Podcasts: what can't they do?
Since launching the Coffee Sprudgecast in February of 2016, the show has become an increasingly important part of our publishing voice here at the Sprudge Media Network. The typical episode features news and notes from the world of coffee hosted by Sprudge co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, with a rotating cast of special guests, call-in questions from our readers (1-888-55-SPRUDGE), and a popular news segment, “Robyn Reads The News” hosted by Sprudge's own Robyn Brems.
There's a brand new episode in this style out today—that's episode #52, natch—previewing the upcoming fun at the 2018 London Coffee Festival, looking back at some favorite moments from SXSW 2018, and talking through the news (coffee cancer!) of the day (Stumptown truck hijackings). We crack a coffee beer on air most episodes—this week it's from Woodland Empire of Boise, Idaho—and Zachary usually brews up some decaf (like Intelligentsia's El Mago).
But sometimes we deviate from the scheme, and right now there's a blizzard of fresh and frosty content styles rolling out across our Podcast channel, which you should subscribe to iTunes. Subscribers don't just get these regular episodes from our founders, oh no. They'll also be receiving a clutch of very special Minisodes taped live at SXSW, featuring industry leaders like Andrea Piccolo of Swiss Water Decaf, Becky Reeves of Oatly, Ian Williams of Deadstock Coffee, Andy Atkinson of Intelligentsia, and many, many more. Our first Minisode dropped earlier this week starring Liz Turner of Stumptown Coffee. You should go listen to it now because it, not unlike Liz Turner, is great.
But that's not all: our iTunes channel is the exclusive home for live Podcast events and special party tapings from around the world. From Sprudge After Dark's late night talkshow realness to our recent live event with Department of Brewology during SXSW, our iTunes channel is bursting at the seams with live events from the front lines of the specialty coffee scene.
And coming soon, this channel will be the exclusive home for BLACK COFFEE, a new live podcast series from creative director Michelle Johnson. The event kicks off with its first live taping on April 24th, 2018 in Portland Oregon, sponsored by La Marzocco USA, Ace Hotel, Oatly and Stumptown Coffee, with proceeds benefitting Sankofa Collective and Brown Girl Rise. We're also excited to announce some breaking news that this event will be supported by NXT LVL—much more about this new partnership early next week.
Between the live shows, the regularly scheduled episodes hosted by our founders, the wild field recording Minisodes taped at SXSW, and the upcoming premiere of Michelle Johnson's BLACK COFFEE, it has never been a better time to subscribe to the Coffee Sprudgecast on iTunes and Stitcher. Best of all, it's completely free. We rest our case.
Sign up now as a subscriber to the Coffee Sprudgecast and never miss an episode. The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by KitchenAid craft coffee equipment, Urnex Brands, Hario, and Swiss Water Process Decaf. Sprudge’s coverage from the 2018 SXSW festival is supported by Falcon Coffees.