We are a team of national radio producers who have been creating award-winning, broadcast-quality podcasts since 2006. We love working with brands because they share the same values and standards and we do.
Our professional backgrounds are with RTE, the BBC and giant commercials stations including Newstalk, Today FM and Capital Radio (UK).
Why Work With Us
Meet Your Award-Winning Team
Dusty Rhodes – Founder/CEO
Dusty has been in the business of audio and communicating since he was a teenager. By 21, Dusty found himself broadcasting to over six million listeners every day in the United Kingdom on Atlantic 252.
He then landed his dream job at RTÉ 2FM. Dusty produced and hosted many different shows on 2FM including the station’s flagship “Hotline” show.
Dusty went on to form an independent radio production company creating music shows, magazine programmes, and long-form documentaries for local and national radio.
In 2006 his company also began creating and producing podcasts for companies, brands and organisations, many years before most of us had heard of a podcast!
Due to his pioneering work in creating branded podcasts for a number of major brands and organisations, he is considered an authority in this arena and is often affectionally referred to as “The PodFather”.
To this day, Dusty remains the only Independent Producer to have won multiple gold awards at Ireland’s Annual IMRO Radio Awards and has added to his accolades by collecting numerous awards for his work in podcasting.
Aoife Plunkett – Senior Producer
Aoife also has a passion for audio running through her blood.
Starting with commercial radio, she honed her production skills from researching, coordinating, managing and producing programmes, to copywriting for web and social media. Her producer credits include 98FM’s Big Breakfast, Lunchtime on Today FM and many programmes for Spin 1038. Her work was recognised at national level with two IMRO nominations for the Spin 1038 feature programme she produced; The Bellissimo Files.
In 2020, Aoife moved into the podcast industry, producing two award winning podcasts under the Spotify umbrella, Where Is My Mind? And Wake Up Wind Down. The later took home Best Daily Podcast at the Irish Podcast Awards in 2022.
Today she works across a range of our podcasts working with clients, presenters and producers to deliver some of the best brand podcasts in the world.
Multi-award-winning broadcaster, journalist, Aideen is the presenter & producer of our Adapt Radio podcast for world-class ADAPT Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin.
Roisin Davis took her B.A. from the University of London and dived straight into a producer role with Newtalk. Róisín is the producer of our Engineers Journal podcast ‘Amplified’.
Shireen Langan cut her production teeth with Irish national stations RTE and Today FM. She produces our ‘Future Proof’ podcast for Forige.
Head of Growth
A true podcast fan, Francis spreads the word about our successful partnerships and why podcasting is so powerful as a marketing tool.
Best Branded Podcast (Winner)
We are proud and honoured to have won 2022 Best Branded Podcast at the inaugural Irish Podcast Awards for our work on “Under Construction with Chadwicks”.
Some people think branded podcasts can be a little boring, but you know what, the entire team at Chadwicks are as passionate, particular and proud about their work as we are about podcasts!
The end result was a pacey show, which squeezed in a lot of information and kept the attention without being ‘salesy’. It worked well and the gold award is a brilliant accolade for both Chadwicks and DustPod.
Awards of Excellent in PR
Hosted by the PRII and PRCA, the awards celebrate the very best of Irish Public Relations and Communications work over the previous twelve months. We are very proud our work won gold in Best Digital PR Campaign for the podcast series we conceived and created for Chadwicks.
The video work we created to promote the podcast also won the Video Campaign (Agency) award with Teneo. This is the same level of video promos we include with our podcast packages. The same project was also a finalist for Best Podcast at the DMA Digital Media Awards.
Throughout the years we have produced a number of in-flight programmes for Aer Lingus transatlantic services.
One of our favourites was called The Singer and the Song. The interview documentary shared stories behind some of the most famous songs ever, as told by the singers themselves from Jim Kerr to Lionel Richie.
We recently adapted the programme for broadcast nationally on Ireland’s Classic Hits radio and are very proud that it won an IMRO Radio Award at the annual ceremony in October 2021.
PPI Radio Awards
With PPI, the forerunner to the IMRO’s, we have won many awards for our audio work including ‘Net Nanny’ and ‘CGI’ both for RTE Radio One and ‘Top 40 Oifiguil na hEireann’ for the commercial radio network.
To this day we remain the only independent producer to win multiple gold at these awards.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about branded podcasts so you can consider if it is right for you. The call is complimentary and without obligation. At the end of if you will know:
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