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

Clay Groves is host of the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast, an ice fishing guide, and a grant writer based out of New Hampshire. Although he and co-founder Dave Kellum started the podcast in 2013, they first started Fish Nerds in 2011 as a writing project with the hope of publishing a book about catching and eating every fresh water fish in New Hampshire.

Even though the book project never materialized, it did grow into the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast and with over 170 episodes under his belt, Clay has found a very specific and niche topic that has proven to catch his audience’s attention.

  • 03:58 - The backstory behind the Fish Nerds and the Fish Nerds Fishing podcast
  • 07:35 - MAPCON: Clay’s first experience with a podcasting conference
  • 08:51 - Clay’s background in education and his opinion on conferences in the education space and how MAPCON compares to them
  • 10:05 - What he thinks about the podcast community at MAPCON
  • 11:25 - Road trip adventures with Podcast Junkies episode 136 guest, Amanda Doughty
  • 12:05 - How he met Amanda and their collaborations
  • 13:01 - Making friends through podcasting
  • 13:33 - How using Patreon has greatly helped him with podcasting
  • 17:48 - How to get the most out of a service like Patreon
  • 22:33 - Advertising his ice fishing guide business on his podcast
  • 22:51 - Some of the challenges of podcasting while ice fishing
  • 24:28 - What people are mostly surprised about with ice fishing
  • 26:07 - The sustainability behind ice fishing
  • 27:09 - How thick the ice has to be for ice fishing, snowmobiles, trucks, and airplanes
  • 29:51 - How he feels about getting paid for ice fishing and what he’s doing to grow his business
  • 32:39 - Clay shares one of his most memorable fishing stories
  • 37:34 - People’s natural tendency to help others who are in a bad situation
  • 40:03 - How he got into teaching
  • 41:56 - How he almost had a career in the music industry and when Nirvana stunk
  • 44:51 - The How to Play Guitar with Clay podcast - good or bad idea?
  • 46:18 - Why he likes trying new stuff and the different things he’s done
  • 49:11 - His daughter’s acting endeavors
  • 52:36 - Allowing your children the freedom to explore different interests
  • 54:58 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
  • 58:11 - The one most misunderstood thing about him
  • 01:01:01 - Clay talks about the time he first heard about me and Podcast Junkies

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/clay-groves-interview

Direct download: PJ151-ClayGroves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Pat Flynn is an entrepreneur, blogger, author, podcaster, and host of The Smart Passive Income podcast. Pat has been helping people build passive income-driven online businesses ever since 2008.

  • 07:04 - Pat’s experience with speaking in front of large audiences
  • 08:00 - His earliest memory of performing on a stage
  • 09:26 - The role he plays in his kid’s future career paths
  • 10:37 - What scares him the most as a parent
  • 12:08 - His opinion on children using devices such as iPads
  • 13:16 - His earliest recollection of a video game console
  • 14:20 - His most obsessive moments with video games and his gamer handle
  • 15:46 - His passion for technology
  • 16:10 - The things you sometimes have to do for great vlog footage
  • 17:34 - His recent foray into vlogging
  • 19:39 - If there is something specific about the vlogging medium to be considerate of
  • 21:15 - The importance of relinquishing control and having the right team around you
  • 23:26 - Some mistakes he’s made and what you can learn from them
  • 24:54 - Having Standard Operating Procedures in place for your team
  • 25:47 - What Pat does to ensure he’s always challenging himself and his network of peers
  • 27:16 - What he’s currently doing that’s scaring him and pushing him out of his comfort zone
  • 29:44 - Selling his podcasting course on stage for the first time
  • 34:09 - Handling when everyone wants a piece of Pat Flynn
  • 35:50 - What he does to balance his work/life experience
  • 39:24 - His relationship with friends from his past
  • 41:38 - How he handles giving his time to his fan base at various events
  • 43:42 - Raising the bar each time he performs
  • 45:26 - What he learned about creating keynote speeches
  • 46:28 - His most famous keynote speech and perfecting it each time he performs
  • 48:47 - Why he spends the whole time at the events he attends
  • 50:08 - If he ever reflects back on his career
  • 51:05 - Why he didn’t dance at his prom and his favorite speaking technique revealed
  • 52:36 - The first time he ever hit the dance floor
  • 53:59 - His friend and mentor, Chris Ducker
  • 55:31 - What he’s changed his mind about recently
  • 58:46 - The most misunderstood thing about him
  • 59:58 - His newest project, Build Your Own Brand

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/pat-flynn-interview

Direct download: PJ150-PatFlynn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EST

Mark Ramsey is the host of Inside The Exorcist and Inside Psycho, podcasts that dive deep to tell the stories behind the making of legendary blockbuster movies. Mark’s podcasts are essentially a television series without pictures, audio graphic novels and biopics where the listener is immersed in sounds that help paint the picture and masterfully accompany the storytelling to create an unforgettable Orwellianesque audio experience.

If you haven’t listened to Mark’s podcasts yet, I’ve included a brief sample of Inside The Exorcist at the end of this podcast that is sure to grasp you and make you hit that subscribe button.

  • 04:22 - How he got connected with Hernan Lopez of Wondery
  • 05:18 - Mark’s podcasting experience and his thoughts on the podcasting space
  • 06:42 - His thoughts on Netflix and its myriad of choices
  • 07:59 - When he first learned of podcasts and what he thought about the name
  • 09:05 - It shouldn’t be so difficult to listen to a podcast
  • 10:46 - Mark talks about how he came up with the Inside Psycho podcast series
  • 14:20 - His response to people that say his podcasts are not accurate
  • 16:36 - If non-fictional stories are more impactful than fictional stories
  • 16:54 - Alfred Hitchcock and his über successful movie, Psycho
  • 18:41 - The process of making art and what he hopes comes out of his shows
  • 19:26 - HBO’s documentary on Steven Spielberg
  • 21:12 - Replicating the success recipe of Silence of the Lambs on his shows
  • 23:12 - His ever evolving storytelling skills and the importance of audio in storytelling
  • 25:34 - Using silence as a color in storytelling
  • 27:03 - Creating your own unique format instead of replicating other shows
  • 29:44 - How the podcasting space has room for innovation
  • 30:38 - What you can expect to hear on the first episode of Inside The Exorcist
  • 31:39 - Where he feels his interest lies
  • 32:45 - The problem with video and how the audio medium compares to it
  • 36:41 - The people who have influenced Mark’s work
  • 43:10 - What he’s changed his mind about recently

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/mark-ramsey-interview

Direct download: PJ149-MarkRamsey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Annett Bone is a dancer, entrepreneur, and the host of The DancePreneuring Studio podcast where she speaks with dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, studio owners, and others in the dance world so they can share their personal stories of the challenges they’ve encountered and the success they’ve experienced in this highly competitive arena.

In this conversation, Annett opens up about her own personal struggles and confronting her self-doubt, how she became involved with dancing, why she started her podcast, and how its helped her grow and opened the door to so many opportunities.

  • 03:14 - Where I met Annett
  • 04:18 - Her experience with podcasting conferences
  • 05:43 - The differences between business and podcasting conferences
  • 07:47 - How she got started on her entrepreneurial journey
  • 13:55 - Dealing with “Imposter Syndrome”
  • 14:26 - Not letting self-doubt stop her from trying new things like starting a podcast
  • 17:10 - When she became aware of tapping into her intuition
  • 18:52 - The work she was involved with before starting her podcast
  • 21:08 - How Annett got started with dancing
  • 25:46 - Immersing yourself around talented people to elevate your own talent
  • 28:04 - What drove her to start her podcast
  • 30:10 - How one particular guest inspired and motivated her during a challenging time
  • 32:32 - How she’s grown as a podcaster since starting her show
  • 33:39 - Annett explains why she thinks she was so self-conscious early on in her life
  • 36:21 - What attracted her about homeschooling
  • 39:09 - The kind of feedback she’s received from her listeners
  • 43:30 - Her experience and thoughts on public speaking
  • 47:05 - An upcoming project she’s working on that’s still hush-hush
  • 48:52 - What she’s changed her mind about recently
  • 50:38 - How she tackles making decisions in her life
  • 52:31 - The trepidation she felt before speaking at MAPCON
  • 53:56 - What she learned about the podcasters she met and heard at MAPCON
  • 55:09 - The one most misunderstood thing about her

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/annett-bone-interview

Direct download: PJ148-AnnettBone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EST

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