Patreon CEO Jake Conte launches a new podcast
Jack Conte, the CEO of the premium creator service Patreon, has just started his own podcast called, ‘The Creator Economy Podcast.’
The podcast focuses on the future of the creator economy and the technical details of the tools available to creators.
“There’s never been a better time in the history of humanity to be a creative person,” said Conte.
“The creator economy is booming and it’s just the start.”
New episodes will be released weekly with 12 episodes planned for the first season.
In the first episode of new podcast, ‘The Creator Economy,’ Conte sits down to talk to Co-Founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.
The pair dive into some of the controversial past of Reddit when the modern world of online tech had just begun providing internet capabilities for community and discussion.
It was like the new frontier or wild west of the internet, and Ohanian had to make some big calls to regulate the use of Reddit that shaped to future of the internet.
“Each episode features guests building for the future of the creator economy. From CEOs to founders and investors,” said Conte.
The podcast comes as recent news emerged of Patreon working on integrating its own video hosting software so users can bypass YouTube and Vimeo.
Patreon is also being used extensively by independent podcast creators to fund their podcasts.
Patreon has had ambitions to build its own native video hosting for some time and it seems like a no brainer to keep users in house.
Conte recently spoke with The Verge regarding Patreon’s future.
“We already host podcasts, and now we’re starting to host video, as well,” said Conte.
“We’re building a video product… So, in terms of how we’ve approached our strategy, and what exactly it is that we’re building, we’re building the horizontal architecture for any creator, no matter their medium, or no matter the upload format, to be able to build a business around their work.”