Mon, 18 April 2016
Paul Colligan is another old school podcaster who began speaking on the microphone in 2004. He is also a YouTube and social media expert and was invited to speak on the topic, at a conference in Oman. He shares how he raises his kids in a world filled with technology that remembers every mistake you make and tries to describe what radio is to someone who has never heard of it before. Paul also talks about his time in Germany and what it was like growing up there.
07:45 - Paul talks about his recent trip to Oman.
12:55 - We have a vision in our head of who our podcast listeners are, but when you meet them it's very different.
16:45 - Podcasting is not a big thing in Oman, but people appreciated the power it held.
19:20 - Paul was asked about Donald Trump while he was in Oman.
21:15 - Paul spent about an hour in a government-sponsored virtual reality startup.
23:45 - Where did Paul's desire to teach stem from?
28:30 - What was Paul's earliest recollection of interacting with some sort of technology?
32:45 - Paul was talking about an idea on the podcast and someone went off and created a business around it.
35:25 - Paul runsa ‘ no Snapchat’ household.
37:10 - How do you describe radio to someone who doesn’ t know what radio is?
40:15 - Anything you do to limit your children's access to technology is going to eventually hurt their future.
43:50 - How long did Paul live in Germany for? Around 8 years.
46:15 - Paul recommends the movie, Good Bye, Lenin.
47:55 - What is one of Paul's fondest memories of Germany?
50:55 - Paul talks about having his kids travel more.
52:45 - Paul breaks down all the podcast shows he has started/worked on.
55:10 - Ever heard of Over The Rhine?
56:15 - Who has been a mentor to Paul?
58:50 - Is monetization the right model for podcasts?
01:00:10 - There's nothing that says you can't be compensated for doing things that you're passionate about.
01:00:25 - What has Paul changed his mind about recently?
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/paul-colligan-interview/
Direct download: PJ086-PaulColligan.mp3
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Mon, 11 April 2016
Ben Adair is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Ben first started his career in the alternative press before moving into radio and then podcasting. Ben discusses how his podcast has grown since its initial creation, and why he's more intently focused on delivering unique stories that stand out.
05:00 - Ben and I headed to the local bar to do this interview.
08:55 - How has California impacted Ben?
10:05 - L.A is a city of secrets and imagination.
11:15 - Was Ben ever in danger during his journalist career?
14:15 - What was Ben's earliest memory of being curious?
16:15 - When Ben first started the podcast, how involved was he in the podcasting community?
19:55 - What's so cool abut podcasting is that you can niche down on the most surprising topics.
20:20 - The differences between radio and podcasting.
22:20 - There really are no rules to podcasting.
27:50 - If a podcast is done well, you feel like you're in the same room with them.
33:34 - Podcasting is definitely a 'learn as you go' process.
33:55 - Did Ben ever interview someone who made him feel nervous?
39:05 - It can be difficult to craft an excellent story when you take away the time factor. How long should my podcast really be?
42:10 - Ben talks about the first episode he has done and how his show has evolved since then.
46:45 - Reality TV is more soul-crushing than any 'confession journal' that's out there.
50:25 - Ben talks about Humans of New York.
50:50 - Vulnerable stories are growing because too many people on social media present a 'perfect' image of themselves on there.
51:10 - How does this new environment affect Ben's children?
53:00 - What's the most misunderstood thing about Ben?
54:45 - What's something Ben has changed his mind about recently? 57:50 - Ben's podcast is not on hiatus, he's just working on a story that's really, really hard.
01:01:25 - People might not assume Ben is an emotional person, but he actually is.
01:07:45 - Ben really tries to interview people face-to-face.
01:09:45 - How do you decide what/where home is?
01:12:05 - Ben talks about the upcoming shows he's planning on releasing.
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/ben-adair-interview/
Direct download: PJ-85-BenAdair.mp3
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Mon, 4 April 2016
AJ Mihrzad is the author of the best selling book, The Mind Body
Solution and interviews other online coaches for his podcast. As a
self-proclaimed former fat kid and incredibly shy introvert, AJ
talks on how he transformed his life and worked towards a life he
really wanted. There’s some great personal tidbits about
friendships, growing your business, and more in here that I really
resonated with. Hope you enjoy the interview with AJ!
- 05:00 – What does AJ mean by him
being a ‘situational’ extrovert?
- 05:10 – AJ has always had issues
with his self confidence and even feared people.
- 06:35 – Because of AJ’s shyness,
he missed a lot of opportunities, especially with girls.
- 07:10 – Who was AJ’s role model to
help overcome this?
- 08:10 – Toast masters also helped
- 08:55 – AJ is the oldest out of
his siblings and he’s the only introvert.
- 10:45 – AJ prefers not to go to
family events, but he goes anyway and fake it till he makes
- 12:55 – What made AJ shift gears a
little bit in his career?
- 14:20 – Why did AJ get into
- 16:15 – Despite making lots of
mistakes, somewhere along the line something clicked for AJ.
- 20:30 – Teaching is one of those
jobs that is under appreciated and under paid, but so
- 20:35 – Everyone can name a teach
who made an impact on their lives.
- 21:25 – AJ talks about a teacher
who inspired him.
- 24:10 – Why did AJ start a
- 26:35 – AJ talks about how the
podcast has opened doors for him.
- 29:10 – I completely agree with
AJ. I have made unbelievable connections through my podcast as
- 32:10 – What’s great about
podcasting is that there are no rules.
- 33:35 – AJ was a very private
person, but he started opening up because his role models were very
- 36:45 – Video allows you to be
raw, real, and authentic. Twitter and Instagram don’t do this very
- 42:05 – Has AJ grown out of
certain relationships now that he’s ‘grown up’ a little?
- 44:15 – People need to be aware of
their personal growth and they also need to align themselves with
- 49:30 – What is the one most
misunderstood thing about AJ?
- 51:40 – AJ spoke about being a
former fat kid, what made him want to change?
- 53:44 – If AJ can do it, anyone
can do it!
- 55:10 – What has AJ changed his
mind about recently?
- 57:40 – Text the word ‘Amazing’ to
33444 to get a copy of AJ’s book.
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/84
Direct download: PJ084-AJMihrzad.mp3
-- posted at: 5:50am EDT
Mon, 28 March 2016
See the full show notes here: http://aboutmeditation.com/podcast/meditation-affirmations/
Direct download: PodcastJunkiesElsewhere-OneMind.mp3
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Mon, 21 March 2016
Michael Shaw is the host of The Conversation, a podcast about
the contemporary arts. He talks with various artists, collectors,
dealers, curators and more on the show. Michael has been running
his show since 2011 and he talks about some of the upcoming
challenges he is likely to face with growing his podcast. Michael
also shares on how he has developed such a loyal following over the
years; to the point where people donate to his show.
- 07:00 – Michael talks about sound
- 09:05 – When did Michael launch
- 12:05 – Does Michael have a lot of
- 16:00 – Michael prefers a great
conversationalist vs. someone who has done well in their
- 20:35 – Does Michael go out of his
way to get the people he admires on the show?
- 22:35 – It’s better to respect the
guest more than their career choices to create an amazing
- 25:00 – I talk about the two shows
that left me kind of star struck.
- 27:05 – Michael knows people are
tired of Marc Maron, but the man inspired him to create a
- 28:45 – It’s all about finding the
right balance between being really personal vs. being
- 29:10 – How did Michael learn to
be a great interviewer?
- 30:40 – Was Michael curious
growing up? He says not really.
- 31:20 – It’s about process as well
as curiosity. Having a good process can really make things
- 31:40 – Michael believes great
shows happen when he and the guest are both in the moment
- 37:15 – Most people don’t have the
ability to engage in a conversation. We just stare at our phones
- 43:00 – Michael talks about
artists and different styles.
- 46:35 – What kind of challenges
has Michael faced as an artist?
- 50:35 – Michael has some pretty
loyal and dedicated fans.
- 51:00 – It’s hard to go out of
your way to donate to a podcast.
- 54:35 – I talk about the
relationships I have developed with my listeners.
- 57:00 – Podcast content is
undervalued and successful art is overvalued.
- 59:10 – Michael talks about his
- 01:02:35 – What’s Michael’s
fondest memory of New York city?
- 01:03:30 – What has Michael
changed his mind about recently?
- 01:08:25 – It’s an interesting
balance between being burned out vs. needing that social contact
- 01:09:15 – Michael depends on his
guests for referrals.
- 01:11:35 – At a certain point,
Michael felt like he was just a tool.
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/82
Direct download: PJ082-MichaelShaw.mp3
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Tue, 15 March 2016
Ibarionex is a photographer, writer, educator and the host of
The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has been podcasting for
the past 10 years and talks on how he just recently got introduced
to more podcasters and the podcast community. With 10 years of
experience in the podcasting world and more than 20 years in
photography, Ibarionex has a ton of great information to share.
- 06:00 – Ibarionex has been
podcasting for 10 years.
- 06:25 – Ibarionex didn’t know
other podcasters for the longest time.
- 07:25 – Reach out to others early
and build the relationships. Ibarionex was a bit late in doing
- 08:10 – Ibarionex was afraid to
make mistakes and to let others know he didn’t know what he was
- 09:15 – Despite being able to
Google for info, it can take a long time to figure things out.
- 10:45 – What does Ibarionex ‘do’
for a living? He actually hates the question because he does so
- 17:25 – People who multitask
regularly become less efficient.
- 17:55 – It’s incredibly hard to
focus on just one thing at a time.
- 20:25 – What was Hollywood like in
the late 70’s?
- 25:20 – Ibarionex doesn’t mentor
kids because he believes he’s still a kid trying to learn so
- 27:00 – Ibarionex was so focused
on what he didn’t know that he never realized he knew more than
- 28:30 – What photographers does
- 30:50 – Ibarionex talks on how he
got started in photography.
- 32:00 – How did Ibarionex know
when he took a great picture?
- 36:25 – Ibarionex talks camera
equipment and shooting with a wilder lens.
- 39:35 – There’s always something
to photograph, but sometimes you don’t have the eye to see it.
- 42:20 – How has photography
improved Ibarionex’s life?
- 45:15 – Ibarionex talks about the
- 45:40 – Why did Ibarionex start
- 50:00 – Ibarionex was already used
to interviewing photographers before he started his show.
- 51:20 – The first question is
critical, especially when interviewing experts who have been
- 53:20 – Really listen to your
guest, because the follow up question is really key.
- 55:25 – Ibarionex used to
- 56:25 – Ibarionex tries to produce
an unedited, raw, and authentic show.
- 58:05 – Has Ibarionex ever gotten
- 01:00:20 – Not only does Ibarionex
get to talk to amazing people, but they see him as a peer too.
- 01:04:35 – Ibarionex wants to
interview people who will surprise him.
- 01:10:00 – It’s hard to get guests
to be genuine, especially over Skype.
- 01:12:30 – Can Ibarionex bring out
the same amount of intimacy when he talks to someone in
- 01:17:00 – Ibarionex wants to
interview people from his first grade class.
- 01:20:15 – What is the most
misunderstood thing about Ibarionex?
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/81
Direct download: PJ081-IbarionexPerello.mp3
-- posted at: 9:37am EDT
Mon, 7 March 2016
Kari Gormley is the host of The Running Lifestyle Show. Her show
provides encouragement and inspiration to runners who aspire to be
ultra-marathoners. Kari talks to me about her time in Sweden and
the culture shock she experienced while she was there. She also
talks on some of the valuable lessons she learned when she traveled
the world for six months. Find out about Kari’s story and more in
- 06:45 – It was hard for Kari to
start her podcast.
- 07:30 – What Kari learned through
starting a podcast is that it’s okay to be vulnerable.
- 08:15 – What were some of the
other things that took Kari a while to learn?
- 09:20 – Why did Kari take the
internship opportunity and move to Sweden?
- 10:25 – Kari shares her culture
shock experience when she was in Sweden.
- 16:45 – Kari shares her culture
shock experience when she was in Sweden.
- 19:15 – In early 2002, Kari
traveled around the world for six months.
- 26:20 – What were some of the key
lessons Kari learned after those six months?
- 30:40 – Kari has ran 6 marathons
- 32:40 – The Running Lifestyle
podcast has opened so many doors for Kari.
- 35:00 – Kari loves connecting and
meeting with people who listen to the show.
- 38:25 – Kari loves connecting and
meeting with people who listen to the show.
- 39:50 – Kari never ended up
meeting those people whom she thought were her ideal avatar.
- 42:50 – How does Kari plan to take
her podcast to another level?
- 45:10 – How does Kari plan to take
her podcast to another level?
- 47:50 – You can meet some of the
best people at a conference.
- 52:00 – Overtime, you can get a
good feel for what your hourly rate is and determine whether it’s
- 54:00 – What would Kari’s parents
say about her life journal?
- 57:15 – Don’t compare yourself to
other podcasters/people. It’s the worst and it won’t help you.
- 59:40 – Kari talks about Dean
- 01:02:25 – Kari talks about the
top 3 things that really matter in our lives.
- 01:04:15 – Most of the time when
we don’t do something, it’s due to fear.
- 01:05:20 – What has Kari changed
her mind about recently?
- 01:06:55 – Kari loves essential
- 01:08:00 – I tell Kari about my
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/80
Direct download: PRE-PJ080-Kari-Gormley.mp3
-- posted at: 6:00am EDT
Mon, 29 February 2016
Evo Terra is currently traveling with his wife, of over 20
years, all around the world. He’s sitting in Bangkok as he talks to
me and you can obviously hear the exotic wild life behind him
during the interview. Evo is an OG because according to Podcast
Alley, he was the 40th podcaster. So just like my previous guest
Danny Pena, Evo has been podcasting for a long, long time. He
shares his stories on how he got into this medium, the various
podcasts he has started, and why he ‘prunes’ his friends.
- 05:00 – Evo is in Bangkok,
Thailand right now.
- 09:10 – According to Podcast
Alley, Evo was the 40th podcaster.
- 11:10 – Why did podcasting
- 15:30 – There’s no way to keep a
- 17:00 – How are these random
people considering themselves ‘gurus’?
- 18:10 – How many podcasts has Evo
started? It’s either 7 or 1,000!
- 19:30 – Why did Evo start
- 28:10 – Remember, Evo is doing all
of this while he’s in Bangkok!
- 29:45 – The Slack podcast is
- 31:00 – Has Evo always been like
- 34:00 – You’re on sacred ground
when you try to compare Batman/Superman or even Star Wars/Star
- 37:40 – Does Evo still ‘prune’ his
- 42:15 – Why did Evo and his wife
Sheila decided to travel the world?
- 44:30 – People say Evo is lucky,
he’s not. He just tries to help other people.
- 50:50 – Where was Evo’s mindset
when he decided to leave the US?
- 58:50 – Evo talks about his
current travel podcast.
- 01:05:55 – I really resonate with
Evo and Sheila’s honesty on the podcast.
- 01:09:00 – Evo has some wisdom on
how to keep a marriage together.
- 01:13:20 – What is the most
misunderstood thing about Evo?
- 01:15:10 – What has Evo changed
his mind about recently?
- 01:19:50 – Google Evo’s name to
find out more!
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/79
Direct download: PJ079-EvoTerra.mp3
-- posted at: 8:00pm EDT
Tue, 23 February 2016
Danny Peña has been podcasting for last 10+ years and has a ton
of experience to bring to the table. He is the founder and host of
GamerTagRadio and has received international media attention from
Forbes, Gamespot, IGN, Wall Street Journal, and more. He also won
the Microsoft MVP award both in ’05 and ’09 and hosted the first
gaming show for Discovery Channel Latin America.
- 04:50 – Danny talks about his
- 06:00 – How did Danny get into
- 09:15 – Danny used his ‘street
knowledge’ to promote his podcast instead of using social
- 11:20 – Danny talks on how
rappers/hip hop artists promoted their work pre-internet days.
- 14:50 – Twitter bombing is so
- 16:05 – What was it like being on
the Podcast Movement stage?
- 17:30 – Danny and I talk about our
love for DJing back in the day.
- 19:10 – You could literally spend
half a day looking at vinyls.
- 22:35 – Danny moved to Miami in 92
and it was completely destroyed from hurricane Andrew.
- 24:00 – Danny talks about the E3
(Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference in L.A.
- 27:15 – Your podcast being in New
and Noteworthy is cool, but what are you gonna do after that?
- 30:55 – Don’t depend on
interviewing other successful podcasters.
- 34:55 – Danny talks about his
- 37:30 – Believe it or not, Danny
used to be incredibly shy in Kindergarten.
- 43:15 – Let people hear your voice
and your message. We don’t always get a spotlight.
- 46:10 – You can’t fake being
consistently passionate time and time again.
- 49:05 – Danny talks about how he
met Bill Gates.
- 52:45 – Get out of your house and
- 01:01:00 – Danny talks about his
podcasting highlights in 2015.
- 01:03:10 – How did Danny build his
- 01:12:00 – Companies often ask
Danny to cover an event, but he also wants his team to be
- 01:14:50 – Hang around people who
have the same can-do attitude you have.
- 01:15:50 – Danny talks about the
responses he has received from his fans.
- 01:19:30 – Danny explains when he
cried on the Podcast Movement stage.
- 01:22:40 – Danny shares a story
about an event EA invited him to.
- 01:28:55 – When Danny tells
stories, he’s just painting a picture for the listener.
- 01:35:05 – Be sure to visit
GamerTagRadio.com see what Danny Peña does.
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/78
Direct download: PJ078-DannyPena.mp3
-- posted at: 8:27am EDT
Mon, 15 February 2016
Brittany and Amanda are the co-hosts of Once Upon a Podcast, a
podcast about the TV show Once Upon a Time. Each week the co-hosts
offer constructive thoughts and insights about the show, and more!
Brittany and Amanda discuss some of their favorite TV shows and
early childhood recollections with me. They also talk about how
writers who reveal too much ‘behind-the-scenes’ information can
spoil a bit of the TV magic.
- 04:50 – What kind of podcasting
skills have Britt and Amanda learned?
- 06:30 – How did Amanda get into
- 07:50 – When did Britt discover
- 11:05 – Podcasts are the perfect
medium for education.
- 14:55 – Why did Britt and Amanda
choose Once Upon a Time as a topic for their show?
- 21:20 – Are there other Once Upon
a Time podcasts?
- 26:45 – Best TV show ever? Borgen!
It’s the Danish version of West Wing/House of Cards.
- 27:55 – Britt talks about her
earliest memory of a TV show.
- 29:35 – First movie Amanda ever
saw? Little Mermaid. First movie she loved? Sound of Music and Mary
- 31:25 – When writers interact with
their fans, it can sometimes spoil the magic of the show.
- 33:20 – Brittany talks about
putting self-imposed restrictions on herself.
- 44:10 – Remember that your words
- 52:15 – The places where both
Amanda and Britney work are supportive of their podcast.
- 56:30 – A happy employee always
comes back to work.
- 56:55 – If you’re a boss, listen
to these wise words of wisdom.
- 01:00:00 – What’s the most
misunderstood thing about Brittany?
- 01:01:15 – What did Amanda change
her mind about recently?
- 01:01:40 – What’s one thing the
ladies appreciate about their co-host?
- 01:07:35 – The 100th episode is
coming up soon. Tweet the co-hosts your ideas!
FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/77
Direct download: PJ077-BrittanyandAmanda.mp3
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