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

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

As host of Marketing to Crush Your Competitors, Fabienne has demonstrated the power of consistency, with over 250 episodes published to-date. Coming from a competitive background she understands the importance of striving to do your best but always in an ethical way. She understands clearly that podcasters need to remember that they are the owners of their show, and should always be directing the conversation.

  • 02:45 - Quick chat with Soren Pederson, Product Specialist at Shure
  • 07:07 - Thoughts on theming days
  • 08:40 - Importance of a partner to hold you accountable
  • 12:45 - Individuality with a business partner
  • 15:10 - How Fabienne met Vernon Ross
  • 16:25 - The genesis of the podcast
  • 17:15 - The importance of leveraging influencers
  • 20:00 - Return guests are Hall of Famers
  • 22:00 - Fabienne’s competitive nature
  • 27:00 - Don’t forget the listener
  • 30:00 - Why your marketing always needs to be a part of your personality
  • 31:00 - Why Andrew Warner inspires Fabienne
  • 33:40 - Something Fabienne’s changed her mind about recently
  • 34:10 - What is the one most misunderstood thing about Fabienne

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/fabienne-raphael-interview

Direct download: PJ121-FabienneRaphael.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Keith Tomasek is the host of The Inadequate Life and a professor at. He’s a great guy and super fan of the show, having worn the Podcast Junkies t-shirt on Day 1 of his podcasting class. He’s also a masterful interviewer and gives us some great insights in to how make your guest shine! He shares the challenges of living with Crohn’s Disease. A really insightful gem for podcasters.

  • 11:15 - Keith’s family history and their t-shirt biz experience
  • 13:20 - How did Keith’s podcasting class go?
  • 16:00 - My experience teaching a class at General Assembly
  • 19:30 - Podcasters’ obsession with landing a sponsor
  • 24:00 - How best to position yourself to a sponsor
  • 27:35 - Origins of The Inadequate Life podcast
  • 29:35 - Tips on getting the most out of your show’s name and author field
  • 32:10 - What drove Keith to start a podcast, and his connection to Marc Maron
  • 35:00 - How the podcast grew a relationship with Chilina Kennedy
  • 37:50 - Keith’s performing background
  • 45:10 - How has Keith improved as a host?
  • 47:00 - The challenges of consistency
  • 53:00 - The moment when Keith got a bit emotional
  • 56:10 - A story from his father that really resonated with Keith
  • 01:01:05 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Keith

 Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/keith-tomasek-interview/

Direct download: PJ120-KeithTomasek.mp3
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119 Shawn and Richard | A Whole Lot More Than 2 Guys In A Basement

Richard and Shawn are the comedic hosts of The Language of Bromance, a podcast where they laugh about things they go through, stories in the news and even getting serious discussing issues like net neutrality. Every so often their friendship turns to a bitter reality with their nerdiest creation, the draft episodes, an original take on a “Best Of” or a “Top 10” list. In this episode, you will discover the nature of why they started the podcast, why they’re continuing and how it’s actually helped them forge a fantastic friendship.

  • 09:03 - How did Shawn & Richard come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 10:40 - Inspired by Kevin Smith of SMODCAST to do a podcast --which turned out to be a great way to catch up with your best friend
  • 14:40 - “Audio voyeurism” at its finest
  • 17:45 - From horror movies to D&D to podcasting: the origin of their friendship
  • 24:20 - How their friendships have changed over the years
  • 27:45 - Making it a priority of pruning friendships - only if you think it’s worth it
  • 32:00 - Importance of family support along the podcasting journey
  • 35:11 - The guys recount the response they received while explaining the concept of their show at Podcast Movement.
  • 38:38 - Being lovingly referred to as “The Bromance Guys”
  • 41:50 - Inspiring others to go and share your unique story
  • 46:25 - What has the feedback been like of the show?
  • 50:35 - Have they come across anything in the course of the episodes that they didn’t know about one another?
  • 51:12 - What does the future of the show look like?
  • 56:20 - What has Richard changed his mind about recently?
  • 58:00 - What is the one misunderstood thing about Shawn?
  • 59:19 - What has recently gotten the both of them excited about?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/shawn-and-richard-interview/

Direct download: PJ119-ShawnAndRichard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

115 Glenn the Geek | Owning the Horse Niche and Building Long-term Sponsor Relationships

Glenn from ponies rolling in the water to educating podcasters on the powerful impact of building long-term relationships with sponsors, Glenn tells it like it is. He's adamant about why learning improv has been one of the keys to his success. Listen to why he decided the pickle wench at the Renaissance fair was going to be his wife, ideas about the next podcasting gold mine, and the Mongol Derby!

  • 04:35 - Why Scooter is the world's most famous pony.
  • 07:00 - Being around when iTunes got started
  • 12:00 - Why the title sponsors re-signed up for next year's radiothon
  • 12:35 - Where Glenn get's his drive to be first
  • 14:00 - Why learning improv was one of the best things he's ever done
  • 17:45 - Learning improv from Wayne Brady
  • 18:15 - Meeting his wife at a Renaissance fair, a pickle wench
  • 21:00 - Growing up with the Amish and black buggy Menonites
  • 25:00 - A primer on riding styles
  • 27:30 - Why the horse passion niche has been so successful
  • 31:10 - What most people don't know about horses
  • 35:20 - What is the Mongol Derby?
  • 39:00 - A little horse history
  • 45:00 - Who inspires Glenn
  • 49:00 - Why magazines are ready for podcasting
  • 56:00 - Go find the active engaged buyers
  • 01:00:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Glenn?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/glenn-the-geek-interview/

Direct download: PJ115-GlenntheGeek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

114 Rob Dionne | Don’t Overthink This Whole Podcasting Thing

Rob Dionne is the host of Open Sky Fitness, a podcast with an incredibly engaged community, who are all struggling with their weight loss journey. Rob shares tips on how he was able to really, really engage his audience, and why he decided to make a shift in his interviewing style, in order to present himself as the expert.

  • 00:10 - This show is a bit overdue, because Rob and I were suppose to have this conversation after Podcast Movement 2015.
  • 01:50 - Rob bought his first house two years ago.
  • 05:30 - Where did the name, ‘Podcast Junkies,’ come from?
  • 07:05 - Who inspired Rob to start his own podcast?
  • 13:05 - It’s not a mystery trying to get people on your show. Just be open and ask them.
  • 15:25 - How has Rob grown as a person, since he started his podcast?
  • 18:05 - When Rob brought his wife onto the show, his download numbers doubled.
  • 20:55 - Rob’s lead generation has completely changed, all because he created that podcast group.
  • 24:10 - Rob hates it when the host on Facebook Live interrupts themselves just to answer user comments. Do a separate section for that!
  • 32:05 - People want to connect with another human being.
  • 33:00 - Most people struggle with their weight. Rob let himself go when he was 30, and the things that kept him healthy when he was 20 years old, weren’t working.
  • 36:25 - Rob talks about his sister.
  • 38:45 - Write down everything that you are eating. EVERYTHING!
  • 41:10 - Rob’s sister didn’t even know what gluten meant.
  • 44:40 - How did Rob get into fitness?
  • 48:15 - Rob shares a client case study, about a guy who had horrible acid reflux.
  • 51:00 - Whenever we take medication, it messes with our inner microbiome.
  • 54:10 - Business and nutrition are unbelievably similar.
  • 55:15 - What’s the most misunderstood thing about Rob?
  • 01:00:40 - What has Rob changed his mind about recently?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/rob-dionne-interview/

 

Direct download: PJ114-RobDionne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

113 Davy Rothbart | The Hidden Stories Behind Forgotten Notes

Have you ever found a note on the ground that was maybe meant for somebody else? Davy is fascinated by the origins of these notes, and has since created a magazine, and then a podcast, on uncovering the true meaning and stories behind these forgotten notes. Find out why Davy has such a fascination towards the lost note, on this week’s podcast!

  • 05:25 - How long has Davy been a writer?
  • 07:55 - Are writers functioning alcoholics?
  • 10:25 - People aren’t in podcasting to be millionaires.
  • 11:05 - When did Davy first listen to podcasts?
  • 18:25 - How did Davy distribute the magazine in the very early days?
  • 20:15 - Were there any specific stories that really stood out to Davy?
  • 25:05 - Davy asks me how I first got into podcasting.
  • 34:40 - For the longest time, Davy was so curious as to who these people were that were writing these random stories and notes.
  • 35:55 - As technology has evolved, you really have to be in a certain type of state to sit down and write a note.
  • 40:45 - In the magazine, Davy and his team change the names and any other identifying info of the people who wrote these letters.
  • 41:30 - How does Davy approach the people who have written these ‘abandoned’ letters after all these years?
  • 43:20 - Davy talks about his parents.
  • 48:50 - Davy talks about the story behind episode 6, Rent-a-Friend.
  • 53:00 - What’s something Davy has changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:45 - Davy will be recording one of his podcasts live!

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/davy-rothbart-interview/

Direct download: PJ113-DavyRothbart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EDT