134 Dan Franks | Creating a Movement Around Podcasting

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Dan Franks is one of three founders of Podcast Movement; a week-long gathering for anyone who is interested in or involved with podcasting that is chock full of speakers, panels, and breakout sessions from some of the most influential people in the industry. 2017 marks the fourth year of Podcast Movement and I spoke to Dan about how it got started, the challenges of planning for such a big event, and how he fell into the world of podcasting.

What We Covered:

  • 07:26 – The influx of podcasters who are no longer around
  • 08:59 – Why some podcasts last and others don’t
  • 10:58 – The first person who got him interested in podcasts
  • 15:04 – When he knew he wanted to start his own podcast
  • 17:02 – The approach he took when he interviewed John Lee Dumas on the Entrepreneur Showdown podcast
  • 18:44 – What he learned from the Men Seeking Tomahawks podcast
  • 20:41 – Understanding when it’s time to retire your podcast
  • 24:23 – How Podcast Movement got started
  • 27:19 – The Podcast Movement creators
  • 30:00 – Launching Podcast Movement through Kickstarter and the lessons learned
  • 33:58 – People’s misconceptions on the profitability of Podcast Movement
  • 36:12 – How he started working for Midroll
  • 38:16 – How it feels to be seen as a role model in the podcasting space
  • 40:39 – Highlighting minority podcasters and other underrepresented groups
  • 42:34 – The speaker submission process at Podcast Movement
  • 44:10 – New apps appearing at Podcast Movement to help monetize your podcast
  • 46:12 – The challenges of planning for an event like Podcast Movement
  • 49:33 – Who in his family is surprised about the life he’s made around podcasting
  • 50:38 – His biggest supporters
  • 53:10 – How he manages the people wanting to be a part of his inner circle
  • 54:20 – The one most misunderstood thing about him
  • 55:02 – What he’s changed his mind about recently
  • 55:49 – His attraction to event planning and live events
  • 57:30 – Balancing the big name podcasters with the independent creators
  • 59:48 – Working with the agents for the speakers at Podcast Movement


Links Mentioned

Dan’s Podcast
Dan’s Website
Podcast Movement
Dan's Twitter
Jason Hartman Creating Wealth Show
Andrew Warner: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made, and Entrepreneurial Ethics – ES 001
John Lee Dumas: Value of Employees, and Fraudulent Entrepreneurs – ES 012
Men Seeking Tomahawks
New Media Expo
Now Hear This: Podcast Festival
10% off Podcast Movement

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