Author Archive

190 Brian McCullough | Reporting the Daily Tech News

Listen Now! Here’s the Recap: Harry Duran welcomes entrepreneur, author, tech junkie, angel investor, and fellow podcaster, Brian McCullough. Brian is the host of Techmeme Ride Home, a podcast that provides listeners with the latest tech news in 15 – 20-minute bite-sized chunks daily. He is also the founder of Internet History Podcast based off

116 Katie Krimitsos | Getting In Touch with Your Higher Self

Katie Krimitsos is the ever-so-passionate host of Biz Women Rock! Katie and I talk about our spirituality, and putting the right energy out in the world. If that’s too much woo-woo, then bear with us. We do also dive into what really drives Katie, what to do when people have these ‘should’ expectations towards you

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

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

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

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

113 Davy Rothbart | The Hidden Stories Behind Forgotten Notes

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

112 Natalie Jennings | Getting a Grant for Your Podcast

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, and so much more, on

111 Ashley Taylor | The Importance of Surface vs. Depth

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, she has now found her

110 Christine Blackburn | Hollywood’s Most Interesting Stories

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 out of her fascinating guests

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

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. Although he was successful at

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

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 this week's episode, Stephan shares

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

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 days of him being a

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

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 traditional media for the last

100 A Conversation with Chase Reeves

What better way to celebrate episode 100 than another conversation with Podcast Junkies guest #1, the inimitable Chase Reeves!

Teaching Communication Skills to Medical Students – Ryan Gray PJ099

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 for his show. Ryan says his main inspiration

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

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 today's podcast, but what I

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

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 have nothing to do with

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

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

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

Rob Lawrence is a podcaster, audio producer, and a certified coach who helps creative entrepreneurs and business leaders embrace the power of sound. He is the host of the Inspirational Creatives Podcast and is dedicated to bringing fresh conversations to your ears. Rob has been a podcast host for the last two years and we

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 mistakes new podcasters tend to

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

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 life. Listen in to Andrew's

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

Paul Colligan is another old school podcaster who began speaking on the microphone in 2004. He is also a YouTube and social media expert and was invited to speak on the topic, at a conference in Oman. He shares how he raises his kids in a world filled with technology that remembers every mistake you

085 Ben Adair | Vulnerable Stories Are Growing

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

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

PJ082 Michael Shaw | Building an Authentic Voice and Following

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

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

Ibarionex is a photographer, writer, educator and the host of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has been podcasting for the past 10 years and talks on how he just recently got introduced to more podcasters and the podcast community. With 10 years of experience in the podcasting world and more than 20 years in

PJ080 Kari Gormley | The Mind, Body, and Spirit

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

PJ079 Evo Terra | Traveling the World While Podcasting

Evo Terra is currently traveling with his wife, of over 20 years, all around the world. He's sitting in Bangkok as he talks to me and you can obviously hear the exotic wild life behind him during the interview. Evo is an OG because according to Podcast Alley, he was the 40th podcaster. So just

PJ079 Evo Terra | Traveling the World While Podcasting

Evo Terra is currently traveling with his wife, of over 20 years, all around the world. He's sitting in Bangkok as he talks to me and you can obviously hear the exotic wild life behind him during the interview. Evo is an OG because according to Podcast Alley, he was the 40th podcaster. So just

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

Danny Peña has been podcasting for last 10+ years and has a ton of experience to bring to the table. He is the founder and host of GamerTagRadio and has received international media attention from Forbes, Gamespot, IGN, Wall Street Journal, and more. He also won the Microsoft MVP award both in '05 and '09

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

Brittany and Amanda are the co-hosts of Once Upon a Podcast, a podcast about the TV show Once Upon a Time. Each week the co-hosts offer constructive thoughts and insights about the show, and more! Brittany and Amanda discuss some of their favorite TV shows and early childhood recollections with me. They also talk about

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

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 of his podcast. I recently

075 Erik and Grace | Capturing the Passion from Listeners

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 he is a literature snob,

074 Jonny Nastor | The Entrepreneurial Journey

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 spirit. Jon is also out

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

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 interview and opens up on