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092 Harry Duran | Dave Mooring from the Remarkable Podcast Interviews Harry!

As it is Memorial week, I am taking it a little bit easy for today's episode. However, I did want to share this interview where a guest appeared on Dave Mooring's Remarkable podcast, quite some time ago. This was back when I had around 50 episodes under my belt, so it's nice to go back in time and have a bit of a recap of what I was up to and into. I hope you guys enjoy!

  • 03:00 - It took Dave about a year to launch his podcast.
  • 05:20 - Get ready to listen to Dave interviewing Harry.
  • 05:35 - Dave and Harry met at Podcast Movement.
  • 06:15 - Harry talks about his passion for DJing.
  • 09:00 - How did Harry make the leap from DJing to podcasting?
  • 12:30 - New Media Expo inspired Harry to create Podcast Junkies.
  • 13:15 - Harry hopes to create a DJ-related podcast in the future.
  • 14:20 - Why did Harry create Podcast Junkies?
  • 16:45 - Does Harry have any podcasts that have stood out for him?
  • 19:05 - Harry's podcast hack is to listen to podcasts on 2x speed.
  • 19:35 - Harry is really into the storytelling genre lately.
  • 20:35 - The storyteller podcasters often do not know anybody from the 'famous' entrepreneurial podcasting world like John Lee Dumas or Pat Flynn.
  • 23:30 - What's Harry's goal with the podcast?
  • 25:45 - Focus on building a quality show.
  • 26:30 - Outside of Harry's podcast, he works as an IT consultant.
  • 27:00 - It's not easy to monetize a podcast.
  • 32:00 - What's the most effective way to increase listenership?
  • 36:35 - How does Harry select his guests?
  • 40:00 - What lessons has Harry learned when trying to build his brand?
  • 49:55 - What is Harry's most memorable interview?
  • 53:35 - Final piece of advice for podcasters? It may take some time to discover your voice.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/harry-duran-remarkable/

Direct download: PJ092-ElsewhereRemarkable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

091 Jason Parsons | Create a Character People Love and Then Kill Them

Jason Parsons, aka 'The Angry Ginger', is the host of two podcasts, 7 Days a Geek and Podcasting 101. Jason talks about being a single father of 5 and how he got started in podcasting. He is also a big fan of comics and has written his own web series entitled E.L.E. Jason and I talk about comics, parenting, and how to create a compelling storyline that gets the audience's attention.

  • 07:50 - Is ginger a derogatory term?
  • 10:35 - Jason went to college to become a screenwriter.
  • 11:45 - No matter what Jason has gone through, he knows someone else out there can relate to it.
  • 12:30 - Jason talks about the fake radio station he had as a kid.
  • 15:20 - Since everything is so digital these days, are we loosing that tactile feeling?
  • 16:25 - What does Jason miss from his childhood? Playtime!
  • 19:10 - Jason talks about the differences between his parenting style vs. his parents’ parenting style.
  • 23:20 - Jason self-publishes his own comic books.
  • 28:30 - Jason's comic book audience is going to hate him because he plans to kill some of his characters off
  • 30:00 - The problem with a lot of movies these days is that you have a hard time relating to the characters.
  • 32:25 - If you're interested in comics, pick up Words for Pictures by Brian Michael Bendis.
  • 32:55 - All you have to do is just read and start creating.
  • 33:30 - Is there a community of indie comic book writers out there?
  • 35:15 - It's a lot of money to print your comic book on-demand.
  • 36:10 - Why did Jason start the 7 Days a Geek podcast?
  • 41:50 - What do some people not understand about being a single dad?
  • 43:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jason?
  • 44:50 - What has Jason changed his mind about recently?
  • 50:00 - Jason talks about his other podcast, Podcasting 101.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jason-parsons-interview/

Direct download: PJ091-JasonParsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

090 Jo Milmine | It's Time We Knit Your Socks Off

Jo Milmine is the host of the Shineybees podcast, a show about knitting. Jo not only has created an amazing community filled with other knitters, but she also won the 2015 New Media Europe for Most Engaged Audience. Jo talks about how she got into podcasting and some of the fantastic things her audience has done for her when she was overseas.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jo-milmine-interview/

Direct download: PJ090-JoMilmine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EST

089 Yann Ilunga | Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone Is Not as Scary as It Seems

Yann Ilunga is the host of the 360 Entrepreneur podcast. On his show, he sits down with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, online marketing experts, and best-selling authors to talk about their successes and struggles. Yann shares his love for music and education on the show as well as why he decided to create two podcasts at the same time.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Yann-Ilunga-Interview

Direct download: PJ089-YannIlunga.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

088 Erik Johnson | Stop Copying Someone Else's Voice!

Erik Johnson discovered radio while he was studying architectureand has never looked back. He has been in the radio industry since1989 and currently helps podcasters cultivate their voice andtalent. Erik shares a bit of his story, the importance of silencein conversations, and some of the common mistakes new podcasterstend to make – like try to mimic someone else's voice. Tune in formore!

  • 04:15 - Erik has been in radio since 1989.
  • 05:10 - When Erik first started in radio, he tried to learneverything he could. He loves to learn.
  • 05:50 - Does Erik have a teacher or mentor that also has such astrong desire to learn?
  • 08:20 - What is a program director?
  • 09:45 - Erik has a degree in architecture, but he fell out oflove with it after three years.
  • 12:25 - How did Erik make the leap from architecture tobroadcasting?
  • 13:45 - Erik hated speaking in front of people all throughouthigh school.
  • 15:05 - It's just a matter of doing it enough until you're notscared anymore.
  • 20:15 - Does Erik remember the separation between podcastingand radio?
  • 21:15 - Podcasts changed for Erik when he got his iPhone.
  • 21:35 - Erik started writing about podcasting before he didit.
  • 24:25 - Erik and I talk about growing up as a child and howresilient we were.
  • 28:10 - I remember the day Atari showed up at my house.
  • 29:15 - Erik thought if he was able to teach others what he hadlearned in radio, people's podcasts would be
  • 29:25 - The podcasting genre has become stronger overtime.
  • 33:25 - We can always learn new things and craft our artbetter.
  • 33:55 - When Erik coaches his clients, he tries to enhancetheir strengths.
  • 34:25 - New podcasters try to sound like the 'radio guy' orsomebody else.
  • 37:40 - You don't have to revamp your show, but you'd besurprised by what a bit of change can do to it.
  • 38:40 - Erik talks about the importance of silence inconversations, especially in audio.
  • 43:25 - Does Erik have a proud teacher moment?
  • 45:55 - What has Erik changed his mind about recently?
  • 49:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Erik?
  • 50:40 - Erik is a fan of magic tricks and magicians.

Full Show Notes:http://www.podcastjunkies.com/Erik-K-Johnson-interview/

Direct download: PJ087-ErikKLock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48am EST

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