Podcast host, edibles lover, and Certified Ganjier (a cannabis sommelier), Marge Madden talks all things edibles on her podcast. Tune in to learn how to create your own tasty, healthy cannabis edibles and take control of your high life! Bite Me is a weekly show that helps home cooks make great share worthy cannabis edibles.
Keep reading to get to know Marge better!
Tell us about your podcast in 3 sentences or less!
I help home cooks make great edibles at home though testing out recipes in my own kitchen and sharing tips and tricks or by interviewing great guests active in the edibles space.
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
The ability to manage change.
One thing on your bucket list:
Live in Portugal for 3 months!
What was your first job?
Any unusual hobbies?
Besides making edibles and sourdough bread? No. 😂
Biggest Pet Peeve
Crumbs left on the counter!
What inspired you to start your podcast?
I’m a huge podcast consumer and there were no shows about making edibles, which I had discovered a few years prior and was loving experimenting with. My sister had an extra mic that she gave me – and the rest is history.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I’m a Certified Ganjier cannabis sommelier and I appear weekly on another podcast on the subject of home cannabis cultivation. I’m the mother of 3 lovely young adult children, one of whom owns a restaurant and I often find myself there helping out. I love being active and dream of warmer climates when I’m in the depths of winter here in Canada!
What is your show’s USP?
My show is specifically geared to home cooks who want to make their own edibles.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
Being in the cannabis space creates challenges with sharing on social channels (despite it being legal in Canada) which reduces opportunities to market the show.
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
Episodes where I’ve interviewed guests are some of my favourites because I enjoy having someone else on the show instead of the norm of a solo episode.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
That I’ve stuck with it and have been as consistent as I have been. I release a new episode every week on Thursdays and have yet to miss a deadline in the 3+ years I’ve been doing the show.
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
1000 true fans (a benchmark created by Kevin Kelly)
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
More subscription shows and paywalls.
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Be consistent. I’ve heard this advice over and over again but it wasn’t until I started the show that I realized how important and empowering that it is.
What is some of the worst podcasting advice you’ve received?
That you need fancy equipment to get started. You really don’t. I started with a mic that was given to me and free software which kept me going for quite a while before I knew I was serious enough about it to invest more money into equipment.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?
Marie Forleo, High Ladies podcast, Invisibilia, Found my Fitness, Sex with Emily are a few.
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
The podcast! I was terrified of putting myself out there for people to comment on and critique. I had tried other projects/business ideas in the past before but had a really hard time taking the risk of being vulnerable by putting myself in the public space. But that first email that I got from a listener thanking me for the work I was doing told me that I was on the right track.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Get a great podcast hosting platform – I love Buzzsprout and have been consistently impressed with the platform and customer service.
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
Cannabis is become more mainstream and legal everywhere but there is still alot of stigma associated with its use. I help empower people make their own edibles while showing that cannabis users come from all walks of life!
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