Announcing the Ignite Seattle Podcast

After months of anticipation and anxiety, none of which you got to experience, we are excited to unveil our next project to the world. The Ignite Seattle Podcast.

If you’ve read enough and want to subscribe immediately, you can do so by clicking the appropriate links:

Or you can search for “Ignite Seattle Podcast” in your podcasting app of choice RIGHT NOW to listen to our first three episodes. Our first episode is also available for you to listen to on this very page below.

If you have some patience and want to learn a little more about the first episode, and how and why we’ve decided to get into podcasting, then read on.

Who’s the guest on the first episode?

For our first episode, I thought it would be fitting to sit down with Scott Berkun, Ignite Seattle’s MC and speaker coach. He talks all about what it’s like to be…an MC and speaker coach.


Scott shares some critiques of a talk he gave all the way back at Ignite Seattle #6, “How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk“. He also speaks about what he’s learned in the ten or so years since then, and how he passes that knowledge on to our speakers.

Lastly, he gives his thoughts on the importance of being an MC, and answers a question we’re all dying to know, “Where did those red trousers come from?”

If you have any feedback, or fashion tips to pass on to me, or Scott, please email them to podcast@igniteseattle.com or leave a comment below.

Why did we decide to get into podcasting?

“We” isn’t so much Ignite Seattle, as one person named Daniel. Who is currently writing this post in third person, now first person.

I decided to help Ignite to start their podcast because I’ve often sat in the audience at Ignite events wanting to know more about the speakers, and their topics. Unfortunately I’m far too socially anxious and introverted to visit the after party to meet the speakers and talk to them. I’m also not the type of person that would Tweet a total stranger about their Ignite talk.So literally the only option left was for me to spends hours of my life creating a podcast. Now I get to talk to all of my favorite Ignite speakers and learn all about them, and you get to benefit from it!

When will new episodes be released?

Every 2 weeks, on a Monday, a new podcast will be released. They’ll appear here on our website, or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for the “Ignite Seattle Podcast”.

What will the format for each episode be?

Each episode will give an opportunity for you to hear one of our favorite past Ignite talks, with an in-depth discussion with its speaker about what inspired their talk, what they didn’t get to say on stage, and anything else that piques curiosity. If there’s a talk or speaker that you’d love to know more about, please send me an email letting me know, and I’ll do my best to get them on the show!