Podcast Junkies
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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Lea-Thau-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15am EST

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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Direct download: PJ064-Harry-Duran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36am EST