Podcast Junkies | Interviews and Conversations with Inspiring Podcasters, Storytellers, Entrepreneurs [member of ⚡Podcastica]
096 Gamertag Radio | The Three Brothers - Danny Pe?a, Peter Toledo, and Parris Lilly

I had the opportunity to interview the Gamertag Radio team at the CBS Radio’s Studio. I sit down with Danny Peña, Peter Toledo, and Parris Lilly to get behind-the-scenes details on Gamertag Radio. We learn about how the guys met each other, how much fun they have doing what they do, and the strong band-of-brothers bond they have for each other.

  • 00:55 - I’m heading to CBS Radio to interview the guys over at Gamer Tag Radio, Danny Peña included.
  • 04:15 - How important is communication for the guys?
  • 06:30 - They’re always in each other’s lives and it’s never forced.
  • 07:05 - The guys talk to each other 24/7 and it’s a unique aspect that they haven’t found with friends who they’ve known for even longer.
  • 08:10 - Parris was a shy person, but by getting to know Peter and Danny, they have helped him get out of his comfort zone.
  • 10:00 - Parris talks about his interview with Aisha Tyler.
  • 16:00 - Danny still feels like he’s a little kid doing these interviews. He’s still having fun.
  • 18:15 - Peter is a father. Has he thought about the conversation he’ll have with his kids on what’s possible for the future?
  • 20:15 - You will fail! Peter had to push this lesson on his daughter as she didn’t want to try new things.
  • 21:35 - When the guys first started Gamertag Radio, they had no experience what so ever.
  • 24:10 - Peter talks about how he met Danny.
  • 29:15 - Do the guys ever feel like the techanology is just moving too fast?
  • 33:15 - Which childhood friend would be surprised that the guys ended up in this line of work?
  • 38:05 - Parris talks on how he personally met Danny.
  • 43:40 - Parris believes the one thing the guys and him have in common is work ethnic.
  • 47:40 - Where did Peter get his work ethnic?
  • 50:30 - What is one thing people don’t know about the guys?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/gamertag-radio-interview

Direct download: PJ096-GamertagRadio.mp3
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095 Rob Lawrence | People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season, or for Life.

Rob Lawrence is a podcaster, audio producer, and a certified coach who helps creative entrepreneurs and business leaders embrace the power of sound. He is the host of the Inspirational Creatives Podcast and is dedicated to bringing fresh conversations to your ears. Rob has been a podcast host for the last two years and we discuss the ever-changing creative process that challenges us to create better and more inspiring shows. We break down Rob's interview style as well as his podcast format on today's show.

  • 04:15 - How important is the podcasting community for Rob?
  • 06:50 - When Rob meets someone for the first time from within the podcast community, he feels like he really knows them because he's heard them before.
  • 07:35 - How important is family for Rob?
  • 08:15 - When you surround yourself with positive people, they tend to pull and push you forward.
  • 08:25 - You are the average of the five people you spend your time with.
  • 09:00 - When you surround yourself with successful people, your mindset starts to change as well.
  • 09:55 - This also applies to your salary. Take the average salary of your five closest friends and that's your current salary.
  • 10:45 - Rob always thought he was a creative human being.
  • 11:20 - Who inspired Rob when he was growing up?
  • 13:00 - We could probably do this without the support of our loved ones, but it would be a lot harder to do.
  • 15:15 - It's all about relationships at the end of the day.
  • 15:25 - Rob had been listening to podcasts for years before he started podcasting.
  • 17:15 - It's incredibly important to find your own voice and be different.
  • 17:35 - How does Rob challenge himself to put out great content?
  • 20:50 - Rob mentioned how important it was to listen back to previous episodes and I couldn't agree more.
  • 25:10 - Rob discusses his interview style and how he presents the questions to his guests.
  • 28:50 - Rob tries to find out what are some of his guests' biggest highlights and brings them to light on the show.
  • 30:35 - What was Rob's biggest takeaways from Michael Port's interview?
  • 32:45 - How much prepping goes into Rob's podcast?
  • 33:50 - To get good with your podcast, you just have to practice. There's no other way around it.
  • 36:10 - Challenge yourself to be better and better. Go out of your way to look for opportunities that will challenge you.
  • 41:25 - I get excited when I see that podcasting is becoming more and more common.
  • 46:25 - How did Rob come up with the format for his show?
  • 50:45 - What does it mean to be creative? How do you apply this in an academic setting?
  • 51:35 - Rob talks on how you can change your perspective.
  • 53:25 - What has Rob changed his mind about recently?
  • 58:00 - Think about your podcast in seasons.
  • 59:45 - What's the one misunderstood thing about Rob?
  • 01:00:35 - When was the last time Rob had a good laugh?

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/rob-lawrence-interview

Direct download: PJ095-RobLawrence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

094 Brandon Beachum | Our Personal Beliefs Create Our Destiny, Journey and Reality

Brandon Beachum is the host of The Positive Head Podcast, a place of inner-discovery, positivity, and mind-expanding news. Brandon and his co-host Dalien discuss some of their favorite quotes, take questions from the audience, and expand on topics of enlightenment on this Mon-Fri podcast; and every Wednesday, Brandon interviews consciousness change-makers. Sit back as today's episode is filled with spirituality and personal discovery.

  • 06:25 - How much prep time goes into each of Brandon's guests?
  • 07:35 - Brandon does five episodes a week.
  • 09:45 - Brandon and I talk podcast equipment.
  • 10:20 - What inspired Brandon to start his own podcast?
  • 14:40 - Brandon talks on how he met his co-host, Dalien.
  • 18:00 - When Brandon and Dalien were in a band, they were definitely ahead of the times.
  • 19:25 - Your current dreams are actually leading you to your true destiny. So don't get too attached to your dreams.
  • 20:30 - The art of living is a delicate balance. You don't always get what you want, but you get what you need.
  • 21:25 - Why did Brandon decide to create a podcast five days a week?
  • 26:00 - Brandon explains what 'soul family' is.
  • 27:10 - After doing this podcast for a year, Brandon's audience has increased quite dramatically.
  • 29:50 - Happiness is a choice and if Brandon can impact one person, he's absolutely happy with that.
  • 32:30 - How does Brandon structure the show?
  • 35:40 - Happiness and positivity requires daily work.
  • 37:30 - Everything you've seen in the world is a reflection of some vibration that you've previously offered.
  • 37:40 - The way through it, even if you don't like it, is to surrender to it and accept it. It leads you here.
  • 38:55 - Brandon talks about his relationship with money.
  • 46:45 - You're the lead actor in your own private movie, so it's about making up the story you want to see more of.
  • 47:40 - We create our reality with our beliefs.
  • 49:40 - Life is happening for you, not to you.
  • 52:20 - People need to get out of their own head sometimes.
  • 54:40 - Understand that whatever is happening is happening for a good reason.
  • 57:20 - Brandon talks about an experience he had with physics.
  • 01:03:00 - There is no right or wrong way. All you have to do is get on the path.
  • 01:04:10 - Brandon talks about religion vs. spirituality.
  • 01:06:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Brandon?
  • 01:08:25 - What has Brandon changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:12:20 - What is the meaning of life?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/brandon-beachum-interview/

Direct download: PJ094-BrandonBeachum.mp3
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093 Tom Webster | The Delicate Art of Conveying Difficult Subjects in the Form of Storytelling

Tom Webster is a marketing executive and the vice president of Edison Research. He also co-hosts his own podcast, The Marketing Companion, with Mark Schaefer. Tom has been in the broadcast research industry for 25 years and has quite a bit to share on the topics of interviewing, storytelling, and podcast statistics.

  • 05:45 - Tom believes the standards in podcasting have gotten better.
  • 07:25 - How did Tom meet his co-host, Mark?
  • 10:15 - Tom has been in media and broadcast research for almost 25 years.
  • 12:25 - What kind of podcast/radio trends has Tom seen over at Edison?
  • 17:20 - Tom shares some examples of people who are able to make that jump from radio to podcasting.
  • 19:20 - There's a percentage of Millennials who don't know what podcasts are.
  • 21:25 - Podcast discovery is still a huge problem.
  • 22:55 - Tips on increasing your podcast audience: figure out what you're good at.
  • 23:35 - Study the greats.
  • 24:35 - Most things you hear from public media is scripted.
  • 27:00 - Inside jokes do not work well on a podcast.
  • 29:25 - Tom enjoys Jordan Harbinger's interviewing style.
  • 32:30 - What's the best way to present statistics?
  • 36:40 - Tom shares what surprised him the most on The Infinite Dial 2016 report.
  • 41:35 - What should people be thinking about when marketing their podcast?
  • 46:10 - What has Tom changed his mind about recently?
  • 47:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Tom?
  • 48:05 - When was the last time Tom laughed out loud?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/tom-webster-interview/

Direct download: PJ093-TomWebster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

092 Harry Duran | Dave Mooring from the Remarkable Podcast Interviews Harry!

As it is Memorial week, I am taking it a little bit easy for today's episode. However, I did want to share this interview where a guest appeared on Dave Mooring's Remarkable podcast, quite some time ago. This was back when I had around 50 episodes under my belt, so it's nice to go back in time and have a bit of a recap of what I was up to and into. I hope you guys enjoy!

  • 03:00 - It took Dave about a year to launch his podcast.
  • 05:20 - Get ready to listen to Dave interviewing Harry.
  • 05:35 - Dave and Harry met at Podcast Movement.
  • 06:15 - Harry talks about his passion for DJing.
  • 09:00 - How did Harry make the leap from DJing to podcasting?
  • 12:30 - New Media Expo inspired Harry to create Podcast Junkies.
  • 13:15 - Harry hopes to create a DJ-related podcast in the future.
  • 14:20 - Why did Harry create Podcast Junkies?
  • 16:45 - Does Harry have any podcasts that have stood out for him?
  • 19:05 - Harry's podcast hack is to listen to podcasts on 2x speed.
  • 19:35 - Harry is really into the storytelling genre lately.
  • 20:35 - The storyteller podcasters often do not know anybody from the 'famous' entrepreneurial podcasting world like John Lee Dumas or Pat Flynn.
  • 23:30 - What's Harry's goal with the podcast?
  • 25:45 - Focus on building a quality show.
  • 26:30 - Outside of Harry's podcast, he works as an IT consultant.
  • 27:00 - It's not easy to monetize a podcast.
  • 32:00 - What's the most effective way to increase listenership?
  • 36:35 - How does Harry select his guests?
  • 40:00 - What lessons has Harry learned when trying to build his brand?
  • 49:55 - What is Harry's most memorable interview?
  • 53:35 - Final piece of advice for podcasters? It may take some time to discover your voice.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/harry-duran-remarkable/

Direct download: PJ092-ElsewhereRemarkable.mp3
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091 Jason Parsons | Create a Character People Love and Then Kill Them

Jason Parsons, aka 'The Angry Ginger', is the host of two podcasts, 7 Days a Geek and Podcasting 101. Jason talks about being a single father of 5 and how he got started in podcasting. He is also a big fan of comics and has written his own web series entitled E.L.E. Jason and I talk about comics, parenting, and how to create a compelling storyline that gets the audience's attention.

  • 07:50 - Is ginger a derogatory term?
  • 10:35 - Jason went to college to become a screenwriter.
  • 11:45 - No matter what Jason has gone through, he knows someone else out there can relate to it.
  • 12:30 - Jason talks about the fake radio station he had as a kid.
  • 15:20 - Since everything is so digital these days, are we loosing that tactile feeling?
  • 16:25 - What does Jason miss from his childhood? Playtime!
  • 19:10 - Jason talks about the differences between his parenting style vs. his parents’ parenting style.
  • 23:20 - Jason self-publishes his own comic books.
  • 28:30 - Jason's comic book audience is going to hate him because he plans to kill some of his characters off
  • 30:00 - The problem with a lot of movies these days is that you have a hard time relating to the characters.
  • 32:25 - If you're interested in comics, pick up Words for Pictures by Brian Michael Bendis.
  • 32:55 - All you have to do is just read and start creating.
  • 33:30 - Is there a community of indie comic book writers out there?
  • 35:15 - It's a lot of money to print your comic book on-demand.
  • 36:10 - Why did Jason start the 7 Days a Geek podcast?
  • 41:50 - What do some people not understand about being a single dad?
  • 43:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jason?
  • 44:50 - What has Jason changed his mind about recently?
  • 50:00 - Jason talks about his other podcast, Podcasting 101.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jason-parsons-interview/

Direct download: PJ091-JasonParsons.mp3
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090 Jo Milmine | It's Time We Knit Your Socks Off

Jo Milmine is the host of the Shineybees podcast, a show about knitting. Jo not only has created an amazing community filled with other knitters, but she also won the 2015 New Media Europe for Most Engaged Audience. Jo talks about how she got into podcasting and some of the fantastic things her audience has done for her when she was overseas.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jo-milmine-interview/

Direct download: PJ090-JoMilmine.mp3
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089 Yann Ilunga | Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone Is Not as Scary as It Seems

Yann Ilunga is the host of the 360 Entrepreneur podcast. On his show, he sits down with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, online marketing experts, and best-selling authors to talk about their successes and struggles. Yann shares his love for music and education on the show as well as why he decided to create two podcasts at the same time.

  • 06:10 - It's a bit surreal for Yann to be on the show because he's a fan himself!
  • 06:50 - How did Yann come up with the name of his podcast?
  • 07:25 - This is Yann's second podcast.
  • 13:25 - Yann is a huge music fan and his first podcast has helped open doors for him in that industry.
  • 17:40 - Yann's academic background really helped him embrace music.
  • 18:10 - Yann gives a history lesson about where he is from in Switzerland.
  • 26:05 - Switzerland is not all about chocolate and watches.
  • 27:10 - Yann talks about his ethnic background. He's a very mixed breed!
  • 32:05 - If you do something that you're passionate about, it will be easier for you to work harder in it.
  • 32:25 - It never feels like work when Yann's on his podcast.
  • 33:25 - The school grading system is completely different in Italy compared to Switzerland.
  • 35:55 - Yann's podcast is in English even though it is not his native language.
  • 40:00 - Why did Yann choose the entrepreneur genre?
  • 45:15 - What has Yann learned to do better since he started his podcast?
  • 48:25 - Yann talks about his grandmother.
  • 50:40 - What has Yann changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:55 - When you step out of your comfort zone, you realize it really wasn't as scary as you thought.
  • 58:00 - If you're a man in Switzerland, military service is mandatory.
  • 01:00:10 - Once you believe in what you're doing, you should never feel worried about what people have to say.
  • 01:04:15 - Yann talks about the Podcast Summit he is hosting.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Yann-Ilunga-Interview

Direct download: PJ089-YannIlunga.mp3
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088 Erik Johnson | Stop Copying Someone Else's Voice!

Erik Johnson discovered radio while he was studying architectureand has never looked back. He has been in the radio industry since1989 and currently helps podcasters cultivate their voice andtalent. Erik shares a bit of his story, the importance of silencein conversations, and some of the common mistakes new podcasterstend to make – like try to mimic someone else's voice. Tune in formore!

  • 04:15 - Erik has been in radio since 1989.
  • 05:10 - When Erik first started in radio, he tried to learneverything he could. He loves to learn.
  • 05:50 - Does Erik have a teacher or mentor that also has such astrong desire to learn?
  • 08:20 - What is a program director?
  • 09:45 - Erik has a degree in architecture, but he fell out oflove with it after three years.
  • 12:25 - How did Erik make the leap from architecture tobroadcasting?
  • 13:45 - Erik hated speaking in front of people all throughouthigh school.
  • 15:05 - It's just a matter of doing it enough until you're notscared anymore.
  • 20:15 - Does Erik remember the separation between podcastingand radio?
  • 21:15 - Podcasts changed for Erik when he got his iPhone.
  • 21:35 - Erik started writing about podcasting before he didit.
  • 24:25 - Erik and I talk about growing up as a child and howresilient we were.
  • 28:10 - I remember the day Atari showed up at my house.
  • 29:15 - Erik thought if he was able to teach others what he hadlearned in radio, people's podcasts would be
  • 29:25 - The podcasting genre has become stronger overtime.
  • 33:25 - We can always learn new things and craft our artbetter.
  • 33:55 - When Erik coaches his clients, he tries to enhancetheir strengths.
  • 34:25 - New podcasters try to sound like the 'radio guy' orsomebody else.
  • 37:40 - You don't have to revamp your show, but you'd besurprised by what a bit of change can do to it.
  • 38:40 - Erik talks about the importance of silence inconversations, especially in audio.
  • 43:25 - Does Erik have a proud teacher moment?
  • 45:55 - What has Erik changed his mind about recently?
  • 49:25 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Erik?
  • 50:40 - Erik is a fan of magic tricks and magicians.

Full Show Notes:http://www.podcastjunkies.com/Erik-K-Johnson-interview/

Direct download: PJ087-ErikKLock.mp3
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087 Andrew Lock | The Incredible Power of Impacting Others for the Better

Andrew Lock has been video podcasting since 2008. His show HelpMy Business! is a free weekly web TV show that helps entrepreneursstand out from the crowd and build better businesses. Andrew isamazed by how much knowledge and power each individual has that canhelp shape another person's life. Listen in to Andrew's wise wordson working hard, helping others, and changing for the better.

  • 05:25 - I met Andrew about a week ago.
  • 06:45 - Believe it or not, Andrew is an introvert.
  • 07:10 - So many interesting relationships have been built fromgetting out of your comfort zone.
  • 07:25 - Andrew is currently focused on video podcasts and hasbeen doing this since 2008.
  • 11:40 - Andrew moved from England to the US in 2003.
  • 13:10 - Video podcasts were still very new when Andrew startedhis business.
  • 14:20 - It helped a lot that Andrew knew how to create engagingvideos, but he wasn't a presenter himself.
  • 17:45 - The first episodes Andrew ever created still make himcringe.
  • 17:50 - There will always be a learning curve.
  • 20:05 - Who inspired Andrew on the presentation/video host sideof things?
  • 22:25 - Andrew shares an interesting way to keep people hookedthrough the opening credits.
  • 29:30 - Make sure you are true to who you are or else you'll bea poor copy of someone else.
  • 30:15 - It takes time to discover who you are.
  • 33:45 - Does the UK have a big entrepreneurial movement orfollowing the way the US does?
  • 38:25 - It's a lot easier for Andrew to stand out in the USbecause he's from England.
  • 40:15 - Like most entrepreneurs, Andrew was pretty muchunemployable.
  • 40:55 - Andrew is a hard worker and he wants to be rewarded forthat, however employment isn't always the be
  • 44:55 - If you are passionate and willing to work hard, thenAndrew will help you as much as he can.
  • 47:30 - It's powerful knowing you can teach someone to thepoint where it will change their life.
  • 51:25 - Andrew shares a story about his friend, who was abusedas a child.
  • 53:00 - People can change, even with the worstcircumstances.
  • 53:20 - Change cannot be forced. It has to come from within theperson.
  • 54:10 - Some people just feel so broken that they feel likethey have no control over their own lives.
  • 55:35 - You have to prove it to yourself and those who havehurt you that you can overcome this.
  • 57:05 - What has Andrew changed his mind about recently?
  • 01:00:45 - What's the one most misunderstood thing aboutAndrew?
  • 01:03:30 - Andrew loves the comedian Brian Regan.

Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/Andrew-Lock-Interview

Direct download: PJ087-AndrewLock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT