Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
118 Gary Jenkins |Investigator of Organized Crime Tells All

Gary Jenkins is the host of the true crime podcast, Gangland Wire, which recounts his stories of true organized crime true as a Kansas City Police Detective. With twenty-five years on the police force, Gary has a lot of stories to tell! His enthusiasm for learning new technologies and passion for actively participating on these platforms enable him to genuinely connect with his listeners. Gary and I dive into some stories on the police force and we discuss the origins of the podcast.

  • 08:35 – The podcast’s focus on the west side mafia and serial killers.
  • 11:40 – How did Gary come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 13:25 – The AHA moment when Gary realized through podcasting he could share his crime stories in an innovative way.
  • 17:25 – His co-host, Aaron, is an interesting guy!
  • 21:30 – A checkered past living in Kansas City didn’t stop Gary from getting a job as a cop.
  • 24:45 – Bringing together your neighbors, thanks to crime and Facebook.
  • 29:20 – An incident made Gary realize he didn’t have the police “edge” anymore,
  • 35:00 – Gary is proud of his documentary film.
  • 40:15 – Channeling Jerry Lewis with a fundraiser episode.
  • 43:25 – Gary clears up the myth -- does an undercover police officer have to admit they are a cop if asked?
  • 44:00 – Other countries are fascinated with the glorification of organized crime.
  • 46:30 – Harry and Gary share sound advice for fellow podcasters.
  • 49:00 – What is the one most misunderstood thing about Gary?
  • 50:00 – How the Buddhist practice has helped Gary control his negative thoughts.
  • 52:00 – What has changed Gary’s mind recently?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/gary-jenkins-interview/

Direct download: PJ118-GaryJenkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EST

117 Mike Murphy | Brand Yourself & Show Up for the Camera

Mike Murphy is a one man band and the host of Mike Murphy Unplugged. He is a podcast helper, tutorial maker, and each of his podcast episodes follows a very specific theme or topic. Mike has been podcasting consistently for the last three years, but who is the man behind the mic? Find out on this week’s show!

  • 03:15 - Why did Mike decide to podcast about podcasts?
  • 04:55 - Mike talks about his recording gear!
  • 09:25 - When you become a podcaster, consuming podcasts starts to decrease.
  • 14:35 - Why did Mike decide to have a theme for every single one of his episodes?
  • 16:40 - Mike knows his topics will begin to repeat soon, and he doesn’t know how he’ll deal with it just yet.
  • 18:45 - What kind of feedback has Mike gotten from his listeners?
  • 20:55 - Mike sometimes isn’t sure if what he’s saying is really resonating with his audience.
  • 23:00 - Mike talks about his love for yoga.
  • 27:30 - Mike started small, when it came to his social media presence, but now he has increased his exposure to other platforms, because he wants others to know that he’s out there!
  • 29:35 - Instagram has been Mike’s favorite choice so far.
  • 31:20 - You have to put yourself out there, especially when it comes to your brand.
  • 32:30 - What kinds of activities does Mike do to keep himself ‘sane’ and ‘well-rounded’?
  • 38:45 - Will Mike be at any of the podcast conferences this upcoming year?
  • 43:20 - Is anybody in Mike’s family surprised about Mike’s podcasting hobby?
  • 47:00 - Podcasting is so great, because it shows introverts a new low-pressure way to interact with others.
  • 51:50 - What is Podcaster Toolkit about?
  • 57:10 - This year Mike has been focusing on trying to simplify things.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mike-murphy-interview/

Direct download: PJ117-MikeMurphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

116 Katie Krimitsos | Getting In Touch with Your Higher Self

Katie Krimitsos is the ever-so-passionate host of Biz Women Rock! Katie and I talk about our spirituality, and putting the right energy out in the world. If that’s too much woo-woo, then bear with us. We do also dive into what really drives Katie, what to do when people have these ‘should’ expectations towards you and your business, and how to not get caught up in the competition.

  • 05:50 - Where does Katie’s drive to help others come from?
  • 07:55 - Did Katie have a mentor while she was in corporate America?
  • 09:45 - What does family mean to Katie?
  • 14:00 - Katie thanks her parents for winning at parenting.
  • 16:30 - Birthdays are such a big deal for mothers.
  • 20:15 - These days you can find me signing emails with hearts, and giving people good vibes!
  • 22:30 - Be who you are. You attract the best people that way!
  • 30:20 - This convo might be getting a bit too woo-woo!
  • 33:35 - Katie is vegan...ish.
  • 36:45 - Has Katie noticed her podcast changing, as she grows as a person?
  • 41:25 - There are a lot of people who are close to Katie, who believe she ‘should be’ doing x task or thing in her business.
  • 42:00 - But at the end of the day, Katie is the only one who knows what’s right for her and her community.
  • 43:35 - There’s always competition out there. Don’t get caught in that.
  • 45:15 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Katie?
  • 47:55 - What has Katie changed her mind about recently?

Full Show Notes: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/katie-krimitsos-interview/

Direct download: PJ116-KatieKrimitsos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

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