👋 Hey there, I'm Joe Toste

 

PODCASTER BY DAY, BASKETBALL COACH BY NIGHT

 

Welcome to my online home. I curate insightful conversations around technology, leadership, and life. Also, I host a few podcasts - TechTablesTechTablesGov, and The Study. I coach JV high school basketball after "sitting in my gaming chair podcasting," as my daughter calls it.

Folks ask me all the time - "Joe, how did you get into podcasting?" Great question.

My podcast journey with TechTables (spoiler alert, the first four episodes weren't called TechTables) started at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. I had a video camera (that I only knew how to use the power button), no mic, no website, and zero recorded episodes, but in the words of Ted Lasso -

"Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong."

At CES, I interviewed:

The feedback was amazing...

"Joe - you research, ask compelling questions, and are 10x better than the other media folks."

And that's my standard.

Research. Write. Be different. Build relationship. Don't be boring. Add levity.

 

Fast forward to September 2021, and I hosted my first live podcast event in Austin