strategies for getting out of our own way to achieve success.


Highlights and Takeaways


  • Growing up the …

69: Laura Shanley - Founder of Periods for Politicians on Periods, Politics, and Activism

March 24th, 2017


Laura Shanley, Founder of Periods for Politicians, shares her experience and what she has learned about navigating the waters of social media and …

68: Amy Woodall - Communication Strategies to Navigate the Drama Triangle

March 17th, 2017


Amy Woodall shares communication strategies to help us get out of our own way, manage expectations with upfront contracts, and handle the drama when it shows up.

Amy is making a return visit to the show! You can hear …

67: Lisa Mitchell - How to Create Better Outcomes with Better Communication

March 10th, 2017


Body language expert Lisa Mitchell shares insight and stories from her own personal experiences about how to create better outcomes with better …

66: Juliette Reilly - Growing Your Audience with YouTube

March 3rd, 2017


Singer-Songwriter Juliette Reilly shares insights into how she has grown her YouTube audience to over 185,000 subscribers as an independent musician.

65: New Season Mission - 1000 Voices

March 3rd, 2017


The Brassy Broadcast is shifting gears. I share the new show direction, why it's changing, how this benefits you, and the BIG GOAL for 2017!



64: Making Records Season 2 Recap

December 26th, 2016


An overview of topics, guests, and big ideas covered in this season that focused on the art and process of making records.



63: Kira Small - Making a Breakup Record

December 7th, 2016


Kira Small talks about the process of writing and recording her epic breakup record 3 AM, working as a session singer in Nashville, figuring out her own voice as an artist, choosing a producer, and the power of pajamas …

62: Ariel Hyatt on Crowdfunding

November 30th, 2016


Ariel Hyatt is back in this episode to talk about her new book Crowdstart – The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign.

61: Jen's List of Recording Resources

November 23rd, 2016


In this episode I share some of my favorite podcasts, websites, and courses to help you move forward in your own recording pursuits.

I’ve reached that point in the year where I look back on what I’ve accomplished, what …

60: AG - Lessons for Music Production and Life

November 16th, 2016


I chat with music producer AG about her approach to music production, as well as overcoming some of the issues we face as women in any industry.

AG is a triple threat She has been producing, songwriting and engineering …

59: Making Records with Jennie DeVoe

November 9th, 2016


Jennie DeVoe returns to The Brassy Broadcast to talk about making records. 

In this episode we talk about working with a producer, the pre-production phase, sticking to your vision, and so much more.

The last time she …

58: Music Producer Catharine Wood Talks Mixing, Mastering, and Production

November 2nd, 2016


Jen chats with Catharine Wood, owner and producer at Planetwood Productions about working with corporate clients as well as singer-songwriters, what the pre-production phase of recording looks like for her, how she …

57: Charlotte Martin

October 26th, 2016


This week I’m chatting with Charlotte Martin. Charlotte is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of her record Stromata.  

Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and …

56: Lauren Spring from The Krickets

October 19th, 2016


Lauren Spring, from The Krickets, talks about recording their debut album with Ben Tanner, the magic of Muscle Shoals, and pushing out of her comfort zone. 

We also totally geek out on our love for the Trio record with …

55: Tamara Saviano

October 12th, 2016


I’m incredibly excited to kick of Season 2 by sharing this conversation with Tamara Saviano.

Tamara has worn many hats over the course of her career, and worked in a variety mediums. The common thread throughout her …

54: Season 2 Intro Episode

October 12th, 2016


In this short episode, Jen talks about shifting gears and switching the podcast to a seasonal format. She also shares the theme of the podcast for season 2.

51: Content Creation Experiment with Facebook Live

July 29th, 2016


Welcome to my Facebook Live content creation experiment. I created a Facebook post using Facebook Live for the sole purpose of seeing how I could …

50: Kat Downs - Musician, Teacher, Artist, and Composer

May 27th, 2016


Kat Downs is a Musician, Artist, Teacher, Composer and Performer originally from Green Bay, WI.

Now based out of San Francisco, CA, Kat’s current projects include the powerhouse Hard Piano Rock duo, Sit Kitty Sit, and …

49: Angela Mastrogiacomo - Networking, Growing Your Audience, and Music Business PR

April 25th, 2016


Angela Mastrogiacomo talks about networking, how to grow your audience, and PR in the music business.  We also talk about the cross country adventure she took by herself and what she learned along the way.

Resources and …

48: Brooke Segarra - Interning, Expectations, and Good PR

April 1st, 2016


Jen chats with Brooke Segarra, Campaigns Manager at CypberPR, about interning, managing expectations, and good PR.

Guest Bio:

Brooke Segarra is affectionately called “the blog whisperer” by Ariel Hyatt, due to the fact …

47: Mary Jennings - Connecting with Music Fans Through Their Other Interests

March 11th, 2016



With an enormous singing voice that transcends her small frame, an extraordinary rock sound full of robust piano hooks, and a one-of-a-kind …

45: Jenn Cristy

February 9th, 2016


Jenn Cristy and I chat about what she learned from touring and recording with John Mellencamp, building a successful music career in the Midwest, and …

43: April Duran - Founder of Rag House Records & Rag House Radio

December 9th, 2015


April Duran chats with Jen about founding Rag House Records and organizing the 1st annual SoCal Girl Fest.

Links & Resources

Rag House Records

She Rocks Awards

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42: Stacey Messier - Creative Strategist for Spire Recorder by iZotope

November 20th, 2015


Stacey Messier chats with Jen about why you have to share your secret recipes with the world, her keys to success, and life as a a creative …

41: Michèle Vice-Maslin - Emmy Wining Songwriter & Producer

November 2nd, 2015


Michèle Vice-Maslin is an Emmy Winning, #1 hit music producer, arranger, and songwriter that has had numerous hit songs and cuts all over the world, as well as over 4000 music placements. 

Michèle shares the keys to her …

40: Claire Hollenbeck - VP of Education at iZotope

October 25th, 2015


Claire Hollenbeck chats about her career, and how her passions for music, technology, education, and business have all come together in her work as …

39: Debra Barsha - Tales from Broadway and Beyond

October 9th, 2015


Debra Barsha shares stories about landing her first music publishing deal while still in high school, playing disco in NYC piano bars in the late …

38: Share Ross - Bass Player for Vixen, Author, and RocknRoll Life Coach

September 25th, 2015


Jen chats with Share Ross, bass player from Vixen, knitting book author, and rocknroll life coach about her journey.

When you think of a rockstar …

37: Julie Randolph - Broadway Production Engineer

September 1st, 2015


Julie is a fellow Hoosier that is now mixing sound on Broadway. We chat about her experience as a woman working in live sound production, how your …

36: Tara Low - Finding Her Niche in the Online Guitar Marketplace

August 19th, 2015


Tara Low, Found of Guitar It Up for Girls, talks about finding her niche in the online guitar marketplace, starting Guitar Girl Magazine, and …

35: Erin Potts - A Conversation on Music and Activism

August 5th, 2015


Social entrepreneur and cultural strategist, Erin Potts, from Revolutions Per Minute, talks about organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concerts with the …

34: Tish Ciravolo - Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

July 21st, 2015


Tish Ciravolo, Founder and President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, talks about her entrepreneurial journey, and leveling the playing field for female …

33: Ellen Seeling - The Fight for Women's Equality in the Jazz World

July 7th, 2015


Jazz trumpeter Ellen Seeling talks about her career as a musician, challenges women face in the jazz world, starting a jazz camp for girls, and her …

31: Patrice Cokley - Shifting Gears, Starting a New Company, & Working with Creatives

June 9th, 2015


A high energy conversation with Patrice Cokley, founder of The Bassline Group, on starting her company, shifting gears, and working with creatives.


30: Gere Fennelly - Her Secrets to Landing Life Changing Gigs & A Successful Career in the Music Industry

May 26th, 2015


Life long musician Gere Fennelly talks about managing multiple irons in musical fires while currently working as a composer of film/tv music, piano …

29: Jenny Oppenheimer

May 19th, 2015


Jenny Oppenheimer, former publicist, manager, product manager, web producer (Mercury Records, Bill Graham Management, Artist Direct, Nettwerk Records, Sony Pictures Digital), and current National Director, Marketing and …

28: Amy Woodall - How to Avoid Throat Punching Your Bandmates and Other Productive Communication Strategies

May 12th, 2015


Bands can sometimes be dysfunctional little families and work places. Often, we head to rehearsal or a gig after already putting in a full day at our …

27: Janine Edwards - Her Journey from Parking Cars to Managing World Tours

May 5th, 2015


Janine Edwards has toured the world in various management capacities with some of the biggest names in music. Janine began her career parking cars at the amphitheater in her hometown. She used that opportunity to work …

26: Lita Ford

April 28th, 2015


Legendary singer/guitarist Lita Ford talks about her connection to her fans, following your dreams, having a good team in place, how to work a wah …

25: Janet Billig Rich - Her Trailblazing Music Industry Journey that Led to Nirvana and Broadway

April 21st, 2015


Janet Billig Rich is an artist manager, music supervisor, producer, and Tony Award nominated Broadway theater producer. Born in New York, in the …

24: Lisa Lombardo - Managing the Madness of a Rock'n'Roll Tour

April 14th, 2015


Tour Manager, Lisa Lombardo, talks about realizing at an early age that music could be a business, negotiating her first record deal, and how …

22: Rorie Kelly - Creating Her Own Luck with Hard Work, Initiative, and Community

March 31st, 2015


Singer-Songwriter, blogger, Rorie Kelly shares how she doubled her music income last year, landed guest blogging gigs, and plans for her next project …

21: Stacey Sherman - Glitter Heels, Grammys, and other Rock Star Publicist Adventures

March 24th, 2015


Stacey Sherman, from RSP Entertainment Marketing, dishes on her Grammy trip, working the press line, what a publicist does, and so much more.


20: Andra Faye - From RN to First Lady of Blues Mandolin

March 17th, 2015


Andra Faye shares her journey from full time RN to world touring musician as part of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women.


The Dish:

  • Andra’s path from …

19: Cate Miller from The Harry Fox Agency on Music Rights Licensing and Management

March 10th, 2015


Cate Miller, Client Services Manager, from The Harry Fox Agency dishes on a variety of services offered by HFA and why it benefits artists, …

18: Marsha Shandur - Networking and Why Just Being a Bad Ass Creative isn't Enough

February 24th, 2015


Networking Coach Marsha Shandur dishes on why being the best isn’t enough. Learn what networking is and isn’t, and get actionable tips and strategies …

17: Madalyn Sklar - Maximizing Your Music Industry Conference Experience

February 17th, 2015


Madalyn Sklar, business coach, social media strategist, and fearless leader of GoGirls Music dishes on how to get the most out of attending music …

16: Lisa Brigantino - Building a Successful Music Licensing & Supervision Company

February 10th, 2015


Lisa Brigantino is an award-winning Brooklyn, NY based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.   

She has also worked in the business side of …

15: Ariel Hyatt - How to Get Out of Your Own Way for Success

February 3rd, 2015


Ariel Hyatt, founder of CyberPR®, dishes on what holds us back from success, telling our signature stories (hint: it’s not your bio), and the power …

14: The Devil in the Details and Sound Quality

January 27th, 2015


How audio quality and paying attention to detail impact customer and audience experience


The Dish:

Take the time and make the effort to put out the best sounding music our audio content you have the resources to …

13: Jeni Paulson - Music Licensing, Mentorship, & Building Relationships for Success

January 20th, 2015


Jeni Paulson, owner of Copycat Music Licensing, a music licensing service for music publishers, composers and songwriters, dishes on the world …

12: Jennie DeVoe - Stop Apologizing When Charging for Your Art

January 14th, 2015


This is Part 2 of my conversation with singer/songwriter Jennie DeVoe. Jennie has had songs licensed for TV shows and commercials, played to packed houses across the country, and voiced national ad campaigns.

She’s also …

11: Jennie DeVoe - Why an Artist Needs to Understand the Business of Music - Pt 1

January 6th, 2015


In part 1 of this 2 part episode, singer/songwriter and voice over talent Jennie DeVoe dishes about WHY it’s critical for artists to understand the business of music, and what she learned starting out in the …

09: Bree Noble - Founder of Women of Substance Radio on Growing a Platform for Promoting Female Artists

December 23rd, 2014


Bree Noble, founder of Women of Substance Radio dishes about how she’s used her email list, social media, and podcasting to grow her audience. She also talks about future plans for using her own touring experiences …

08: Solveig Whittle - On Music, Marketing, and Technology

December 15th, 2014

Hold on to your hats! We cover a lot of ground in this one as we dish on music, marketing, and disruptive technology.   In this episode, I'm …

05: Amy England - How an Independent Music Store Thrives in the Era of the Big Box

December 2nd, 2014


Amy England stops by to dish on how Arthur's Music Store, located in Indianapolis, IN, has continued to thrive in the era of big box music stores and …

04: Bianca Russelburg - Making the Music World a More Open Place for LGBT Voices

November 25th, 2014


Bianca Russelburg, audio engineer and founder of Resonate, talks about their mobile recording project, Resonate, and why it’s important for the musicians and audience that more LGBT voices be heard in the music world. …

03: Lindsay Boccardo - Why it's Hard to See Greatness in Ourselves

November 18th, 2014


Lindsay Boccardo, drummer and Millennial life coach, talks about why it's so hard to see greatness in ourselves, and why we need people in our lives that scare us because they see our greatness. We also dish about …

02: Madalyn Sklar - Using Twitter to Build Your Network

November 11th, 2014


Madalyn Sklar, business coach, social media strategist, and fearless leader of GoGirls Music dishes about Amanda Palmer and the GoGirls Music twitter …

01: Sharon Rickson - Founder of Girls Rock Indy

November 10th, 2014


Sharon Rickson, rocknroll do-gooder, and founding member of Girls Rock Indy, drops by the studio to chat about starting a rock camp for girls in …

00: The Brassy Broadcast - What it's all about

November 10th, 2014


Welcome to the first episode of The Brassy Broadcast. This is the intro episode to get to know your host, Jen Edds, a little better and find out what this show is all about. 

This beauty of a podcast is its ability to …

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