We've been very fortunate, on a weekly basis, to have the opportunity to speak with designers, philosophers, psychologists, writers, company executives, industry leaders, and other fascinating people, about the intersection of mindfulness and digital technologies.
We launched the Digital Mindfulness Podcast in 2014 with the aim of uniting people and viewpoints from around the world that are actively contributing to making our digitised world better for humanity and businesses. Now, the podcast is regularly downloaded in more than 150 countries around the world. We have featured guests from Google, Stanford University, the BBC, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, The School of Life, Intel, and more.
How We’re Using Money
Here’s a basic list of our expenses:
- Images: We pay for nearly every photo you see on the site. We believe it's important to support photographers.
- Web Hosting and Audio Hosting: We pay for hosting the website in one place, and hosting the podcasts in another.
- Software: Apps like Mailchimp, Hootsuite, and CRM's - they make the world go round, and it seems like there's always another.
- Advertising: We advertise the podcast to boost listenership so we can get sustainable faster.
- Gear: Audio gear and computers get old and die (my little Mac is about finished).
- Travel for Interviews: Unfortunately, not all our guests live in Barcelona or London.
- Professional Services: Every business needs bookkeeping and accounting,
- Me (Lawrence:) As the host and founder of Digital Mindfulness, I spend almost every waking moment working on it.
Our Plans for the Future
- Documentary-Style Podcasts: We’ve heard from many of you that you love documentary-style podcasts like This American Life, Serial, and Radiolab. We agree. Those shows are awesome! They’re also, on average, about five-times more costly than producing an interview-style show. We have four really engaging ideas for documentary series, but we’ll need a lot more revenue to make those a reality.
- Videos: Many of you have also told us that you would like to see various kinds of videos. We have some fun ideas, and we’re excited to launch a YouTube channel. That said, as you know, video is a bit more challenging than audio, so we’re putting that off until we have some breathing room.
- Print Magazine: Yes, that’s right—Together Magazine in print! A beautiful publication on the newsstand on digital mindfulness. It's never existed before, and we're ready to invent it.