Fri, 22 February 2019
Harry Duran welcomes storyteller, professional speaker, bestselling author, and fellow podcaster, Kyle Gray. Kyle is an entrepreneur and bestselling author who helps startups and small businesses grow with content marketing strategies. He specializes in creating systematic processes and templates that are easy to implement and help grow businesses effectively. His book, The Story Engine, outlines the success he’s had in becoming a content-creation king.
In this episode, we talk all about Kyle’s background creating meaningful and impactful content via blog posts, books, digital videos, podcasts, and much more. We learn about the genesis of The Story Engine Podcast, a show that teaches listeners how to make marketing easier, more powerful, and fun through storytelling. Kyle and Harry talk about the multi-faceted challenges that Kyle has faced as a podcaster. One key challenge is noting the subtle nuances between creating content via the written word versus the spoken word. Kyle discusses how much he has grown as a host and interviewer and the approach he takes to interviewing his guests. Harry and Kyle both provide examples of tools they utilize to enhance their interviewing experience. Kyle stresses the importance of drawing boundaries with guests and being mindful of the listener. Finally, he breaks down the key points of his Harvest Method blog post, an in-depth piece of content he created that has yielded tremendous results.
- 03:38 – Harry welcomes Kyle Gray to the podcast
- 05:08 – How Kyle met Harry
- 08:15 – Kyle’s background prior to podcasting
- 11:25 – The early stages of The Story Engine Podcast
- 16:25 – The differences between creating content via the written word and the spoken word
- 19:23 – Kyle talks about how his blog post on The Harvest Method led to a collaboration
- 21:57 – The importance of continuously adding value
- 24:49 – How Kyle has grown as a host and an interviewer
- 27:59 – Understanding where to draw boundaries with guests
- 31:00 – Tools Harry utilizes when interviewing for podcasts
- 33:36 – Techniques Kyle utilizes while producing his podcast
- 37:06 – Kyle explains the four steps of The Harvest Method
- 46:22 – How Kyle updates his content
- 48:37 – Kyle’s educational and travel background
- 51:06 – Kyle discusses the books he has authored
- 57:45 – He shares a unique case study from The Harvest Method
- 1:00:55 – What is something Kyle has changed his mind about recently?
- 1:02:10 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Kyle?
- 1:03:56 – Where listeners can follow Kyle
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/189
Direct download: PJ189-KyleGray.mp3
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Fri, 15 February 2019
Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast artist, entrepreneur, marketing expert, author, and fellow podcasters, Gregg Clunis. Gregg is the host of the podcast, Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a show aimed at helping people become better versions of themselves. Gregg’s core philosophy centers on the idea that all big changes come from the tiny leaps you take every day. This idea has been transformative for Gregg in his personal and professional life and has led to a podcast, book and a thriving digital community spanning over 170 countries!
In this episode, we talk all about Gregg’s eclectic background and the genesis of his podcast. Gregg speaks to the challenges he faced and the multiple shows he hosted before he hit his stride with Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. Gregg stresses the importance of audience feedback and speaks to the reason he reaches out to his podcast audience often. Gregg has cultivated his show around six core areas of life in order to provide variety and value for a broad audience. These six areas focus on fitness, nutrition, finances, career, relationships, and emotional and mental health. Gregg opens up about his own struggles with depression and discusses the value that therapy has brought to his life. Finally, Gregg discusses his mantra of getting the first win of the day and the integral role that momentum plays in his daily routine.
- 02:22 – Harry thanks his sponsor, Focusrite 2i2
- 08:25 – Harry welcomes Gregg Clunis to the podcast
- 08:42 – Gregg’s backstory
- 10:55 – How Gregg got involved in podcasting
- 13:39 – Gregg’s art, design and marketing background
- 16:01 – Gregg’s love of painting
- 20:01 – The different editing software that Harry and Gregg utilize
- 21:44 – The progression of shows Gregg previously hosted
- 24:29 – Gregg talks about the genesis of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
- 29:20 – Challenges Gregg faced in producing Tiny Leaps
- 32:27 – The feedback Gregg received from his audience
- 34:32 – The six core areas of life that Gregg used to balance his podcast content
- 35:33 – The moment Gregg realized he wanted to focus on self-help
- 37:02 – How Gregg’s status as an immigrant influenced his success
- 39:59 – The incredible support Gregg received throughout his life
- 41:11 – Gregg talks about his upcoming projects
- 43:46 – Gregg’s history and struggle with depression
- 47:11 – Getting that first win of the day
- 49:23 – Harry and Gregg discuss the value of therapy
- 56:06 – Gregg talks about the mentors who have impacted his life
- 57:03 – The decision to hire an organizational coach
- 58:04 – What is something Gregg has changed his mind about recently
- 1:00:20 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Gregg
- 1:01:55 – Gregg promotes his book, Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
- 1:02:47 – Where listeners can follow Gregg
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/188
Direct download: PJ188-Gregg-Clunis.mp3
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Fri, 1 February 2019
Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast best-selling author, speaker, persuasive writing expert and fellow podcasters, Laura Petersen. Laura is the founder and host of Copy That Pops, a podcast aimed at educating podcasters on how to write copy that is compelling, stands out, and is effective for their businesses. Laura has been writing for years and is a true believer in the power of the written word. She has a wide array of experience both as an expert in content marketing and as a podcasting entrepreneur.
In this episode, we talk all about copywriting as it relates to podcasting. Laura discusses her background as a former teacher turned copywriting guru. Laura started her first podcast back in April of 2016 and has since turned that into a successful business. Copy That Pops offers a full range of services, assisting clients to leverage the power of persuasion in their communication. Harry and Laura talk about the importance of writing powerful copy and the influence that reading has on writing. Laura chronicles her growth as an interviewer and a speaker. She credits practice and preparation as the reasons her confidence level soared. Finally, Laura shares how she became #1 Amazon Best-Seller with a book she wrote in just thirty days!
- 00:00 – Harry welcomes Laura Petersen to the podcast
- 04:28 – The value of audio-only podcasts
- 05:27 – Harry talks about the retention hashtag
- 07:17 – The origin of Harry and Laura’s friendship
- 08:41 – Laura explains the rules of ‘Never Have I Ever’
- 10:03 – Laura’s entrepreneurial background
- 13:36 – Shifting her focus from podcasting to writing books
- 14:15 – Laura’s individual group programs
- 15:50 – The challenges Laura faced during the early stages of podcasting
- 18:54 – How Laura has grown as an interviewer
- 22:40 – Laura’s earliest recollection of her passion for writing
- 28:55 – Copywriting advice Laura would give to podcasters
- 32:09 – The power of words
- 34:07 – Why Laura has been avoiding consuming different content
- 35:55 – The impact reading can have on writing
- 37:57 – Just-In-Time learning vs. Just-In-Case Learning
- 39:16 – Books and podcasts that have been instrumental to Laura’s career
- 45:00 – What is something Laura has changed her mind about recently?
- 46:15 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Laura?
- 47:02 – Laura talks about the books she has written
- 49:25 – Where listeners can follow Laura
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/187
Direct download: PJ187-Laura-Petersen.mp3
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Mon, 21 January 2019
Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast serial entrepreneur and fellow podcasters, Justin Jackson. Justin is the founder and host of the show, Product People, a podcast about great products and the people who make them. Justin has been working with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies for years as a product manager at Sprintly and Mailout. Justin is also co-founder of the startup Transistor.fm, a podcast platform for brands who want to grow their audience. Justin is a staunch proponent of podcasting and the impact it can have on business. His goal is to help podcasters enhance their product, grow their audience and distribute their message to the masses.
In this episode, Justin and Harry discuss and dissect nearly every aspect of podcasting. With Harry’s experience as a podcast producer and Justin’s extensive podcast platform, the two have a wealth of knowledge to share on the subject. They talk about the importance of compelling content that keeps the podcast audience engaged. Justin discusses his journey of breaking into the podcast hosting space, including how he manufactured interest and booked meaningful and influential guests. As an outside the box thinker, Justin is always looking for creative ways to solve problems. Harry talks about the concept of podfading, a phenomenon that affects many startup podcasters. Finally, Justin speaks to the ever-evolving and growing podcast industry. He describes his experience listening to podcasts as a mindful experience and feels that everybody should enjoy podcasts as much as he does!
- 05:08 – Harry welcomes Justin Jackson to the podcast
- 05:50 – Justin talks about getting others acclimated and comfortable with podcasting
- 08:51 – Harry tells the story of how he met and started working with Chase Reeves
- 10:46 – How Justin knows Chase
- 12:36 – Justin discusses how his work has shifted to focus on podcasting for brands
- 14:08 – What is Transistor.fm?
- 15:09 – How Justin broke into the podcasting industry
- 19:15 – The importance of creative problem solving
- 20:50 – How Justin met Jon Buda, his partner in Transistor
- 22:57 – The power of asking yourself, “What do you want?”
- 26:22 – Justin recalls the conversations that stick out from his work with Marketing for Product People
- 28:25 – Justin talks about Rob Walling, founder of Drip
- 29:45 – The back channels of the Internet
- 34:08 – Justin talks about his project MegaMaker
- 38:43 – Why it’s imperative for podcast content to be compelling
- 40:48 – Why Justin believes that not everyone can be a podcaster
- 46:04 – Podfading defined
- 49:06 – The importance that Justin placed on having a podcast in conjunction with Transistor
- 54:55 – The most interesting thing to come out of working with SaaS companies
- 1:03:52 – The connection between podcasting and business
- 1:09:36 – Why there’s still room to grow in the podcast industry
- 1:11:50 – The low barrier to entry of podcasting
- 1:15:53 – How listening to podcasts can be a mindful experience
- 1:23:31 – Where Justin got his entrepreneurial spirit and hustle
- 1:34:41 – Justin’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs
- 1:37:58 – The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people
- 1:43:21 – What is something Justin has changed his mind about recently
- 1:43:54 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Justin
- 1:45:44 – Where listeners can follow Justin
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/186
Direct download: PJ186-Justin-Jackson.mp3
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Fri, 11 January 2019
Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast marketing professional, serial entrepreneur, husband, father, and fellow podcaster, Stephen Hart. Stephen is the founder and host of the show, Trailblazers, a podcast that explores stories of successful black professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, and corporate leaders. Stephen’s goal is to share stories of black men and women who are doing amazing things within their industries. Stephen is a believer in being authentic and strives to help people discover their true callings.
In this episode, Stephen and Harry discuss Podcast Movement, the conference where they originally met. They talk about the supportive nature of the podcasting community and encourage listeners to attend a podcast conference to share in the experience. Stephen discusses his background and the inspiration behind his podcast, Trailblazers. For Stephen, the success of his podcast isn’t measured by downloads, but rather by engagement and impact. His goal over the next five years is to help and positively affect 10,000 lives. It is Stephen’s hope that this will create a ripple effect and that his deeds will continue to spread. Stephen equates this to planting seeds in a garden he will never see. Finally, Stephen talks about his legacy, which includes being a great husband, father, and overall person.
- 00:59 – Harry welcomes Stephen Hart to the podcast
- 01:35 – Stephen’s background
- 04:26 – How Stephen has raised his children to not be dependent on technology and devices
- 08:35 – How Stephen wound up living in Maryland
- 09:01 – Stephen and Harry talk about Podcast Movement, the world’s largest podcast conference
- 14:43 – Stephen talks about MapCon, the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference
- 16:42 – Harry’s freestyle rap story from Podcast Movement
- 20:39 – Stephen encourages all podcasters to attend a podcast conference
- 21:54 – The importance of bringing a unique perspective to your podcast
- 24:01 – What inspired Stephen to start his podcast, Trailblazers
- 28:57 – How Stephen measures the success of his podcast
- 30:44 – Stephen shares his idea for his next podcast
- 32:57 – Harry announces the conference he’s been working to launch, Clarion
- 34:45 – Stephen speaks to his future goals and the positive impact he wants to achieve
- 41:52 – Stephen’s other projects
- 46:09 – Stephen advises entrepreneurs to get their products and services out there
- 48:37 – Where Stephen got his entrepreneurial spirit and hustle
- 49:50 – Stephen talks about the mentors that influenced his life and career
- 53:32 – Stephen recalls geeking out when he met Pat Flynn
- 56:04 – What is something Stephen has changed his mind about recently?
- 58:09 – Why Stephen’s legacy is important to him
- 1:00:14 – Stephen talks about an exercise where he posed 32 questions to his father
- 1:01:47 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Stephen?
- 1:04:18 – Where listeners can follow Stephen
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/185
Direct download: PJ185-Stephen-Hart.mp3
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Wed, 2 January 2019
Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast CEO of Sound Financial Group and fellow podcaster, Paul Adams. Paul is the founder and host of the show, Sound Financial Bites, a podcast that provides people of all backgrounds with general financial information. Paul’s goal is to provide listeners with non-controversial advice that is tangible and actionable so they can increase their knowledge and allow them to make better-informed decisions.
In this episode, Paul provides an insight into his background, both in the financial services industry as well as his personal life. Paul has always had a very intense and aggressive personality which, combined with a contagious zeal, has shaped Paul’s success. Paul believes in standing up for what you believe in and preaches these same ideals to his children. Paul speaks to the benefits and strength that come from facing adversity and other hardships. Paul and Harry discuss the importance of getting a clear picture of your future goals so you can take the appropriate action. It is Paul’s theory that taking action and cultivating contentment are two key factors for success. By following this strategy, Paul has been able to achieve success in multiple facets of his life. Finally, Paul shares his thoughts on the benefits of podcasting, including one aspect that often goes overlooked.
- 00:59 – Harry welcomes Paul Adams to the podcast
- 01:45 – Why Paul decided to start his podcast, Sound Financial Bites
- 04:20 – Paul recalls the origins of his technology obsession
- 08:14 – Paul’s love of flying
- 09:43 – The newfound appreciation Paul felt after experiencing flying lessons
- 11:36 – How Paul got into the financial services industry
- 16:02 – Paul’s aggressive approach to life
- 19:26 – Deciphering which conflicts are worth tilting into
- 21:04 – Paul talks about raising his children to stand firm in what they believe
- 25:07 – The importance of facing adversity and challenges
- 28:29 – A lesson Paul learned from a former Navy SEAL
- 31:07 – Paul talks about what it means to ‘live radically within your means’
- 34:30 – The biggest challenge to living within your means
- 39:30 – The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, family and friends
- 41:10 – Paul’s business goal for the upcoming year
- 44:38 – Spending eighty-three nights in an RV
- 50:02 – The importance of creating an intention statement in your personal and business lives
- 53:21 – How Paul has grown as a podcast host
- 54:42 – Paul gives his opinion on the most difficult part of podcasting
- 56:32 – One person who has been a true inspiration to Paul
- 58:39 – What is something Paul has changed his mind about recently
- 1:03:21 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Paul
- 1:05:36 – Where listeners can follow Paul
- 1:06:21 – Paul shares one last thought on podcasting
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/184
Direct download: PJ184-Paul-Adams.mp3
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Mon, 17 December 2018
Every single item that surrounds us has a story behind it. Have you ever wondered about the history behind bubble gum, balloons, Kit Kats, mustaches, or Betty White? If so, you’re in luck as I welcome to the podcast author and fellow podcaster, Emily Prokop. Emily is the creator and host of the hit podcast, The Story Behind, which tells the extraordinary history of seemingly ordinary objects, places, and people. The Story Behind was nominated for The Academy of Podcasters’ Awards in 2017 and has been repurposed into a book of the same name.
In this episode, we talk about the process of podcasting. With a background in editing and journalism, Emily speaks to how she was able to transfer this skillset to become a successful podcaster. Harry and Emily share their own stories of challenges and obstacles they have faced, including building an audience one listener at a time. Emily discusses the wide variety of topics she covers on her podcast and the creative process she utilizes to come up with fresh and exciting ideas for every show. Finally, Emily chronicles the genesis of her book, The Story Behind and details the journey by which she transformed her podcast into a hit book.
- 00:53 – Harry welcomes Emily to the podcast
- 04:13 – Emily’s educational background
- 06:20 – The decision to start The Story Behind podcast
- 10:55 – What Emily and Harry like most about podcasting
- 13:26 – Emily’s first podcasting event
- 18:21 –Leveraging a journalism background to become successful at podcasting
- 20:35 – Emily recalls meeting and networking with other podcasters at Podcast Movement
- 23:29 – How the podcasting community has provided Emily with support and inspiration
- 25:26 – Building an audience one listener at a time
- 27:49 – The importance Emily places on researching and preparing for her podcasts
- 30:53 – Emily recalls recording her first few episodes and worrying that they were too short
- 35:31 – How Emily comes up with the eclectic topics that her podcast covers
- 39:19 – The genesis of Emily’s book, The Story Behind, based on her podcast
- 43:34 – Emily describes the overall experience writing a book
- 46:12 – What is something Emily has changed her mind about recently?
- 47:04 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Emily?
- 52:20 – Where listeners can follow Emily
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/183
Direct download: PJ183-Emily-Prokop.mp3
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Thu, 22 November 2018
Mark Bologna was born and raised in New Orleans but had moved away by the time Hurricane Katrina hit. He and his wife decided to move back after the storm. Years later, Mark was searching for an idea to base a podcast on, and decided to create “Beyond Bourbon Street,” a view of the New Orleans he’s loved for years. Mark met with me, ironically on the anniversary of Katrina, to discuss his podcast. We talk about the effect of the hurricane on New Orleans, and how the community has grown from the disaster.
We talk about Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and how it differs from people’s assumptions. We discuss capturing the different locations of New Orleans. Finally, we discuss capturing our loved ones’ memories on a microphone before it’s too late.
Full show notes: http://pjnk.es/182
Direct download: PJ182-Mark-Bologna.mp3
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Tue, 23 October 2018
Kevin Halbrook and Jaime Ryan heard their local bar, Egan’s was closing. They both realized that they did not want the stories people made there to be lost. They set up a table to record at, and opened the mic up for the bar regulars to tell their tales.
I am so happy to welcome Kevin and Jaime to the show. We go over how Egan’s came into their lives, and what inspired them to record the bars stories. We discuss the equipment they bring, and how they chose which stories to share. Finally we discuss how the podcast affected their community, and their lives.
- 02:00 - what inspired the Duo to create the podcast?
- 09:15 - How Jaime found Egan’s
- 11:00 - How the pair went about recording in Egan’s
- 14:00 - How they chose which stories to publish
- 15:30 - The gear they bring to Egan’s
- 21:15 - How Jaime and Kevin met
- 23:30 - How Kevin and Jaime work well together
- 25:00 - The bargoers reactions to the podcast
- 26:30 - The other podcasts Kevin listens to
- 29:30 - The vast array of people interviewed at bars
- 33:00 - The new owner of Egan’s
- 42:30 - Kevin’s return to Egan’s
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Kevin-Halbrook-interview
Direct download: PJ181-KevinHalbrook.mp3
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Thu, 4 October 2018
Amy Porterfield is a very successful entrepreneur and marketer. Although her early years were rough, she came out on top. Now, with her podcast “Online Marketing Made Easy,” she hopes to inspire the next generation.
I am very excited to interview Amy. We discuss how Amy broke into podcasts, and the people she met since then. We talk about Amy’s success, and the arduous path to get there. Finally, we talk about how Amy has been inspired, and who she hopes to reach with her podcast.
- 03:00 Recording podcast with video
- 07:30 How Amy got into podcasting
- 10:00 People Amy has met through podcasting
- 14:00 Amy’s family
- 17:50 How Amy’s friends helped her through some big shifts in her career
- 20:00 Looking back at Amy’s success
- 22:00 Finding the right intentions
- 24:50 The mistakes Amy made
- 27:00 The amount of planning that goes into Amy’s episodes
- 30:00 Where did Amy’s passion originate?
- 32:00 Someone who inspired Amy
- 35:30 The reach and impact of Amy’s podcast
- 38:15 The value of Amy’s friendships
- 41:40 Amy’s Photoshoot
- 43:00 Talking about weight loss
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Amy-Porterfield-interview
Direct download: PJ180-AmyPorterfield.mp3
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Thu, 20 September 2018
Despite having cerebral palsy, Win Charles has never let it stop her. In fact, it inspired her to become a co-host of the podcast “Our Fractured Minds.” The podcast seeks to help people struggling with mental health issues lead better lives. She also has her own podcast “Ask Win,” where she has in depth interviews with a variety of people.
I am truly humbled to have Win as my guest. I ask her what inspired her to take the plunge into podcasting, and how her disability affected her. We talk about Win’s love for nature, especially rock climbing. Finally, I ask Win to offer some foresight into where the podcasting community will go in the future.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Win-Charles-interview
Direct download: PJ179-WinCharles.mp3
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Fri, 7 September 2018
Jules Hannaford is an interesting woman. For the past 18 years she has been living in Hong Kong, despite being a natural born Australian. She wrote a book titled “Fool Me Twice,” detailing her dangerous experiences in the online dating scene, and how others can avoid what happened to her. For nearly a year now, she has hosted the podcast “Hong Kong Confidential,” interviewing interesting Hong Kong denizens about the ins and outs of the city.
I was lucky enough to interview Jules for this episode. She told me about the various podcasts that inspired her to create her podcast. She talks about how Chinese culture views mental health and sexuality, and how they’ve adopted a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Finally Jules shares with me how she finds her guests, and where she hopes she will wind up in the future.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Jules-Hannaford-interview
Direct download: PJ178-JulesHannaford.mp3
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Tue, 28 August 2018
Craig Price was already a veteran of the podcast industry with his 7-year long Reality Check Podcast when he set out with his co-host Alan Cerny to create Matinee Heroes. Together, they explore the world of movies. An episode might include a discussion on a classic film, a review of a more recent one, or how they would recast certain movies.
I am very excited to welcome Craig to my podcast. Over the course of the episode, we geek out about various movie facts. Craig also talks to me about how certain movies captured the upbringings of children from that era and how different childhood is today. We then discuss how to recast actors in classic movies and how that process works. Finally, we both discuss why we did or did not want co-hosts, and the experience of guesting on someone else’s podcast.
- 01:15 – How Harry met Craig
- 02:10 – The first podcast Craig listened to
- 05:00 – The movies that inspired Craig’s movie craze
- 08:40 – The origin story of Matinee Heroes
- 10:30 – The content of Matinee Heroes
- 15:00 – How movies can be a snapshot of childhood
- 20:00 – The importance of failure in childhood
- 24:00 – The Battle of the Network Stars
- 26:20 – The schedule of Matinee Heroes
- 27:45 – Craig’s favorite movie villain
- 30:00 – Craig’s experience as a panel host
- 32:00 – Craig’s previous podcast
- 35:00 – Recasting actors in classic movies
- 40:00 – Advice for people who want a co-host
- 44:00 – Guesting on other podcasts
- 46:45 – The Lost in Space reboot
- 48:00 – Personality vs. attitude
- 49:30 – Craig’s thoughts on Deadpool
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Craig-Price-interview
Direct download: PJ177-CraigPrice.mp3
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Fri, 17 August 2018
We do not often have the opportunity to form friendships with those who have had a life as challenging and rewarding as Aviv Shahar. At a young age, a doctor diagnosed Aviv with a heart disease and told him to avoid strenuous activity. He responded to this diagnosis by winning Israel’s long-distance running championship at the age of 13. Later in his life, he became an air force pilot, and then started a very successful consulting business.
In this episode, I speak with Aviv about his youth, and how winning that race changed him. We then talk about how we are currently experiencing a “Third Big Bang,” according to Aviv. Finally, we discuss how hosting a podcast has helped him not only with his consulting, but mentally as well.
- 02:30 Why did Aviv start his podcast?
- 05:20 The themes of Aviv’s show
- 07:30 The “third Big Bang”
- 14:00 Below-the-line conversations
- 17:30 The Fifth Dimension
- 20:00 The architecture of learning
- 22:20 Where did Aviv’s ideas originate?
- 25:00 Aviv’s heart condition, and how he overcame it
- 35:00 The three-legged journey into mastery
- 39:00 People Aviv considers mentors
- 43:00 How Aviv became a pilot
- 45:35 How his podcast has helped Aviv
- 55:15 How Aviv has expanded his mind recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Aviv-Shahar-interview
Direct download: PJ176-AvivShahar.mp3
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Fri, 10 August 2018
The Revision Path was started by designer Maurice Cherry to highlight the achievements of fellow black designers. Since then, both the podcast, and Cherry, have enjoyed accolades and attention from across the podcasting landscape and beyond.
Harry welcomes Maurice to talk about what led to the podcasts creation, how Facebook reached out to him to help them hire more black designers, and about his time in a diversity-focused taskforce for the AIGA; a group dedicated to helping designers across the world.
- 02:00 - What drove Maurice to start his podcast?
- 08:20 - Designers that Maurice was fortunate enough to interview
- 12:30 - Sponsors who have approached Maurice
- 15:30 - Revision Paths’ relationship with Facebook
- 19:50 - Why Maurice wanted to focus on black designers for his podcast
- 27:00 - People Maurice has inspired
- 33:00 - Organizations Maurice is working with in the future
- 36:40 - Maurice and the AIGA
- 40:20 - Where Maurice found his love of design
- 48:40 - The person Maurice identifies as his mentor
- 50:30 - Places Maurice is volunteering, to give back to the community
- 55:40 - Misconceptions Maurice encounters on a daily basis
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Maurice-Cherry-interview
Direct download: PJ175-MauriceCherry.mp3
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Tue, 31 July 2018
Andy Wang is a very interesting person. He is a financial advisor, but also learned slack-keyed guitar from the legendary Raymond Kāne. His podcast Inspired Money seeks to help more people be wise with their wealth, but rather than just having business leaders or other financial advisors, he has a variety of guests from a wealth of industries, such as Zak Penn, screenwriter of Ready Player One.
On this episode, Harry welcomes Andy to talk about Inspired Money, as well as Andy’s music career. First, Andy reveals how he learned slack-keyed guitar from Raymond Kāne. Then, they discuss how Andy’s family reacted to the podcast. Finally, Andy discusses how he has improved his podcast the more he has done it.
- 02:20 - How Andy prepared to have Zak Penn, the screenwriter of Ready Player One, on his podcast
- 06:00 - What opened the door for Andy to start his own podcast
- 08:40 - How Andy learned slack-keyed guitar from legend Raymond Kāne
- 19:00 - Why Andy chose the title of his podcast, and why making the world a better place is so important for him.
- 21:50 - The surprisingly varied guests Andy has had on his podcast
- 29:20 - The input Andy’s family had for the podcast
- 37:00 - What excites Andy about the future of his podcast, and how his music skills have given him many amazing opportunities
- 42:00 - How the podcast has changed the more episodes Andy has done
- 45:30 - Why Andy doesn’t view himself as an extrovert
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Andy-Wang-interview
Direct download: PJ174-AndyWang.mp3
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Wed, 11 July 2018
As the world changes, it is very important for CEO’s to try new marketing strategies. When Barney Waters became CEO of sneaker company K-Swiss, he was tasked with remaking the brands image. Barney decided to shift away from marketing to aspiring athletes, and instead market to young entrepreneurs. One of the way he did this was by making the podcast “CEO’s wear sneakers,” a show where he would interview young entrepreneurs. On this episode, Harry talks to Barney about what inspired him to make the change of advertising, how the podcast affected his business, and the future Barney wants for his podcast.
- 01:15 How Harry met Barney at Complex con.
- 03:15 The story of Barney meeting Gary Reed, who helped Barney bring his company K-Swiss back into cultural relevance.
- 08:15 The reaction to Barney’s bold plan to market sneakers to entrepreneurs.
- 12:40 How Barney used the philosophy of Judo to improve his business.
- 15:00 The profound success of the marketing strategy of the new K-swiss line.
- 18:30 The makings of a truly great entrepreneur in today’s world.
- 20:00 How Barney found his way into the Sneaker business.
- 24:00 People who have taken notice of Barney’s bold new strategy.
- 28:00 How Barney’s Podcast has led his business forward.
- 30:00 The biggest surprises that came up in Barney’s podcast.
- 32:50 Barney’s dream guests for his podcast.
- 35:00 How barney feels he is understood by his coworkers.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Barney-Waters-interview
Direct download: PJ173-BarneyWaters.mp3
-- posted at: 4:08am EDT
Thu, 28 June 2018
Nicholas Goblirsch decided one day to make a podcast for one reason: to make friends in his town. Since then, he has grown into a seasoned podcaster who helps others develop their podcasts. On this episode, Harry talks to Nick about his show, The Dependent Independent Podcast, how Nick got the idea to do a podcast, and how the Podcast has changed his life.
- 00:59 - Different conferencing apps for podcasting.
- 03:00 - Nick at MAPCON.
- 07:20 - Advice Harry gave Nick.
- 09:50 - What inspired Nick to start podcasting?
- 17:35 - Why did Nick make rules for his podcast?
- 26:00 - Behind the scenes of the Dependent Independent podcast.
- 31:10 - How much the podcast has grown since episode 1.
- 35:00 - How has the podcast changed Nick?
- 39:20 - Who is Nicks podcast for?
- 42:30 - Nicks relationships with other podcasters.
- 47:10 - What has Nick changed his mind on recently?
- 48:20 - What do people get wrong about Nick?
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Nicholas-Goblirsch-interview
Direct download: PJ172-NicholasGoblirsch.mp3
-- posted at: 5:28am EDT
Thu, 21 June 2018
As businesses grow and evolve online, reaching out to new customers has become more and more important. No one knows this more than Rick Mulready, host of “The Art of Paid Trafficking,” a show about teaching small businesses to use online marketing strategies to improve sales. In this episode, Harry talks to Rick about Rick’s transition from the world of Hockey to online marketing, how to effectively use Facebook ads, and how his podcast changed Ricks business for the better.
- 00:50 - How Rick got into online marketing.
- 08:00 - Ricks memories of the dawn of the internet.
- 12:45 - What did Rick learn from the Hockey world?
- 17:45 - The rise of Facebook ads.
- 23:46 - Rick’s first Podcast.
- 27:30 - How the Podcast improved Ricks business.
- 31:50 - Tips on using Facebook ads.
- 35:00 - Connections Rick made in podcasting.
- 40:00 - Wrap up questions.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Rick-Mulready-interview
Direct download: PJ171-RickMulready.mp3
-- posted at: 3:45am EDT
Wed, 13 June 2018
William Hung made a huge splash in 2004 at his audition for American idol. Since then, he has turned his 15 minutes of fame into a successful career as a life coach, and Podcaster. His podcast, From Fear to Courage, seeks to help others overcome their fears in everyday life. In this episode, Harry talks to William about his life before and after American Idol, What inspired him to do podcasts, and advice for those seeking to make their own podcasts.
- 1:05 - The journey from American Idol to podcasting.
- 8:00 - Other jobs William has worked.
- 10:25 - Williams first experiences with podcasts.
- 11:35 - How the format of From Fear to Courage came to be.
- 13:30 - How other podcasters helped William improve.
- 17:25 - When did William decide to start becoming a life coach?
- 18:50 - What kind of people has William helped?
- 21:25 - What would William view as “done?”
- 22:20 - Advice for William .
- 25:00 - future podcast conferences.
- 27:00 - Williams advice for new podcasters.
- 30:00 - Wrap up questions.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/William-Hung-interview
Direct download: PJ170-WilliamHung.mp3
-- posted at: 8:01am EDT
Wed, 30 May 2018
Denny is the host of Diz Runs Radio. At the time he started he already had a show. Both shows were going for about a month, and he then decided to stop his first show and stick to his running show,. He’s now recorded over 500 episodes, and routinely takes calls on his run from his FB group. It was a pleasure having him back on a 2nd time to share what he’s learned and talk about his new book: Be Ready on Race Day.
- 01:14 - The first time I had Denny on Podcast Junkies
- 02:04 - Seeing the progress of your work throughout the years
- 04:02 - Putting in the work each day to have success
- 05:34 - The first time we met face to face
- 06:27 - What was going through his mind when he decided he wanted to start his show
- 09:55 - The realities of monetizing a podcast
- 10:57 - Building a client base through his podcast
- 13:58 - How it takes time to see the results of your podcasting work
- 16:35 - If he thinks TV studios will start working more with podcasters
- 18:35 - How he’s grown as an interviewer over the past three years
- 22:58 - If it’s been a challenge getting his guests acclimated to the tech side of podcasting
- 25:39 - His most memorable guests/episodes
- 29:05 - What he’s done to try and get Peter Segel on his show
- 30:22 - His community and how he’s grown it over the years
- 36:30 - The book he’s working on
- 42:56 - Getting feedback on the work all content creators put out
- 45:23 - If he’s seen any change in my delivery and journey over the past four years
- 50:32 - Something he’s changed his mind about recently
- 55:34 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/denny-krahe-interview-2/
Direct download: PJ169-DennyKrahe.mp3
-- posted at: 1:24pm EDT
Wed, 16 May 2018
After 10 plus years as a television news reporter, Erica Mandy decided to quit her job and pursue a career in podcasting. After discovering podcasts while commuting to work each day, she realized she wanted to listen to news that wasn’t so much in the style of NPR, but still gave her a good overview and left her feeling energized instead of depleted. With her journalism background and extensive television broadcasting experience, she took the skills she learned in the studio and applied them to podcasting.
Now Erica is the host of her own show, The News Worthy, where in less than 10 minutes you can listen to the news in a fun and easily digestible way. (Sorry NPR) Her goal is to keep more people informed so that they can choose what impacts them the most and decide what topics they would like to dive deeper into.
- 04:57 - Where I met Erica
- 07:31 - Overcast app
- 08:38 - The first time she became aware what was happening in the podcasting world
- 09:44 - When she first got the idea to start a news podcast
- 11:55 - If she considers being a reporter entrepreneurial
- 14:19 - The feedback she received on leaving her job and starting a podcast
- 15:42 - How many iterations of her podcast music she went through
- 19:06 - The goal of Newsworthy
- 20:24 - How the different jobs she did as a news reporter helped her with podcasting
- 22:13 - Whether or not journalism students have reached out to her to intern
- 25:03 - The process she uses to sort and select which stories to report on
- 26:21 - One of the things she dislikes about TV news that she avoids on her show
- 28:09 - How she emphasizes reminding her audience on topics that have been previously covered to ensure they understand it
- 29:16 - The Net Neutrality spoof from Burger King
- 32:26 - If she thinks she will start offering coaching services in the future
- 34:14 - If she ever got attached to the subject matter she used to report on
- 36:40 - Bringing on experts from different perspectives and backgrounds
- 42:27 - The mentors who were important to her during her career in journalism
- 48:26 - The support she’s received from her parents
- 52:26 - Something she’s changed her mind about recently
- 52:56 - The most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Erica-Mandy-interview
Direct download: PJ168-EricaMandy.mp3
-- posted at: 3:15am EDT
Thu, 3 May 2018
When Travis Chappell decided to take a leap of faith and attend John Lee Dumas’s mastermind course where he spent a few days with him at his home in Puerto Rico, he underwent a mindset shift that changed the trajectory of his life and career. With the help of John and his mentor, Jeff Brown, Travis has gone on to to become a successful entrepreneur and podcaster.
His podcast, Build Your Network, focuses on teaching people how to build and grow long lasting, invaluable relationships by hearing from successful professionals who share their tips and tricks on expanding your network and meeting the individuals who can help you succeed in your life.
- 04:18 - Travis sums up his podcasting experience in three words
- 04:38 - What the hardest part of podcasting has been for him
- 05:43 - How he connected with John Lee Dumas
- 11:28 - The mindset shift he had while doing John’s mastermind that led him to where he is today
- 15:13 - If he thought from the beginning that doing a show on networking would be the best fit for him
- 19:29 - If he feels he’s gotten better at interviewing
- 21:52 - How he ended up doing door to door sales
- 24:26 - Why he believes he was so successful at door to door sales
- 30:56 - The story of the first time he sold an alarm system
- 32:18 - Where he gets his work ethic from
- 38:47 - The problem he recently ran into with guests he booked for his show and how it turned out
- 41:26 - The five minute rule he tries to live by
- 45:00 - A relationship he’s had with a mentor that stands out to him
- 51:09 - Something he’s changed his mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Travis-Chappell-interview
Direct download: PJ167-TravisChappell.mp3
-- posted at: 1:45am EDT
Tue, 24 April 2018
Drew Ackerman wants to help you fall asleep. Think of him as the Sandman of podcasting except that instead of sprinkling sand in your eyes he’s sprinkling hour long stories in your earbuds with his slow, droning voice so you can get your much needed rest and relaxation.
Drew describes his podcast, Sleep with Me, as a bedtime story podcast for grown ups and thanks to his hard work and dedication, he’s been helping insomniacs find the priceless sleep they’ve been craving. After discovering podcasts in 2005, he took the plunge and launched Sleep with Me in 2013, making him the last voice many people hear before they doze off for the night. With a head spinning amount of podcast downloads per month and the perfect sponsor to boot, Sleep with Me is evidence of just how impactful podcasting can be.
- 03:21 - The importance of podcast conferences for him
- 05:16 - What people believe he looks like when they hear his voice
- 06:48 - The first time he discovered podcasts
- 08:03 - When he first started dabbling with podcasting
- 09:16 - What he did to learn the craft of podcasting
- 10:20 - His aha moment when he decided to start his Sleep with Me podcast
- 13:22 - If he’s always had a creative streak
- 14:21 - The family dynamic growing up with five siblings
- 15:39 - Who he thinks is the most surprised at where he’s ended up in life
- 17:06 - When he realized his podcast was starting to get attention
- 21:37 - The importance of promoting your content
- 22:38 - When people outside of the podcasting space started taking notice of his show
- 26:05 - The nicest pieces of feedback he’s received so far
- 27:57 - When he started having conversations with sponsors
- 29:14 - If Casper mattresses (his show’s sponsor) are really comfortable
- 30:11 - How he landed Casper as a sponsor
- 31:55 - Other shows that have copied the Sleep with Me model
- 32:56 - Who he looks to for guidance
- 36:39 - My experience interviewing Lea Thau
- 38:15 - The podcasting heroes he’s had a chance to meet
- 40:12 - His experience at PodCon
- 41:43 - If podcasting has helped him become less introverted
- 44:24 - Connecting on a deeper level through podcasting/podcasts
- 47:25 - The insight he’s gained through Apple’s new podcasting stats
- 48:40 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 49:18 - Something he’s changed his mind about recently
- 52:43 - The story behind his Twitter handle
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Drew-Ackerman-interview
Direct download: PJ166-DrewAckerman.mp3
-- posted at: 11:39pm EDT
Mon, 9 April 2018
To the day it's been 4 years since I released Episode Zero. This episode was a look back at the impact the show has made in my life and a celebration of the lifetime friends I've made as a result. Enjoy my walk in the park!
Direct download: PJ165-4_Years_of_Podcast_Junkies-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 3:15am EDT
Fri, 30 March 2018
For 11 years, Jordan Harbinger was host of The Art of Charm podcast where he interviewed notable A-list celebrities and influential personas such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, and Tim Ferriss. Now, as he begins to forge a new path with his new podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan is aiming to provide his listeners with an even richer, higher quality podcast experience than he’s ever given before.
The goal of his show is for every episode to solve a problem or give the listener something they can apply right away. Jordan is masterful and extremely adroit at interviewing and his meticulous and methodical style of preparing for each guest is just one of the things you will learn from listening to this episode. Sit back and get ready to jot down all the gems Jordan is about to drop in your ears.
- 07:34 - Interviewing A-list celebrities
- 09:46 - How he takes control of his interviews
- 12:28 - His experience in radio and how it’s helped him with podcasting
- 14:00 - If he thinks about what his audience wants when he’s conducting his interviews
- 15:36 - Guest vetting and prep to avoid having a boring interview
- 17:32 - Why the amount of preparation and research is so important to him
- 20:52 - John Corcoran and what he taught Jordan
- 23:35 - Rebuilding his new show from the ground up
- 25:49 - Trust, feeling thankful, and his appreciation for the people who are helping him
- 29:00 - Getting back into the swing of things by having conversations on the mic
- 31:11 - If it was strategic to have attorneys as the first couple of guests on his show
- 31:45 - His interview with Bill Browder
- 33:52 - Using Scopolamine, a mind-controlling drug, to wage crimes in South America
- 34:51 - The important role his producer, Jason plays on the success of the show
- 37:18 - The Jordan Harbinger Show team
- 37:57 - The story of when he met Jason
- 39:33 - Why it was important to keep Feedback Friday on his show
- 42:15 - Jordan’s advice on interviewing and what he does to prepare
- 47:16 - The important role his family plays while he rebuilds his brand
- 50:46 - Something he's changed his mind about recently
- 52:17 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jordan-harbinger-interview-2/
Direct download: PJ164-JordanHarbinger.mp3
-- posted at: 11:48am EDT
Fri, 23 March 2018
Suzy Buttress is host of The Casual Birder podcast and has a deep love and appreciation for all types of birds. Having recently launched her podcast in November 2017, Suzy set out to share the wonder and excitement of watching wild birds in their natural habitat by sharing her experiences about the birds she’s seen in the UK and other parts of the world with people just as passionate about bird watching.
I was fascinated when I learned about Suzy’s podcast through a serendipitous Twitter thread I came across and reached out to her to invite her on the show. With her elegant and soothing English accent coupled with her passion for birds, Suzy is sure to delight even the most casual birder.
- 05:10 - How I found out about Suzy’s podcast
- 06:24 - When her interest in birdwatching started
- 08:27 - Why she calls herself a casual birder and why she started her podcast
- 11:03 - Birdwatching as a form of meditation
- 11:58 - Suzy explains the format, content, and style of her show
- 14:00 - The type of guests she’s had on the Casual Birder
- 16:43 - The generosity of the podcasting community
- 19:28 - Her favorite podcasts
- 20:35 - Helen Zaltzman’s Podcast Support group she’s a part of
- 24:17 - The meaning of bird calls and songs
- 28:38 - How anyone can learn the meaning of the sounds birds make
- 30:57 - How she is able to determine the type of bird by their sound
- 34:52 - Combining her husband’s love of photography with her love of bird watching
- 38:08 - Her husband joining her on the podcast to talk about their trip to Antarctica to penguin watch
- 40:29 - If penguins are classified as birds
- 44:51- Her Facebook group
- 46:37 - What inspired her to start her podcast
- 53:05 - What the most challenging thing has been for her as a podcaster
- 58:35 - How she would like to build and grow her podcast going forward
- 1:02:01 - Audio drama podcasts
- 1:03:54 - Something she’s changed her mind about recently
- 1:06:18 - The most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/suzy-buttress-interview
Direct download: PJ163-SuzyButtress.mp3
-- posted at: 3:15am EDT
Wed, 14 March 2018
Joe Pardo is the host of The Business Podcast and co-creator of the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference or MAPCON which debuted in 2015. Super Joe, as he’s currently referred to, is also the author of four books, a speaker, and has a knack for designing nifty t-shirts people want to wear.
He was turned on to event planning from a young age watching his grandfather put on vendor events in the 80’s and he later started to put together his own LAN parties for video gamers. After attending a conference in Florida and speaking with Lou Mongello and Jared Easley of Podcast Movement, he got the idea of starting his own podcasting conference for the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
- 07:26 - The idea behind my Podcast Junkies t-shirts
- 08:50 - Joe’s Mic Dropper shirt and creating shirts people want to wear
- 11:18 - His MAPCON shirts
- 14:01 - The origins of MAPCON
- 22:37 - His knack for being a very generous host
- 25:23 - What sets his conference apart from other podcast conferences
- 26:43 - The “Dating Game” panel they created with podcast coaches & new podcasters
- 28:13 - MAPCON’s, “Create a Podcast on the Fly” contest
- 29:04 - One of the things he had to learn to improve MAPCON
- 31:28 - Adding another day to MAPCON 2018
- 32:54 - What drew him to DJ’ing early on in his life
- 35:42 - When I first started DJ’ing
- 38:46 - Joe’s Adventurtorium album and how it led him to start podcasting
- 41:10 - His experience editing audio and how he got the idea for his podcast
- 46:01 - The different types of series he’s done on his show
- 47:29 - The new series he just launched
- 49:21 - A common theme he’s noticed in his conversations on The Dreamers podcast
- 51:57 - What drives him to keep writing books
- 54:47 - His new book, Sales Won’t Save Your Business
- 56:09 - Joe talks about the three other books he’s written
- 1:00:14 - Joe’s two pieces of advice for content creators
- 1:02:02 - Something he’s changed his mind about recently
- 1:04:31 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Joe-Pardo-interview
Direct download: PJ162-JoePardo.mp3
-- posted at: 4:22am EDT
Mon, 26 February 2018
Named one of the best podcasts of 2017 by The Atlantic, The Adventures of Memento Mori, by D.S. Moss, is about death and living a more meaningful and purposeful life. By exploring the science, mysticism, and culture around death, D.S. takes the big elephant in the room and puts it front and center so you’re forced to face this subject that is taboo to so many people.
With topics that range from communicating with the dead, ego death and ayahuasca, to your digital afterlife, The Adventures of Memento Mori, will have you start looking at life and death in a whole new light.
- 06:12 - What The Adventures of Memento Mori is all about
- 07:43 - The story behind starting his podcast
- 10:55 - The process he took in formulating the show
- 12:28 - If his friends worried once they found out what his podcast was about
- 14:01 - Talking about the idea of dying in his first episode
- 14:46 - Advanced Directives and why it’s important that you have one
- 15:47 - Whether or not it was important for him to have a personal connection to the topics he set out to cover
- 17:48 - His experience in putting together the Psychedelic Ego Death/Ayahuasca episodes (#13 & #14)
- 19:58 - My practice of ayahuasca
- 21:16 - Being bothered by consumerism and waste post-ayahuasca
- 22:23 - Being named one of the best podcasts (#31) of 2017 by The Atlantic
- 26:16 - My interview with Andrew Mason and his product, Descript
- 28:00 - His workflow and overlaying his show on top of the Freakonomics formula
- 29:03 - If he’s been able to meet any of his podcast heroes as a result of his show
- 30:18 - Being surrounded by podcasters in New York City
- 32:14 - Podcast conferences and the benefits I find in attending them
- 35:39 - The shows he was listening to when he came up for the idea of his podcast
- 38:05 - A group of people who thought his show got too personal
- 41:05 - One of the reasons he did psychedelics and tried to transcend ego
- 41:52 - Where he was born and the different places he has lived
- 42:19 - Living in his favorite city - New York City
- 43:56 - The missteps he encountered when he started to promote his show
- 48:20 - Not feeling natural promoting his show in the social media space
- 51:04 - Something he’s changed his mind about
- 53:09 - The most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/D.S.-Moss-interview
Direct download: PJ161-DSMoss.mp3
-- posted at: 10:39pm EDT
Fri, 16 February 2018
For over 10 years, Chel Hamilton has been a hypnotherapist. She decided to create her podcast, Meditation Minis, which focuses on helping people manage their stress and anxiety through guided meditations, after a friend of hers kept insisting she start a podcast on meditation. She committed to doing six episodes, but 6 million downloads later, Chel is only just beginning.
With big plans to take Meditation Minis to the next level by incorporating Virtual Reality technology in the future and adding workshop weekends to her repertoire, it’s definitely safe to say that Chel got more than she bargained for when she set out on her journey of podcasting.
- 07:04 - Her biggest takeaway from Podcast Movement 2017
- 08:32 - The sessions she found interesting at Podcast Movement
- 09:10 - Chel explains the Sparks talks from Podcast Movement
- 10:47 - How she got the idea for Meditation Minis
- 13:04 - Why she found it surprising that her podcast has had such a positive effect on people
- 14:46 - Why she designed her show the way she did
- 17:26 - When she was first introduced to meditation
- 18:34 - Chel explains who Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) is
- 20:27 - How she became involved with hypnotherapy
- 23:20 - What steps she took to ensure she would have a successful business and podcast
- 27:06 - Why she didn’t end her podcast after her first year as she originally planned
- 27:49 - The idea of the concept Know, Like, and Trust
- 29:25 - Repurposing her content for people to purchase
- 31:18 - How she approaches recording longer meditation sessions
- 33:44 - Where she learned how to mix sound for her podcast
- 37:22 - Combining all her skill sets
- 37:48 - Her plans to create virtual reality immersive guided meditations
- 39:17 - Podcast Junkies in virtual reality?
- 41:13 - The therapeutic possibilities of using virtual reality technology
- 41:29 - Our experience with Float Tanks
- 44:04 - Growing up and moving away from Columbus, Ohio
- 45:38 - The person who is most surprised of where she has ended up
- 46:21 - Her relationship with sponsors
- 47:31 - If she thinks about different ways to grow her show
- 50:39 - Her three day Emotional Detox workshop
- 51:52 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 52:25 - Something she’s changed her mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/checl-hamilton-interview
Direct download: PJ160-ChelHamilton.mp3
-- posted at: 8:51am EDT
Sun, 4 February 2018
Mary Nichols, a.k.a. DJ Fusion, is a seasoned radio DJ and podcaster. She hosts the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast, FuseBox Radio with her co-host and business partner, John (The Black Hawk), which focuses on bringing a diverse mix of independent and mainstream Black Music from all over the world along with relevant commentary, news, and guest interviews.
Mary got her start in radio while she was a student at Rutgers University where she hosted her first radio spot that ran from midnight until two in the morning and where FuseBox radio was founded. Since then, she’s gone on to have a long and illustrious career spanning almost 20 years and started the media based entertainment company, FuseBox Media LLC that delves into the mediums of photography, DJ’ing and writing.
- 09:04 - Mary recounts the story of when she first stepped into a radio station
- 10:37 - When she first learned of podcasts
- 12:28 - The bird watchers podcast I discovered through Twitter
- 15:43 - Spotify’s growing number of podcast downloads
- 20:43 - The format of Mary’s show
- 24:44 - The founding of her media based entertainment company
- 27:48 - The fans of her show
- 29:22 - Our mutual love of DJ’ing
- 36:13 - The origin story of her moniker, DJ Fusion
- 42:06 - The first time she got the opportunity to inject her opinion on a matter as a DJ
- 45:24 - How she handles using copyrighted music on her show
- 50:59 - Where she sees her show going in the future
- 01:02:28 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 01:03:37 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mary-nichols-interview
Direct download: PJ159-MaryNichols.mp3
-- posted at: 10:17pm EDT
Fri, 26 January 2018
Karen Yankovich is a Social Media Marketing Consultant, speaker, and the host of the Good Girls Get Rich podcast. Although she’s new to podcasting, she’s taken her digital marketing experience and expertise in LinkedIn to launch a show aimed at entrepreneurs and small business owners who don’t understand how to use social media and online digital tools and help them to establish confident brands and elevate their income and businesses.
Karen has had success showing companies how they can use LinkedIn to get new clients and she also sees the value of using it in the podcasting space. With her finger on the pulse in the social media and digital marketing world and a lucrative consulting practice, you can be sure that there’s something Karen can help you with to elevate your brand.
- 04:47 - The story of how Karen and I met
- 09:19 - Why she changed her mind on the importance of her production quality
- 12:13 - The challenge of producing videos and why she considered using YouTube
- 13:58 - Karen’s audience and why she started her podcast
- 17:25 - The time I forgot to edit out the UPS man who interrupted a podcast recording
- 18:17 - Karen recounts one of her podcast faux pas
- 19:13 - Using Zoom for podcast recordings
- 20:39 - How far in advance she plans her episodes
- 23:32 - Her days working in corporate America to working in digital marketing
- 26:02 - If she found it scary going out on her own
- 27:15 - Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals
- 28:33 - Karen’s thoughts on being around like-minded people
- 29:45 - What a six figure salary means to an entrepreneur
- 31:09 - Masterminds and how they can help you grow
- 32:46 - My idea for a new segment I’m calling, Where Are They Now?
- 33:46 - Growing up in New Jersey
- 35:49 - How some people thought she was crazy for leaving her six figure part-time job
- 36:32 - Why others were asking her why she hadn’t left her job yet
- 39:01 - If she’s always had a creative streak
- 39:48 - Karen talks about one of the carnivals she planned
- 40:38 - Why she feels LinkedIn is so important for corporations and entrepreneurs
- 41:16 - The mentors that have been helpful to her in her career
- 45:00 - How LinkedIn can be useful to podcasters
- 50:58 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 51:38 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/karen-yankovich-interview
Direct download: PJ158-KarenYankovich.mp3
-- posted at: 12:40am EDT
Wed, 17 January 2018
Charles Beckwith is the host of American Fashion and Fashion Is Your Business podcast He once ran an online fashion magazine, studied, then dropped out of filmmaking, interned on Dawson’s Creek, and has a network called Mouth Media Network. Phew! We cover all this and more on this fascinating chat. Enjoy!
- 00:09 - How Charles and I met
- 02:56 - When he recorded his first podcast
- 04:16 - How long he had been a filmmaker when he started his podcast
- 05:16 - The microphone he’s using for this podcast episode
- 06:01 - How he developed his relationship with Sennheiser
- 06:55 - Why he feels Sennheiser saw the value of partnering with him and his show
- 07:48 - Charles explains what fashion technology is
- 08:37 - Stella McCartney and vegan and environmentally friendly materials
- 10:58 - The excitement behind wearable tech
- 11:31 - A company that’s making custom shoes for $250
- 12:29 - The article he wrote on how the fashion industry could use blockchain tech
- 13:15 - Syndicated Media’s idea to replace iTunes as the hub of podcast RSS feeds with a blockchain
- 13:38 - What blockchain technology means
- 15:13 - Where his love of fashion comes from
- 15:43 - His most noticeable episodes
- 17:37 - Why he likes having a panel on his podcast
- 18:33 - How he’s grown as a host since the start of his show
- 19:47 - Why he has a love/hate relationship with the show Project Runway
- 20:15 - Charles explains how he starts every episode of American Fashion
- 21:30 - What he does with episodes where the conversations weren’t great
- 22:10 - His network, Mouth Media Network and his first show of the network
- 24:42 - The podcast player he and his team is developing
- 28:53 - Whether or not he’s worked on a mobile app before
- 29:22 - His love of technology, Kevin Kelly from Wired, and the 2600 magazine
- 30:29 - His piece of fiction in 2600 magazine and his involvement with their conference
- 31:57 - Mouth Media Network’s different podcasts
- 32:54 - If he’s ever put a network together before and what he’s learned from creating his network
- 34:52 - Where he thought he would be at this point in his life
- 37:01 - His approach to networking and making connections
- 37:53 - The Stone Soup story
- 40:55 - When he started to put his skills as a connector to use
- 42:44 - Something he’s changed his mind about recently
- 43:05 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 45:14 - What’s got him excited for the upcoming year
- 47:40 - The podcast conferences he plans on attending this year
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/charles-beckwith-interview
Direct download: PJ157-CharlesBeckwith.mp3
-- posted at: 4:04am EDT
Wed, 10 January 2018
If you’ve ever used Groupon to grab a discount at a local business then you can thank Andrew Mason for that. He’s the founder and former CEO and he has an appetite for creating cool and useful products like Groupon.
Four years ago he took the idea of Groupon’s ability to use a phone’s GPS to provide discounts to its customers and applied it to location-based audio tours with a company called Detour. His latest venture, Descript, the world’s first audio processor, is geared towards anyone who works with audio and is in need of transcription services.
With the ability to transcribe hours of audio in under five minutes, Descript is a tool that podcasters might want to take note of. But the real magic of Descript is its ability to edit audio by editing text. Magic! Listen in to find out what else Descript can do, it may just be the tool you’ve been waiting for.
- 05:32 - Andrew’s company, Detour, and its role in the podcasting space
- 07:11 - If he thought Detour would be as easily consumed as podcasts are
- 08:42 - The potential of taking snippets of Detour to use for a podcast
- 10:15 - What he’s learned from launching Detour
- 11:46 - How the idea of his transcription tool, Descript was born
- 14:43 - My first thoughts on Descript
- 15:39 - Descript’s ability to insert voices and delete words
- 17:56 - Andrew talks about how Descript can be integrated into your workflow
- 22:42 - Descript’s machine-learning capabilities
- 24:15 - Andrew describes who can benefit from using Descript
- 26:54 - Descript’s goal in the future
- 28:10 - Descript’s ability to conduct phonetic analysis of words
- 28:43 - If Descript’s technology is new or if it was already around
- 29:36 - What has him excited about the podcasting space
- 31:09 - His two favorite podcasts
- 32:12 - If the desire to create things has always been in his blood
- 33:41 - The person who showed him what hard work looks like
- 35:57 - What he’s learned from previous experiences in his career
- 39:12 - If a podcast is in Descript’s future
- 40:44 - Why he loves podcasts and The Daily podcast
- 42:32 - What he learned about empathy and judgment at Groupon
- 44:38 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/andrew-mason-interview
Direct download: PJ156-AndrewMason.mp3
-- posted at: 5:36am EDT
Fri, 5 January 2018
Cliff Ravenscraft has helped more than 35,000 people launch their podcasts and get their message out into the world for the past 10 years. Also known as the Podcast Answer Man, Cliff used to work as an insurance agent, but he left that career after 12 years to start his own successful business that today generates about a half million dollars every year.
I am very thankful to Cliff because he was instrumental to the creation of Podcast Junkies so it is truly an honor to have him on the show. There are so many great things Cliff talks about and I can’t wait for you to hear it so go ahead and push that play button!
Full show notes: http://pjnk.es/155
Direct download: PJ155-Cliff-Ravenscraft.mp3
-- posted at: 6:24pm EDT
Thu, 28 December 2017
David Steele is the founder of the Steele Empire podcasting network that is home to A Quest for Magic and Steele, which he hosts and produces with his children, and Ark City, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the listener tags along with the hero of the story as it unfolds on each episode. Always searching for new ways to feed his creative hunger and bond with his family, David decided to start A Quest for Magic and Steele which is based off of the popular role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Complete with character voices and a Gamemaster, A Quest for Magic and Steele is played out live for its listeners to enjoy and enthrall themselves in this improvised fantasy world.
Full show notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/david-steele-interview/
Direct download: PJ154-David-Steele.mp3
-- posted at: 8:10pm EDT
Fri, 15 December 2017
Trules is the host of e-travels with e. trules. He's lived an incredibly interesting life and recently discovered the world of podcasting. He's an artist, “self-producer and self-initiator”, an amazing storyteller and has taught theater at USC for 31 years. He's been a performer for almost five decades as a modern dancer and a clown, of all things! Going into his last year of teaching he was offered a grant from the school for a project of his choosing and he chose a podcast. And we're lucky he did!
Full show notes: http://pjnk.es/153
Direct download: PJ153-Eric-Trules.mp3
-- posted at: 9:30pm EDT
Thu, 7 December 2017
David Ridgen is a Toronto-based filmmaker for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and host of Someone Knows Something, a true crime podcast that digs deep to uncover the truth of unsolved crimes. Trained as a documentary storyteller as a filmmaker, David takes those same skills and applies them to SKS to deliver a podcast that is very well produced, investigated, and meticulously crafted. His experience as an investigator and journalist serves him well and he no doubt has helped catapult the rising interest of true crime podcasts.
- 05:50 - His true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something (SKS)
- 08:41 - The difference between making a podcast and an investigative film
- 09:56 - Why he doesn’t listen to podcasts or watch documentaries
- 11:36 - The unfamiliarity of podcasts in Canada
- 13:12 - Why he stepped away and felt hesitant returning to work on SKS
- 16:30 - How he copes and decompresses from the heavy subject matter of SKS
- 18:32 - His background with investigative journalism
- 19:53 - How he approaches asking the tough questions
- 21:49 - The beauty and effectiveness of silence
- 23:13 - His interest in Michael Moore’s work and the people who have helped him in his career
- 25:16 - How he goes about finding a case to investigate
- 28:20 - The importance of the process of looking at the cases he investigates
- 30:37 - The many families still seeking closure from unsolved crime cases
- 31:56 - His team that helps him deliver SKS
- 34:01 - The involved production process behind SKS
- 36:09 - The music and source audio behind SKS
- 38:03 - The lengthy scripts that are involved to produce SKS
- 38:56 - The support of his friends and family in his work
- 41:34 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/david-ridgen-interview
Direct download: PJ152-DavidRidgen.mp3
-- posted at: 9:04pm EDT
Wed, 29 November 2017
Clay Groves is host of the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast, an ice fishing guide, and a grant writer based out of New Hampshire. Although he and co-founder Dave Kellum started the podcast in 2013, they first started Fish Nerds in 2011 as a writing project with the hope of publishing a book about catching and eating every fresh water fish in New Hampshire.
Even though the book project never materialized, it did grow into the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast and with over 170 episodes under his belt, Clay has found a very specific and niche topic that has proven to catch his audience’s attention.
- 03:58 - The backstory behind the Fish Nerds and the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast
- 07:35 - MAPCON: Clay’s first experience with a podcasting conference
- 08:51 - Clay’s background in education and his opinion on conferences in the education space and how MAPCON compares to them
- 10:05 - What he thinks about the podcast community at MAPCON
- 11:25 - Road trip adventures with Podcast Junkies episode 136 guest, Amanda Doughty
- 12:05 - How he met Amanda and their collaborations
- 13:01 - Making friends through podcasting
- 13:33 - How using Patreon has greatly helped him with podcasting
- 17:48 - How to get the most out of a service like Patreon
- 22:33 - Advertising his ice fishing guide business on his podcast
- 22:51 - Some of the challenges of podcasting while ice fishing
- 24:28 - What people are mostly surprised about with ice fishing
- 26:07 - The sustainability behind ice fishing
- 27:09 - How thick the ice has to be for ice fishing, snowmobiles, trucks, and airplanes
- 29:51 - How he feels about getting paid for ice fishing and what he’s doing to grow his business
- 32:39 - Clay shares one of his most memorable fishing stories
- 37:34 - People’s natural tendency to help others who are in a bad situation
- 40:03 - How he got into teaching
- 41:56 - How he almost had a career in the music industry and when Nirvana stunk
- 44:51 - The How to Play Guitar with Clay podcast - good or bad idea?
- 46:18 - Why he likes trying new stuff and the different things he’s done
- 49:11 - His daughter’s acting endeavors
- 52:36 - Allowing your children the freedom to explore different interests
- 54:58 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 58:11 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 01:01:01 - Clay talks about the time he first heard about me and Podcast Junkies
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/clay-groves-interview
Direct download: PJ151-ClayGroves.mp3
-- posted at: 8:01am EDT
Wed, 22 November 2017
Pat Flynn is an entrepreneur, blogger, author, podcaster, and host of The Smart Passive Income podcast. Pat has been helping people build passive income-driven online businesses ever since 2008.
- 07:04 - Pat’s experience with speaking in front of large audiences
- 08:00 - His earliest memory of performing on a stage
- 09:26 - The role he plays in his kid’s future career paths
- 10:37 - What scares him the most as a parent
- 12:08 - His opinion on children using devices such as iPads
- 13:16 - His earliest recollection of a video game console
- 14:20 - His most obsessive moments with video games and his gamer handle
- 15:46 - His passion for technology
- 16:10 - The things you sometimes have to do for great vlog footage
- 17:34 - His recent foray into vlogging
- 19:39 - If there is something specific about the vlogging medium to be considerate of
- 21:15 - The importance of relinquishing control and having the right team around you
- 23:26 - Some mistakes he’s made and what you can learn from them
- 24:54 - Having Standard Operating Procedures in place for your team
- 25:47 - What Pat does to ensure he’s always challenging himself and his network of peers
- 27:16 - What he’s currently doing that’s scaring him and pushing him out of his comfort zone
- 29:44 - Selling his podcasting course on stage for the first time
- 34:09 - Handling when everyone wants a piece of Pat Flynn
- 35:50 - What he does to balance his work/life experience
- 39:24 - His relationship with friends from his past
- 41:38 - How he handles giving his time to his fan base at various events
- 43:42 - Raising the bar each time he performs
- 45:26 - What he learned about creating keynote speeches
- 46:28 - His most famous keynote speech and perfecting it each time he performs
- 48:47 - Why he spends the whole time at the events he attends
- 50:08 - If he ever reflects back on his career
- 51:05 - Why he didn’t dance at his prom and his favorite speaking technique revealed
- 52:36 - The first time he ever hit the dance floor
- 53:59 - His friend and mentor, Chris Ducker
- 55:31 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 58:46 - The most misunderstood thing about him
- 59:58 - His newest project, Build Your Own Brand
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/pat-flynn-interview
Direct download: PJ150-PatFlynn.mp3
-- posted at: 8:12am EDT
Thu, 16 November 2017
Mark Ramsey is the host of Inside The Exorcist and Inside Psycho, podcasts that dive deep to tell the stories behind the making of legendary blockbuster movies. Mark’s podcasts are essentially a television series without pictures, audio graphic novels and biopics where the listener is immersed in sounds that help paint the picture and masterfully accompany the storytelling to create an unforgettable Orwellianesque audio experience.
If you haven’t listened to Mark’s podcasts yet, I’ve included a brief sample of Inside The Exorcist at the end of this podcast that is sure to grasp you and make you hit that subscribe button.
- 04:22 - How he got connected with Hernan Lopez of Wondery
- 05:18 - Mark’s podcasting experience and his thoughts on the podcasting space
- 06:42 - His thoughts on Netflix and its myriad of choices
- 07:59 - When he first learned of podcasts and what he thought about the name
- 09:05 - It shouldn’t be so difficult to listen to a podcast
- 10:46 - Mark talks about how he came up with the Inside Psycho podcast series
- 14:20 - His response to people that say his podcasts are not accurate
- 16:36 - If non-fictional stories are more impactful than fictional stories
- 16:54 - Alfred Hitchcock and his über successful movie, Psycho
- 18:41 - The process of making art and what he hopes comes out of his shows
- 19:26 - HBO’s documentary on Steven Spielberg
- 21:12 - Replicating the success recipe of Silence of the Lambs on his shows
- 23:12 - His ever evolving storytelling skills and the importance of audio in storytelling
- 25:34 - Using silence as a color in storytelling
- 27:03 - Creating your own unique format instead of replicating other shows
- 29:44 - How the podcasting space has room for innovation
- 30:38 - What you can expect to hear on the first episode of Inside The Exorcist
- 31:39 - Where he feels his interest lies
- 32:45 - The problem with video and how the audio medium compares to it
- 36:41 - The people who have influenced Mark’s work
- 43:10 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mark-ramsey-interview
Direct download: PJ149-MarkRamsey.mp3
-- posted at: 12:14am EDT
Wed, 1 November 2017
Annett Bone is a dancer, entrepreneur, and the host of The DancePreneuring Studio podcast where she speaks with dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, studio owners, and others in the dance world so they can share their personal stories of the challenges they’ve encountered and the success they’ve experienced in this highly competitive arena.
In this conversation, Annett opens up about her own personal struggles and confronting her self-doubt, how she became involved with dancing, why she started her podcast, and how its helped her grow and opened the door to so many opportunities.
- 03:14 - Where I met Annett
- 04:18 - Her experience with podcasting conferences
- 05:43 - The differences between business and podcasting conferences
- 07:47 - How she got started on her entrepreneurial journey
- 13:55 - Dealing with “Imposter Syndrome”
- 14:26 - Not letting self-doubt stop her from trying new things like starting a podcast
- 17:10 - When she became aware of tapping into her intuition
- 18:52 - The work she was involved with before starting her podcast
- 21:08 - How Annett got started with dancing
- 25:46 - Immersing yourself around talented people to elevate your own talent
- 28:04 - What drove her to start her podcast
- 30:10 - How one particular guest inspired and motivated her during a challenging time
- 32:32 - How she’s grown as a podcaster since starting her show
- 33:39 - Annett explains why she thinks she was so self-conscious early on in her life
- 36:21 - What attracted her about homeschooling
- 39:09 - The kind of feedback she’s received from her listeners
- 43:30 - Her experience and thoughts on public speaking
- 47:05 - An upcoming project she’s working on that’s still hush-hush
- 48:52 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 50:38 - How she tackles making decisions in her life
- 52:31 - The trepidation she felt before speaking at MAPCON
- 53:56 - What she learned about the podcasters she met and heard at MAPCON
- 55:09 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/annett-bone-interview
Direct download: PJ148-AnnettBone.mp3
-- posted at: 11:52am EDT
Thu, 26 October 2017
Scott Mulvaney is a self-professed adrenaline junkie. From fighting fires to jumping out of planes, mountain biking, rock climbing and more, Scott lives to live a Fired Up Epic Life.
As the creator of the brand and podcast, Live the FUEL, he aims to inspire people to get out of their comfort zone and try new things in order to reach new goals in life. Scott is a high energy, motivational, and inspirational person as is evident in our conversation and by the end of this podcast you’ll be itching to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself to new heights.
- 04:37 - Scott’s two and half hour podcast episode and why he doesn’t edit
- 06:03 - The MAPCON conference and his experience with it
- 08:58 - Scott’s background and how his podcast has helped grow his brand
- 10:10 - The origins of his brand, Live the Fuel
- 13:44 - How I came up with the Podcast Junkies brand
- 15:54 - The story of he became involved with helping others
- 21:09 - Scott’s work ethic
- 25:46 - The new Point Break movie, adrenaline junkies and their need for more
- 28:02 - Getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things like fighting fires
- 31:24 - What made him decide that he wanted to fight fires
- 37:30 - What Scott tells people who want to explore beyond their comfort zone
- 40:10 - What Scott went through when he left the firefighting life
- 42:58 - Opening up about his struggles and challenges on his podcast
- 46:38 - Scott’s advice on what to do when you run out of things to talk about
- 49:36 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 51:47 - The number of skydiving jumps he’s made
- 52:27 - The story of my first jump
- 54:02 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/scott-mulvaney-interview
Direct download: PJ147-ScottMulvaney.mp3
-- posted at: 9:27am EDT
Wed, 18 October 2017
Jim Collison is the host of the Home Gadget Geeks podcast where he helps people navigate through all of the consumer technology that is out there today. He is also the creator of the Average Guy Network, a channel the “average guy” can visit to get all the information they need to help inform and educate themselves with all the different facets of technology.
Jim recently celebrated 10 years working at Gallup where he was instrumental in the development of a college and high school technical internship program in Omaha, Nebraska and in launching a podcast based around what Gallup is known for - their Strengths Finder Assessments. Gallup now has four podcasts which he helps produce and host. We talk all about it here.
- 06:10 - The best time to be a podcaster
- 07:25 - When listeners of your show provide you feedback
- 09:34 - Jim’s healthy Twitter community and his wildly popular weather tweets
- 12:07 - The challenges of responding to your community and how Jim manages it
- 15:26 - The first time he heard of podcasts and the first ones he was listening to
- 18:24 - His job at Gallup and how he was instrumental in implementing a podcast there
- 23:01 - How Jim sold the idea to Gallup to start a podcast
- 25:48 - The importance of having structure on your show
- 28:28 - Practice makes perfect
- 30:15 - How being a podcaster has prepared him to be an MC
- 33:22 - Jim explains the reason he started his network, Average Guy TV
- 35:48 - Whether or not he consolidates his RSS feeds and other tech questions
- 38:41 - The story of how he first met Dave Jackson
- 42:37 - How long Ask the Podcast Coach has been running and interesting moments
- 45:46 - What Gallup is known for
- 47:24 - The Gallup Strengths Finder Assessment and what it said about Jim
- 52:35 - His wife and children’s strengths
- 53:40 - The challenges of balancing his professional and personal life
- 57:25 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 59:49 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jim-collison-interview
Direct download: PJ146-JimCollison.mp3
-- posted at: 4:44am EDT
Wed, 11 October 2017
After answering an ad from a radio producer in Houston, Texas that was looking for an idea for a radio show, Colleen Mullen received a phone call saying that she had been chosen as the lucky person to launch a podcast - in less than a month! With no prior broadcasting experience, she jumped in two feet first into the podcasting ring and created the Coaching Through Chaos podcast where she interviews authors and experts in the field of psychology to help them navigate through the chaos in their lives.
Colleen is also the co-host of another podcast called Shrink to Shrink and she runs a private practice as a relationship therapist in San Diego, California where she specializes in high conflict couples.
- 05:21 - Colleen’s relationship with technology
- 05:52 - How she started podcasting
- 09:34 - Hurricanes, earthquakes, aftershocks, and tremors
- 14:03 - Fulfilling her commitment to launch Coaching Through Chaos
- 15:24 - The response she’s received on her podcast and the connections she’s made
- 17:07 - Her second podcast, Shrink to Shrink
- 18:09 - What she has gotten out of going to podcasting conferences
- 21:33 - Podcast Movement and being completely present in conversations
- 23:54 - Colleen shares an exciting story from Podcast Movement
- 26:41 - Building lasting connections and treating your guests like gold
- 28:29 - Using her podcast as a way to leverage and enhance her business
- 32:06 - If social media is bringing us closer together or further apart
- 34:12 - The younger generation’s erosion of social skills
- 35:15 - How constant communication through texting is bad for couples
- 36:58 - If experiences with clients and guests on her show merge with one another
- 38:26 - Using podcasts to establish yourself as a thought leader
- 40:33 - The creative way she brands her podcast in her waiting room
- 43:25 - Her time growing up in New York
- 46:20 - Reminiscing about old New York clubs and NYC living
- 49:36 - Visiting museums when she’s in big cities
- 50:06 - One of her memorable museum experiences
- 51:39 - Our experience with contemporary art installations
- 54:03 - Her story about the powerful ‘The Lost Boys’ painting by Kerry James Marshall
- 57:50 - The first time I saw Rembrandt’s Night Watch painting
- 58:59 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 01:01:08 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/colleen-mullen-interview
Direct download: PJ145-ColleenMullen.mp3
-- posted at: 5:03am EDT
Thu, 5 October 2017
Richard Davies is a journalist with over 30 years experience covering breaking news in politics and business who has now turned to podcasting to find the solutions to the problems that weigh heavily on all of our minds. He co-hosts the How Do We Fix It podcast alongside his longtime friend and journalist, Jim Meigs. Their show looks to find better ways to talk about the issues and problems that all of us face by featuring innovative thinkers and discussing with them the solutions to these often complex situations
- 03:13 - His thoughts on Podcast Movement
- 04:49 - The differences between being an on-air news correspondent and a podcaster
- 05:53 - If his colleagues are curious about his podcasting journey and one thing he’s really learned from podcasting
- 07:08 - The habits he needed to unlearn from radio when he began to podcast
- 07:44 - What inspired him to take on podcasting
- 09:16 - The shows he was listening to that gave him inspiration
- 10:25 - The host of his show, Jim Meigs and their relationship
- 11:26 - Richard explains, Change My Mind, the first show he wanted to produce
- 13:06 - What he did to get guests on his show and what they discovered about attracting guests
- 14:06 - How he and Jim promise guests a lively interview
- 15:15 - If guests tell them that the interview was different than what their used to
- 15:49 - Who his dream guests are
- 16:38 - What Jim and Neil deGrasse Tyson have in common
- 17:25 - The feedback they’ve received that’s changed the direction of their show
- 19:08 - If he’s surprised by the personal nature of podcasting
- 19:53 - Richard proselytizing for podcasts and how he shows people where to find his
- 21:48 - The fall of the Berlin Wall: his favorite story he covered as a journalist
- 24:17 - Appreciating and covering historical moments in history such as 9/11
- 25:17 - His time living in Hastings, NY and Britain
- 25:59 - How spending time in the States and England has shaped his worldview
- 26:41 - When he first knew he wanted to become a journalist
- 28:16 - If watching journalists on TV was important to him growing up and emulating your idols
- 29:39 - Two of his favorite journalists
- 30:42 - Films he thinks have portrayed the news and journalism accurately
- 33:08 - What he thinks of HBO’s, The Newsroom
- 33:37 - Richard talks about his episode with Aaron Pilhofer, How Trust Can Save Journalism
- 37:19 - How he feels about some podcasts
- 38:36 - The idea behind the Fix It Shorts
- 40:58 - Where his motivation to continue podcasting comes from
- 42:09 - How Donald Trump’s election has changed our political landscape
- 43:41 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 46:04 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 46:37 - Richard asks me a few questions about his show
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/richard-davies-interview
Direct download: PJ144-RichardDavies.mp3
-- posted at: 5:50pm EDT
Wed, 27 September 2017
After Elle Martinez got engaged, she started to go over her and her soon to be husband’s finances and quickly realized that they were in two completely different places. Looking for guidance, she began reading personal finance blogs but couldn’t find anyone talking about how to merge and manage your finances once you got married so she started a blog called Couple Money and eventually, the Couple Money podcast.
Through her blog and podcast, Elle has been helping families to achieve financial freedom by sharing her tips and life lessons for reducing debt, increasing income, and building net worth. She is the author of Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money and she has recorded over 200 episodes of Couple Money.
- 05:45 - Her upcoming talk about “personal finance being more personal” at FinCon
- 07:30 - How she got into podcasting
- 08:46 - What the impetus was for starting her blog, Couple Money
- 13:08 - Her listenership
- 13:54 - When listeners go back to binge on all your episodes
- 14:48 - How she would record episodes during her daughter’s nap time
- 15:43 - What “cash-flowing” means and how she learned to edit her podcast
- 18:26 - What she was hoping to get out of Podcast Movement 2017
- 20:52 - The memorable business cards she passed out at Podcast Movement
- 22:46 - The different types of guests she has on her show
- 25:09 - Her mentors and role models in the FinCon space
- 27:29 - Her most profound episode where she learned so much empathy
- 27:29 - Her most profound episode where she learned so much empathy
- 32:07 - If she’s ever had a guest on the show that said something their spouse wasn’t aware of
- 33:22 - The joy of keeping podcasts real
- 34:44 - Debt and depression
- 38:53 - How she’s grown and what she’s learned because of podcasting
- 40:49 - Her early interest in financing; bike stunts, and what she studied in school
- 43:08 - What her family thinks about her being a podcaster
- 46:09 - If she had any trepidation about entering the financial podcast arena
- 48:57 - If she thinks any of her kids will ever start podcasting
- 51:09 - Some podcasts we’re currently into
- 54:10 - Her thoughts on the Equifax data breach and something called, Chatbot
- 56:59 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 01:00:34 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 01:02:18 - Her idea for a game design podcast
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/elle-martinez-interview
Direct download: PJ143-ElleMartinez.mp3
-- posted at: 4:10am EDT
Wed, 20 September 2017
Natalie Eckdahl is the host of the Biz Chix podcast, a business coach and strategist who also leads mastermind groups for women entrepreneurs. She was inspired to start her podcast in 2014 because the business podcasts she was listening to mainly spotlighted men and she wanted to listen from more women entrepreneurs who were balancing a business and a family just like she was.
With nearly 300 episodes under her belt, Natalie has been able to provide a platform to women business owners and leaders whose voices are often underrepresented while also sharing her own knowledge and expertise to other female entrepreneurs who are looking to start and improve upon their own businesses.
- 07:27 - Her thoughts on waiting for the right time to come on the show
- 08:27 - Lessons she’s learned to improve her podcast and business
- 11:32 - The first time she received feedback on her podcast
- 14:44 - How she got started in podcasting
- 20:02 - Thinking through how you want to design your podcast
- 24:09 - Finding your own voice
- 28:27 - My new favorite business podcast, More Cheese Less Whiskers
- 30:21 - Using your podcast for your business
- 32:28 - Using her Facebook group to connect her community to her podcast
- 35:12 - When she has to explain to people what she does for a living
- 35:32 - Her growing community of listeners and connecting with them at Podcast Movement
- 37:52 - Celebrity status within the small online world
- 38:33 - The powerful connections podcasts are able to make on listeners
- 41:24 - If podcast listening will evolve from a solo in-ear experience to a more communal radio-type listening style
- 43:44 - Featuring her kids on her podcast and if they will have their own show one day
- 47:05 - If Generation Zers will take to podcasts
- 48:03 - The new trend of TV shows turning into podcasts
- 50:23 - The big support she received from her husband when she started her podcast
- 53:26 - Creating memories and leaving a legacy through your podcast
- 55:37 - Being vulnerable and sharing personal stories with your audience
- 58:04 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 01:03:38 - How you can involve your listeners to help your podcast downloads grow
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/natalie-eckdahl-interview
Direct download: PJ142-NatalieEckdahl.mp3
-- posted at: 10:21am EDT
Wed, 6 September 2017
Meet Jay Connor, writer and one of the brilliant voices of the podcast, The Extraordinary Negroes, which he co-hosts with Alex Hardy. The Extraordinary Negroes tackles a wide range of issues and topics effecting the black community and aims to shed light and encourage dialogue on these important issues.
Their podcast has been featured in the New York Times, was nominated for Best Society & Culture podcast from The People’s Choice Podcast Awards, was featured in Bitch Media and they were invited to SXSW to perform a live recording of their show. Quite extraordinary for a podcast that has only been out for just one year.
I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to meet Jay and I’m just as excited to introduce him to all of you.
- 07:52 - How I met Jay
- 10:08 - If hip-hop and MCing should have an age limit
- 12:46 - Binging on hip hop documentaries
- 14:03 - When he first got interested in podcasting
- 15:32 - His two biggest influences for starting his podcast
- 16:03 - The event that led the way to his podcast blowing up
- 19:01 - The three things he thought of so his podcast could stand out from the crowd
- 19:24 - The meaning behind the name, The Extraordinary Negroes
- 21:27 - One of the things he’s looking to do in the future with his podcast
- 23:08 - Why he started The Extraordinary Negroes
- 25:27 - When he first got interested in writing
- 26:29 - Where he grew up
- 27:51 - Culture shock in the military and the biggest culture shock he ever experienced
- 28:52 - His time in the Air Force and why he chose to go to the military after high school
- 33:40 - War being such a traumatic experience
- 34:36 - Why he decided to turn down six figure salary job offers after the military
- 36:17 - His opinion of Edward Snowden
- 38:04 - How all his life experiences translate over to his podcast
- 39:47 - His desire to provide black women a platform to tell their stories and to encourage dialogue on dismantling patriarchy
- 42:05 - Empowering others to speak through his podcast
- 43:51 - The divisiveness the issue of transphobia is creating in the black community
- 46:27 - Transgender people in the military
- 48:02 - The responsibility that comes along with having a podcast
- 51:10 - Who in his family is surprised where he’s ended up in life
- 53:42 - What he liked about the format of the Combat Jack show
- 55:54 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 58:19 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 59:36 - His future plans for The Extraordinary Negroes
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jay-connor-interview
Direct download: PJ141-JayConnor.mp3
-- posted at: 7:40am EDT
Tue, 29 August 2017
Kwesi Hankins isn’t just a “Superfan” of Podcast Junkies, he’s a tremendous podcaster in his own right and the founder of Podwabbit, a collection of podcasts that cover such topics as sports, politics, tech news, and much more. You might say that Podwabbit affords its listeners an intimate look at all the different things that are going through Kwesi’s mind. With a podcast to suit every taste, the Podwabbit Network is sure to please even the most discerning of listeners.
- 04:33 - Where he’s from, where he’s been, and where he calls home now
- 07:19 - How he discovered Podcast Junkies
- 10:41 - “Inner-sation” - Kwesi’s first stab at podcasting
- 14:50 - The origins of Kwesi Wabbit and the Podwabbit Network
- 17:55 - His background in tech and Podwabbit’s most popular show
- 19:02 - Sports Chop Block and his other shows on the Podwabbit Network
- 22:39 - How much time he spends producing the shows on Podwabbit
- 24:34 - “Perfect is the enemy of done” - being OK with not being perfect
- 26:22 - Going remote with his portable podcasting gear
- 30:01 - Podcast Movement
- 32:43 - His search for the most affordable ear buds
- 33:44 - His passion for podcasting
- 36:11 - How he came up with the name for the Pajama Dialogues podcast
- 37:10 - Working from home
- 37:48 - My dog, Disco
- 38:35 - His full-time gig and his podcast, Intentional Grounding
- 42:46 - Stories from the ER and what he’s learned from those experiences
- 46:57 - Why his podcast network reminds me of the movie, Inside Out
- 47:53 - Why he didn’t want to have just one podcast and his idea for another show
- 50:08 - The Comfortably Numb podcast and his “buffet” of podcasts
- 52:54 - The Found Podcast and his thoughts on censorship in podcasting
- 56:10 - iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8
- 58:16 - What he would like to do to attract more people to the podcasting medium
- 59:28 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 01:00:16 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 01:01:26 - The origin of his name, Kwesi
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/kwesi-hankins-interview
Direct download: PJ140-KwesiHankins.mp3
-- posted at: 10:01am EDT
Wed, 16 August 2017
I’m happy to have Rob Greenlee, the Head of Podcast Content at Spreaker back on the show to talk about all things podcasting. Rob is a seasoned podcaster and veteran in the podcasting space. He hosts the Spreaker Live Show and is the co-host of the New Media Show along with Todd Cochrane where they’ve been talking about what’s happening in podcasting for the past five years.
On today’s show, Rob shares with us what he sees happening in the world of podcasting and its future, the rise of podcasting events across the U.S. and abroad, the upcoming panels he’s moderating at this years Podcast Movement, and more superb insight about podcasting that you don’t want to miss.
- 05:06 - The struggle of keeping up with your favorite podcasts
- 07:18 - Why people lose interest in the podcasts they listen to
- 10:41 - His podcast, The New Media Show with Todd Cochrane
- 14:35 - The topics The New Media Show focuses on
- 17:27 - The problem with Soundcloud as a podcasting platform
- 20:20 - Podcast hosting companies and their commitment to podcasters
- 22:11 - What Spreaker thinks about the future of podcasting
- 24:51 - The rise of more and more podcast hosting platforms
- 28:34 - The live podcasting space
- 34:12 - The “explosion” of podcasting events in the U.S.
- 36:11 - Radio vs Podcast content
- 37:47 - Are music radio stations in trouble?
- 38:44 - Podcast Movement Conference
- 40:01 - The National Association of Broadcasters Conference courting podcasts
- 42:43 - The panels he’s moderating at Podcast Movement 2017
- 47:04 - The possibility of a universal format to export podcast episodes to other platforms
- 49:13 - The Dynamic Ad Insertion tutorial training he’s helping lead at Podcast Movement
- 50:16 - Are Dynamic Ad Insertions right for you and your podcast?
- 53:39 - The growing number of new podcasters at podcasting conferences
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/rob-greenlee-interview
Direct download: PJ139-RobGreenlee.mp3
-- posted at: 11:17pm EDT
Wed, 9 August 2017
Nicole Abboud is the founder of Abboud Media and the Gen Why Lawyer podcast. A lawyer by trade, she soon came to the realization after practicing law for five years that it wasn’t the career she wanted for the rest of her life. So in 2015, after having conversations with young lawyers about their experiences practicing law, she decided to launch Gen Why Lawyer which eventually inspired her to stop practicing law and follow her passion of starting her own business - helping lawyers better brand themselves, millennial style. Nicole’s voice is helping inspire millennials and others not willing to settle for the status-quo to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
- 03:16 - Where I first met Nicole
- 05:25 - Which podcast got her interested in starting her podcast, Gen Why Lawyer
- 06:20 - Her background as a lawyer and how she got the idea to start her podcast
- 07:36 - When she was first bit by the entrepreneurial bug
- 08:45 - Leaving her law career to build her own business
- 09:27 - How going out on her own has changed what she covers on Gen Why Lawyer
- 10:31 - Her listener base
- 11:20 - How her guests left practicing law and the types of businesses they’ve opened
- 13:13 - Why she thinks Gen Why Lawyer has received great exposure
- 16:39 - What her parents thought when she started podcasting
- 17:19 - Her family’s ethnicity/heritage
- 19:02 - The concerns her parents had when she stopped practicing law
- 20:26 - What it was about practicing law that burnt her out
- 21:51 - The 9 to 5 employee mindset vs the entrepreneur mindset
- 24:19 - Compassionate Management
- 27:25 - When she realized that Compassionate Management was something she should pay attention to
- 29:03 - Defining Compassionate Management
- 30:06 - Holacracy
- 31:22 - The organizations she was involved with in high school
- 32:40 - The new podcast, What Trump Can Teach Us About Constitutional Law
- 34:23 - How she’s grown as a podcast host
- 35:56 - The episode of Gen Why Lawyer that stands out to her
- 38:35 - How podcasting has changed the way she interacts with people in person
- 39:11 - Is she an introvert or extrovert?
- 39:40 - What makes her uncomfortable talking to people “in real life”
- 43:02 - The ideas she first had for starting her own business
- 47:24 - Who she would love to have on her podcast
- 49:45 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 52:42 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 55:47 - What has her excited about returning to her podcast
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/nicole-abboud-interview
Direct download: PJ138-NicoleAbboud.mp3
-- posted at: 11:26pm EDT
Wed, 2 August 2017
Claire Duffy has worked as a screenwriter for over a decade and has loved films ever since she was a child. Her passion in movies led her to attend drama school and study directing. Later in life she worked in theatre in London and then attended film school in Vancouver. Now she is pursuing a new form of expression - podcasting. Her podcast, Women of Hollywood Land explores women in films from the 1910 and 1920’s and Claire couldn’t be more perfect for this new role. I was fortuitous enough to find her via Twitter and I’m excited to share her story and what you can expect to hear on Women of Hollywood Land.
- 04:58 - The first time she considered screenwriting as a career path
- 06:51 - Looking back at her journey on becoming a screenwriter
- 08:45 - Her earliest movie memory
- 11:13 - How her fascination with films started
- 13:54 - The first screenplay she wrote while at film school and the start of her blog
- 15:35 - How she got the idea to start her podcast, Women of Hollywood Land
- 17:19 - Her passion for female dominated films and filmmakers
- 19:01 - Her “ready, set, go” approach with things
- 20:51 - Where she went for information to get her podcast up and running
- 24:21 - How her podcast is being received
- 29:06 - Where she grew up and where she’d like her ashes to be scattered
- 31:11 - The first podcast she ever heard
- 31:45 - The intimacy of podcasting
- 33:48 - The Sleep With Me Podcast and what she finds interesting about podcasting
- 35:21 - Lost Hollywood films
- 38:25 - What to expect down the road with Women of Hollywood Land
- 40:07 - Other early Hollywood podcasts and what makes hers different
- 42:02 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 43:35 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/claire-duffy-interview
Direct download: PJ137-ClaireDuffy.mp3
-- posted at: 9:07am EDT
Wed, 26 July 2017
Amanda Doughty is the creator of the Great Beer Adventure podcast and a craft beer connoisseur. She travels with beer (sometimes on planes) to help show people just how great it is and documenting her adventures through her podcast. The Great Beer Adventure Podcast is more than just a tasting show, it dives deep into the hows and whys of craft brewing while spotlighting the individuals responsible for contributing to this growing movement.
- 06:45 - Why she loves podcasting, craft beer and why she travels with beer
- 08:02 - Her plans to start a TV show about craft beer
- 10:35 - How her TV show would be different than other craft beer shows
- 15:30 - My artsy Vampire movie picks
- 17:23 - Stephen King fun fact and my love of his books
- 19:45 - Crossing state lines with alcohol and Maine’s role in Prohibition
- 23:38 - The reason she started the Great Beer Adventure podcast
- 24:25 - How to seal your cooler when flying
- 25:29 - Why it’s difficult to get a beer company to sponsor her podcast
- 29:13 - The advertisers that are the best match for her show
- 33:14 - Her podcast gear
- 35:27 - The two different types of events she attends to showcase her podcast
- 38:34 - The time I interviewed Danny Peña and the Gamertag Radio crew at CBS Studios
- 40:07 - The best ever Show Notes and how she uses social media to grow her platform
- 42:39 - Her thoughts on collaborating with other beer podcasts
- 47:45 - Edible six-pack beer rings
- 53:26 - Her first beer story
- 59:13 - What sets the Great Beer Adventure apart from other beer shows
- 01:02:28 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 01:04:51 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/amanda-doughty-interview
Direct download: PJ136-AmandaDoughty.mp3
-- posted at: 4:19am EDT
Tue, 18 July 2017
Jay Soderberg, a.k.a. PodVader, emerged from the radio broadcasting world and is now fully immersed in podcasting. He’s been the Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio since 2014 and previously worked at ESPN for 16 years, spending his last eight years there as the lead producer for all their podcasts. He is the host and founder of the Next Fan Up podcast and a big champion for independent podcasters. As Jay puts it, he’s “fighting for the little guy” so they all have a seat at the table when podcasting becomes too big for the world to ignore. Fortunately, BlogTalkRadio helps him advance this narrative by helping podcasters get better at what they do, grow their audience, and monetize their shows. I’m happy Jay entered the podcasting arena and confident that the future of podcasting will be better off because of him.
- 07:01 - How he got the name, ‘PodVader’
- 09:00 - How he’s seen podcasting explode and the corporate vs the independent podcast
- 10:33 - What got him into podcasting and who influenced him early on
- 13:53 - Eric Hutchinson’s theme song for the Fantasy Focus podcast
- 15:06 - The Coke Zero campaign
- 17:10 - How the audience driven Coke Zero ad got started
- 19:19 - Matthew Berry’s background and podcasting experience
- 22:42 - The “It” factor - what makes a great podcast
- 25:13 - His love of radio, the “Lego Tapes” and his desire to become a radio broadcaster
- 32:15 - Can radio and podcasting co-exist?
- 34:37 - Adam Curry’s Podcaster Pro audio device
- 39:49 - His time at ESPN and working for Andy Toh at Blog Talk Radio
- 41:38 - Andy Toh as the Bill Belichick of podcasting
- 44:30 - What does Blog Talk Radio do and how can it help podcasters?
- 52:58 - Host read ads on Blog Talk Radio
- 01:05:06 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 01:05:58 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jay-soderberg-interview
Direct download: PJ135-JaySoderberg.mp3
-- posted at: 4:40am EDT
Thu, 6 July 2017
Dan Franks is one of three founders of Podcast Movement; a weekend gathering for anyone who is interested in or involved with podcasting that is chock full of speakers, panels, and breakout sessions from some of the most influential people in the industry. 2017 marks the fourth year of Podcast Movement and I spoke to Dan about how it got started, the challenges of planning for such a big event, and how he fell into the world of podcasting.
- 07:26 - The influx of podcasters who are no longer around
- 08:59 - Why some podcasts last and others don’t
- 10:58 - The first person who got him interested in podcasts
- 15:04 - When he knew he wanted to start his own podcast
- 17:02 - The approach he took when he interviewed John Lee Dumas on the Entrepreneur Showdown podcast
- 18:44 - What he learned from the Men Seeking Tomahawks podcast
- 20:41 - Understanding when it’s time to retire your podcast
- 24:23 - How Podcast Movement got started
- 27:19 - The Podcast Movement creators
- 30:00 - Launching Podcast Movement through Kickstarter and the lessons learned
- 33:58 - People’s misconceptions on the profitability of Podcast Movement
- 36:12 - How he started working for Midroll
- 38:16 - How it feels to be seen as a role model in the podcasting space
- 40:39 - Highlighting minority podcasters and other underrepresented groups
- 42:34 - The speaker submission process at Podcast Movement
- 44:10 - New apps appearing at Podcast Movement to help monetize your podcast
- 46:12 - The challenges of planning for an event like Podcast Movement
- 49:33 - Who in his family is surprised about the life he’s made around podcasting
- 50:38 - His biggest supporters
- 53:10 - How he manages the people wanting to be a part of his inner circle
- 54:20 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 55:02 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 55:49 - His attraction to event planning and live events
- 57:30 - Balancing the big name podcasters with the independent creators
- 59:48 - Working with the agents for the speakers at Podcast Movement
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/dan-franks-interview
Direct download: PJ134-DanFranks.mp3
-- posted at: 1:20am EDT
Tue, 27 June 2017
Ilana Levine is a seasoned actress from New Jersey who got her start on Broadway and later made it to the “silver screen” where she has appeared in such films as Failure to Launch, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Friends with Kids. She is also a director and newly minted podcaster where she interviews fellow actors on her hit podcast, Little Known Facts. Although she’s new to podcasting, Ilana's gift for making her guests feel safe and at ease is proof that she belongs in this arena. And because she approaches this newest endeavor with the same passion, commitment, and dedication that made her such a successful actress, it’s no wonder why Little Known Facts has been so well received.
- 09:06 - Why Ilana started her podcast, Little Known Facts, and the person behind the idea
- 13:51 - Where her skill for great conversation comes from
- 18:14 - Her interview with Octavia Spencer
- 20:59 - How she feels about people wanting to talk to her about podcasting instead of acting and the two criteria to be on her show
- 23:43 - Why she decided to transition away from theatre and Broadway
- 25:19 - Unexpected opportunities and connections arising from podcasting
- 28:46 - Jumping headfirst into the podcasting landscape and what she wants to offer with Little Known Facts
- 32:42 - Her Blue Apron sponsorship and Sweet and Sour Salmon with Bok Choy and Ginger Fried Rice recipe overload
- 37:56 - The story of when she knew she wanted to become an actress
- 40:26 - The person who inspired her to pursue an acting career
- 42:31 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 44:17 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 46:11 - Using her podcast as a platform to talk about important causes and organizations
- 49:58 - Her first Broadway play with Alan Alda and the incredible lesson she learned from him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/ilana-levine-interview
Direct download: PJ133-IlanaLevine.mp3
-- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
Tue, 20 June 2017
Niel Guilarte has had a love affair with movies for as long as he can remember and now he makes them for a living. As founder of his production company, Wildstyle Media Group, his podcast, All Things Post, and as a documentary film maker, Niel is the quintessential entrepreneur juggling multiple projects and tasks all at once and delivering quality content through various forms of media. Tune in to find out how he got started in film, how shooting homicide video for the police department helped hone his craft, how being a self-taught content creator didn’t stop him from going after his dreams and his previous life as a DJ and his love of freestyle music and vinyl records.
- 05:20 - The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary and The Messengers Podcast
- 06:57 - How Niel got involved with The Messengers film
- 08:19 - Niel’s background
- 15:48 - His most important film project
- 19:15 - Our love of freestyle music, turntables, and vinyl records
- 23:59 - How I used to schlep my DJ equipment around back in the day
- 26:05 - Legends of Freestyle Podcast idea
- 27:52 - Freestyle music - an audio history
- 30:49 - Shooting homicide video for the Orlando Police Department and how it helped improve his craft
- 37:16 - “Doing” in order to achieve your goals
- 38:58 - Niel’s big year
- 41:07 - Attracting the right people to detract “the haters”
- 45:14 - Where his positive outlook comes from
- 47:34 - Niel’s advice to the PJ tribe
- 49:22 - “Leveling up” and mentoring others
- 52:16 - The mentors who’ve helped shape his future
- 54:15 - All Things Post Podcast
- 55:29 - How he’s landing the big guests for his podcast
- 01:00:44 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
- 01:01:26 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 01:02:42 - What his family means to him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/niel-guilarte-interview
Direct download: PJ132-NielGuilarte.mp3
-- posted at: 9:09pm EDT
Wed, 14 June 2017
Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly is the host of The Art of Manufacturing Podcast where she interviews the entrepreneurs, founders, and CEO’s that are pushing the boundaries of the manufacturing world in Los Angeles and is the founder of Make it in LA. Before she started podcasting she studied Engineering at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and she created the first ever TEDx Talks while working at the University of Southern California (TEDxUSC) where she curated and hosted the talks for four years.
- 08:26 - Why she became interested in podcasting
- 11:39 - Where her high standards come from
- 14:34 - The story behind creating the first ever TEDx Talks
- 18:36 - What she learned about pitching ideas from putting TEDx together
- 21:19 - The decision making process
- 26:22 - Her, “I Have an Idea” folder
- 27:38 - Her dad and the invention he’s been working on
- 33:12 - Her experience of attending MIT as a woman
- 41:48 - The kind of guests she likes having on her podcast
- 44:58 - What she thinks make a really good interview
- 47:04 - How I select my Podcast Junkies guests
- 49:30 - My Venn Diagram
- 53:17 - Her most challenging interviews
- 54:30 - Her conversation with Dov Charney
- 59:13 - The type of guests she gets excited about having on her show
- 1:01:49 - That time she did an interview with a convicted murderer
- 1:06:07 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 1:07:00 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/z-holly-interview
Direct download: PJ131-ZHolly.mp3
-- posted at: 11:52pm EDT
Wed, 7 June 2017
Lee Silverstein is a survivor of childhood cancer and was later diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in 2011 after undergoing a routine colonoscopy. When he attended a podcasters meet-up in 2014 he was inspired to start his own podcast, the Colon Cancer Podcast, where he provides people the hope and support they need when they are told they have cancer. By providing cancer survivors and caretakers a platform to share their stories, Lee is a constant inspiration for the many people who have been affected by colon cancer.
- 06:57 - The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary
- 08:55 - How he felt about seeing himself on the “big screen”
- 09:34 - His colon cancer diagnosis
- 11:17 - How his idea for the Colon Cancer Podcast started
- 15:12 - How his community of supporters has helped provide the fuel for his podcast
- 16:55 - The first time he realized his podcast was making an impact on people’s lives
- 21:36 - A.G.E. and how spending time at the gym has helped him deal with his cancer
- 23:07 - How having a positive attitude has helped him battle cancer
- 27:16 - The factors that impacted his self-confidence growing up
- 28:46 - My older sister who passed away from leukemia
- 30:01 - What he remembers about having cancer as a child
- 31:00 - His fondest TV show memory
- 32:07 - The story of his connection with Greg Trout
- 34:44 - Determining who he wants on the podcast and finding topics for the show
- 36:38 - How having his podcast has helped him expand his own knowledge of cancer
- 38:23 - Podcasting as a cancer patient
- 42:46 - How he landed his first sponsor
- 45:17 - How his confidence has grown as a podcaster
- 47:49 - The events and communities of Chris Krimitsos
- 53:03 - His next podcast goals
- 55:48 - The tutelage of Glen the Geek
- 57:01 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
- 59:15 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/lee-silverstein-interview/
Direct download: PJ130-LeeSilverstein.mp3
-- posted at: 4:20am EDT
Thu, 25 May 2017
To celebrate my three year anniversary of Podcast Junkies, I had the pleasure of speaking with podcasting veteran, Gary Leland. Although Gary is a well-known Hall of Fame podcaster, there is so much more to him that makes him tick. I was so honored that Gary shared so many incredible stories from his life that he hasn’t shared before so we could all get to know him better.
I love bringing you these great conversations and I want to thank you for listening, for continuing to listen and I’m humbled to have you as part of the Podcast Junkies family.
- 03:44 - His online stores and businesses
- 09:18 - His view on inventions and ideas
- 10:59 - His mini-blinds and wallpaper business
- 19:09 - Innovations in wallpaper
- 21:18 - Why the wallpaper business fell from grace, what took its place, and its resurgence
- 25:13 - What it’s like working with his wife, Kathy
- 29:58 - What attracted him to Kathy
- 30:56 - What has changed about him over time
- 33:04 - When he realized Facebook was going to be a tool for business
- 33:37 - Pinball machines
- 35:18 - What he misses doing
- 36:27 - His two fondest surfing memories
- 48:35 - His childhood and growing up with guns
- 54:04 - How policing has changed and his run-ins with the law
- 01:07:03 - His very first business and the first time he got screwed in business
- 01:10:13 - Beating chess phenom Bobby Fischer
- 01:14:08 - Sneaking into sporting events
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/3ybonus-gary-leland-interview/
Direct download: PJ3YBONUS-GaryLeland.mp3
-- posted at: 2:00am EDT
Tue, 16 May 2017
As a former teacher for 10 years, Adam Lewis Walker decided to break away from the traditional classroom setting and life as a career professor in order to teach people more about success rather than academics. With an extensive background in teaching and a lot of hard work, Adam is now a best selling author and keynote speaker, a mentor and coach for entrepreneurs, and founder of the Awaken Your Alpha podcast.
- 09:17 - People who love to complain and how to avoid becoming one
- 12:11 - Where he was when he ad the idea for the Awaken Your Alpha podcast
- 16:04 - The most surprising thing he discovered when he started podcasting
- 19:36 - Being a teacher in South London
- 22:32 - What motivated him to become a teacher
- 24:33 - Sports and the struggles of being an athlete in England
- 28:02 - His Olympic pole vaulting aspirations
- 28:58 - His first entrepreneurial adventure
- 31:24 - His first real business
- 34:41 - The biggest take-away from his first business
- 43:40 - The mentor who shaped who he his today
- 50:50 - How valuable and helpful a coach can be
- 53:42 - Our future business and Shark Tank pitch
- 56:13 - His view on bullying and addressing the topic with his kids
- 01:01:58 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/adam-lewis-walker-interview
Direct download: PJ128-AdamLewisWalker.mp3
-- posted at: 8:18am EDT
Tue, 9 May 2017
In just two short years, Ramona Rice has gone from someone who didn’t even know what a podcast was to birthing three different podcasts, changing careers and working for Podcast Websites, and most recently starting a podcast with her mother. Ramona is loved and adored in the podcasting community and after listening to my conversation with her I think you’ll know why.
- 04:29 - Her Super Powers
- 07:00 - How she discovered podcasting
- 07:44 - How the Sports Gal Pal podcast came to existence
- 10:15 - What she learned from starting the Sports Gal Pal podcast
- 12:55 - How and why she got into sports
- 13:12 - Who she originally wanted to target with the Sports Gal Pal podcast
- 14:17 - One of the most famous people she had on her podcast
- 15:10 - Reaching out to potential guests via Twitter
- 16:35 - The reason she thinks she was able to land big guests on her show
- 20:43 - What she got out of the 2015 NMX conference
- 27:49 - We Should Not Be Friends podcast and what made her a better podcaster/interviewer
- 34:47 - Her next podcast project, Spapreneur
- 35:53 - Podcasting with her mother
- 40:19 - The Messengers - A Podcast Documentary
- 41:45 - Why she stopped the Sports Gal Pal podcast
- 42:54 - What she feels is missing in the podcast industry
- 44:24 - What she’s learning from improv comedy and how it’s helping her
- 46:00 - Why she thinks she talks so fast
- 48:03 - Her first recollection of demanding attention
- 55:02 - Her kids watching her podcast
- 59:41 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 01:01:03 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 01:04:11 - Her advice to new podcasters
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/ramona-rice-interview/
Direct download: PJ127-RamonaRice.mp3
-- posted at: 5:58am EDT
Tue, 2 May 2017
Tina Conroy is the host of The Intuitive Woman Podcast and what is known as an Intuitive - a person who taps into their guides to get a message. She helps other women develop their innate power of intuition and she is also a devout practitioner of Reiki, Energy Healing and a yoga teacher. We dive into where I met her, the story of the first time she tapped into her intuitive side and how she turned her intuition into her life’s work.
- 05:37 - When she first got the idea to start her own podcast
- 09:40 - Our back pains
- 13:24 - The importance of listening to your body
- 14:10 - What an Intuitive is
- 14:54 - The first time she tapped into her intuitive side
- 20:13 - Oracle cards and the story of The Oracle
- 22:20 - How her intuition paved the path to her life’s journey
- 27:06 - Her challenges as an entrepreneur
- 27:52 - Abundance/Scarcity mindset
- 30:50 - The spiritual community in Long Island, NY
- 32:08 - How her friends and family have reacted to her spiritual path and career
- 35:22 - Lessons she’s learned from podcasting
- 38:31 - The, “Are you making money podcasting” question everyone asks
- 39:04 - The corporate environment vs the entrepreneurial circles
- 41:48 - Feeling comfortable with your spirituality
- 44:15 - The Balloon Effect
- 46:58 - What’s misunderstood about her
- 47:51 - The funny and silly side of her
- 48:57 - What she’s most proud of accomplishing
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/tina-conroy-interview
Direct download: PJ126-TinaConroy.mp3
-- posted at: 8:32am EDT
Tue, 25 April 2017
Since practically the age of two, Tina Dietz has always felt comfortable with a microphone in her hands and that easiness and her background as a therapist has since led her to become a very regarded interviewer, coach, consultant, and podcaster. She is the founder of Start Something Creative Business Solutions where she helps people launch businesses, podcasts and audio books. We cover a lot of great topics that is sure to enlighten even the most seasoned podcasters and entrepreneurs.
- 05:33 - Why she loves going to podcasting conferences
- 06:04 - The Messengers - A Podcast Documentary and how she is involved
- 10:51 - Podcasts and podcasting as a means of therapy
- 12:51 - What the impetus for starting her podcast was
- 16:01 - Her early childhood recordings
- 16:32 - What she did the first time someone handed her a microphone
- 17:41 - How she became so comfortable behind a microphone
- 18:15 - Performance Anxiety
- 19:35 - How to use your complaints and upsets to quickly and creatively solve issues
- 25:57 - Who she was grateful for and surprised to have on her podcast
- 29:20 - The price one pays for being famous
- 29:54 - Realizing there is an audience who wants to hear great conversations
- 32:11 - How she helps her clients face their fears of starting a new business venture
- 36:42 - Best practices you can implement to find success
- 38:05 - Business plans
- 39:38 - The Nayada Institute of Massage and a new massage modality
- 42:22 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
- 44:39 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
- 45:18 - The books she’s reading/listening to now
- 46:26 - Her vision of 10,000 thriving businesses
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/tina-dietz-interview
Direct download: PJ125-TinaDietz.mp3
-- posted at: 1:01am EDT
Mon, 17 April 2017
Engel Jones is the host of the 12 Minute Convos where he has had more than 1000 conversations with incredible people in a span of three months. He’s passionate about podcasting and speaking to people about their potential. Our conversation is a beautiful dance that crescendos into a deep philosophical examination of The Ego, recognizing abundance, and the importance of giving without expecting anything in return. You’re going to want to listen to this one through your favorite headphones or earbuds.
- 03:51 - “The Record.”
- 06:04 - The concept behind the 12 Minute Convos.
- 08:54 - The intimacy of podcasting.
- 11:05 - Who he learned to ask the right questions from
- 12:30 - When Engel Met Harry.
- 15:39 - One of the challenges podcasters face.
- 17:21 - The food in Trinidad.
- 19:19 - Angel vs Engel.
- 21:08 - The importance of getting the pronunciation of your guest’s name correct.
- 23:09 - When his interest in self-discovery began.
- 26:09 - Where Harry gets his energy for a conversation from.
- 29:54 - Connecting with others through his guitar playing.
- 31:48 - The importance of having a story.
- 34:53 - Who he learned how to put people at ease from.
- 36:16 - What inspires him to speak to people about their potential?
- 37:17 - Abundance.
- 38:01 - Giving.
- 39:33 - The Ego.
- 43:13 - What does it take to push his buttons?
- 44:42 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about himself?
- 47:00 - Who has been the most surprised by who he’s become as a person?
- 50:14 - What has he changed his mind about recently?
- 50:31 - The appeal of Walmart and what he’s always wanted to learn to do.
- 53:36 - The word, ‘manly’ and the negative connotations and stigmas words can have.
- 55:29 - Brining into alignment the masculine and the feminine.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/engel-jones-interview
Direct download: PJ124-EngelJones.mp3
-- posted at: 10:53am EDT
Mon, 10 April 2017
In this episode I talk with the husband and wife duo behind Planted in Miami, a podcast about conscious living in the Magic City. We do a deep dive into their inspirations, why they transitioned to a plant-based diet and how podcasting made them take the leap to quit their 9-5 jobs. There are lots of laughs but also great insight into the entrepreneurial life and all it entails.
- 04:27 - How they learned to start podcasting
- 07:05 - Who influenced their podcast
- 08:56 - Podcast format (husband and wife)
- 09:33 - Planted in Miami origin
- 15:25 - What prompted their move to a plant-based diet
- 22:01 - Harry’s reason for turning vegetarian
- 24:56 - Jeanette’s audition on American Idol
- 28:49 - How they met
- 29:32 - Why they left their 9 to 5 jobs
- 33:29 - Their new business venture
- 34:47 - Alex’s advice for wannabe entrepreneurs
- 35:11 - The two things they spend their money on
- 38:50 - Katie Krimitsos Podfest presentation
- 39:40 - The importance of intellectual property
- 44:31 - Why having a support group is important
- 46:15 - How accountability calls can help entrepreneurs
- 49:16 - Structuring your work day
- 01:02:27 - Getting comfortable with your voice
- 01:04:07 - What has Alex changed his mind about recently?
- 01:05:03 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jeanette?
- 01:07:07 - The influence of Latino culture
- 01:08:34 - Alex’s opinion on Kenny G
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jeanette-and-alex-ruiz-interview
Direct download: PJ123-JeanetteAndAlexRuiz.mp3
-- posted at: 11:05am EDT
Tue, 4 April 2017
This week’s episode is an engaging discussion the host of The Podcast Engineering School. Originally from New Jersey, he now calls Colorado Springs home. Naturally the conversation starts off techy, and we understand how Chris got his engineering start. It’s a testament to his varied interests that end up on the subject of meditation!
- 03:00 - The value of the Podfest conference
- 04:45 - How Harry ended up at Podfest
- 06:00 - Chris’ experience with a podcast studio
- 08:00 - What Chris found in Alaska
- 10:30 - The struggles of keeping up with technology
- 12:10 - The beauty of a mobile existence
- 14:00 - The day the internet broke!
- 15:50 - The genesis of Chris interest in technology
- 17:30 - Why was there a need to bring engineering skills to podcasting?
- 23:00 - Recommended settings for an episode MP3?
- 27:00 - The challenges with Harry’s new podcasting course
- 29:00 - Partnering with companies doing interesting things in this space
- 32:00 - Daniel J. Lewis’ Podcasters Society
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/chris-curran-interview/
Direct download: PJ122-ChrisCurran.mp3
-- posted at: 10:53am EDT
Wed, 15 March 2017
As host of Marketing to Crush Your Competitors, Fabienne has demonstrated the power of consistency, with over 250 episodes published to-date. Coming from a competitive background she understands the importance of striving to do your best but always in an ethical way. She understands clearly that podcasters need to remember that they are the owners of their show, and should always be directing the conversation.
- 02:45 - Quick chat with Soren Pederson, Product Specialist at Shure
- 07:07 - Thoughts on theming days
- 08:40 - Importance of a partner to hold you accountable
- 12:45 - Individuality with a business partner
- 15:10 - How Fabienne met Vernon Ross
- 16:25 - The genesis of the podcast
- 17:15 - The importance of leveraging influencers
- 20:00 - Return guests are Hall of Famers
- 22:00 - Fabienne’s competitive nature
- 27:00 - Don’t forget the listener
- 30:00 - Why your marketing always needs to be a part of your personality
- 31:00 - Why Andrew Warner inspires Fabienne
- 33:40 - Something Fabienne’s changed her mind about recently
- 34:10 - What is the one most misunderstood thing about Fabienne
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/fabienne-raphael-interview
Direct download: PJ121-FabienneRaphael.mp3
-- posted at: 9:11am EDT
Wed, 1 March 2017
Keith Tomasek is the host of The Inadequate Life and a professor at. He’s a great guy and super fan of the show, having worn the Podcast Junkies t-shirt on Day 1 of his podcasting class. He’s also a masterful interviewer and gives us some great insights in to how make your guest shine! He shares the challenges of living with Crohn’s Disease. A really insightful gem for podcasters.
- 11:15 - Keith’s family history and their t-shirt biz experience
- 13:20 - How did Keith’s podcasting class go?
- 16:00 - My experience teaching a class at General Assembly
- 19:30 - Podcasters’ obsession with landing a sponsor
- 24:00 - How best to position yourself to a sponsor
- 27:35 - Origins of The Inadequate Life podcast
- 29:35 - Tips on getting the most out of your show’s name and author field
- 32:10 - What drove Keith to start a podcast, and his connection to Marc Maron
- 35:00 - How the podcast grew a relationship with Chilina Kennedy
- 37:50 - Keith’s performing background
- 45:10 - How has Keith improved as a host?
- 47:00 - The challenges of consistency
- 53:00 - The moment when Keith got a bit emotional
- 56:10 - A story from his father that really resonated with Keith
- 01:01:05 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Keith
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/keith-tomasek-interview/
Direct download: PJ120-KeithTomasek.mp3
-- posted at: 1:32am EDT
Mon, 13 February 2017
Richard and Shawn are the comedic hosts of The Language of Bromance, a podcast where they laugh about things they go through, stories in the news and even getting serious discussing issues like net neutrality. Every so often their friendship turns to a bitter reality with their nerdiest creation, the draft episodes, an original take on a “Best Of” or a “Top 10” list. In this episode, you will discover the nature of why they started the podcast, why they’re continuing and how it’s actually helped them forge a fantastic friendship.
- 09:03 - How did Shawn & Richard come up with the name of his podcast?
- 10:40 - Inspired by Kevin Smith of SMODCAST to do a podcast --which turned out to be a great way to catch up with your best friend
- 14:40 - “Audio voyeurism” at its finest
- 17:45 - From horror movies to D&D to podcasting: the origin of their friendship
- 24:20 - How their friendships have changed over the years
- 27:45 - Making it a priority of pruning friendships - only if you think it’s worth it
- 32:00 - Importance of family support along the podcasting journey
- 35:11 - The guys recount the response they received while explaining the concept of their show at Podcast Movement.
- 38:38 - Being lovingly referred to as “The Bromance Guys”
- 41:50 - Inspiring others to go and share your unique story
- 46:25 - What has the feedback been like of the show?
- 50:35 - Have they come across anything in the course of the episodes that they didn’t know about one another?
- 51:12 - What does the future of the show look like?
- 56:20 - What has Richard changed his mind about recently?
- 58:00 - What is the one misunderstood thing about Shawn?
- 59:19 - What has recently gotten the both of them excited about?
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/shawn-and-richard-interview/
Direct download: PJ119-ShawnAndRichard.mp3
-- posted at: 2:44am EDT
Mon, 30 January 2017
Gary Jenkins is the host of the true crime podcast, Gangland Wire, which recounts his stories of true organized crime true as a Kansas City Police Detective. With twenty-five years on the police force, Gary has a lot of stories to tell! His enthusiasm for learning new technologies and passion for actively participating on these platforms enable him to genuinely connect with his listeners. Gary and I dive into some stories on the police force and we discuss the origins of the podcast.
- 08:35 – The podcast’s focus on the west side mafia and serial killers.
- 11:40 – How did Gary come up with the name of his podcast?
- 13:25 – The AHA moment when Gary realized through podcasting he could share his crime stories in an innovative way.
- 17:25 – His co-host, Aaron, is an interesting guy!
- 21:30 – A checkered past living in Kansas City didn’t stop Gary from getting a job as a cop.
- 24:45 – Bringing together your neighbors, thanks to crime and Facebook.
- 29:20 – An incident made Gary realize he didn’t have the police “edge” anymore,
- 35:00 – Gary is proud of his documentary film.
- 40:15 – Channeling Jerry Lewis with a fundraiser episode.
- 43:25 – Gary clears up the myth -- does an undercover police officer have to admit they are a cop if asked?
- 44:00 – Other countries are fascinated with the glorification of organized crime.
- 46:30 – Harry and Gary share sound advice for fellow podcasters.
- 49:00 – What is the one most misunderstood thing about Gary?
- 50:00 – How the Buddhist practice has helped Gary control his negative thoughts.
- 52:00 – What has changed Gary’s mind recently?
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/gary-jenkins-interview/
Direct download: PJ118-GaryJenkins.mp3
-- posted at: 6:33am EDT
Wed, 18 January 2017
Mike Murphy is a one man band and the host of Mike Murphy Unplugged. He is a podcast helper, tutorial maker, and each of his podcast episodes follows a very specific theme or topic. Mike has been podcasting consistently for the last three years, but who is the man behind the mic? Find out on this week’s show!
- 03:15 - Why did Mike decide to podcast about podcasts?
- 04:55 - Mike talks about his recording gear!
- 09:25 - When you become a podcaster, consuming podcasts starts to decrease.
- 14:35 - Why did Mike decide to have a theme for every single one of his episodes?
- 16:40 - Mike knows his topics will begin to repeat soon, and he doesn’t know how he’ll deal with it just yet.
- 18:45 - What kind of feedback has Mike gotten from his listeners?
- 20:55 - Mike sometimes isn’t sure if what he’s saying is really resonating with his audience.
- 23:00 - Mike talks about his love for yoga.
- 27:30 - Mike started small, when it came to his social media presence, but now he has increased his exposure to other platforms, because he wants others to know that he’s out there!
- 29:35 - Instagram has been Mike’s favorite choice so far.
- 31:20 - You have to put yourself out there, especially when it comes to your brand.
- 32:30 - What kinds of activities does Mike do to keep himself ‘sane’ and ‘well-rounded’?
- 38:45 - Will Mike be at any of the podcast conferences this upcoming year?
- 43:20 - Is anybody in Mike’s family surprised about Mike’s podcasting hobby?
- 47:00 - Podcasting is so great, because it shows introverts a new low-pressure way to interact with others.
- 51:50 - What is Podcaster Toolkit about?
- 57:10 - This year Mike has been focusing on trying to simplify things.
Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mike-murphy-interview/
Direct download: PJ117-MikeMurphy.mp3
-- posted at: 8:32pm EDT
Mon, 9 January 2017
Katie Krimitsos is the ever-so-passionate host of Biz Women Rock! Katie and I talk about our spirituality, and putting the right energy out in the world. If that’s too much woo-woo, then bear with us. We do also dive into what really drives Katie, what to do when people have these ‘should’ expectations towards you and your business, and how to not get caught up in the competition.
- 05:50 - Where does Katie’s drive to help others come from?
- 07:55 - Did Katie have a mentor while she was in corporate America?
- 09:45 - What does family mean to Katie?
- 14:00 - Katie thanks her parents for winning at parenting.
- 16:30 - Birthdays are such a big deal for mothers.
- 20:15 - These days you can find me signing emails with hearts, and giving people good vibes!
- 22:30 - Be who you are. You attract the best people that way!
- 30:20 - This convo might be getting a bit too woo-woo!
- 33:35 - Katie is vegan...ish.
- 36:45 - Has Katie noticed her podcast changing, as she grows as a person?
- 41:25 - There are a lot of people who are close to Katie, who believe she ‘should be’ doing x task or thing in her business.
- 42:00 - But at the end of the day, Katie is the only one who knows what’s right for her and her community.
- 43:35 - There’s always competition out there. Don’t get caught in that.
- 45:15 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Katie?
- 47:55 - What has Katie changed her mind about recently?
Full Show Notes: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/katie-krimitsos-interview/
Direct download: PJ116-KatieKrimitsos.mp3
-- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
Wed, 28 December 2016
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
-- posted at: 6:13am EDT
Thu, 22 December 2016
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
-- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
Tue, 13 December 2016
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
-- posted at: 7:06am EDT
Tue, 29 November 2016
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
-- posted at: 6:16am EDT
Wed, 23 November 2016
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
-- posted at: 8:34pm EDT
Wed, 16 November 2016
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
-- posted at: 4:18am EDT
Mon, 7 November 2016
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
-- posted at: 4:32pm EDT
Mon, 24 October 2016
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
-- posted at: 3:43am EDT
Tue, 18 October 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:37am EDT
Tue, 11 October 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:33am EDT
Tue, 4 October 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:39pm EDT
Wed, 28 September 2016
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
-- posted at: 1:49am EDT
Tue, 20 September 2016
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
-- posted at: 3:47am EDT
Wed, 7 September 2016
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
-- posted at: 11:32pm EDT
Tue, 30 August 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:29pm EDT
Tue, 26 July 2016
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
-- posted at: 4:42pm EDT
Wed, 20 July 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:00am EDT
Wed, 13 July 2016
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
-- posted at: 9:33am EDT
Tue, 5 July 2016
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
-- posted at: 12:29pm EDT
Wed, 29 June 2016
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
-- posted at: 5:16am EDT
Tue, 21 June 2016
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
-- posted at: 12:01am EDT
Tue, 14 June 2016
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
-- posted at: 4:54am EDT
Wed, 8 June 2016
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
-- posted at: 10:01am EDT
Tue, 31 May 2016
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
-- posted at: 3:24pm EDT
Mon, 23 May 2016
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
-- posted at: 2:04pm EDT
Wed, 18 May 2016
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
-- posted at: 12:43am EDT