by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 01, 2007

Bill WulffSearching iTunes and other podcast databases is like flipping through an encyclopedia: You can find something about any topic you enjoy, including, of course, meeting planning.

One of the most prolific podcasters is David Martin, host of PlanIt Podcast (, where, as of this March, 89 recorded interviews with leaders in the meetings industry were stacked up in the archives. Martin also is CEO of Get It Planet, an online event-management website.

The podcast offered by Mike McAllen, CEO of Grass Shack Events and Media, is a labor of love. Found at are about 20
episodes of McAllen speaking with experts such as Bill Flagg, president of
RegOnline, and Dean Johnsen, co-executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher. “I’m trying to get to know the people behind the scenes at an event,” McAllen says.

New to the podcast world is Meetings Radio ( Host Bill Wulff, above, started the daily online morning show so planners could begin their workday with him and a cup of coffee, but listeners told him they’d rather download the show. After a January test drive, the Meetings Radio podcast launched in late February.

The change is a welcome one for the gregarious host. “Meetings Radio was starting to take over,” admits Wulff, whose day job is president of Above the Rim Events in Fort Lee, N.J. “If we were on the road, it was hard to
keep up. Now we’re doing one a week, and people can listen to it when they want it.”