Podcast Junkies
029 Ari Meisel | Overcoming Crohn’s Disease And Discovering The Way Of Less Doing

In this Ari Meisel interview, we hear how Ari went from being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, to improving his health enough to be able to run an Ironman Triathlon, which is no small feat. Along the way he discovered what he now calls the principles of Less Doing. His motto is to Optimize, Automate and Outsource the 95% of things that we’re not experts at. He now hosts the popular Less Doing podcast and an annual 3-day conference in NYC.

Show Highlights

  • 05:30 – The more you start podcasting, the less time you have to listen to them.
  • 09:30 – Ari talks about his podcast, Less Doing, More Living.
  • 12:30 – Ari shares some of the early mistakes he made on his podcast.
  • 18:00 – The Less Doing, More Living podcast discontinued their transcriptions for more detailed show notes.
  • 24:45 – The Less Doing, More Living podcast has a great automatic process that Ari explains in detail in this segment.
  • 29:10 – Ari is doing a 3-day conference in May.
  • 33:30 – A podcast is a great way for people to find out more about you and get a general overview of who you are.
  • 38:10 – Despite Ari being a Tedx speaker and a podcaster, he still has problems with mumbling.
  • 44:15 – Ari is glad that everyone that he has really wanted on the show have said yes.
  • 49:10 – There’s a lot of interesting technology coming out of Israel right now.
  • 54:00 – EvanHD has a video that has 57 million views and it’s just him playing with a Play-Doh set.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/29

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Ari-Meisel-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EST

028  Jason Stapleton  | This Connoisseur of the Free Market is Taking His Show’s Production to a New Level

Jason Stapleton is the host of Jason Stapleton Program, a top ranked show on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, and YouTube. He is a professional trader with over a decade of experience as well as a family man. He sits down to talk to Harry today about his show, the importance of having an opinion, net neutrality, and more. Jason shares some important tips that you simply won’t get any where else.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/28

Direct download: 028-Jason_Stapleton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39am EST

027  Ilan and Guy Ferdman | Ferdman On A Mission To Influence 100 Million People By 2020

Guy & Ilan Ferdman run Satori Prime. Their company has a bold mission of influencing 100 million people by 2020. Not too shabby, eh? Talk about passion, these 2 have it by the bucket-loads. In this Ilan and Guy Ferdman interview, we cover the importance of personal connections, how the podcast has been an important vehicle for their business, and why the universe has a funny way of showing you what you need to do. Yeah, we’re all over the map here…and it’s a good thing!

Show Highlights

  • 10:00 – Ilan Ferdman created his podcast initially as cliff notes about other podcasts.
  • 15:00 – Ilan has gotten big names on his podcast and he’s surprised no one has said no to him or asked him for the amount of downloads his podcast has before appearing on the show.
  • 21:05 – Passion is infectious. Be passionate with whatever you do.
  • 25:30 – Ilan explains how they came up with the name Satori Prime.
  • 35:40 – Satori Prime is a leadership academy.
  • 42:50 – The universe has a funny way of showing where you need to be at the right time. Most people only recognize when they’re not there and they do not focus on the impact they want to have on the world.
  • 54:15 – Ilan doesn’t see the point of college. He thinks the experience is amazing, but in terms of education, it doesn’t make sense to get a degree in a field you are most likely not going to be working in later in life.
  • 01:04:50 – Ilan rather have his kids to have hands-on experience than college experience. That hands-on experience will go a long way than sitting in a class room.
  • 01:12:25 – People think if they reveal their dark side, people won’t want to be around them any more. Truth be told, Guy says the opposite happens.
  • 01:18:15 – We all have our moments, but if you own it and take responsibility for it, you can still make a difference.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/27

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Ilan-Guy-Ferdman-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

026 Ray Ortega | Why This Host Is So Passionate About Producing Quality Shows

Ray Ortega is definitely classified as a Podcast Junkie. He hosts the Podcasters’ Roundtable where a group of podcasters get together and nerd out. He first started podcasting about produce and has since expanded into the tech field. In this Ray Ortega interview, Ray and Harry sit down for a great episode on Podcast Junkies and talk about his various shows he’s started up and some other fascinating podcasting stuff.

Show Highlights

  • 07:50 – Ray talks about his first podcast.
  • 12:40 – Podcasters’ Roundtable uses Google +’s platform really well. Ray says he loves the live stream, the user interaction, and notifications that you can get with using it.
  • 18:25 – Ray’s show is about other podcasters sharing what they’ve learned about podcasting. It’s a playground, a sandbox, and a place to have fun and talk about cool things.
  • 30:10 – Reach out to Ray and always ask questions before you buy any gear. He’s happy to help.
  • 35:00 – If you see something lacking in the market, don’t be afraid to try and make it better or try and teach it better.
  • 41:30 – Ray used to be a police officer before he became a professional podcast producer.
  • 44:40 – We are all podcast amateurs, but as long as you learn from it, just do it.
  • 49:35 – Dave Jackson is a big mentor to Ray and loves what Dave can bring to the table for his podcast.
  • 52:00 – Ray receives a package!
  • 55:35 – Ray has a new episode coming out about compression.
  • 57:20 – Ray wants to tackle monetization, but he’s saving that episode until he can find the right experts.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/26

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Ray-Ortega-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20am EST

025 Nicole Welch | This Host Understands The Importance of Real Conversations With Real Men

Nicole Welch is the show host for Real Time: Real Men Only and talks specifically to men who want to build powerful, influential, and sustainable relationships in both their personal or business life. In this Nicole Welch interview, she sits down with Harry on Podcast Junkies to talk about tapping into your true inner calling and finding your identity in this world. Harry met Nicole at the Podcast Movement and both of them loved each other’s vibe. Sit down and learn with both Harry and Nicole today on Podcast Junkies!

Show Highlights

  • 07:40 – Nicole talks a little bit about her move to Honduras and the various gang members she helped.
  • 12:15 – Both Nicole and Harry share their machete stories.
  • 19:00 – Nicole tries to showcase the heroes on her shows. Guys like Harry who cleans up the kitchen before he podcasts. Show the guy that’s hustling and balancing all aspects of his life.
  • 22:20 – Open communication is so important for a couple, especially if you’re an entrepreneur and are always busy.
  • 28:45 – You need to know who you are, so that people can get this fresh perspective from you. Don’t follow the trend and be yourself.
  • 35:00 – Nicole believes that everyone has a calling, but most people truly don’t know what they want. They don’t sit down, take time for themselves, and ask the important questions to help them get there.
  • 40:00 – In order to have an adventurous life, you need to have the good, the bad, the painful, and take risks. There’s always a bigger picture, but you can’t get there if you don’t experience this range of emotion.
  • 47:25 – Nicole loves studying people. She loves to watch Tony Robbins in particular and how he is able to interact with a crowd.
  • 50:52 – Life’s too short to worry about what people think of you.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/25

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Nicole-Welch-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23am EST

024  John Corcoran | Why a Personal Network Is Your Most Valuable Tool

John Corcoran is an expert in developing powerful networks and talks to Harry about how he was able to succeed with his podcast and more. At 23 years old, he landed a job as a writer for the Clinton administration. He says he was able to do it because he was good at developing strong relationships with the right people. In this John Corcoran interview, John shares some tips with Harry and his audience on how you can be a great asset to your network and gives you a little Easter egg worth of goodies at the end of the show.

Show Highlights

  • 6:00 – He loves podcasting because you can build a relationship you’re talking to for the podcast, you’re learning, and you get to help others.
  • 10:00 – Listening to your own podcast helps educate you and teaches special skills about yourself.
  • 16:10 – It’s important to get an experienced podcast-guest on the show, but it is also important to bring on the new guys too so that your audience doesn’t get bored.
  • 22:30 – There are people who don’t see the value in reaching out and helping people they’ve just met.
  • 25:40 – It’s best to keep on maintaining those relationships and always be on somebody’s mind, so you don’t end up being the guy who just got laid off and reaching out to all your contacts who haven’t heard from you in the past 3-4 years. It just looks bad.
  • 27:18 – Have a networking list and have goals to help you in the future.
  • 35:15 – As a podcast host, you really want to feel like you’re talking directly to the listener and that’s exactly what the listeners want from you.
  • 44:20 – Just let others know what you’re doing and let them know that you want to keep in touch with them. Let them know that they can sign up to your email list so you can be in touch with them.
  • 49:00 – John shares quick tips on how you can get a busy, popular person to come on to your show and be interviewed.
  • 52:50 – It’s important to keep the real life moments of podcasting in and unedited, because it just sounds better.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/24

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-John-Corcoran-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

 023 Kim Trumbo | A Chance Inspiration While Mowing the Lawn Spawns A Podcast

In this Kim Trumbo Interview we hear the story of what inspired her to create the popular Generosity Philosophy  podcast, her thoughts on charities, and the connections the show has created. campaign.

Show Highlights

  • 11:30 – Kim gets the idea for a podcast
  • 28:00 – Are the challenges with bigger charities?
  • 36:30 – The organic growth of the show
  • 42:00 – This wouldn’t have happened without the podcast
  • 44:30 – A heartfelt realization from Kim
  • 54:00 – Kim & Molly launch a 2nd podcast

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/23

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Kim-Trumbo-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

022  Steve Stewart | This Vinyl-Loving DJ Also Happens To Be a Veteran Podcaster

Steve Stewart is a man of many talents, and in this conversation we cover conferences, favorite vinyl tracks, breakdancing and, oh yeah, podcasting!

Show Highlights

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/22

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Steve-Stewart-Interview.mp3
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021 Jordan Agolli | How Karate Provided His Preparation Mindset

In this Jordan Agolli interview, we meet the dynamic host of the Teenage Entrepreneur podcast. At age 20, he’s already run a successful 20-person business, and is now working on several big ideas.

Show Highlights

  • 04:15 - – The preparation mindset Karate gives you
  • 09:45 - – The breakdown of the tournament
  • 13:15 - – The importance of surrounding yourself with better talent
  • 17:50 - – Jordan’s intro into podcasting
  • 19:40 - – Jordan’s first business at 14
  • 23:45 - – A business branding session
  • 27:15 - – The start of the Teenage Entrepreneur Podcast
  • 31:30 - – The birth of the Creative Rebellion mastermind
  • 38:30 - – The importance of face to face call
  • 46:45 - – Tips for connecting with your guest
  • 52:15 - – Is quality better than quantity?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/21

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jordan-Agolli-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58am EST

020 Brandy Shea | The Quality Thrives Campaign Inspires Brandy Shea Daily

Every once in a while you have such an inspiring conversation, it motivates you to do all you can to help the cause. Brandy Shea and Bryndan Thomas are traveling the USA for the next 2 years in search of 250 of the most compelling and inspirational entrepreneur stories. This is the story of the Quality Thrives campaign.

Show Highlights

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/20

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Brandy-Shea-Interview_112k.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

 019 Vernon Foster II | Realize That You Have Your Fans Listening

Following up on all the connections made and renewed after Podcast Movement, I’m back from the too-long hiatus with the host of the Event Supremacy podcast, the man himself, Mr. Vernon Foster II. In this Vernon Foster II Interview, we break it down and even drop some podcasting rhymes. You’ve been warned.

Show Highlights

  • 05:45 - Vernon’s background in live events & DJing
  • 12:45 - The origins of FinCon
  • 15:00 - Where are the Ah-Ha moments during the show?
  • 16:00 - The importance of ACT
  • 17:30 - Lead with the community’s ideas
  • 20:15 - The origins of Vernon’s podcast history
  • 26:15 - The OG podcasters talk podfading
  • 27:30 - Going back to the early episodes
  • 33:00 - Realize that you have your fans listening
  • 38:45 - The importance of being authentic both on and off the air
  • 44:00 - The new direction of Event Supremacy
  • 49:45 - It’s hard out here for a podcaster
  • 51:00 - What else is in the works for Vernon?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/19

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Vernon-Foster-II-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13am EST

 018 Dave Jackson | The Importance Of Providing Your Own Unique Voice

As I continue with my goal of tracking down veteran podcasters, it was inevitable that I would have Dave on the show. Not only does he LOVE podcasting, he always remembers to have a fun time while doing it! Truly inspiring and educational.

Show Highlights

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/18

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Dave-Jackson-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54am EST

017 [Solo]| An American Podcaster in London

So this is my first solo show, and I decided to do something different. I happened to be traveling and the stars didn't align for a planned interview. I took the opportunity to do something different and give you a small taste of what my two days were like there. I really enjoyed it and will likely doing some of these every now and then in between interviews. An American Podcaster in London indeed!

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/17

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-London.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

016 Chris Murphy | The Origin Story Of Podcast Junkies

It was inevitable. So don’t be surprised if all you hear is us geek out on podcasts on this Chris Murphy interview! What would you expect? I’m a podcast junkie, you’re a podcast junkie (wouldn’t you like to be a junkie too?) Chris is a good friend and we dive deep on why we love this format, and it’s safe to say you will be entertained!

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/16

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chris-Murphy-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

015 Srinivas Rao | How Surfing Is His Meditation

In this Srinivas Rao Interview, we talk to the creator of Blogcast.FM, which has now evolved into The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. Srini has fascinating life story with plenty of ups and downs along the way and, to use his favorite analogy, has managed to ride the waves. His is a great story of perseverance and with his new Creative Salon and Instigator Experience projects, thinks are looking well.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/15

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Srinivas-Rao-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am EST

014 Tysen Webb | How Podcasts Are Outdoing Radio For Programming

In this Tysen Webb interview, this radio DJ with over 20 years of experience, demonstrates how you can find your calling early in life and work hard to make it a reality. He's a truly entertaining and very energetic personality, who's now taking his experience into the podcasting realm.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/14

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Tysen-Webb-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32am EST

013 Jesse Lawler | A Lifelong Adventurer & Curiosity Seeker Wants To Make You Smarter

In this Jesse Lawler Interview, we discuss how this app developer took his interest in nootropics to create a podcast called Smart Drug Smarts. He interviews (literally) the smartest minds around on the topic of neurology, brain health, and overall mind fitness. He's a truly genuine and fun guy, and is having the time of his life.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/13

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jesse-Lawler-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

012 Daniel J. Lewis | It's Very Easy To Fall Into Those Ruts Of What We Assume To Be True

Continuing with yet another podcast pioneer, we get to speak with someone who started their first podcast back in 2007. With his clean comedy podcast, The Ramen Noodle, Daniel dipped his toe in the podcast waters, and never looked back. He runs the Noodle.mx network and is also the host of the award-winning show, The Audacity to Podcast. This Daniel J. Lewis interview is full of energy and his enthusiasm is contagious. What a great ambassador for podcasting.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/12

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Daniel-J-Lewis-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

011 Erik Paquet | How To Fly To Brazil For $60

Erik and AJ are hosts of the Abroaders Podcast. This niche show covers the ins and outs of what's known as travel hacking. It's the concept of leveraging credit card miles bonuses, through an efficient use of timing and research,  to travel around the world for pennies on the dollar. Each week they break down a new concept and provide up to date news on offers and tweaks that you can use. Essential travel info on this Erik Paquet Interview.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/11

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Erik-Paquet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

010 Chris Chidgey | He Knows Mobile Apps & Likes Working Smarter, Not Harder

In the words of Chris himself, he is "utterly unemployable". Hear how he ended up practically self-sabotaging his interviews when he realized corporate life was not in his plans anymore. We talk about his successes with mobile app portfolios, the importance of getting out of the way, and new ventures on the horizon.

Show Highlights

  • 02:25 - The voice of mobile on Dynamite Circle
  • 05:30 - Internet marketers as used car salesmen
  • 11:15 - You are the average of your 5 closest friends
  • 13:45 - Suits as the uniform of an employee
  • 15:00 - Was Chris sabotaging his interviews on purpose?
  • 19:15 - We all should strive to be experts at one thing
  • 20:45 - Why WP Curve for your Wordpress site is a no-brainer
  • 24:00 - Why automation is so important
  • 25:10 - The importance of Standard Operating Procedures
  • 26:20 - Go on vacation and see what breaks
  • 27:00 - Why you shouldn't fall in love with your idea
  • 29:45 - Why "Pick Your Brain" is code for free consulting
  • 30:20 - The origins of the App Business Podcast
  • 35:25 - Why you should ensure your podcast is actionable
  • 38:10 - Take your podcasts seriously and do your research
  • 41:55 - The continued importance of a mastermind group
  • 44:50 - Venting a bit on the app re-skinning game
  • 51:50 - The importance of partnering up with trusted friends
  • 55:05 - How Chris and David go about getting guests for the show
  • 57:40 - The first shows will always suck, so just launch!
  • 61:50 - The podcasts Chris started listening to at the beginning
  • 63:10 - A new SAAS product in the works

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/10

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chris-Chidgey-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

009 Chris Cerrone | This Guy is Ridiculously Real and Genuinely Loves Podcasting!

If you're up for a rambling yet entertaining discussion on not just podcasts, but Vegas, public speaking, hipsters, Gatorade Gum, Howard Stern and the story of how Chris has built up his show to a top position in iTunes, then you're definitely in for a treat. Chris Cerrone shows us why his hosting style is a breath of fresh air in a sea of mediocrity.

Show Highlights

  • 01:45 What the hell is a stinger anyways?
  • 10:15 What is it that draws you to a show?
  • 11:45 Chris' ode to Michael O'Neal
  • 14:50 Podcasters' obsession over New & Noteworthy
  • 16:05 Measuring time in podcasting years
  • 17:35 "Numbers ain't gonna put food in my kids' stomachs"
  • 20:05 Once upon a time, Chris was a real estate agent
  • 22:45 The evolution of Chris' speaking style
  • 23:50 How many people at New Media Expo are still podcasting?
  • 25:30 Chris is the co-dependent and says stop with the nonsense
  • 26:20 A lot of people don't credit themselves with what they can accomplish
  • 31:20 Podcasting has changed Chris' life, and this is why
  • 37:50 The emergence of the trademark 'bluegeno' t-shirt!
  • 39:50 Why managing e-mail is not his best use of his time
  • 44:50 Why Vegas' location makes it conducive to having guests Live in the studio
  • 49:30 The awesomeness of video and in-studio guests
  • 51:40 Chris loves Fizzle + Chase Reeves
  • 56:00 Why Chris is a fan of Podcast Junkies
  • 56:50 Why Chris is making it a point to find his own voice
  • 58:20 Why Chris is a fan of Howard Stern and Lady Gaga
  • 60:15 The origins of 'The Chris Cerrone Show' name
  • 62:50 Why Chris wants to fail fast and fail often
  • 65:30 The importance of having your own audience
  • 68:10 Chris is now consulting as a result of podcast success
  • 71:05 Why Chris feels like MacGyver
  • 72:50 A shout out to Gatorade for sponsorship
  • 75:20 Where are the hipsters in Vegas?
  • 77:05 Wanna get Chris fired up? Talk about Vegas
  • 78:40 Memories of when the Mob ran Vegas
  • 81:45 A little bit of a hipster rant
  • 83:15 Any idea what episodes 50-100 looks like?
  • 93:45 The importance of rating and reviewing podcast episodes

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/9

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chris-Cerrone-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

008 James Schramko | Surfs The Waves & Create Successful Businesses

James Schramko is no stranger to those in the internet marketing space. As an astute student of some of the best early internet marketers, he has taken what he has learned and built upon it to create the Super Fast Business empire. An ardent proponent of what he's coined 'Owning the Racetrack', James truly shines at testing and tweaking all aspects of his business. He has used that approach to launch not just one, but 5 podcasts! He's got the process down to a science, and focuses his time on the tasks that only he is good it, ensuring that the remaining repeatable processes are outsourced, for maximum efficiency!

Show Highlights

  • 4:58 - Challenges when podcasters achieve fame early and the importance of recurring income
  • 5:58 - Why time is a harsh teacher
  • 6:58 - Like most markets there's only room at the top for a few strong performers
  • 7:30 - When did James understand the importance of recurring income
  • 9:00 - Why it's so important to segment your audience
  • 10:17 - The great thing about online is the immediate feedback and frequency of communication
  • 11:45 - How successful marketers make the best use of tracking behavior
  • 14:00 - How James understood the importance of frequent podcasting
  • 16:30 - Why James is currently high on podcasting
  • 17:15 - How James was able to write his upcoming book without typing a single word
  • 18:00 - Why James has fun with controversy on his podcasts
  • 19:05 - Why the importance of spending more time with a guest ensures you know them better
  • 20:15 - Why James is definitely not a Joe Rogan fan
  • 21:15 - Why comedy is good for engaging as well as entertaining
  • 22:10 - The launch of the Kicking Back podcast
  • 23:40 - Why it's important to be vulnerable and let yourself grow
  • 26:20 - The best device you have is the one you have in your pocket
  • 27:50 - Why you should never miss a moment to create content and importance of frequency
  • 29:40 - Why it's easier to get away with more cheese
  • 31:10 - The importance of being open to new experiences
  • 31:40 - James has only been surfing for 3 months but you never would have guessed it
  • 33:20 - When your obsessed by something you want to know it back to front
  • 35:30 - Why it's OK and important to keep falling flat on your face
  • 36:30 - How each podcast scratches a unique itch
  • 38:55 - James does only the work that James can do
  • 40:00 - The importance of making yourself redundant
  • 42:10 - 4% of the things you do will get you 64% of the results
  • 45:40 - The importance of community

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/8

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-James-Schramko-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

PJ007 Elsie Escobar Is a True Podcasting Pioneer, Yoga-Pro & Libsyn Advocate! | Elsie Escobar

Elsie Escobar is the host of Elsie's Yoga Class Live podcast and might be better known to podcasters as the host of The Feed, the official Libsyn podcast. She's the Social Media Community Manager at Libsyn, and is a true podcasting pioneer. As one of the first women to host a yoga podcast waaaaaayyyyy back in 2006, she's seen and experienced a lot in this world. I was pretty excited to snag this interview and her passion for podcasting comes through loud and clear. I can't think of a better spokesperson. Listen closely for the guest appearance by Elsie's daughter! Elsie's enthusiasm is contagious, enjoy!

Show Highlights

  • 5:50 - How long did Elsie teach yoga prior to podcasting?
  • 6:55 - Elsie's surprise guest!
  • 8:40 - Elsie gets obsessed with podcasting from the very beginning
  • 9:50 - Who taught Elsie everything she knows?
  • 12:00 - The podcasting scene in southern California
  • 13:10 - Elsie as the first female yoga podcaster!
  • 14:30 - How she hit almost 70,000 downloads monthly with ZERO promotion
  • 17:40 - Why the yoga podcast is more a labor of love and why monetizing didn't feel right
  • 18:50 - Why she doesn't receive the typical email letters from her fans
  • 21:30 - Why her approach is so freeing and detailed show notes
  • 24:30 - The benefits of the yoga podcast
  • 26:20 - Which episodes are best to start with on the podcast?
  • 28:00 - When did Elsie get introduced to Rob Welch for the first time?
  • 30:20 - Elsie joins the Libysn team (Libysn version 2!)
  • 31:40 - The slow and steady growth of podcasters joining Libsyn
  • 32:40 - There's so MUCH more to podcasting then what the new shows are coming up with and why she's NOT cool with it!
  • 34:05 - Why she originally listened to entrepreneurial podcasts, but has returned to her original favorites
  • 38:30 - Why it's important to mix up the podcasts you listen to
  • 40:45 - What's the next wave of podcasting going to look like?
  • 43:45 - How long before most podcasters give up?
  • 44:30 - There's a sustaining aspect to podcasting that most folks can't handle
  • 46:30 - Why your guest has to be just as involved as the host!
  • 48:00 - It's not just you taking it serious, it's setting the foundation for others to take it seriuosly as well
  • 50:30 - Why the growth of podcasting is not going to stop anytime soon
  • 55:30 - Details about The Feed - the official Libsyn podcast

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/7

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Elsie-Escobar-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

006  John Lee Dumas is Indeed an Entrepreneur on Fire! | John Lee Dumas

In this interview with John, we get a little more relaxed, away from the standard Q&A and dig into how this podcast rock star got his start. He explains how his nature and military training prepared him for this moment. We learn the origins of the Dumas name and key takeaways on how his mindset puts him in a position to succeed.

Show Highlights

  • 2:30 - The Birth of Podcast Junkies
  • 4:40 - What happened at 3am at the Cosmo in Vegas?
  • 5:50 - Talk radio is brutal and enough with the Miley Cyrus already!
  • 7:10 - Even non-OCD people are 'completists' when it comes to podcasts
  • 9:11 - What were the origins of John's need for control and discipline?
  • 10:50 - John's studio time and how he books his 8 Monday interviews
  • 11:30 - The benefits of standing during podcast interviews and France.
  • 13:35 - Being a recognized podcast voice can be creepy, but this is why it's actually not
  • 14:22 - Entrepreneur on Fire is actually coming out in French!
  • 16:00 - What are the similar tendencies of successful entrepreneurs
  • 17:14 - The Key Thing everything should be focusing on first.
  • 17:34 - What is John's avatar?
  • 18:21 - The most important step John took as an entrepreneur
  • 18:51 - Who's been on John's San Diego couch lately?
  • 19:38 - When does the Imposter Syndrome disappear?
  • 21:15 - What is John's broader picture down the road and the birth of Webinar on Fire
  • 23:45 - 'Gradual' is a relative term
  • 24:40 - Is it important to spread the 'podcasting gospel' far and wide?
  • 26:05 - Why does John do what he does?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/6

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-John-Lee-Dumas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

005 Greg Hickman | Find Your Hardcore Fans Because You Can't Make Everyone Happy

In this episode, online renaissance man Greg Hickman brings his passion for adventure straight into the world of Podcast Junkies. With a free-flowing conversation covering everything from old school hip-hop and mountain biking, what his new favorite conference format looks like, and how the importance of mobile continues to increase. He touches on the start of his second podcast and ultimately breaks down why he does what he does. Good peepz.

Show Highlights

  • 3:05 - Incorporating all his skill set in an effort to be the most well-rounded
  • 3:55 - Beauty of the Next Desk
  • 7:15 - Growing up on the East Coast and old school hip hop
  • 9:14 - The journey of a music podcast
  • 11:05 - Why Mobile Mixed is on a "Freakin' Misson'
  • 14:15 - The importance of a mobile strategy for your business
  • 16:40 - parallels with podcasting and mobile?
  • 18:55 - Everyone's doing the same type of podcast now
  • 23:10 - Some of Mobile Mixed's best episodes, and the mix of interviews and solo shows
  • 26:25 - How you measure success and why iTunes is only one measure
  • 27:30 - Approaching a podcast from a strategic perspective and avatars
  • 31:10 - Find your hardcore fans because you can' make everyone happy
  • 33:40 - Why Hover & Ting are not knocking down my door
  • 36:50 - Chris Ducker's Tropical Think Tank
  • 40:10 - Greg is speaking all over the place
  • 45:20 - How to run a better presentation
  • 46:40 - Single track conferences is where it's at
  • 50:40 - The transition from Corporate to Entrepreneur
  • 55:40 - Being proudly employable vs. proudly unemployable
  • 58:00 - Why Greg does what he does

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/5

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Greg-Hickman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

004 Cynthia Sanchez | She Loves Her Geek Podcasts, Pins & Family Time

Cynthia Sanchez is as interesting as she is charming. After a career as on oncology nurse, she managed to go from blogging to consulting, and on to podcasting. Along the way, she became schooled in the ins and outs of Pinterest and has leveraged to a position as a subject matter expert, being asked to speak at internet marketing conferences around the world. She talks about her start, her family and future plans.

Show Highlights

  • 05:10 - The birth of Oh So Pinteresting
  • 07:05 - The wonders of New Media Expo
  • 09:35 - Which shows got Cynthia started on podcasting
  • 11:00 - Family time with podcasts
  • 13:30 - Listening to mom on her own podcast
  • 15:20 - Celebrating the 50th Episode
  • 16:45 - Being a fan at New Media Expo NYC
  • 19:10 - Mobile podcasting is fun, and the benefits of the podcast purse
  • 22:15 - Building automation into the production schedule
  • 24:40 - At Pinterest's headquarters
  • 25:55 - The evolution of Pinterest as a business tool and a surprising letter in the mail
  • 29:30 - Benefits of a Rich Pin on Pinterest
  • 34:15 - Positive effects of podcasting leading to finding your voice
  • 36:25 - Getting better with speaking and unique presentations
  • 42:35 - How podcasters can leverage Pinterest, and how to leverage video and sound with YouTube and Soundcloud
  • 46:30 - The work that goes into each episode
  • 48:15 - Masterminding podcast ideas

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/4

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Cynthia-Sanchez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

11 Apr 2014 003 Jeff Brown | With 26 Years As A Broadcaster, He Was Born to Podcast

In today’s episode we have the privilege of speaking with Jeff Brown. With over 26 years of broadcasting experience, Jeff has a ton of history in the field and drops a ton of knowledge on us. He's also the founder of Podcaster Academy and we get deep into why he created this incredibly useful resource. With a voice tailor-made for radio, Jeff is an engaging, insightful and funny guest. The show includes a Miley Cyrus reference, and a touching moment with a caller contemplating suicide back during his radio days.

Show Highlights

  • 05:25 - The story of Dan and Alex
  • 06:00 - Jeff's intro into podcasting
  • 07:50 - Nashville and the music biz
  • 10:55 - Jeff's first foray into podcasts
  • 14:45 - The birth of The Read to Lead podcast
  • 18:05 - Dan Miller synchronicities
  • 22:10 - Applying his Creative Director skillset
  • 24:15 - The importance of evergreen podcasts
  • 26:30 - Why Jeff created Podcaster Academy
  • 27:35 - Producing live concert events
  • 30:25 - Fond memories of Nashville and the random Miley Cyrus reference
  • 31:45 - Jeff has a tough conversation with a caller
  • 33:10 - Jeff answers whether this is his calling
  • 35:35 - Speaking at Podcast Movement
  • 43:50 - There's no going back to the 9-5
  • 44:45 - The value of Podcaster Academy
  • 52:50 - You can't be in it for the money
  • 55:30 - Geeking out on podcast headphones
  • 58:55 - Apple CarPlay and the future of radio
  • 60:20 - Getting ready for the zombie apocalypse

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/3

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jeff-Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

002 Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty | This Is What Keeps Us Up At Night

In today’s episode we chat with the founders of WP Curve, Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty. We get to hear the origins of that service, some of the challenges Dan had along the way, and how their both leveraging their individual skill sets to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.

Show Highlights

  • 05:25 - The story of Dan and Alex
  • 08:55 - Finally meeting in person
  • 10:10 - Content planning
  • 11:45 - What Alex likes to write
  • 13:00 - Reaching the 200 customer mark and the re-focus on WP Curve
  • 14:25 - The benefits of income reports
  • 15:10 - Importance of downloads
  • 19:20 - How live-casting keeps you on your toes
  • 21:20 - Benefits of a structured interview
  • 25:00 - Working on the upcoming book
  • 27:50 - Lessons from the Agency Talk podcast and why Dan retired it
  • 28:45 - Why Dan & Alex are fans of their show format
  • 40:50 - What keeps Alex up at night
  • 41:35 - Goal setting
  • 42:30 - Their unique selling proposition
  • 43:40 - The focus of the podcast
  • 48:00 - The message behind everything they do
  • 49:55 - Why different skill sets are important

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/2

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Dan-Norris-Alex-McClafferty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

001 Chase Reeves  |  Opens Up On Podcasting, Finding Your Voice, Branding and Negronis

In today's episode we have the honor of speaking with Chase Reeves, 1/3 of the Fizzle Show crew who, along with Corbett Barr and Caleb Wojcik, provide a wide range of support for the startup and entrepreneur community. It's a very entertaining interview and Chase was a lot of fun!

Show Highlights

  • 09:30 - What is Fizzle.co?
  • 18:10 - Falling in love with Marc Maron
  • 20:00 - Podcasting as a cultural moment
  • 30:30 - The best education is jumping in
  • 34:20 - Not everyone needs a podcast
  • 44:40 - Fizzle show series "Finding Your Voice"
  • 49:20 - Favorite podcasts
  • 53:10 - How to be a creative
  • 57:10 - Where podcasting is heading
  • 01:03:00 - The voice that resonates
  • 01:06:20 - 4 points on personal branding
  • 01:07:20 - Making a beautiful Negroni

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/1

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Chase-Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

This is a brief overview of Podcast Junkies. Born out of a visit to the New Media Expo conference, I thought it would be create to start a show that focused just on that medium. And so, Podcast Junkies was born, or as I like to say, it's "the pre-eminent (nice word, huh?) podcast for aficionados, connoisseurs, fans, proponents, and yes, junkies of all things podcast.

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Show Highlights

  • 00:00 - Podcast Junkies is born
  • 01:00 - The crowd goes crazy
  • 02:00 - Downloads start to pick up
  • 03:00 - Sponsors start to take notice
  • 04:00 - Begin speaking engagements
  • 05:00 - Travel around the world
  • 06:00 - Thank my loyal fans
  • 07:00 - Be grateful and humbled

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