That’s right. In our spare time, we do a podcast entirely about candy. As one of our employees calls it, “America’s second-favorite candy podcast.”
It all started as a lunchtime conversation, brought up as a joke, and it turned into an amazing side project where we get a sugar rush AND learn random facts about our favorite candies. (Win-win!)
Each podcast is centered on a single topic and features a rotating host. That person chooses their favorite candy, does a little research and brings lots of samples. Then the rest of the Candy Talk crew joins them in our podcast room, tons of candy is eaten…and things start to get real. We take this very seriously; to ensure that all reactions are completely off-the-cuff, we’re not even allowed to talk about it before the show.
The hardest part? Eating candy on audio without sounding gross.
The best part? We get to sample all kinds of candy! It’s a fun exercise that gets people out of their work zones and allows them to be creative in a different way.
We don’t stick to a hard-and-fast production schedule; we only produce the shows when we have time. We design the cover art ourselves. We take all the photos. The theme music was written by a friend of a friend. We even have an employee who does all the voiceover work. And in case you were wondering, we don’t make any money off these podcasts. (BUT if you’re interested in advertising, let us know…)
Over the past couple of years, we’ve racked up quite a library of episodes. Check them out for yourself! Oh, and if you have any suggestions for future Candy Talk topics, give us a shout.