An Interview With The Creators Of Ask A Ninja

Nov 14th, 2007 | By | Category: How to Podcast, Internet TV, Making Money with Podcasts, The New Media Update, Video, Video Podcasts

Ask A Ninja guys

At the recent Podcast and Portable Media Expo, I had a chance to talk with Douglas Sarine (L) and Kent Nichols (R), the guys behind the viral video podcast hit Ask A Ninja.

I was suffering from laryngitis at the time – which meant that I spent most of the interview listening. It’s just as well – Douglas and Kent are so quick on their feet, and are hysterically funny. They also have a lot to say about how two guys with no money and a good idea can do something creative and get a worldwide audience.

Kent and Douglas talk about the genesis of Ask A Ninja; their new Ninja social network; the evolution of the podcast (while they’ve tweaked certain behind-the-scenes details, the program format has stayed the same throughout); the truth about pirates, clowns, robots and zombies; their “business model”; and their ideas on the future of indie media. And rapper battles. Really.

Kent Nichols is a candidate for the Advisory Board of the Association for Downloadable Media, elections for which are currently underway.

4 Responses to “An Interview With The Creators Of Ask A Ninja”

  1. stace says:

    um… link to the interview?

  2. info says:


    Sorry if it’s not more obvious – but at the end of the article there is a Play Now link, along with a download link.

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