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New Earfluence Podcast Studio at Raleigh Founded

As the Triangle slowly shakes off the cobwebs, gets vaccinated, and people venture back into public spaces, often for the first time in over a year, we are celebrating by teaming up with Raleigh Founded (RF) on a new podcast studio!   For those of you who don’t know, RF, formerly HQ Raleigh, is a…

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How can a startup think about DEI when it’s fighting to make payroll?

On Thursday, June 3rd at 12PM EST, The Diversity Movement will be hosting a webinar, “Why the Startup Community Should Care about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” Panelists are Shelley Willingham, VP of Business Strategy at The Diversity Movement, Lister Delgado, Managing Partner at IDEA Fund, and Donald Thompson, CEO of The Diversity Movement.  When you’re…

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Obesity and Systemic Racism: The Hidden Connection

Some of the most impactful conversations we’ve had over the past two years have come from the diversity, bias, inclusion, and equity episodes on Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox, If You Only Knew with Dr. Debby Stroman, and Winning with Diversity. The hosts and guests have tackled some difficult topics like racism, unconscious bias, microaggressions, protests,…

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SEO in Podcasting: How to Optimize Your Podcast for Google Search

Search engine optimization traffic is one of the most significant ways to boost the number of views or listens to any podcast or digital content. At Earfluence, we’ve noticed a 1,300% increase in search traffic from quarter one in 2020 to quarter one in 2021! Prior to following my passion for podcasting two years ago,…

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Chef Vivian Howard’s failures mean more than all the awards

An acclaimed chef, best-selling author and multi-award-winning television host and producer, Vivian Howard seems to be doing it all. She started as part of the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University with an English degree, but she translated her storytelling skills to the kitchen. Her passion for food and storytelling is evident in her vulnerable…

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Why Did NC State’s Poole College Start a Podcast? We Asked Host Jenny Hammond

On February 10, 2021, NC State’s Poole College of Management launched the Poole Podcast, a “think and do” conversation about the relationship between academics and industry. Listen: Episode 1 with Dean Frank Buckless and The Pink Ceiling CEO Cindy Eckert Listen: Episode 2 – US Taxation in a Global Economy, with Nathan Goldman and EY’s…

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Introducing Finding Life’s Rhythm, the Walter Harris Story

Walter Harris, drummer for the iconic New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band, is sharing his stories of hardship and resilience in a new podcast series launching Q1 2021. Earfluence is thrilled to announce its new podcast series debuting in March, “Finding Life’s Rhythm”, to tell the story of Preservation Hall Jazz Band drummer Walter Harris’…

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2020 Year in Review (infographic)

  This has been a year filled with unprecedented changes and challenges. Between COVID-19, racial unrest and maybe the most divisive presidential election our country has ever seen, it’s easy to become emotionally drained by the state of our world. But, we’re proud to have had a hand in making it better. This year, we’ve…

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Podcast Music Spotlight: I am Soteria

Soteria Shepperson is an artivist, meaning she combines art and activism in her music. For the last 10 years, the performer has been working to fight social and racial injustice, and she has found that poetry is her best way to do it. She says that using her lyrics as a platform to speak on…

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How to Start a Podcast Webinar and Checklist

Have you ever thought about starting a podcast but weren’t sure how? On this video, you’ll get insight into: * Setting a Goal for Your Podcast* How to Record and Edit* Reaching Out to Guests* Storytelling in Podcasting* Marketing Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Reach On the panel are 5 podcasters who have experience…

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