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John Viviani II

The Man Behind JLewis.

Podcasting as we know it began in 2005. Broadcast media has never been the same. Admittedly I wasn't the first to jump in beginning my podcast journey in 2009. As an avid woodworker and automobile restoration tech, I started by listening to Wood Talk, one of the oldest woodworking podcasts on the web. 

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I began listening to podcasts about podcasting and being a tinkerer, the kid who likes to take things apart and see how they work.  I had to learn how podcasts worked. By 2015, I was well on my way to starting a podcast. Finally, in 2017 No Driving Gloves launched. My life would never be the same.

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I am a graduate of legendary podcast Editor Steve Stewart's editing class, have taken classes from audio engineer Chris Curan in addition to ongoing education when available. 

 

In 2017 I also launched Magic City Podcasters, the largest and most active podcast group in Birmingham, AL. Find us on MeetUp or FaceBook and join in one of our monthly online meetings.

Before I took this deep dive into full-time podcasting, I was heavily involved in detailed concour restoration of low production automobiles and historic preservation of artifacts ranging from statues up to work with the Saturn V moon rockets items recovered from the Titanic. Somehow I even squeezed in developing and marketing large-scale events for a major museum. Being dedicated to educating, marketing, and detail-oriented work has defined my life. That is precisely what JLewis Productions offers. The qualities needed to produce your podcast at the level it deserves.

Podcasting has been an ongoing learning experience. From equipment choices, an ever-changing market, marketing, and promotion, the technical ends of podcast production (recording, interfacing, editing, distribution, “Legalieze,” Apple), I have experienced it all. Being in the podcast space for 12 of the 16 years it has existed, I know where to find the answer, be it in my head or among my vast network of podcast friends.

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We all start somewhere. 1st studio, HP Laptop, AudioTechnica MTX-40 Headphones and AT-2005 Microphone

Hall of Fame Podcaster Dave Jackson and I at The Bid Podcast Meetup, Nashville 2017

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Big Podcast MeetUp-

Nashville 2017

Magic City Podcasters MeetUp July 2019