Dan Thibeault | Escaping Your Comfort Zone

Dan Thibeault has a tendency to “go for it” when given the chance, even when he’s not sure how it’ll turn out.

That willingness to get out of his comfort zone served him well when he started Fast Twitch Media, which helps people produce and distribute podcasts. Way back when, he didn’t know much about podcasts at all.

But he drew on past experience and a willingness to learn to make it happen.


We talk about ways to get up to speed on any topic, why podcasts are so important to business owners, and what makes for an engaging podcast, as well as…

  • A lesson a mentor taught him years ago that Dan follows to this day
  • 4+ resources you can draw on to be a lifelong learner
  • How to harness the power of your business and personal network
  • Why “rough” podcasts are sometimes best
  • And more

Listen now…

Mentioned in This Episode: www.fasttwitchmedia.space

Episode Transcript:

David Elmasian: Welcome to The Hub of Success. I’m your host, David Elmasian. Today I’m with Dan Thibeault, owner of Fast Twitch Media. Fast Twitch Media is an end-to-end solution to produce, record, and distribute podcasts to all the major networks, allowing the guests to just show up and be creative. Dan is executive producer of the award-winning podcast, The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O’Terry, and On Mic with Jordan Rich, both legends of the Boston airwaves. Dan produces a variety of podcasts, including his own called Life Underground, which is stories of relics Dan has found using a metal detector.

Prior to his business, Dan has worked as a sound engineer, teacher, educational consultant, business development manager, among many other jobs. Dan is the nicest, hardest working individual I’ve ever met, and he has enthusiasm and dedication to his clients unparalleled in the business. Well, welcome to the podcast, Dan.

Dan Thibeault: David, wow, that was wonderful. Thank you so much for that.

David Elmasian: All of it was true.

Dan Thibeault: Thank you.

David Elmasian: Yep. So, how did you get into this podcast field?

Dan Thibeault: Oh, that’s a good question. It happened here in this studio, as a matter of fact.

David Elmasian: We’re at the studios of Chart Productions, by the way, for those of you that can’t see us.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. I came through the door with a friend of mine and he wanted to do a podcast and he suggested that he record here, but he didn’t know how to push it up to the cloud and get it on the podcast directories, and he asked me to look into that to see if I could figure it out, and I drank from the fire hose so to speak and I studied it and I learned how to do it and lo and behold, I do it for many clients now.

David Elmasian: So, this wasn’t your first career. You kind of reinvented yourself.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. I’ve done a lot of things. I swung a hammer when I was in my 20s. I went back to school as a returning adult. I taught history for a while at the eighth grade level.

David Elmasian: Hold on, Dan. Eighth grade level, huh? Is that middle school?

Dan Thibeault: No. I taught it because I was still at the eighth grade level.

David Elmasian: All right.

Dan Thibeault: Yes, middle school, eighth grade history.

David Elmasian: Oh man, that’s tough.

Dan Thibeault: Well, now I’m at the 12th grade level, so. And I sold professional development, educational professional development products to schools after that, and I worked for the state for a good chunk of years.

David Elmasian: Been there, done that. I can relate, and being an entrepreneur, you don’t get those steady paychecks.

Dan Thibeault: That’s correct, especially in the beginning.

David Elmasian: So, I used the term “reinvent yourself.” A lot of people don’t start out, or they change careers, or maybe change careers more than once. Now that you look back, did the things that you did previously kind of lead up to this, or did it come as a total surprise now that you’ve been doing it for a little while?

Dan Thibeault: That’s a really good question. I’d have to say it has come as a total surprise.

David Elmasian: Really?

Dan Thibeault: I cannot see that this was the goal for me, or I never envisioned myself doing what I’m doing right now.

David Elmasian: Right.

Dan Thibeault: I love what I’m doing and it’s creative and it’s constantly learning something new, but no, I didn’t see myself learning new things and trying to develop a business out of it. Not at all.

David Elmasian: So I think if I interpret that correctly, the entrepreneur side maybe came as a surprise, but having known you for a little while, you have the background in teaching. Before you and I just started recording, you were teaching somebody, walking them through the steps of the podcast process. So, that prepared you for that. If I recall, you did sound recording and you worked with bands and groups in the past. Podcasts are recordings, right?

Dan Thibeault: Right.

David Elmasian: So, from outside looking in, a lot of these things led you to this point. Again, I think the entrepreneur part was a surprise.

Dan Thibeault: Absolutely. Now that you put it that way, I would have to agree. I think it’s more that the skillsets that I developed in those other careers or other jobs, I can apply them here, absolutely, absolutely.

David Elmasian: Right, right. So I know in my own career, what I’m doing now was a series of things that I went through that at the time I didn’t really truly appreciate or really fully understand until you kind of look back. Was that the situation with you? Did you go through some tough times, so to speak, to be able to get to where you are now?

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. There was many times where I wanted to stop trying this business because I just didn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t have any clients, I didn’t have any prospects. I had a lot of people that I wanted to talk to me about it, and I had a demand problem, right? I mean, I still do in some ways, but when you’re just starting out, you’re willing to do anything for anybody for any amount of money. I did that.

David Elmasian: Right. Well, that sounds pretty normal.

Dan Thibeault: But that also made me wonder, “Am I doing the right thing? Is this ever going to work? Maybe I’d better go find a paper route. Maybe I’d better go back into the workforce, get on Indeed.”

David Elmasian: Well, Dan, I’m laughing because myself, and I’m sure a lot of people listening could totally relate to that. I’ve been self-employed for quite a while, but I’ve had my ups, I’ve had my downs, had my good times, my bad times. I can’t tell you how many times half in jest I’ve said to some of my employees, “I should get a job at Best Buy. I’d make more money.” I was joking, but that was true, okay? So, I think it’s something that all of us can relate to, and the focus of this podcast is business, and I think the people that are either in business for themselves, starting a business, thinking about starting a business, it’s nice to be relatable and realize that it isn’t like Facebook where I’m Mark Zuckerberg and I have this great idea and a month later, I make $2 billion. That’s just not real.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. It’s not a linear trajectory up to the top. There’s a lot of downward spiraling moments and a lot of heartache and a lot of struggle, but I think that’s what makes you grow also. If you’re willing to persevere and stay with it and get through those tough times, you come out a little bit stronger, a little bit smarter, a little bit more confident, you start to have some pride in what you’re doing.

I have to say that my wife supported me, my wife Liz supported me from the very, very beginning. If I didn’t have that support and her encouragement and her belief that I could do this, none of it would be.

David Elmasian: Yeah. No, I agree 100%. I was fortunate myself. My wife does the same thing. I remember when my kids were younger, health insurance, braces, all the things that you kind of mentioned as well too, if we didn’t have her benefits, wouldn’t have happened. Wouldn’t be able to have my business, simple as that.

Dan Thibeault: Right. So in some ways, I guess you could look at me and say, well, I had it a little bit easier.

David Elmasian: Right. Well, I guess it’s perspective, right? So, now that you’ve kind of been through it, and again, not to say you’ve been doing this for 100 years, what did you learn along the way? Are there things you could say to others, “Hey, it’s okay, kid,” or, “It’s all right”? Any steps along the way that you kind of could say to yourself, “Yeah, I made it through,” and give advice to others?

Dan Thibeault: There’s a couple of things. I would say … And this goes back to when I was a teacher. There was a principal at the school. His name is Mike Dowling. We weren’t really close or anything, but I was in that building for about a year and a half with them, and the thing that I learned from him was to be a lifelong learner. I can’t emphasize that enough. There are so many resources today, especially with technology, but even without them, there are resources, there are people you can talk to, there are books you can read, and of course there’s the internet.

David Elmasian: Right.

Dan Thibeault: If you spend enough time in there and you get through the frustrating, aggravating part of interfacing with YouTube and Google and all that, you can really teach yourself a tremendous amount of knowledge.

David Elmasian: Sure, yeah.

Dan Thibeault: In this world of DIY, where you can build your own website, right, you can go to Wix and build your own website, you can publish your own podcast if you want, but there are a bunch of people or many, many people who do not have the time, they don’t have the bandwidth to learn something new, and they’re willing to hire what I call a solopreneur, somebody that’s working out of their home and by themselves. I don’t have staff. I don’t have that kind of overhead. I will do that work for them. The other part of the question-

David Elmasian: If you had to do it over again, again, what things you learned, what resources you used, things you’d maybe do differently?

Dan Thibeault: Well, I was very fortunate in the fact that I fell into a network of really wonderful people, and that was part here at Chart Productions with Jordan Rich, Candy O’Terry, and producing and publishing their podcasts just led me to meet so many people that are either in the industry of broadcasting or surrounded. That has been a tremendous help to me.

David Elmasian: Sure. Well, let’s step back a sec, because I don’t know them as well as you do, both the people you just mentioned, but as an outsider looking in, they interact with a lot of people. Let’s mention Candy as a good example of that. There’s a lot of people that want to work with Candy or what have you, and she picked you specifically, and again, I’m not going to tell all the reasons why because I can’t do it as well as Candy could, but you hit upon some of them, which is your thirst for learning and your openness to learning. One of the things that I’ve learned myself as a business owner, you have to be open to that. You look back and you say, “Man, I saw the writing on the wall, but I just wasn’t open or wasn’t willing to listen to that.”

One of the things that when you and I first met, that part, I saw that immediately. I don’t think this is a recent thing. This sounds like to me, it’s been a lifelong thing with you where you have a thirst for knowledge, you’re open, you’re willing to listen, you’re willing to be humble, and I think that’s one of the things that’s really difficult as we get older. I see that in myself and I see it in others that sometimes, you don’t want to say, “I don’t know,” because you’re 50 something or 40 something, whatever that age is, you feel like, “Oh, I should know this stuff,” but you don’t. Starting a business is not easy. Creating a podcast is not easy. We could dive deeper into it. Creating graphics, editing, all those things are not easy, but you’ve overcome a lot of those challenge because of that willingness and being able to be humble about it. So, that’s a key attribute that I think a lot of people could learn from themselves as well, too.

Dan Thibeault: Well, I do think there’s a lot to be said for being upfront and transparent with people, especially if they ask you to do something. My kind of stock response to people often is, “I could write a book with what I don’t know about that.” That does a couple of things at the interpersonal level, right? I mean, right away they know that, “Okay, he’s not an expert, but this guy will figure it out for you and he’ll do it at a fair price.”

David Elmasian: Sure, yeah, and those are very positive attributes. So, you did mention a couple people, Candy O’Terry and Jordan Rich. For those people that don’t know them other than their public personalities, are they really nice people?

Dan Thibeault: Awesome people.

David Elmasian: Really?

Dan Thibeault: Fine human beings.

David Elmasian: Okay, okay.

Dan Thibeault: The amount of time that they spend MC-ing events and spending with fundraising events and things like that is just tremendous. I can’t say enough. Watching them work and watching them do things for other people is what is so impressive to me.

David Elmasian: I was joking about that. Even in the very short period of time that I’ve known them, they don’t fake it. It’s real, like you said.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. Well, they also led me to a point where with my own company, I have decided that I am going to volunteer a certain amount of services every year for whatever reason or whatever cause.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: It’s good to give back and it’s a learning experience. It will never hurt you to give back, ever.

David Elmasian: Right, right. So getting back to podcasts, a lot of people are interested in podcasts. They want to do it and maybe they don’t know what they should do, how do they get started. Just as an overview perspective, what are the steps involved in creating a podcast?

Dan Thibeault: Well, I mean, you have to have the idea of why do you want to have a podcast. You’re going to be an independent content creator, which is really cool, right? I mean, wow.

David Elmasian: Wow, wow. I need to add that to my business card, huh?

Dan Thibeault: There you go, there you go. That’s what podcasting is really all about. When it started in 2005, it was known as the voice of the people, right? If you had a microphone and you could record and create an audio file, you could push it out worldwide.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: It’s still the same, basically. I mean, the technology has improved and changed and apps and the way you consume it has changed quite a bit, but basically it’s the same process of push, pull from an RSS feed.

David Elmasian: Okay. So, let’s go a little deeper, not too much, because we can’t be here all day with it. So, we create the content. What happens from there?

Dan Thibeault: Well, if you are a true geek … Maybe this is you, David, because your story is really cool. I don’t know if your audience-

David Elmasian: It’s not about me.

Dan Thibeault: I know it isn’t, but the fact that you had a Dell computer that was as big as a kitchen table when you were a teenager and you taught the neighborhood how to use it, it all started for you way back then, but you would probably know how to write the code for your own RSS feed. Now, that’s for real nerdy technical people.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: But there are services out there that will generate the RSS feed for you. They’re known as media hosts, and the two big ones are Libsyn and Blubrry right now. You subscribe, you create a media host account, and then you get some bells and whistles with it, but that’s basically the mechanism by which you publish your content up to all the major directories.

David Elmasian: Okay, all right. Great, okay. And so, why do people have a podcast? I’m sure not everybody has the same reason, but what have you experienced? Why do people have podcasts?

Dan Thibeault: I’ll tell you why I have one. I’m just interested in metal detecting and history. I taught history. I have this little hobby and I find old relics and I like telling stories about them.

David Elmasian: Right.

Dan Thibeault: So for me, it’s a hobby and I have friends and family following. It’s not a big audience.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: But for other people, there could be a very different reason. You could be trying to create a network in your industry. And so nothing will open a door faster than approaching an individual and saying, “You’re very well-respected in your field and I’ve always admired you. Would you be on my podcast?”

David Elmasian: That’s exactly what I said to you.

Dan Thibeault: That’s how you got me here. So, very rarely are you going to get a no. There are other people that have dreams of monetizing, just becoming really, really popular, going viral, and then getting sponsors like Stamps.com and Magic Pillow. They’re going to make a lot of money.

There’s everything in between, right? The Marriott corporation, hotel chain, created a podcast and it was just about recruitment. It was just about attracting quality employees and retaining them.

David Elmasian: Right. Yeah. So I think the term we use now is content, right? Universal content or interesting content always is going to have an appeal, and so podcasting is just another channel for that, so to speak, right?

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: Okay, all right.

Dan Thibeault: And then there’s the other side of podcasting is post-production. There’s the recording of it, but then how fancy do you want to be? Do you want to put music beds under your voiceovers? Do you want somebody to do a professional voiceover? Do you want an intro? Do you want an outro?

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: That type of thing. Do you want to get all the ums and ahs out? I have clients-

David Elmasian: That never happens with me, never.

Dan Thibeault: Well, there are some people in the podcasting space that would say, “Leave ’em all in there.” That’s what podcasting is. This is not broadcast quality and they don’t want it to be and they want it to sound very raw and natural, and there are other people that want it to sound like NPR and they want every breath out and they want nice music beds.

David Elmasian: Well, if we want to sound like NPR, we’ve got to talk in a monotone.

Dan Thibeault: That’s right. We need to talk in a very monotone way.

David Elmasian: All right. Well, enough about podcasts. Let’s switch gears a little bit. You mentioned it already. You were a history teacher.

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: Why would you want to be a history teacher, particularly for middle schoolers, okay? Why? Why, Dan?

Dan Thibeault: Well, I asked myself that all through the time that I taught. I aspired to it because I had so many great teachers growing up, and they were so important to me. My athletic coaches, my wrestling coach, Carmen Mariano, he was also our teacher as well, and they just had such an impact on me. I thought, “Well, you know what? Maybe I could have that same impact.”

Now, when I did finally get to the classroom, I discovered that that job is extremely difficult. Being a teacher is extremely difficult. It was probably the most-

David Elmasian: I think that’s an understatement.

Dan Thibeault: … difficult job. I went home tired every day. There’s something to be said for going out and laboring every day, physical labor. You can go home and rest from that and recover and be fresh in the moment, but the academic stuff is different. It just really, really is tiring and wears you down, especially working with youth. It really takes a special person to deliver knowledge to young people in this … I won’t say in this day and age. I think that’s always been.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: I just don’t think I was really cut out for it. My wife is a teacher.

David Elmasian: Oh, okay.

Dan Thibeault: She’s the one with the black belt in teaching, not me.

David Elmasian: Right, right. Yeah. I’ve never done teaching. I was a technical trainer for a short period, about a year or two. I always said that if I could make a living do that, I really would do it. It’s tough though because training, like teaching, it’s always budgets get tight. The part that appealed to me, and it sounds like maybe you had the same thing, it was just nice when you talked about something and you saw recognition or excitement in the eyes of the person hearing it.

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: That’s what made it worthwhile, right?

Dan Thibeault: It’s interesting you say that, because you just really described it.

David Elmasian: Yeah. I mean, unfortunately those moments are too few and far between when you’re dealing with all the other stuff, right?

Dan Thibeault: That’s right.

David Elmasian: Yeah. You mentioned wrestling. You’re a fit guy. You’re a healthy guy. Have you always been like that?

Dan Thibeault: Well, yes, for the most part, I would say, yeah. I’ve always been into fitness and working out. Haven’t always had a great diet or anything like that, but no, I’ve always tried to take pride in myself and eat right and that type of thing. I mean, it’s more important than ever now.

David Elmasian: Sure.

Dan Thibeault: I mean, I’ll be 60 years old in February.

David Elmasian: I noticed you have a walker, but that’s okay.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah, yeah, my walker’s outside there, but it’s important. It’s important to stay healthy. I’m kind of a late bloomer in all respects, so I have a 13-year-old boy. I need to stay active to keep up with him.

David Elmasian: Sure, absolutely. So, does that help you in your business? Do you find that adds-

Dan Thibeault: Absolutely.

David Elmasian: … discipline?

Dan Thibeault: Yes, it does. I want him to see … I mean, I’m amazed at my own creativity lately, and I want him to see that and I want it to rub off on him, absolutely.

David Elmasian: Sure, yeah. Well, it’s a relevant topic, and the reason I say that, and again, I’m not trying to make this about me, but I have two sons, and my younger son was always more of a homebody, much like myself. Most of my time when I’ve been self-employed, I’ve worked out of a home office. I’d have employees and they’d come by the kitchen table and we’d shoot the breeze and talk about stuff, like every business does, and all that time when my younger son was around, he always pretended, or always seemed like he was completely disinterested, didn’t hear a word of it, and my wife and I would say, “Do you think anything is getting through to him?” You know what the funniest thing is? He works for my business now.

Dan Thibeault: That’s wonderful.

David Elmasian: He now references some of those things that I know we talked about, not he and I, but it was between myself and one of the guys that was out in the field or whatever and we’d be talking about difficult customer situations, whatever the situation may be. To me, that’s one of the most gratifying things because he heard it, he’s using it, he actually listened, but they’ll never give you the satisfaction of saying it. Maybe when he turns 30 or something, maybe he’ll say, “You know, Dad, actually some of that stuff was actually pretty good,” but that’s great that you can have that with your son and lead by example, so to speak.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah.

David Elmasian: You can talk all day long and they’re not going to listen to you.

Dan Thibeault: I have faith that he is listening. I get the eyes rolling all the time, though.

David Elmasian: Well, you said he’s how old now?

Dan Thibeault: He’s 13.

David Elmasian: Oh, of course. Yeah, that’s like built-in, right?

Dan Thibeault: Absolutely.

David Elmasian: I mean, when you and I were 13, which I know was 100 years ago, we were like that, weren’t we?

Dan Thibeault: When I was a kid, we didn’t have podcasts and we were happy.

David Elmasian: We walked uphill to school both ways, right?

Dan Thibeault: That’s right.

David Elmasian: So, speaking of walking to school, you grew up in the Quincy area, right?

Dan Thibeault: I’m a Quincy kid.

David Elmasian: What was it like growing up in Quincy back in the day?

Dan Thibeault: It was awesome. I mean, Doble’s Corner, right? John’s Fruit Store. I used to work at John’s Fruit Store, and then I worked at Sound Service with Stan Shields, my lifelong friend, Stan Shields, a great friend and mentor to me. Like you had mentioned before, we did live music. We did audio reinforcement for all the bands, The Beach Comber, and we did Dead End Kids. It was wonderful. It was exciting. There was a lot going on. I worked. I’ve been working since I was probably my son’s age, a little bit out of necessity, but also I was just drawn to it. I kind of fell into working at again, the local store, and then for a business around the corner. So, I’ve always worked. I’ve always enjoyed, for the most part, the people that I work with and places that I’ve worked.

David Elmasian: Right. Well, I think that work ethic that you described is something that you either have it or you don’t. It could be enhanced, but if you don’t have it, you could maybe make it incrementally better, but if you don’t, you don’t.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah.

David Elmasian: I think that’s probably paying dividends in your business now, right?

Dan Thibeault: Yeah, absolutely.

David Elmasian: When I look at employees and I look at prospective new employees among many other things, I kind of look at them and I say, “Is this person a can do or cannot person?” We all are varying degrees of that at different times in our lives. Circumstances, like we mentioned teenager and the whole craziness we all go through, but that’s the thing that like I said really struck me about you, the instant thing, is you very rarely say no. It’s more that, “Well, let me look into it or let me see if I can do it.” You show a willingness to be able to do things. I think that’s one of the things that when I talked to Candy about you, she brought up. So, tell me about your relationship with Candy. I know you met through Chart Productions. What do you do for her on a regular basis?

Dan Thibeault: I produce her podcast, The Story Behind Her Success, which I’m very, very proud of because she did that format at Magic 106 for years. She has close to 700 interviews with extremely inspiring women, so it’s women’s programming.

David Elmasian: Hold on, hold on. It’s not women’s programming. I listen to it.

Dan Thibeault: Well, and so do I, and I get a lot out of it. I guess in the broadcast industry, and I’m using air quotes-

David Elmasian: Oh, don’t get all technical on me. You’re getting geeky on me now.

Dan Thibeault: I am getting geeky on you. That’s how they would classify that genre, I would imagine, right? She’s just a master at the interview, and the stories that she gets from these women who are remarkable, again, remarkable, just resonate with men and women. I absolutely agree that more men should listen to this podcast, because it’s been such a great thing for me. Here’s a really cool piece of information. Her second most popular country that listens to her is Iraq.

David Elmasian: Really?

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: Huh.

Dan Thibeault: When you think about Iraq as a culture and what’s going on with women over there, for her to have that as her second country listening is just remarkable. Yeah, I have a great respect for Candy, and she has helped me tremendously with post-production, as a matter of fact. I have a digital workstation that I edit all the podcasts with, and she’s mentored me in that, and I can now take a disjointed conversation and really learn how to craft it into a compelling piece of content. It’s really due to her tutelage.

David Elmasian: Sure. Yeah. She does that with a lot of people.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. She mentors many, many, many people.

David Elmasian: Yeah, yeah. You do the post-production work for her, you do video work for her.

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: Do you do sound and music and that kind of stuff as well?

Dan Thibeault: Well, I did a fundraiser with her the other night at Sarah Campbell’s dress designer … She’s a dress designer here in Boston. She does every year Cradles for Crayons, and they provide funding and new clothing, brand new clothing for children in Boston. I was lucky enough to tag along and do live audio at that event with her. So, yeah, I do that type of work as well. I produced her video and audio for her luncheon event up at Granite Lakes.

David Elmasian: Yep. That was a great event. I was there, yep. Yeah, so she keeps you busy, huh?

Dan Thibeault: She does.

David Elmasian: All right. Well, let’s wrap things up. You and I could talk for quite a while, but we have a time limit that we have to follow because people have a certain attention span.

Dan Thibeault: That’s true.

David Elmasian: Ourselves included. So, we’re going to finish up with a segment I call Check Your Tech.

Dan Thibeault: Okay.

David Elmasian: All right. So, simple questions.

Dan Thibeault: Yep.

David Elmasian: I don’t want to say there’s no wrong or right answers. There may be, but it’s simple. All right, so let’s get started with that. Are you a Mac or PC … Again, some of these I already know, but for the people that don’t know this, are you a Mac or PC guy?

Dan Thibeault: Mac, used to be PC.

David Elmasian: What was the conversion?

Dan Thibeault: That’s a-

David Elmasian: What was the moment?

Dan Thibeault: I think it was probably having an iPhone in my hand led me to the MacBook Pro.

David Elmasian: Steve Jobs is smiling somewhere, right?

Dan Thibeault: Yes, he is.

David Elmasian: Well, that brings to the second question. We know the answer. iPhone or Android? You’re obviously an iPhone guy.

Dan Thibeault: iPhone. Yes, I am.

David Elmasian: All right. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn?

Dan Thibeault: Face-

David Elmasian: You can pick multiples.

Dan Thibeault: No. I spend most of my time on Facebook, not necessarily for my personal use.

David Elmasian: That’s what everybody says. I don’t believe it. It’s okay. It’s all right. Now, this is getting a little geeky. Alexa or Google Home?

Dan Thibeault: Ah, we have Alexa.

David Elmasian: Really?

Dan Thibeault: Yes.

David Elmasian: Okay.

Dan Thibeault: She tells me when my packages have arrived and I try to hide that from the rest of the family.

David Elmasian: All right. We can edit that one out. Netflix or Hulu?

Dan Thibeault: Netflix.

David Elmasian: Okay. I’m still waiting for somebody to pick Hulu.

Dan Thibeault: Yeah. They have a better variety of BBC content.

David Elmasian: Okay. All right. I could ask you about that, but I won’t.

Dan Thibeault: Okay.

David Elmasian: Roku, Apple TV, or Chromecast? Any of those?

Dan Thibeault: Apple TV.

David Elmasian: Ooh. You’re definitely in the Apple camp then, huh?

Dan Thibeault: I am.

David Elmasian: All right. Well, then how about Gmail or Outlook?

Dan Thibeault: I have Gmail.

David Elmasian: Okay. All right. Now, this one might be a little bit easier for you. An Audio-Technica ATR2500 or a Rhode Broadcaster microphone?

Dan Thibeault: I wish. Either one, I wish. Don’t tell anyone, but I have a Blue Yeti.

David Elmasian: Ooh.

Dan Thibeault: That’s what I record with for my own personal podcast, but I have a case full of professional microphones for live audio.

David Elmasian: There we go. All right.

Dan Thibeault: I have neither one of those.

David Elmasian: Okay. All right. Maybe someday. Well, I know you want to talk more about it. Dan, I enjoyed listening to your story. I know others can totally relate to it. If somebody is thinking about starting a podcast or maybe has a podcast and is tired of doing it themselves and could use some help, how do they get a hold of you?

Dan Thibeault: They can find me at my website, which is FastTwitchMedia.space, or Dan, D-A-N, at FastTwitchMedia.space is the way to email me.

David Elmasian: Okay.

Dan Thibeault: I’ll be glad to discuss and talk. I can help people with everything from DIY to being your sleeping pill and taking care of everything and anything in between that.

David Elmasian: Wow. That’s quite a bit. Well, thanks again, Dan. I appreciate you being on the show.

Dan Thibeault: Thanks David. It was wonderful to be here. I’m very, very grateful that you had me on your show.

David Elmasian: Well, thanks. You are listening to The Hub of Success. I’m your host, Dave Elmasian.