The Distiller

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The Distiller is a podcast about meaningful work.

It’s a series of conversations about how we find meaningful work, and how we find meaning in the work we do. Recorded (mostly) in Cincinnati, Ohio, but with guests and questions that are universal, The Distiller isn’t just a podcast about work. It’s a podcast about how the work we do makes us who we are.

Every two weeks we talk with people from all walks of life about their work: about how they found their work, how they developed skill or mastery in their craft, and what meaning their work conveys, either to them or to the world at large. We believe all work deserves respect, and that by examining the work we do, and how we bring ourselves to it, we learn more about our priorities, and about who we are.

The Distiller is available on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, and just about anywhere else people get podcasts. In addition, every episode is available, along with additional information, photos, and links to guest and location info, on our website at TheDistillerPodcast.com. If you've never listened to The Distiller before, and are looking for a good place to start, we recommend our 2018 Year In Review episode. It's a great distillation (pardon the pun) of everything the show is about, all in one nice, neat, one hour and fourteen-minute package.

Why should you support The Distiller?

Well that depends on your reason for listening. We imagine that our listeners are a cross-section of people who are:
  • Interested in hearing the stories of other people and what they do
  • Interested in finding more meaningful work, and seeking information about how other people have shaped their work over time to be more meaningful
  • In transition, either between jobs and employers or between careers, and seeking inspiration to help find the right next step
  • Any or all of the above
Supporting The Distiller helps us keep the show going, keep telling these stories and asking these questions. It also helps us grow and develop the show to reach its full potential. In the first year of The Distiller we've focused close to home, with every episode but two recorded in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In the future we'd like to expand that reach, to be able to go wherever the stories dictate, to pursue discussions of meaningful work wherever they lead.

Who is behind The Distiller?

The Distiller was created by Brandon Dawson, who is also the host and producer of the show. Brandon was a radio DJ for fifteen years before transitioning into artist management and eventually into marketing. These days, when not producing shows for The Distiller, he works as a marketing, product, and organizational consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio. But this podcast really is the perfect cross-section of all his skills.

A Venn diagram of Brandon's interests would probably include (a) interpersonal communication, including interviewing and mentoring for personal/professional growth and development, (b) creative work including writing, music and audio production, and the development of websites and digital content, and (c) marketing, especially digital or performance marketing, including paid search, display, and social media. In the center of that Venn diagram would be podcasting.

In addition to Brandon, The Distiller team includes Teri Heist and Justin Golden. Teri co-produced the first year of shows, and helped book talent and locations. She also writes for Women of Cincy, and is the food programs coordinator for the Center for Great Neighborhoods. Justin is an audio engineer and producer who's worked with numerous artists and shows/sites including Funny or Die. He mixes and edits The Distiller, and is responsible for all things related to "audio hospitality," and generally making the show sound good.

For more information on Brandon, Teri, Justin, and the rest of the team, visit thedistillerpodcast.com/credits.
Tiers
Pocket Change
$1 or more per month

Help us keep The Distiller growing! This low-obligation tier allows you to show support for The Distiller podcast at any level above $1 per month.  Donations help us pay for recurring costs like web hosting and server space, as well as occasional equipment upgrades/updates. 


No-one involved with The Distiller currently makes any income off producing the show. In the future we'd love to move toward sponsorships and generating a sustaining income, but for the time being your donations will help us keep producing the show, and continue to improve the quality and content. 


Everyone who supports The Distiller, at any level, will receive thank you on our website at TheDistillerPodcast.com, and a sticker suitable for slapping on your computer, car, guitar case, skateboard, or wherever you see fit.

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$50 per month
helps pay for domain registrations, web hosting & server space. This is the bare minimum to keep The Distiller coming your way, and includes things like basic hosting for thedistillerpodcast.com website (including yearly domain registrations, theme updates, and plugins), as well as audio hosting.

There are a lot of moving parts just to keep the files coming to you, and this is the most basic level of necessary support to keep The Distiller happening. This doesn't include things like programming and admin assistance if something goes down or we get hacked...it's just the bare-bones basics.
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The Distiller is a podcast about meaningful work.

It’s a series of conversations about how we find meaningful work, and how we find meaning in the work we do. Recorded (mostly) in Cincinnati, Ohio, but with guests and questions that are universal, The Distiller isn’t just a podcast about work. It’s a podcast about how the work we do makes us who we are.

Every two weeks we talk with people from all walks of life about their work: about how they found their work, how they developed skill or mastery in their craft, and what meaning their work conveys, either to them or to the world at large. We believe all work deserves respect, and that by examining the work we do, and how we bring ourselves to it, we learn more about our priorities, and about who we are.

The Distiller is available on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, and just about anywhere else people get podcasts. In addition, every episode is available, along with additional information, photos, and links to guest and location info, on our website at TheDistillerPodcast.com. If you've never listened to The Distiller before, and are looking for a good place to start, we recommend our 2018 Year In Review episode. It's a great distillation (pardon the pun) of everything the show is about, all in one nice, neat, one hour and fourteen-minute package.

Why should you support The Distiller?

Well that depends on your reason for listening. We imagine that our listeners are a cross-section of people who are:
  • Interested in hearing the stories of other people and what they do
  • Interested in finding more meaningful work, and seeking information about how other people have shaped their work over time to be more meaningful
  • In transition, either between jobs and employers or between careers, and seeking inspiration to help find the right next step
  • Any or all of the above
Supporting The Distiller helps us keep the show going, keep telling these stories and asking these questions. It also helps us grow and develop the show to reach its full potential. In the first year of The Distiller we've focused close to home, with every episode but two recorded in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In the future we'd like to expand that reach, to be able to go wherever the stories dictate, to pursue discussions of meaningful work wherever they lead.

Who is behind The Distiller?

The Distiller was created by Brandon Dawson, who is also the host and producer of the show. Brandon was a radio DJ for fifteen years before transitioning into artist management and eventually into marketing. These days, when not producing shows for The Distiller, he works as a marketing, product, and organizational consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio. But this podcast really is the perfect cross-section of all his skills.

A Venn diagram of Brandon's interests would probably include (a) interpersonal communication, including interviewing and mentoring for personal/professional growth and development, (b) creative work including writing, music and audio production, and the development of websites and digital content, and (c) marketing, especially digital or performance marketing, including paid search, display, and social media. In the center of that Venn diagram would be podcasting.

In addition to Brandon, The Distiller team includes Teri Heist and Justin Golden. Teri co-produced the first year of shows, and helped book talent and locations. She also writes for Women of Cincy, and is the food programs coordinator for the Center for Great Neighborhoods. Justin is an audio engineer and producer who's worked with numerous artists and shows/sites including Funny or Die. He mixes and edits The Distiller, and is responsible for all things related to "audio hospitality," and generally making the show sound good.

For more information on Brandon, Teri, Justin, and the rest of the team, visit thedistillerpodcast.com/credits.

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Tiers
Pocket Change
$1 or more per month

Help us keep The Distiller growing! This low-obligation tier allows you to show support for The Distiller podcast at any level above $1 per month.  Donations help us pay for recurring costs like web hosting and server space, as well as occasional equipment upgrades/updates. 


No-one involved with The Distiller currently makes any income off producing the show. In the future we'd love to move toward sponsorships and generating a sustaining income, but for the time being your donations will help us keep producing the show, and continue to improve the quality and content. 


Everyone who supports The Distiller, at any level, will receive thank you on our website at TheDistillerPodcast.com, and a sticker suitable for slapping on your computer, car, guitar case, skateboard, or wherever you see fit.