Do you need a Podcast Bestie?

Yes, you do! Podcasting is way more fun (and easy) with a best friend helping you make and market the best content. 👯‍♀️

Every week, I’ll send you industry info, creative inspiration, marketing and monetization strategies, craft tips, and jobs.

Sounds pretty cool, right? So why don’t you go ahead and subscribe:

Here are five of my favorite issues to give you a taste of what you can expect:

Paid subscribers also get the following:

  • Subscribe-only posts about my audience growth experiments and monetization efforts (expect 1-2 of these per month + access to archive as it grows).

  • Access to Michael Castañeda's column about audio engineering, sound editing, mixing, and mastering (expect 1-2 of these per month + access to archive).

  • Weekly subscriber-only threads where you can ask questions + an opportunity to connect and collab with the community.

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Okay, Bestie! But who ARE you?

Hi, my name is Courtney Kocak. I’m a Los Angeles-based writer, podcaster, and comedian. A little bit about me:

  • I host Private Parts Unknown, a podcast about love and sexuality around the world with 1.5 million downloads to date, covering destinations including Finland, Mexico, and Japan. It’s been featured in Business Insider, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and more.

  • I just launched another podcast in June called The Bleeders about book writing and publishing, which also has a companion Substack.

  • I wrote Netflix’s Know It All podcast and produced top podcasts for PayPal, Girlboss, the Bella Twins, and more.

  • My KCRW radio story about Maebe A. Girl won an LA Press Club award for gender/LGBTQ reporting in 2020. (Honorable mention to my Eagle LA story, in my heart.)

For more, check out my website

Let’s be social media Besties! I’m @courtneykocak Twitter and Instagram + LinkedIn.

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Courtney Kocak is a Los Angeles-based writer, podcaster & comedian.