My guest today is Brian Hood, audio engineer, business educator, entrepreneur, and host of the 6 Figure Creative podcast, where he helps creatives with advise, strategies, and interviews to build a stable incoming doing what they love. We talk about making the content you enjoy consuming, identifying your ideal listener, rebranding and recovering after a long content break, and so much more. I really enjoyed meeting Brian, and I know there is a ton of information in here for you.
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My guest today is Dawn Brodey, host of the hilarious and educational HILF: History I’d Like to F*ck. Dawn is a comedian with a history degree, actor, street improvisor, and incredible podcast host. In this episode she walks us through her love of history, why she selected such a provocative name for her podcast, how much research goes into making a history podcast, and of course, so much more. This was a very fun conversation for me, and I know it will be enormously enjoyable for you.
My guest today is D.J. Fluck, the co-founder of Stadium Scene, a sports podcast, publication and networking company with a customer base of over 200 blogs, podcasts, and video producers. We talk about how to build a collaborative podcast network, why staying committed to your podcast is vital to success, how to conduct a great interview, and so much more. There’s so much to learn in this episode.
My guest today is John Gaspard, author of the Eli Marks mystery series of novels, and co-host of “Behind the Page: The Eli Marks podcast.” On each episode of his podcast, John interviews working magicians and presents a new chapter from an Eli Marks audio book. John shares how to learn the secrets of magic tricks, his business strategy for releasing his audio books one chapter at a time through a podcast, why he uses video software to edit his podcast, and so much more. I really enjoyed speaking with John, and I think you’ll agree that this episode, is magic.
My guest today is Andrew Kerr, founder of FibyREI.com and host of The House Hacking Podcast. Andrew is a seasoned real estate investor and nonprofit director, and his podcast highlights his and others successes in the house hacking space of real estate investing. On this episode we talk about what house hacking is, how Andrew is generating organic growth for his podcast, using a team to edit his episodes, and his Goldilocks guest selection system.
My guests today are Ace Bowers and Aaron Vinnik, hosts of Navigating Tech Life, a weekly podcast that highlights aspects of everyday life in the tech industry that you may not normally hear about. Ace and Aaron are veterans in tech, and their experiences include journeying through startups and IPO’s, failing companies, large and public companies, and more. We talk about why the started their podcast, what they’re hoping to get out of it, and how it’s been going. I think you’ll like this one.
My guest today is Ariel, host of the higher education podcast Areas of Interest. Ariel is a recent graduate from San Jose State University with a degree in Ecology and Evolution, and they started a podcast to help others navigate which area of interest they’d like to pursue in higher education. Ariel recently moved to Texas to continue her studies, and we talk about that move, her interest in bats, how she does a better job than Malcolm Gladwell at organizing her episodes, and more.
My guest today is Andrew Scott, content creator, professional voice actor, self proclaimed multimedia nerd, and co-host and producer of the Keep Your Hat On podcast. With three of his friends, Andrew started Keep Your Hat On at the start of the pandemic as a means to stay engaged in thoughtful and empathetic conversation around important events. Andrew is also a professional voice over artist and broadcast radio enthusiast, and we talk about the impact radio has had on himself, and on podcasting.
My guest today is Christopher Hermelin, literary agent, writer living in Brooklyn, and host of the So Many Damn Books podcast. Christopher is an aspiring writer himself, and we talk about his book and how that’s going, how he got his start as an agent, and how his podcast came to be. Christopher’s former co-host Drew also stepped away from the podcast at the end of 2021, and we talk about how he’s managing going forward in his new role as a solo host.
My guest today is James Blatch, historical military thriller author and co-presenter of The Self Publishing Show. Through The Self Publishing Show, James and his co-presenter Mark Dawson teach thousands of aspiring and best-selling writers the business of self publishing. We talk about how The Self Publishing Show got started, the impact they have on tens of thousands of listeners each month, and the company behind the podcast.
My guest today is Graham Cochrane, host of the highly successful Graham Cochrane Show. Graham is a business coach, YouTuber, and now author who teaches people how to grow their online businesses to work less and live more. In this episode we discuss the business side of podcasting, what a podcasting business can look like, and some of the systems you can put in place to achieve incredible success.
My guest today is Lij Shaw, host of the incredibly popular Recording Studio Rockstars podcast. Lij is an award-winning and chart breaking music and podcast producer, recording engineer, musician, and owner of the Grammy awarded recording studio, The Toy Box Studio. He shares some extremely valuable insights into the technical aspects of recording a podcast, equipment best practices, how to conduct an engaging interview, and so much more.
My guest today is Andrea Nourse. Andrea is an author of women’s fiction novels as well as the host of the Bookstagram Chats podcast, on which she interviews her fellow bookstagrammers. We talk about bookstagram, what it is and who’s on it, how Andrea got started on bookstagram, and what her podcast brings to the bookstagram community.
My guests today are Aaron Bevill and Brent Hinson. Aaron and Brent host the podcast Crossing the Streams, where they exchange three unfamiliar songs based on a given theme, and then discuss the songs and artists they picked. They’re not only trying to expand their own appreciation for different types of music, but their podcast echos back to an age when mixtapes were something physical shared between friends, and their listeners are all invited along.
My guest today is Kenny MacKay. Kenny is an author and host of the podcast Author Your Dream, a podcast dedicated to providing value to people with a dream to write and publish a book. We talk about Kenny’s podcasting history, his move to the UK from the US, how he started youth ministering, and how we feel about our own voices. Kenny has a lot of first hand experience interviewing guests on his podcast, and he shares some great insight into the tools and techniques he uses.