Podcast Junkies: Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring, Motivational Storytelling Podcasters, Entrepreneurs
078 Danny Peña | Money Comes And Goes, Give Back to the Community Instead

Danny Peña has been podcasting for last 10+ years and has a ton of experience to bring to the table. He is the founder and host of GamerTagRadio and has received international media attention from Forbes, Gamespot, IGN, Wall Street Journal, and more. He also won the Microsoft MVP award both in ’05 and ’09 and hosted the first gaming show for Discovery Channel Latin America.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – Danny talks about his podcasting mistakes.
  • 06:00 – How did Danny get into editing?
  • 09:15 – Danny used his ‘street knowledge’ to promote his podcast instead of using social media.
  • 11:20 – Danny talks on how rappers/hip hop artists promoted their work pre-internet days.
  • 14:50 – Twitter bombing is so tacky.
  • 16:05 – What was it like being on the Podcast Movement stage?
  • 17:30 – Danny and I talk about our love for DJing back in the day.
  • 19:10 – You could literally spend half a day looking at vinyls.
  • 22:35 – Danny moved to Miami in 92 and it was completely destroyed from hurricane Andrew.
  • 24:00 – Danny talks about the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference in L.A.
  • 27:15 – Your podcast being in New and Noteworthy is cool, but what are you gonna do after that?
  • 30:55 – Don’t depend on interviewing other successful podcasters.
  • 34:55 – Danny talks about his parents.
  • 37:30 – Believe it or not, Danny used to be incredibly shy in Kindergarten.
  • 43:15 – Let people hear your voice and your message. We don’t always get a spotlight.
  • 46:10 – You can’t fake being consistently passionate time and time again.
  • 49:05 – Danny talks about how he met Bill Gates.
  • 52:45 – Get out of your house and attend events.
  • 01:01:00 – Danny talks about his podcasting highlights in 2015.
  • 01:03:10 – How did Danny build his podcasting crew?
  • 01:12:00 – Companies often ask Danny to cover an event, but he also wants his team to be represented.
  • 01:14:50 – Hang around people who have the same can-do attitude you have.
  • 01:15:50 – Danny talks about the responses he has received from his fans.
  • 01:19:30 – Danny explains when he cried on the Podcast Movement stage.
  • 01:22:40 – Danny shares a story about an event EA invited him to.
  • 01:28:55 – When Danny tells stories, he’s just painting a picture for the listener.
  • 01:35:05 – Be sure to visit GamerTagRadio.com see what Danny Peña does.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/78



Direct download: PJ078-DannyPena.mp3
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077 Brittany & Amanda | Your Words and Your Voice Impact People

Brittany and Amanda are the co-hosts of Once Upon a Podcast, a podcast about the TV show Once Upon a Time. Each week the co-hosts offer constructive thoughts and insights about the show, and more! Brittany and Amanda discuss some of their favorite TV shows and early childhood recollections with me. They also talk about how writers who reveal too much ‘behind-the-scenes’ information can spoil a bit of the TV magic.

Show Highlights

  • 04:50 – What kind of podcasting skills have Britt and Amanda learned?
  • 06:30 – How did Amanda get into podcasting?
  • 07:50 – When did Britt discover podcasts?
  • 11:05 – Podcasts are the perfect medium for education.
  • 14:55 – Why did Britt and Amanda choose Once Upon a Time as a topic for their show?
  • 21:20 – Are there other Once Upon a Time podcasts?
  • 26:45 – Best TV show ever? Borgen! It’s the Danish version of West Wing/House of Cards.
  • 27:55 – Britt talks about her earliest memory of a TV show.
  • 29:35 – First movie Amanda ever saw? Little Mermaid. First movie she loved? Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.
  • 31:25 – When writers interact with their fans, it can sometimes spoil the magic of the show.
  • 33:20 – Brittany talks about putting self-imposed restrictions on herself.
  • 44:10 – Remember that your words impact people.
  • 52:15 – The places where both Amanda and Britney work are supportive of their podcast.
  • 56:30 – A happy employee always comes back to work.
  • 56:55 – If you’re a boss, listen to these wise words of wisdom.
  • 01:00:00 – What’s the most misunderstood thing about Brittany?
  • 01:01:15 – What did Amanda change her mind about recently?
  • 01:01:40 – What’s one thing the ladies appreciate about their co-host?
  • 01:07:35 – The 100th episode is coming up soon. Tweet the co-hosts your ideas!


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/77



Direct download: PJ077-BrittanyandAmanda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

076 Ron Dawson | Being Emotionally Vulnerable and Raw with Your Listeners

Ron Dawson is a film maker and the host of the Radio Film School podcast. Ron’s show is a radio documentary series on the subjects of film making, movies, and cinema. He adds a lot of fun TV and movie references into his show, which just adds to the richness of his podcast. I recently met Ron on Blab and when I heard his podcast for the first time, I had to binge listen to all of his shows.

Show Highlights

  • 00:06:50 – Ron and I met on Blab.
  • 00:07:45 – I binge listened to Ron’s show. It’s sooo good.
  • 00:09:10 – Ron watched a lot of TV on the weekends, growing up as a kid.
  • 00:14:35 – Ron explains what his podcast is about.
  • 00:16:10 – What inspired Ron to start a podcast?
  • 00:22:40 – Ron puts a lot of movie/TV audio bites in his show and he is always filled with references.
  • 00:24:45 – We talk about EP 09 – The Salieri Syndrome.
  • 00:27:10 – I get a little OCD over episode titles.
  • 00:31:30 – Ron….a hip-hop producer?
  • 00:33:15 – Did you know I was in an all-boys Catholic high school?
  • 00:36:55 – What I really enjoy about Ron’s podcast is that he opens up and gets personal in certain episodes.
  • 00:45:00 – If you’re doing an interview-style podcast, your personality is what has to stand out.
  • 00:47:55 – What has Ron learned from his guests?
  • 00:49:40 – Believe it or not, you can learn from an older generation.
  • 00:52:00 – Look outside of your genre for inspiration.
  • 00:55:00 – Ron and I enjoy watching the trailers more than the actual movies.
  • 00:56:45 – Where is Ron currently in his personal hero’s journey?
  • 01:01:40 – You gotta have the valley in order to have the peaks.
  • 01:02:20 – How have mentors helped Ron along his journey?
  • 01:05:40 – What has Ron changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:10:15 – Ron and I talk about the fine balance between explaining and not explaining a mystery.
  • 01:14:40 – Ron had a whole segment focused on women in film making.
  • 01:19:45 – What’s the most misunderstood thing about Ron?


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/76



Direct download: PRE-PJ076-Ron-Dawson.mp3
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075 Erik and Grace | Capturing the Passion from Listeners

Erik (aka Mr. Blahg) and Grace are the co-hosts of Under the Comic Covers, where they discuss and review independent comic books. We find out about their podcast origin stories and why they love independent comic books so much. Erik recalls that he initially hated the comic book medium because he is a literature snob, but was eventually converted when he picked up the graphic novel Watchman by Alan Moore.

Show Highlights

  • 00:04:15 – How did Erik get the name Mr. Blahg?
  • 00:08:15 – Grace talks about The Walking Dead cast
  • 00:09:10 – How did Erik meet Grace?
  • 00:12:35 – Why does Grace like The Walking Dead?
  • 00:14:15 – How did Under the Comic Covers start?
  • 00:18:00 – Erik and Grace work so well as co-hosts.
  • 00:25:55 – Why did Grace cry on the podcast?
  • 00:27:25 – Despite being a literature snob, Erik explains why he likes comics.
  • 00:31:35 – How did Grace get into comics?
  • 00:34:00 – People are often disappointed when they hear Erik and Grace run an independent comic book podcast.
  • 00:37:30 – Erik doesn’t feel comfortable interviewing other guests.
  • 00:41:25 – You can create a podcast about anything.
  • 00:42:10 – Erik and Grace talk about their listeners.
  • 00:48:20 – What cool things has happened to Grace because of the podcast?
  • 00:51:40 – What are Erik and Grace excited about?
  • 00:53:55 – Erik talks about the music on their podcast show.
  • 00:56:05 – Erik talks about the podcast’s album cover art work.
  • 01:00:30 – You need a woman’s perspective.
  • 01:02:50 – Erik hates listening to podcasts with just two guys’ bro-ing out.
  • 01:07:05 – Find Erik and Grace on Facebook.


FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/75



Direct download: PJ075-ErikandGrace.mp3
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