TopPodcast continues to highlight local, independent podcasters break through the white-noise of the industry, featuring relevant hosts as our featured Podfluencers.
This week is no different, as the Philadelphia Eagles have secured the #1 seed in the NFC…and we feel the timeliness of this feature makes sense. We welcome Mark Drumheller, co-host of 4th and Go, a podcast that takes a look at the die-hard local Philadelphia sports scene!
Who is Mark Drumheller?
Mark is a sports talker, writer, and tweeter that decided to deliver a local Philly sports podcast that appeals to the die-hard sports community in the Delaware Valley. He started is podcast with WildfireRadio.com, which is done LIVE every Wednesday night at 9:30pm EST.
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Who has had the biggest influence on your podcasting career and why?
The network at Wildfire Radio. Watching the owners grow the business from a small start up, I have learned so much about developing podcasts to scale. The network there allows us constant exposure to all types of different podcasters doing everything from sports to comedy to real estate, food, music and much more. The diversity and experience has really made a huge impact. Being able to brainstorm and learn from each other’s experiences has been invaluable. When we started back in 2015, our approach was geared more towards radio programming because we weren’t very familiar with podcasting. Having that network to support us, made all the difference as we shifted the show more towards the sports entertainment space and treated it like a podcast. The results have been incredible.
If there’s someone, past or present, that you’d love to have an opportunity to go to dinner with, who would that be and why?
Bill Belichick for sure. I would learn so much from arguably the greatest coach in football history. Not only from an x’s and o’s perspective, but also from a leadership perspective. He built an incredible dynasty, lost so many coaches along the years, and he is still able to develop new ones within the organization. Every team in the NFL tries to emulate what he does, and they fall short. The football talk would be awesome, but those leadership principles translate into everyday life.
What is it, about your audience, that continues to surprise you?
Their diversity and passion. Sports is a way of life in Philadelphia, but we reach all over the country and some of our most loyal listeners are not even Philadelphia sports fans. They just heard the podcast and love our unique brand of sports talk. Our goal is always make the audience feel like they are out with their friends talking sports. Whether it’s in the stands of the stadium, in the parking lot tailgating, at the bar, or just sitting on the couch at home. Our motto is sports talk #4thefans, by the fans. We are just like them, we are them. Sometimes we will steer off topic and do a segment on something not even sports related, and we got a great reception on social media from our audience when we do. Originally, we were concerned to deviate from sports, but it seems like they enjoy it more because it gives them that personal feel of just hanging out with friends.
In one word, how would your best friends describe you? Why do you think that is?
Argumentative, hahahaha. I like a good debate. That’s the only way to learn. I would have been a lawyer if it wasn’t for the extensive schooling. I tapped out after my bachelors.
If you had one day, completely free, away from work, no watch on, and could do whatever the hell you wanted, what would it be and why?
The War Room of the NFL Draft. Preferably the Philadelphia Eagles, but honestly the team doesn’t matter. There are very little stories of what goes on in that war room during the draft. It’s classified intel. Every football fan deep down wants to be an NFL GM wheeling and dealing on draft day. That’s why fantasy football is such a huge success. Sign me up. Any team. I’m all in.
Anyone you want to give a shout out to or anyone you’d like to thank (it could be family, friends, sponsors, etc?
The unbelievably hard working owners over at Wildfire Radio who believed in us when nobody else did. Our loyal sponsor, Sullivan Strategic, another self made start up that is killing it. Our good friend, Bob Menery, comedic sportscaster that works relentlessly to make people laugh. Support them all. Hard work pays off!