Podcast Junkies
061 Jason Bryant | Persistence and Perseverance, On and Off the Mat

Jason Bryant is the host of the Short Time Wrestling podcast and currently runs a network of shows on the subject of wrestling on MatTalkOnline.com. Jason Bryant started Mat Talk as a radio show back in 1997 as a college freshman and then later relaunched it in podcast format. Jason talks to me about his background in wrestling, his love for the sport, and his passion for podcasts. Jason also shares some statistics on his podcast for the audience.

Show Highlights

  • 06:00 – What other podcasts does Jason do?
  • 09:45 – What captures Jason’s ear in a podcast?
  • 14:45 – There’s too many podcast shows for us to consume all at once.
  • 17:50 – What was Jason’s first podcast about?
  • 23:50 – There’s a very low retention in wrestlers after they finish highschool/college.
  • 28:45 – Jason’s memory is uncanny.
  • 31:45 – Everybody needs a reality check. Jason talks about his.
  • 34:10 – Jason talks about his wife and his rough home life.
  • 42:55 – Jason has no problem helping his competitors.
  • 45:35 – Why is Jason hosting a lot of the shows on his network?
  • 51:25 – Jason is constantly educating others why podcasts are a valuable resource.
  • 54:35 – When did Jason start interviewing celebrities?
  • 59:55 – Jason shares some of his podcast stats.
  • 01:02:25 – Ask yourself, “Who are the guests that would bring your audience the most value?”
  • 01:05:55 – Jason has been trying to get Tim Ferriss on the show.
  • 01:12:00 – Jason and I really geeked out on Blab during International Podcasters Day.
  • 01:15:55 – Jason gives a shout out to some of my old guests.
  • 01:18:24 – You can find Jason at MatTalkOnline.Com and Twitter.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/61



Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jason-Bryant-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EST

060 Mocean Melvin | It’s Not Easy Being So Funny

Mocean Melvin is one of the creators for The MoShow Podcast. The MoShow is an off-the-cuff comedy podcast that will either seriously offend you or have you rolling on the floor laughing. The MoShow only publishes one or two shows a month due to the high-quality content that gets produced. Mocean talks on why he and Dominic Zunino created the show, the great minds involved in writing the podcast, and he also talks on the growth of women in the voice over industry and 60s/70s audio comedy troops.

Show Highlights

  • 08:00 – Where’s Mocean from?
  • 13:50 – How did The MoShow Podcast get started?
  • 21:35 – Creating a quality podcast is hard.
  • 30:00 – The MoShow is a place where the creators can go out of their very PC world and be hilariously vulgar.
  • 31:30 – Who are the core people involved in MoShow?
  • 35:00 – What makes a great voice actor?
  • 37:00 – Mocean talks about the movie In a World.
  • 39:30 – What’s it like for women in the voice over industry currently?
  • 44:00 – Mocean talks about Episode 113 – Stinky Dinky.
  • 47:40 – Why does Mocean want to use the season format for his podcast?
  • 49:50 – The podcast has a high level of professionalism.
  • 52:30 – There were a lot of audio-only comedy troops in the 60s and 70s.
  • 56:25 – Mocean’s dad was the one who introduced him to these fantastic comedy shows.
  • 01:04 – No matter how great your voice is, you have to train it.
  • 01:09 – Where does Mocean’s name come from?
  • 01:13 – Create what you want to create first. Don’t create for others.
  • 01:14 – Most misunderstood thing about Mocean?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/60



Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Mocean-Melvin-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am EST

059 Amy Robles | The Importance Of Having Walked In Their Shoes

Amy Robles is the host of Think Enriched, a podcast about money management. Amy and her husband were able to pay off $25,000 of debt in 2014 just by making some simple, but smart financial decisions. Amy talks a little bit on her background and the importance of connecting with family and those around you.

Show Highlights

  • 03:35 – Amy and I geek out about Podcast Movement.
  • 11:00 – Amy talks about playing piano.
  • 18:30 – You can learn so much at a nursing home.
  • 21:05 – How does Amy connect with her family?
  • 24:35 – Amy talks about where she’s from and where she’s traveled to.
  • 29:55 – Amy started a local podcast meet up in the Seattle area.
  • 35:25 – Why did Amy start podcasting?
  • 40:00 – Amy asks me why I started podcasting.
  • 45:20 – Has the podcast opened doors for Amy?
  • 50:16 – I go on a mini rant about how bad soda is for you.
  • 54:20 – People can relate to Amy’s struggles.
  • 01:00 – Where does Amy get her fun-loving vibe?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/59



Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Amy-Robles-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EST

058 Jerod Morris | Don’t Know Where To Start? Build An Audience

Jerod Morris is the VP of RainMaker.FM and the VP of Marketing for Copyblogger. He hosts a couple of very successful podcasts, including The Lede, The Showrunner, and Primility. Jerod shares interesting insight on how he runs 5 regular podcasts, his struggles with creating content, and not failing on his commitment to his audience. Jerod also talks about his love for creating new made-up words, teaching, and who inspires him.

Show Highlights

  • 04:45 – Jerod talks about Showrunner.
  • 10:35 – You can’t build an audience quickly.
  • 13:15 – There’s a difference between authenticity and transparency.
  • 17:00 – Every podcaster has felt uninspired to record their show.
  • 23:30 – Why did Jerod start Primility Primer?
  • 28:35 – Since Jerod loves creating new words, I tell him about The Allusionist podcast.
  • 29:40 – Podcast Movement was great this year.
  • 35:25 – Jerod loves to teach.
  • 37:30 – What has the response been like for Primility?
  • 42:00 – How does Jerod organize/create his show?
  • 46:50 – How does Jerod find the time to host 5 very different podcasts?
  • 52:10 – Is it too late to podcast?
  • 55:45 – How has podcasting helped Copyblogger?
  • 01:03 – You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect. Start by building an audience.
  • 01:09 – Have the pieces been falling into place for Jerod?
  • 01:11 – Who inspires Jeord?
  • 01:14 – You get good by practicing and practicing and practicing.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/58



Direct download: Podcast-Junkies-Jerod-Morris-Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST