Podcast Junkies
115 Glenn the Geek | Owning the Horse Niche and Building Long-term Sponsor Relationships

Glenn from ponies rolling in the water to educating podcasters on the powerful impact of building long-term relationships with sponsors, Glenn tells it like it is. He's adamant about why learning improv has been one of the keys to his success. Listen to why he decided the pickle wench at the Renaissance fair was going to be his wife, ideas about the next podcasting gold mine, and the Mongol Derby!

  • 04:35 - Why Scooter is the world's most famous pony.
  • 07:00 - Being around when iTunes got started
  • 12:00 - Why the title sponsors re-signed up for next year's radiothon
  • 12:35 - Where Glenn get's his drive to be first
  • 14:00 - Why learning improv was one of the best things he's ever done
  • 17:45 - Learning improv from Wayne Brady
  • 18:15 - Meeting his wife at a Renaissance fair, a pickle wench
  • 21:00 - Growing up with the Amish and black buggy Menonites
  • 25:00 - A primer on riding styles
  • 27:30 - Why the horse passion niche has been so successful
  • 31:10 - What most people don't know about horses
  • 35:20 - What is the Mongol Derby?
  • 39:00 - A little horse history
  • 45:00 - Who inspires Glenn
  • 49:00 - Why magazines are ready for podcasting
  • 56:00 - Go find the active engaged buyers
  • 01:00:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Glenn?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/glenn-the-geek-interview/

Direct download: PJ115-GlenntheGeek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am EST

114 Rob Dionne | Don’t Overthink This Whole Podcasting Thing

Rob Dionne is the host of Open Sky Fitness, a podcast with an incredibly engaged community, who are all struggling with their weight loss journey. Rob shares tips on how he was able to really, really engage his audience, and why he decided to make a shift in his interviewing style, in order to present himself as the expert.

  • 00:10 - This show is a bit overdue, because Rob and I were suppose to have this conversation after Podcast Movement 2015.
  • 01:50 - Rob bought his first house two years ago.
  • 05:30 - Where did the name, ‘Podcast Junkies,’ come from?
  • 07:05 - Who inspired Rob to start his own podcast?
  • 13:05 - It’s not a mystery trying to get people on your show. Just be open and ask them.
  • 15:25 - How has Rob grown as a person, since he started his podcast?
  • 18:05 - When Rob brought his wife onto the show, his download numbers doubled.
  • 20:55 - Rob’s lead generation has completely changed, all because he created that podcast group.
  • 24:10 - Rob hates it when the host on Facebook Live interrupts themselves just to answer user comments. Do a separate section for that!
  • 32:05 - People want to connect with another human being.
  • 33:00 - Most people struggle with their weight. Rob let himself go when he was 30, and the things that kept him healthy when he was 20 years old, weren’t working.
  • 36:25 - Rob talks about his sister.
  • 38:45 - Write down everything that you are eating. EVERYTHING!
  • 41:10 - Rob’s sister didn’t even know what gluten meant.
  • 44:40 - How did Rob get into fitness?
  • 48:15 - Rob shares a client case study, about a guy who had horrible acid reflux.
  • 51:00 - Whenever we take medication, it messes with our inner microbiome.
  • 54:10 - Business and nutrition are unbelievably similar.
  • 55:15 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Rob?
  • 01:00:40 - What has Rob changed his mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/rob-dionne-interview/


Direct download: PJ114-RobDionne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

113 Davy Rothbart | The Hidden Stories Behind Forgotten Notes

Have you ever found a note on the ground that was maybe meant for somebody else? Davy is fascinated by the origins of these notes, and has since created a magazine, and then a podcast, on uncovering the true meaning and stories behind these forgotten notes. Find out why Davy has such a fascination towards the lost note, on this week’s podcast!

  • 05:25 - How long has Davy been a writer?
  • 07:55 - Are writers functioning alcoholics?
  • 10:25 - People aren’t in podcasting to be millionaires.
  • 11:05 - When did Davy first listen to podcasts?
  • 18:25 - How did Davy distribute the magazine in the very early days?
  • 20:15 - Were there any specific stories that really stood out to Davy?
  • 25:05 - Davy asks me how I first got into podcasting.
  • 34:40 - For the longest time, Davy was so curious as to who these people were that were writing these random stories and notes.
  • 35:55 - As technology has evolved, you really have to be in a certain type of state to sit down and write a note.
  • 40:45 - In the magazine, Davy and his team change the names and any other identifying info of the people who wrote these letters.
  • 41:30 - How does Davy approach the people who have written these ‘abandoned’ letters after all these years?
  • 43:20 - Davy talks about his parents.
  • 48:50 - Davy talks about the story behind episode 6, Rent-a-Friend.
  • 53:00 - What’s something Davy has changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:45 - Davy will be recording one of his podcasts live!

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/davy-rothbart-interview/

Direct download: PJ113-DavyRothbart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EST

112 Natalie Jennings | Getting a Grant for Your Podcast

Natalie Jennings is a photographer and the founder of A Face Project, which received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant of $10,000. Natalie discusses how aspiring podcasters can tap into their local community to get funding for their creative projects, where her love for podcasting stems from, and so much more, on this week’s episode!

  • 03:50 - Natalie and I met at Podcast Movement.
  • 05:40 - What did Natalie think of the talk I gave at Podcast Movement?
  • 08:35 - Why did Natalie go to Podcast Movement?
  • 10:50 - How does a photographer end up being a podcaster?
  • 12:40 - Why does Natalie like Humans of New York?
  • 16:15 - How did Natalie structure the format of her show?
  • 20:00 - How did Natalie get a grant for her work?
  • 28:50 - Natalie discusses the magazine she recently launched, which is an excellent companion to her photography and podcast.
  • 35:15 - Natalie always feels slightly weird promoting her stuff.
  • 40:35 - When it comes down to production, it’s all about storytelling.
  • 46:35 - Where does Natalie’s creativity come from?
  • 52:15 - Natalie wants to do this type of creative/podcasting work until the day she dies.
  • 54:35 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Natalie?
  • 56:25 - What has Natalie changed her mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/natalie-jennings-interview/

Direct download: PJ112-NatalieJennings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am EST

111 Ashley Taylor | The Importance of Surface vs. Depth

After connecting via the Anchor application I was excited about the opportunity to connect with Ashley. She's been podcasting straight Monday through Sunday and as of this conversation has not missed a day, 180 plus episodes and counting. After going through the ups and downs of the online marketing world, she has now found her real voice and hit her stride. She's an open book and a genuine soul.

  • 04:20 - How Ashley and Harry met
  • 05:40 - Why 6 figures is bullshit
  • 07:30 - Taking the 30-day podcast challenge
  • 10:30 - There are thought leaders and "thought leaders"
  • 15:15 - Overnight success does not just happen
  • 17:35 - The importance of sharing the entire journey, good and bad
  • 20:00 - How to handle requests you can easily Google!
  • 22:30 - Where does this out-sized personality come from?
  • 23:30 - Why she does a daily Facebook Live
  • 24:20 - Ashley has always been a performer
  • 26:30 - No one is going to give you permission
  • 28:10 - Where she gets inspiration from.
  • 29:30 - You don't have to tell people you're going to be vulnerable, just do it!
  • 33:00 - You don't have just be one way
  • 34:50 - Everyone is trying to keep up with the Joneses, but the Joneses are bankrupt!
  • 38:10 - Harry and Ashley met on Anchor
  • 43:00 - Ashley never originally planned on having guests
  • 45:00 - 180+ daily episodes and counting!
  • 47:00 - What has Ashley changed her mind about recently
  • 51:00 - Thoughts on Tony Robbins

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ashley-taylor-interview/

Direct download: PJ111-AshleyTaylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

110 Christine Blackburn | Hollywood's Most Interesting Stories

Christine Blackburn is the host of Story Worthy, a podcast about true stories from Hollywood's most interesting talents and creatives. Christine has always taken her podcast seriously, and has recorded well over 300 episodes by now. Christine believes she doesn’t have any talents, but the stories she’s able to extract out of her fascinating guests say otherwise. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Christine’s creative process, and find out more about Christine!

  • 03:20 - When did Christine decide to take her show seriously?
  • 04:05 - Why are stories important to Christine?
  • 06:40 - What kind of people did Christine like to interview when she was first starting out?
  • 09:55 - When you’re first starting out, hold off on telling people about it. Allow yourself to learn from your mistakes first.
  • 15:10 - How does Christine keep herself organized?
  • 16:55 - There’s a very specific person who has a passion for podcasting.
  • 19:00 - Don’t do things half-assed. You’re just wasting your time if you do.
  • 23:20 - Did you know you could intern for other podcasters?
  • 24:55 - How did Christine meet Hernan Lopez?
  • 28:30 - Christine talks about the benefits of being associated with a podcast network.
  • 32:35 - Christine has received a lot of crazy comments on iTunes that have simply been out of line. It’s amazing what people will say behind a computer screen.
  • 33:30 - The Story Worthy podcast has over 300 episodes.
  • 33:55 - The stories Sugar Ray Leonard shared on Story Worthy were very memorable for Christine.
  • 36:15 - After some time, your friends become your family.
  • 37:10 - This election reminds Christine of high school.
  • 39:45 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Christine?
  • 40:05 - What has Christine changed her mind about recently?
  • 42:20 - Christine tries to plan out her podcast in seasons now.
  • 45:15 - What’s next for Christine?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/christine-blackburn-interview/

Direct download: PJ110-ChristineBlackburn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18am EST

109 Nico Johnson | The Struggles of Getting Your Podcast off the Ground

Nico Johnson has over 10 years of experience in solar project development and PV sales. Nico is also the host of Sun Cast, a podcast about the solar industry in Latin America. Nico discusses some of his struggles on getting his podcast off the ground, and facing the high-expectations of his sponsors. He admits that when you’re so well connected in your industry, it’s the fear of success that holds you back; not the fear of failure.

  • 04:15 - Be sure to visit the Green Door in Chicago. You will need a secret passcode in order to get in.
  • 07:00 - Podcast Movement is the number one event to go to, as a podcaster.
  • 13:20 - Why did my interview with Chase Reeves resonate so strongly with Nico?
  • 19:45 - Nico spends a lot of time on production, which is why he only has 13 episodes released right now.
  • 24:15 - As Podcast Junkie fans may know, I usually only invite podcasters who have at least 50 episodes under their belt. Why is Nico an exception?
  • 29:15 - Nico’s wife made him write out a business plan for his podcast.
  • 33:20 - Nico has felt like a total failure to his audience.
  • 39:05 - In February, a sponsor cut Nico a check for $6,000, to see where hs podcast would go.
  • 43:05 - Nico realized he was letting his sponsor down, and has been working hard to get the results he promised him.
  • 51:55 - Nico discusses the format he plans to use for his podcast.
  • 55:20 - Nico gets between 500-700 downloads per episode.
  • 56:30 - What are some of Nico’s favorite autobiographies?
  • 01:01:20 - What gets scheduled in your calendar, is actually what gets done.
  • 01:03:30 - What has Nico changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:06:10 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Nico?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/nico-johnson-interview/


Direct download: PJ109-NicoJohnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

108 Matt Marr | Coming to Terms with the Critic and the Muse

Matt Marr is the host of The Dear Mattie Show and the co-founder of Camp Brave Trails. With a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Matt discusses some interesting topics on this week’s show. Matt explains his two main driving forces -- the critic and the muse -- and how these two often contradict each other. He also discusses the five kinds of emotions he wants his audience to feel, and why that’s such an important piece to his brand.

  • 02:50 - Both Matt and I will be at Podfest this year!
  • 06:20 - I talk about the time I Interviewed Danny Peña, from Gamertag Radio, at the CBS studios.
  • 07:15 - Matt was able to meet Aisha Tyler last year.
  • 09:55 - Matt would ‘shit glitter’ if Aisha came on his show
  • 10:15 - Matt asks me if I like Whiskey.
  • 10:50 - How did Matt become one of the MCs at the PM Talks at Podcast Movement?
  • 12:20 - Espree Devora has got her shit together, and it blew Matt away when he first met her.
  • 19:20 - Matt used to volunteer for The Trevor Project, which is a suicide hotline for LGBT youth.
  • 21:35 - What has Matt’s podcast journey been like so far?
  • 30:00 - Matt explains the difference between the critic and the muse.
  • 32:00 - Apparently, during the first 7 years of life, children can not tell the difference between reality vs. fantasy.
  • 34:15 - Matt asks me what I think is the one overriding factor that keeps people passionate about podcasting?
  • 36:25 - What do you do when people, whom you don’t really know, ask to be on your podcast?
  • 40:00 - Matt believes people who hate the word ‘branding,’ actually don’t understand what it is.
  • 47:45 - Matt talks about his camp, Brave Trails.
  • 52:10 - You get the most out of a conversation just by listening.
  • 52:35 - Matt recommends podcasters take an impromptu class.
  • 55:40 - Maybe for the next Podcast Movement, Matt’s talk should be about impromptu?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/matt-marr-interview/

Direct download: PJ108-MattMarr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43am EST

107 Jonathan Oakes | An Interactive Podcast About Trivia

Jonathan Oakes is the creator and one of the many hosts of The Trivial Warfare Podcast. Jonathan is a huge trivia buff and although there were several trivia podcasts out there at the time, none of them had the ‘feel’ of a real trivia game show. This is when Jonathan knew he struck on something and decided to start his own podcast. The Trivial Warfare Podcast has struck up quite the following and the shows ability to be so interactive is what keeps the fans engaged and coming back for more!

  • 03:55 - Is The Trivial Warfare Podcast Jonathan’s first podcast?
  • 06:45 - For those who are just starting out in podcast, you can always add your own flavor/personality to a podcast genre.
  • 07:20 - When Jonathan introduced a host for his trivial podcast, that’s when things really kicked off.
  • 12:10 - One of Jonathan’s listeners asked for the game to be more interactive, so in their already-established Facebook group, Jonathan added in a score system where the listeners can participate.
  • 13:40 - Jonathan was scared to start the podcast’s Facebook group and procrastinated on it.
  • 15:35 - Jeopardy contestants are now joining the group.
  • 17:45 - Now, Jonathan is friends with several of his listeners who participate in the Facebook group.
  • 22:00 - Have all the episodes had the same format?
  • 30:25 - Jonathan was afraid he was going to alienate his audience by posting about a young boy needing medical help, but he knew it was the right thing to do.
  • 34:45 - Everytime Jonathan got the right answer, his opponents would have to sing him a song.
  • 35:15 - Where does Jonathan’s passion for trivia come from?
  • 40:00 - Does anyone remember Garbage Pail Kids?
  • 42:25 - Jonathan wanted to be the next Rush Limbaugh.
  • 51:10 - Jonathan believes when his son grows up, he’ll listen to every single episode of The Trivial Warfare Podcast.
  • 52:20 - Jonathan loves podcasting because it attracts people who like him for who he is.
  • 56:30 - Does Jonathan plan on interviewing any of his trivia guest?
  • 01:00:00 - Jonathan doesn’t like Boston!
  • 01:01:30 - Where does Jonathan see his show going in the future?
  • 01:07:20 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Jonathan?
  • 01:10:50 - What has Jonathan changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:16:15 - What is Jonathan’s one guilty pleasure?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jonathan-oakes-interview/

Direct download: PJ107-JonathanOakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

106 Karen Koppett | Climate Change and Amish Zombies

Karen Koppett is the co-host of The Walking Dead Cast with Jason Cabassi. I've actually interviewed Jason a couple of episodes way back, so be sure to check out his interview right after Karen's! Karen is a water conservationist by trade and speaks to me about California's drought problem. She also notes that winters in Massachusetts is nothing like winters in California. However, the weather is not all that we talk about on this week's podcast. Tune in to hear from Karen about what it's like to get a podcast sponsored and to be starstruck by all the Walking Dead cast members!

  • 07:45 - Coconut tastes like feet?
  • 10:00 - Karen has been a vegetarian since she was 21.
  • 12:10 - It was really hard being a vegetarian in Spain.
  • 15:15 - Once you start traveling, you can't stop.
  • 18:00 - Karen talks about her cousin, Tom.
  • 24:40 - Lesson number one: Winters in Massachusetts is nothing like winters in California.
  • 26:10 - Karen talks about the biggest earthquake that she lived through.
  • 30:10 - What does Karen's emergency prep-kit look like?
  • 30:55 - All the zombie women on the Walking Dead TV series are dressed like Amish.
  • 34:00 - Karen and her co-host Jason dated very briefly! Before they met their respective spouses, of course.
  • 37:00 - Karen never thought anybody would listen to the podcast.
  • 38:20 - What caught Karen by surprise about the effect that her podcast had on people?
  • 44:35 - You really have to educate company brands and let them know of the benefits they can receive by sponsoring a podcast.
  • 45:10 - Karen received her first sponsor 1-2 years after she started the podcast.
  • 45:35 - All you have to do is ask to be sponsored or ask to interview someone. When you ask, doors open!
  • 46:15 - Karen talks about what it's like to interview all the Walking Dead cast members.
  • 50:30 - Karen is a water conservationist by trade.
  • 55:45 - Where else in the country, besides California's drought, are Americans having a water problem?
  • 59:35 - Karen's job used to be mellow, but since the drought hit, it's been like a sprint to get the problem solved.
  • 01:03:10 - The creator of Bojack Horseman is never satisfied.
  • 01:04:30 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Karen?
  • 01:06:20 - What has Karen changed her mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/karen-koppett-interview/

Direct download: PJ106-KarenKoppett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

105 Ellory Wells | If It's Meant To Be, It's Up To Me

Ellory Wells is the host of The Empowered Podcast, where he interviews other entrepreneurs who have made the transition from unhappy employee to self-fulfilled employer. Ellory wanted to transition out of corporate America because he was unhappy from 9 AM to 6 PM and that unhappiness went home with him. Although he was successful at what he did, he needed something more out of life and his career.

  • 04:45 - Ellory thinks I have fantastic hair. He had long hair in college.
  • 06:45 - I eat the same breakfast everyday.
  • 08:40 - Ellory really liked episode 100.
  • 12:00 - All of the stuff that the cool kids were doing in school are irrelevant now that they've become adults.
  • 13:10 - Ellory talks about being bullied in private school.
  • 14:20 - People these days are proud to be a geek.
  • 17:30 - Why did Ellory have the need to get his voice out there?
  • 20:10 - Did Ellory have an inch to scratch?
  • 21:40 - Why did Ellory grow from blogging to podcasting?
  • 22:45 - Where did Ellory's entrepreneurial drive come from?
  • 29:05 - How did Ellory's family react to his career shift?
  • 30:10 - Ellory was miserable at his old job and that comes home with you.
  • 35:05 - Did you know there are games in Excel spreadsheet?
  • 36:50 - No entrepreneur wants to create an awful work environment.
  • 39:00 - Do we need a world full of entrepreneurs?
  • 42:50 - Ellory goes into a short tangent about business owners.
  • 49:20 - Ellory talks about the power of podcasting.
  • 54:05 - People want to be entertained before they want to be informed.
  • 54:30 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Ellory?
  • 58:00 - What has Ellory changed his mind about recently.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ellory-wells-interview/

Direct download: PJ105-ElloryWells.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

104 Stephan Spencer | God Is Not a Belief, It's an Experience

Stephan Spencer is a three-time author, runs two podcast shows — Optimized Geek and Marketing Speak — and is a frequent conference speaker on the topic of SEO. Stephan attends between 40-50 conferences a year and has gone through an amazing life transformation with the help of Tony Robbins. On this week's episode, Stephan shares the amazing story of how he met his fiance at a Tony Robbins event, his spiritual awakening in India, and the fascinating things he's learned about himself while taking Kabbalah classes.

  • 04:00 - Stephan compares Podcast Movement to other conferences he has attended.
  • 05:00 - Stephan spends $4,000 a month on his three podcast shows.
  • 06:05 - Stephan probably goes to about 40-50 conferences a year.
  • 07:45 - Stephan's whole life was rebooted because he went to a Tony Robbins event.
  • 10:25 - What kind of guests does Stephan look for on his podcast, Optimized Geek?
  • 11:50 - How does Stephan know he's just recorded a fantastic interview?
  • 12:55 - How does Stephan measure who is listening to his podcast and taking action on the advice that's given?
  • 15:45 - Has Stephan ever been starstruck by a guest?
  • 20:10 - Stephan talks about taking Kabbalah classes.
  • 23:00 - How Stephan had a spiritual awakening when he was in India a few years ago.
  • 25:30 - What kind of insights about yourself can you get from a brain scan?
  • 27:00 - We are wired to be spiritual beings.
  • 28:55 - Why did Stephan start the Optimized Geek podcast?
  • 31:40 - Were Stephan's family members surprised by his transformation?
  • 32:35 - Stephan signed up for Tony Robbins' platinum partnership for three years.
  • 33:05 - What happened to Stephan when he was hanging out with Tony Robbins?
  • 37:15 - Where does Stephan's giving nature come from?
  • 42:35 - Stephan dives a little deeper into his spiritual awakening in India.
  • 44:35 - Stephan says, God is not a belief — it's an experience.
  • 46:30 - Stephan shares how he met his soon-to-be wife.
  • 52:05 - Why Stephan is a spiritual junkie.
  • 55:15 - What's next for Stephan?
  • 58:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Stephan?
  • 01:00:30 - What has Stephan changed his mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/stephan-spencer-interview/

Direct download: PJ104-StephanSpencer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am EST

103 Desmond Adams | Stories From an Old Man at the End of the Bar

Desmond Adams is a student of life and the host of Mental Mastery Mondays, a podcast that explores and discusses everything from business, relationships, and mindset. Desmond and I kind of go all over the place on this week's Podcast Junkies. Desmond shares fun stories about his father, the old days of him being a magician, and whether there's spiritual significance to geometric shapes.

  • 02:45 - How does Desmond know Jeff Brown?
  • 06:00 - Desmond had a lot of stage fright when he was growing up.
  • 07:00 - Desmond used to be a magician!
  • 08:30 - Who were some of Desmond's favorite magicians?
  • 11:50 - These days, if you want to learn magic, you go on YouTube.
  • 15:10 - Desmond talks about bullying.
  • 17:00 - How did Desmond get into podcasting? Was it Jeff's fault?
  • 18:30 - What podcasts did Desmond get into when he was first discovering the space?
  • 19:50 - Desmond didn't really like podcasts at first because it wasn't very polished the way it was in radio.
  • 23:00 - What did Desmond learn from Randy Lane?
  • 27:20 - You want to have friendly conflict and tension with your co-host.
  • 32:05 - Are there any spiritual meanings behind mathematical sequences and nature's geometrical patterns?
  • 39:30 - Too many people are afraid to ask questions!
  • 41:00 - Birth = Spiritual water slide.
  • 41:15 - You don't have to have all the answers, just an open mind.
  • 41:45 - Desmond's mission is to make his life more abundant with great purpose. How long did it take him to discover this mission?
  • 47:20 - What kind of lessons did Desmond learn while he was in the Navy?
  • 55:15 - Desmond discusses his podcast, Mental Mastery Mondays.
  • 58:15 - Desmond first started out by doing a daily show and he quickly burned out from that.
  • 01:02:45 - Thanks for listening to '47 Billion Stories From an Old Man at the End of the Bar'.


Direct download: PJ103-DesmondAdams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EST

102 Hernan Lopez | The Journey to Creating the Golden Age of Audio Drama

Hernan Lopez is the Founder & CEO at Wondery, an audio on-demand media network, curating podcasts that tell compelling and fascinating stories. It is Hernan's goal to create a new golden age for audio drama and he discusses how the podcast medium is perfect for this. Hernan has worked in traditional media for the last 19 years and was the former President & CEO of Fox International Channels. Hernan has a lot of wisdom to share on this episode, so listen in for more!

  • 03:50 - Hernan has spent 19 years working in traditional media.
  • 06:10 - It is expected in the podcasting industry that consumers will listen to a podcast from the beginning to the end.
  • 07:00 - Why did Hernan get kicked out of highschool?
  • 10:25 - How has the education Hernan received helped him later in life?
  • 11:55 - Was it hard to transition from Argentina to the U.S.?
  • 14:25 - The most important thing you should learn at home or in school is how to listen.
  • 15:25 - When did podcasting pop up on Hernan's radar?
  • 20:55 - Hernan wants to start a new golden age for audio drama.
  • 23:20 - Who are Hernan's competitors?
  • 24:20 - Audio dramas are expensive to make.
  • 29:15 - What's the criteria to get on Wondery's network?
  • 33:20 - How does Hernan find talent?
  • 34:10 - What does Hernan look for in his team?
  • 36:05 - How important is the team element to Hernan?
  • 39:55 - Does Hernan come from a big family?
  • 40:55 - How behind the curve are Spanish podcasts?
  • 42:40 - A lot of people underestimate just how difficult it is to be behind the microphone or camera.
  • 43:10 - What has Hernan changed his mind about recently?
  • 43:30 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Hernan?
  • 48:20 - What kind of legacy would Hernan like to leave behind?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/hernan-lopez-interview

Direct download: PJ102-HernanLopez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

101 Mignon Fogarty | Celebrating 10 Years of Podcasting with Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Grammar Girl and the Quick and Dirty Tips Podcast Network, and teaches media entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno. On this episode, Mignon and I discuss some of the consequences of social media, The Elements of Style, and whether there's a right or wrong way to speaking the English language. Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mignon-fogarty-interview

Direct download: PJ101-MignonFogarty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

100 A Conversation with Chase Reeves

What better way to celebrate episode 100 than to bring back Podcast Junkies guest #1, the inimitable Chase Reeves! http://www.podcastjunkies.com/100

Direct download: PJ100-Chase_Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

099 Ryan Gray | Teaching Medical Students How to Survive in a Competitive Industry

Ryan Gray is a former flight surgeon in the United States Air Force and the founder of Medical School HQ. He is the host of The Premed Years Podcast, where he answers questions and interviews other medical professionals/students for his show. Ryan says his main inspiration for starting a podcast came from Pat Flynn. Due to the nature of the job, Ryan also talks about the reason why doctors need to have hobbies outside of the medical industry. There were so many topics covered on this podcast episode as per usual, so be sure to listen in for more!

  • 03:25 - Blab is giving up on us as podcasters.
  • 06:20 - Is Ryan an early adopter of technology? Yes!
  • 07:20 - What does Ryan think about Facebook Live?
  • 09:35 - Ryan considers himself an introvert.
  • 10:25 - Ryan was inspired to podcast by Pat Flynn.
  • 12:50 - Ryan has always been a creator. He loves to create.
  • 13:25 - Not only is Ryan a physician, but he is also a self-taught computer programmer.
  • 15:10 - Do medical student even have 'spare time' for hobbies?
  • 20:10 - What was the first thing Ryan built?
  • 25:00 - Physicians are taught to put others before themselves.
  • 28:00 - A lot of mental energy goes into supporting other people and it is emotionally draining.
  • 29:45 - The air force paid for Ryan's medical school.
  • 31:55 - How did Ryan break down the format for his medical podcast?
  • 34:25 - How has Ryan's interview style matured?
  • 39:45 - Ryan tries to convince everybody he knows into doing a podcast.
  • 42:10 - Medical students believe they have to be competitive in order to become certified.
  • 44:55 - People who go to medical school because their parents wanted them to, are usually sacrificing their happiness.
  • 46:05 - Does Ryan have any listener success stories?
  • 49:15 - What kind of reactions did Ryan's family have about him leaving the medical field?
  • 50:25 - Does Ryan think about the kind of legacy he'd like to leave behind?
  • 53:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Ryan?
  • 54:35 - What has Ryan changed his mind about recently?
  • 57:10 - People have a very limited view of vegans. They just eat...grass, right?
  • 01:00:20 - Fun fact, you can actually have a decent Facebook feed if you just block certain people.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ryan-gray-interview/

Direct download: PJ099-RyanGray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

098 Corey Fineran | Engage With Your Listener One Person at a Time

Corey Fineran is the founder of IvyEnvy.com and the lead host for The Ivy Envy Podcast. He has been a Cubs fan since 1985 and he and his co-hosts discuss the Cubs from a fan perspective on his show. Corey and I talk about a variety of different things on today's podcast, but what I found most interesting are the creative ways Corey and his co-hosts are monetizing the podcasts through meet ups and the use of Patreon. It's definitely worth a listen! Aside from that, we talk about Facebook, fan engagement, and even honey bees!

  • 03:35 - Corey had no idea what he was doing when he first launched his podcast.
  • 06:50 - Corey didn't think about format in the beginning.
  • 10:35 - Corey recommends you host meet-ups even if you know no one will show up, because it gets you comfortable with being out of the studio.
  • 15:15 - What has Corey learned about audio since creating the podcast?
  • 16:25 - It can only get so good when you rely on the internet to record your podcast.
  • 16:55 - Content is more important than audio quality, to a degree.
  • 18:00 - An audience that has been built organically has much more staying power.
  • 18:45 - Corey didn't pay attention to the numbers, because he really enjoyed engaging with the audience, not matter how small it was.
  • 19:15 - It changes your perspective when you look at your download numbers and compare it to speaking to that many people in a room.
  • 27:20 - Does Corey remember a time when he had a connection with a listener that took him aback?
  • 27:50 - Respond to your audience and really take the time to nurture that connection.
  • 28:20 - You have to build your listenership one fan at a time.
  • 31:15 - A majority of Corey's listeners are on Facebook, but he still engages quite a bit with them on Twitter.
  • 33:20 - Corey created a Facebook group for his Patreon supporters.
  • 41:25 - For his sports podcast, Corey does make it clear to everyone that he and his co-hosts are sports fans, not experts.
  • 48:35 - Corey talks about his other podcast, Podcasters' Group Therapy.
  • 53:10 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Corey?
  • 56:20 - When was the last time Corey laughed out loud?
  • 57:35 - What has Corey changed his mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/corey-fineran-interview/

Direct download: PJ098-CoreyFineran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

097 Erik Fisher | Putting on the Iron Man Suit and Shining Beyond the Mic

Erik Fisher is the host of Beyond the To Do List, a show that covers all aspects of productivity, getting good work done, and living a good life. Erik sits down with me on today's show to talk about a little bit of everything, really. We dive into topics that have nothing to do with podcasting, but on top of that, we also learn about Erik's process, how he selects his guests, some of his favorite podcasts, and much more!

  • 04:15 - I wanted Erik on my show long before I personally met him.
  • 04:25 - We're both excited for Podcast Movement.
  • 07:35 - What does Erik think of Marc Maron?
  • 09:40 - What podcasts has Erik listened to that made him rethink how he produces his show?
  • 11:45 - Erik has never missed an episode of Back to Work.
  • 13:15 - Long time listeners have already developed a connection with the host.
  • 14:40 - I really wish iTunes had more insight as to who is subscribed to our podcasts.
  • 15:40 - Has Erik changed someone's life due to his productivity podcast?
  • 16:25 - Why did Erik start his podcast?
  • 19:45 - Has Erik finally made it beyond the to-do list?
  • 21:40 - As Erik started his podcast, who was he following/listening to?
  • 23:15 - Did you know Erik is an introvert? But by being a podcaster, he gets to put on the iron man suit.
  • 23:40 - When Erik was a young kid, he used to pretend to be an interviewer.
  • 25:40 - Are Erik's childhood friends surprised by Erik's career path?
  • 26:30 - Which guests who have appeared on Erik's show have made him nervous?
  • 27:40 - Erik talks about winging it for a particular episode despite prepping heavily for it.
  • 30:00 - Erik had someone come on his show for the third time and he didn't prepare for it at all, on purpose!
  • 31:55 - The podcast is Erik's baby. Erik talks on how he handles people who pitch Erik and how he chooses his guests.
  • 34:25 - By not being picky with your guests, long-time listeners can get turned off by the bad quality.
  • 40:55 - Erik talks about Facebook's algorithm.
  • 43:50 - What does Erik think about newsjacking?
  • 47:15 - Erik does the podcast because he loves it, even when it's hard.
  • 49:15 - What kind of platforms/mediums will exist in the next couple years? Will I be doing videos in the future?
  • 50:30 - Who are some of Erik's comedy heroes?
  • 52:45 - What's left for Erik?
  • 54:25 - Erik is excited to go to conferences like Podcast Movement, because he gets to see his podcast friends!
  • 55:55 - How important is family to Erik?
  • 57:25 - What has Erik changed his mind about recently?
  • 58:50 - The last episode of Game of Thrones was rated 10/10 on IMDB. What?
  • 01:00:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Erik?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/erik-fisher-interview/

Direct download: PJ097-ErikFisher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

096 Gamertag Radio | The Three Brothers - Danny Pe?a, Peter Toledo, and Parris Lilly

I had the opportunity to interview the Gamertag Radio team at the CBS Radio’s Studio. I sit down with Danny Peña, Peter Toledo, and Parris Lilly to get behind-the-scenes details on Gamertag Radio. We learn about how the guys met each other, how much fun they have doing what they do, and the strong band-of-brothers bond they have for each other.

  • 00:55 - I’m heading to CBS Radio to interview the guys over at Gamer Tag Radio, Danny Peña included.
  • 04:15 - How important is communication for the guys?
  • 06:30 - They’re always in each other’s lives and it’s never forced.
  • 07:05 - The guys talk to each other 24/7 and it’s a unique aspect that they haven’t found with friends who they’ve known for even longer.
  • 08:10 - Parris was a shy person, but by getting to know Peter and Danny, they have helped him get out of his comfort zone.
  • 10:00 - Parris talks about his interview with Aisha Tyler.
  • 16:00 - Danny still feels like he’s a little kid doing these interviews. He’s still having fun.
  • 18:15 - Peter is a father. Has he thought about the conversation he’ll have with his kids on what’s possible for the future?
  • 20:15 - You will fail! Peter had to push this lesson on his daughter as she didn’t want to try new things.
  • 21:35 - When the guys first started Gamertag Radio, they had no experience what so ever.
  • 24:10 - Peter talks about how he met Danny.
  • 29:15 - Do the guys ever feel like the techanology is just moving too fast?
  • 33:15 - Which childhood friend would be surprised that the guys ended up in this line of work?
  • 38:05 - Parris talks on how he personally met Danny.
  • 43:40 - Parris believes the one thing the guys and him have in common is work ethnic.
  • 47:40 - Where did Peter get his work ethnic?
  • 50:30 - What is one thing people don’t know about the guys?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/gamertag-radio-interview

Direct download: PJ096-GamertagRadio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am EST

095 Rob Lawrence | People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season, or for Life.

Rob Lawrence is a podcaster, audio producer, and a certified coach who helps creative entrepreneurs and business leaders embrace the power of sound. He is the host of the Inspirational Creatives Podcast and is dedicated to bringing fresh conversations to your ears. Rob has been a podcast host for the last two years and we discuss the ever-changing creative process that challenges us to create better and more inspiring shows. We break down Rob's interview style as well as his podcast format on today's show.

  • 04:15 - How important is the podcasting community for Rob?
  • 06:50 - When Rob meets someone for the first time from within the podcast community, he feels like he really knows them because he's heard them before.
  • 07:35 - How important is family for Rob?
  • 08:15 - When you surround yourself with positive people, they tend to pull and push you forward.
  • 08:25 - You are the average of the five people you spend your time with.
  • 09:00 - When you surround yourself with successful people, your mindset starts to change as well.
  • 09:55 - This also applies to your salary. Take the average salary of your five closest friends and that's your current salary.
  • 10:45 - Rob always thought he was a creative human being.
  • 11:20 - Who inspired Rob when he was growing up?
  • 13:00 - We could probably do this without the support of our loved ones, but it would be a lot harder to do.
  • 15:15 - It's all about relationships at the end of the day.
  • 15:25 - Rob had been listening to podcasts for years before he started podcasting.
  • 17:15 - It's incredibly important to find your own voice and be different.
  • 17:35 - How does Rob challenge himself to put out great content?
  • 20:50 - Rob mentioned how important it was to listen back to previous episodes and I couldn't agree more.
  • 25:10 - Rob discusses his interview style and how he presents the questions to his guests.
  • 28:50 - Rob tries to find out what are some of his guests' biggest highlights and brings them to light on the show.
  • 30:35 - What was Rob's biggest takeaways from Michael Port's interview?
  • 32:45 - How much prepping goes into Rob's podcast?
  • 33:50 - To get good with your podcast, you just have to practice. There's no other way around it.
  • 36:10 - Challenge yourself to be better and better. Go out of your way to look for opportunities that will challenge you.
  • 41:25 - I get excited when I see that podcasting is becoming more and more common.
  • 46:25 - How did Rob come up with the format for his show?
  • 50:45 - What does it mean to be creative? How do you apply this in an academic setting?
  • 51:35 - Rob talks on how you can change your perspective.
  • 53:25 - What has Rob changed his mind about recently?
  • 58:00 - Think about your podcast in seasons.
  • 59:45 - What's the one misunderstood thing about Rob?
  • 01:00:35 - When was the last time Rob had a good laugh?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/rob-lawrence-interview

Direct download: PJ095-RobLawrence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST

094 Brandon Beachum | Our Personal Beliefs Create Our Destiny, Journey and Reality

Brandon Beachum is the host of The Positive Head Podcast, a place of inner-discovery, positivity, and mind-expanding news. Brandon and his co-host Dalien discuss some of their favorite quotes, take questions from the audience, and expand on topics of enlightenment on this Mon-Fri podcast; and every Wednesday, Brandon interviews consciousness change-makers. Sit back as today's episode is filled with spirituality and personal discovery.

  • 06:25 - How much prep time goes into each of Brandon's guests?
  • 07:35 - Brandon does five episodes a week.
  • 09:45 - Brandon and I talk podcast equipment.
  • 10:20 - What inspired Brandon to start his own podcast?
  • 14:40 - Brandon talks on how he met his co-host, Dalien.
  • 18:00 - When Brandon and Dalien were in a band, they were definitely ahead of the times.
  • 19:25 - Your current dreams are actually leading you to your true destiny. So don't get too attached to your dreams.
  • 20:30 - The art of living is a delicate balance. You don't always get what you want, but you get what you need.
  • 21:25 - Why did Brandon decide to create a podcast five days a week?
  • 26:00 - Brandon explains what 'soul family' is.
  • 27:10 - After doing this podcast for a year, Brandon's audience has increased quite dramatically.
  • 29:50 - Happiness is a choice and if Brandon can impact one person, he's absolutely happy with that.
  • 32:30 - How does Brandon structure the show?
  • 35:40 - Happiness and positivity requires daily work.
  • 37:30 - Everything you've seen in the world is a reflection of some vibration that you've previously offered.
  • 37:40 - The way through it, even if you don't like it, is to surrender to it and accept it. It leads you here.
  • 38:55 - Brandon talks about his relationship with money.
  • 46:45 - You're the lead actor in your own private movie, so it's about making up the story you want to see more of.
  • 47:40 - We create our reality with our beliefs.
  • 49:40 - Life is happening for you, not to you.
  • 52:20 - People need to get out of their own head sometimes.
  • 54:40 - Understand that whatever is happening is happening for a good reason.
  • 57:20 - Brandon talks about an experience he had with physics.
  • 01:03:00 - There is no right or wrong way. All you have to do is get on the path.
  • 01:04:10 - Brandon talks about religion vs. spirituality.
  • 01:06:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Brandon?
  • 01:08:25 - What has Brandon changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:12:20 - What is the meaning of life?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/brandon-beachum-interview/

Direct download: PJ094-BrandonBeachum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54am EST

093 Tom Webster | The Delicate Art of Conveying Difficult Subjects in the Form of Storytelling

Tom Webster is a marketing executive and the vice president of Edison Research. He also co-hosts his own podcast, The Marketing Companion, with Mark Schaefer. Tom has been in the broadcast research industry for 25 years and has quite a bit to share on the topics of interviewing, storytelling, and podcast statistics.

  • 05:45 - Tom believes the standards in podcasting have gotten better.
  • 07:25 - How did Tom meet his co-host, Mark?
  • 10:15 - Tom has been in media and broadcast research for almost 25 years.
  • 12:25 - What kind of podcast/radio trends has Tom seen over at Edison?
  • 17:20 - Tom shares some examples of people who are able to make that jump from radio to podcasting.
  • 19:20 - There's a percentage of Millennials who don't know what podcasts are.
  • 21:25 - Podcast discovery is still a huge problem.
  • 22:55 - Tips on increasing your podcast audience: figure out what you're good at.
  • 23:35 - Study the greats.
  • 24:35 - Most things you hear from public media is scripted.
  • 27:00 - Inside jokes do not work well on a podcast.
  • 29:25 - Tom enjoys Jordan Harbinger's interviewing style.
  • 32:30 - What's the best way to present statistics?
  • 36:40 - Tom shares what surprised him the most on The Infinite Dial 2016 report.
  • 41:35 - What should people be thinking about when marketing their podcast?
  • 46:10 - What has Tom changed his mind about recently?
  • 47:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Tom?
  • 48:05 - When was the last time Tom laughed out loud?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/tom-webster-interview/

Direct download: PJ093-TomWebster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

092 Harry Duran | Dave Mooring from the Remarkable Podcast Interviews Harry!

As it is Memorial week, I am taking it a little bit easy for today's episode. However, I did want to share this interview where a guest appeared on Dave Mooring's Remarkable podcast, quite some time ago. This was back when I had around 50 episodes under my belt, so it's nice to go back in time and have a bit of a recap of what I was up to and into. I hope you guys enjoy!

  • 03:00 - It took Dave about a year to launch his podcast.
  • 05:20 - Get ready to listen to Dave interviewing Harry.
  • 05:35 - Dave and Harry met at Podcast Movement.
  • 06:15 - Harry talks about his passion for DJing.
  • 09:00 - How did Harry make the leap from DJing to podcasting?
  • 12:30 - New Media Expo inspired Harry to create Podcast Junkies.
  • 13:15 - Harry hopes to create a DJ-related podcast in the future.
  • 14:20 - Why did Harry create Podcast Junkies?
  • 16:45 - Does Harry have any podcasts that have stood out for him?
  • 19:05 - Harry's podcast hack is to listen to podcasts on 2x speed.
  • 19:35 - Harry is really into the storytelling genre lately.
  • 20:35 - The storyteller podcasters often do not know anybody from the 'famous' entrepreneurial podcasting world like John Lee Dumas or Pat Flynn.
  • 23:30 - What's Harry's goal with the podcast?
  • 25:45 - Focus on building a quality show.
  • 26:30 - Outside of Harry's podcast, he works as an IT consultant.
  • 27:00 - It's not easy to monetize a podcast.
  • 32:00 - What's the most effective way to increase listenership?
  • 36:35 - How does Harry select his guests?
  • 40:00 - What lessons has Harry learned when trying to build his brand?
  • 49:55 - What is Harry's most memorable interview?
  • 53:35 - Final piece of advice for podcasters? It may take some time to discover your voice.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/harry-duran-remarkable/

Direct download: PJ092-ElsewhereRemarkable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

091 Jason Parsons | Create a Character People Love and Then Kill Them

Jason Parsons, aka 'The Angry Ginger', is the host of two podcasts, 7 Days a Geek and Podcasting 101. Jason talks about being a single father of 5 and how he got started in podcasting. He is also a big fan of comics and has written his own web series entitled E.L.E. Jason and I talk about comics, parenting, and how to create a compelling storyline that gets the audience's attention.

  • 07:50 - Is ginger a derogatory term?
  • 10:35 - Jason went to college to become a screenwriter.
  • 11:45 - No matter what Jason has gone through, he knows someone else out there can relate to it.
  • 12:30 - Jason talks about the fake radio station he had as a kid.
  • 15:20 - Since everything is so digital these days, are we loosing that tactile feeling?
  • 16:25 - What does Jason miss from his childhood? Playtime!
  • 19:10 - Jason talks about the differences between his parenting style vs. his parents’ parenting style.
  • 23:20 - Jason self-publishes his own comic books.
  • 28:30 - Jason's comic book audience is going to hate him because he plans to kill some of his characters off
  • 30:00 - The problem with a lot of movies these days is that you have a hard time relating to the characters.
  • 32:25 - If you're interested in comics, pick up Words for Pictures by Brian Michael Bendis.
  • 32:55 - All you have to do is just read and start creating.
  • 33:30 - Is there a community of indie comic book writers out there?
  • 35:15 - It's a lot of money to print your comic book on-demand.
  • 36:10 - Why did Jason start the 7 Days a Geek podcast?
  • 41:50 - What do some people not understand about being a single dad?
  • 43:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jason?
  • 44:50 - What has Jason changed his mind about recently?
  • 50:00 - Jason talks about his other podcast, Podcasting 101.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jason-parsons-interview/

Direct download: PJ091-JasonParsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

090 Jo Milmine | It's Time We Knit Your Socks Off

Jo Milmine is the host of the Shineybees podcast, a show about knitting. Jo not only has created an amazing community filled with other knitters, but she also won the 2015 New Media Europe for Most Engaged Audience. Jo talks about how she got into podcasting and some of the fantastic things her audience has done for her when she was overseas.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jo-milmine-interview/

Direct download: PJ090-JoMilmine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EST

089 Yann Ilunga | Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone Is Not as Scary as It Seems

Yann Ilunga is the host of the 360 Entrepreneur podcast. On his show, he sits down with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, online marketing experts, and best-selling authors to talk about their successes and struggles. Yann shares his love for music and education on the show as well as why he decided to create two podcasts at the same time.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Yann-Ilunga-Interview

Direct download: PJ089-YannIlunga.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

088 Erik Johnson | Stop Copying Someone Else's Voice!

Erik Johnson discovered radio while he was studying architectureand has never looked back. He has been in the radio industry since1989 and currently helps podcasters cultivate their voice andtalent. Erik shares a bit of his story, the importance of silencein conversations, and some of the common mistakes new podcasterstend to make – like try to mimic someone else's voice. Tune in formore!

  • 04:15 - Erik has been in radio since 1989.
  • 05:10 - When Erik first started in radio, he tried to learneverything he could. He loves to learn.
  • 05:50 - Does Erik have a teacher or mentor that also has such astrong desire to learn?
  • 08:20 - What is a program director?
  • 09:45 - Erik has a degree in architecture, but he fell out oflove with it after three years.
  • 12:25 - How did Erik make the leap from architecture tobroadcasting?
  • 13:45 - Erik hated speaking in front of people all throughouthigh school.
  • 15:05 - It's just a matter of doing it enough until you're notscared anymore.
  • 20:15 - Does Erik remember the separation between podcastingand radio?
  • 21:15 - Podcasts changed for Erik when he got his iPhone.
  • 21:35 - Erik started writing about podcasting before he didit.
  • 24:25 - Erik and I talk about growing up as a child and howresilient we were.
  • 28:10 - I remember the day Atari showed up at my house.
  • 29:15 - Erik thought if he was able to teach others what he hadlearned in radio, people's podcasts would be
  • 29:25 - The podcasting genre has become stronger overtime.
  • 33:25 - We can always learn new things and craft our artbetter.
  • 33:55 - When Erik coaches his clients, he tries to enhancetheir strengths.
  • 34:25 - New podcasters try to sound like the 'radio guy' orsomebody else.
  • 37:40 - You don't have to revamp your show, but you'd besurprised by what a bit of change can do to it.
  • 38:40 - Erik talks about the importance of silence inconversations, especially in audio.
  • 43:25 - Does Erik have a proud teacher moment?
  • 45:55 - What has Erik changed his mind about recently?
  • 49:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Erik?
  • 50:40 - Erik is a fan of magic tricks and magicians.

Full Show Notes:http://www.podcastjunkies.com/Erik-K-Johnson-interview/

Direct download: PJ087-ErikKLock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48am EST

087 Andrew Lock | The Incredible Power of Impacting Others for the Better

Andrew Lock has been video podcasting since 2008. His show HelpMy Business! is a free weekly web TV show that helps entrepreneursstand out from the crowd and build better businesses. Andrew isamazed by how much knowledge and power each individual has that canhelp shape another person's life. Listen in to Andrew's wise wordson working hard, helping others, and changing for the better.

  • 05:25 - I met Andrew about a week ago.
  • 06:45 - Believe it or not, Andrew is an introvert.
  • 07:10 - So many interesting relationships have been built fromgetting out of your comfort zone.
  • 07:25 - Andrew is currently focused on video podcasts and hasbeen doing this since 2008.
  • 11:40 - Andrew moved from England to the US in 2003.
  • 13:10 - Video podcasts were still very new when Andrew startedhis business.
  • 14:20 - It helped a lot that Andrew knew how to create engagingvideos, but he wasn't a presenter himself.
  • 17:45 - The first episodes Andrew ever created still make himcringe.
  • 17:50 - There will always be a learning curve.
  • 20:05 - Who inspired Andrew on the presentation/video host sideof things?
  • 22:25 - Andrew shares an interesting way to keep people hookedthrough the opening credits.
  • 29:30 - Make sure you are true to who you are or else you'll bea poor copy of someone else.
  • 30:15 - It takes time to discover who you are.
  • 33:45 - Does the UK have a big entrepreneurial movement orfollowing the way the US does?
  • 38:25 - It's a lot easier for Andrew to stand out in the USbecause he's from England.
  • 40:15 - Like most entrepreneurs, Andrew was pretty muchunemployable.
  • 40:55 - Andrew is a hard worker and he wants to be rewarded forthat, however employment isn't always the be
  • 44:55 - If you are passionate and willing to work hard, thenAndrew will help you as much as he can.
  • 47:30 - It's powerful knowing you can teach someone to thepoint where it will change their life.
  • 51:25 - Andrew shares a story about his friend, who was abusedas a child.
  • 53:00 - People can change, even with the worstcircumstances.
  • 53:20 - Change cannot be forced. It has to come from within theperson.
  • 54:10 - Some people just feel so broken that they feel likethey have no control over their own lives.
  • 55:35 - You have to prove it to yourself and those who havehurt you that you can overcome this.
  • 57:05 - What has Andrew changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:00:45 - What's the one most misunderstood thing aboutAndrew?
  • 01:03:30 - Andrew loves the comedian Brian Regan.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Andrew-Lock-Interview

Direct download: PJ087-AndrewLock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

086 Paul Colligan | Providing Your Children with the Proper Tools to Handle Technology

Paul Colligan is another old school podcaster who began speaking on the microphone in 2004. He is also a YouTube and social media expert and was invited to speak on the topic, at a conference in Oman. He shares how he raises his kids in a world filled with technology that remembers every mistake you  make and tries to describe what radio is to someone who has never heard of it before. Paul also talks about his time in Germany and what it was like growing up there. 

  • 07:45 - Paul talks about his recent trip to Oman.  
  • 12:55 - We have a vision in our head of who our podcast listeners are, but when you meet them it's very different.  
  • 16:45 - Podcasting is not a big thing in Oman, but people appreciated the power it held.  
  • 19:20 - Paul was asked about Donald Trump while he was in Oman.  
  • 21:15 - Paul spent about an hour in a government-sponsored virtual reality startup.  
  • 23:45 - Where did Paul's desire to teach stem from?
  • 28:30 - What was Paul's earliest recollection of interacting with some sort of technology?
  • 32:45 - Paul was talking about an idea on the podcast and someone went off and created a business around it.
  • 35:25 - Paul runsa ‘ no Snapchat’  household.  
  • 37:10 - How do you describe radio to someone who doesn’ t know what radio is?  
  • 40:15 - Anything you do to limit your children's access to technology is going to eventually hurt their future.  
  • 43:50 - How long did Paul live in Germany for? Around 8 years.
  • 46:15 - Paul recommends the movie, Good Bye, Lenin.  
  • 47:55 - What is one of Paul's fondest memories of Germany?  
  • 50:55 - Paul talks about having his kids travel more.  
  • 52:45 - Paul breaks down all the podcast shows he has started/worked on.  
  • 55:10 - Ever heard of Over The Rhine?  
  • 56:15 - Who has been a mentor to Paul?  
  • 58:50 - Is monetization the right model for podcasts?  
  • 01:00:10 - There's nothing that says you can't be compensated for doing things that you're passionate about.
  • 01:00:25 - What has Paul changed his mind about recently?  

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/paul-colligan-interview/


Direct download: PJ086-PaulColligan.mp3
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085 Ben Adair | Vulnerable Stories Are Growing

Ben Adair is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Ben first started his career in the alternative press before moving into radio and then podcasting. Ben discusses how his podcast has grown since its initial creation, and why he's more intently focused on delivering unique stories that stand out.   

  • 05:00 - Ben and I headed to the local bar to do this interview.
  • 08:55 - How has California impacted Ben?  
  • 10:05 - L.A is a city of secrets and imagination.
  • 11:15 - Was Ben ever in danger during his journalist career?    
  • 14:15 - What was Ben's earliest memory of being curious?  
  • 16:15 - When Ben first started the podcast, how involved was he in the podcasting community?
  • 19:55 - What's so cool abut podcasting is that you can niche down on the most surprising topics.  
  • 20:20 - The differences between radio and podcasting.  
  • 22:20 - There really are no rules to podcasting.  
  • 27:50 - If a podcast is done well, you feel like you're in the same room with them.  
  • 33:34 - Podcasting is definitely a 'learn as you go' process.  
  • 33:55 - Did Ben ever interview someone who made him feel nervous?
  • 39:05 - It can be difficult to craft an excellent story when you take away the time factor. How long should my podcast really be?  
  • 42:10 - Ben talks about the first episode he has done and how his show has evolved since then.  
  • 46:45 - Reality TV is more soul-crushing than any 'confession journal' that's out there.  
  • 50:25 - Ben talks about Humans of New York.  
  • 50:50 - Vulnerable stories are growing because too many people on social media present a 'perfect' image of themselves on there.  
  • 51:10 - How does this new environment affect Ben's children?  
  • 53:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Ben?  
  • 54:45 - What's something Ben has changed his mind about recently? 57:50 - Ben's podcast is not on hiatus, he's just working on a story that's really, really hard.  
  • 01:01:25 - People might not assume Ben is an emotional person, but he actually is.  
  • 01:07:45 - Ben really tries to interview people face-to-face.  
  • 01:09:45 - How do you decide what/where home is?  
  • 01:12:05 - Ben talks about the upcoming shows he's planning on releasing.  

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ben-adair-interview/


Direct download: PJ-85-BenAdair.mp3
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084 AJ Mihrzad | Stepping Out of His Introverted Shell

AJ Mihrzad is the author of the best selling book, The Mind Body Solution and interviews other online coaches for his podcast. As a self-proclaimed former fat kid and incredibly shy introvert, AJ talks on how he transformed his life and worked towards a life he really wanted. There’s some great personal tidbits about friendships, growing your business, and more in here that I really resonated with. Hope you enjoy the interview with AJ!

Show Highlights

  • 05:00 – What does AJ mean by him being a ‘situational’ extrovert?
  • 05:10 – AJ has always had issues with his self confidence and even feared people.
  • 06:35 – Because of AJ’s shyness, he missed a lot of opportunities, especially with girls.
  • 07:10 – Who was AJ’s role model to help overcome this?
  • 08:10 – Toast masters also helped him.
  • 08:55 – AJ is the oldest out of his siblings and he’s the only introvert.
  • 10:45 – AJ prefers not to go to family events, but he goes anyway and fake it till he makes it.
  • 12:55 – What made AJ shift gears a little bit in his career?
  • 14:20 – Why did AJ get into fitness coaching?
  • 16:15 – Despite making lots of mistakes, somewhere along the line something clicked for AJ.
  • 20:30 – Teaching is one of those jobs that is under appreciated and under paid, but so important.
  • 20:35 – Everyone can name a teach who made an impact on their lives.
  • 21:25 – AJ talks about a teacher who inspired him.
  • 24:10 – Why did AJ start a podcast?
  • 26:35 – AJ talks about how the podcast has opened doors for him.
  • 29:10 – I completely agree with AJ. I have made unbelievable connections through my podcast as well.
  • 32:10 – What’s great about podcasting is that there are no rules.
  • 33:35 – AJ was a very private person, but he started opening up because his role models were very authentic
  • 36:45 – Video allows you to be raw, real, and authentic. Twitter and Instagram don’t do this very well.
  • 42:05 – Has AJ grown out of certain relationships now that he’s ‘grown up’ a little?
  • 44:15 – People need to be aware of their personal growth and they also need to align themselves with the rig
  • 49:30 – What is the one most misunderstood thing about AJ?
  • 51:40 – AJ spoke about being a former fat kid, what made him want to change?
  • 53:44 – If AJ can do it, anyone can do it!
  • 55:10 – What has AJ changed his mind about recently?
  • 57:40 – Text the word ‘Amazing’ to 33444 to get a copy of AJ’s book.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/84




Direct download: PJ084-AJMihrzad.mp3
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Podcast Junkies Elsewhere - One Mind Podcast

See the full show notes here: http://aboutmeditation.com/podcast/meditation-affirmations/

Direct download: PodcastJunkiesElsewhere-OneMind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

082 Michael Shaw | Building an Authentic Voice and Following

Michael Shaw is the host of The Conversation, a podcast about the contemporary arts. He talks with various artists, collectors, dealers, curators and more on the show. Michael has been running his show since 2011 and he talks about some of the upcoming challenges he is likely to face with growing his podcast. Michael also shares on how he has developed such a loyal following over the years; to the point where people donate to his show.

Show Highlights

  • 07:00 – Michael talks about sound gear.
  • 09:05 – When did Michael launch his show?
  • 12:05 – Does Michael have a lot of technical experience?
  • 16:00 – Michael prefers a great conversationalist vs. someone who has done well in their career.
  • 20:35 – Does Michael go out of his way to get the people he admires on the show?
  • 22:35 – It’s better to respect the guest more than their career choices to create an amazing show.
  • 25:00 – I talk about the two shows that left me kind of star struck.
  • 27:05 – Michael knows people are tired of Marc Maron, but the man inspired him to create a podcast.
  • 28:45 – It’s all about finding the right balance between being really personal vs. being constructive.
  • 29:10 – How did Michael learn to be a great interviewer?
  • 30:40 – Was Michael curious growing up? He says not really.
  • 31:20 – It’s about process as well as curiosity. Having a good process can really make things happen.
  • 31:40 – Michael believes great shows happen when he and the guest are both in the moment together.
  • 37:15 – Most people don’t have the ability to engage in a conversation. We just stare at our phones instead.
  • 43:00 – Michael talks about artists and different styles.
  • 46:35 – What kind of challenges has Michael faced as an artist?
  • 50:35 – Michael has some pretty loyal and dedicated fans.
  • 51:00 – It’s hard to go out of your way to donate to a podcast.
  • 54:35 – I talk about the relationships I have developed with my listeners.
  • 57:00 – Podcast content is undervalued and successful art is overvalued.
  • 59:10 – Michael talks about his mentors.
  • 01:02:35 – What’s Michael’s fondest memory of New York city?
  • 01:03:30 – What has Michael changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:08:25 – It’s an interesting balance between being burned out vs. needing that social contact and stimulation
  • 01:09:15 – Michael depends on his guests for referrals.
  • 01:11:35 – At a certain point, Michael felt like he was just a tool.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/82




Direct download: PJ082-MichaelShaw.mp3
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081 Ibarionex Perello | Really Listen to Your Guest and Follow Up

Ibarionex is a photographer, writer, educator and the host of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has been podcasting for the past 10 years and talks on how he just recently got introduced to more podcasters and the podcast community. With 10 years of experience in the podcasting world and more than 20 years in photography, Ibarionex has a ton of great information to share.

Show Highlights

  • 06:00 – Ibarionex has been podcasting for 10 years.
  • 06:25 – Ibarionex didn’t know other podcasters for the longest time.
  • 07:25 – Reach out to others early and build the relationships. Ibarionex was a bit late in doing that.
  • 08:10 – Ibarionex was afraid to make mistakes and to let others know he didn’t know what he was doing.
  • 09:15 – Despite being able to Google for info, it can take a long time to figure things out.
  • 10:45 – What does Ibarionex ‘do’ for a living? He actually hates the question because he does so many
  • 17:25 – People who multitask regularly become less efficient.
  • 17:55 – It’s incredibly hard to focus on just one thing at a time.
  • 20:25 – What was Hollywood like in the late 70’s?
  • 25:20 – Ibarionex doesn’t mentor kids because he believes he’s still a kid trying to learn so much.
  • 27:00 – Ibarionex was so focused on what he didn’t know that he never realized he knew more than others.
  • 28:30 – What photographers does Ibarionex admire?
  • 30:50 – Ibarionex talks on how he got started in photography.
  • 32:00 – How did Ibarionex know when he took a great picture?
  • 36:25 – Ibarionex talks camera equipment and shooting with a wilder lens.
  • 39:35 – There’s always something to photograph, but sometimes you don’t have the eye to see it.
  • 42:20 – How has photography improved Ibarionex’s life?
  • 45:15 – Ibarionex talks about the podcasting community.
  • 45:40 – Why did Ibarionex start his podcast?
  • 50:00 – Ibarionex was already used to interviewing photographers before he started his show.
  • 51:20 – The first question is critical, especially when interviewing experts who have been interviewed count
  • 53:20 – Really listen to your guest, because the follow up question is really key.
  • 55:25 – Ibarionex used to stutter.
  • 56:25 – Ibarionex tries to produce an unedited, raw, and authentic show.
  • 58:05 – Has Ibarionex ever gotten starstruck?
  • 01:00:20 – Not only does Ibarionex get to talk to amazing people, but they see him as a peer too.
  • 01:04:35 – Ibarionex wants to interview people who will surprise him.
  • 01:10:00 – It’s hard to get guests to be genuine, especially over Skype.
  • 01:12:30 – Can Ibarionex bring out the same amount of intimacy when he talks to someone in person?
  • 01:17:00 – Ibarionex wants to interview people from his first grade class.
  • 01:20:15 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Ibarionex?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/81




Direct download: PJ081-IbarionexPerello.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

080 Kari Gormley | The Mind, Body, and Spirit

Kari Gormley is the host of The Running Lifestyle Show. Her show provides encouragement and inspiration to runners who aspire to be ultra-marathoners. Kari talks to me about her time in Sweden and the culture shock she experienced while she was there. She also talks on some of the valuable lessons she learned when she traveled the world for six months. Find out about Kari’s story and more in today’s episode.

Show Highlights

  • 06:45 – It was hard for Kari to start her podcast.
  • 07:30 – What Kari learned through starting a podcast is that it’s okay to be vulnerable.
  • 08:15 – What were some of the other things that took Kari a while to learn?
  • 09:20 – Why did Kari take the internship opportunity and move to Sweden?
  • 10:25 – Kari shares her culture shock experience when she was in Sweden.
  • 16:45 – Kari shares her culture shock experience when she was in Sweden.
  • 19:15 – In early 2002, Kari traveled around the world for six months.
  • 26:20 – What were some of the key lessons Kari learned after those six months?
  • 30:40 – Kari has ran 6 marathons so far.
  • 32:40 – The Running Lifestyle podcast has opened so many doors for Kari.
  • 35:00 – Kari loves connecting and meeting with people who listen to the show.
  • 38:25 – Kari loves connecting and meeting with people who listen to the show.
  • 39:50 – Kari never ended up meeting those people whom she thought were her ideal avatar.
  • 42:50 – How does Kari plan to take her podcast to another level?
  • 45:10 – How does Kari plan to take her podcast to another level?
  • 47:50 – You can meet some of the best people at a conference.
  • 52:00 – Overtime, you can get a good feel for what your hourly rate is and determine whether it’s worth paying
  • 54:00 – What would Kari’s parents say about her life journal?
  • 57:15 – Don’t compare yourself to other podcasters/people. It’s the worst and it won’t help you.
  • 59:40 – Kari talks about Dean Karnazes.
  • 01:02:25 – Kari talks about the top 3 things that really matter in our lives.
  • 01:04:15 – Most of the time when we don’t do something, it’s due to fear.
  • 01:05:20 – What has Kari changed her mind about recently?
  • 01:06:55 – Kari loves essential oils!
  • 01:08:00 – I tell Kari about my meditation routine.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/80




Direct download: PRE-PJ080-Kari-Gormley.mp3
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079 Evo Terra | Traveling the World While Podcasting

Evo Terra is currently traveling with his wife, of over 20 years, all around the world. He’s sitting in Bangkok as he talks to me and you can obviously hear the exotic wild life behind him during the interview. Evo is an OG because according to Podcast Alley, he was the 40th podcaster. So just like my previous guest Danny Pena, Evo has been podcasting for a long, long time. He shares his stories on how he got into this medium, the various podcasts he has started, and why he ‘prunes’ his friends.

Show Highlights

  • 05:00 – Evo is in Bangkok, Thailand right now.
  • 09:10 – According to Podcast Alley, Evo was the 40th podcaster.
  • 11:10 – Why did podcasting interest him?
  • 15:30 – There’s no way to keep a medium pure.
  • 17:00 – How are these random people considering themselves ‘gurus’?
  • 18:10 – How many podcasts has Evo started? It’s either 7 or 1,000!
  • 19:30 – Why did Evo start Podiobooks?
  • 28:10 – Remember, Evo is doing all of this while he’s in Bangkok!
  • 29:45 – The Slack podcast is awesome!!
  • 31:00 – Has Evo always been like this?
  • 34:00 – You’re on sacred ground when you try to compare Batman/Superman or even Star Wars/Star Trek.
  • 37:40 – Does Evo still ‘prune’ his friends?
  • 42:15 – Why did Evo and his wife Sheila decided to travel the world?
  • 44:30 – People say Evo is lucky, he’s not. He just tries to help other people.
  • 50:50 – Where was Evo’s mindset when he decided to leave the US?
  • 58:50 – Evo talks about his current travel podcast.
  • 01:05:55 – I really resonate with Evo and Sheila’s honesty on the podcast.
  • 01:09:00 – Evo has some wisdom on how to keep a marriage together.
  • 01:13:20 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Evo?
  • 01:15:10 – What has Evo changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:19:50 – Google Evo’s name to find out more!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/79




Direct download: PJ079-EvoTerra.mp3
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078 Danny Peña | Money Comes And Goes, Give Back to the Community Instead

Danny Peña has been podcasting for last 10+ years and has a ton of experience to bring to the table. He is the founder and host of GamerTagRadio and has received international media attention from Forbes, Gamespot, IGN, Wall Street Journal, and more. He also won the Microsoft MVP award both in ’05 and ’09 and hosted the first gaming show for Discovery Channel Latin America.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – Danny talks about his podcasting mistakes.
  • 06:00 – How did Danny get into editing?
  • 09:15 – Danny used his ‘street knowledge’ to promote his podcast instead of using social media.
  • 11:20 – Danny talks on how rappers/hip hop artists promoted their work pre-internet days.
  • 14:50 – Twitter bombing is so tacky.
  • 16:05 – What was it like being on the Podcast Movement stage?
  • 17:30 – Danny and I talk about our love for DJing back in the day.
  • 19:10 – You could literally spend half a day looking at vinyls.
  • 22:35 – Danny moved to Miami in 92 and it was completely destroyed from hurricane Andrew.
  • 24:00 – Danny talks about the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference in L.A.
  • 27:15 – Your podcast being in New and Noteworthy is cool, but what are you gonna do after that?
  • 30:55 – Don’t depend on interviewing other successful podcasters.
  • 34:55 – Danny talks about his parents.
  • 37:30 – Believe it or not, Danny used to be incredibly shy in Kindergarten.
  • 43:15 – Let people hear your voice and your message. We don’t always get a spotlight.
  • 46:10 – You can’t fake being consistently passionate time and time again.
  • 49:05 – Danny talks about how he met Bill Gates.
  • 52:45 – Get out of your house and attend events.
  • 01:01:00 – Danny talks about his podcasting highlights in 2015.
  • 01:03:10 – How did Danny build his podcasting crew?
  • 01:12:00 – Companies often ask Danny to cover an event, but he also wants his team to be represented.
  • 01:14:50 – Hang around people who have the same can-do attitude you have.
  • 01:15:50 – Danny talks about the responses he has received from his fans.
  • 01:19:30 – Danny explains when he cried on the Podcast Movement stage.
  • 01:22:40 – Danny shares a story about an event EA invited him to.
  • 01:28:55 – When Danny tells stories, he’s just painting a picture for the listener.
  • 01:35:05 – Be sure to visit GamerTagRadio.com see what Danny Peña does.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/78



Direct download: PJ078-DannyPena.mp3
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077 Brittany & Amanda | Your Words and Your Voice Impact People

Brittany and Amanda are the co-hosts of Once Upon a Podcast, a podcast about the TV show Once Upon a Time. Each week the co-hosts offer constructive thoughts and insights about the show, and more! Brittany and Amanda discuss some of their favorite TV shows and early childhood recollections with me. They also talk about how writers who reveal too much ‘behind-the-scenes’ information can spoil a bit of the TV magic.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – What kind of podcasting skills have Britt and Amanda learned?
  • 06:30 – How did Amanda get into podcasting?
  • 07:50 – When did Britt discover podcasts?
  • 11:05 – Podcasts are the perfect medium for education.
  • 14:55 – Why did Britt and Amanda choose Once Upon a Time as a topic for their show?
  • 21:20 – Are there other Once Upon a Time podcasts?
  • 26:45 – Best TV show ever? Borgen! It’s the Danish version of West Wing/House of Cards.
  • 27:55 – Britt talks about her earliest memory of a TV show.
  • 29:35 – First movie Amanda ever saw? Little Mermaid. First movie she loved? Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.
  • 31:25 – When writers interact with their fans, it can sometimes spoil the magic of the show.
  • 33:20 – Brittany talks about putting self-imposed restrictions on herself.
  • 44:10 – Remember that your words impact people.
  • 52:15 – The places where both Amanda and Britney work are supportive of their podcast.
  • 56:30 – A happy employee always comes back to work.
  • 56:55 – If you’re a boss, listen to these wise words of wisdom.
  • 01:00:00 – What’s the most misunderstood thing about Brittany?
  • 01:01:15 – What did Amanda change her mind about recently?
  • 01:01:40 – What’s one thing the ladies appreciate about their co-host?
  • 01:07:35 – The 100th episode is coming up soon. Tweet the co-hosts your ideas!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/77



Direct download: PJ077-BrittanyandAmanda.mp3
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076 Ron Dawson | Being Emotionally Vulnerable and Raw with Your Listeners

Ron Dawson is a film maker and the host of the Radio Film School podcast. Ron’s show is a radio documentary series on the subjects of film making, movies, and cinema. He adds a lot of fun TV and movie references into his show, which just adds to the richness of his podcast. I recently met Ron on Blab and when I heard his podcast for the first time, I had to binge listen to all of his shows.

Show Highlights

  • 00:06:50 – Ron and I met on Blab.
  • 00:07:45 – I binge listened to Ron’s show. It’s sooo good.
  • 00:09:10 – Ron watched a lot of TV on the weekends, growing up as a kid.
  • 00:14:35 – Ron explains what his podcast is about.
  • 00:16:10 – What inspired Ron to start a podcast?
  • 00:22:40 – Ron puts a lot of movie/TV audio bites in his show and he is always filled with references.
  • 00:24:45 – We talk about EP 09 – The Salieri Syndrome.
  • 00:27:10 – I get a little OCD over episode titles.
  • 00:31:30 – Ron….a hip-hop producer?
  • 00:33:15 – Did you know I was in an all-boys Catholic high school?
  • 00:36:55 – What I really enjoy about Ron’s podcast is that he opens up and gets personal in certain episodes.
  • 00:45:00 – If you’re doing an interview-style podcast, your personality is what has to stand out.
  • 00:47:55 – What has Ron learned from his guests?
  • 00:49:40 – Believe it or not, you can learn from an older generation.
  • 00:52:00 – Look outside of your genre for inspiration.
  • 00:55:00 – Ron and I enjoy watching the trailers more than the actual movies.
  • 00:56:45 – Where is Ron currently in his personal hero’s journey?
  • 01:01:40 – You gotta have the valley in order to have the peaks.
  • 01:02:20 – How have mentors helped Ron along his journey?
  • 01:05:40 – What has Ron changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:10:15 – Ron and I talk about the fine balance between explaining and not explaining a mystery.
  • 01:14:40 – Ron had a whole segment focused on women in film making.
  • 01:19:45 – What’s the most misunderstood thing about Ron?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/76



Direct download: PRE-PJ076-Ron-Dawson.mp3
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075 Erik and Grace | Capturing the Passion from Listeners

Erik (aka Mr. Blahg) and Grace are the co-hosts of Under the Comic Covers, where they discuss and review independent comic books. We find out about their podcast origin stories and why they love independent comic books so much. Erik recalls that he initially hated the comic book medium because he is a literature snob, but was eventually converted when he picked up the graphic novel Watchman by Alan Moore.

Show Highlights

  • 00:04:15 – How did Erik get the name Mr. Blahg?
  • 00:08:15 – Grace talks about The Walking Dead cast
  • 00:09:10 – How did Erik meet Grace?
  • 00:12:35 – Why does Grace like The Walking Dead?
  • 00:14:15 – How did Under the Comic Covers start?
  • 00:18:00 – Erik and Grace work so well as co-hosts.
  • 00:25:55 – Why did Grace cry on the podcast?
  • 00:27:25 – Despite being a literature snob, Erik explains why he likes comics.
  • 00:31:35 – How did Grace get into comics?
  • 00:34:00 – People are often disappointed when they hear Erik and Grace run an independent comic book podcast.
  • 00:37:30 – Erik doesn’t feel comfortable interviewing other guests.
  • 00:41:25 – You can create a podcast about anything.
  • 00:42:10 – Erik and Grace talk about their listeners.
  • 00:48:20 – What cool things has happened to Grace because of the podcast?
  • 00:51:40 – What are Erik and Grace excited about?
  • 00:53:55 – Erik talks about the music on their podcast show.
  • 00:56:05 – Erik talks about the podcast’s album cover art work.
  • 01:00:30 – You need a woman’s perspective.
  • 01:02:50 – Erik hates listening to podcasts with just two guys’ bro-ing out.
  • 01:07:05 – Find Erik and Grace on Facebook.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/75



Direct download: PJ075-ErikandGrace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EST

074 Jonny Nastor | The Entrepreneurial Journey

Jon Nastor is the host of Hack The Entrepreneur and the co-host of Show Runner. Jon has had his own business for the past 13 years and talks to me on his love for punk rock music, whom inspired him to leave the 9-5 work structure, and his daughter’s entrepreneurial spirit. Jon is also out with a new book titled Hack the Entrepreneur, which you can purchase on Amazon.

Show Highlights

  • 03:15 – Jon talks family.
  • 07:20 – Entrepreneurship is more natural than a 9-5 job.
  • 09:00 – Who inspired Jon to be independent?
  • 10:25 – Making mistakes is how we learn.
  • 12:40 – Jon talks about his previous ‘real’ job.
  • 15:55 – What stood out the most about Jon’s last job?
  • 19:00 – Jon talks about music.
  • 21:15 – Jon loves Punk Rock music.
  • 24:35 – Is Jon a nonconformist?
  • 28:50 – Jon talks about his daughter’s entrepreneurial spirit.
  • 33:00 – Why did Jon start his own business?
  • 37:00 – What gave Jon the confidence to believe he could do it?
  • 45:30 – Jon wouldn’t have been able to speak with the entrepreneurs he wanted to without his podcast.
  • 47:40 – Despite popular belief, Jon is not well-rounded.
  • 48:00 – How did Jon meet Jerod Morris?
  • 53:55 – Jon takes extensive notes while he is recording the show with his guests.
  • 57:55 – You can ask Jon for his PDF interview ‘cheat sheet’ at Jon@HackTheEntrepreneur.com or Twitter.
  • 58:15 – What’s one thing Jon has changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:01:00 – Check out http://hacktheentrepreneur.com/ and please check out Jon’s book.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/74



Direct download: PJ074-JonnyNastor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

073 Espree Devora | Living a Meaningful Life On Her Own Terms

Espree Devora is the host of the WeAreLATech, focused on LA Startups, and the Hello Customer podcasts. She co-produced the panel “WHERE’S WALDO? Finding Social Influencers & Decreasing Your Costs”, which brought in over 11,500 viewers in under an hour via live stream. Espree doesn’t hold anything back in this interview and opens up on why her business failed.

Show Highlights

  • 02:55 – This is my first podcast interview in the car and my second in-person interview – ever.
  • 05:15 – Espree could really use some life instructions on guys.
  • 07:15 – Conclusion: There’s no hope for Espree.
  • 09:20 – Why does Espree love podcasting?
  • 11:25 – Was it overwhelming for Espree to start her own podcast?
  • 15:10 – We talk podcast formats.
  • 17:15 – Espree and I talk microphones and how to talk into them properly.
  • 20:35 – Be concerned about your audio quality.
  • 20:50 – It takes roughly two minutes to impress me when I listen to a podcast.
  • 24:05 – Is Espree always like this?
  • 28:40 – What happened to Espree’s sports company?
  • 42:30 – What was the most surprising thing about working on a yacht?
  • 49:50 – Does Espree meditate?
  • 57:35 – When Espree’s company failed, she went into a two year depression.
  • 01:00:40 – Integrity is incredibly important to Espree.
  • 01:03:00 – Espree talks about her Hello Customer podcast.
  • 01:08:10 – Espree talks Hello Customer stats.
  • 01:10:30 – How important is family to Espree?
  • 01:15:25 – What is Espree excited about?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/73


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Espree-Devora-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

072 Patrick Keller | A Fascination With the Paranormal is Now Normal

Patrick Keller is the host of the Big Séance Podcast and a middle school vocal music teacher. His podcast opens up a discussion on all thing paranormal and touches on subjects like ghost hauntings, spirit communication, paranormal research, and more. Patrick talks about his childhood, his podcast obsession, and his intense interest in the paranormal.

Show Highlights

  • 04:15 – Patrick went through the whole Podcast Junkies catalog.
  • 04:40 – Patrick ‘stole’ my hashtag idea.
  • 07:10 – What makes Patrick listen to all the episodes in a podcast that he’s recently discovered?
  • 11:35 – Does Patrick plan on going to Podcast Movement?
  • 13:20 – Patrick talks about being a music teacher.
  • 18:45 – Why is Patrick interested in the paranormal?
  • 25:15 – Why did Patrick start his podcast?
  • 32:00 – Patrick talks about his posting schedule.
  • 36:25 – What’s Patrick’s ‘big fish’ guest list?
  • 36:50 – Why are paranormal TV shows so popular?
  • 39:25 – Is The Blair Witch Project considered paranormal?
  • 45:40 – Patrick did almost every creative class in school.
  • 48:00 – Patrick talks about his dad.
  • 48:50 – I also wanted to build a water slide when I was younger.
  • 52:40 – Patrick talks about his hometown.
  • 57:20 – Was it really a simpler time back when we were growing up?
  • 01:01:40 – Who are Patrick’s mentors?
  • 01:08:10 – What kind of challenges will Patrick have growing the show?
  • 01:12:05 – What’s the most misunderstood thing about Patrick?
  • 01:16:00 – Patrick hasn’t had any luck with the Ouija board.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/72


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Patrick-Keller-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EST

071 Morgan Dix | The Beauty of Meditation Provides Him Clarity

Morgan Dix is the co-founder and creative director for About Mediation, as well as the host of The OneMind Meditation podcast. He has 15 years of formal meditation training in a contemporary yoga and meditation ashram, where he also created online courses and learning opportunities for thousands of people. Morgan talks on how he found meditation, his involvement with EnlightenNext, and the key differences between mindfulness and meditation.

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/71


Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Morgan-Dix-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am EST