252 Shelby Stanger | Not Sitting Still: Podcasting, Surfing and Finding Answers in the Ocean

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Journalist, adventurer and podcast creator, Shelby Stanger joins the show to talk about her background in journalism, her passion for surfing and how she initially got involved in podcasting. Shelby is the host of the award-winning outdoor podcast, Wild Ideas Worth Living, which she sold to REI and remains a host as of January 2020. Currently, she is advising major brands and driven individuals on how to start, grow and monetize their own podcasts, and has a brand new show, Vitamin Joy about health and humor. In this episode, Harry and Shelby discuss Shelby’s growth as a podcast host, how to secure sponsorships for your podcast and overcoming challenges such as Imposter Syndrome.

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What We Covered:

  • 06:00 – Harry welcomes Shelby Stanger to the show to discuss her passion for surfing, writing and podcasting
  • 16:23 – What inspired Shelby to become a writer and Shelby’s podcast origin story
  • 25:19 – Early successes and challenges Shelby faced in the early phases of podcasting
  • 30:29 – How Shelby got involved with REI
  • 36:10 – Advice Shelby would give to aspiring podcast hosts and interviewers
  • 41:49 – Harry and Shelby discuss the process of securing sponsors
  • 48:39 – Shelby talks about overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • 52:02 – What is something that Shelby has changed her mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about Shelby
  • 55:02 – Harry thanks Shelby for joining the show, and let’s listeners know where they can connect with her and the projects she’s currently working on


Links Mentioned

*FullCast Website *

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Podfest Expo Virtual Summit

Shelby’s Podcasts: Vitamin Joy and Wild Ideas Worth Living

Shelby’s Website

Shelby’s LinkedIn

Shelby’s Instagram

Shelby’s Twitter

Use Code: FriendOfShelby For 50% off her Podcast Course at: https://shelbystanger.com/courses

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