106 Karen Koppett | Climate Change and Amish Zombies


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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 also notes that winters in Massachusetts is nothing like winters in California. However, the weather is not all that we talk about on this week's podcast. Tune in to hear from Karen about what it's like to get a podcast sponsored and to be starstruck by all the Walking Dead cast members!

What We Covered:

  • 07:45 – Coconut tastes like feet?
  • 10:00 – Karen has been a vegetarian since she was 21.
  • 12:10 – It was really hard being a vegetarian in Spain.
  • 15:15 – Once you start traveling, you can't stop.
  • 18:00 – Karen talks about her cousin, Tom.
  • 24:40 – Lesson number one: Winters in Massachusetts is nothing like winters in California.
  • 26:10 – Karen talks about the biggest earthquake that she lived through.
  • 30:10 – What does Karen's emergency prep-kit look like?
  • 30:55 – All the zombie women on the Walking Dead TV series are dressed like Amish.
  • 34:00 – Karen and her co-host Jason dated very briefly! Before they met their respective spouses, of course.
  • 37:00 – Karen never thought anybody would listen to the podcast.
  • 38:20 – What caught Karen by surprise about the effect that her podcast had on people?
  • 44:35 – You really have to educate company brands and let them know of the benefits they can receive by sponsoring a podcast.
  • 45:10 – Karen received her first sponsor 1-2 years after she started the podcast.
  • 45:35 – All you have to do is ask to be sponsored or ask to interview someone. When you ask, doors open!
  • 46:15 – Karen talks about what it's like to interview all the Walking Dead cast members.
  • 50:30 – Karen is a water conservationist by trade.
  • 55:45 – Where else in the country, besides California's drought, are Americans having a water problem?
  • 59:35 – Karen's job used to be mellow, but since the drought hit, it's been like a sprint to get the problem solved.
  • 01:03:10 – The creator of Bojack Horseman is never satisfied.
  • 01:04:30 – What's the most misunderstood thing about Karen?
  • 01:06:20 – What has Karen changed her mind about recently?


Links Mentioned

Podcast Junkies Website
Cast Source Website
Podfunnel Website
Jason Cabassi's Interview
The Walking Deadcast Website
Podcastica Website

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