A Quick and Dirty Podcasting Success

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network and inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame.

If you've ever wanted to start your own network, listen to this interview I did with her.

In this episode, I talk with Mignon about:​

  • Success with Grammar Girl and her commitment to meeting podcast deadlines
  • Mignon's use of a friendly cartoon character as Grammar Girl's avatar to make grammar more approachable and the importance of maintaining a personal connection with her audience
  • The impact of speech styles on written content and the nuances of audio in podcasting in the age of advanced AI technology
  • The challenges of content quality, fact-checking, and speed in podcasting without traditional journalistic filters
  • Her career transition from writing and grammar to podcasting, facilitated by an experience with repetitive injury and dictation, and her subsequent success partnering with Macmillan Publishing

This year, I plan to do more interviews on Build a Big Podcast to showcase successful podcasters using their own words. Know a successful podcaster I should reach out to? Let me know via Mastodon, Bluesky, or Threads.

David @ Big Podcast

Podcaster Opportunities

Steal This Idea

Podcast Hosting Skills

Podcast Production

Podcast Humor


The Wrap Up