Hey, my name is John Gilroy.
I work with podcasters who struggle with getting more downloads.
I help them increase the number of listeners while sprinkling in a little fun.
- When I was 18, I spent 4 years working full time on the Penn Central Railroad reporting for work at a place called Whiskey Island.
- I lived in Guatemala and have climbed several (dormant, whew!) volcanos
- I traveled over 7,000 miles overland in Latin America
- I lost 50 pounds when I was 23 years old (unintentionally)
- I lived in Brazil for one year and made it to the mouth of the Amazon
- When I was single, I was a regular customer for a car rental company called Colonel Clunker’s Rent-a-Junker.
- The Washington Post rejected my idea for a weekly column 27 times.
- For 2 years, I had a live television show called The Computer Guy Show
- Been married for 35 years with three grown children
- 2016 was the third time I swam the Chesapeake Bay; my time was 2 hours 18 minutes
- The day after swimming the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier race I saw drone videos with sharks near the competitors.
If you are dying of boredom, I have
- A master’s degree from Indiana University
- 25 years on the largest NPR affiliate in the country, WAMU 88.5 FM
- An award from the IEEE for technical education on radio
- 523 technology columns in The Washington Post
- The Tropaia Award from Georgetown University for outstanding faculty
- Over 700 episodes from three podcasts: Federal TechTalk, Constellations, and Inside Data Centers
When I am not in front of a microphone, I can be found doing videos or onstage giving presentations.