Podcast Junkies

Harry Duran

Podcast Junkies was born out of a genuine interest in and curiosity for this growing league of podcast hosts.

  • 1 hour 17 minutes
    Proven Strategies for Podcast Growth: Insights from Buzzsprout’s Alban Brooke

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    In this episode, I speak with Alban Brooke, a returning guest who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the podcasting world. We dive into the evolution of podcasting, the impact of location changes on our lives and work, and the exciting developments in podcast technology. Alban shares his journey from working in a tiny room to embracing significant changes that enhance his creativity and productivity. It's a relaxed yet insightful conversation that covers everything from the challenges of not meeting at conferences to the personal shifts we've both experienced in our lives and work environments.

    Alban also introduces some fascinating new features from Buzzsprout that are designed to enhance the podcasting experience for both hosts and listeners. We discuss the launch of an iOS app that addresses real needs within the podcast community, making podcast management more accessible and efficient. Furthermore, Alban unveils 'Fan Mail,' a feature that allows podcast listeners to engage directly with podcast hosts through text messages, enriching the connection between creators and their audience.

    Join us for this episode as we discuss the practical insights and exciting developments that will intrigue anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of podcasting and the innovative tools that continue to shape this dynamic industry.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00:00 - Introduction and Casual Start

    00:00:27 - Alban's Current Location and Weather Update

    00:01:41 - Harry's Homesteading Activities and Updates

    00:02:23 - Harry's Involvement in Vertical Farming

    00:03:12 - Celebrating Ten Years of Podcast Junkies

    00:03:18 - Alban's Transition from Law to Podcasting

    00:03:45 - Support for Podnews and Industry Updates

    00:04:33 - Launch of Buzzsprout's iOS App and New Features

    00:05:30 - Discussion on Podcast Hosting and App Functionality

    00:06:47 - Importance of Mobile Access for Podcast Management

    00:07:06 - Enhancements in Podcast Statistics and Analytics

    00:08:21 - Actionable Insights from Podcast Metrics

    00:10:30 - The Role of Dynamic Content and Ad Insertion in Podcasts

    00:13:44 - Leveraging AI for Podcast Enhancement

    00:16:01 - The Introduction of Fan Mail Feature

    00:18:14 - Future Plans and Ideas for Podcast Interaction

    00:18:46 - Discussion on AI and Its Impact on Podcasting

    00:27:52 - Launch and Explanation of Fan Mail Feature

    00:33:05 - Potential for Social Media Integration with Fan Mail

    00:34:35 - Accessibility and App Agnosticism of Fan Mail

    00:36:46 - Importance of Listener Feedback and Support

    00:39:12 - Discussion on Podcasting 2.0 and New Tags

    00:40:38 - The Concept of Pod Roll for Podcast Recommendations

    00:44:31 - Handling Download Metrics and Addressing Gaming Issues

    00:48:23 - Buzzsprout's Approach to Accurate Stat Reporting

    00:49:37 - The Role of OP3 in Verifying Podcast Metrics

    00:54:23 - The Impact of YouTube on Podcasting

    01:02:45 - Final Thoughts and Future Plans

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I've moved a whole room in our house. I relocated here because the lighting's better, and I can look outside at trees and birds instead of just a wall.""That's when I quit my job as a lawyer to work on a podcasting product with three other guys in a tiny room. It ended up working out really well for us.""We finally launched an iOS app for Buzzsprout after years of requests. We were convinced over time by hearing various use cases and thinking of some ourselves."

    Resources Mentioned

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/AlbanBrooke

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/albanbrooke/

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    24 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    345 Darnyelle Jervey Harmon - From Hardship to Millions: A Journey of Resilience and Success

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    Today on Podcast Junkies, I'm thrilled to welcome Dr. Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, the visionary CEO behind Incredible One Enterprises and the host of the Move to Millions podcast. Darnyelle has not only scaled her business to the coveted seven-figure mark but has also triumphed over profound personal and professional challenges to get there.

    From overcoming a tumultuous childhood marked by her parents' struggles with addiction to redefining her path away from a potential legal career, Darnyelle's journey is a powerful testament to the resilience and determination needed to achieve extraordinary success. Join us as she shares the pivotal moments and key decisions that shaped her into the powerhouse she is today.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:01:20 - Growing Up in Newcastle, Delaware

    00:01:59 - Darnyelle's Childhood Experiences

    00:02:55 - Darnyelle's Drive and Resilience

    00:05:28 - Influential Mentors in Darnyelle's Life

    00:06:26 - Darnyelle's Path Through Education and Early Career

    00:08:52 - Transition from Corporate to Entrepreneurship

    00:11:34 - Key Takeaways from Corporate Experience

    00:13:55 - The Turning Point to Full-Time Entrepreneurship

    00:15:17 - The Journey of Building and Scaling a Business

    00:18:25 - Starting "Incredible One Enterprises"

    00:22:42 - The Importance of Learning from Failures

    00:28:42 - Building and Managing a Team

    00:33:21 - The Role of Spirituality in Business and Life

    00:37:40 - Discussion on Money and Abundance

    00:39:11 - Overview of "Incredible One Enterprises"

    00:40:54 - Common Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs

    00:42:04 - Qualities of Successful Clients

    00:43:17 - Impact of Client Success on Darnyelle

    00:44:39 - Origin and Evolution of the "Move to Millions" Podcast

    00:52:32 - Darnyelle's Approach to Podcasting and Interviews

    00:57:09 - Misunderstandings About Darnyelle

    00:58:05 - Decisiveness and Leadership in Business

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I made a decision very early that I didn't want to be a product of where I came from. So I turned to education and reading, which afforded me the opportunity to get a full academic scholarship and chart a different path." "Miss Dixon, my fifth and sixth grade teacher, and Mr. Cook, my guidance counselor from ninth through twelfth grade, were like guardian angels to me. They saw potential in me and provided me with opportunities that shaped the person I am today." "I just wanted to be rich, if I could be honest. We were so broke. Even though my dad was technically middle class, he made really good money. He was an industrial engineer with GM, but of course, he smoked it, so he didn't really get to see it. I knew a whole bunch of babies and welfare wasn't going to be the move if I wanted to be wealthy. So I decided to seek out education."

    Resources Mentioned

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/darnyellejerveyharmon/

    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/darnyellejerveyharmon

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darnyellejerveyharmon/

    Upcoming Event:

    Move To Millions Live Event May 22-24, 2024 -https://movetomillionsevent.com/

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    9 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    344 Brandon Eastman - Overcoming Life’s Challenges, Childhood Influences & the Magic of Mushrooms

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    In this episode, I speak with Brandon Eastman, host of the Be Better Broadcast, and what a journey it is! Brandon shares his incredible transformation from working at Walmart right out of high school to becoming a beacon of personal development and leadership. His story is not just inspiring; it's a roadmap for anyone feeling stuck or unsure about their future. We dive into how he started with nothing more than a makeshift studio in his apartment and grew into the impactful podcast host he is today. Brandon's candidness about his growth, both personally and professionally, really lights up this conversation.

    But it's not all about podcasting. Brandon opens up about his experiences with personal development, including some profound insights gained from experimenting with psychedelics like magic mushrooms. His honest reflection on how these experiences influenced his perspective on life and his work adds a fascinating layer to our discussion. Whether you're a podcast enthusiast, someone curious about personal growth, or just looking for a push to start where you are with what you have, this episode is packed with relatable wisdom and actionable advice. Brandon's story is a powerful reminder that transformation often starts with a single step, or in his case, a single podcast episode. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of creating content that not only entertains but also educates and inspires.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00:00 - Introduction and Background of Brandon Eastman

    00:02:17 - Brandon's Early Career and Transition into Sales

    00:05:12 - Discovering Personal Development and Mentorship

    00:08:56 -The Impact of Physical Fitness on Personal Growth

    00:10:20 - Brandon's Journey into Leadership and Public Speaking

    00:13:39 - Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneurship

    00:15:38 - Challenges and Realizations in Starting a Business

    00:19:22 - The Importance of Building a Brand and Audience

    00:20:03 - Brandon's Perspective on Life's Challenges and Choices

    00:24:06 - The Role of Creativity and Childhood Influences

    00:26:06 - Brandon's Approach to Learning and Content Consumption

    00:29:00 - The Impact of Reading and Continuous Learning

    00:32:14 - Starting the Be Better Broadcast

    00:34:07 - Learning from Podcasting and Audience Engagement

    00:35:06 - Exploring Topics like Magic Mushrooms on the Podcast

    00:41:34 - Brandon's Personal Experience with Magic Mushrooms

    00:44:22 - The Misconceptions About Always Being Happy

    00:46:11 - Growth as a Podcast Host and Content Creator

    00:48:22 - The Importance of Networking and Collaborations

    00:50:49 - Reevaluating Goals and the Desire for Large-scale Events

    00:54:15 - Advice for New and Aspiring Podcasters

    00:56:11 - The Misunderstood Aspects of Personal Disposition

    00:58:05 - Closing Thoughts and Where to Connect with Brandon

    Tweetable Quotes

    "It started in a two-bedroom apartment... I ordered a $1.50 desk and a Blue Yeti microphone. Even if you don't have an extravagant background, a clean background is better than extravagant." "I had a mentor come into my life, and he said, 'Brandon, you've got to work on yourself before you can move up into any level of leadership.' He advised me to start with my fitness and my body. I discovered personal development and eventually wanted to help others make the same changes I made." "I discovered my superpower when I gave a training about my journey, talking about goal setting and discipline. People came up to me afterward and were surprised by how well I could speak. That was when I realized what I loved to do."

    Resources Mentioned

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brandoneastman_/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandoneastman2/

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonseastman/

    Book Mentioned:

    E-book and Audio Book - https://bebetterindustries.com/book

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    25 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 58 minutes 58 seconds
    343 Seth Silvers - The Intersection of Business, Storytelling, and Podcasting

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    In this episode, I speak with Seth Silvers, the founder and CEO of Story On Media and Marketing. We dive into the heart of podcasting and storytelling, exploring the profound impact these mediums have on connecting people and sharing impactful messages. Seth shares his journey from the nonprofit world to discovering his passion for storytelling in business, and how this led him to the podcasting space. He emphasizes the importance of quality content and the intentional planning that goes into creating meaningful podcast episodes that resonate with audiences.

    We also touch on the evolving podcast landscape, discussing the significance of Apple's transcription feature, the challenges of integrating podcast content with YouTube, and the importance of discoverability and curation in the podcasting world. Seth's insights into the industry are grounded in his own experiences and the lessons he's learned while building his agency. His genuine appreciation for the medium shines through as we discuss the future of podcasting and the exciting opportunities it holds for creators and listeners alike.

    Join us for this engaging conversation that not only highlights the power of podcasting but also provides valuable takeaways for anyone looking to make a deeper connection with their audience. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, this episode is sure to inspire and offer a fresh perspective on the art of storytelling.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:01:12: Connection between Harry Duran and Seth Silvers.

    00:07:16: The importance of storytelling in company branding and marketing.

    00:14:38: Balancing personal values with business objectives.

    00:21:51: The role of podcasting in sharing significant news and stories.

    00:27:28: The decision to sunset a podcast and start a new one.

    00:30:31: The challenges of working with larger clients and their teams.

    00:33:22: The importance of systems and processes for managing podcast production.

    00:38:07: The significance of MrBeast's podcast appearance and its implications.

    00:40:02: The challenges of integrating podcast content with YouTube.

    00:41:17: The role of AI and curation in making podcast content more accessible.

    00:46:22: The role of AI in curating and accessing existing podcast content.

    00:51:18: How to connect with Seth Silvers and learn more about his agency.

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I started in the nonprofit space, fell in love with storytelling, and realized that business is actually a very good way to make an impact. I began to see that the companies I support are the ones I know more about than just their product. I align with their values and their story.""The simple shift of realizing that as a business, you are a guide and not the hero, that your customer is the hero, is huge for businesses. Your role is like Yoda, whispering into their ear, helping them get to their dreams with your services and products.""We're having conversations about what commitment it actually takes to have a successful podcast. It's about focusing on creating content that solves real problems for the audience, not just churning out as many episodes as we can."

    Resources Mentioned

    X/Twitter - https://twitter.com/SethSilvers

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/SethSilvers

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sethandrewsilvers/

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethsilvers/

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    12 April 2024, 5:30 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    342 Kevin Chemidlin - Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Authenticity

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    In this episode, I speak with Kevin Chemidlin, a fellow podcaster and the brains behind Grow the Show. Kevin's journey from a successful corporate career to full-time podcasting is a story that resonates with anyone who's ever felt the pull towards entrepreneurship. His candid sharing of the highs and lows, including the tough decision to leave a stable job and the challenges of navigating the podcasting world, is both grounding and inspiring.

    Kevin's transparency about the realities of growing a podcast and a business is refreshing. He doesn't shy away from discussing the setbacks he faced, including the impact of COVID-19 on his podcast Philly Who and the tough lessons learned from expanding his business too quickly. But it's not just about the struggles; Kevin also shares the strategies that led to his success, making this a must-listen for any podcaster looking to grow their show and turn their passion into a profitable venture.

    Join us as we dive into the importance of community, the power of resilience, and the practical steps you can take to make your podcast thrive. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, Kevin's wisdom and experience are invaluable. So, if you're ready to take your podcast to the next level, tune in and let's grow your show together!

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 Entrepreneurial Journey to Podcasting Success

    11:22 Call Your Parents, Prioritize Building Systems

    20:31 Podcast Growth and Monetization Insights

    26:53 Sponsoring Podcasts and Overcoming Failure

    32:52 Growing a Successful Podcast

    40:02 Business Growth and Lessons Learned

    45:57 Lessons Learned From Entrepreneurial Challenges

    53:31 Podcast Growth and Connection Through Vulnerability

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I tried nine to five; didn't work for me. Despite Cigna's best efforts to give me everything I ever asked for, the whole time, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So I had all kinds of really weird side hustles throughout those four years.""It's been full time, literally nothing but podcasting. It's been six years later, and I've only done podcasting. I was so excited for it and it got a little bit of buzz. People were talking about it a bit, and I was like, 'Ah, finally, I got my thing.'""You have to learn how to prioritize things that you really don't need to do today but make all the difference in the world to make the product better all the time. Learning how to think in systems has helped me with working with clients, working with people, working with employees, and made me a great dog trainer."

    Resources Mentioned

    SIGN UP FOR KEVIN’S COURSE: https://www.growtheshowlive.com/harry

    X/Twitter - https://x.com/kevinchemidlin

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/kevinchemidlin

    LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/kevinchemidlin

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    2 April 2024, 5:30 am
  • 54 minutes 29 seconds
    341 Jackie Goddard - From Fashion & Theatre to Empowering Others to Find Their Own Voice

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    In this episode, I speak with the remarkable Jackie Goddard from Power to Speak, who shares her extraordinary journey from the fast-paced world of fashion to the expressive realms of theater and into the intimate space of podcasting and coaching. Jackie's story is one of transformation and the profound impact our environment can have on our work and personal growth. As we stroll through her life's chapters, from her London roots to the calming embrace of the UK's south coast, Jackie opens up about finding solace in nature and how it has fueled her daily inspiration. It's a conversation that feels like a walk with an old friend, filled with nostalgia, laughter, and the kind of wisdom that comes from a life well-lived.

    We also dive into the nuances of communication, the empathy behind acting, and how these skills translate into Jackie's current endeavors. She recounts her pivot to podcasting during lockdown, her self-taught editing adventures, and the joys of coaching a diverse range of individuals, including those with disabilities. 'm genuinely touched by Jackie's dedication to helping others find their voice. Her narrative isn't just informative; it's a heartfelt invitation to explore the art of storytelling and expression with us. So, pull up a chair and get ready to be a part of our conversation—it's one you won't want to miss.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 London to the New Forest

    07:14 Acting, Storytelling, and Empathy

    13:28 Transitioning to Podcasting and Coaching

    22:08 Unlocking Confidence Through Coaching

    28:05 Live Podcast Production Process

    41:15 Career Changes and Self-Expression

    48:17 Networking for Speaker Developmen

    Tweetable Quotes

    "The allure of the New Forest and its ancient beauty really drew me in. Moving here, especially after growing up in the hustle of London, has been a transformative experience. It's taught me the profound impact our environment has on our lives, our creativity, and our work."

    "Transitioning from fashion to acting wasn't just a career change, it was a return to my first love. It's fascinating how one decision can completely alter the course of your life, leading to new passions and unexpected journeys, like starting a podcast during lockdown which has now become an integral part of my professional life."

    "Working with stunt trainees at Pinewood Studios has been an eye-opening experience. It's incredible to see these accomplished athletes, known for their physical prowess, face their fears and embrace the vulnerability of acting. Witnessing their transformation by the end of the course is a powerful reminder of the universal need for self-expression."

    Resources Mentioned

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/powertospeak9/

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

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    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    21 March 2024, 5:30 am
  • 59 minutes 32 seconds
    340 Patrick Keller - Reflecting on Ten Years of Paranormal Podcasting Adventures

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    In this episode, I speak with Patrick, back for Round 3 on the show. He’s been journeying through the realms of the paranormal on the Big Séance podcast for an entire decade. Together, we dive into the essence of what has made this adventure so special – from the intimate creation of a Victorian séance parlor for your listening pleasure to the honest, unscripted moments that remind us all that podcasting is as human as it gets. Patrick's reflections on the growth of the show, our shared experiences, and the careful curation of a community of the spiritually curious are not just stories; they're the heartbeat of a conversation that has thrived on authenticity and a genuine love for the unexplained.

    We also wander down the less-traveled paths of our personal histories, discussing the interplay of spirituality, skepticism, and the responsibility we hold as podcasters in today's world. Patrick's insight into navigating sensitive topics, his own spiritual awakening, and the poignant act of honoring forgotten souls through grave adoptions brings a depth to this episode that is grounding and inspiring. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, I'm reminded of why this podcast resonates so deeply with me – and hopefully with you too. It's not just the ghostly whispers or the creaking floorboards; it's the shared human experience of seeking, questioning, and connecting that makes our podcast community so extraordinary.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 Podcasters History and Future Plans

    08:48 Creating an Imaginary Space for Listeners

    16:55 Views on Spirituality and the Paranormal

    21:37 Navigating Paranormal and Spiritual Topics

    27:21 The Relationship to a Podcast

    33:40 Community and Content Creation

    41:47 Rediscovering Memories and Honoring the Past

    51:57 Connect With Big Seance on Social Media

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I wanted to create a space, an imaginary space, for my listeners to listen to my show. My show is about the paranormal, but the show is the Big Séance podcast. I want you to imagine you're in a séance parlor from the days of psychics and mediums and spiritualism."

    "Whenever I do an episode about some individual who played a role in spiritualism or whatever, I sometimes wonder, do they know and do they appreciate us kind of pulling their name back up and is it something that affects them? On the other side, do they feel when people a hundred years later they didn't know, not connected to them?"

    "With AI grabbing voices, it kind of worries me. But I have had the conversation with my husband, and I've told him, unless you're in need at that moment, I want my shows to stay available. At least until people forget about me."

    Resources Mentioned

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/BigSeance

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bigseance/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/patrick.keller

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

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    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

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    29 February 2024, 7:00 am
  • 59 minutes 39 seconds
    339 Michelle Glogovac - From Aviation to Podcasting: Embracing Change and the Power of Storytelling

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    In this episode, I speak with Michelle Glogovac, host of 'My Simplified Life,' and we take a deep dive into her captivating journey from the aviation industry to the world of podcasting. Michelle shares her unique experiences, from being a law student to becoming a jet fuel expert, and how a part-time job in college evolved into a 20-year career alongside the private jets of celebrities. Her story isn't just about career transformation; it's about the unexpected twists life can throw at us and the resilience it takes to continue to grow. She brings a down-to-earth perspective on the power of storytelling, the value of genuine connections, and the courage it takes to plot a new course when the familiar path disappears beneath your feet.

    Listening to Michelle, you can't help but feel inspired by her approach to embracing change and using her skills to amplify the narratives of others through podcasting. Her tales of celebrity encounters, including Michael Jackson, and the shift from negotiating jet fuel contracts to producing podcasts are not only entertaining but also full of insights about personal growth and adaptability. As she delves into the art of being an exceptional podcast guest and the importance of self-care, Michelle reminds us that slowing down is not a sign of weakness but a strategic move for longevity in any endeavor. If you're curious about the intricacies of podcasting, or if you're simply in need of a reminder that every challenge can lead to new opportunities, this is an episode you won't want to miss.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 Podcast Pitching and Aviation Industry Stories

    09:44 Transition From Jet Fuel to Podcasting

    17:41 Take Control of Your Future

    22:06 Interviewing Authors and Personal Growth

    31:16 Tips for Being a Podcast Guest

    37:06 Being Present, Using Video

    42:36 Slowing Down and Prioritizing Self-Care

    Tweetable Quotes

    "When life threw me a curveball that led to a crash landing in my career, I discovered that sometimes the layoff you dread is the lifeline you need."

    "Whether it's in the air or on the air, the heartbeat of success is authenticity."

    "Our past and present do not define our future—we do."

    Resources Mentioned

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/micglogovac

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/michelleglogovac

    Facebook - https://facebook.com/michelleglogovac

    Linkedin - https://linkedin.com/in/michelleglogovac

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    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

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    22 February 2024, 7:00 am
  • 59 minutes 33 seconds
    338 Maxi Bartel - Brotherhood and Transformation: A Deep Dive into Self-Discovery and Finding Our Voice

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    In this episode, I sit down with my Maximillian Bartel, someone who I now consider a brother, after our shared experience at a recent Sacred Sons event. Together we dive into a profound journey of self-discovery that has been catalyzed by our experiences with this transformational mens group. Our conversation takes us through of inner transformation, beginning with the sparks of change in adolescence and leading to the powerful realizations of our adulthood. I open up about the metamorphosis from stage fright to storytelling, sharing how embracing vulnerability has been pivotal in not just my personal growth, but also in shaping this podcast into a vehicle for authentic expression. As we talk about re-acclimating to life, after such a profound experience, we discuss cultural intricacies, and the courage to voice our truths. The depth of our brotherhood becomes a beacon for anyone seeking connection and self-awareness.

    I invite you to join us in this episode as we uncover the strength found in authentic connections and the remarkable impact they have on our lives. There's a certain magic in this discussion—a blend of vulnerability, gratitude, and profound understanding—that I can't wait to share with you. Whether it's exploring the subtleties of introversion or the nuanced perspectives on monogamy, our chat promises to resonate deeply.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 Brotherhood, Connection, and Personal Journeys

    07:39 Journey of Self-Discovery and Inner Transformation

    21:45 Finding Voice Through Podcasting

    29:25 Creating a Podcast

    35:51 Podcast Host's Evolution and Growth

    46:50 Shifted Perspectives

    51:34 A Grateful and Vulnerable Discussion

    Tweetable Quotes

    "I can't always prevent it from happening, but the conscious reminder through these conversations, through these connections, to slow down. I don't always need to have the immediate answer and say what's on my mind in an effort to either defend myself or protect myself or reduce any tension that's in the room."

    "I have absolutely no problem admitting that I don't know anything and that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Maybe that's my superpower."

    "There's a huge development also that I see in myself as a host, where I just feel like less of... and it also varies from episode to episode I'm talking to a different human, there will be a different energy present, so I'm not able to do it the same to the same degree, but I notice as sort of like development when it comes to the need of straight coming up with the next answer and having everything ready and set and whatever I don't, and there will be a lot of letting things land in my podcast."

    Resources Mentioned

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximilian-bartel/

    Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-out-looking- in/id1660121094

    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@goingoutlookingin

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/maxibartel

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Podcast Blueprint 101



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    15 February 2024, 5:30 am
  • 54 minutes 5 seconds
    337 Marianne Demello-Smith - Facing the Fear: A Bold Move from Corporate Security to Authentic Storyteller

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    In this heartening episode, I had the privilege of welcoming the remarkable Marianne Demello-Smith, creator of 'Message in the Middle', for a candid conversation that beautifully bridged the realms of personal passion and podcasting. Diving headfirst into the depths of our shared stories, we explored the courage it takes to step away from the corporate world's security blanket and venture into the world of authentic storytelling. Marianne and I peeled back the layers of our transitions, revealing the vulnerabilities and exhilarating moments that come with swapping the interviewer's chair for the guest's seat. Our dialogue was a testament to the power of genuine connection, the kind that only thrives when we're willing to show our true selves and embrace the growth that comes from embracing the unknown.

    I'm beyond excited to share this episode with you, not just as a retrospective of my journey from a structured corporate life to a world where community and conversation take center stage, but as an open invitation to join us in this expedition of self-discovery. The stories we've woven together, rich with personal insights and the wisdom gained from our unique paths, serve as a beacon for anyone yearning to find their voice and make an impact. It's about more than just podcasting; it's about constructing a tapestry of shared tales that resonate with heartfelt connections. So come along, tune in, and let's embark on this voyage together – you might just find the very thing that reignites your own passions.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 Vulnerability in Podcasting and Public Speaking

    10:37 Life Reflection and Starting a Podcast

    19:41 Podcasting Tips and Reflections

    29:56 Personal Growth and Future Vision

    35:15 Podcast Growth

    40:24 Building a Podcasting Community

    Tweetable Quotes

    "Life is mess and it's complicated and we can't predict it, and you make a series of choices based on what's going on, like you can't predict what's coming out. Do you want things happen and you make choices and suddenly you find yourself here 50 years later."

    "It's not about those moments because they're going to come up for everybody, but it's about what did you do about it, who did you lean on? Any lessons learned that you can share with the next guy."

    "We need to learn to be more comfortable in the uncomfortable, so that's okay."

    Resources Mentioned

    Email - [email protected]

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/422430469323847

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianne-demello-smith-678b9966/

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

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    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Podcast Blueprint 101



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    9 February 2024, 5:30 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    336 Steve Stewart - A Podcast Veteran (and fellow DJ) Shares His Transformation from Podcaster to Editor

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    In this heartwarming and insightful episode, I have the immense pleasure of sitting down with the podcast editing virtuoso, Steve Stewart. As we delve into Steve's transformative journey from a passionate podcaster to a seasoned editor, his infectious enthusiasm for the craft radiates through every story shared. From the cherished t-shirt wall in his studio—a testament to the community he's built—to the touching tribute to a dear friend he lost, our conversation is woven with life's unexpected turns and the joy of finding one's calling. Steve's narrative is not just inspiring—it's a reminder of how our work can evolve into a passion that not only shapes our lives but also enriches an entire industry.

    Steve lends his profound insights into the game-changing advancements in editing software and the rise of video content. I'm thrilled to bring you this episode—a peek behind the audio scenes with a pioneer who's been instrumental in steering the podcasting community through its most significant growth spurt. Get ready to be captivated, for this is not just a conversation; it's an invitation to be part of a growing industry.

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    Key Takeaways

    00:00 A Podcast Editor's Career and Journey

    10:19 Career Paths, Vinyl Collections, and Breakdancing

    21:54 Nostalgic Conversations About Old-School Music

    30:34 Podcast Editing Evolution and Video Rise

    38:56 Podcast Editing's Role in Video Production

    48:53 Changing Podcast Landscape and Platforms

    Tweetable Quotes

    "Podcasting isn't just about the voice—it's an art that's constantly evolving."

    "Life, much like editing audio, is a complex layering of experiences and choices."

    "I'm a work in progress, just like everybody else. My biggest problem is I'm judgmental and every day I reign it in... I have to humble myself and tell myself you're probably not right anyway, Steve. So shut up, don't say anything."

    Resources Mentioned

    Email - [email protected]

    Twitter - https://x.com/stevestewartme

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stevestewartme/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stevestewartme

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevestewartme

    Podcast Junkies Website: podcastjunkies.com

    Podcast Junkies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Podcastjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/

    Podcast Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastjunkies

    Podcast Junkies Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_junkies

    Podcast Junkies LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/podcastjunkies

    The Podosphere: https://www.thepodosphere.com/

    Podcast Index, Value4Value & NewPodcastApps: https://podcastindex.org/

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Podcast Blueprint 101

    The Podosphere



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    31 January 2024, 5:30 am
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