Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ‚ö°Podcastica]
005 Greg Hickman | Find Your Hardcore Fans Because You Can't Make Everyone Happy

In this episode, online renaissance man Greg Hickman brings his passion for adventure straight into the world of Podcast Junkies. With a free-flowing conversation covering everything from old school hip-hop and mountain biking, what his new favorite conference format looks like, and how the importance of mobile continues to increase. He touches on the start of his second podcast and ultimately breaks down why he does what he does. Good peepz.

Show Highlights

  • 3:05 - Incorporating all his skill set in an effort to be the most well-rounded
  • 3:55 - Beauty of the Next Desk
  • 7:15 - Growing up on the East Coast and old school hip hop
  • 9:14 - The journey of a music podcast
  • 11:05 - Why Mobile Mixed is on a "Freakin' Misson'
  • 14:15 - The importance of a mobile strategy for your business
  • 16:40 - parallels with podcasting and mobile?
  • 18:55 - Everyone's doing the same type of podcast now
  • 23:10 - Some of Mobile Mixed's best episodes, and the mix of interviews and solo shows
  • 26:25 - How you measure success and why iTunes is only one measure
  • 27:30 - Approaching a podcast from a strategic perspective and avatars
  • 31:10 - Find your hardcore fans because you can' make everyone happy
  • 33:40 - Why Hover & Ting are not knocking down my door
  • 36:50 - Chris Ducker's Tropical Think Tank
  • 40:10 - Greg is speaking all over the place
  • 45:20 - How to run a better presentation
  • 46:40 - Single track conferences is where it's at
  • 50:40 - The transition from Corporate to Entrepreneur
  • 55:40 - Being proudly employable vs. proudly unemployable
  • 58:00 - Why Greg does what he does

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/5

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Greg-Hickman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

004 Cynthia Sanchez | She Loves Her Geek Podcasts, Pins & Family Time

Cynthia Sanchez is as interesting as she is charming. After a career as on oncology nurse, she managed to go from blogging to consulting, and on to podcasting. Along the way, she became schooled in the ins and outs of Pinterest and has leveraged to a position as a subject matter expert, being asked to speak at internet marketing conferences around the world. She talks about her start, her family and future plans.

Show Highlights

  • 05:10 - The birth of Oh So Pinteresting
  • 07:05 - The wonders of New Media Expo
  • 09:35 - Which shows got Cynthia started on podcasting
  • 11:00 - Family time with podcasts
  • 13:30 - Listening to mom on her own podcast
  • 15:20 - Celebrating the 50th Episode
  • 16:45 - Being a fan at New Media Expo NYC
  • 19:10 - Mobile podcasting is fun, and the benefits of the podcast purse
  • 22:15 - Building automation into the production schedule
  • 24:40 - At Pinterest's headquarters
  • 25:55 - The evolution of Pinterest as a business tool and a surprising letter in the mail
  • 29:30 - Benefits of a Rich Pin on Pinterest
  • 34:15 - Positive effects of podcasting leading to finding your voice
  • 36:25 - Getting better with speaking and unique presentations
  • 42:35 - How podcasters can leverage Pinterest, and how to leverage video and sound with YouTube and Soundcloud
  • 46:30 - The work that goes into each episode
  • 48:15 - Masterminding podcast ideas

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/4

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Cynthia-Sanchez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

11 Apr 2014 003 Jeff Brown | With 26 Years As A Broadcaster, He Was Born to Podcast

In today’s episode we have the privilege of speaking with Jeff Brown. With over 26 years of broadcasting experience, Jeff has a ton of history in the field and drops a ton of knowledge on us. He's also the founder of Podcaster Academy and we get deep into why he created this incredibly useful resource. With a voice tailor-made for radio, Jeff is an engaging, insightful and funny guest. The show includes a Miley Cyrus reference, and a touching moment with a caller contemplating suicide back during his radio days.

Show Highlights

  • 05:25 - The story of Dan and Alex
  • 06:00 - Jeff's intro into podcasting
  • 07:50 - Nashville and the music biz
  • 10:55 - Jeff's first foray into podcasts
  • 14:45 - The birth of The Read to Lead podcast
  • 18:05 - Dan Miller synchronicities
  • 22:10 - Applying his Creative Director skillset
  • 24:15 - The importance of evergreen podcasts
  • 26:30 - Why Jeff created Podcaster Academy
  • 27:35 - Producing live concert events
  • 30:25 - Fond memories of Nashville and the random Miley Cyrus reference
  • 31:45 - Jeff has a tough conversation with a caller
  • 33:10 - Jeff answers whether this is his calling
  • 35:35 - Speaking at Podcast Movement
  • 43:50 - There's no going back to the 9-5
  • 44:45 - The value of Podcaster Academy
  • 52:50 - You can't be in it for the money
  • 55:30 - Geeking out on podcast headphones
  • 58:55 - Apple CarPlay and the future of radio
  • 60:20 - Getting ready for the zombie apocalypse

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/3

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jeff-Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

002 Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty | This Is What Keeps Us Up At Night

In today’s episode we chat with the founders of WP Curve, Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty. We get to hear the origins of that service, some of the challenges Dan had along the way, and how their both leveraging their individual skill sets to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.

Show Highlights

  • 05:25 - The story of Dan and Alex
  • 08:55 - Finally meeting in person
  • 10:10 - Content planning
  • 11:45 - What Alex likes to write
  • 13:00 - Reaching the 200 customer mark and the re-focus on WP Curve
  • 14:25 - The benefits of income reports
  • 15:10 - Importance of downloads
  • 19:20 - How live-casting keeps you on your toes
  • 21:20 - Benefits of a structured interview
  • 25:00 - Working on the upcoming book
  • 27:50 - Lessons from the Agency Talk podcast and why Dan retired it
  • 28:45 - Why Dan & Alex are fans of their show format
  • 40:50 - What keeps Alex up at night
  • 41:35 - Goal setting
  • 42:30 - Their unique selling proposition
  • 43:40 - The focus of the podcast
  • 48:00 - The message behind everything they do
  • 49:55 - Why different skill sets are important

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/2

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Dan-Norris-Alex-McClafferty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

001 Chase Reeves  |  Opens Up On Podcasting, Finding Your Voice, Branding and Negronis

In today's episode we have the honor of speaking with Chase Reeves, 1/3 of the Fizzle Show crew who, along with Corbett Barr and Caleb Wojcik, provide a wide range of support for the startup and entrepreneur community. It's a very entertaining interview and Chase was a lot of fun!

Show Highlights

  • 09:30 - What is Fizzle.co?
  • 18:10 - Falling in love with Marc Maron
  • 20:00 - Podcasting as a cultural moment
  • 30:30 - The best education is jumping in
  • 34:20 - Not everyone needs a podcast
  • 44:40 - Fizzle show series "Finding Your Voice"
  • 49:20 - Favorite podcasts
  • 53:10 - How to be a creative
  • 57:10 - Where podcasting is heading
  • 01:03:00 - The voice that resonates
  • 01:06:20 - 4 points on personal branding
  • 01:07:20 - Making a beautiful Negroni

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/1

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chase-Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

This is a brief overview of Podcast Junkies. Born out of a visit to the New Media Expo conference, I thought it would be create to start a show that focused just on that medium. And so, Podcast Junkies was born, or as I like to say, it's "the pre-eminent (nice word, huh?) podcast for aficionados, connoisseurs, fans, proponents, and yes, junkies of all things podcast.

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Show Highlights

  • 00:00 - Podcast Junkies is born
  • 01:00 - The crowd goes crazy
  • 02:00 - Downloads start to pick up
  • 03:00 - Sponsors start to take notice
  • 04:00 - Begin speaking engagements
  • 05:00 - Travel around the world
  • 06:00 - Thank my loyal fans
  • 07:00 - Be grateful and humbled

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