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Tuned In, Dialed Up

62 EpisodesProduced by Gavin and WilWebsite

Join podcast journalists Wil Williams and Gavin twice a month as they come together to discuss shining moments in their pod-fan lives, discuss topics relevant to podcasting, share new shows they've found, and make at least two horrible puns per episode.

62 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

S2E10 - Interacting with Community Drama

August 11th, 2020


This week Wil and Gavin use the recent Lunar Light Studio dissolution as a jumping-off point to talk about the larger topic of how publicly-aired …

S2E9 - Recording Remote and YOU!

July 8th, 2020


Wil and Gavin hop on their magical remote recording machines that NPR has discovered in the past couple months and create their own podded cast without being in the same room together! Wild! Join them as they share …

S2E8 - What We're Listening To

June 23rd, 2020


Find out more about The Okra Project and their newly-created Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Funds, visit

Recorded several weeks ago, Wil and Gavin sit down and talk about what they've been …

S2E7 - So, Spotify Bought Rogan (feat. Evo Terra)

May 29th, 2020


Wil and I have wanted to have Podcast Pontifications' Evo Terra on for quite a while and, for some reason, Spotify buying The Joe Rogan Experience felt like the time to do it! Join us as we talk about our feelings on …

S2E6 - Art of Adaptation | Hadestown

April 7th, 2020


I'm gonna be real with you: we REALLY wanted to talk about Hadestown. Instead of doing a not-podcast Spoilers Ahoy episode, Wil and Gavin head way down into a discussion on the differences between Hadestown the 2010 …

S2E5 - Spoilers Ahoy! - My Year in Mensa

March 25th, 2020


Put on your thinking caps and grab some horrible catering, it's time to talk about Jamie Loftus' magnificent bite-sized podcast My Year in Mensa. Wil and Gavin rave about the show, what makes it tick, and what makes it …

S2E4 - The Ways We Listen (to Podcasts)

March 10th, 2020


It's the (kinda) early release! Join Wil and Gavin on an aural adventure as they talk about the podcasting apps, headphones/earbuds/speakers, and speeds at which they consume podcasts. There are also some …

S2E3 - Spoilers Ahoy | This Sounds Serious (feat. Ely)

February 26th, 2020


Friend of the show Elena Fernández Collins rejoins the show for a much more lighthearted topic: how awesome true crime parody series This Sound …

S2E2 - Ask Us Anything 2: Question Harder

February 11th, 2020


It's a special oops-all-questions episode of TIDU as Wil and Gavin frantically hopped on to record a replacement episode they thought they'd need. Turns out, we just have a fun second episode of the year for you! Join …

S2E1 - Copy That: A Discussion of Ad Reads

January 29th, 2020


"But first, a word from our sponsors." You've heard it a million times listening to podcasts, but now it's up to you to actually say those words and make ad copy interesting! Join Wil and Gavin as they discuss …

S1E48 - Oops, All Recs!

December 17th, 2019


We're going on holiday break but for one last hurrah in 2019 Wil and Gavin are talking about some of their favorite not-podcast media they've been …

S1E47 - Getting Started with Merch

December 3rd, 2019


It's the shopping season, what better time to talk about some of the early hurdles/mindsets a podcaster encounters while getting into making merchandise for their show? Join Wil and Gavin as they talk everyone's …

S1E46 - "World Firsts" and Due Diligence

November 20th, 2019


Yup, we ended up talking about the iHeart/Bear and a Banjo thing. Brace yourselves while Wil and Gavin talk about the radical notion of making sure your podcast is actually the first in the world to do a thing before …

S1E45 - Podtales with Ely and Alex

November 6th, 2019


Wil quit their job! While the professional's away, the goofuses can play. Join Gavin as he welcomes the wonderful Elena Fernández Collins and Alex …

S1E44 - Spoilers Ahoy | Limetown (Facebook Watch)

October 23rd, 2019


We're going back to Limetown as it makes the jump into the Third Dimension with its Facebook Watch adaptation.


It's a good show! Why is Lia such a bad journalist? Why …

S1E43 - How about that Life?

October 8th, 2019


Hashtag real life happened a couple of times that delayed recording to the point where we weren't going to have anything up today, so Wil and Gavin got together last night to talk about how they've both gone through …

S1E42 - The Gang Starts Directing Audio Drama

September 24th, 2019


This episode Wil and Gavin take it a little more free-form and chill as they rap about their experiences working behind-the-scenes on their respective audio dramas. Gavin talks about his first experience directing a …

S1E41 - Plagiarism and Citing Sources

September 10th, 2019


Welp, a couple of big podcasts got their wrists slapped for copying other people's homework. Wil and Gavin team up to use these unfortunate developments to share some tips on how to 1. Not steal and 2. Get super good …

S1E40 - Podcast Movement 2019 Thoughts

August 30th, 2019


We're back from Podcast Movement 2019, the episode is four days late, but dangit Wil and Gavin are here to talk about the best darn tootin' podcast conference. Also talk about mics, iffy startup companies, and of course …

S1E39 - Podfade

August 20th, 2019


(NOTE: This episode was delayed, Podcast Movement has already happened) Hey y'all, Wil is back! For the first time in months! We break the chain of delays and no-Wil episodes by talking about podfading, which naturally …

Special Hotel Episode: Podcast Movement 2019

August 16th, 2019


Gavin's alone in a hotel room and full of feelings after just saying goodbye to a lot of good-good podcast people. Let's briefly talk about Podcast …

S1E38 - Apple Awakens

July 30th, 2019


TIDU is back from hiatus and two wonderful guests host are here to ruminate on the recent non-story about Apple pursuing making their own podcasts. …

S1E37 - Gavin Recalls PodX

June 13th, 2019


Gavin ventured deep into the Nash-vas (Nashville for those who aren't trying to force that reference to work) for PodX and had a lot of fun. Join Wil as she picks his brain about what happened, what was good, and what …

S1E36 - Let's Talk Nonfiction

May 21st, 2019


It's about time Wil and Gavin discussed what they like about nonfiction podcasting. You know, the thing the vast majority of podcasts seem to be? Buckle up as movie reviews, journalistic endeavors, and all sorts of …

S1E35 - Spoilers Ahoy | The Adventure Zone: Amnesty Episode 26

May 7th, 2019


It's been a year since we started doing Spoilers Ahoy, what more fun way to come back to the series than check in on The Adventure Zone? Join Wil and Gavin as they discuss what it is about Amnesty that hasn't really... …

S1E34 - Luminary's Launch Week

April 29th, 2019


A rare Wil-less episode, Gavin is joined by the wonderful Jordan Cobb to discuss the roller-coaster of events and emotions everyone has experienced …

S1E33 - It's been a year, huh?

April 23rd, 2019


A lot has happened in podcasting since TIDU started in 2018. Join Wil and Gavin as they put on their reflective caps (literally, they're quite shiny) and talk about the big changes and their pie-in-the-sky hopes for the …

S1E32 - Audible Articles of Interest

April 9th, 2019


We're back with an old-school normal episode of TIDU, this time featuring a lot of fabric noise. That's right, Wil's bringing the discussion topic …

S1E31 - From the Sound Up: Be Less Petty

March 26th, 2019


Wil and Gavin are joined by comedian Kellye Howard, creator of the nonfiction interview series Be Less Petty. As one of the winners of our From the Sound Up contest, we sat down with Kellye and talked over an episode of …

Be Less Petty EP1: Communication [FTSU]

March 26th, 2019


In this episode Mike and I (Kellye) chat with Anita Chlipala, therapist and founder of Relationship Reality 312, about how communication is the key to healthy relationships. We get deep and personal as we share some of …

S1E30 - Recent Industry Developments

March 12th, 2019


Wow, a lot happened in the last few weeks while Gavin was laid up, huh? Join a recovering Gav and healthy Wil as they discuss the three industry-wowing pieces of podcasting news that've happened in the last couple of …

S1E29 - Six Podcasts Good for Couples | Valentine's Day Special

February 14th, 2019


Happy Valentine's Day! While everyone is either at work or busy, ya boy Gavin here is holding down the fort with a special feature on the TIDU feed. …

S1E28 - From the Sound Up: Tales from Spasming Hill

February 12th, 2019


Wil and Gavin are joined by Sam Baran, creator of the audio fiction series Tales from Spasming Hill. As one of the winners of our From the Sound Up contest, we sat down with Sam and talked over an episode of the show, …

Tales from Spasming Hill - 4: Color Confiscation Day [FTSU]

February 12th, 2019


Gear up for a nice, relaxing Color Confiscation Day - that one day a year where the City Council remands all color to remind us just how valuable …

S1E27 - Reporting from PodCon

January 29th, 2019


In a special convention-based episode, Wil and Gavin report their experiences at PodCon 2 in Seattle with field recordings from the first day, …

Life in Sonderville Chapter 3b: The Warden, The Ringleader, and The Madman [FTSU]

January 15th, 2019


You've finally been introduced to your new coworker and employer. Upon retiring to your new abode, the lights go out, you hear a rustling outside, and what sounds like someone coming to attack you! You decide the best …

S1E26 - From the Sound Up: Life in Sonderville

January 15th, 2019


Wil and Gavin are joined by Mark Swift, creator of the choose-your-own-adventure audio fiction series Life in Sonderville. As one of the winners of our From the Sound Up contest, we sat down with Mark and talked over an …

S1E25 - Casting Call Pitfalls

December 18th, 2018


Wil and Gavin return to the world of discussing casting calls with the ever-wonderful Erin Kyan! Listen as we talk casting calls, inclusivity, and of …

S1E24 - Casting Calls w. Lisette Alvarez

December 4th, 2018


Casting is a vital part of the fiction podcasting process, so to talk about it Wil and Gavin bring on the lovely Lisette Alvarez to speak to their experience casting two seasons of Kalila Stormfire. Gavin also touches …

S1E23 - Finding the Fictional Line

November 20th, 2018


What lives in the line between fact and fiction in the podcasting world? Well this week Wil and Gavin rent a cabin there and this metaphor is off the rails. Whoops. W&G talk about the ethical questions in presenting …

S1E22 - Spoilers Ahoy! | Limetown Season 2: London

November 8th, 2018


After some illness-related delays Gavin is back with Wil to discuss the season 2 premier of the excellent and difficult to categorize audio fiction …

S1E21 - A Dry Run

October 24th, 2018


This time around Wil and Gavin demonstrate (sort of) how they will go about reviewing/critiquing podcasts submitted during their upcoming contest From The Sound Up. They do so by digging up an episode of a long-dead …

S1E20 - Audience Questions!

October 9th, 2018


A handful of delightful audience questions in hand, Wil and Gavin spend some leisure time on a more lighthearted episode after recent heavy content. …

S1E19 - Spoilers Ahoy! | Serial Season 3, episodes 1-3

October 1st, 2018


Sail the spoiler seas as Wil and Gavin talk about the first three episodes of podcast juggernaut Serial's long-awaited third season. They start out optimistic until the third episode when Serial gets real Serial-y with …

S1E18 - Ethics in Podcasting

September 28th, 2018


While Wil was off having fun at Disney World Ely joined Gavin in a sobering discussion of some alarming unethical behavior we've been seeing crop up in podcasting. Join two alarmed reviewers as they talk about some big …

S1E17 - Remote Recording Adventures

September 11th, 2018


Wil and Gavin have been having some frustrating times trying to get Skype and Discord to work for recording TIDU. In an effort to find some alternatives we try them LIVE while recording the show, tune in to hear us see …

S1E16 - Keeping it Simple

August 28th, 2018


Seeking to take a break from heavy topics and feeling the feelings, this time around Wil and Gavin talk about three podcasts with simple premises …

S1E15 - Perilously Parasocial Podcasting

August 14th, 2018


This week we talk about how fandoms can sometimes cross the line from passionate support of content into entitlement, and how fans in the podcasting community can take steps to check themselves before the wrecking of …

S1E14 - Spoilers Ahoy! | The Adventure Zone: Amnesty Episode 12

August 8th, 2018


Set sail for the spoiler seas as Wil and Gavin do something with ropes and a wooden wheel is involved to, like, fulfil the sailing theme of the …

S1E13 - From Podcast Movement

July 31st, 2018


Brought to you from a hotel room in Philadelphia, Wil sits down with Amanda McLoughlin, Eric Silver, and Julia Schifini to discuss what makes a good …

S1E12 - Social Media Horror

July 17th, 2018


Dive beneath the covers, Wil and Gavin are here to bring you some spooky social media horror stories. Gasp as a special guest talks automatic Twitter DMs, shriek as Wil and Gavin talk about a super scammy-sounding tweet …

S1E11 - Audiobooks =\= Audio Drama

July 6th, 2018


Sorry! Life happened, an episode got eated by whack coding. To make up for the delay, Wil and Gavin bust out a hearty discussion of audiobooks, audio drama, and why we have beef with books pretending to be podcasts.

S1E10 - Spoilers Ahoy! | The Bright Sessions Series Finale

June 20th, 2018


Wil and Gavin sail the spoiler seas, talking about subjects they’re excited about but also violate TIDU Prime’s strict no-spoiler rule! This time …

S1E9 - Engaging Community

June 19th, 2018


This episode Wil and Gavin are joined by the amazing Elena Fernandez Collins, podcast journalist extraordinaire, to discuss community engagement from …

S1E8 - Spoilers Ahoy! | The Amelia Project Ep. 11

June 7th, 2018


Wil and Gavin sail the spoiler seas, talking about subjects they're excited about but also violate TIDU Prime's strict no-spoiler rule! This time …

S1E7 - Monetization

June 5th, 2018


Back in the saddle alone, the dynamic duo of Wil and Gavin discuss monetizing podcasts, how it's been done quite poorly, and how we think crowdfunding is one of the only two good options. We dish on how garbage Howl …

S1E6 - Ineffective Horror w. James Oliva

May 24th, 2018


We're back with the last half of our session with James! Buckle up as we talk about tired trops, ineffective plot devices, and all the other things in horror podcasting that just don't work these days. Oh, and at some …

S1E5 - Effective Horror w. James Oliva

May 22nd, 2018


PLEASE REDOWNLOAD THIS! If you downloaded this episode within an hour of it coming out, please delete the file and re-download. Gavin messed up the edit and had to go back and fix a few things to make it listen-able.

S1E4 - With Special Guests

May 8th, 2018


This episode Wil and Gavin straddle two backwards chairs because it's time to discuss something serious. Topics discussed include pitfalls of being a …

S1E3 - Imaginary Podcasting

April 24th, 2018


This time around Gavin and Wil stress their brainboxes by coming up with an imaginary podcast and walking through the steps to figure out what common speedbumps they can give tips and tricks for. Also there's shining …

S1E2 - Bland Branding

April 10th, 2018


Wil and Gavin discuss (from their respective closet and blanket fort) the pitfalls of corporate-sponsored podcasts, their shining moments of the last two weeks, and this episode they DOUBLE the amount of recommendations!

S1E1 - Three Cheesemakers

March 22nd, 2018


Podcast journalists Wil and Gavin get together to make a pilot of a podcast about podcasts by people who listen to and produce podcasts of their own. The word podcast is bandied about quite a bit.

Discussed this …

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