Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
112 Natalie Jennings | Getting a Grant for Your Podcast

Natalie Jennings is a photographer and the founder of A Face Project, which received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant of $10,000. Natalie discusses how aspiring podcasters can tap into their local community to get funding for their creative projects, where her love for podcasting stems from, and so much more, on this week’s episode!

  • 03:50 - Natalie and I met at Podcast Movement.
  • 05:40 - What did Natalie think of the talk I gave at Podcast Movement?
  • 08:35 - Why did Natalie go to Podcast Movement?
  • 10:50 - How does a photographer end up being a podcaster?
  • 12:40 - Why does Natalie like Humans of New York?
  • 16:15 - How did Natalie structure the format of her show?
  • 20:00 - How did Natalie get a grant for her work?
  • 28:50 - Natalie discusses the magazine she recently launched, which is an excellent companion to her photography and podcast.
  • 35:15 - Natalie always feels slightly weird promoting her stuff.
  • 40:35 - When it comes down to production, it’s all about storytelling.
  • 46:35 - Where does Natalie’s creativity come from?
  • 52:15 - Natalie wants to do this type of creative/podcasting work until the day she dies.
  • 54:35 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Natalie?
  • 56:25 - What has Natalie changed her mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/natalie-jennings-interview/

Direct download: PJ112-NatalieJennings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

111 Ashley Taylor | The Importance of Surface vs. Depth

After connecting via the Anchor application I was excited about the opportunity to connect with Ashley. She's been podcasting straight Monday through Sunday and as of this conversation has not missed a day, 180 plus episodes and counting. After going through the ups and downs of the online marketing world, she has now found her real voice and hit her stride. She's an open book and a genuine soul.

  • 04:20 - How Ashley and Harry met
  • 05:40 - Why 6 figures is bullshit
  • 07:30 - Taking the 30-day podcast challenge
  • 10:30 - There are thought leaders and "thought leaders"
  • 15:15 - Overnight success does not just happen
  • 17:35 - The importance of sharing the entire journey, good and bad
  • 20:00 - How to handle requests you can easily Google!
  • 22:30 - Where does this out-sized personality come from?
  • 23:30 - Why she does a daily Facebook Live
  • 24:20 - Ashley has always been a performer
  • 26:30 - No one is going to give you permission
  • 28:10 - Where she gets inspiration from.
  • 29:30 - You don't have to tell people you're going to be vulnerable, just do it!
  • 33:00 - You don't have just be one way
  • 34:50 - Everyone is trying to keep up with the Joneses, but the Joneses are bankrupt!
  • 38:10 - Harry and Ashley met on Anchor
  • 43:00 - Ashley never originally planned on having guests
  • 45:00 - 180+ daily episodes and counting!
  • 47:00 - What has Ashley changed her mind about recently
  • 51:00 - Thoughts on Tony Robbins

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ashley-taylor-interview/

Direct download: PJ111-AshleyTaylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

110 Christine Blackburn | Hollywood's Most Interesting Stories

Christine Blackburn is the host of Story Worthy, a podcast about true stories from Hollywood's most interesting talents and creatives. Christine has always taken her podcast seriously, and has recorded well over 300 episodes by now. Christine believes she doesn’t have any talents, but the stories she’s able to extract out of her fascinating guests say otherwise. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Christine’s creative process, and find out more about Christine!

  • 03:20 - When did Christine decide to take her show seriously?
  • 04:05 - Why are stories important to Christine?
  • 06:40 - What kind of people did Christine like to interview when she was first starting out?
  • 09:55 - When you’re first starting out, hold off on telling people about it. Allow yourself to learn from your mistakes first.
  • 15:10 - How does Christine keep herself organized?
  • 16:55 - There’s a very specific person who has a passion for podcasting.
  • 19:00 - Don’t do things half-assed. You’re just wasting your time if you do.
  • 23:20 - Did you know you could intern for other podcasters?
  • 24:55 - How did Christine meet Hernan Lopez?
  • 28:30 - Christine talks about the benefits of being associated with a podcast network.
  • 32:35 - Christine has received a lot of crazy comments on iTunes that have simply been out of line. It’s amazing what people will say behind a computer screen.
  • 33:30 - The Story Worthy podcast has over 300 episodes.
  • 33:55 - The stories Sugar Ray Leonard shared on Story Worthy were very memorable for Christine.
  • 36:15 - After some time, your friends become your family.
  • 37:10 - This election reminds Christine of high school.
  • 39:45 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Christine?
  • 40:05 - What has Christine changed her mind about recently?
  • 42:20 - Christine tries to plan out her podcast in seasons now.
  • 45:15 - What’s next for Christine?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/christine-blackburn-interview/

Direct download: PJ110-ChristineBlackburn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18am EDT

109 Nico Johnson | The Struggles of Getting Your Podcast off the Ground

Nico Johnson has over 10 years of experience in solar project development and PV sales. Nico is also the host of Sun Cast, a podcast about the solar industry in Latin America. Nico discusses some of his struggles on getting his podcast off the ground, and facing the high-expectations of his sponsors. He admits that when you’re so well connected in your industry, it’s the fear of success that holds you back; not the fear of failure.

  • 04:15 - Be sure to visit the Green Door in Chicago. You will need a secret passcode in order to get in.
  • 07:00 - Podcast Movement is the number one event to go to, as a podcaster.
  • 13:20 - Why did my interview with Chase Reeves resonate so strongly with Nico?
  • 19:45 - Nico spends a lot of time on production, which is why he only has 13 episodes released right now.
  • 24:15 - As Podcast Junkie fans may know, I usually only invite podcasters who have at least 50 episodes under their belt. Why is Nico an exception?
  • 29:15 - Nico’s wife made him write out a business plan for his podcast.
  • 33:20 - Nico has felt like a total failure to his audience.
  • 39:05 - In February, a sponsor cut Nico a check for $6,000, to see where hs podcast would go.
  • 43:05 - Nico realized he was letting his sponsor down, and has been working hard to get the results he promised him.
  • 51:55 - Nico discusses the format he plans to use for his podcast.
  • 55:20 - Nico gets between 500-700 downloads per episode.
  • 56:30 - What are some of Nico’s favorite autobiographies?
  • 01:01:20 - What gets scheduled in your calendar, is actually what gets done.
  • 01:03:30 - What has Nico changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:06:10 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Nico?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/nico-johnson-interview/

 

Direct download: PJ109-NicoJohnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

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