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


Direct download: PJ070-Bill-Barol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Mark-Asquith-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19am EST

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

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Taki-Moore-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

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


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Amy-Schmittauer-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

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

Direct download: PRE-PJ_066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am EST