Podcast Junkies
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.


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Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Corey-Coates-Interview.mp3
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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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Liz-Covart-Interview.mp3
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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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jennifer-Briney-Interview.mp3
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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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-John-Dennis-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Colin-Gray-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EST