Season 1 of the BuiltOnAir Podcast is complete, and we couldn’t be more happy with how it went! Thanks to you reading this -and watching and listening to the podcast- it has been growing organically. Even with the show being released only recently, the audience has already grown to over 300 downloads (no marketing aside from word of mouth):
The other exciting statistic for us has been seeing the podcast audience sprout up around the world, as illustrated by this map:
Each week on the show we welcomed one of the experts, enthusiasts or professionals in the Airtable space. Guests shared their most useful tricks and hacks in live demos of bases and tables used in their work and play. We heard their stories of how they found Airtable, the causes they support, and their future goals with the software.
Below you can find a brief review of each episode guest on the show. Each summary includes a link to their episode page that includes the full episode video, an audio-only option, and a video of the Airtable base showcase made by the expert, as well as show notes.
Episode 1: Dan Fellars, Founder of Openside
December 17, 2018 5:00am PST • 27 minutes
The first episode of our podcast ever, we interviewed Dan Fellars himself, the founder of Openside, a premium provider of products and services supporting Airtable customers. Openside is also the founding sponsor for BuiltOnAir. In the episode Dan talks about the history of Openside and we take a starting peek at the Airtable Universe.
EPISODE 2: Ryan Jaccard, Systems Designer
January 14, 2019 5:00am PST • 36 minutes
In this episode we brought in Ryan Jaccard, a freelancer who specializes in systems design using Airtable and Zapier. We talk with Ryan about his recent client work, and he gives us a demo of one of his personal Airtable projects, a base that runs an Academy Awards betting pool for increased Oscar night entertainment.
EPISODE 3: Gareth Pronovost, Owner of GAP Consulting
January 21, 2019 5:00am PST • 37 minutes
Gareth Pronovost is founder and owner of GAP Consulting. Gareth is a financial analyst turned Airtable consultant. He helps businesses optimize their Airtable setup to become organized and automated. Gareth discusses his path into this area of expertise and walks us through GAP Consulting’s Airtable-powered CRM he uses to manage his business.
EPISODE 4: Sydney Thomas, Venture Capital Expert
January 28, 2019 5:00am PST • 43 minutes
Sydney Thomas, Investment Associate & Head of Operations at Precursor Ventures, an investment firm based in San Francisco, CA. Sydney describes how and why she chose Airtable as the must-have system for Precursor’s tiny but mighty team of two. She gives us a tour of the base she built to manage their portfolio. Her template for this has become quite popular on Airtable Universe.
EPISODE 5: Sarah Henry, Research and Design Strategist
February 4, 2019 5:00am PST • 62 minutes
Sarah Henry is a freelance user researcher, designer, and strategist based in Brooklyn, NY. In this episode, Sarah talks to us about her passion for social-driven projects and her unique ability to create spaces where people can having meaningful social interactions about data.
EPISODE 6: Chinara James, Developer from Trinidad and Tobago
February 11, 2019 5:00am PST • 52 minutes
Chinara James is a web developer and WordPress specialist from Trinidad and Tobago. On this episode we talk about what it’s like to teach yourself how to code when you’re on a tiny island in the Caribbean where the developer community is not as vast it is in the United States.
EPISODE 7: Alex Hillman, Educator and Serial Entrepreneur
February 18, 2019 5:00am PST • 40 minutes
Alex Hillman is an educator and serial entrepreneur who wears many hats. He discusses two of his ventures: Indy Hall (his coworking space in Philadelphia) and Stacking the Bricks, where Alex and Amy Hoy create content and courses that enable developers and creatives to start their own successful businesses.
EPISODE 8: Alex Wolfe, Airtable Super-user
February 25, 2019 5:00am PST • 25 minutes
Say hi to Alex Wolfe, an all-around Airtable enthusiast from Irvine, California. Alex has managed to find uses for Airtable in almost every facet of his life, from tracking field notes and project details during his job as an environmental noise analyst, to organizing his hobbies and personal to-do list.
EPISODE 9: Melissa Hanson, Film Aficionado
March 4, 2019 5:00am PST • 32 minutes
This week we welcome Melissa Hanson from New York City. Melissa is Director of Marketing and Research at a commercial real estate company by day and a self-proclaimed “film nerd” by night. She is co-founder of the movie website Reel News Daily, which features interviews, film reviews, and other industry tidbits.
EPISODE 10: Alex Bass, Business Process Designer
March 11, 2019 5:00am PDT • 47 minutes
This week on the podcast our guest is Alex Bass, founder + CEO of CyberBytes and host of a great podcast called Analysis Paralysis, focused on business process design.
EPISODE 11: Jason Montoya, Small Business Firefighter
March 18, 2019 5:00am PDT • 48 minutes
This episode, we welcome Jason Montoya from Atlanta, Georgia. Jason is a consultant, freelancer, and self-described “small business firefighter”. He works with companies as a virtual Chief Growth Officer to help them streamline their internal processes, improve their marketing, and increase their revenue.
EPISODE 12: Khe Hy, Creator of Rad Reads
March 25, 2019 5:00am PDT • 43 minutes
Say hi to Khe Hy from Los Angeles, California. Khe is creator of the blog and newsletter Rad Reads and contributing editor at Quartz. His current ventures in writing are a sharp left turn from his previous career on Wall Street. Tired of staring at spreadsheets all day, Khe decided to quit his job in finance to pursue his entrepreneurial itch.
Here’s to another great season starting next week. See you there!