Podcast Junkies
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