Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
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

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