Michael Geoghegan is a well-known figure among podcasters and has been involved in podcasting since it earliest days. Because he started early, he has developed personal friendships with most of the key figures in podcasting. Michael has spoken and lead sessions at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. He was also the first person to lead introductory podcasting classes entitled "Podcasting 101." Michael is frequently sought for comment on podcasting by media sources such as CNN, Wired magazine, The New York Times and USA Today, among many others. Michael produces his own show, Reel Reviews: Film Worth Watching, which has consistently scored in the top 10 among podcast listeners. He recently syndicated Reel Reviews content to DVDtalk.com, the Internet's largest DVD movie review and discussion site. Reel Reviews also currently has paid sponsors. Michael's sponsorship deals represent some of the first for mainstream companies outside the podcasting industry. In addition to Reel Reviews, Michael is executive producer of Grape Radio, a show about wine that in less than 8 weeks' time places in the top 10 out of over 4,000 available podcast shows. Grape Radio has experienced phenomenal growth and features interviews with leading experts in the wine industry. Michael continues to develop and produce shows aimed at the lifestyle and technology markets. He also offers his services as a consultant to businesses developing podcasting and portable media strategies. Michael is widely regarded as a leader in producing quality podcast audio. Many of his online articles on how to podcast remain some of the most popular and widely linked to. Michael lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and two young sons.
Ryan Irelan is the technology and development director at Happy Cog West, a web design and development firm in San Francisco. He is a noted ExpressionEngine expert, having created a wildly popular video training series on ExpressionEngine. Additionally, Ryan is the publisher of EE Insider, a well-known news and information site for the ExpressionEngine community. In his spare time, Ryan is the production director of A List Apart Magazine, which is one of the most popular ExpressionEngine-powered sites on the web.