For the 200th episode of the Salesforce Admins Podcast, we’re digging through the archives and taking a look back at some highlights from our journey.
We’ve talked to so many amazing people, recorded in some amazing places, and we thought that our 200th episode would be a great time to look back on the highs (and lows). Salesforce Admins Podcast: this is your life!
You should subscribe for the full episode, but here’s a quick summary.
A Slightly Bumpy Start
Before it was the Salesforce Admins Podcast, we started out as the ButtonClick Admin Podcast. Unfortunately, we goofed right from the start by mispronouncing Gillian Madill’s name as Gillian MA-dill. We had to get that intro re-recorded, and then we were off to the races.
You might not know it just by listening, but most of our episodes are recorded on Skype. Mike’s in Iowa and Gillian’s in San Francisco, and our guests are from all over the world. That’s why we love doing live events. Getting that live energy is really fun, whether it’s at a World Tour, Dreamforce, or even just at a bar sipping Manhattans and chowing down on charcuterie with Marc Baizman. A favorite of Mike’s was the live show at a Salesforce Admin London User Group Meeting, where we learned that some words have very different meanings across the pond. It was a rather good time.
Long Live the Co-Hosts
We also took some time to look back at the interesting co-hosts we’ve had during the times that Gillian has had to step out for reasons of life, scuba diving, and the four other jobs she juggles. Even when she can’t be there, Gillian gives Mike some behind-the-scenes tips to surprise our guests. When Mike and LeeAnn Templeman were recording with Zac Otero, Gillian sent Mike a cryptic text: “Ask Zac about rainbows.” Instead of a quick little funny story, the answer Zac gave was actually powerful, inspiring, and surprising.
Other great co-hosts we’ve had along the way include Mary Scotton, Kris Lande, Rebecca Saar, most of whom are on our team. We love our co-hosts because they can help get different things out of our guests, and variety is the spice of life.
Spoofs and Goofs – Theme Episodes
Beyond co-hosts, we have also done some special holiday episodes around specific themes. Who can forget the classic poem, “‘’Twas the night before Dreamforce?” Many more followed, including a Halloween episode that spoofed The Big Lebowski with the help of a Salesforce customer who uses the platform to manage voice talent. During the Serial craze, we chronicled crimes against the cloud with our own mystery show called “Implementation.”
We have a diverse audience comprising audiences all over the world, so we decided to experiment with other languages. After we learned how to say “in the cloud” en español, which is en la lube, we decided to give multilingual podcasting a try. Rebecca Saar is fluent in German, so we did eine ganze Episode auf Deutsch.
Before there was Salesforce Things, there were many other segments: The Community Spotlight, highlighting the best weekly posts in the community; The Admin Buzz, answering call-in questions and comments; The Too Long Didn’t Listen episode summarizing each month’s worth of podcasts; and finally the fan favorite Lightning Round we all know and love.
It’s been a long road to 200 episodes, and we’re glad that you’ve been along for the ride.
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