Causepods is the passion project of host, Mathew Passy, aka The Podcast Consultant.
Mathew has over 15 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, with 10 of those years focused specifically on podcasting, both for major broadcast organizations like The Wall Street Journal, and for individual clients all over the nation.
While working in the newsroom of NJ 101.5 – FM in Trenton, the station was actively looking for ways to transition into digital. Mathew suggested taking the ‘First News’ program, which aired 5 am, and converting that into a podcast. The 20-minute broadcast is still going strong to this day delivering the day’s top stories to New Jerseyans nationwide.
Nearly four years after his radio career started, Mathew was hired by the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. While there, he produced and hosted some of the most popular products, such as Tech News Briefing and Your Money Matters. He went on to create two well-known podcast series, Getting Married and Getting Hired.
Mathew continued his passion for podcasting by creating the PodUp Podcast focused on all aspects of the industry. He also produced and co-hosted The Hilarie Barsky Show, and has enjoyed the opportunities to teach podcast fundamentals at the Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference, DC Podfest, Philly Podcast Meetup, Princeton Public Library, Podability, and at the International Association of Audio Information Services conference (IAAIS).
Mathew thoroughly enjoys helping individuals, brands, and small businesses develop, launch, produce, improve, and promote their podcasts. Among his active roster of clients, he has had the pleasure witnessing them achieve over 6 million podcast downloads. Mathew continues to share his love for people and podcasts as a podcast host, industry educator, and by offering valuable podcast audits through this site.