Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
087 Andrew Lock | The Incredible Power of Impacting Others for the Better

Andrew Lock has been video podcasting since 2008. His show HelpMy Business! is a free weekly web TV show that helps entrepreneursstand out from the crowd and build better businesses. Andrew isamazed by how much knowledge and power each individual has that canhelp shape another person's life. Listen in to Andrew's wise wordson working hard, helping others, and changing for the better.

  • 05:25 - I met Andrew about a week ago.
  • 06:45 - Believe it or not, Andrew is an introvert.
  • 07:10 - So many interesting relationships have been built fromgetting out of your comfort zone.
  • 07:25 - Andrew is currently focused on video podcasts and hasbeen doing this since 2008.
  • 11:40 - Andrew moved from England to the US in 2003.
  • 13:10 - Video podcasts were still very new when Andrew startedhis business.
  • 14:20 - It helped a lot that Andrew knew how to create engagingvideos, but he wasn't a presenter himself.
  • 17:45 - The first episodes Andrew ever created still make himcringe.
  • 17:50 - There will always be a learning curve.
  • 20:05 - Who inspired Andrew on the presentation/video host sideof things?
  • 22:25 - Andrew shares an interesting way to keep people hookedthrough the opening credits.
  • 29:30 - Make sure you are true to who you are or else you'll bea poor copy of someone else.
  • 30:15 - It takes time to discover who you are.
  • 33:45 - Does the UK have a big entrepreneurial movement orfollowing the way the US does?
  • 38:25 - It's a lot easier for Andrew to stand out in the USbecause he's from England.
  • 40:15 - Like most entrepreneurs, Andrew was pretty muchunemployable.
  • 40:55 - Andrew is a hard worker and he wants to be rewarded forthat, however employment isn't always the be
  • 44:55 - If you are passionate and willing to work hard, thenAndrew will help you as much as he can.
  • 47:30 - It's powerful knowing you can teach someone to thepoint where it will change their life.
  • 51:25 - Andrew shares a story about his friend, who was abusedas a child.
  • 53:00 - People can change, even with the worstcircumstances.
  • 53:20 - Change cannot be forced. It has to come from within theperson.
  • 54:10 - Some people just feel so broken that they feel likethey have no control over their own lives.
  • 55:35 - You have to prove it to yourself and those who havehurt you that you can overcome this.
  • 57:05 - What has Andrew changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:00:45 - What's the one most misunderstood thing aboutAndrew?
  • 01:03:30 - Andrew loves the comedian Brian Regan.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Andrew-Lock-Interview

Direct download: PJ087-AndrewLock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

086 Paul Colligan | Providing Your Children with the Proper Tools to Handle Technology

Paul Colligan is another old school podcaster who began speaking on the microphone in 2004. He is also a YouTube and social media expert and was invited to speak on the topic, at a conference in Oman. He shares how he raises his kids in a world filled with technology that remembers every mistake you  make and tries to describe what radio is to someone who has never heard of it before. Paul also talks about his time in Germany and what it was like growing up there. 

  • 07:45 - Paul talks about his recent trip to Oman.  
  • 12:55 - We have a vision in our head of who our podcast listeners are, but when you meet them it's very different.  
  • 16:45 - Podcasting is not a big thing in Oman, but people appreciated the power it held.  
  • 19:20 - Paul was asked about Donald Trump while he was in Oman.  
  • 21:15 - Paul spent about an hour in a government-sponsored virtual reality startup.  
  • 23:45 - Where did Paul's desire to teach stem from?
  • 28:30 - What was Paul's earliest recollection of interacting with some sort of technology?
  • 32:45 - Paul was talking about an idea on the podcast and someone went off and created a business around it.
  • 35:25 - Paul runsa ‘ no Snapchat’  household.  
  • 37:10 - How do you describe radio to someone who doesn’ t know what radio is?  
  • 40:15 - Anything you do to limit your children's access to technology is going to eventually hurt their future.  
  • 43:50 - How long did Paul live in Germany for? Around 8 years.
  • 46:15 - Paul recommends the movie, Good Bye, Lenin.  
  • 47:55 - What is one of Paul's fondest memories of Germany?  
  • 50:55 - Paul talks about having his kids travel more.  
  • 52:45 - Paul breaks down all the podcast shows he has started/worked on.  
  • 55:10 - Ever heard of Over The Rhine?  
  • 56:15 - Who has been a mentor to Paul?  
  • 58:50 - Is monetization the right model for podcasts?  
  • 01:00:10 - There's nothing that says you can't be compensated for doing things that you're passionate about.
  • 01:00:25 - What has Paul changed his mind about recently?  

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/paul-colligan-interview/

 

Direct download: PJ086-PaulColligan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

085 Ben Adair | Vulnerable Stories Are Growing

Ben Adair is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Ben first started his career in the alternative press before moving into radio and then podcasting. Ben discusses how his podcast has grown since its initial creation, and why he's more intently focused on delivering unique stories that stand out.   

  • 05:00 - Ben and I headed to the local bar to do this interview.
  • 08:55 - How has California impacted Ben?  
  • 10:05 - L.A is a city of secrets and imagination.
  • 11:15 - Was Ben ever in danger during his journalist career?    
  • 14:15 - What was Ben's earliest memory of being curious?  
  • 16:15 - When Ben first started the podcast, how involved was he in the podcasting community?
  • 19:55 - What's so cool abut podcasting is that you can niche down on the most surprising topics.  
  • 20:20 - The differences between radio and podcasting.  
  • 22:20 - There really are no rules to podcasting.  
  • 27:50 - If a podcast is done well, you feel like you're in the same room with them.  
  • 33:34 - Podcasting is definitely a 'learn as you go' process.  
  • 33:55 - Did Ben ever interview someone who made him feel nervous?
  • 39:05 - It can be difficult to craft an excellent story when you take away the time factor. How long should my podcast really be?  
  • 42:10 - Ben talks about the first episode he has done and how his show has evolved since then.  
  • 46:45 - Reality TV is more soul-crushing than any 'confession journal' that's out there.  
  • 50:25 - Ben talks about Humans of New York.  
  • 50:50 - Vulnerable stories are growing because too many people on social media present a 'perfect' image of themselves on there.  
  • 51:10 - How does this new environment affect Ben's children?  
  • 53:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Ben?  
  • 54:45 - What's something Ben has changed his mind about recently? 57:50 - Ben's podcast is not on hiatus, he's just working on a story that's really, really hard.  
  • 01:01:25 - People might not assume Ben is an emotional person, but he actually is.  
  • 01:07:45 - Ben really tries to interview people face-to-face.  
  • 01:09:45 - How do you decide what/where home is?  
  • 01:12:05 - Ben talks about the upcoming shows he's planning on releasing.  

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ben-adair-interview/

 

Direct download: PJ-85-BenAdair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am EDT

084 AJ Mihrzad | Stepping Out of His Introverted Shell

AJ Mihrzad is the author of the best selling book, The Mind Body Solution and interviews other online coaches for his podcast. As a self-proclaimed former fat kid and incredibly shy introvert, AJ talks on how he transformed his life and worked towards a life he really wanted. There’s some great personal tidbits about friendships, growing your business, and more in here that I really resonated with. Hope you enjoy the interview with AJ!

Show Highlights

  • 05:00 – What does AJ mean by him being a ‘situational’ extrovert?
  • 05:10 – AJ has always had issues with his self confidence and even feared people.
  • 06:35 – Because of AJ’s shyness, he missed a lot of opportunities, especially with girls.
  • 07:10 – Who was AJ’s role model to help overcome this?
  • 08:10 – Toast masters also helped him.
  • 08:55 – AJ is the oldest out of his siblings and he’s the only introvert.
  • 10:45 – AJ prefers not to go to family events, but he goes anyway and fake it till he makes it.
  • 12:55 – What made AJ shift gears a little bit in his career?
  • 14:20 – Why did AJ get into fitness coaching?
  • 16:15 – Despite making lots of mistakes, somewhere along the line something clicked for AJ.
  • 20:30 – Teaching is one of those jobs that is under appreciated and under paid, but so important.
  • 20:35 – Everyone can name a teach who made an impact on their lives.
  • 21:25 – AJ talks about a teacher who inspired him.
  • 24:10 – Why did AJ start a podcast?
  • 26:35 – AJ talks about how the podcast has opened doors for him.
  • 29:10 – I completely agree with AJ. I have made unbelievable connections through my podcast as well.
  • 32:10 – What’s great about podcasting is that there are no rules.
  • 33:35 – AJ was a very private person, but he started opening up because his role models were very authentic
  • 36:45 – Video allows you to be raw, real, and authentic. Twitter and Instagram don’t do this very well.
  • 42:05 – Has AJ grown out of certain relationships now that he’s ‘grown up’ a little?
  • 44:15 – People need to be aware of their personal growth and they also need to align themselves with the rig
  • 49:30 – What is the one most misunderstood thing about AJ?
  • 51:40 – AJ spoke about being a former fat kid, what made him want to change?
  • 53:44 – If AJ can do it, anyone can do it!
  • 55:10 – What has AJ changed his mind about recently?
  • 57:40 – Text the word ‘Amazing’ to 33444 to get a copy of AJ’s book.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/84

 

 

 

Direct download: PJ084-AJMihrzad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50am EDT

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