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How to Podcast: Sam Lamott in conversation with Rae Palermo


We all used to have a book in us. Now we all have a podcast! Unlike most of us though Sam Lamott took his idea for one and made it a hugely successful reality.

How to Human has become one of our default listens with its raw, open questioning, as much of himself as his guests. Sam is not afraid to face his past, and his present struggles, publicly and sincerely, and he’ll admit to feeling kind of afraid or crap or lost as he does so. That’s unusual in the highly polished storytelling of most of today’s podcasts. Its an approach that has drawn in guests as wide-ranging as sometimes controversial lawyer Gloria Allred and wise person in the world Bryron Katie.

For this evening’s talk, Sam is going to take us through why he started How to Human, recently featured in Apple’s New and Noteworthy list and frequently in ITunes top 200 podcasts in both the self-help and health categories. He’ll be in conversation with Rae Palermo, podcast producer, industry consultant, and business development for Megaphone (formerly Panoply Media). Together they’ll discuss what they’ve both learned from their own experiences of podcasting and share their best advice to those of us with podcast ideas that we want to get out of our heads and into the world.

Sam Lamott Bio:

Sam Lamott was born in San Francisco in 1989, and has been creating elaborate works of art since he was three years old. Raised primarily in Fairfax, California, he struggled with academics but thrived in art, passing math classes by drawing elaborate comics for the teacher in the margins of his homework and tests. What he lacked in scholarly discipline he more than made up for in bold unharnessed creativity, and chutzpah.
He went to three different high schools, graduating from Alldredge Academy in West Virginia, a high school for wayward teenagers, in 2006.  He studied industrial design at San Francisco Academy of Art University.

He discovered sacred geometry while in school, and began to make a name for himself with large works utilizing metal, and stolen street signs from downtown San Francisco, the city he loves so much.  
He has displayed his work in shows at the Drop Gallery, Barber Lounge, Ian Ross Gallery, and Gauntlet Gallery while doing private commissions.

Rae Palermo Bio:

Rae lives in San Anselmo with her husband and son...and is a self confessed podhead.  She graduated in social psychology and Theatre/Film at UCLA but loves Marin County and is working to develop a local podcast network to highlight our communities voices. 

Rae has been involved with podcasting and internet radio for over 10 years. She has worked with multimillion-dollar streaming and on-demand (SAAS) media platforms  She has also been a podcast network director, producer, and digital audio consultant. Her clients have included Stan Lee Productions, Radio Disney, UNICEF, Carlos Santana,, Hay House Radio and many others.  She currently works with to bring independent and enterprise voices into podcasting.