Podcast Junkies
070 Bill Barol | Defining the Meaning of Home, One Story at a Time

Bill Barol is the host of HOME: Stories From L.A. and the author of Thanks for Killing Me. He is also a journalist and has written for various web sites such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and others. Although Bill’s podcast is relatively new, it really stood out to me because of its high quality. Bill talks on how he came up with the theme for the podcast and why he decided to use podcasting as the medium. This episode is a bit longer than usual, so get comfortable and enjoy the show!

Show Highlights

  • 00:05:35 – I talk about the quality of Bill’s podcast.
  • 00:06:25 – What has the reaction to Bill’s podcast been like so far?
  • 00:08:55 – Why did Bill decide to get into podcasting?
  • 00:14:05 – Bill talks about equipment used for podcasting.
  • 00:16:10 – Even though Bill’s podcast is new, I knew right away he was taking it seriously.
  • 00:20:15 – Home is a loaded word, so why did he choose it for the theme of his podcast?
  • 00:25:20 – Bill has a complicated relationship with Philadelphia, the city he grew up in.
  • 00:29:30 – Bill is open to hearing out people’s story ideas for his podcast.
  • 00:32:15 – Why was the 1994 Northridge earthquake a defining moment for Bill?
  • 00:36:25 – That story stood out to me because I was in New York during 9/11.
  • 00:38:55 – How does Bill choose the music he uses in the podcast?
  • 00:44:25 – We learn about the back story behind Episode 2: In Their Room.
  • 00:55:05 – Bill talks about Episode 3: One Man’s Town, and Episode 5: Growing Up 818.
  • 01:09:10 – Bill talks about his experience in journalism and the transformation from print to digital.
  • 01:12:50 – Bill talks about the cover piece he wrote on David Letterman.
  • 01:16:55 – We talk about co-sleeping with our pets.
  • 01:18:25 – What has Bill changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:20:10 – What challenges does Bill anticipate while trying to grow the show?
  • 01:28:00 – Be consistent with your podcast.
  • 01:30:00 – Bill has been publishing 2-3 minute extras from each interview that didn’t make the cut.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/70


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069 Mark Asquith | Your Personality Is Your Company’s Secret Weapon

Mark Asquith is the host of the Excellence Expected podcast, which is the number one small business podcast in the United Kingdom. Mark and I geek out a little bit on DC comics/superheroes and the nostalgia effect that happens when we pick up a comic. We also find out about Mark’s former mentors and the growing popularity of podcasts in the UK.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – What was Mark surprised about at Podcast Movement?
  • 08:25 – Mark talks about his first podcast: The DC Universe Podcast.
  • 12:40 – Podcasting has made Mark a better conversationalist.
  • 19:55 – Mark talks about his mother.
  • 25:00 – Mark talks about his friend Ben Beaumont.
  • 32:30 – That one guest isn’t going to ‘make’ your show.
  • 36:10 – Mark and I talk about our intros.
  • 40:35 – UK vs. US podcasting?
  • 44:35 – Mark is a Dick Grayson/Nightwing fan.
  • 45:05 – Mark talks comics.
  • 52:20 – His first memory of the United States: Superman.
  • 56:40 – Who are Mark’s mentors?
  • 01:01:50 – What has Mark changed his mind about recently?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/69

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068 Taki Moore | This Super Coach Tackles Adversity With a Smile

Taki Moore is the co-host of the Sales Marketing Profit podcast and the host of Coach Marketing Machine. Taki has a background in marketing and has been an inspirational coach to me. We met through a mutual friend, James Schramko, who I have also interviewed here. On the show, Taki shares his story on why he hates shoes, his first real job experience, and how he handles adversity.

Show Highlights

  • 04:10 – Taki talks about CrossFit.
  • 09:25 – Who was Taki’s first mentor?
  • 12:40 – Taki talks about his first cubicle job.
  • 19:00 – How does Taki travel with his kids?
  • 26:55 – Are you meant to just be a clock puncher?
  • 30:35 – Why does Taki walk around barefoot?
  • 38:00 – What are Taki’s podcasts about?
  • 41:45 – Taki talks on the architecture of the content you’re creating.
  • 47:20 – How important are friends to Taki?
  • 58:00 – How does Taki handle adversity?
  • 01:02:50 – There’s always time for some exciting adventures.
  • 01:05:45 – We have a choice on how we want to handle adversity.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/68

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067 Amy Schmittauer | How YouTube Has Propelled Her Savvy Branding

Amy Schmittauer is a professional vlogger on YouTube and the host of The Social Authority Podcast. Amy talks on the main reason for creating her podcast, why she loves the video format just as much as the audio, and whether or not she’ll continue creating podcast episodes after February of next year.

Show Highlights

  • 04:20 – Amy and I discuss The Podcast Movement.
  • 06:35 – Amy talks about YouTube.
  • 12:10 – Did Amy have imposture syndrome when she started the podcast?
  • 14:45 – Amy loves editing.
  • 18:10 – Amy talks about her siblings.
  • 24:35 – You think you’re multitasking when listening to a podcast, but you’re actually not.
  • 31:00 – It’s so easy to get quality content for free or at low-cost.
  • 34:00 – What is it like living in the public eye?
  • 39:20 – Amy talks about the things she learned while working at a law firm.
  • 44:15 – It is very important to have confidence in yourself.
  • 47:55 – Amy talks about her awesome relationship with Sue B. Zimmerman.
  • 52:15 – You attract like-minded people into your life.
  • 55:00 – Amy talks about her show, The Social Authority Podcast.
  • 57:25 – Amy hates Skype and has been using Blab instead.
  • 01:00:20 – What is Amy’s morning routine?
  • 01:01:25 – Amy has recently changed her mind with her membership program.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/67


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066 Remi Lavictoire & Jonathan Colban | A Passion For Science Fiction Unites Them

Rem Lavictoire and Jonathan Colbon of The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast join me on the show to discuss their podcast and the various movies that have influenced them. We talk about Star Wars, Alien, Jaws, and so much more. This is definitely the podcast for all you movie buffs out there. To find out more about their show, go to http://sci fimoviepodcast.com/

Show Highlights

  • 06:00 – How did the podcast get started?
  • 09:00 – Rem talks about the podcast format.
  • 13:50 – How does Rem select the movies?
  • 16:40 – Star Wars was the first sci-fi movie Rem watched and Alien had the most impact.
  • 18:20 – Jonathan’s first sci-fi movie was Star Trek 4.
  • 22:50 – Where’s the line drawn between horror and sci-fi?
  • 28:35 – What makes a movie become a classic?
  • 37:50 – The Expendables was such a guilty pleasure.
  • 43:45 – Jonathan failed grade 9.
  • 47:35 – Star Wars vs Star Trek?
  • 50:25 – How did Rem get started in radio?
  • 01:05:10 – How is The Fast and The Furious still a thing?
  • 01:06:00 – Were the guys disappointed that Back to the Future inventions still don’t exist?
  • 01:11:30 – The guys talk about upcoming movies.
  • 01:16:25 – What about the technology that exists today that -should- be considered sci-fi?
  • 01:21:20 – Don’t forget to check out Rem and Jonathan’s podcast.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/66

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065 Lea Thau | Discovering Intimate Moments in People’s Lives

Lea Thau is a Peabody Award-winning producer and director, and she is also the creator and host of Strangers. Her podcast features true stories of people she meets. These ‘strangers’ bare it all on her podcast, and some even discover they aren’t who they thought they were. Lea has also taught storytelling to organizations around the country, including Google, Nike, Time Inc. and many others. Lea talks on the subject of living in New York City, the differences between Denmark and the U.S., and what her creative process is like.

Show Highlights

  • 07:45 – Why are people’s stories important to Lea?
  • 12:15 – Lea talks on what it’s like to live in New York City.
  • 25:20 – Lea discussed what people’s emotional states were like after 9/11.
  • 33:50 – What was Lea’s experience like with India?
  • 41:35 – Lea believes that being from Denmark has helped her gain interest in strangers.
  • 49:15 – I talk about the book Spiral Dynamics.
  • 51:15 – Lea is sometimes shocked by how brutal the U.S. system is.
  • 58:15 – There’s two sides to the coin, especially as an immigrant living in the U.S.
  • 01:05:10 – Lea describes her thought processes after talking to guests.
  • 01:12:15 – Lea is personally invested in her guests and has cried during interviews.
  • 01:17:25 – Lea talks about Nate DiMeo.
  • 01:19:25 – How has Lea grown as an interviewer?
  • 01:20:07 – What has Lea changed her mind about recently?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/65

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PJ064 Dan Lizette Turns the Tables on Harry Duran


Episode Summary

OK, this week Dan Lizette run an interesting experiment. With The Podcast Digest episode released on Sunday, the first part of our diabolical plan was put into motion. It turns out he's interviewing me for my show, while I return the favor on his show, which is now on the air! So immediately after listening to this episode, make sure you check out part 2 of this experiment and listen to me interviewing Dan Lizette on The Podcast Digest!

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063 Mike Vardy  | A Life Lived Productively Pays Off

Mike Vardy is the host of the Productivity podcast and the co-host of Workflowing with Michael Schechter. He has given both talks and workshops related to goal, time, task, and project management. On today’s episode, Mike talks to Harry on the three words he’s focusing on this year, his family, and why he has a Green Lantern ring.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – Why did Mike take an improv class?
  • 09:00 – Mike recommends podcasters/speakers should take an improv class.
  • 14:10 – There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
  • 15:25 – Mike talks about Derek Sivers.
  • 17:35 – I’ve been doubling down on some things lately.
  • 19:00 – Mike’s focus is on three words this year: Growth, Generosity, and Gratitude.
  • 20:30 – My three words for this year are: Focus, Forward, and Spirit.
  • 22:00 – Mike and I talk a bit about productivity.
  • 27:40 – Why is Mike wearing a super hero ring..?
  • 38:30 – Practicing patience is hard for Mike.
  • 44:25 – Mike listens to the Accidental Creative.
  • 45:25 – It’s so hard to just leave your house when you’re working from home.
  • 49:10 – Mike and his wife have regular meetings about their family.
  • 54:00 – Mike talks about EP 38: Flying Solo: A Solo Parenting Productivity Adventure.
  • 01:02:00 – Where does Mike’s humility come from?
  • 01:12:50 – I recommend The Mo Show to Mike.
  • 01:15:30 – One thing Mike has changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:19:40 – Get a free PDF and audio program athttp://productivityist.com/podcastjunkies


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/63


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Mike-Vardy-Interview.mp3
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062 Christina Canters | Why You Need To Stand Out and Get Noticed

Christina Canters is the host of the Stand Out Get Noticed podcast and is a former architect. Christina shares her story on why she created her first podcast, Presentation Skills For Design Students, and why she made the decision to leave her career in architecture at the end. She also talks on how she discovered a creative way to book extraordinary people on her current podcast and make a connection with them long before the audio starts recording.

Show Highlights

  • 03:10 – When something can go wrong, it usually will.
  • 06:55 – Christina talks about her first podcast.
  • 08:55 – How did Christina book Andrew Warner and Jared Easley?
  • 21:10 – Christina talks about Tony Robbins and her personal development journey.
  • 29:00 – Why did Christina not like architecture?
  • 36:45 – Was Christina always this bubbly?
  • 41:20 – Christina has no regrets for leaving architecture.
  • 43:20 – Everything we do is a stepping stone that leads us down a more interesting path.
  • 43:55 – I talk about episode 3 with Ayman Abdullah from AppSumo.
  • 50:20 – Christina talks about her younger sister.
  • 54:25 – You have to start somewhere.
  • 55:10 – Is Christina a Podcast Junkie?
  • 58:15 – Christina and I talk about CrossFit.
  • 01:07 – Get out of your comfort zone! Amazing things will happen when you do.
  • 01:10 – What you see is what you get from Christina.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/62

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Christina-Canters-Interview.mp3
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061 Jason Bryant | Persistence and Perseverance, On and Off the Mat

Jason Bryant is the host of the Short Time Wrestling podcast and currently runs a network of shows on the subject of wrestling on MatTalkOnline.com. Jason Bryant started Mat Talk as a radio show back in 1997 as a college freshman and then later relaunched it in podcast format. Jason talks to me about his background in wrestling, his love for the sport, and his passion for podcasts. Jason also shares some statistics on his podcast for the audience.

Show Highlights

  • 06:00 – What other podcasts does Jason do?
  • 09:45 – What captures Jason’s ear in a podcast?
  • 14:45 – There’s too many podcast shows for us to consume all at once.
  • 17:50 – What was Jason’s first podcast about?
  • 23:50 – There’s a very low retention in wrestlers after they finish highschool/college.
  • 28:45 – Jason’s memory is uncanny.
  • 31:45 – Everybody needs a reality check. Jason talks about his.
  • 34:10 – Jason talks about his wife and his rough home life.
  • 42:55 – Jason has no problem helping his competitors.
  • 45:35 – Why is Jason hosting a lot of the shows on his network?
  • 51:25 – Jason is constantly educating others why podcasts are a valuable resource.
  • 54:35 – When did Jason start interviewing celebrities?
  • 59:55 – Jason shares some of his podcast stats.
  • 01:02:25 – Ask yourself, “Who are the guests that would bring your audience the most value?”
  • 01:05:55 – Jason has been trying to get Tim Ferriss on the show.
  • 01:12:00 – Jason and I really geeked out on Blab during International Podcasters Day.
  • 01:15:55 – Jason gives a shout out to some of my old guests.
  • 01:18:24 – You can find Jason at MatTalkOnline.Com and Twitter.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/61



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060 Mocean Melvin | It’s Not Easy Being So Funny

Mocean Melvin is one of the creators for The MoShow Podcast. The MoShow is an off-the-cuff comedy podcast that will either seriously offend you or have you rolling on the floor laughing. The MoShow only publishes one or two shows a month due to the high-quality content that gets produced. Mocean talks on why he and Dominic Zunino created the show, the great minds involved in writing the podcast, and he also talks on the growth of women in the voice over industry and 60s/70s audio comedy troops.

Show Highlights

  • 08:00 – Where’s Mocean from?
  • 13:50 – How did The MoShow Podcast get started?
  • 21:35 – Creating a quality podcast is hard.
  • 30:00 – The MoShow is a place where the creators can go out of their very PC world and be hilariously vulgar.
  • 31:30 – Who are the core people involved in MoShow?
  • 35:00 – What makes a great voice actor?
  • 37:00 – Mocean talks about the movie In a World.
  • 39:30 – What’s it like for women in the voice over industry currently?
  • 44:00 – Mocean talks about Episode 113 – Stinky Dinky.
  • 47:40 – Why does Mocean want to use the season format for his podcast?
  • 49:50 – The podcast has a high level of professionalism.
  • 52:30 – There were a lot of audio-only comedy troops in the 60s and 70s.
  • 56:25 – Mocean’s dad was the one who introduced him to these fantastic comedy shows.
  • 01:04 – No matter how great your voice is, you have to train it.
  • 01:09 – Where does Mocean’s name come from?
  • 01:13 – Create what you want to create first. Don’t create for others.
  • 01:14 – Most misunderstood thing about Mocean?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/60



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059 Amy Robles | The Importance Of Having Walked In Their Shoes

Amy Robles is the host of Think Enriched, a podcast about money management. Amy and her husband were able to pay off $25,000 of debt in 2014 just by making some simple, but smart financial decisions. Amy talks a little bit on her background and the importance of connecting with family and those around you.

Show Highlights

  • 03:35 – Amy and I geek out about Podcast Movement.
  • 11:00 – Amy talks about playing piano.
  • 18:30 – You can learn so much at a nursing home.
  • 21:05 – How does Amy connect with her family?
  • 24:35 – Amy talks about where she’s from and where she’s traveled to.
  • 29:55 – Amy started a local podcast meet up in the Seattle area.
  • 35:25 – Why did Amy start podcasting?
  • 40:00 – Amy asks me why I started podcasting.
  • 45:20 – Has the podcast opened doors for Amy?
  • 50:16 – I go on a mini rant about how bad soda is for you.
  • 54:20 – People can relate to Amy’s struggles.
  • 01:00 – Where does Amy get her fun-loving vibe?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/59



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058 Jerod Morris | Don’t Know Where To Start? Build An Audience

Jerod Morris is the VP of RainMaker.FM and the VP of Marketing for Copyblogger. He hosts a couple of very successful podcasts, including The Lede, The Showrunner, and Primility. Jerod shares interesting insight on how he runs 5 regular podcasts, his struggles with creating content, and not failing on his commitment to his audience. Jerod also talks about his love for creating new made-up words, teaching, and who inspires him.

Show Highlights

  • 04:45 – Jerod talks about Showrunner.
  • 10:35 – You can’t build an audience quickly.
  • 13:15 – There’s a difference between authenticity and transparency.
  • 17:00 – Every podcaster has felt uninspired to record their show.
  • 23:30 – Why did Jerod start Primility Primer?
  • 28:35 – Since Jerod loves creating new words, I tell him about The Allusionist podcast.
  • 29:40 – Podcast Movement was great this year.
  • 35:25 – Jerod loves to teach.
  • 37:30 – What has the response been like for Primility?
  • 42:00 – How does Jerod organize/create his show?
  • 46:50 – How does Jerod find the time to host 5 very different podcasts?
  • 52:10 – Is it too late to podcast?
  • 55:45 – How has podcasting helped Copyblogger?
  • 01:03 – You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect. Start by building an audience.
  • 01:09 – Have the pieces been falling into place for Jerod?
  • 01:11 – Who inspires Jeord?
  • 01:14 – You get good by practicing and practicing and practicing.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/58



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057 The Real Brian | On The Path To Profit From Podcasting

The Real Brian is the host of several podcasts such as Profitcast, Arrow Squad, the Audio Books podcast, and the Podcasters Paradise podcast. Brian talks on why he got into radio initially, his love for playing and creating music, and some key lessons he learned since he started Profitcast. Brian says that busy people often fail at podcasting. It’s the people who schedule and respect their time that end up producing consistent podcasts no matter what.

Show Highlights

  • 04:45 – Brian talks about Dragon Con
  • 09:00 – How did Brian get more things done in less time?
  • 11:30 – If you’re busy, your podcast will fail.
  • 13:50 – How did Brian get into radio?
  • 22:10 – In highschool, Brian was an introvert.
  • 24:20 – Brian talks about bullying.
  • 29:15 – Brian started playing piano at 6 and talks about his love for music.
  • 39:45 – Take two hours a month to work on your passion. It can go a long way.
  • 42:00 – Brian talks about the problem with record labels.
  • 46:40 – What were some ‘ah-ha’ moments with Brian’s podcast?
  • 57:10 – You never know what’s going to come from relationships you’ve built.
  • 01:01 – What are Brian’s podcasts?
  • 01:06 – Brian loves the Podcast Junkies shirt.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/57



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056  Jason Cabassi | Looking At Competition From An Abundance Mindset

Jason Cabassi is the creator and host of the Walking Dead Cast. I sit down with him to talk about why he decided to start the show and what his plans are after the show ends. The episode almost turned into a movie podcast, because we both have a strong love for zombie movies and current TV series out right now like Game of Thrones. Hope you guys enjoy.

Show Highlights

  • 08:15 – Within the first 15-20 episodes of the Walking Dead Cast, Jason had a lot of the actors on.
  • 10:20 – Since I live in LA, I recognize a lot of the scenes on the show.
  • 14:35 – How does Walking Dead get their zombie extras?
  • 19:10 – Jason and I talk Game of Thrones.
  • 21:00 – We talk about the latest TV series out right now. Jason loves Fargo.
  • 26:35 – Jason’s first show sounded incredibly professional and high quality.
  • 34:30 – Jason talks on starting his own podcast network.
  • 39:00 – I love the foreign movie Old Boy.
  • 44:55 – We talk about amazing zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later.
  • 50:35 – When did Jason start attending conferences for his podcast?
  • 57:00 – Jason is a big fan of comics.
  • 01:04:45 – Jason talks about living in Santa Barbara.
  • 01:07:25 – How does Jason plan the Walking Dead Cast?
  • 01:18:25 – What kind of podcasts is Jason listening to right now?
  • 01:21:00 – Most misunderstood thing about Jason?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/56



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055 Nick Seuberling | Turning Your Passion Into New Opportunities

Nick Seuberling is the founder of SPNT.TV and the Executive Producer for the Inside the Jungle podcast, a sports podcast about the Cincinnati Bengals. Nick is also the co-host for the Podcasters’ Group Therapy podcast, a support group for podcasters. Nick started his sports podcast in 2010, but he’s always had a passion for talk radio and sports ever since he was a kid. Nick and I talk on how he got started, his success with Patreon, and how his super fans keep him going.

Show Highlights

  • 08:55 – Nick just celebrated his 5 year anniversary for his podcast.
  • 10:55 – Why is meeting the fans important?
  • 13:15 – Having a small, but dedicated super fan base is just awesome.
  • 15:45 – Was Nick always a fan of talk radio?
  • 16:40 – Nick launched his first podcast in 2005 and it was recorded by cellphone.
  • 20:15 – It’s better to niche down and narrow your focus when it comes to podcasting.
  • 21:30 – How does Nick manage 3-4 co-hosts?
  • 23:00 – What was Nick’s first sports memory?
  • 29:35 – How did Podcasters’ Group Therapy get started?
  • 33:25 – How does Blab help podcast shows?
  • 39:40 – Engagement is key to podcast growth.
  • 42:45 – What’s Nick’s success towards Patreon?
  • 45:55 – What other ways does Nick monetize his podcast?
  • 49:05 – Remember, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • 52:50 – Nick talks about the other Bengals’ podcast.
  • 59:00 – What was Nick like as a kid?
  • 01:02 – What has sports taught Nick? Always give it your best, always give it your all.
  • 01:04 – Who inspires/mentors Nick?
  • 01:06 – It took Nick 12 years to get his first radio gig.
  • 01:11 – What’s gotten Nick excited in the next year?
  • 01:14 – Look out for International Podcast Day on Sept 30th.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/55


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054 Helen Zaltzman | Telling Stories, One Word At A Time

Helen Zaltzman has been podcasting for 9 years and surprisingly enough, says she still feels like a novice. She co-hosted her first podcast with Olly Mann called Answer Me This! and followed it up with the very popular, The Allusionist. That second podcast is a language and etymology show that is part of Roman Mars’s Radiotopia network. Helen talks about her love for Boggle, how she got started in comedy, and much more. Listen for the guest appearance by Martin.

Show Highlights

  • 05:30 – Helen and I talk about the internet marketing world.
  • 10:05 – Helen talks Boggle
  • 14:25 – Despite podcasting for 9 years, Helen still feels like a novice.
  • 19:50 – When did Helen realize that the Answer Me This! podcast was no longer a hobby?
  • 22:55 – Do the more experienced BBC broadcasters look down on new podcasters?
  • 27:10 – I’m dying to start a ride-sharing podcast.
  • 30:00 – We get a guest “appearance” from Helen’s husband, Martin.
  • 30:40 – The Allusionist started in January 2015.
  • 32:10 – Helen talks about Roman Mars.
  • 35:30 – Where did the idea of The Allusionist come from?
  • 40:25 – Helen believes people put too much energy in their first podcast.
  • 43:15 – Helen doesn’t want to listen to other language shows, because she doesn’t want to accidentally plagiarize other’s work.
  • 50:40 – Helen likes editing her own show.
  • 52:10 – How do you start writing comedy?
  • 53:20 – Helen talks on how she got into comedy.
  • 59:50 – Helen tried to teach Latin to a 13-year-old.
  • 01:06:25 – What happened to Spoken.am?
  • 01:11:00 – What would Helen do if she wasn’t podcasting?
  • 01:13:55 – What are the biggest challenges for growing The Allusionist?
  • 01:17:10 – Who inspires Helen?
  • 01:20:10 – You can follow Helen on Twitter.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/54


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053 Rob Greenlee | This Podcast Ambassador Continues To Spread The Gospel of Podcasting

Robert Greenlee is a veteran in the podcasting industry. He started his WebTalk World Radio Show in 1999 and has been working in the podcasting field since. I talk to Rob about why he started his first podcast, his aquaponics hobby, and so much more on this week’s episode of Podcast Junkies.

Show Highlights

  • 05:50 – Robert talks on how he got started in podcasting.
  • 07:20 – WebTalk World Radio Show was started in 1999
  • 09:00 – What’s the different between the web and the internet?
  • 10:50 – Robert interviewed some of the cast from the X-files on his show.
  • 13:30 – What’s the definition of the dark web?
  • 14:10 – Why did Robert create his radio show?
  • 17:40 – What’s the hardest part of running a restaurant?
  • 19:45 – In 2004, Robert converted his radio show to a podcast.
  • 21:45 – Robert talks about his job history.
  • 28:00 – What was it like working for Zune?
  • 37:40 – The same team that worked on Zune is now working on Windows desktop.
  • 39:00 – Apple approached Robert asking him for advice.
  • 45:55 – How’s Robert’s aquaponics system coming along?
  • 52:35 – Don’t be afraid to try podcasting.
  • 58:15 – What’s the global reach of podcasting?
  • 01:04 – Robert would like to focus on the local podcasting industry for the next episode.
  • 01:08 – What kind of podcast trends has Robert seen at PodcastOne?
  • 01:12 – Robert talks about his relationship wth Spreaker and PodcastOne
  • 01:19 – What kind of opportunities do podcasters have in the next 6-12 months?
  • 01:25 – Follow Robert at the Spreaker Live Show on Wednesday 3pm Pacific.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/53


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Rob-Greenlee-Interview.mp3
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052 Raymond Wiley | The Importance of Honesty in History

Raymond Wiley is the host of The Shadow of Ideas. Raymond has been broadcasting/podcasting since 2004 and has started three different podcasts since then. The Shadow of Ideas is the first podcast he’s done as a solo host and he’s loving it so far. The Shadow of Ideas explores the world of current events, social justice, and politics through the lens of history. Raymond talks on how helpful the podcasting community is, why he’s inspired to do his show, and so much more on today’s episode.

Show Highlights

  • 09:20 – Why did Raymond start the Out There podcast?
  • 12:35 – Raymond talks about growing up in Georgia.
  • 19:40 – How long does it take to prepare an episode for The Shadow of Ideas?
  • 23:15 – What was the Wilmot Proviso about?
  • 28:10 – Raymond started his podcast to try and get more from history.
  • 32:10 – Where did the name Shadow of Ideas come from?
  • 36:00 – The podcasting community is very open and helpful.
  • 41:00 – You can be authentic in a podcast and that’s why Raymond loves it.
  • 43:00 – Raymond talks about playing in a rock band versus podcasting.
  • 49:35 – What’s currently inspiring Raymond?
  • 51:20 – Raymond loves True Detective.
  • 56:30 – Raymond’s old fan base likes what he’s currently doing even though it’s completely different.
  • 1:01:25 – Raymond loves expressing what’s in his heart.
  • 1:02:35 – It’s hard to win an argument with a conspiracy theorist.
  • 1:07:55 – A lot of history happened right where Raymond is located.
  • 1:09:35 – Raymond wants to do an upcoming episode about White flight.
  • 1:11:35 – Who has inspired or mentored Raymond?
  • 1:15:35 – Is Raymond educating a new generation?
  • 1:20:30 – You can find the show at http://shadowofideas.com/, iTunes, and on Spotify.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/52


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Raymond-Wiley-Interview.mp3
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051 Rob McGinley Myers |  What Is It That Truly Makes Us Human

Rob McGinley Myers is the host for Anxious Machine. He is part of The Heard, which is a podcast collective of several different and awesome shows. The best way to describe Rob’s podcast is it’s a show about the impact of technology on our everyday lives. Rob’s interview style really brings out a lot of gems in people. We talk about the impact technology has on kids, his podcast style, and his weightless journey.

Show Highlights

  • 04:45 – Podcasting is a medium and not a genre.
  • 06:45 – Rob doesn’t listen to podcasts on an increased speed.
  • 08:00 – What was the first podcast Rob listened to?
  • 09:15 – Should we separate radio publishers versus independent podcasters in a different category?
  • 10:05 – How can Apple make the discovery process easier?
  • 12:35 – What’s Rob’s story?
  • 16:20 – How did Rob get into podcasting?
  • 18:15 – Podcast Movement was great this year.
  • 20:00 – What is Third Coast?
  • 23:30 – What is The Heard?
  • 27:15 – As the show gets better, does Rob feel more pressure in finding better guests?
  • 31:40 – Rob explains what Love and Radio does.
  • 32:15 – Rob talks about how he came to create one of his podcast episodes.
  • 35:50 – Does Rob worry about how technology impacts his kid’s lives?
  • 37:20 – In the article, The Touch-Screen Generation, the author conducts an experiment to see if her child would eventually get bored of the iPad.
  • 39:35 – What’s Rob’s ‘studio’ setup?
  • 40:55 – Rob loves reading his stories in front of people.
  • 48:50 – People are more likely to reveal certain things about themselves in audio form.
  • 51:15 – How does Rob bring out such great stories in people?
  • 54:00 – Rob talks about S2:E2 – All My Days Have Been Guns
  • 59:00 – Rob talks on how studying comparative literature has helped his podcast.
  • 01:00 – What’s Rob’s Anxious Machine’s story?
  • 01:03 – Rob used to be overweight and believes being overweight is a math problem.
  • 01:11 – Rob makes a conscious effort to interview very different people.
  • 01:13 – What’s the story behind using the title S2:E5 – These Things Is Miracles?
  • 01:18 – What do Rob’s students think of his podcast?
  • 01:19 – Rob is both surprised and not surprised about his podcast show.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/51


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Rob-McGinley-Myers-Interview.mp3
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050 Chris Cerrone and Laci Urcioli |The Importance of Staying True To Yourself

Chris Cerrone and Laci Urcioli are the hosts of The Chris Cerrone Show, which is a topped ranked business podcast specifically for entrepreneurs. I have interviewed Chris in the past and I bring him on for the second time, because I believe the 50th episode should be an opportunity for reflection. Chris and Laci open up on why they stopped their podcast, why they hated a section of their audience, and their inability to say no.

Show Highlights

  • 02:25 – For this week’s guest, I bring back Chris Cerrone and interview his co-host, Laci Urcioli, for the first time.
  • 05:30 – This is the first time I’ve had a repeat guest on the show.
  • 05:40 – Every 50 episodes should be an opportunity to reflect.
  • 07:30 – Chris and Laci talk on why they stopped their podcast.
  • 10:15 – Chris was getting tired of who he was becoming.
  • 11:50 – Chris and Laci used that time off to become more knowledgeable on certain topics.
  • 13:10 – The hosts never said no to outside projects and got overwhelmed.
  • 15:15 – At the end of the day, Chris and Laci still love to podcast and are bringing back their podcast.
  • 19:00 – Don’t change the theme of your podcast just for your audience.
  • 20:35 – One of the mistakes Chris and Laci made on their podcast was trying to please everyone.
  • 24:55 – Despite not podcasting, Laci didn’t want to leave the podcasting community.
  • 25:55 – Chris started hating a section of his ‘audience’ or pseudo-listeners.
  • 28:15 – Laci received criticism from a listener that made her take a step back and look at what they were doing.
  • 30:20 – Chris loves helping people, but he doesn’t like it when they have ulterior motives.
  • 39:55 – Laci talks about how hard it is to say no to people who need help.
  • 43:20 – Laci doesn’t want to see people getting scammed.
  • 44:15 – Chris and Laci’s show suffered because they were focusing too much on other people’s projects.
  • 51:30 – How will Chris and Laci prevent themselves from burning out this time around?
  • 54:45 – The co-hosts just want to have fun and interview cool people.
  • 58:55 – Anybody who says you’re doing podcasting ‘wrong’ has no idea what they’re talking about.
  • 01:03:00 – Chris talks about Aisha Tyler’s podcast, Girl on Guy.
  • 01:08:00 – The hosts are trying to be more humble and have more humility for their 2nd season.
  • 01:09:15 – Chris talks about when he brought Laci on as a co-host.
  • 01:10:30 – What has gotten the two hosts most excited about re-launching their podcast?
  • 01:15:00 – Chris and Laci will always be honest with their audience about their journey.
  • 01:16:15 – I hope you enjoyed that interview. Feel free to go to the Facebook page and give me your feedback. Let’s start a conversation.
  • 01:19:10 – Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes! Thank you!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/50

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chris-Cerrone--Laci-Urcioli-Interview.mp3
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049 Rob Walch | The Truth About Podcast Download Numbers

Rob Walch is the VP at Libsyn and the host of Podcast 411 and Today in iOS. I’ve been Libsyn’s customer for a while now since I’ve gotten started. I’ve had multiple interactions with Rob and I think there’s this notion sometimes that I’ve heard people say Rob can be a bit grouchy, I don’t know why, maybe it’s just people that don’t know him. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. He’s a lot of fun, has really, really quick sense of humor and we laughed a lot on the show. Rob shares valuable podcast insight, statistics, and why your audience isn’t falling for traditional marketing tactics. Hope you enjoy this fantastic episode.

Show Highlights

  • 03:05 – Rob will be seeing Minions with his son this weekend.
  • 05:30 – Podcasting is not going through a renaissance.
  • 07:15 – The White House didn’t vet Marc Maron’s interview with President Obama at all.
  • 09:50 – IMDB Pro is an excellent resource to interview celebrities.
  • 11:20 – Always be honest with your download numbers with advertisers.
  • 14:00 – Everyone seems to know what a podcast is these days.
  • 15:45 – Should you have an dedicated app for your show? Rob says yes.
  • 18:45 – Don’t release a bad episode just because you’re trying to stick to a schedule.
  • 24:00 – Hilary didn’t do podcasting well last time she ran for President. It wasn’t personable enough.
  • 28:50 – Rob talks about his podcasts.
  • 41:00 – Rob doesn’t think he’ll get the next iPhone when it releases.
  • 44:30 – Rob’s youngest son is podcasting.
  • 46:35 – Your marketing for your podcast is BS.
  • 51:10 – If your audience is happy with the show, they’ll tell their friends and family.
  • 52:10 – Rob shares podcasting stats.
  • 57:55 – Look out for Rob’s speech at Podcast Movement.
  • 1:00:50 – What’s happening in the next 6-12 months that Rob is excited about?
  • 1:05:10 – Beware, there are some Game of Thrones spoilers.
  • 1:08:55 – Libsyn has an extremely active community. Elsie Escobar has been a big help to that.
  • 1:11:50 – Please check out Cedar and Soil’s music and don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/49

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Rob-Walch-Interview.mp3
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048 Vanessa Lowe | This Nocturne Host Is More Of a Hummingbird Herself

This interview, I spoke with the charming Vanessa Lowe. Vanessa is the host of Nocturne, which could be classified as ambient storytelling. It takes the topic of night time as its subject matter and each month is a new story with that as the theme. I found out about her podcast because initially she reached out to me. I’m so glad she did, because when I listened to her show I was just fascinated by it.

Show Highlights

  • 01:35 – I have way too many shows in my podcast app.
  • 05:25 – How did Vanessa get started in radio?
  • 08:55 – How would Vanessa describe her podcast to her grandmother?
  • 11:45 – Vanessa is not a natural night owl. She’s a hummingbird.
  • 14:15 – Nocturne episode 2 – Portal was very trippy for me to listen to.
  • 15:25 – Since Vanessa’s partner does sound for films, so she has access to an extensive sound library.
  • 20:00 – In ep. 4 – Alter Hours, the guest’s internal clock tells her there’s 25.5 hours in a day.
  • 27:00 – Ep.6 – (This is not) A Love Song is about the affects of mockingbirds on people at night.
  • 29:35 – We’re losing the night sky and it’s something we’re taking for granted.
  • 38:30 – Look forward to an upcoming episode about a different reality that happens at 3am.
  • 46:45 – Vanessa and I geek out a little bit about New York and some of the bars we used to frequent.
  • 50:00 – I saw a group of deaf people at a club and they were using the vibrations to dance.
  • 54:35 – Vanessa’s podcast has been received very well and she’s getting tons of feedback from her listeners.
  • 56:00 – Vanessa talks about the community around The Heard Radio and other podcasts.
  • 01:02:00 – Definitely check out Nocturne.
  • 01:03:55 – Check out http://cedarsoil.com/ for more music.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/48

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Vanessa-Lowe-Interview.mp3
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047 Brendan McDonald | An Interview 10 Years In The Making

I’m really happy to be a podcaster today because today’s interviewee is Brendan McDonald, the producer of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Brendan was a really great guest. There were many times he could have just easily given me a yes or no response, but I could tell he went out of his way to give me an elaborate answer at times when it felt like maybe I didn’t ask the right question. We talk about Marc Maron and the famous Obama interview in his garage, Brendan’s background, and so much more on today’s podcast episode.

Show Highlights

  • 03:45 – Technically Brendan isn’t a podcaster.
  • 07:45 – After Marc and Brendan got fired from Air America, they both knew they still wanted to work with each other.
  • 09:00 – When did Brendan first meet Marc?
  • 12:15 – Why did Brendan get into radio?
  • 19:35 – At the time, there was nothing similar to what Marc and Brendan were doing.
  • 24:15 – The WTF Podcast really starting taking off about 7 months in.
  • 27:20 – Marc can really showcase his personality on the mic.
  • 34:45 – The audio that’s in there has been left in there for a very valid reason.
  • 39:55 – Marc knows how to prep people before the interview and the pre-interview parts are always being recorded.
  • 41:35 – Brendan touches on the Obama interview and what it was like.
  • 48:55 – This was the first time Obama did an hour long interview with a podcaster.
  • 51:15 – Feel free to contact Brendan on Twitter @ProducerMcD
  • 51:45 – It was such an awesome feeling to get a guy like Brendan on the show.
  • 53:55 – Brendan is just an awesome producer and I think this kind of stuff comes naturally to him.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/47

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Brendan-McDonald-Interview.mp3
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046 Lou Mongello | Can’t Fake It In Podcasting

I really had a blast talking to Lou Mongello for this week’s episode. Lou is a serious Podcast Junkie who has been podcasting since 2005. He’s the host of Walt Disney World Radio and has a very ‘what you see is what you get’ personality. Lou is definitely, definitely passionate about what he does and you can hear it radiate off his voice as I was interviewing him.

Show Highlights

  • 04:15 – Lou has won the Best Travel Podcast Award every year since 2006.
  • 08:35 – Why a Disney podcast?
  • 14:55 – Even though the word ‘passion’ gets used a lot, you really do have to believe in what you do.
  • 20:45 – Fear is a great motivator to pursue your passion.
  • 25:55 – You can’t fake it on a podcast. Your audience will know if you’re passionate.
  • 33:15 – What was it like having Julie Andrews on WDW Radio?
  • 40:35 – Different social media platforms work well with different people. Find your sweet spot.
  • 43:30 – I talk about back in the day when my dad wanted to do a family road trip. This was pre-cellphones and iPads, guys.
  • 50:55 – Lou is headed to Tropical Think Tank next year.
  • 52:45 – What does Lou miss from New Jersey?
  • 55:35 – There’s still a lot more growth to be had in podcasting.
  • 59:15 – Podcasting is serious business now. It’s not just the hobbyists that are doing it anymore.
  • 01:03:00 – What you see from Lou online and on his show is exactly what you get in person.
  • 01:07:35 – Let others know you’ve found a show you’re crazy about and don’t’ forget to subscribe!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/46

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Lou-Mongello-Interview.mp3
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045 Jessica Rhodes | The Importance of Matching Energies

Jessica Rhodes was the co-host of The Podcast Producers and also has her own podcast, Rhodes to Success. I talk to Jessica about her business, Interview Connections and how she got started booking guests on podcast shows. We cover almost everything from TV shows to booking guests to just kind of goofing around and having fun. As always, this episode goes well beyond the hour, but I think it was well worth it because we got some great gems out of Jessica.

Show Highlights

  • 03:25 – Both Jessica and I like having a connection with people before they come on our podcasts.
  • 09:45 – The best stuff on a podcast usually comes after 15 minutes.
  • 17:50 – You can just tell when guests are bored of doing interviews.
  • 24:45 – Jessica used to get starstruck by some of the big name podcasters.
  • 28:15 – If you’re not passionate with what you do, you’re just going to get bored of it and it’s going to show.
  • 35:45 – Kids are born entrepreneurial, but they get taught to follow the beaten path.
  • 38:45 – Jessica talks on how her dad had a big impact on her starting her own business.
  • 42:35 – Jessica had to make some cut backs in order to grow.
  • 50:00 – The VAs working for Jessica’s dad get to bill him an hour a month on coming up with new ideas to make the company better.
  • 56:30 – Jessica just started watching Breaking Bad.
  • 01:01:45 – How did Interview Connections get started?
  • 01:08:00 – Is podcasting a thing? Yes, yes, it is.
  • 01:13:15 – It takes between 50 to 100 podcast episodes before you really get your technique, confidence, and style down.
  • 01:16:15 – Jessica keeps her emails short when trying to pitch a bigger guest.
  • 01:18:55 – Jessica loved producing The Podcast Producers with Corey Coates.
  • 01:23:30 – I bet you didn’t know Jessica can sing!
  • 01:25:20 – I really resonated with Jessica when she talked about matching the host’s energy with the guests on podcasts


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/45

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jessica-Rhodes-Interview.mp3
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044 Corey Coates | The One Thing That Can’t Be Faked Is Your Talent

Welcome to episode 44 of Podcast Junkies! Today we’ll be talking to Corey Coates. Corey is the founder of Podfly, a podcast production service, and the co-host and co-creator of The Podcast Producers. Corey is the kind of guy that says whatever is on his mind and so we should probably slap on an explicit warning here and there throughout the show. Hope you guys enjoy it and don’t forget to visit PodcastJunkies.com/iTunes to rate and subscribe.

Show Highlights

  • 04:40 – Marc Maron interviewing Obama broke the record for the most downloaded episode.
  • 08:30 – Producing over-the-top radio commercials was a lot of fun.
  • 14:30 – People seek out podcast content where as listening to radio is a lot more passive.
  • 21:30 – For Corey, the length of the show is irrelevant. It’s over when it’s over.
  • 22:05 – Corey explains what a stab, stinger, and liners are.
  • 29:55 – Do we really need to be innovate in podcasting? Who’s innovating in blogging?
  • 36:15 – What is The Podcast Producers?
  • 47:10 – Listeners can tell when guests are speaking naturally and are not using their sales pitch.
  • 50:40 – How did Podfly start?
  • 55:30 – You can’t fake talent. If your show is awesome, your show will grow.
  • 59:45 – Podcasts are not competing with other podcasts, they’re competing for a listener’s time.
  • 01:04:00 – If you podcast, you have to be a Podcast Movement.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/44

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043 Liz Covart | The Present Always Colors How We View The Past

I first heard about Liz Covart on The Podcast Producers hosted by Jessica Rhodes and Corey Coates. I really liked her take on some of the subjects she talked about on that show and wanted to find out more about her. Liz has a PhD in history and has a lot of interesting things to say about the Founding Fathers and early American history. On the show, we mostly talk about her background, her love for American history, and her podcast, Ben Franklin’s World. There is also a part where we geek out a little bit about Game of Thrones, so spoiler alert! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Show Highlights

  • 06:30 – Why did Liz start podcasting?
  • 11:15 – Liz talks on why she loves history.
  • 15:40 – What’s one of the weirdest questions Liz has been asked as a historian?
  • 26:15 – Ben Franklin’s World has around 200,000 downloads.
  • 30:55 – Liz talks about John Quincy Adams.
  • 37:00 – Historians are terrible marketers and they’ve stopped taking directly to the public.
  • 47:00 – We geek out on Games of Thrones. Spoiler alert!
  • 54:45 – Liz already has guests booked from now until October for her podcast.
  • 01:03:50 – Even though Liz has a PhD in history, she still gets confused when people address her as Dr. Covart.
  • 01:08:50 – Remember Harry has an ebook out on Amazon!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/43

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042 Jennifer Briney | I Actually Enjoy Reading the Bills, Which Means I’m a Giant Nerd

I first met Jen Briney at New Media Expo and really loved what she’s doing with her podcast. She reviews the bills coming out of the House of Representative and Congress on her podcast. Be warned that this is not a 30 minute show! Jen and I talk about her podcast, how she got started, how she’s monetizing her show, and much, much more. Please feel free to contact either me or Jen if you guys have any ideas on how she can spread the word and increase her listenership.

Show Highlights

  • 03:25 – I really think what Jen is doing is a great service to this country.
  • 09:44 – There’s just so much to talk about what Congress is doing every month.
  • 20:40 – Jen never expected the fossil industry to have the kind of hold that they currently have in Congress.
  • 22:50 – Why is Jen so interested in politics?
  • 32:10 – Not many people Jen’s age is devoted to a specific party.
  • 38:50 – How are American’s really suppose to know what’s going on when the media is just so dreadful?
  • 47:50 – Jen is still optimistic about the US’s political system.
  • 01:07 – Jen uses a donation model for her podcast and does a deeper dive on this subject.
  • 01:00 – What’s so great about the podcast is that Jen has detailed show notes citing all her sources.
  • 01:06 – Jen and I talk about our love for the Joe Rogan podcast.
  • 01:18 – Thanks for listening to the show. I really look forward to the day where Jen is doing the Congressional Dish podcast full time.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/42

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041 John Dennis | Don’t Wait For Others To Open The Door

Harry invites John Dennis on to show to talk about his background and a bit of his life story. John has a lot of upcoming projects he’s excited about and also shares some of his failures on the show. John mentions how he’s ‘too nice’ and because of it people try to take advantage of him and his expertise. He shares to Harry and the audience why he loves internet marketing, how he got started, and setbacks he had to take in order to grow his business.

Show Highlights

  • 01:25 – Harry apologizes for the long intro! Harry plans to launch weekly episodes every Monday.
  • 08:15 – Harry and John started their podcasts right around the same time.
  • 10:45 – How did John get into podcasting?
  • 19:50 – The best way to build trust and rapport is to provide value.
  • 25:05 – You have to always open the door yourself in order to get what you want.
  • 29:30 – How important is fitness to John?
  • 32:50 – John talks about the Procast Player he created specifically for podcasters.
  • 41:10 – John hasn’t released a podcast episode since November 2014.
  • 46:35 – Consistency in a podcast is important, but do not sacrifice quality to achieve that.
  • 50:15 – John thinks he comes off as ‘too nice’ and people will try to take advantage of that.
  • 57:35 – Harry really enjoyed getting to know John a bit better in this interview.
  • 59:55 – You can text PodcastJunkies at 33444 to sign up to the newsletter.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/41

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040 Colin Gray | Plan Your First Ten Episodes Wisely

Colin Gray first started producing podcasts for his university in Scotland in 2007. On the university’s budget, he was able to try out podcasting and somewhere in between he fell in love with the medium. Harry calls Colin a podcast veteran because he was an early adopter to the art and Colin himself loves to produce season or series-based podcasts that are easy to consume. Colin Gray Interview shares some great tips on common mistakes podcasters are making, how he gets regular people to listen to podcasts, and more on today’s episode.

Show Highlights

  • 05:20 – Colin shares a little bit about his background and how he got started in podcasting.
  • 16:08 – Colin moved out of the podcast hosting business because it’s too much hassle for too little money.
  • 23:00 – For PodCraft, Colin prefers the season-based system, because it’s easier to find and consume.
  • 28:15 – The next season of PodCraft will be about how to monetize your podcast.
  • 40:50 – It took Colin 2 days just to create an extremely polished and professional 20 minute show.
  • 45:30 – Biggest beginner podcasting mistakes?
  • 55:30 – Harry recently repurposed some of his shows into an ebook titled Around the Podcast Campfire. Please check it out on amazon.
  • 59:10 – Colin really can’t wait to get his podcast course out into the world and to his audience.
  • 01:00:15 – Colin shares helpful tips on how to get more people to listen to podcasts.
  • 01:06:45 – You can find some great guests just by asking your mutual friends.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/40

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039  Vernon Ross | Pick Your Guests Wisely

In today’s episode of Podcast Junkies, Harry Duran talks to The Social Strategy’s Vernon Ross interview. Together, they discuss the importance of maintaining real life values and sticking with your gut. Despite cries of selfishness, Ross insists on being choosy over who he interviews, and understands totally the way that podcasts and interviews can get you the information you want so that you can further your own learning.

Show Highlights

  • 00:44 – Harry Duran gives some background information about today’s guest, Vernon Ross of The Social Strategy.
  • 05:03 – The way you interact with your guests can lead to a host of other opportunities.
  • 10:07 – Use the skills you already have to get where you want to be – just be adaptable.
  • 17:03 – Setting a deadline makes your goal seem physical, real and possible.
  • 19:36 – Vernon talks about getting started in a world where social media was just beginning.
  • 26:46 – Making money from something that interests you really is possible.
  • 31:02 – Harry and Vernon reminisce about some of the old-school technologies they grew up with.
  • 33:03 – Giving people information directly doesn’t always work. Let them think for themselves.
  • 39:50 – It’s not enough to just be popular in writing. You have to have examples of you speaking.
  • 44:16 – You really do get out all of the effort that you put in.
  • 50:16 – The Clouds and The Dirt; an interesting philosophy by Gary Vaynerchuk.
  • 53:53 – Not everything goes to plan when recording, but work at it.
  • 56:00 – How to set yourself apart as a good interviewer.
  • 59:21 – Further yourself by talking to people who are further than you.
  • 01:02:18 – How is the rest of the year looking for podcasting?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/39

In today’s episode of Podcast Junkies, Harry Duran talks to The Social Strategy’s Vernon Ross interview. Together, they discuss the importance of maintaining real life values and sticking with your gut. Despite cries of selfishness, Ross insists on being choosy over who he interviews, and understands totally the way that podcasts and interviews can get you the information you want so that you can further your own learning.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://bit.ly/pcjnk_39

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Vernon-Ross-Interview.mp3
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038  Justin Sisley | Choose Lesser-Known Entrepreneurs Every Time

Justin Sisley Interview of Driven to Better Podcast is today’s Podcast Junkie for a very good reason – as an entrepreneur himself, he knows the stresses and challenges, and has chosen to highlight and celebrate the up and coming ideas of other ‘new and noteworthy’ businesspeople. In the episode, he also talks about how to find your niche guests, his own path to becoming an entrepreneur and why maybe he’ll never figure out the iTunes algorithm.

Show Highlights

  • 00:25 – Harry Duran introduces today’s guest, Justin Sisley – host of Driven to Better podcast.
  • 05:00 – What’s the impetus for becoming an entrepreneur?
  • 09:34 – Justin talks about the motivation for choosing lesser-known entrepreneurs as his guests.
  • 13:28 – What are the difficulties linked with guests who have never been on a podcast before?
  • 15:35 – An insight into some ‘interesting’ entrepreneurial ideas!
  • 21:16 – Reddit can be a great starting point for finding guests.
  • 24:35 – You’ve made the effort to network – don’t lose those connections.
  • 29:36 – Does anyone understand how the iTunes algorithm works?
  • 33:17 – There are so many variations of entrepreneurship; why limit yourself?
  • 37:37 – Figure out where to introduce structure to your day and watch your productivity grow.
  • 43:08 – The path to being an entrepreneur definitely isn’t easy or straightforward.
  • 49:52 – Natural-sounding conversations start with a genuine interest in your guests.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/38

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Justin-Sisley-Interview.mp3
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037  Jared Easley | Understand Your Guests and Take Responsibility For Yourself

A self-published book down, a traditionally-published one on the way, a successful podcast and a massively popular podcasting conference, Starve the Doubts’ Jared Easley Interview proves he can put his mind to anything. Recorded live at the 2015 New Media Expo, Easley shares his experiences, thoughts and opinions with Podcast Junkies on topics from figuring out the wonder of diversity, to getting people to support you with no proof, and recognizing potential and giving it a voice.

Show Highlights

  • 00:18 – Harry Duran tells us what to expect from today’s interview with Jared Easley.
  • 03:58 – As a podcaster, you can learn something from anyone and everyone.
  • 05:36 – Jared discusses his experiences during his time in the Navy, and learning about life beyond Alabama.
  • 11:31 – Starve the Doubts places the guests in the forefront and really shows off their personalities and stories.
  • 12:50 – Great content is only half the battle. You need people to find you and listen.
  • 15:12 – Good advice and strong support really helped to build Podcast Movement 2014.
  • 9:08 – It’s always difficult to get people to invest in potential, but not confirmed, success.
  • 1:08 – What are the logistics with organizing speakers for an event like Podcast Movement?
  • 4:12 – Demonstrating his versatility and success, Jared Easley’s published book will be released later this year.
  • 6:50 – Give out enough good energy, and something good has to come back.
  • 9:30 – The future of podcasting is bright and full of promise.
  • 1:18 – If you’re in the Chicago area, look out for Jared at Podcast Chicago on May 23rd.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/37

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jared-Easley-Interview.mp3
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036  Ryan Williams | Find Your Podcasting Niche

Ryan Williams Interview as a podcaster takes being astute and conscious to a new level. Host of The Influencer Economy, he is used to analyzing the influence and effects of any number of things on an audience – tie this in with podcasting and you have a guy who understands the importance of establishing a relationship with a guest, sharing that relationship with your audience and learning how to show your interest.

Show Highlights

  • 01.21 – Harry Duran provides some background info on Ryan Williams of The Influencer Economy, who is today’s guest.
  • 05.12 – It takes time to figure everything out in podcasting. Start small and work your way up.
  • 12.10 – Don’t worry if it doesn’t all record perfectly. Listeners appreciate the natural approach and the work you put in to produce your podcasts.
  • 13.56 – Be careful: Your expectations might not always end up as reality.
  • 18.52 – Starting anything new takes a lot of time and energy, so be prepared.
  • 21.31 – Let your podcast develop organically and naturally.
  • 24.21 – The conversation moves to the roots of The Influencer Economy and its beginnings.
  • 30.55 – Podcasting programs aren’t for everybody, but they can be a good way to start and make connections.
  • 32.15 – Harry and Ryan discuss the strains of podcasting when you have a family.
  • 39.43 – Even negative feedback is useful – someone’s taken the time to reach out to you.
  • 46.56 – If you started over, would you keep the same podcast name?
  • 51.46 – People want to listen to conversations where the topics are interesting and the participants are at ease.
  • 57.18 – The limits of podcasting are, quite literally, endless.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/36

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Ryan-Williams-Interview.mp3
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035 Jessica Kupferman | Why A Woman’s Perspective Is Vital In Business And Podcasting

It’s all about providing women with a voice when it comes to this Jessica Kupferman Interview. Host of Lady Business Radio and co-host of She Podcasts, Jessica is your one-stop spot for tips on raising a family while maintaining a business as well as how to use your own personality to draw people in and understand you. This strong-minded woman who knows what she wants proves every day that there are some places where men just aren’t needed.

Show Highlights

  • 00.19 – Harry Duran provides some background about today’s guest, Jessica Kupferman.
  • 02.48 – PRDCNF’s limited audience aims to gather like-minded individuals who are really focused on transforming themselves and their endeavors.
  • 09.13 – Try and do something different, don’t just take a cookie-cutter approach.
  • 13.55 – Whether you fill up for volume or you hand-pick your guests, they’re so important to the content of your podcast.
  • 20.25 – Don’t try to force your content ideas onto guests that can’t talk about those topics.
  • 23.41 – Let people see the real you and they’ll look forward to doing business with you.
  • 30.38 – Jessica considers the differences between how men and women spend their time when children are involved.
  • 33.02 – B-School might be great for you, but they might need to change tactics soon.
  • 35.53 – She Podcasts grew from an idea and a growing community of women podcasters.
  • 38.03 – Jessica’s She Podcasts Facebook group is getting more requests from women every day – Celeste from Huffington Post is just one example.
  • 42.04 – How do you know when to call it a day as a podcaster?
  • 50.54 – Podcasting can teach you a lot about yourself and about how you can find success in this industry.
  • 56.31 – What does the future hold for podcasting?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/35

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jessica-Kupferman-Interview.mp3
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034 Kate Erickson | The Woman Behind Entrepreneur On Fire Finds Her Own Podcasting Feet

Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur on Fire fame joins Harry Duran to talk about moving on from behind-the-scenes work and stepping into the spotlight herself. Kate Erickson Interview showcases her own topic-based podcast, aptly named Kate’s Takes, and in this podcast she discusses the difficulties of seeing through the doubts and personal challenges, as well as how rewarding and humbling it is when you can overcome any obstacle that gets in your way.

Show Highlights

  • 02:00 – Harry Duran introduces today’s guest, content creator Kate Erickson.
  • 12:16 – Figuring out whether to do a podcast by yourself or through interviews is a very personal choice.
  • 14:24 – Podcasting is an industry that even now, people are only starting to consider as an option for them.
  • 18:15 – So much of being successful is about overcoming the doubts you have and going forward anyway.
  • 20:35 – To improve your skills, you have to listen to yourself the way your audience listens to you.
  • 25:48 – A business can’t rely on just talking into a microphone – the behind-the-scenes work has to be just as strong.
  • 30:54 – The people you interact with can drastically change your perception of yourself and your own ideas.
  • 36:52 – Kate talks about the personal challenges she faces in her line of work, and how to overcome them.
  • 39:55 – If you’re not really being you, there’s no way you’ll stand out as being genuine.
  • 43:19 – There are so many opportunities for podcasters – here’s what the space is looking like right now.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/34

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Kate-Erickson-Interview.mp3
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033 Sue Zimmerman | The Personality Traits That Have Made Her Successful

Sue Zimmerman Interview is today’s Podcast Junkies episode, and she’s certainly no stranger to speaking in public or on podcasts about how social media strategies can transform your professional success and lifestyle. Today, she’s most commonly known as photo and filter expert, The Instagram Gal, and she talks about getting into Instagram, how your feed can work for you and why being true to yourself should be top of your priorities.

Show Highlights

  • 00:47 – Harry Duran gives some background to today’s guest, entrepreneurial superstar, Sue B Zimmerman.
  • 06:04 – Don’t underestimate the importance of background research. Your guest will appreciate the effort you’ve put in.
  • 10:13 – Even in this media age, the spoken word still commands so much attention.
  • 16:10 – Instagram is quickly becoming a force of its own in the social media world. Get on board!
  • 20:20 – However big your business is, Instagram is another source which drives traffic through your door.
  • 23:42 – Creative Live is a really worthwhile platform for people figuring out how to get the most from and for their businesses.
  • 27:24 – When your Mom is #InstagramGal, how do the kids’ social media profiles match up?
  • 30:53 – Zimmerman details her introduction and expansion into the podcasting space.
  • 35:31 – Thriving in these industries is about knowing yourself and promoting yourself with confidence.
  • 41:20 – Children are creative. How can we keep this creativity flowing so that we have more creative adults?
  • 44:46 – People don’t want the fake, supposedly perfect person. They want the real life you that they can relate to.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/33

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Sue-Zimmerman-Interview.mp3
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032 Denny Krahe | This Running Man Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

With an ambitious goal of running a marathon in every state, listen to this Denny Krahe interview for an understanding of what makes him tick. A running coach for several years, he’s learning the ins and outs of online marketing to take that knowledge and grow his running tribe. Just try and keep up!

Show Highlights

  • 02:52 – PRDCNF is about surrounding yourself with people who operate on a different level to you – and learning from them!
  • 05:47 – Time is so valuable and we severely underestimate how much you can actually get done.
  • 06:56 – Harry brings the conversation round to the development of Denny Krahe’s site, Diz Runs.
  • 10:58 – It doesn’t have to be about superstars. Real life stories are what really connect with people.
  • 17:53 – As a podcaster, it’s important to mix up your styles and figure out what works for you.
  • 23:46 – Practice makes perfect: you and your show will develop and change as time goes on.
  • 29:15 – Harry and Denny talk ideal guests.
  • 35:19 – The world of podcasts has totally changed since its inception, and it’s amazing!
  • 40:13 – Whatever the motivation for your goal, set a target and find a way of making it happen.
  • 48:00 – The clichés about hard word and long journeys fit podcasting too! It’s tough, but rewarding.
  • 51:40 – Your body can cope, it’s just your mind that has to realize that and stick with it.
  • 54:15 – When hunting for guests, look for someone who still handles their own Twitter account!
  • 54:51 – Don’t go into your interviews with an agenda or a plan, just see where the conversation goes.
  • 01:01 – 13 It’s great to have goals, but don’t let them control you.
  • 01:05 – 58 For more information, head to www.DizRuns.com or follow Denny on Twitter: @DizRuns


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/32

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Denny-Krahe-Interview.mp3
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031 Jordan Harbinge | This Art of Charm Host Breaks Down The Art of the Interview

In this Jordan Harbinger interview, we go behind the scenes of the incredibly popular and long-running podcast, The Art of Charm. Hear how he and his partner AJ came up with the idea, and how he continues to increase the caliber of his guests. Always the lifelong student, Jordan is always entertaining and teaching at the same time.

Show Highlights

  • 01:40 – Harry does a small introduction on Jordan Harbinger
  • 04:00 – Be sure to attend Productivity Conference
  • 06:00 – Be aware of technical difficulties on today’s show.
  • 09:00 – Jordan at first didn’t want to outsource his editing, but now he loves his current audio engineer
  • 11:10 – How did it all start for Jordan?
  • 17:45 – Jordan talks about his Wall Street days and an important lesson he learned from his ‘mentor’
  • 23:00 – AJ, Jordan’s co-host, brought the dating skills on to the Art of Charm and Jordan brought his networking skills on to the show.
  • 30:30 – He and AJ took a break from the podcast, but Jordan couldn’t resist going back to it
  • 43:30 – It’s hard to be starstruck when you’ve done it so many times and have a focus on trying to get the best our of your guest
  • 48:00 – It’s important to get inside the head of the listener while you’re talking to your guest
  • 54:45 – There’s so much you can learn from podcasting, but don’t get into it if you want to make money
  • 62:25 – There’s a lot more noise now that it’s easier to podcast, which means it will be harder for people to find your show
  • 65:00 – Jordan is the same guy on the show as he is in person


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/31

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jordan-Harbinger-Interview.mp3
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030 Harry Duran | 28 Reasons Why This 2014 Recap Is Perfectly Timed

In typical end of year fashion, I look back at my first year of podcasting and recap my interviews for the benefit of both the listeners and me, to be quite honest, I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to have these conversations and to grow these relationships. Onward and upward for 2015!



FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/30

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-2015-year-in-review.mp3
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