112 Natalie Jennings | Getting a Grant for Your Podcast

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Natalie Jennings is a photographer and the founder of A Face Project, which received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant of $10,000. Natalie discusses how aspiring podcasters can tap into their local community to get funding for their creative projects, where her love for podcasting stems from,

111 Ashley Taylor | The Importance of Surface vs. Depth

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: After connecting via the Anchor application I was excited about the opportunity to connect with Ashley. She’s been podcasting straight Monday through Sunday and as of this conversation has not missed a day, 180 plus episodes and counting. After going through the ups and downs of the online marketing world,

110 Christine Blackburn | Hollywood’s Most Interesting Stories

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Christine Blackburn is the host of Story Worthy, a podcast about true stories from Hollywood’s most interesting talents and creatives. Christine has always taken her podcast seriously, and has recorded well over 300 episodes by now. Christine believes she doesn’t have any talents, but the stories she’s able to extract

109 Nico Johnson | The Struggles of Getting Your Podcast off the Ground

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Nico Johnson has over 10 years of experience in solar project development and PV sales. Nico is also the host of Sun Cast, a podcast about the solar industry in Latin America. Nico discusses some of his struggles on getting his podcast off the ground, and facing the high-expectations of

108 Matt Marr | Coming to Terms with the Critic and the Muse

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Matt Marr is the host of The Dear Mattie Show and the co-founder of Camp Brave Trails. With a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Matt discusses some interesting topics on this week’s show. Matt explains his two main driving forces — the critic and the muse — and how these two

107 Jonathan Oakes | An Interactive Podcast About Trivia

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Jonathan Oakes is the creator and one of the many hosts of The Trivial Warfare Podcast. Jonathan is a huge trivia buff and although there were several trivia podcasts out there at the time, none of them had the ‘feel’ of a real trivia game show. This is when Jonathan

106 Karen Koppett | Climate Change and Amish Zombies

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Karen Koppett is the co-host of The Walking Dead Cast with Jason Cabassi. I’ve actually interviewed Jason a couple of episodes way back, so be sure to check out his interview right after Karen’s! Karen is a water conservationist by trade and speaks to me about California’s drought problem. She

105 Ellory Wells | If It’s Meant To Be, It’s Up To Me

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Ellory Wells is the host of The Empowered Podcast, where he interviews other entrepreneurs who have made the transition from unhappy employee to self-fulfilled employer. Ellory wanted to transition out of corporate America because he was unhappy from 9 AM to 6 PM and that unhappiness went home with him.

104 Stephan Spencer | God Is Not a Belief, It’s an Experience

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Stephan Spencer is a three-time author, runs two podcast shows — Optimized Geek and Marketing Speak — and is a frequent conference speaker on the topic of SEO. Stephan attends between 40-50 conferences a year and has gone through an amazing life transformation with the help of Tony Robbins. On

103 Desmond Adams | Stories From an Old Man at the End of the Bar

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Desmond Adams is a student of life and the host of Mental Mastery Mondays, a podcast that explores and discusses everything from business, relationships, and mindset. Desmond and I kind of go all over the place on this week’s Podcast Junkies. Desmond shares fun stories about his father, the old

The 67 Tools, Services and Apps I Use As Host of Podcast Junkies

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As you can see from the (not so) prolific output here, I tend to only write a post when I feel it is something that is relevant to the podcasting community, as was the case with my last post, 28 Podcasts So Meta, They All Cover the Topic of Podcasting Itself, back in November of

102 Hernan Lopez | The Journey to Creating the Golden Age of Audio Drama

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Hernan Lopez is the Founder & CEO at Wondery, an audio on-demand media network, curating podcasts that tell compelling and fascinating stories. It is Hernan’s goal to create a new golden age for audio drama and he discusses how the podcast medium is perfect for this. Hernan has worked in

101 Mignon Fogarty | Celebrating 10 Years of Podcasting with Grammar Girl

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Grammar Girl and the Quick and Dirty Tips Podcast Network, and teaches media entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno. On this episode, Mignon and I discuss some of the consequences of social media, The Elements of Style, and whether there’s a right or

100 A Conversation with Chase Reeves

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: What better way to celebrate episode 100 than another conversation with Podcast Junkies guest #1, the inimitable Chase Reeves! Links Mentioned Chase on Twitter Wait But Why Bo Turnham – Make Happy Charlie Rose with Bill Murray Seth Godin on Education Reform The Book of the New Sun The Stand –

Teaching Communication Skills to Medical Students – Ryan Gray PJ099

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Listen Now Teaching Communication Skills to Medical Students Teaching communication skills to medical students is not easy. Ryan Gray is a former flight surgeon in the United States Air Force and the founder of Medical School HQ. He is the host of The Premed Years Podcast, where he answers questions and interviews other medical professionals/students

098 Corey Fineran | Engage With Your Listener One Person at a Time

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Corey Fineran is the founder of IvyEnvy.com and the lead host for The Ivy Envy Podcast. He has been a Cubs fan since 1985 and he and his co-hosts discuss the Cubs from a fan perspective on his show. Corey and I talk about a variety of different things on

097 Erik Fisher | Putting on the Iron Man Suit and Shining Beyond the Mic

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: Erik Fisher is the host of Beyond the To Do List, a show that covers all aspects of productivity, getting good work done, and living a good life. Erik sits down with me on today’s show to talk about a little bit of everything, really. We dive into topics that

096 Gamertag Radio | The Three Brothers – Danny Peña, Peter Toledo, and Parris Lilly

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: 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

095 Rob Lawrence | People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season, or for Life.

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: 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

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

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: 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

093 Tom Webster | The Delicate Art of Conveying Difficult Subjects in the Form of Storytelling

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Listen Now Here’s the Recap: 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

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

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap 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

091 Jason Parsons | Create a Character People Love and Then Kill Them

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: 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

090 Jo Milmine | It’s Time We Knit Your Socks Off

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: 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

089 Yann Ilunga | Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone Is Not as Scary as It Seems

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: 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

088 Erik K. Johnson | Stop Copying Someone Else’s Voice!

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Erik Johnson discovered radio while he was studying architecture and has never looked back. He has been in the radio industry since 1989 and currently helps podcasters cultivate their voice and talent. Erik shares a bit of his story, the importance of silence in conversations, and some of the common

087 Andrew Lock | The Incredible Power of Impacting Others for the Better

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Andrew Lock has been video podcasting since 2008. His show Help My Business! is a free weekly web TV show that helps entrepreneurs stand out from the crowd and build better businesses. Andrew is amazed by how much knowledge and power each individual has that can help shape another person’s

086 Paul Colligan | Providing Your Children with the Proper Tools to Handle Technology

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Paul Colligan is another old school podcaster who began speaking on the microphone in 2004. He is also a YouTube and social media expert and was invited to speak on the topic, at a conference in Oman. He shares how he raises his kids in a world filled with technology

085 Ben Adair | Vulnerable Stories Are Growing

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Ben Adair is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and educator. Ben first started his career in the alternative press before moving into radio and then podcasting. Ben discusses how his podcast has grown since its initial creation, and why he’s more intently focused on delivering unique stories that stand out.

PJ084 AJ Mihrzad | Stepping Out of His Introverted Shell

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Here’s the Recap: AJ Mihrzad is the author of the best selling book, The Mind Body Solution and interviews other online coaches for his podcast. As a self-proclaimed former fat kid and incredibly shy introvert, AJ talks on how he transformed his life and worked towards a life he really wanted. There’s some great personal

PJ082 Michael Shaw | Building an Authentic Voice and Following

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Michael Shaw is the host of The Conversation, a podcast about the contemporary arts. He talks with various artists, collectors, dealers, curators and more on the show. Michael has been running his show since 2011 and he talks about some of the upcoming challenges he is likely to face with

PJ081 Ibarionex Perello | Really Listen to Your Guest and Follow Up

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Ibarionex is a photographer, writer, educator and the host of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has been podcasting for the past 10 years and talks on how he just recently got introduced to more podcasters and the podcast community. With 10 years of experience in the podcasting world and

PJ080 Kari Gormley | The Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Kari Gormley is the host of The Running Lifestyle Show. Her show provides encouragement and inspiration to runners who aspire to be ultra-marathoners. Kari talks to me about her time in Sweden and the culture shock she experienced while she was there. She also talks on some of the valuable

PJ079 Evo Terra | Traveling the World While Podcasting

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Evo Terra is currently traveling with his wife, of over 20 years, all around the world. He’s sitting in Bangkok as he talks to me and you can obviously hear the exotic wild life behind him during the interview. Evo is an OG because according to Podcast Alley, he was

Money Comes And Goes, Give Back to the Community Instead | Danny Peña | PJ078

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Danny Peña has been podcasting for last 10+ years and has a ton of experience to bring to the table. He is the founder and host of GamerTagRadio and has received international media attention from Forbes, Gamespot, IGN, Wall Street Journal, and more. He also won the Microsoft MVP award

Your Words and Your Voice Impact People | Brittany & Amanda | PJ077

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Brittany and Amanda are the co-hosts of Once Upon a Podcast, a podcast about the TV show Once Upon a Time. Each week the co-hosts offer constructive thoughts and insights about the show, and more! Brittany and Amanda discuss some of their favorite TV shows and early childhood recollections with me.

076 Ron Dawson | Being Emotionally Vulnerable and Raw with Your Listeners

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Ron Dawson is a film maker and the host of the Radio Film School podcast. Ron’s show is a radio documentary series on the subjects of film making, movies, and cinema. He adds a lot of fun TV and movie references into his show, which just adds to the richness

075 Erik and Grace | Capturing the Passion from Listeners

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Erik (aka Mr. Blahg) and Grace are the co-hosts of Under the Comic Covers, where they discuss and review independent comic books. We find out about their podcast origin stories and why they love independent comic books so much. Erik recalls that he initially hated the comic book medium because

074 Jonny Nastor | The Entrepreneurial Journey

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Jon Nastor is the host of Hack The Entrepreneur and the co-host of Show Runner. Jon has had his own business for the past 13 years and talks to me on his love for punk rock music, whom inspired him to leave the 9-5 work structure, and his daughter’s entrepreneurial

Living a Meaningful Life On Her Own Terms | Espree Devora | PJ073

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Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Espree Devora is the host of the WeAreLATech, focused on LA Startups, and the Hello Customer podcasts. She co-produced the panel “WHERE’S WALDO? Finding Social Influencers & Decreasing Your Costs”, which brought in over 11,500 viewers in under an hour via live stream. Espree doesn’t hold anything back in this
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