Banter: Connecting People with Awesome Stories (with James Reggio and Steve Krenzel)


September 30, 2018
“If you are working with a startup, you need to teach them how to fish. Don’t just hand them a fish.“


Banter is a brand new and exciting social podcast platform for sharing and discussing podcasts, and discovering amazing new content and shows with your friends. Banter's Co-Founders Steve Krenzel and James Reggio join me on this episode to discuss the product's recent launch, their origin story, what makes Banter great, and their vision of the podcasting space.

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“There are more Americans listening to podcasts than being on Twitter... It’s really about connecting people to stories, and connecting stories to people.”

On this episode we discuss:

  • The Banter origin story
  • How James and Steve run the company and develop product from opposite sites of the United States
  • How Banter helps people discover new podcast episodes and shows through their friends and social connections
  • Banter's cool Recast feature for sharing awesome content with the community and on social networks
  • The importance of being cross-platform
  • Banter's experience working with Funsize to design the brand, product design, and design system
  • The value of design in the early days, the present, and the future
  • Advise for designers who work with startups, and advise for startups who work with designers

Read More: Check out Funsize's Banter Case Study