What is LightningPod?

Hi! I'm Eric Johnson, the founder of LightningPod.
Podcasting has become an important medium for creativity and thought leadership, for everyone — solo artists, tiny startups, global companies, non-profits, universities, politicians, and more. But there's a big problem.

Starting a podcast is easy; making a podcast is hard. Too many creators with great ideas get burned out and end their shows in frustration.

It doesn't have to be this way. There are no guarantees in the media world, but working with LightningPod will make success — however you define it — more attainable.

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Photo credit: Reya Zaveri for LightningPod
What we do
Where we work
About the founder
Social media
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What do you do, exactly?
Good question! LightningPod makes original podcasts, and helps individuals and businesses start podcasts of their own, or improve their existing shows. We only work with creators 1:1 because every project is different; for more on that, we urge you to read our values.

Click here to learn more about our services.
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Where are you?
Our founder Eric Johnson lives in San Francisco with his girlfriend, 23 houseplants*, and a friendly ghost.

However, you don't need to be in SF to work with LightningPod! We work virtually with clients worldwide.

* His favorite houseplant is a pilea peperomioides named Ripley.
About Eric Johnson
Eric has worked in digital media and podcasting for more than 10 years, starting at WBRU-FM in Providence, R.I. He's also worked at WTOP-FM, Mental_Floss, AllThingsD, Recode, and Vox Media, and he's a member of The Podcast Academy.

From 2015 to 2020, Eric produced Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, one of the top-ranking Technology podcasts on Apple Podcasts; Adweek named it the Podcast of the Year in 2019. You can find a full list of shows he's worked on here.
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Follow LightningPod
Follow us @lightningpodFM on Twitter, @lightningpodFM on Instagram, and @lightningpod on LinkedIn.

The best place to follow Eric Johnson online is on Twitter: @HeyHeyESJ.

Our first podcast Follow Friday is on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @FollowFridayPod.
Questions? Contact us:

Mailing address available upon request.
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