PODCAST

Podcast Junkies

Harry Duran

Podcast Junkies was born out of a genuine interest in and curiosity for this growing league of podcast hosts. It's hosted by Harry Duran. It features wide-ranging, authentic and sometimes candid interviews with this family of voices behind the microphone. The shows themselves cover a variety of topics such as Business, Finance Entrepreneurism, History, Comedy, Storytelling and more. Podcast Junkies explores the motivations behind the podcast's inception and allows the listener to connect on a more personal level with some of their favorite hosts. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

292 Mathew Passy - Storytelling & Connecting with Audiences Over Corporatization in Podcasts
Episode SummaryMathew Passy is a professional podcast consultant. Actually, he’s The Podcast Consultant who helps brands, small businesses and individuals use podcasts and podcast advertising to connect with smart and engaged audiences. Today, Mathew and Harry engage in a dialogue about Mathew’s background in audio and why there’s still a major competition between the radio and podcasting industries. They talk about cryptocurrency and the decentralization of finance, the corporatization of podcasts, and the work Mathew is doing in localized content. Episode SponsorFocusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:32 – Mathew Passy joins the show to discuss everything from vertical farming and Covid-19, to Joe Rogan and selling sponsorships before launch 19:41 – Mathew’s podcast origin story and how he went from a Production Associate at The Wall Street Journal to a podcast consultant 32:01 – The rich history of radio and why the industry still clashes with podcasts 37:19 – Mathew recalls the most memorable moments of his time working in radio 40:30 – Cryptocurrency, NFTs and decentralization of finance 43:23 – Discovering the podcasting community 49:32 – Corporatization of podcasts and how to keep that niche feeling 52:47 – The work Mathew is doing in localized content 56:30 – Something Mathew has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 59:00 – Harry thanks Mathew for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him and learn more about The Podcast Consultant Tweetable Quotes“So many people that I talk to in this space ask, ‘How many episodes do I need before I can approach a sponsor?’ None. It’s hard. You have to know what you’re doing. You have to know people. You have to have relationships. People have to trust you. But there’s no minimum for selling an ad. You just have to be smart, savvy, committed and confident.” (18:06) (Mathew) “I always found podcasting interesting because it’s basically the same thing [as radio] but without the restrictions of Broadcasting, and the FCC, and time limits, and all that nonsense.” (26:43) (Mathew) “The problem is people in radio think that radio is the end all be all, the same way that people in broadcast television think that broadcast television is the end all be all. And what they don’t understand is that it’s not about the technology or the delivery system.” (35:06) (Mathew) “I’m a big fan of the idea of localized content. I think that is a space that needs deep exploration.” (52:50) (Mathew) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Podcast Index Social Mastodon – https://podcastindex.social/about (https://podcastindex.social/about) Podcasting 2.0 Podcast – https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5 (https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5) Link to PodNews – https://podnews.net/ (https://podnews.net/) Link to Podcast Index – https://podcastindex.org/ (https://podcastindex.org/) Link to Sounds Profitable – https://soundsprofitable.com/ (https://soundsprofitable.com/) Link to The Perpetual Chess Podcast – https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/ (https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/) Link to The Podcast Consultant – https://thepodcastconsultant.com/ (https://thepodcastconsultant.com/) Mathew’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/) Mathew’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThePodcastConsultant/ (https://www.facebook.com/ThePodcastConsultant/) Mathew’s Twitter –...
May 3 2022
58 mins
291 Brenden Mulligan - From Founding Startups to Problem-Solving For Podcasters
Episode SummaryBrenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur who cut his teeth in the music industry before going on to become co-founder of startups such as Onesheet, Cluster Labs, LaunchKit, Elevate, and PodPage, to name a few. Brenden shares these experiences on today’s episode and speaks to his passion for problem-solving and building products that customers love. Brenden and Harry discuss Brenden’s time at Google, what he has learned from multiple startup exits, and the current trajectory and state of the podcast industry. Episode SponsorFocusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:32 – Brenden Mulligan shares his experience in the ‘traditional’ music industry and what inspired him to make a career shift to tech 13:37 – Building the dashboard, Artist Data 20:01 – An entrepreneurial mindset and launching multiple products 24:38 – Life at Google, Frontline Foods and Elevate 29:24 – The origin of PodPage and the most interesting thing Brenden has learned from the podcast industry 38:58 – The importance of SEO (Search Optimization Engine) 46:01 – Value for value 49:10 – Brenden speaks to the results of ramping up his marketing efforts 55:29 – Something Brenden has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 57:12 – Harry thanks Brenden for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him and learn more about PodPage Tweetable Quotes“What I started hearing and seeing and experiencing was, as the digital music world was growing, how hard it was for musicians to interact with it. And so, I ended up leaving the traditional music industry to build software tools for musicians.” (08:07) (Brenden) “I would be speaking at these music conferences and the drum that we would beat was, ‘Direct connection with your listeners. Do not go through platforms as your only way of reaching them.’ Okay, what’s the best way to do direct connection? Email us, put it on your website. How do I build a website? And so I ended up building OneSheet, which was a turnkey website builder for musicians.” (21:19) (Brenden) “I launched, I think, twelve companies, and all of them failed, except PodPage. Most of them didn’t even have a shot to succeed. I just gave myself the total flexibility to just have fun building again and get that muscle back. And I also helped other startups just as a fun way of networking and getting back in the startup world.” (29:03) (Brenden) “In my opinion, Spotify is the only player in the entire podcasting space that are trying to break what’s special about podcasts. Spotify is actively trying to get you to not allow other people to listen unless you listen on Spotify.” (44:05) (Brenden) “The way that we typically work is we try as hard as possible to use third-party tools that are solving a problem really well. I really want to focus on just building the best website. That’s it.” (47:31) (Brenden) “Organic growth and podcasters selling podcasters is by far our best source of new customers.” (53:12) (Brenden) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Podcast Index Social Mastodon – https://podcastindex.social/about (https://podcastindex.social/about) Podcasting 2.0 Podcast – https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5 (https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5) Link to PodNews – https://podnews.net/ (https://podnews.net/) Link to Podcast Index – https://podcastindex.org/ (https://podcastindex.org/) Link to Sounds Profitable – https://soundsprofitable.com/ (https://soundsprofitable.com/)...
Apr 29 2022
57 mins
290 Dave Jones - Why Value For Value Is Good For Podcasting
Episode SummaryDave Jones is the co-host of Podcasting 2.0 and co-founder (along with Adam Curry) of PodcastIndex.org, a podcast indexing service that empowers podcasters, app creators, developers and listeners to engage in value for value exchanges. Dave has an extensive background in systems administration and building software. Today, Dave and Harry discuss the origin story of PodcastIndex.org, the role that cryptocurrency plays, and the reason he and Adam Curry designed it as a decentralized service. Dave expounds on the importance of podcasters requesting a value exchange from their listeners and explains why the progression of technology has come at a major price.   Episode SponsorFocusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways04:19 – Dave Jones joins the podcast to discuss his background as a developer and podcaster  18:28 – Dave recalls where his fascination with technology came from  22:35 – Understanding Programming  29:40 – Assembly language, explained   35:45 – The origin story of PodcastIndex.org  45:31 – Designing a decentralized service  57:16 – Value for Value exchanges  59:06 – Harry takes a moment to ask any listeners who have gotten value out of this show to return some value  1:00:01 – What excites Dave most about the future  1:05:55 – Something Dave has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him  1:12:52 – Harry thanks Dave for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him and learn more about Podcast Index   Tweetable Quotes“I think, as a general rule, people typically know if they love Programming by the time they’re about twenty, at the most.” (23:04) (Dave)  “The biggest hurdle to overcome with podcast apps, and writing one, is that you have to potentially monitor and request data from millions of feeds. So, you have to be constantly tracking what is going on with these millions of feeds and it’s not an easy process.” (37:23) (Dave)  “We need to have a hand in creating an alternative so that podcast app developers don’t have to spend so much time and hundreds of dollars to get up and running.” (42:47) (Dave)  “That’s a real concern in the world today. There’s real free flow of information being cut off from despot regimes. So, it’s not just about, ‘Can Dave get his latest episode of Podcast Junkies?’ It’s about, ‘Can somebody who is living under a terrible regime somewhere in the world get access to truthful news that they may not otherwise be able to get to.” (49:44) (Dave)  “If the host doesn’t tell the listener at the end, ‘Hey, if you got any value out of this, can you please return me some value?’ If you don’t take that extra step, it doesn’t matter what your payment platform is, you’re not gonna be successful.” (58:26) (Dave)  “I think the power to change our mind is one of the things that makes us human. It may be one of the most defining characteristics of being human, is the ability to change your mind about something. And if you don’t, I feel like you’re not living up to full human potential.” (1:06:07) (Dave)  “The progression of technology is not really progress. In a lot of ways, that progress also brings a drawback. For every benefit, there has been a resultant negative. I think that we’re in a Catch-22 as a society where we are having to actively sacrifice things on the altar of technological advancement. And I don’t think that it’s a net positive.” (1:12:17) (Dave)  Resources MentionedLink to Podfest –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Podcast Index Social Mastodon – https://podcastindex.social/about (https://podcastindex.social/about)  Podcasting 2.0 Podcast –...
Apr 8 2022
1 hr 16 mins
289 Jonathan Baillie Strong - Strategy & Execution Lessons for Launching a Podcast
Episode SummaryFounder of Spotlight Podcasting, Jonathan Baille Strong, joins the show to share his experience with the intricacies of launching a podcast, growing as an interviewer and formatting podcasts so that they are guest friendly. Jonathan is also the host of two shows, Podcasting for Consultants and Leaders of Consulting. Today, Harry and Jonathan talk about the work Jonathan and his team are doing at Spotlight Podcasting to deliver full-service production solutions to ensure that their clients’ podcasts align with their business goals. Harry and Jonathan geek out over podcast tech, tools and the latest news around the industry. Finally, Jonathan shares why he believes gifs are a great branding tool as well as some of the unique projects he’s working on currently. Episode SponsorFocusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:39 – Founder of Spotlight Podcasting, Jonathan Baillie Strong who shares his background growing up in Europe and his podcasting journey 18:28 – Jonathan talks about what inspired him to launch his own podcast and the work Jonathan did with Startup Institute 24:08 – An extensive background in consulting 28:54 – The truth about entrepreneurship 35:47 – Spotlight Podcasting’s origin story 38:58 – Harry and Jonathan dissect an interesting inquiry on gratitude 47:54 – Make Noise 52:43 – Figma templates for podcast artwork 56:18 – Jonathan’s fascination with gifs Tweetable Quotes“[Startup Institute] wasn’t necessarily about building companies up. It was more about helping individuals tap into the start-up ecosystem.” (22:12) (Jonathan) “I think there are always pros and cons of going into any entrepreneurial endeavor. It just took me a while to weigh those and figure out the way. I think I was a bit short-sided at first.” (30:54) (Jonathan) “Even as an interviewer - I’m not an extremely experienced interviewer - and I just find it better for myself, and often the guest, to have a set structure of questions to fall back on. I know it does sometimes come across as formulaic, but I just find that it’s easier for the guest to prepare and it gives you license to diverge sometimes. It depends on the preference of the guest.” (47:02) (Jonathan) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Podcast Index Social Mastodon – https://podcastindex.social/about (https://podcastindex.social/about) Podcasting 2.0 Podcast – https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5 (https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5) Link to PodNews – https://podnews.net/ (https://podnews.net/) Link to Podcast Index – https://podcastindex.org/ (https://podcastindex.org/) Link to Sounds Profitable – https://soundsprofitable.com/ (https://soundsprofitable.com/) Link to The Perpetual Chess Podcast – https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/ (https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/) Link to The Podcast Consultant – https://thepodcastconsultant.com/ (https://thepodcastconsultant.com/) Jonathan’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbstrong/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbstrong/) Jonathan’s Website – https://jonbstrong.com/ (https://jonbstrong.com/) Spotlight Podcasting Website – https://spotlightpodcasting.com/ (https://spotlightpodcasting.com/) Jonathan’s Podcasts: Leaders of Consulting – https://spotlightpodcasting.com/leaders-of-consulting/ (https://spotlightpodcasting.com/leaders-of-consulting/) Podcasting for Consultants – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasting-for-consultants/id1561626891...
Mar 24 2022
1 hr
288 Austin Petersmith - Publishing Voices That Yearn to be Heard
Episode SummaryAustin Petersmith is the Founder and CEO of Racket, an organization that provides the easiest way to tell audio stories and connect with people who want to hear them. Austin joins today’s episode to share his experience as an online community builder. Austin and his team at Racket amplify voices in the audio industry so that those who want to have their stories told can have that opportunity. Today, Austin and Harry talk about podcast monetization, the incredible progress that has been made in podcasting technology and what inspired Austin to make the jump from journalism to entrepreneurship. Austin speaks to the challenges he’s faced as a creator and why he feels so passionately about the work he does. Episode SponsorFocusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:30 – Founder and CEO of Racket.com, Austin Petersmith joins the show to share his background as an online community builder and how he’s focused this skill on helping the podcasting community 13:42 – Austin reflects on what inspired him to launch Capiche 20:57 – Making the shift from journalism to entrepreneurship 22:23 – Racket’s origin story 32:20 – Amplifying voices who want their stories told 39:05 – Austin speaks to the work he’s doing with Podcash and other trends he’s noticed in the podcasting industry 50:30 – Something Austin has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 53:56 – Harry thanks Austin for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him and learn more about Racket Tweetable Quotes“Email allows you to build a direct relationship with an audience. And that’s what makes email newsletters a really powerful thing. A person subscribes to your newsletter and you have that direct relationship that’s not at the whim of Facebook or any other platform that can sit between you and your audience.” (10:16) (Austin) “Community and user generated content are things that have always inspired me. If you can provide the tools to help someone put some sort of thought from their brain out onto the Internet where another person can get value from it, that’s just a magical thing.” (16:13) (Austin) “The more I learned, the more I realized that something is broken here for sure. Because so many people have something to say and this medium [podcasting] is working for so few of them.” (26:05) (Austin) “What we see as a problem is that the number of people that are publishing their voice online today is way smaller than the number of people who are interested in publishing their voice online. And that’s what we want to solve.” (32:20) (Austin) “As we look at ways to help the creators on Racket monetize, I’m really interested in how we can decentralize that portion.” (49:50) (Austin) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Podcast Index Social Mastodon – https://podcastindex.social/about (https://podcastindex.social/about) Podcasting 2.0 Podcast – https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5 (https://podnews.net/podcast/i4ji5) Link to PodNews – https://podnews.net/ (https://podnews.net/) Link to Podcast Index – https://podcastindex.org/ (https://podcastindex.org/) Link to Sounds Profitable – https://soundsprofitable.com/ (https://soundsprofitable.com/) Link to The Perpetual Chess Podcast – https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/ (https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/) Link to The Podcast Consultant – https://thepodcastconsultant.com/ (https://thepodcastconsultant.com/) Austin’s LinkedIn –...
Mar 11 2022
54 mins
287 Marla Isackson - Elevating Women’s Voices & Building The Only Indie Women’s Podcast Network (Empire)
Episode Summary: Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective, Marla Isackson, joins the show to discuss the incredible work she’s doing to elevate and amplify women’s voices worldwide. Marla is also the host of The Mind Of A Mentor podcast, the show that features topical conversations and vital advice for podcasters about podcasting. Today, Harry and Marla engage in a rich discussion about Marla’s extensive business background, Marla’s passion for raising women up and what inspired her to launch Ossa Collective. Marla expounds on her process for identifying and hiring a passionate world-class team as well as her thoughts on the virtual shift that has occurred in the workplace. They talk about what led Marla to podcasting and what she loves most about the incredibly supportive podcast community. Finally, Marla shares her future goals for Ossa, explains how she came up with the name Ossa and makes a unique ask of the audience. Episode Sponsors: Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways: 06:30 – Founder and CEO, Marla Isackson joins the show to share her eclectic background in business and the decision to launch the world’s first women-focused podcast advertising network 20:37 – How Marla has grown and improved as a podcast host and what goes into her research process 26:29 – Ossa Collective’s origin story 35:02 – Building a passionate, world-class team 38:19 – Working remotely vs. in-person 43:22 – A warm and supportive podcast community 45:52 – Ossa’s roadmap to world domination 50:04 – Marla’s ask of the audience 52:07 – The inspiration behind the name ‘Ossa’ 53:02 – Something Marla has changed her mind about recently and 56:01 – Harry thanks Marla for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her and learn more about Ossa Collective Tweetable Quotes: “I really focused on why I was doing it, which was to hear the stories of heroes - amazing women who have had fabulous lives and to talk to them about their experiences with mentorship. I met some very cool women doing this. The conversations were incredible and very emotional.” (16:33) (Marla) “And I thought about it and realized that podcasting is a natural medium for women. We like to have conversations and we’re really good at it.” (28:08) (Marla) “We’re looking to partner with companies that are focused on elevating the voices of women in their companies. And I think that there is definitely a lot of opportunity to go beyond the podcasting industry.” (32:35) (Marla) “The podcast people are the nicest and incredibly collaborative. Yes, everyone says this, but it’s the truth. We all want to help each other. And, I’m not gonna succeed by putting someone else down. I’m gonna succeed when someone else succeeds, and vice versa.” (43:51) (Marla) “The people who listen to these podcasts are devoted. It’s a niche audience, but they are so devoted to their host. So when a host recommends a product, you better believe that ask will convert. So, I guess my ask would be, ‘Don’t discount us. Count us in. We are growing. We have a lot of powerful women in our network and we’d like to talk to you. And we want to make this mutually beneficial and I think we can.” (51:19) (Marla) Links Mentioned: FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere –https://www.thepodosphere.com/ ( https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Marla Isackson LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlaisackson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlaisackson/) Ossa Collective Website – https://ossacollective.com/ (https://ossacollective.com/)  Ossa Collective Twitter –...
Feb 21 2022
59 mins
286 Garret & Sabrina - A Passion for Dinosaurs & Building a Niche Podcast Community
Episode Summary: Husband and wife team Garret and Sabrina are the dinosaur enthusiasts behind I Know Dino, the big dinosaur podcast that covers news, interviews, and discussions about dinosaurs. They love dinosaurs so much that they even had a dinosaur themed wedding! They love connecting with fellow dinosaur enthusiasts, and encourage others to reach out to them via their multiple channels. Today, Garret and Sabrina engage in a conversation with Harry about their passion for dinosaurs, the lost art of research and the amazing and thoughtful community they’ve built through the I Know Dino podcast. Garret and Sabrina share their thoughts on dinosaur culture and how they’re showcased in television and film. They discuss how they approach sponsorships, why they chose to set up a Patreon account and their plans for the future of their show. Episode Sponsors: Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways: 06:16 – Husband and wife duo, Garret and Sabrina join the show to discuss podcast discoverability, their passion for dinosaurs and the balance required to work together 16:00 – The inspiration to launch I Know Dino and the most memorable interview Garret and Sabrina conducted 19:48 – Richard Owen, the dinosaur godfather 22:47 – The amount of research that goes into each interview 26:06 – Positive feedback from dinosaur enthusiasts 29:23 – The lost art of research 32:30 – Engaging with sponsors and setting up Patreon 36:50 – A community unlike any other 39:42 – Upcoming projects on the horizon for I Know Dino 43:38 – Dinosaurs in film and television 45:38 – Why more dinosaurs are being discovered now than ever before 49:28 – Plans for the podcast in 2022 53:06 – The Indiana Jones of paleontology and the possibility of bringing dinosaurs back to life 56:34 – Harry thanks Garret and Sabrina for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with them Tweetable Quotes: “We’ve also talked to a few people who have worked on the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies, which is very interesting. And, after doing this for seven years, we have found a way to connect dinosaurs to any conversation.” (19:03) (Sabrina) “It doesn’t take much research to find that a T-Rex was probably a predator. It doesn’t have the types of adaptations you’d expect to see in a scavenger. It has tons of adaptations you’d expect to see in a predator. Other times, you do have to dig a little bit deeper when you’re looking for a question that isn’t as popular as T-Rex.” (31:46) (Garret) “For sponsors, that one was a lightbulb moment when we were talking to a friend who knew much more about marketing than us at the time. And we were planning on going on a road trip where there’s a lot of dinosaur museums. And she said, ‘Why don’t you ask the museums if they want to sponsor you?’” (32:57) (Sabrina) “The community is definitely both of our favorite parts. It’s the most rewarding. Some days it feels harder to get the show out and then you login to Discord or you read some of the messages people have sent and you think, ‘Yes, this is why we’re doing it. I’m ready to go.’” (37:06) (Sabrina) “I think it’s a combination of things. You’ve got more people who want to be paleontologists because of movies like Jurassic Park. But also the technology has gotten better. It’s not that easy to find a fossil but we have better tools now to excavate and prepare it and study them.” (46:01) (Sabrina) Links Mentioned: FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere - https://www.thepodosphere.com/ (https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Society of Vertebrate...
Jan 27 2022
58 mins
285 Jack Stafford - Spirituality, The Aetherius Society and What Makes a Podsong
Episode Summary: Singer-songwriter and self-described modern-day troubadour, Jack Stafford joins the show to share his passion for creating good songs for good causes. Jack is the host of Podsongs, a unique podcast where musicians interview inspirational people, in service to others, as inspiration for brand new songs. Today, Harry and Jack share in a rich discussion about spirituality, the motivation behind creation and the importance of preserving knowledge for future generations. Jack shares his musical background and why the COVID lockdowns led him unexpectedly to podcasting. Now Jack is on a new mission entirely as he discusses his future endeavors and what he hopes to achieve through podcasting. Episode Sponsors: Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways: 06:28 – Jack Stafford talks about his passion for making music, his background as a songwriter and music producer and what inspired him to launch Podsongs 15:56 – From musician to copywriter 19:10 – Preserving knowledge across generations 24:16 – Prep work and research that goes into each interview 32:32 – The motivation of creation 35:26 – The Aetherius Society and Jack’s spiritual journey 43:57 – What’s next for Jack and his podcast 52:24 – Harry thanks Jack for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him Tweetable Quotes: “Over the past year, the most rewarding interviews have been the ones not when someone’s written a book, but when they’ve done it for a good cause like air quality or air pollution, something to save the planet or humanity.” (14:00) (Jack) “It goes back to the copywriting background where you get this brief which is this very complicated, boring document and you’re supposed to pull out the benefits from the features. So, when I interviewed a sleep doctor, he talked about how there are these different chronotypes and we’re all a different chronotype and you can sleep based on your type of biorhythm. So, if I put that in a song, more people will hear about it and more people will study his book.” (19:55) (Jack) “Ignorance is the only crime on the Earth. And if we can solve this, all the other problems will be solved.” (34:55) (Jack) “It will have this trickle-down effect because most people listening to this will just roll their eyes, but because we’re in this reincarnation cycle where, along the other realms, the membership is much higher. So, when you’re born back on this realm, there are some people that it will take just one word to connect.” (47:34) (Jack) Links Mentioned: FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere - https://www.thepodosphere.com/ (https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to Aetherius Society - https://www.aetherius.org/ (https://www.aetherius.org/) Link to Descript - https://www.descript.com/ (https://www.descript.com/) Jack’s Website - https://podsongs.com/ (https://podsongs.com/) Podsongs Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/podsongs/ (https://www.instagram.com/podsongs/) Podsongs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/podsongs/ (https://www.facebook.com/podsongs/) Podsongs Twitter - https://twitter.com/podsongs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (https://twitter.com/podsongs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Jack’s Podcasts: Mysticast – https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ct8dufDZMUmM24CD2FQnA (https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ct8dufDZMUmM24CD2FQnA) Podsongs – https://podsongs.com/ (https://podsongs.com/) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production & Marketing by https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:
Jan 17 2022
53 mins
284 Tristan Pelligrino - Everybody’s got a Story to Tell
Episode Summary: Harry welcomes to the show co-founder of Motion, Tristan Pelligrino. Through his work, Tristan and the team at Motion helps small marketing teams at B2B technology companies launch a branded podcast in less than 21 days. Tristan is also the co-host of The Recorded Content podcast, a show for small, scrappy marketing teams who are looking to launch & grow a successful B2B podcast. Today, Harry and Tristan discuss the challenges of launching, running and growing a podcast. Tristan shares his experiences in content creation and why podcasting is more than just an audio channel. Harry and Tristan talk about the collaborative nature of the podcasting industry and the most unique and niche podcast topics they’ve come across throughout their individual podcast journeys. Finally, Tristan speculates on the future of the industry and what he anticipates in the coming years. Episode Sponsors: Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways: 06:28 – Harry and Tristan talks about his initial career dream and his journey to founding his own company 12:24 – The moment podcasting came on Tristan’s radar and what Motion does 16:10 – Getting connected with SquadCast 20:32 – A uniquely collaborative and open community and the future of the podcast industry 30:10 – Harry and Tristan talk about the most unique and niche podcasting topics they’ve come across in their careers 44:12 – Podcast discovery 49:26 – Something Tristan has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 59:15 – Harry thanks Tristan for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him Tweetable Quotes: “When people say the word, ‘podcast,’ they traditionally think of the audio form. Podcast is more than an audio channel. It’s more than just putting up an audio file, an mp3 file. We view it a bit differently where it’s more of a communication platform where you get video content, audio and written content all from that same genuine conversation.” (14:23) (Tristan) “The podcast community is unique in that everyone is so collaborative. I came up in the video production industry and I would say that there’s a lot of similarities there because it takes a village to put a video together. If you’re not able to work with a lot of people, it’s very difficult to get to the finish line.” (21:18) (Tristan) “The beauty of podcasting is that you’re just never done. There’s always opportunities to test new things. There are always ways to ask different questions and different ways to assemble your podcast.” (24:36) (Tristan) “For me, as a podcast consumer, I jump around all over the place. I’ll binge a show that I haven’t listened to in a while. I’ll listen to eight or ten episodes if I’m going on a long road trip or what have you. But I’m also always looking for new stuff too, a new host or a new topic.” (47:51) (Tristan) Links Mentioned: FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to The Podosphere - https://www.thepodosphere.com/ (https://www.thepodosphere.com/) Link to SquadCast - https://squadcast.fm/ (https://squadcast.fm/) Link to On Deck No Code - https://www.beondeck.com/no-code (https://www.beondeck.com/no-code) Link to Motion - https://motionagency.io/ (https://motionagency.io/) Tristan’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristanpelligrino/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristanpelligrino/) Tristan’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/tpelligrino (https://twitter.com/tpelligrino) Tristan’s Podcast: Recorded Content - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recorded-content-helping-b2b-marketers-use-a/id1555122649...
Jan 2 2022
1 hr 4 mins
283 Eric Johnson - The Evolution of Journalism and What I Learned at All Things Digital
Episode Summary: Harry welcomes to the show founder, podcaster and entrepreneur, Eric Johnson. Eric is the host of Follow Friday, the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. He’s also the founder of LightningPod, a podcast consulting firm that helps its clients achieve their podcasting goals. Today, Harry and Eric engage in a discussion on the evolution of journalism, Eric’s experience at All Things Digital and what inspired Eric to launch a podcast focused on interesting people you should follow. Eric shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned as a podcaster, talks about his love of movies and speaks to the idea that you can’t possibly consume the amount of content out there.  Episode Sponsors: Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways: 06:17 – Harry and Eric talk about podcast recommendations, Eric’s background in journalism and the importance of keeping Big Tech in check   19:06 – The death of local news  24:27 – Eric’s experience at All Things Digital  30:16 – Defining what is newsworthy and journalists Eric admires  35:49 – Eric’s podcast origin story and what the production cycle looks like for Recode  43:44 – Tools that aided Eric as a podcast producer  44:54 – The inspiration to launch Follow Friday  50:57 – Lessons learned from podcasting  54:11 – You can’t possibly consume it all, so stop trying  1:01:54 – Harry thanks Eric for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him Tweetable Quotes: “It’s important that we have a very critical tech press that is really looking carefully and scrutinizing everything they do and how it affects literally billions of people. I’m so glad that I saw firsthand how professionals walk that line of understanding that these are humans making decisions, humans are flawed and make mistakes, but at the same time they need to be reminded of the power they have and to use it responsibly.” (18:24) (Eric)  “I had to do a lot of learning on the job. It was a lot of trial and error to figure out what’s the right workflow for this show and what’s the right tone and what do we need to do for a live taping and what do we have to do to get the guests booked, all the moving pieces that go into making a podcast.” (37:05) (Eric)  “The idea is A, I want to make a successful show, something that I can be really proud of. But B, it’s also important for me to be out in the trenches making a show, committing to a schedule, trying new things, experimenting, learning on the job so that I can go back and use what I learned from making Follow Friday to help my consulting clients.” (45:13) (Eric)  “I think the biggest thing has been learning about the rhythm of the interview, learning about the pace of everything, not rushing the guest and not talking over them.” (51:23) (Eric)  Links Mentioned: FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to Linda Holmes’ NPR Essay – https://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137451477/you-cant-possibly-read-it-all-so-stop-trying (https://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137451477/you-cant-possibly-read-it-all-so-stop-trying)  Link to Baggage Claim Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/baggage-claim/id1543624775 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/baggage-claim/id1543624775)  Link to LightningPod – https://lightningpod.fm/ (https://lightningpod.fm/)  Link to Follow Friday Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (https://www.patreon.com/followfriday)  Eric’s LinkedIn –...
Dec 24 2021
1 hr 5 mins
282 Coding, Freelancing & Choosing Your Own Adventure with Rob Joseph
Episode SummaryHarry welcomes to the show app developer, freelancer and podcaster, Rob Joseph. Rob is the host of the Coffee & Coding podcast, a show that provides interviews & insights with experienced developer's across all aspects of App Development, including topics ranging from Flutter, Cyber Security, Freelancing, Android & iOS. In this episode, Harry and Rob discuss Rob’s background in coding and the inspiration to launch his own podcast. They talk about the freedom that comes with freelancing and how it differs from running your own business. Finally, Rob shares his process for curating meaningful interview questions and his decision to launch a podcast about podcasting.  Episode SponsorsFocusrite –http://pjnk.es/focusrite ( http://pjnk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:17 – Harry and Rob talk about Rob’s background in coding and the freedom that comes with freelancing  19:18 – The distinction between freelancing and starting your own business  24:29 – Why app design?  30:22 – The inspiration behind the Coffee & Coding podcast and Rob’s first guest  34:13 – Rob’s interview process and his growth as a podcast host  46:22 – The decision to launch a podcast about podcasting  54:51 – Something Rob has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him  58:24 – Harry thanks Rob for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him  Tweetable Quotes“The biggest thing [about freelancing] comes down to trust. And I think if you have an objective way to measure the goal that you want, then really the in-between doesn’t matter.” (15:14) (Rob)  “The biggest thing that drove me into app developing was actually two things. One, I read an article on Life Hacker that said this is our perfect to do list app. So, in my young brain I’m thinking, ‘Right, if I build this app, that’s the million dollar idea.’ I started to kinda learn app development from there. I didn’t really make a dent, but what it taught me was that I could do some of it.” (25:09) (Rob) “I approached it [Coffee & Coding] pretty much the same way that I approach my apps, which is that I build stuff that I want. So I really wanted to listen to a show that was about app development but it wasn’t technical.” (30:39) (Rob) “You want to get the best conversation from them. You want to get the best content for your guest. Personally, I want to have a great conversation. So, why would I ask you questions that I know the answer to?” (44:33) (Rob) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to Follow Up Then – https://www.followupthen.com/ (https://www.followupthen.com/)  Rob’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/)  Rob’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/ (https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/)  Rob’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob (https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob)  Rob’s Podcasts:  Coffee & Coding – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785)  Inside the Podcast Studio – https://insidethepod.co/ (https://insidethepod.co/)  Link to ‘Make Noise’ – https://www.amazon.com/Make-Noise-Creators-Podcasting-Storytelling/dp/1523504552/ref=asc_df_1523504552?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80401880071863&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584001425728657&psc=1...
Dec 17 2021
58 mins
281 Dino Cattaneo - A Renaissance Man From Milan
Harry welcomes to the show leadership advisor, coach, entrepreneur and podcaster, Dino Cattaneo. Dino is the host of the Authentic Leadership for Everyday People Podcast, a show that investigates the connection between effective leadership and authenticity. In this episode, Harry and Dino discuss Dino’s background, from growing up in Milan, Italy to his time at Harvard Business School to eventually breaking out on his own as an entrepreneur and marketing consultant. Dino speaks to what inspired him to launch his podcast and why he chose the topic of authentic leadership. He recalls the experiences he has had with effective leaders and why the mentors throughout his career have left a lasting mark on him. Finally, Dino talks about how he’s grown as an interviewer and podcast host and what’s next for him and his show. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast) KEY TAKEAWAYS 06:17 – Harry and Dino talk about the impact the global pandemic has had on them and Dino’s background growing up in Milan 16:58 – From Harvard Business School to Renaissance Man 20:47 – When the entrepreneurial bug bit and mentors who were critical to Dino’s success 29:14 – The inspiration to launch Authentic Leadership for Everyday People and how Dino landed on a format and voice for his show 39:41 – How Dino has grown as an interviewer and podcast host 43:22 – What’s next for Dino and his show 51:01 – Something Dino has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 53:24 – Harry thanks Dino for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him TWEETABLE QUOTES “My goal is really to get the questions to my guest. It’s based on the concept that if you’re authentic to yourself and you take an intentional journey as to who you are as a leader, then you’re also going to be successful.” (00:00) (Dino) “The idea of working until I had made enough money to just do the things that I wanted to do was not a feasible plan. So I made a decision to go and start out on my own as a marketing consultant with the idea that sixty percent of my time would be dedicated to that and the other forty percent would be dedicated to managing my wife’s career as a musician, spending more time with my kids and doing the things I love doing.” (18:51) (Dino) “There’s a very important balance when you’re building a service practice, whether it’s a consulting practice or an agency. And that is that you need to sell projects where on one hand you have the ability to execute and you’re good at, but there also needs to be something new that you haven’t done because that’s how you build the capabilities of the firm.” (24:39) (Dino) “I felt that a podcast was essentially the place where I could be my true self and just create the podcast and share the content to really express what I believe about how leadership works and operates.” (30:47) (Dino) “The Arts are a really difficult world from a success standpoint. And the people who end up staying for the duration are the people that are rewarded by the creative process.” (46:26) (Dino) “Somebody recently said, ‘People who invest money to save time have a longer career in business than people who invest time to save money.’” (53:12) (Dino) RESOURCES MENTIONED https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinocattaneo/ (Dino’s LinkedIn) Dino’s Email https://www.instagram.com/al4edp/ (Dino’s Instagram) https://twitter.com/al4edp (Dino’s Twitter) https://susancattaneo.com/ (Link to Susan Cattaneo’s Website) https://www.amazon.com/Who-Not-How-Accelerating-Teamwork-ebook/dp/B0867ZJ151 (Link to Who, Not How) https://authenticleadershipforeverydaypeople.com/ (Authentic Leadership for Everyday People Website)...
Dec 6 2021
51 mins
280 Anna Furmanov - Forever a Creator & Podcaster
Harry welcomes to the show marketing consultant, creator and entrepreneur, Anna Furmanov. Anna is the founder of Furmanov Marketing Consulting and ever since she was young, she’s wanted to be a creator. Anna is also the host of the Modern Startup Marketing Podcast, a show that shines a light on those startups that are taking their marketing efforts to the next level. In this episode, Harry and Anna talk about Anna’s background in business and marketing. Anna speaks to how she thinks about marketing and the psychology behind the field. She shares her passion for helping others build powerful brands and businesses. Finally, Anna discusses how she has grown as a podcast host and discusses why she never sells to the guests who come on her show. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast) KEY TAKEAWAYS 06:17 – Harry and Anna talk about Anna’s decision to pursue podcasting as a means to grow her brand 11:22 – Anna’s background in business and marketing 14:07 – Forever a creator 21:42 – Common threads Anna has noticed about the startups she consults with 23:55 – Creativity and content creation 31:59 – How Anna thinks about her podcast as a marketer 37:45 – Anna’s growth as a podcast host 42:06 – The psychology of marketing 44:52 – Why Anna never ‘sells’ 51:17 – Something Anna has changed her mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about her 52:53 – Harry thanks Anna for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her TWEETABLE QUOTES “First, think about what’s gonna get you excited because you’re gonna be talking for hours with people about this stuff. So you have to be excited about it. You have to know the space enough where you have thoughtful conversations if you’re going to be inviting guests onto your podcast.” (10:21) (Anna) “I was working at a company and I thought, ‘I know I’m doing marketing, but I’m looking for a different kind of marketing.’ And so that’s when I went to work in the startup world and I immediately loved it. I loved how impactful it could be right away. I loved how messy it could be and I loved what marketing meant at a startup.” (12:42) (Anna) “Being strategic, being more focused, I knew that I wanted to do that right away. So, for me, for my business it was figuring out who is my target buyer, what do they care about, what problems do they have? And I’m kind of close to that already because I am a Marketer at a startup.” (18:27) (Anna) “The most important thing for content creation and creating awareness around your business or product is finding out what your target audience cares about, what is the actual content your gonna give them and what channels.” (24:18) (Anna) “I wish I had access to a network of people that work in startups and are in marketing soI could ask them questions. And now I actually can because I have a platform.”(37:08)(Anna) RESOURCES MENTIONED https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/annafurmanov/ (Anna’s LinkedIn) https://furmanovmarketing.com/podcast (Anna’s Podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-startup-marketing/id1534533276?ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box (Link to Anna’s ‘Get To Know Me’ Episode) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Nov 22 2021
51 mins
279 Todd Brown - Different Gets Attention
Harry welcomes to the show podcaster and master marketer, Todd Brown. Todd Brown is the expert other experts go to when they need help with their own business. His list of coaching students, consulting clients, and subscribers reads like a Who’s Who of A-List Entrepreneurs. Todd is also the host of The Marketer’s Mind, a show where he and his team discuss the marketing topics that others are afraid to touch. In this episode, Harry and Todd discuss where Todd got his entrepreneurial spirit from, the importance he places on differentiating his business and how he fostered a culture of keeping it real. Todd expounds on his wildly popular E5 Method and talks about his legacy and being authentic to yourself. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS 06:30 – Harry and Todd talk about the value of education, having mentors and role models in your life and growing up in the NY/NJ area 20:42 – When the entrepreneurial bug bit 24:30 – The origin of Todd’s company 30:45 – How Todd differentiated his organization’s offerings 33:19 – The E5 Method explained 40:18 – The inspiration to launch The Marketer’s Mind podcast 43:41 – Embracing criticism and telling it like it is 47:05 – Keeping it real 49:03 – Leaving a legacy by being authentically you 52:42 – Something Todd has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 57:29 – Harry thanks Todd for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him TWEETABLE QUOTES “I think college is great when you’re going into a career where you need college, where if you want to be a doctor or an attorney you need a degree. But if you don’t, I think there are a lot of other opportunities worthy of pursuing today.” (13:39) (Todd) “My department started to thrive and now my department was growing by leaps and bounds. My department became the poster child for the entire company. And it was right around the time when I was on top that I thought I want to share with other folks outside of the fitness industry what it is that I learned inside these clubs.” (26:44) (Todd) “I think that, as always, in every market different gets attention. Better doesn’t always get attention. Different gets attention.” (31:25) (Todd) “The heart and soul of marketing is ultimately when you turn a prospect’s desire for a result, for an outcome, for a change, for a transformation, into demand for your product or service before you even talk about your product or service.” (36:40) (Todd) “When I teach, when I coach, when I guide I always tell people, ‘I’m gonna treat your business like it’s my own. I’m not gonna tell you the things you want to hear. I’m gonna tell you the things you need to hear.’” (45:42) (Todd) “Live a life of authenticity. Be who you are. Be you. Do you. Live your life. You want to dress a certain way? Do your thing. Don’t try to fit in. If you’ve got an opinion or feeling, be you. And let that authentic you, that real you, shine through and shine through always.” (51:00) (Todd) RESOURCES MENTIONED https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marketers-mind-with-todd-brown-marketing-topics/id1086128029 (Todd’s Podcast) https://toddbrown.me/ (Todd’s Website) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-zSvEfZe0 (Link to the E5 Method) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Nov 12 2021
1 hr 1 min
278 Ponyboy Pol - Be Creative, Stay Humble
Harry welcomes to the show, budding content creator and host of the Pol and Pals Podcast, Ponyboy Pol. Pol and Pals is a podcast where Ponyboy Pol interviews his content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live. In this episode, Harry and Pol share a rich discussion on Pol’s background as a content creator and how he initially got involved in the podcasting space. Pol talks openly about what he loves about the podcast platform, including the incredible information you can learn and intimacy that can be felt within each episode. Pol speaks to some of the biggest inspirations in his life and what has motivated him to approach life with no ego and plenty of empathy. Finally, Pol shares his thoughts on staying humble and speculates on what his future might hold. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS 06:22 – An entrepreneurial spark and a passion for content creations 17:58 – Pol’s podcast origin story and how he became a creator 24:06 – Inspirations along the journey 33:24 – What’s next for Pol 36:33 – The drive to become a role model 42:47 – Staying humble and keeping your ego in check 54:10 – Something Pol has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him 58:09 – Harry thanks Pol for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him TWEETABLE QUOTES “With Twitter you have access to literally almost everybody that you could ever think about and their thoughts. And, I’ve realized the more people I follow in that lane of entrepreneurship, you start to see people doing things.” (13:21) (Ponyboy Pol) “I just became a fan of [podcasts] because of the information and the ability to get intimate with someone you never met but you know all about them because you’re listening to them every week.” (19:50) (Ponyboy Pol) “It’s been actually good to humble myself and really learn from the people who are doing it. Sometimes when you get egotistical or cocky, that actually prevents you from learning and being that student.” (31:39) (Ponyboy Pol) “Ideally what I want to do is have a platform where everything I’m doing is benefiting either my generation or the next generation.” (34:48) (Ponyboy Pol) “If we could all just empathize a little bit more, man, the world would be amazing.” (52:16) (Ponyboy Pol) RESOURCES MENTIONED https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pol-and-pals/id1529798095 (Ponyboy Pol’s Podcast ) https://read.polandpals.live/ (Ponyboy Pol’s Newsletter) https://twitter.com/ponyboypol (Ponyboy Pol’s Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/ponyboypol/ (Ponyboy’s Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/polandpals (Pol and Pals Facebook) https://twitter.com/polandpals (Pol and Pals Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/polandpals/ (Pol and Pals Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfxTXF27HvCqWKNtgXcRXg (Pol and Pals YouTube Channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvcd0FYi58LwyTQP9LITpA/videos (Link to Soft, White Underbelly YouTube Channel) Book Mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Set-for-Life-Scott-Trench-audiobook/dp/B071NLYJDF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JAFX2POXMNAW&dchild=1&keywords=set+for+life+by+scott+trench&qid=1633144343&sprefix=set+for+life%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-1 (Set For Life) Podcasts Mentioned: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/andrew-schulzs-flagrant-2-with-akaash-singh/id1288641267 (Flagrant 2) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/andrew-schulzs-flagrant-2-with-akaash-singh/id1288641267 (Brilliant Idiots) https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcast (Bigger Pockets) https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/shows/spi/ (Smart Passive Income) https://serialpodcast.org/season-one (Serial)...
Oct 29 2021
59 mins
277 Bill Barol & Mat Ricardo - Creators Respecting Creators
Harry welcomes to the show, co-hosts of the Imagination and Junk podcast, Bill Barol & Mat Ricardo. Bill is a writer and podcast creator who has gained critical acclaim for his work on the podcast HOME: Stories from L.A. Mat is a performer, modern-day vaudeville and one of the greatest variety artists working today. This unlikely duo met and formed a friendship during the COVID-19 pandemic, where they came up with the concept of Imagination and Junk, a freewheeling transatlantic conversation about creativity -- what it is, where it comes from and why it matters. In this episode, Harry, Bill and Mat talk all about creativity and content creation. Bill and Mat open up about how the pandemic impacted their lives and how they were able to create in spite of this global challenge. Mat shares his background as a performer, including the first time he ever got paid to perform. Bill speaks to the importance of being vulnerable and authentic in the Arts. Finally, they each share their thoughts on the future of Imagination and Junk and talk about one thing they’ve recently changed their minds about. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS 06:35 – Harry welcomes to the show Bill Barol & Mat Ricardo, who tell the wild story of how they first met 16:33 – Creators respecting creators and the inspiration to launch the podcast, Imagination & Junk 24:42 – Podcasting without a plan and lessons learned 30:20 – Performing for a dull audience 31:56 – Cultivating new friendships in the time of COVID-19 37:23 – Vulnerability, honesty and authenticity in the Arts 41:00 – Bill’s vision for Imagination & Junk 46:06 – Leaving a legacy 49:12 – The reception that Imagination & Junk has received 51:26 – Mat recalls the first time he got paid to perform 53:16 – Bill recalls the first time he got paid to write 55:06 – Something Bill & Mat have changed their minds about recently 58:04 – Harry thanks Bill & Mat for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with them TWEETABLE QUOTES “One of the things I’ve learned in the last third of my career, the most recent third, is to be personal with my work and to be honest, which enhances what I do.” (13:25) (Mat) “It occurred to me that coming from two different and somewhat complementary perspectives of a writer and a performer, that we were circling the same topic in a way but coming at it from a different direction.” (17:38) (Bill) “What happened was somebody swooped in and did this other podcast while I was dealing with this other thing in my life. The performer’s nightmare - one of them. And so I was sort of casting around for a new idea for a podcast and these videos of Mat’s kind of tipped me over to this notion of creativity.” (23:50) (Bill) “I’m a performer. I’m a maker. I’m a writer. But at heart, all of this is based around the fact that I am a circus act. I am a variety performer. I do tricks. My hands can do things. So, it’s easy to therefore think that that’s the one thing that I’m good at, doing tricks.” (27:07) (Mat) “It’s been such a weird eighteen months. It really has in all sorts of ways. And one of the things we talk about is the ways in which a species level event affects everything, by definition. One of the new relationships that I formed during this period has been with Mat who, I’ll say again, I have never met face-to-face.” (32:23) (Bill) “The time when the Arts are interesting and are moving to people is when you can be honest, you can be authentic and you can be presenting as close to the real you as you can. That’s what makes great art, being truthful and authentic.” (38:35) (Mat) “The creativity of communication is the communication of creativity.” (42:13) (Bill) RESOURCES MENTIONED https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies...
Oct 13 2021
58 mins
276 Joe Casabona - Curiosity Beats Criticism
Harry welcomes to the show, educator, author and podcast consultant, Joe Casabona. Joe is the host of How I Built It, a podcast that provides insight from tech savvy small business owners and developers on how they built their products, from idea to execution. In this episode, Harry and Joe talk about Joe’s circuitous route to entrepreneurship, from a stint teaching at the collegiate level to eventually reaching self-employment and launching his own podcasting company. Joe opens up about his prior role at an agency and the decision to leave to pursue his passion. He shares lessons he’s learned throughout the years, including why curiosity is a major key success factor in life. Finally, Joe shares something he’s changed his mind about recently and speaks to why his inquisitive nature has made him a naturally gifted podcast host.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS  06:35 – Harry welcomes back to the show Joe Casabona, who speaks to the inspiration to start his podcast, How I Built It 11:45 – Joe’s Tech journey 14:11 – Structuring a podcast 22:50 – Joe’s experience teaching at the collegiate level 32:28 – Joe’s entrepreneurial journey and what he learned working for an agency 45:33 – Joe and Harry talk about their shared love of the New York Yankees 50:31 – Lessons Joe learned throughout his journey of self-employment and running his own business 57:30 – Joe’s growth as a podcast host 59:09 – Something Joe has changed his mind about recently 1:05:46 – Harry thanks Joe for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him   TWEETABLE QUOTES  “Free customers are the meanest because they have the highest expectations and the most entitlement.” (16:51) (Joe) “I joke that if computers didn’t exist I would be completely unemployable.” (23:33) (Joe) “People think, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna say anything because things aren’t going to change.’ Well things definitely won’t change if you don’t say anything.” (42:38) (Joe) “When my daughter asks me a question I try so hard, no matter how I’m feeling, to tell myself to not crush her curiosity.” (45:56) (Joe) “I’ve always been inquisitive. I think that’s what made me a good host in the beginning is that I asked a lot of questions. I’m a lot more confident to deviate from the format, so I’m experimenting a lot more now.” (57:41) (Joe)   RESOURCES MENTIONED  https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcasabona/ (Joe’s LinkedIn) https://howibuilt.it/ (Joe’s Podcast Website) https://casabona.org/ (Joe’s Website) https://twitter.com/jcasabona (Joe’s Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/jcasabona/ (Joe’s Instagram) https://github.com/jcasabona (Joe’s GitHub) https://www.youtube.com/creatorcourses (Joe’s YouTube Channel) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-i-built-it/id1139480348 (Joe’s Podcast )   Books Mentioned:   https://www.amazon.com/Soundtracks-Surprising-Overthinking-Jon-Acuff/dp/1540900800 (Soundtracks )   Podcasts Mentioned:   https://www.relay.fm/penaddict (The Pen Addict) https://www.relay.fm/upgrade (Upgrade) https://www.relay.fm/connected (Connected) https://serialpodcast.org/ (Serial) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Oct 1 2021
1 hr 7 mins
275 Jen Briney - Talking Government, Not Politics
Harry welcomes to the show, executive producer and podcast host, Jen Briney. Jen is the host of the Congressional Dish Podcast, a twice-monthly show that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jen fills her listeners in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives. In this episode, Harry and Jen talk about the genesis of Jen’s Congressional Dish podcast and why it’s focused more on government than politics. Have you ever wondered why we focus more on the Presidency than Congress, the branch of government that writes, debates and passes the bills that become laws that impact our daily lives? Jen talks about crypto, the political awakening that is happening in our society today and the power of being informed.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS  06:36 – Harry welcomes back to the show Jen Briney, who shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and the state of the podcast industry 19:29 – A podcast about government, not politics 22:06 – Jen talks about her appearance on the Bad Faith Podcast and how it grew her own audience 34:35 – Cryptocurrency and podcast conferences 47:46 – How the fallout from January 6th has the potential to impact our personal lives 56:02 – The power you get from being informed 59:06 – Why hope is on the horizon and the awakening that is happening in American society 1:07:42 – Plans on expanding Congressional Dish 1:18:02 – Jen talks about her second podcast 1:15:26 – Harry thanks Jen for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her   TWEETABLE QUOTES  “The show kept going and I say that my biggest victory during the Trump years is that I didn’t quit.” (20:55) (Jen) “I have no allegiance to the political parties. I have no ideology. I can agree with people all over the political spectrum because I think it’s all a lie. I can find common ground with just about any American on something and yet we’re told we’re the most polarized we’ve ever been. I approach this podcast as I want to know what’s being done with my money and in my name. It’s that simple.” (27:09) (Jen) “I’m amazed that I’m a professional podcaster. It was one of those things where the podcast was a way for me to talk about government. I love reading about the bills and laws. What I don’t love is the tech and figuring out where the microphone goes.” (38:35) (Jen) “When I look at January 6th , I’m looking at the bills they’re writing because of it, which are going to expand spying powers and give more power to the FBI and give more money to the Capitol police.” (48:35) (Jen) “I want to be informed about what’s really going on in the world. I want to know because I feel like there’s a lot of power in that. It’s helped me financially. It’s helped me make decisions about what I want to do with my life.” (56:02) (Jen) “There’s an awareness now in our population that we are being systematically lied to by these two parties.” (1:00:02) (Jen)   RESOURCES MENTIONED  https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-briney-7022a6104/ (Jen’s LinkedIn) https://congressionaldish.com/ (Jen’s Website) https://twitter.com/JenBriney (Jen’s Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/jenbriney/?hl=en (Jen’s Instagram) https://www.patreon.com/CongressionalDish (Jen’s Patreon Page) https://web.facebook.com/CongressionalDish/?_rdc=1&_rdr (Congressional Dish Facebook )   Jen’s Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/congressional-dish/id572967793 (Congressional Dish Podcast )...
Sep 17 2021
1 hr 20 mins
274 Jason DeFillippo - A Brief History of Podcasting
Harry welcomes to the show, professional podcast producer, editor and host, Jason DeFillippo. Jason is the co-host of Grumpy Old Geeks, a no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Since 1994, Jason’s launched hundreds of websites as either a programmer, designer or founder. Almost eight years ago, he pivoted from programming to full time podcast producer, editor, and host. In this episode, Harry and Jason geek out over the podcast industry, how far they’ve both come as professional podcasters and what the future holds for the medium. Jason opens up about his journey as a podcaster, specifically how he’s honed his hosting skills and what inspired him to start Grumpy Old Geeks. He speaks to the work he did on the Art of Charm, the impact COVID- 19 had on podcast downloads and his feelings on dynamic ads and monetization.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS  06:35 – Harry welcomes to the show Jason DeFillippo, who shares his podcast origin story and the impact Tim Ferriss had on his career 17:15 – Jason’s love of technology and the wave of new technology that has emerged 22:25 – The inspiration to start Grumpy Old Geeks and how Jason honed his hosting and producing skills 29:04 – The Art of Charm and what Jason learned about himself throughout his podcasting career 35:47 – The impact COVID-19 had on podcast downloads and monetization 43:05 – Why Jason continues to put out episodes of Grumpy Old Geeks 48:01 – The most misunderstood thing about Jason and something he has changed his mind about recently 51:20 – Jason’s issue with dynamic ads 55:41 – Harry thanks Jason for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him   TWEETABLE QUOTES  “You can’t do a retake on a Live show. You gotta roll with it, keep the audience engaged and still make a decent show in the end.” (12:58) (Jason) “Back then it was just get on the mic and try. And then over time, my hosting skills got better and better and better. And now, you put me in front of a microphone I can talk for days. But back then it was a stretch just to even look at the microphone and talk.” (23:59) (Jason) “Compound questions are terrible when you’re a podcast host. Always remember that!” (27:16) (Jason) “I hate going to an office. As you can see, I’m in my home right now and I’m never leaving. I did the corporate life for a long time and I never want to do it again.” (35:47) (Jason)   RESOURCES MENTIONED  https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpdefillippo/ (Jason’s LinkedIn) https://jpd.me/ (Jason’s Website) https://twitter.com/jpdef (Jason’s Twitter)   Jason’s Podcast:   https://www.gog.show/ (Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast ) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Sep 10 2021
57 mins
273 Agnes Kozera - A Content Creation Champion
Harry welcomes to the show Agnes Kozera, SVP and co-head of PodCorn, the largest podcast platform, connecting podcasters with advertisers for native sponsorships. Agnes is passionate about building tools that empower and support the growth of brands and content creators across different mediums. In this episode, Harry and Agnes talk about the traits and characteristics that make successful entrepreneurs and why immigrants tend to have a strong work ethic that aligns well with entrepreneurship. Agnes speaks to her passion for content creation and what inspired her to launch Podcorn. She reflects on the journey from start-up to being acquired by Google and the challenges and opportunities that arose from the acquisition. Finally, Agnes talks about why she identifies herself as a champion for content creators everywhere.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS  06:36 – Harry welcomes to the show Agnes Kozera, who speaks to her entrepreneurial origin story and the work she’s doing at Podcorn 14:15 – Traits and characteristics of a great entrepreneur 16:19 – The work ethic of immigrants and entrepreneurship 19:16 – Early inspirations and mentors that helped Agnes 21:56 – Lessons learned and mistakes made in building a successful business 25:21 – What it was like to be acquired by Google and the shift in mindset from founder to employee 29:25 – The origin story of Podcorn 37:10 – Trends Agnes has observed in the content creation space 44:35 – A champion for content creators 46:06 – How Agnes would describe the marketplace she’s created 52:38 – Self-help podcasts that Agnes would recommend 53:18 – Something Agnes has changed her mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about her 58:16 – Harry thanks Agnes for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her   TWEETABLE QUOTES  “You have to be a little nutty. I think you have to have self-belief, more so than everyone else, and not get discouraged. But you also have to take criticism and you have to be open to it. You have to take feedback and know when to stop.” (13:57) (Agnes) “I like to think of it as jumping out of a plane and then building your parachute on the way down. But that’s kinda really what entrepreneurship is. You just figure it out. You think outside the box. You try a lot of things and try again.” (19:01) (Agnes) “Also, I think we’re in a time where a lot of brands now understand the value of influencer marketing. They understand the power of creators.” (33:31) (Agnes) “I definitely think I am very much a champion for creators. Even in the company I really bucket myself to be more on the creator side. I love the creator space. I believe in the power of the right match and what it can do.” (44:53) (Agnes)   RESOURCES MENTIONED  https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/agneskozera/ (Agnes’ LinkedIn) Agnes’ Email https://twitter.com/podcornFM (Podcorn Twitter ) https://podcorn.com/ (Podcorn Website)   Podcasts Mentioned:   https://jayshetty.me/podcast/ (Jay Shetty) https://www.happinesspodcast.org/ (The Happiness Podcast) https://features.apmreports.org/in-the-dark/ (In the Dark) https://www.swordandscale.com/category/podcast/ (Sword & Scale) https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this (How I Built This) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Aug 27 2021
58 mins