Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
053 Rob Greenlee | This Podcast Ambassador Continues To Spread The Gospel of Podcasting

Robert Greenlee is a veteran in the podcasting industry. He started his WebTalk World Radio Show in 1999 and has been working in the podcasting field since. I talk to Rob about why he started his first podcast, his aquaponics hobby, and so much more on this week’s episode of Podcast Junkies.

Show Highlights

  • 05:50 – Robert talks on how he got started in podcasting.
  • 07:20 – WebTalk World Radio Show was started in 1999
  • 09:00 – What’s the different between the web and the internet?
  • 10:50 – Robert interviewed some of the cast from the X-files on his show.
  • 13:30 – What’s the definition of the dark web?
  • 14:10 – Why did Robert create his radio show?
  • 17:40 – What’s the hardest part of running a restaurant?
  • 19:45 – In 2004, Robert converted his radio show to a podcast.
  • 21:45 – Robert talks about his job history.
  • 28:00 – What was it like working for Zune?
  • 37:40 – The same team that worked on Zune is now working on Windows desktop.
  • 39:00 – Apple approached Robert asking him for advice.
  • 45:55 – How’s Robert’s aquaponics system coming along?
  • 52:35 – Don’t be afraid to try podcasting.
  • 58:15 – What’s the global reach of podcasting?
  • 01:04 – Robert would like to focus on the local podcasting industry for the next episode.
  • 01:08 – What kind of podcast trends has Robert seen at PodcastOne?
  • 01:12 – Robert talks about his relationship wth Spreaker and PodcastOne
  • 01:19 – What kind of opportunities do podcasters have in the next 6-12 months?
  • 01:25 – Follow Robert at the Spreaker Live Show on Wednesday 3pm Pacific.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/53

 

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052 Raymond Wiley | The Importance of Honesty in History

Raymond Wiley is the host of The Shadow of Ideas. Raymond has been broadcasting/podcasting since 2004 and has started three different podcasts since then. The Shadow of Ideas is the first podcast he’s done as a solo host and he’s loving it so far. The Shadow of Ideas explores the world of current events, social justice, and politics through the lens of history. Raymond talks on how helpful the podcasting community is, why he’s inspired to do his show, and so much more on today’s episode.

Show Highlights

  • 09:20 – Why did Raymond start the Out There podcast?
  • 12:35 – Raymond talks about growing up in Georgia.
  • 19:40 – How long does it take to prepare an episode for The Shadow of Ideas?
  • 23:15 – What was the Wilmot Proviso about?
  • 28:10 – Raymond started his podcast to try and get more from history.
  • 32:10 – Where did the name Shadow of Ideas come from?
  • 36:00 – The podcasting community is very open and helpful.
  • 41:00 – You can be authentic in a podcast and that’s why Raymond loves it.
  • 43:00 – Raymond talks about playing in a rock band versus podcasting.
  • 49:35 – What’s currently inspiring Raymond?
  • 51:20 – Raymond loves True Detective.
  • 56:30 – Raymond’s old fan base likes what he’s currently doing even though it’s completely different.
  • 1:01:25 – Raymond loves expressing what’s in his heart.
  • 1:02:35 – It’s hard to win an argument with a conspiracy theorist.
  • 1:07:55 – A lot of history happened right where Raymond is located.
  • 1:09:35 – Raymond wants to do an upcoming episode about White flight.
  • 1:11:35 – Who has inspired or mentored Raymond?
  • 1:15:35 – Is Raymond educating a new generation?
  • 1:20:30 – You can find the show at http://shadowofideas.com/, iTunes, and on Spotify.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/52

 

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Raymond-Wiley-Interview.mp3
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051 Rob McGinley Myers |  What Is It That Truly Makes Us Human

Rob McGinley Myers is the host for Anxious Machine. He is part of The Heard, which is a podcast collective of several different and awesome shows. The best way to describe Rob’s podcast is it’s a show about the impact of technology on our everyday lives. Rob’s interview style really brings out a lot of gems in people. We talk about the impact technology has on kids, his podcast style, and his weightless journey.

Show Highlights

  • 04:45 – Podcasting is a medium and not a genre.
  • 06:45 – Rob doesn’t listen to podcasts on an increased speed.
  • 08:00 – What was the first podcast Rob listened to?
  • 09:15 – Should we separate radio publishers versus independent podcasters in a different category?
  • 10:05 – How can Apple make the discovery process easier?
  • 12:35 – What’s Rob’s story?
  • 16:20 – How did Rob get into podcasting?
  • 18:15 – Podcast Movement was great this year.
  • 20:00 – What is Third Coast?
  • 23:30 – What is The Heard?
  • 27:15 – As the show gets better, does Rob feel more pressure in finding better guests?
  • 31:40 – Rob explains what Love and Radio does.
  • 32:15 – Rob talks about how he came to create one of his podcast episodes.
  • 35:50 – Does Rob worry about how technology impacts his kid’s lives?
  • 37:20 – In the article, The Touch-Screen Generation, the author conducts an experiment to see if her child would eventually get bored of the iPad.
  • 39:35 – What’s Rob’s ‘studio’ setup?
  • 40:55 – Rob loves reading his stories in front of people.
  • 48:50 – People are more likely to reveal certain things about themselves in audio form.
  • 51:15 – How does Rob bring out such great stories in people?
  • 54:00 – Rob talks about S2:E2 – All My Days Have Been Guns
  • 59:00 – Rob talks on how studying comparative literature has helped his podcast.
  • 01:00 – What’s Rob’s Anxious Machine’s story?
  • 01:03 – Rob used to be overweight and believes being overweight is a math problem.
  • 01:11 – Rob makes a conscious effort to interview very different people.
  • 01:13 – What’s the story behind using the title S2:E5 – These Things Is Miracles?
  • 01:18 – What do Rob’s students think of his podcast?
  • 01:19 – Rob is both surprised and not surprised about his podcast show.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/51

 

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050 Chris Cerrone and Laci Urcioli |The Importance of Staying True To Yourself

Chris Cerrone and Laci Urcioli are the hosts of The Chris Cerrone Show, which is a topped ranked business podcast specifically for entrepreneurs. I have interviewed Chris in the past and I bring him on for the second time, because I believe the 50th episode should be an opportunity for reflection. Chris and Laci open up on why they stopped their podcast, why they hated a section of their audience, and their inability to say no.

Show Highlights

  • 02:25 – For this week’s guest, I bring back Chris Cerrone and interview his co-host, Laci Urcioli, for the first time.
  • 05:30 – This is the first time I’ve had a repeat guest on the show.
  • 05:40 – Every 50 episodes should be an opportunity to reflect.
  • 07:30 – Chris and Laci talk on why they stopped their podcast.
  • 10:15 – Chris was getting tired of who he was becoming.
  • 11:50 – Chris and Laci used that time off to become more knowledgeable on certain topics.
  • 13:10 – The hosts never said no to outside projects and got overwhelmed.
  • 15:15 – At the end of the day, Chris and Laci still love to podcast and are bringing back their podcast.
  • 19:00 – Don’t change the theme of your podcast just for your audience.
  • 20:35 – One of the mistakes Chris and Laci made on their podcast was trying to please everyone.
  • 24:55 – Despite not podcasting, Laci didn’t want to leave the podcasting community.
  • 25:55 – Chris started hating a section of his ‘audience’ or pseudo-listeners.
  • 28:15 – Laci received criticism from a listener that made her take a step back and look at what they were doing.
  • 30:20 – Chris loves helping people, but he doesn’t like it when they have ulterior motives.
  • 39:55 – Laci talks about how hard it is to say no to people who need help.
  • 43:20 – Laci doesn’t want to see people getting scammed.
  • 44:15 – Chris and Laci’s show suffered because they were focusing too much on other people’s projects.
  • 51:30 – How will Chris and Laci prevent themselves from burning out this time around?
  • 54:45 – The co-hosts just want to have fun and interview cool people.
  • 58:55 – Anybody who says you’re doing podcasting ‘wrong’ has no idea what they’re talking about.
  • 01:03:00 – Chris talks about Aisha Tyler’s podcast, Girl on Guy.
  • 01:08:00 – The hosts are trying to be more humble and have more humility for their 2nd season.
  • 01:09:15 – Chris talks about when he brought Laci on as a co-host.
  • 01:10:30 – What has gotten the two hosts most excited about re-launching their podcast?
  • 01:15:00 – Chris and Laci will always be honest with their audience about their journey.
  • 01:16:15 – I hope you enjoyed that interview. Feel free to go to the Facebook page and give me your feedback. Let’s start a conversation.
  • 01:19:10 – Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes! Thank you!

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/50

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049 Rob Walch | The Truth About Podcast Download Numbers

Rob Walch is the VP at Libsyn and the host of Podcast 411 and Today in iOS. I’ve been Libsyn’s customer for a while now since I’ve gotten started. I’ve had multiple interactions with Rob and I think there’s this notion sometimes that I’ve heard people say Rob can be a bit grouchy, I don’t know why, maybe it’s just people that don’t know him. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. He’s a lot of fun, has really, really quick sense of humor and we laughed a lot on the show. Rob shares valuable podcast insight, statistics, and why your audience isn’t falling for traditional marketing tactics. Hope you enjoy this fantastic episode.

Show Highlights

  • 03:05 – Rob will be seeing Minions with his son this weekend.
  • 05:30 – Podcasting is not going through a renaissance.
  • 07:15 – The White House didn’t vet Marc Maron’s interview with President Obama at all.
  • 09:50 – IMDB Pro is an excellent resource to interview celebrities.
  • 11:20 – Always be honest with your download numbers with advertisers.
  • 14:00 – Everyone seems to know what a podcast is these days.
  • 15:45 – Should you have an dedicated app for your show? Rob says yes.
  • 18:45 – Don’t release a bad episode just because you’re trying to stick to a schedule.
  • 24:00 – Hilary didn’t do podcasting well last time she ran for President. It wasn’t personable enough.
  • 28:50 – Rob talks about his podcasts.
  • 41:00 – Rob doesn’t think he’ll get the next iPhone when it releases.
  • 44:30 – Rob’s youngest son is podcasting.
  • 46:35 – Your marketing for your podcast is BS.
  • 51:10 – If your audience is happy with the show, they’ll tell their friends and family.
  • 52:10 – Rob shares podcasting stats.
  • 57:55 – Look out for Rob’s speech at Podcast Movement.
  • 1:00:50 – What’s happening in the next 6-12 months that Rob is excited about?
  • 1:05:10 – Beware, there are some Game of Thrones spoilers.
  • 1:08:55 – Libsyn has an extremely active community. Elsie Escobar has been a big help to that.
  • 1:11:50 – Please check out Cedar and Soil’s music and don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/49

Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Rob-Walch-Interview.mp3
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