Podcast Junkies: Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring, Motivational Storytelling Podcasters, Entrepreneurs (general)

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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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