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Adam & Danielle from ‘Marriage and Martinis’ Chat about Starting a Podcast

Inner Circle Podcast Episode 044


This was by far my favorite Inner Circle podcast so far–no offense to all former guests or future guests who will now have to try harder. I’m going to “fanboy” out a bit–but ‘Marriage and Martinis‘ is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s actually my top go-to podcast, to be honest. When I asked Adam and Danielle about coming on Inner Circle as guests on my podcast, I was blown away when they accepted.

Marriage and Martinis

First, a little background on Marriage and Martinis. Marriage and Martinis is a podcast started by a couple from New Jersey and recorded in their living room. Their website describes it:

“Marriage and Martinis is an attempt to present a real, authentic marriage at its core: the love, hate, teamwork, struggles, laughter, humiliation, and ever-changing dynamics that comprise spousal relationships.​ Join Danielle and Adam as they explore every hilarious, heartfelt, shocking, embarrassing, and completely inappropriate facet of marriage and parenting. It’s a bumpy ride, but it’s worth it.”

In my opinion, you should absolutely listen to the Marriage and Martinis podcast. If you’re married, engaged to be married, considering the concept of marriage, you might someday get married, or you know anyone who is married or might someday get married, this is the podcast for you. Seriously.

When Adam and Danielle say that the podcast is real and authentic, that is not just marketing hype. I am not as much a podcast junkie as some, but I listen to my fair share and Marriage and Martinis is by far the most relatable. It borders on creepy stalking (Borders? Perhaps it crosses the line. Who am I to judge?), but if they didn’t live 1,600 miles away I could totally see being friends and just hanging out with Adam and Danielle.

That authenticity and relatability is one of the primary reasons for the huge success of the podcast. In June of 2018 the podcast and Instagram account for Marriage and Martinis didn’t exist. They went from zero to podcast superstars in the blink of an eye, though. They have done just over 90 podcasts so far. I don’t know how many subscribers they have across the various podcast platforms, but last week they crossed the 1 million downloads threshold. The MarriageandMartinis Instagram account has over 185,000 followers.

MarriageandMartinis podcast

Starting a Podcast

That brings me to the reason I invited them to be guests on the Inner Circle podcast. Well, that and the whole creepy stalker fanboy thing. These two had no background in podcasting and were not social media gurus. Yet, within months of starting they had one of the top podcasts and their popularity skyrocketed. That’s what I wanted to talk with them about–going from not knowing anything about podcasting to publishing a hit podcast.

Adam and Danielle have also frequently talked about technology as it relates to family, and raising kids, and they’ve discussed apps and technology specifically related to relationships and fostering communication and connection between spouses, so we hit on those topics as well.

As always, feel free to ask questions or share your thoughts on the topic in the comments below. We are grateful for all of our listeners and we appreciate your help to share the podcast and grow the Inner Circle audience. Also, please subscribe to the Inner Circle podcast through your favorite podcast platform, and share the podcast with your peers and friends.

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