Producing an Award-Winning Podcast: John Rubio of The Beerists

by createpod_1ntv0l

Learn some great podcasting tips from veteran podcaster and host of the award-winning The Beerists podcast, John Rubio, on the first episode of Create Pod.

John, a fellow Austinite, shares everything about how he created his craft beer podcast and how he grew his audience over the years. He also shares his philosophy for creating compelling niche podcast content and tells us how he turned The Beerists into a popular, award-winning show. And finally, John walks us through his meticulous editing process and how he built his home podcast studio. This is a great behind-the-scenes look at creating a successful podcast you don’t want to miss!

This episode was recorded at Permanent RCRD Studios in Austin, TX, a boutique podcast studio open to everyone.

What we used to produce this episode of Create Pod


  • 2 Shure SM7B microphones
  • 2 Cloudlifter mic activators
  • 1 Audio Technica ATR 2100 microphone
  • 1 Behringer U-Phoria UMC404 HD audio interface
  • 1 Mac Mini
  • 1 Zoom H1 portable recorder (backup)

Software and Services

  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Auphonic Multitrack (desktop)
  • Libsyn

What John uses to produce The Beerists


  • 4 Shure SM7b microphones
  • 4 Cloudlifter mic activators
  • 1 DBX 286 X mic preamp
  • 1 Behringer mixer

Software and services

  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Libsyn

The music heard in this episode is “Depressed” by The Lookers and The Inventors’ “Land Water,” used under Creative Commons.

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