Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]

Since practically the age of two, Tina Dietz has always felt comfortable with a microphone in her hands and that easiness and her background as a therapist has since led her to become a very regarded interviewer, coach, consultant, and podcaster. She is the founder of Start Something Creative Business Solutions where she helps people launch businesses, podcasts and audio books. We cover a lot of great topics that is sure to enlighten even the most seasoned podcasters and entrepreneurs.

  • 05:33 - Why she loves going to podcasting conferences
  • 06:04 - The Messengers - A Podcast Documentary and how she is involved
  • 10:51 - Podcasts and podcasting as a means of therapy
  • 12:51 - What the impetus for starting her podcast was
  • 16:01 - Her early childhood recordings
  • 16:32 - What she did the first time someone handed her a microphone
  • 17:41 - How she became so comfortable behind a microphone
  • 18:15 - Performance Anxiety
  • 19:35 - How to use your complaints and upsets to quickly and creatively solve issues
  • 25:57 - Who she was grateful for and surprised to have on her podcast
  • 29:20 - The price one pays for being famous
  • 29:54 - Realizing there is an audience who wants to hear great conversations
  • 32:11 - How she helps her clients face their fears of starting a new business venture
  • 36:42 - Best practices you can implement to find success
  • 38:05 - Business plans
  • 39:38 - The Nayada Institute of Massage and a new massage modality
  • 42:22 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
  • 44:39 - The one most misunderstood thing about her
  • 45:18 - The books she’s reading/listening to now
  • 46:26 - Her vision of 10,000 thriving businesses

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/tina-dietz-interview

Direct download: PJ125-TinaDietz.mp3
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Engel Jones is the host of the 12 Minute Convos where he has had more than 1000 conversations with incredible people in a span of three months. He’s passionate about podcasting and speaking to people about their potential. Our conversation is a beautiful dance that crescendos into a deep philosophical examination of The Ego, recognizing abundance, and the importance of giving without expecting anything in return. You’re going to want to listen to this one through your favorite headphones or earbuds.

  • 03:51 - “The Record.”
  • 06:04 - The concept behind the 12 Minute Convos.
  • 08:54 - The intimacy of podcasting.
  • 11:05 - Who he learned to ask the right questions from
  • 12:30 - When Engel Met Harry.
  • 15:39 - One of the challenges podcasters face.
  • 17:21 - The food in Trinidad.
  • 19:19 - Angel vs Engel.
  • 21:08 - The importance of getting the pronunciation of your guest’s name correct.
  • 23:09 - When his interest in self-discovery began.
  • 26:09 - Where Harry gets his energy for a conversation from.
  • 29:54 - Connecting with others through his guitar playing.
  • 31:48 - The importance of having a story.
  • 34:53 - Who he learned how to put people at ease from.
  • 36:16 - What inspires him to speak to people about their potential?
  • 37:17 - Abundance.
  • 38:01 - Giving.
  • 39:33 - The Ego.
  • 43:13 - What does it take to push his buttons?
  • 44:42 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about himself?
  • 47:00 - Who has been the most surprised by who he’s become as a person?
  • 50:14 - What has he changed his mind about recently?
  • 50:31 - The appeal of Walmart and what he’s always wanted to learn to do.
  • 53:36 - The word, ‘manly’ and the negative connotations and stigmas words can have.
  • 55:29 - Brining into alignment the masculine and the feminine.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/engel-jones-interview

Direct download: PJ124-EngelJones.mp3
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In this episode I talk with the husband and wife duo behind Planted in Miami, a podcast about conscious living in the Magic City. We do a deep dive into their inspirations, why they transitioned to a plant-based diet and how podcasting made them take the leap to quit their 9-5 jobs. There are lots of laughs but also great insight into the entrepreneurial life and all it entails.

  • 04:27 - How they learned to start podcasting
  • 07:05 - Who influenced their podcast
  • 08:56 - Podcast format (husband and wife)
  • 09:33 - Planted in Miami origin
  • 15:25 - What prompted their move to a plant-based diet
  • 22:01 - Harry’s reason for turning vegetarian
  • 24:56 - Jeanette’s audition on American Idol
  • 28:49 - How they met
  • 29:32 - Why they left their 9 to 5 jobs
  • 33:29 - Their new business venture
  • 34:47 - Alex’s advice for wannabe entrepreneurs
  • 35:11 - The two things they spend their money on
  • 38:50 - Katie Krimitsos Podfest presentation
  • 39:40 - The importance of intellectual property
  • 44:31 - Why having a support group is important
  • 46:15 - How accountability calls can help entrepreneurs
  • 49:16 - Structuring your work day
  • 01:02:27 - Getting comfortable with your voice
  • 01:04:07 - What has Alex changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:05:03 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jeanette?
  • 01:07:07 - The influence of Latino culture
  • 01:08:34 - Alex’s opinion on Kenny G

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/jeanette-and-alex-ruiz-interview

Direct download: PJ123-JeanetteAndAlexRuiz.mp3
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This week’s episode is an engaging discussion the host of The Podcast Engineering School. Originally from New Jersey, he now calls Colorado Springs home. Naturally the conversation starts off techy, and we understand how Chris got his engineering start. It’s a testament to his varied interests that end up on the subject of meditation!

  • 03:00 - The value of the Podfest conference
  • 04:45 - How Harry ended up at Podfest
  • 06:00 - Chris’ experience with a podcast studio
  • 08:00 - What Chris found in Alaska
  • 10:30 - The struggles of keeping up with technology
  • 12:10 - The beauty of a mobile existence
  • 14:00 - The day the internet broke!
  • 15:50 - The genesis of Chris interest in technology
  • 17:30 - Why was there a need to bring engineering skills to podcasting?
  • 23:00 - Recommended settings for an episode MP3?
  • 27:00 - The challenges with Harry’s new podcasting course
  • 29:00 - Partnering with companies doing interesting things in this space
  • 32:00 - Daniel J. Lewis’ Podcasters Society

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/chris-curran-interview/

Direct download: PJ122-ChrisCurran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

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