Skye Pillsbury: Podcast Purist
Updated: Aug 1
Long before I even knew that Skye was friends with my super close cousin Kingman, I wanted to have her on the show. She was a guest with Sound Off Alum Jim Harold shortly after we all convened on Orlando for Podcast Movement int the before times of 2019. Somehow, I failed to meet Skye. I later received an intro through Kingman to connect and that was more than enough of a sign to do this episode.
In this episode, you will hear about Skye's podcast journey which goes all the way back to Bay area radio in 1982 when the music scene exploded and stations like KQAK FM 99 would emit eclectic sounds in an MTV era. Skye as reminisces about listening to the radio in the car and hearing the production value that went into NPR programming. It wasn't until 2015 when she connected to audio through podcast; shows like Serial and Gimlet productions had her, and many Americans... hooked. You'll hear about her time in college, through Silicon Valley, her time as a publicist, and her podcast experiences on all sides of the microphone.
Additional Show Notes and Links
Skye has a Newsletter called the Squeeze. A must for anyone in the podcast business.
Skye mentioned an interview she conducted with Leo Laporte for Inside Podcasting.
Skye currently writes a newsletter for Hot Pod which you can subscribe to here.
Skye also mentioned that she really enjoys podcasts from Eric Mennel whose work can be found here.
You can also connect with her Inside Podcasting show:
Skye appeared on an episode of the award winning podcast Heavyweight. You can listen to it below.
Here are some of the podcasts that we spoke about on the show. It's a long list of trailers and podcast geekery but there is no shortage of quality shows in here.