Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
104 Stephan Spencer | God Is Not a Belief, It's an Experience

Stephan Spencer is a three-time author, runs two podcast shows — Optimized Geek and Marketing Speak — and is a frequent conference speaker on the topic of SEO. Stephan attends between 40-50 conferences a year and has gone through an amazing life transformation with the help of Tony Robbins. On this week's episode, Stephan shares the amazing story of how he met his fiance at a Tony Robbins event, his spiritual awakening in India, and the fascinating things he's learned about himself while taking Kabbalah classes.

  • 04:00 - Stephan compares Podcast Movement to other conferences he has attended.
  • 05:00 - Stephan spends $4,000 a month on his three podcast shows.
  • 06:05 - Stephan probably goes to about 40-50 conferences a year.
  • 07:45 - Stephan's whole life was rebooted because he went to a Tony Robbins event.
  • 10:25 - What kind of guests does Stephan look for on his podcast, Optimized Geek?
  • 11:50 - How does Stephan know he's just recorded a fantastic interview?
  • 12:55 - How does Stephan measure who is listening to his podcast and taking action on the advice that's given?
  • 15:45 - Has Stephan ever been starstruck by a guest?
  • 20:10 - Stephan talks about taking Kabbalah classes.
  • 23:00 - How Stephan had a spiritual awakening when he was in India a few years ago.
  • 25:30 - What kind of insights about yourself can you get from a brain scan?
  • 27:00 - We are wired to be spiritual beings.
  • 28:55 - Why did Stephan start the Optimized Geek podcast?
  • 31:40 - Were Stephan's family members surprised by his transformation?
  • 32:35 - Stephan signed up for Tony Robbins' platinum partnership for three years.
  • 33:05 - What happened to Stephan when he was hanging out with Tony Robbins?
  • 37:15 - Where does Stephan's giving nature come from?
  • 42:35 - Stephan dives a little deeper into his spiritual awakening in India.
  • 44:35 - Stephan says, God is not a belief — it's an experience.
  • 46:30 - Stephan shares how he met his soon-to-be wife.
  • 52:05 - Why Stephan is a spiritual junkie.
  • 55:15 - What's next for Stephan?
  • 58:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Stephan?
  • 01:00:30 - What has Stephan changed his mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/stephan-spencer-interview/

Direct download: PJ104-StephanSpencer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

103 Desmond Adams | Stories From an Old Man at the End of the Bar

Desmond Adams is a student of life and the host of Mental Mastery Mondays, a podcast that explores and discusses everything from business, relationships, and mindset. Desmond and I kind of go all over the place on this week's Podcast Junkies. Desmond shares fun stories about his father, the old days of him being a magician, and whether there's spiritual significance to geometric shapes.

  • 02:45 - How does Desmond know Jeff Brown?
  • 06:00 - Desmond had a lot of stage fright when he was growing up.
  • 07:00 - Desmond used to be a magician!
  • 08:30 - Who were some of Desmond's favorite magicians?
  • 11:50 - These days, if you want to learn magic, you go on YouTube.
  • 15:10 - Desmond talks about bullying.
  • 17:00 - How did Desmond get into podcasting? Was it Jeff's fault?
  • 18:30 - What podcasts did Desmond get into when he was first discovering the space?
  • 19:50 - Desmond didn't really like podcasts at first because it wasn't very polished the way it was in radio.
  • 23:00 - What did Desmond learn from Randy Lane?
  • 27:20 - You want to have friendly conflict and tension with your co-host.
  • 32:05 - Are there any spiritual meanings behind mathematical sequences and nature's geometrical patterns?
  • 39:30 - Too many people are afraid to ask questions!
  • 41:00 - Birth = Spiritual water slide.
  • 41:15 - You don't have to have all the answers, just an open mind.
  • 41:45 - Desmond's mission is to make his life more abundant with great purpose. How long did it take him to discover this mission?
  • 47:20 - What kind of lessons did Desmond learn while he was in the Navy?
  • 55:15 - Desmond discusses his podcast, Mental Mastery Mondays.
  • 58:15 - Desmond first started out by doing a daily show and he quickly burned out from that.
  • 01:02:45 - Thanks for listening to '47 Billion Stories From an Old Man at the End of the Bar'.

http://www.podcastjunkies.com/desmond-adams-interview/

Direct download: PJ103-DesmondAdams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

102 Hernan Lopez | The Journey to Creating the Golden Age of Audio Drama

Hernan Lopez is the Founder & CEO at Wondery, an audio on-demand media network, curating podcasts that tell compelling and fascinating stories. It is Hernan's goal to create a new golden age for audio drama and he discusses how the podcast medium is perfect for this. Hernan has worked in traditional media for the last 19 years and was the former President & CEO of Fox International Channels. Hernan has a lot of wisdom to share on this episode, so listen in for more!

  • 03:50 - Hernan has spent 19 years working in traditional media.
  • 06:10 - It is expected in the podcasting industry that consumers will listen to a podcast from the beginning to the end.
  • 07:00 - Why did Hernan get kicked out of highschool?
  • 10:25 - How has the education Hernan received helped him later in life?
  • 11:55 - Was it hard to transition from Argentina to the U.S.?
  • 14:25 - The most important thing you should learn at home or in school is how to listen.
  • 15:25 - When did podcasting pop up on Hernan's radar?
  • 20:55 - Hernan wants to start a new golden age for audio drama.
  • 23:20 - Who are Hernan's competitors?
  • 24:20 - Audio dramas are expensive to make.
  • 29:15 - What's the criteria to get on Wondery's network?
  • 33:20 - How does Hernan find talent?
  • 34:10 - What does Hernan look for in his team?
  • 36:05 - How important is the team element to Hernan?
  • 39:55 - Does Hernan come from a big family?
  • 40:55 - How behind the curve are Spanish podcasts?
  • 42:40 - A lot of people underestimate just how difficult it is to be behind the microphone or camera.
  • 43:10 - What has Hernan changed his mind about recently?
  • 43:30 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Hernan?
  • 48:20 - What kind of legacy would Hernan like to leave behind?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/hernan-lopez-interview

Direct download: PJ102-HernanLopez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

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