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Meet Your Podcast Producers

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We started Speakerbox Media to help small business owners discover a human-centric approach to building brand communities. Unlike giant faceless podcast production agencies, you'll work directly with our founders Ray and Sarah to ensure your podcast gets the attention, care, and creativity that it deserves.  

Co-Founder and COO

Ray holds a degree in Audio Engineering and has a passion for helping entrepreneurs reach their audience and develop their brand. Ray is a book, coffee, and hip-hop enthusiast, a proud introvert and lefty, and can be found creating something new every day. He oversees the Marketing, Research & Development, and Production sectors of the business.

Ray Smith

Co-Founder and CEO

Sarah obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management and has a passion for helping businesses develop their niche, set goals, and smash them. Sarah is a geek about numbers, loves a great book, and prides herself on being highly-adaptable and a problem-solver. She oversees the Administrative, Sales, and Customer Experience sectors of the business.

Sarah Smith

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freelance podcast producer

Project Management

Brand Strategy

Strategic Planning

Business Development


Podcast Technology

Audio, Video, Animation

Studio Design

Web Development

Graphic Design


Meet Sarah and Ray Smith, the Husband-Wife Founders of a Houston-Based Podcasting Service

After living in Houston, TX, for several months, I finally found a suitable workspace. Coffee shops — with their unreliable WiFi and unpredictable crowds – weren't cutting it for me. So, I spent a week bouncing around coworking spaces in the city before picking a permanent home. Little did I know that in my new work home, I would discover one of the coolest startups in Houston, TX. The Houston Pod is a podcasting service operated by the husband-wife team, Sarah and Ray Smith. I convinced the pair to sit down with me for a few minutes and tell me their story. Read More.


Meet Sarah and Ray Smith of The Houston Pod in Downtown

The Houston Pod was birthed from our common passion for communication and how vital it is for our community, society, and business. As a creative and innovator our co-founder, Ray Smith, has over 15 years of experience in creative writing and audiovisual technology. Likewise, his counterpart, Sarah Smith, has an avid passion for speaking and business strategy and development. From a young age, they both knew that they wanted to be entrepreneurs. As native Houstonians, they felt inspired by the technological advancement opportunity in Houston and decided to be the first to launch a full-service podcasting company in the city. Read more.


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The Texas Renaissance Festival Announces Launch of Weekly Podcast

"The Houston Pod is thrilled to be joining forces with the Texas Renaissance Festival for the launch of their premier podcast. It is an honor to be a part of the rich legacy of the Texas Renaissance Festival as they approach their 46th season as the nation's largest renaissance festival. "Here Ye, Here Ye" is sure to be another fantastic addition to the many amazing attractions, experiences, and vendors that TRF has to offer. You will not want to miss it," said Ray Smith of The Houston Pod. Read More.

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