EPISODE 108: NO IMPROVING ON THE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

EPISODE 108: No Improving on the Improvement Association

If you remember where you were when you listened to the last few words of the podcast S-Town, if you still don’t see how Adnan Syed could have murdered Hae Min Lee seeing as he was in the library talking to Asia McClain, The Improvement Association is for you. From the makers of Serial, this is another juggernaut of podcast production, talent and newsgathering, and we will be breaking it down today, with clips and a side of kibbitz, along with a magical moment from the Adam Carolla Show. Teresa Strasser and Gina Grad welcome you to Easy Listening, a podcast about podcasts. Welcome to the show.

Today’s first topic is ACS based.  Listen here
‎Adam Carolla Show: Part 2: The Rotten Tomatoes Game + News (ACS Apr 26) on Apple Podcasts

Our Pod of the week is The Improvement Association
The Improvement Association is a five part series about election fraud in rural North Carolina, but of course, like all of these deep divey podcast series flowering forth from the branches of the Ira Glass family radio and podcast tree, it’s about so much more. So in this case, all you need to know is at the end of the show, when each episode recaps. This is a who’s who of podcast producing royalty. 

Listen here: ‎The Improvement Association: Chapter Two: ‘Where Is Your Choice?’ on Apple Podcasts 

The Improvement Association is hosted by reporter and “This American Life” producer Zoe Chace.  Find her socials here:
Twitter @zchace
Instagram @zoe.chace

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BUSINESS SHOUTOUTS

Main Show ($50)

Douglas Jones
He writes a book about Medicare each year: Medicare for the Lazy Man, Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever
He also has a podcast:  The Medicare for the Lazy Man Podcast
Website is: MedicareForTheLazyMan.com
The whole point of my business is to help people understand what they have to do when they are approaching Medicare. Doug is licensed in all states so there are no geographical restrictions to buying Medicare directly from him.

Brian Adams
Brian Adams Real Estate.  My website is BrianAdamsRealEstate.com
Instagram: instagram.com/brian_adams_real_estate
He’s a realtor, helping people buy and sell homes in the Greater Boston area, but can also refer people to great realtors anywhere across the country. He also has a YouTube channel with his 3 year-old daughter. Just search “Brian Adams Real Estate”.  

Mike Lang
@AnotherPintPlease on Instagram
Mike is the author of “One Beer Grilling” Cookbook – Pre-order now!
I just pre-ordered on Amazon to get a gorgeous hard copy book and I can’t wait! AND if you pre-order now, you’re guaranteed by amazon to get it at today’s price!

Mike Dawson
You can find our amazing voice over artist, Mike Dawson online at dawsangeles.com  He does amazing audiobook narration.  Go buy one of his audiobooks on Audible or on his website.

Patreon Show ($25)

Jeff Marion
Jeff Marion has a law practice where he represents people injured by unsafe products.
He has a kickass website: jeffmarionlaw.com
and a YouTube channel: Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Marion
where he helps people understand and navigate personal injury law and he can help anyone around the country, no matter where they are.
Website – JeffMarionLaw.com

Mike Iserman
Our next business shout out is for Mike Iserman Photography. Mike is a landscape photographer who creates high-resolution photographic art work of sunrises, sunsets, and moon photography from DC, the east coast, and other areas. 
You can find Mike online at: MikesFabulousPhotography.com
Or you can also support Mike simply by following him on Instagram at:
Instagram.com/MikeIserman spelled M-i-k-e-I-s-e-r-m-a-n

Shaven Crown Soap Company
Small batch soaps and lotions for your whole family. Environmentally responsible packaging. More details about the environmental initiatives are available on the website. Each batch is lovingly created by hand, and jars and tins can be returned for custom refills. (Fun fact – they are fireman / paramedics!)
Shavencrownsoapco.com
Instagram: @shavencrownsoapco
Facebook: @shavencrownsoapco

Scott Cromie
Josh and Jill Stanton from the Screw The Nine To Five Podcast have a brand spankin’ new course called CourseCreatorsFunnel.com.
They teach you step by step how to create a MINI COURSE that will help you get new students beating down the doors to work with you. Check them out at CourseCreatorsFunnel.com.

Douglas Jones
He writes a book about Medicare each year: Medicare for the Lazy Man, Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever
He also has a podcast:  The Medicare for the Lazy Man Podcast
Website is: MedicareForTheLazyMan.com
The whole point of my business is to help people understand what they have to do when they are approaching Medicare. Doug is licensed in all states so there are no geographical restrictions to buying Medicare directly from him.

Brian Adams
Brian Adams Real Estate.  My website is BrianAdamsRealEstate.com
Instagram: instagram.com/brian_adams_real_estate
He’s a realtor, helping people buy and sell homes in the Greater Boston area, but can also refer people to great realtors anywhere across the country. He also has a YouTube channel with his 3 year-old daughter. Just search “Brian Adams Real Estate”. 

Mike Lang
@AnotherPintPlease on Instagram
Mike is the author of “One Beer Grilling” Cookbook – Pre-order now!
I just pre-ordered on Amazon to get a gorgeous hard copy book and I can’t wait! AND if you pre-order now, you’re guaranteed by amazon to get it at today’s price!

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