Podcaster Stories

Podcaster Stories

By Danny Brown

You love listening to podcasts, but what do you know about your favourite podcast host? Podcaster Stories, with your host Danny Brown, allows you to meet the people behind the shows. Each episode sees a podcaster share their story, and how it shaped them into the person they are today. Stories that listeners of these shows may not know. The podcaster's battle with addiction, abuse, serious health issues, and a lot more. Podcaster Stories is perfect for both podcasters themselves and podcast listeners who want to know more about the people they listen to. There's a new episode every week - you can listen to Podcaster Stories online at podcasterstories.com or your favourite podcast app. Make sure to share the podcast on all of your social media so your friends can discover Podcaster Stories too. Follow and start listening now - this is a must listen for all podcast lovers. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp

Episodes

Podcaster Stories is Taking a Hiatus

Podcaster Stories will be taking a hiatus for the foreseeable future. After 50 plus episodes, with some very personal stories being shared, I've come to the point where I need to take a break for my own mental wellness.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment: Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio Interface Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources: Captivate.fmAweber email marketing Boomcaster remote interviewing My Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorEnjoy Podcaster Stories? Leave a review or rating on your preferred app and show the world you care!Review on Apple Podcasts Rate on SpotifyReview on PodchaserIf you enjoy Podcaster Stories and you want to support the show, you can do that right here. You'll get a shout on the show, as well as a Producer Credit on the Podcaster Stories website - sweet!Become a supporterThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
26/06/22·1m 50s

Drew Toynbee on Sequel Pitch and Happy Accidents in Podcasting

Drew Toynbee is one of the co-hosts of Sequel Pitch, a show that takes a movie that never received a sequel, and has the co-hosts pitch their own, often with a special guest to judge the efforts.Drew talks about how the idea came about, who the biggest movie fan is on the show, how a happy accident led to a new section of the show, and how the podcast community can better help support mental health of podcasters.Turning Goals into a Creative OutletWhile Drew had a spell as an actor, it didn't pan out and he found himself in a variety of mundane corporate jobs. However, his dreams of being able to work in a creative space never left, and this came to fruition while playing video games with university friends online. From there, Sequel Pitch was born.On Finding Early Fans in the SpaceWhen the show first started, while the numbers were okay the boys from Sequel Pitch wondered if the idea for the show was sound. However, while they were considering a rethink, the podcast started to get traction thanks to influential supporters in the space promoting the show. This showed the merit of the idea, and how it could grown.On Being the Biggest Movie Fan on the ShowWhen I asked Drew who the biggest movie fan is out of the four co-hosts, he was clear that it was him. Listen in to his recollection of special edition DVDs, and why trailers don't spoil movies for him.A Happy AccidentAs part of the growth of Sequel Pitch, the boys now have bonus episodes that are akin to the Director's Cut that movies receive. Drew shares how that came about by a happy accident, but how it's now an integral part of the show.How the Podcast Has Helped His Mental HealthDrew shares how he suffers from anxiety and impostor syndrome, and he talks about Sequel Pitch's positive impact on his mental health, both through the show itself and how it's forced him to reach out and talk about issues he might be going through.How the Podcast Community Can Help Remove the Stress of PodcastingWe talked about how podcasters can fall victim to anxiety, through the pressure that can come with running a podcast. Worries about numbers, how to find sponsors, are people enjoying, etc, and how the podcast industry in general can help podcasters through this.Connect with Drew:Sequel PitchDrew on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so...
20/05/22·40m 16s

Coming Up in Season 5, and Introducing Pod Chat

As Season 5 of Podcaster Stories gets close, learn more about what's coming your way in just a few weeks.Additionally, find out more about Pod Chat, Danny's new show that focuses on the tech, tools, and people driving the podcasting space forward.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorEnjoy Podcaster Stories? Leave a review or rating on your preferred app and show the world you care!Review on Apple PodcastsRate on SpotifyReview on PodchaserIf you enjoy Podcaster Stories and you want to support the show, you can do that right here. You'll get a shout on the show, as well as a Producer Credit on the Podcaster Stories website - sweet!Become a supporterMentioned in this episode:Learn more about Pod ChatLearn about Danny's new show, Pod Chat, and hear about the latest tech news and cool innovations in the industry, as well as the people driving it forward.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
08/04/22·2m 55s

Matt Medeiros on Building a Legacy Through Podcasting

This week, I sit down with Matt Medeiros, host of many shows including the WP Minute and the Matt Report, where he talks tech, podcasting, WordPress, and more.Matt's journey from "computer guy" to podcaster is an interesting and varied one, and in this week's episode Matt talks about that, as well as the legacy he's looking to build.A Podcaster's PodcasterMatt has a lot of shows under his belt, both personal podcasts and professional podcasts. Starting out in the WordPress world, and utilizing that with his marketing agency, Matt knew he needed something different to win clients. Enter podcasting. Since then, he's built a great reputation as both a podcaster, and someone in the podcasting space.Why Local Podcasting is So Important to HimMatt spoke about the legacy he wants to leave (even though he cringes when he hears that word!), and it's not the kind of legacy that you might originally think of when you hear the word.Like Father, Like SonWhile Matt is heavily ensconced in the tech world through his love of WordPress and podcasting, his father was the one that helped get him there. As Matt says, his dad had a beast of a product that would be the equivalent of a laptop today, and that's what stoked his interests and led him on the path he's on today.The Rise of Podcasting GurusAs podcasting continues to grow in popularity, so has the amount of podcast experts and gurus that have suddenly appeared to share their wisdom on how to get a ,illion downloads and huge sponsorship deals in the first month of your show. Matt shares how he has a love/hate relationship with these "experts".The Commodity of TrustWith his background in car sales and agency life, Matt's used to asking people for money, and how to handle rejection. One of the biggest things to avoid that rejection is to build trust - trust in you, trust in your product, and trust (from a podcaster's point of view) in your content. This can help even the smallest podcasters succeed and earn serious revenue.You have to value yourself first to believe in what you're offering your audience.Passing on What Podcasting Has Done for HimMatt's super grateful for what the podcasting industry has done for him, and as part of the legacy that he spoke about earlier in the episode, he wants to pass on that gratitude, and the lessons that have come with that, to his children. This includes the art of storytelling and confidence in who you are and what you stand for.Giving Voice to the Underrepresented Matt's incredibly passionate about bringing more voices to the podcasting space, especially underrepresented and minority voices. He shares an interesting experiment he's running on his WP Minute podcast to help make this happen.Matt and the Big Orange HeartIn an incredibly raw and emotional moment, Matt talked about his involvement with Big Orange Heart, and why he supports it. It was a sobering reminder that we all need to look out for each other's mental health, and make it normal to speak up when you're suffering.That's why I give back to that organization. It's extremely important what they're doing, and if I can help... I try. Connect with Matt:Crafted By MattMatt on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320<a href="https://amzn.to/3geVL2w" rel="noopener noreferrer"...
24/02/22·36m 44s

Tony Doe on The Responsibility of Trust in Life & Podcasting

This week, I sit down with Tony Doe, host of The Tony Doe Podcast, where he chats with radio broadcasters who answer questions fans are curious about.This audio series is about people from different backgrounds who share their radio stories, and how they feel about the medium's present and future.Art Reflecting LifeTony's background is in radio, and his show reflects that, with his guests coming from the medium and sharing why they chose radio, and what they're using it for to share their messages or art.This is also true for Tony, who has used the pandemic to share his knowledge with younger people, and help them get their break in radio and the audio medium.Does Podcasting Need More Regulation?Because of his background in radio, Tony is well-versed in what can and can't be said on public radio. This changes drastically when it comes to podcasting, and he shares some great insights on what he feels are the biggest differences, and how we can bridge them.It's a great platform for preparing people for radio; but it's also a great platform for discussing the things you can't talk about on radio.2022 - The Year of the Indie Podcaster?Tony firmly believes that 2022 is the year that the indie podcaster can shine. While mega-million dollars continue to shape who's who in the industry, this leaves a gap for the indie podcaster to be truly contextual for their listener, and deliver a more custom listening experience.The Responsibility of TrustWe spoke about the recent controversy around Joe Rogan, and what that might mean for both podcasters and platforms when it comes to what can be said on a podcast. Tony's a believer that the audience needs to make an informed choice - but the podcaster also has a big part to play.Just because I have a podcast doesn't mean I have to fool you or deceive you. I owe you, the listener, the responsibility of trust.Connect with Tony: The Tony Doe PodcastTony on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingAccusonus audio pluginsBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great...
17/02/22·28m 29s

Becca Atkinson on Why Alcoholic Shouldn’t Be a Bad Word

This week, I sit down with Becca Atkinson, host of The Unashamed Alcoholic, where she talks with sober people using their platforms to speak openly about their journey with addiction.This includes sports stars, media celebrities, and more, and who inspired Becca to openly talk about her own journey as a recovering alcoholic.The Freeing Power of OpennessBecca shares how she didn't do anything by halves when it came to opening up about her journey as an alcoholic. Indeed, it was on a national radio station that she first got the courage to speak up, and she never looked back from there.I wanted him to know he wasn't alone and he still had a fan in me.When Bobby Ryan of NHL hockey team Ottawa Senators shared his own story of addiction, Becca wrote a letter to her local newspaper stating her unequivocal support for the player, and thanking him for his bravery in talking out This, in turn, enabled her own bravery.The Expectation of DrinkingDespite more people opening up and talking about their own journeys with alcohol and addiction, it's still a very taboo subject for many. Becca feels this can come down to how we've normalized drinking - we're simply expected to start drinking at legal age - but we haven't yet normalized talking about addiction.I was never told being sober is an optionThe Conversations with FamilyWhen Becca was going through her journey, it led to conversations with her family about what she had been going through, and the lengths she'd gone at times to hide that journey. It was interesting to hear how the different parts of the journey she was on led to very different conversations with her family, especially her two young children.The Growth Process of RecoveryRecently, Becca posted a tweet about receiving an email from her ex-husband, and how she read the first line and deleted it, knowing she didn't need that negativity in her life anymore. As she says, this is a part of the recovery process, and a good indicator of how far she's come.You just automatically start to do things that are better for youConnect with Becca:The Unashamed AlcoholicBecca on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingAccusonus audio pluginsBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast Reviews<a...
10/02/22·27m 8s

Frankly Kev on the Importance of Everyday Heroes

This week, I sit down with Kevin Steinberg, host of the Frankly Kev podcast, where he talks to everyday heroes who have experienced one or more of life's many challenges.No experts giving you a checklist of how to perfectly do things. Or spokespeople and gurus to sell you products with pitch-perfect phrases. No celebrities to gawk at or fawn over. Just real people telling you real life stories.You Know What? They're People TooWhen Kevin first started his show, he used to do a quick intro about his guest and then get straight to the "meat" of the topic they were talking about. But then he had an epiphany - you wouldn't talk like this away from podcasting, so why do it now? This led to a much different, and more valued, approach to his show.Putting Yourself in Someone Else's ShoesKevin's background is in acting, and he feels this is a key part of him being able to make guests feel comfortable when it comes to talking about very difficult topics. He tries to put himself in their shoes, to see what feels right and what shouldn't be asked, and that helps him really empathize with his guests.If this is a teachable moment, please tell me and we'll move on.My Sovereign Shield Has Been HumourDespite the topics on the show being dark, Kevin shares how he and his guests often laugh while recording, because sometimes that's the best defence - and offence - against the horrors that life can throw at us.People Who Need PeopleKevin takes his inspiration in life from other people. Whether that's people whose views he agrees with, or those who differ greatly - just taking the time to talk, listen, and learn. Because at the end of the day, we're all we've got.The Heroes Behind the ScenesWhile Kevin's podcast is about everyday heroes and what they've overcome, his goal for the second season and beyond is an interesting take on the people behind the heroes.Connect with Kevin:Frankly Kev PodcastFrankly Kev About page (check it out, it's awesome!)Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingAccusonus audio pluginsBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great...
03/02/22·33m 12s

Suzanne Falter on Being the Woman Her Daughter Wanted Her to Be

This week, I sit down with Suzanne Falter, host of the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast, a show about the importance of self-care and building healthy self-care habits for women everywhere.She's also the author of several books and continues the legacy of her daughter Teal, who passed in 2012 ,through helping other women be who they were meant to be.On Slowing Down and Going WithinSuzanne shares the importance of taking care of ourselves. She had never done that her whole life, and it was only when she lost her daughter that she made the time to truly focus on her and her wellness.A Certain Level of DenialAs we enter the third year of the global pandemic that is Covid, Suzanne makes an important point about the toll it's taken on us as human beings, beyond the obvious physical loss of life.We need to keep the ability to daydream to get insights to our recovery.The Lights Are ShiningSuzanne's show has a multitude of guests on a variety of topics, and she shares the example of one who talked about the rise in verbal abuse, and how we may not treat that the same as we do with physical abuse. This then results in tragic circumstances as we see the fallout of silence and inaction. She hopes social justice movements like #MeToo will drive more conversations and awareness.On the Need to Remove Cultural ConditioningWith Suzanne's podcast and books geared towards empowering women to live the life they want and deserve, she talks about how cultural conditioning is stopping women from meeting that goal. Often they feel guilty for wanting more, and this line of thinking has been instilled almost from birth.We like to do more than the job requires.Being the Person Her Daughter Wanted Her to BeAs her daughter Teal lay in her hospital bed, Suzanne realized she knew she was going to die, and this realization made her determined to be the kind of person her daughter would have wanted her to be. Connect with Suzanne:Suzanne's websiteThe Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women PodcastThe Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy WomenContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingAccusonus audio pluginsBoomcaster remote interviewing<a href="https://mypodcastreviews.com/?ref=150" rel="noopener noreferrer"...
27/01/22·40m 5s

Andrew Davie on a Life-Saving Series of Unfortunate Circumstances

This week, I sit down with Andrew Davie, co-host of the Happy Hour with Heather and Guest podcast, a show that highlights local artists to perform and promote their music, live events, and more.Andrew is also a survivor of a life-changing event that happened on his 40th birthday, and he shares that story and more on today's episode.The Opposing Views That Got Him Into PodcastingWhile the podcast that he co-hosts with Heather is his current passion project, Andrew had another podcast that ran for several years, over 500+ episodes. He shares how listening to a podcast where one co-host had to convince the other host why a certain band was good helped him on his podcast journey.The Expectation in Life of How Something is Going to BeAndrew used the example of how heavy metal music fans are supposed to look a certain way and how he looks anything but that. And that's something that we need to look at in life, how our expectations are shaped by stereotypical learnings, and how that holds us back.How a Series of Unfortunate Circumstances Saved His LifeAndrew was due to fly out to visit his family, but his life was about to take a huge turn. Thankfully, as Andrew shares, there was a series of unfortunate - but, as it turned out, fortunate - circumstances that led him to where he is today."It's the little things that get you through the difficult days."Connect with Andrew:Andrew's websiteHappy Hour with Heather and GuestContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingAccusonus audio pluginsBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great with their built-in plugins to repair bad audio, for podcasters and creators alike! Visit podcasterstories.com/audio and use the coupon PodcasterStories10 at checkout to get a sweet 10% off the ERA Bundle Standard yearly subscription! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
20/01/22·34m 53s

Nick Nalbach on Working Towards Nine-Five Freedom

This week, I sit down with Nick Nalbach, host of the Nine-Five Podcast, a show that features entrepreneurs sharing what got them to where they’re at to help you get inspired to launch your own entrepreneurial journey.From new entrepreneurs to entrepreneurial veterans, Nick dives into what made them choose this path, and how they’ve managed to find success in their given niche.I don't really know what to do with my handsNick's original idea was for a video show, but he felt uncomfortable being "on display", and wasn't really sure how to present himself that the audio-only option of a podcast was far more attractive.Content that Has an ImpactNick makes a really good point on how we can often talk ourselves out of creating something, because we feel we'll never be as good as someone who's already doing it. But all content can make an impact, and that's the thing we should be looking at.I can be presentNick shares how he spent years blogging, and he could never have imagined having the guest he has on his podcast write guest posts for the blog. However, having a podcast has given him a presence that guests seem to be more inclined to appear on, and that's helped him grow personally and professionally.Why You Should Fire Yourself From Your BusinessOne of the things that can be hard to manage is when to outsource your needs. Finances can play a part, as can being reluctant to let go of your "baby". But as Nick shares with an example from one of his guest's, hiring can make you much more efficient and thereby earn more revenue.Success is Different for EverybodyNick talks about why he was always turned off by the 9-5 job, and much of it is down to the lack of control. You're always adhering to someone else's clock and schedule, and you usually have little say in how your own work life revolves around that. Not that you can't feel successful in a 9-5 job, as everyone's goals are different.Connect with Nick:Nine-Five to FreedomNine-Five PodcastNick on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsReel.so audiogram creatorSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay...
13/01/22·33m 2s

Tommy Serafinski and Lessons from Human and Wildlife Interaction

This week, I sit down with Tommy Serafinski, host of Tommy's Outdoors, a show that looks at the relationship between humans and wildlife, and how that affects biodiversity, conservation, rewilding, and more.Each episode, Tommy interviews guests across all spectrums of the space, often with different viewpoints from each other. It's an approach that Tommy says is super valuable when it comes to learning.I learn something in every episode.One of the things that Tommy is adamant in providing is a space for everyone to talk, even when he might vehemently disagree with his guest's point of view. For Tommy, this ensures an honest and open discussion where he, his guest, and listeners may come away with a different viewpoint..Commonalities Bring Us TogetherApproaching a difficult topic with a tunnel vision point of view that only your take is the right one is not the way to go. Tommy likens it to trying to attack a heavily fortified army installation, where the only thing that's going to happen is conflict.It's important to focus on things we have in common.Instead, by focusing on commonalities, we can start to build bridges and shared understanding.The Depletion That Impacts Us AllTommy talks about the differences between his native Poland and his adopted home Ireland. One of the biggest things he's noticed is how little natural habitat is left in Ireland, and that the industrialization of the West has removed the learnings and growth we can take from human and wildlife interaction.Industrialization is killing the opportunity for human and wildlife interaction.Why We Need a Conversation PlatformTying in to his goal of offering a platform for everyone to share their beliefs, Tommy's goal for the show is to make it known as a conversation platform.Social media is not the medium for discussion.While social media sees ideas shot down in vitriolic attacks, Tommy feels podcasts and open-minded hosts are the way forward for actual conversation and learning.Connect with Tommy:Tommy's OutdoorsTommy's Outdoors PodcastContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingBoomcaster remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great with their built-in plugins to repair bad audio, for podcasters and creators alike! Visit <a...
06/01/22·37m 0s

On Taking a Mental Health Break

For regular listeners of the show, you'll have noticed it's been a bit quiet here since Season 4 launched.Instead of the usual weekly series, only the first two episodes were published, and then silence. I sincerely apologize for this, it was definitely not the intent. Here's what happened.As you'll know, the show features podcasters opening up about their personal stories. These are stories that may not have been heard before in public, and can be very raw and emotional, and I sincerely thank all of my guests so far for being so open with their stories. This can lead to emotions in me coming to the fore, when the struggles of a guest are ones I've been through myself, or loved ones around me have.Some of you may know this about me from an earlier episode where I spoke with my wife, but I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety around 4 years ago. For the majority of the time, it's something that I can manage, but now and again the shadows block out the light.This has been particularly true with Covid, and its impact on all our lives. Everything has changed, and sometimes it's hard to see where all this might end. Especially when you have two young kids that you're doing everything you can to protect them, in a world where not everyone wants to be part of that protective community.Anyhoo... as a result of the increased emotions from the stories shared by my guests, and sheer fight or flight exhaustion in trying to keep my family safe, I decided to take a mental health break where I could focus on the lighter side of life.Summer at the beach, getting out on the lake, experiencing the beautiful natural surroundings of where we live, etc. And it was exactly what I needed to refresh both my creative and personal energy.So, Podcaster Stories will return very early in the New Year. I have some amazing guests lined up, and each one has an incredibly inspiring story to share. In the meantime, to keep the podcasting juices flowing, I've just launched a new show called Memories of 3DO, which looks at the history of a gaming console classic that was ultimately doomed to fail. This is a fun little project for me, and may lead to others in a series.The show is snackable content, with each episode less than 5 minutes long. If classic video games are your thing, you can find out more at 3dopodcast.comThanks so much for being part of the Podcaster Stories community, and thanks for your messages and emails asking if everything was okay, I sincerely appreciate them. Until the next time, stay safe and take care.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder -...
24/11/21·3m 31s

Dr. Alice Kerby on Addiction and Life Beyond the Pink Cloud

After suffering from severe stress while going through her doctorate, Dr. Alice fell into a downward spiral of alcohol abuse. This continued until she realized her problem, and she has been sober for three years since.It's this experience that led Dr. Alice to starting the Beyond the Pink Cloud podcast, where she talks to people that have overcome their own battles with substance abuse, as well as inspired others by living their best lives.Topics up for discussion this week include:how the podcast grew from her own recovery from alcohol abusehow the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to higher stress and addiction temptationhow we're adding to our stress levels while working from homehow the show's direction has evolved from recovery-focused to multiple fields of expertise across various topicswhy she's inspired by people living their dreamssome of the hurdles that are hard to overcome when dealing with abusehow the drinking culture of different countries affects addiction levelsthe fear of sharing her story in the first few episodeshow she became a semi-professional fire dancerSettle back for an open and honest discussion about addiction, recovery, and what that means to the people afflicted, and those surrounding them.Connect with Dr. Alice:The Kerby MethodBeyond the Pink Cloud podcastDr. Alice on FacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great with their built-in plugins to repair bad audio, for podcasters and creators alike! Visit podcasterstories.com/audio and use the coupon PodcasterStories10 at checkout to get a sweet 10% off the ERA Bundle Standard yearly subscription! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
16/09/21·25m 22s

Introducing Mental Health and Us

This week is a little different. As some of you might know, I also run a couple of other podcasts - one, as a host, and the other as a co-host. Today, I want to share an episode from the podcast I co-host, Mental Health and Us.It originally started out as a solo hosted show by my wife, Jaclyn, and was called Mental Health and me. It shared self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.Jaclyn uses her 20 year battle with both depression and anxiety to share what's worked for her, and how that could maybe help you. I personally suffer from mental health issues too, and it's an important topic, and one that I see more of in the podcasting space, both from a podcaster and a listener perspective.In this episode, Jaclyn shares how a major health scare made her fear the worst, and why it's important to understand how your physical health is important to your mental health.The Mental Health and Us podcast will be relaunching early October, and you can catch up with other episodes over at mentalhealthpodcast.caNext week we'll be back to the usual Podcaster Stories programming - thank you for letting me share this special episode with you.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
09/09/21·20m 13s

Joenrhuz “JR” Tabanda on Everyday People and Everyday Stories

This week I sit down with Joenrhuz "JR" Tabanda, host and audio producer of the Time Capsule Show, a podcast sharing the everyday stories of everyday people.Each episode asks six thoughtful questions that guests can use to define their life in the 21st century at this moment.We wanted to give people hope, especially young people that may feel alone.JR talks about what their goals were with the show, and how that's taken shape, and how the pandemic gave them the opportunity to put these goals to fruition.We Are All ConnectedJR and his podcast team and co-hosts share the belief that everyone has a story, and that's why they appear on the Time Capsule Show.We just try and put up stories that are timely, powerful, and help us understand the culture of the time we're going through.One thing they're particularly determined to do with the show is to give the guests a platform, and share their point of view, whether it fits with the hosts or not .On Taking a Different PathWith a Filipino background, it was expected that both JR and his brother would take a career in the medical profession, or a similarly professional one. But that was a very different path from the one he envisioned.While he may yet take that career path, for now he's more than satisfied and challenged by the route he's currently on.Everybody has an opinion, but it's up to you what value you place in that opinion.Heroes Don't Always Wear CapesWhile he'd never describe himself as a tennis player, or even someone that has just a passing interest in the sport from a playing point of view, his all-time hero hails from it.Rafael Nadal epitomizes everything we should aspire to be, in our personal and professional lives.People's expectations of you don't mean anything, and if you set your mind to anything you can achieve it.Connect with JR:Time Capsule ShowYouTubeInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsSeason 4 of Podcaster Stories is sponsored by Accusonus. Make okay audio sound great with their built-in plugins to repair bad audio, for...
02/09/21·28m 41s

Season 4 is Coming, and Joining the Quite the Thing Podcast Network

So a funny thing happened on the way to getting Season 4 of Podcaster Stories ready - from personal and work life, to guests that weren't really right for the show.This resulted in the new season being delayed by about a month, which I apologize for. The good news is that Season 4 will be released next week, so I'm looking forward to sharing more awesome stories with you.There's also an update about the Quite the Thing podcast network that Podcaster Stories is now part of, and is very much geared towards community focus and engaging our listeners, so I'm stoked to be part of that.Thanks for your patience over the summer, and I hope you've had a safe and enjoyable one. Here;'s to Season 4.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsMentioned in today's episode: Quite the Thing Podcast NetworkThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
18/08/21·3m 52s

The Season 3 Recap

Season 3 of Podcaster Stories has just wrapped, and in this episode I look back at the guests and the inspiring and insightful stories they shared.In episode 1, Fitz Koehler of The Fitness Show and author of the book My Noisy Cancer Comeback shared how her life changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and how she used that as a starting point for her inspiring fight against it. Listen to the full episode.In episode 2, I spoke with Roman Mironov of the be Version 2.0 of Yourself podcast. Roman talked about his work as a personal relationship coach, and the importance of defining what's healthy and non-healthy in your relationships. Listen to the full episode.Episode 3 saw me talking with my wife Jaclyn, co-host of the Mental Health and Us podcast. Jaclyn shared her 20 year battle with anxiety and depression, as well as the effect an abusive childhood had on her adult life. Listen to the full episode.In episode 4, John Adams of the DadPodUK podcast joined me to speak about his experiences as a stay at home dad for 10 years, and how Covid has changed today's generation of kids. Listen to the full episode.Episode 5 saw communications pro Paul Sutton, of the Digital Download podcast, who shared some very personal stories about his journey with mental health, the dark places he visited as a younger man, and how he's become an advocate for mental health discussions in the workplace. Listen to the full episode.James Perdue, host of the Professor of Perseverance podcast, joined me in episode 6, where he talked about being paralyzed at age 19, and the sacrifices he and his parents made to ensure he lived the fullest life he could. Listen to the full episode.In episode 7, Steven Webb of the Stillness in the Storms podcast, was incredibly open about his life struggles, from parents divorcing when he was very young, to a life-changing accident, and how he used that to forge a positive mindset that everyone can learn from. Listen to the full episode.In the final episode of season three, Lainey Cameron spoke about her experiences of being the only female senior executive in the tech world, and the toxic masculinity that inspired her to write a book drawing from these experiences. Listen to the full episode.The show will be taking a 4-week break now, but will return with Season 4 at the beginning of June.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:<a...
29/04/21·7m 44s

A Look Back at The First Year of Podcaster Stories

On April 21st 2020, Podcaster stories was launched. Unlike my other podcasts up until that point, this wouldn't be a solo show - instead, it'd be an interview-style show.Not only that, but it would be an interview-style show with fellow podcasters, many of whom had interview shows of their own. So, to say I was a little nervous would be an understatement!But, 12 months on, I'm enjoying it as much as ever, and have some fun ideas regarding the next 12 months and beyond.Thank you so much for listening so far, and I can't wait to share the next stage of Podcaster Stories with you.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Motu M2 Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingRiversideFM remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
22/04/21·5m 43s

Lainey Cameron on Being the Only Woman in the Corporate Boardroom

This week, I sit down with Lainey Cameron, host of The Best of Women’s Fiction podcast, a show that highlights authors that Lainey respects, as well as interviews with best-selling and women fiction authors.Each episode, Lainey and her guests share what inspired a favourite author’s book, as well as what advice they’d give to other writers.Lainey is also the author of the award-winning novel, The Exit Strategy, which was inspired by a decade of being the only woman in the corporate boardroom. It’s been called a “rallying call for women to believe in themselves and join together” and tells the story of a Silicon Valley investor who first meets her husband’s mistress across the negotiating table.If someone’s a great talent but a pain in the ass to work with, that’s going to be a problem.For her first book, Lainey hired a voiceover professional to read the audio version, and she shares here how that process works.Far from simply reading the words on a page, the artist needs to connect with the story and characters, to ensure the author’s vision remains, even when the end result can be something very different from what the author envisaged.On Creating a Brand Through an ExperimentLainey originally started podcasting as a video broadcaster using Streamyard for live interviews, and then decided to take that to an audio format.To her pleasant surprise, the audio version of the show has overtake the video version, and is really taking off, helping her to connect more authors to a wider audience.I wish I had had that kind of advice when starting out.As the podcast has grown, Lainey is determined to continue giving a voice to lesser-known authors, and connecting them with the talent that can help them grow their audience.The Importance of Vetting and QualityAs Lainey’s show has grown, so has the amount of cold pitches she’s receiving to have authors as guests on her show. While this can be a good thing when it comes to episode growth, it can also impact the amount of guests she has on, due to the extra research involved.A limited amount of time to read the books sent to herMinimal pre-release information or promo sheetsA lack of peer reviews to ensure the book and author are right for her showSince Lainey is very conscientious when it comes to who and what she shares with her audience, this extra awareness can cause problems that weren’t there before.The Continuing Problem with the Tech IndustryLainey’s background is in the tech start-up world, specifically in Silicon Valley. Being the only high-flying woman executive in the room would come with its own challenges, on top of the job any executive would need to do as part of their everyday life.It is frustrating and tiring to be the only woman in the room, and to be the only senior woman on the team.It often lead to Lainey needing to be twice as good as the men in the same position, and understand that the microscope was on her even more because of her gender.How She Ended Up Hunting with Stoned Tribesmen in TanzaniaAs digital nomads, both Lainey and her husband have traveled to numerous parts of the world, leading to a mix of scary and funny adventures.One that sticks in Lainey’s mind is when they were on a safari tour in Africa, and ended up going hunting with a bunch of stoned teenage tribesmen in Tanzania. Now that’s not something we can all say we’ve done!Join us for an entertaining chat about the writing world, the ongoing toxic masculinity in the tech world, and why being a digital nomad offers incredible life lessons if you can take the opportunity to grab them.Connect with Lainey:Lainey’s website<a...
15/04/21·53m 59s

Leave a Review and Help Feed Seniors Impacted by Covid

In this special bonus episode, I want to share how you can be part of an awesome social good initiative thanks to the good folks at Podchaser and Captivate.Podchaser is a podcast directory – think of it as the IMDB of podcasting. Here, you can follow shows, follow creators, create lists of your favourite podcasts, and more.As part of their #Reviews4Good program, Podchaser will donate $0.25 for any review left on their platform to Meals on Wheels America's Go Further fund. Additionally, for every review left on an individual episode, they will donate a further $0.25.Not only that, but any time a podcaster replies to a review, they will donate a further $0.25.Double the Donation Thanks to Captivate!But it gets even better! My podcast host, Captivate (disclaimer: I'm on the Captivate team) will match these donations for every review (show or episode) as well as podcaster reply, up to $1,000.So, technically, if you leave a review for your favourite podcast, and the podcater replies to that review, the donation to the #Reviews4Good program will be $1.00, thanks to Captivate's match.This initiative runs through the month of April, so, what are you waiting for? Create an account on Podchaser (you can sign up via email, or with your Twitter, Facebook, or Google account), or log in if you already have an accountAfter you’ve verified your email address, head over to Podchaser and search for Podcaster Stories, or click this direct linkScroll down until you see the Podcast Reviews section, and click Add a ReviewLeave the amount of Rating Stars you wish to give, and then enter your review in the Review boxClick SaveAnd that’s it – your review will now be live, and I’ll get a notification of it soon. If you do leave me a review, email me to let me know, I’d love to give you a shout out on the show!Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingMy Podcast...
08/04/21·3m 55s

Steven Webb on Managing the Stillness In the Storms

This week, I sit down with Steven Webb, host of the Stillness in the Storms podcast, a show that helps you find inner peace at difficult times.Each episode, Steven brings a different perspective and way of living life that eases your suffering. Being severely paralyzed is just a fraction of Steven’s mountain climb to find his inner peace. If Steven can sit with stillness, you can also.It’s the first time, really, that being paralyzed really creeped up.Steven talks about the moment that he hit rock bottom when he was forty. At that moment, it felt that his life had come to a grinding halt, and that he was going to be truly alone, and couldn’t see how his future was going to play out.The Dark Night of the SoulSteven talks about how, leading up to his darkest moment, he had been thinking about all the things that were going wrong in his life, and likened it to The Dark Night of the Soul, a poem by John of the Cross.I was creating everything that was terrible in the world, and I was the victim of everything.As Steven sank deeper into depression, he began drinking, and he shares how the embarrassment of needing to ask his carers to pour him a drink was a major turning point in getting his life back together.On Living in Invisible ShameOne of the things that Steven pushed back on in his early years was the belief by others that he was doing something amazing or inspiring. If he heard people say that, he’d run away. But then he realized it was pretty amazing when it came to what he’s done:Multiple charity challengesOrganizing music festivalsRunning in politics and becoming the deputy mayor electSteven talks about how it took him a long time to accept people were being genuine, and not just saying or doing something out of pity for his disability.I don’t look at it as incredible for being paralyzed to do that; it’s just incredible for me.Why It’s Important to ReflectIn one of the episodes on Steven’s podcast, he talks about the anniversary of his accident - not just to the year, but the exact day and time that it happened. In that episode, Steven recounts the moments of the day leading up to his accident.Steven does this every year, and as he mentions in our chat, he reflects more on that than he does his own birthday. He believes it’s because it was such an ordinary day like any other, until it wasn’t, that it remains so clear and so remembered.It was just an ordinary day; but we never know when it’s the last day we’ll do that ordinary thing. How His Difficult Childhood Served Him Well for What Lay AheadWhen Steven was a young child, his parents were divorced, and he, his sister, and his mum were left homeless. At the time, he thought it was a big adventure and something cool - after all, they eventually moved into a big house. It was only afterward that he learned it was a refuge for women. This knowledge of having nothing and losing everything helped shape an important mindset for what was to come.Those are the times that really decide who you’re going to be, and how you’re going to show up.Join us for an open chat about loss, adversity, affirmation, consistent persistence, and why losing everything isn’t the end of the world.Connect with Steven:Steven WebbStillness In the Storms PodcastContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:<a href="https://amzn.to/2ZOhDbC"...
02/04/21·39m 57s

James Perdue on the Power of Perseverance in Triumphing Over Adversity

This week, I sit down with Dr. James Perdue, host of the Professor of Perseverance Podcast, where he inspires you to face challenges head on in life, and motivates you to be a leader to others.Each week, James shares the stories of his guests and their powerful message of hope. James draws on his life-changing event at 19, and how that led to many changes in his life until he got to where he is today.It's not out of pity; it's out of being kind.James talks about his accident at college when he was 19, that left him immediately paralyzed. He shares the irony of how he wasn't even supposed to be playing the football game at the time, and how that "one more moment" changed his life indelibly.How Good Parents Build Good PeopleIt was clear when talking with James the love he has for his parents, and how their strength was so important when it came to his recovery and journey back from his accident.Had James had different parents, it's very likely he wouldn't be here today, at least not in the manner he is, and with the personal achievements and victories he's overcome.As kids, we'd rather take a spanking than hear the words from our parents, "I'm disappointed in you."He cites the example of doctors telling his parents that he'd be too much of a burden for them, and they should put him in a nursing home. But his parents had other ideas.Why The Triumph Over Adversity is Key for His ShowWhen it comes to sounding out guests for his show, James takes a very deliberate approach to who he wants on, and why. It's not that he doesn't want to share stories, but it's important to him that the journey is the path to a victory:he wants to make sure they're really over their challengethey have to offer hope to the listeners going through the same journeythey have to be able to help others and not display negativity James also shares how he went through the 5 stages of grief after his injury, and how that impacted his recovery process in the early days following his paralysis.The first stage of grief is denial, and part of my denial is that I was in a wheelchair.The Mindset of PerseveranceWith incredibly inspiring stories from every guest, there is something for every listener of James's show to take away from For James, there were two in particular that he always goes back to.The first is Captain Charlie Plum, who was one of the very first guests on the Professor of Perseverance Podcast. Charlie shared how a moment of fate changed his life dramatically.How many times have you heard people say this is the last thing I'm doing, and then something happens to them?The second is W. Mitchell, who has gone on to become a mentor to James. When he was in a motorcycle accident when he was younger, it resulted in 60% of his body being burnt.If that wasn't a challenge enough, four years later Mitchell suffered another tragedy, and James talks about how Mitchell's determination continues to inspire his own mindset. I used to be able to do 10,000 things. Now I can only do 9,000. - W. MitchellOn Dealing with the What If and the Why MeFor many people, we often have the "What if" conversations with ourselves. What if this happensWhat if I can't do thisWhat if I'm forever changedFor James, the first five years saw him so convinced he was going to walk again, the What If and the Why Me conversations never really came up. Later in life, his thinking has evolved, and he shares why these types of internal conversations are moot points. My thing on the What If is now, What If you don't try? You don't know...
25/03/21·48m 43s

Paul Sutton on Digital Downloads and Mental Illness Advocacy

This week, I sit down with Paul Sutton, host of the Digital Download Podcast, a show about digital communications strategy, social media marketing, and the internet.Each week, Paul discusses a specific area of digital media with an expert in their field.Paul is also a vocal advocate of mental health awareness in the communications industry, and uses his own personal battle with mental illness to continue the discussion around this important topic.I don't get people on; I address topics.Paul talks about how he came to start his podcast, and why he didn't have any expectations of the show lasting beyond a season. He shares why some of his favourite episodes are the ones where his guests have a very contrary view of the communications industry.Is Clubhouse a Replacement for Podcasting?We also talk about why he wouldn't want to launch a podcast today. However, this isn't because he feels podcasting is being superseded by the likes of Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces - far from it.Despite the millions of users making Clubhouse the latest darling of the tech world, Paul sees it as a short-term snack in the content ecosystem.We are in an on-demand world. I can't imagine using that format once the novelty had worn off.He cites the example of his friend in the UK who set an alarm for 3.00am in the morning, so she could hop on a Clubhouse chat in the US, and questions whether users will have that kind of dedication regularly.Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues in the Communications IndustryOne thing Paul has been very vocal about in recent years is his own battles with mental health, and how much of a problem this is in the communications industry.With so many communications professionals spending so much time on social media for their jobs, Paul discusses if that has an impact on mental wellness, including:whether social media impacts our mental health, or our mental health dictates our use of social mediawhy he really left Facebookhow scared he was about raising the topic of his own mental health battleswhat needs to be done to reduce mental health issues in high stress industriesPaul's own experience on this topic makes for some very open and personal insights into why there's still a problem, and what can be done to improve things.That was a bad time, but I have grown as a person and in my life and I think that's a valuable thing to do.Join us for a lively and insightful chat about the changing landscape of work, how it impacts our personal lives, and why even the darkest times can be a springboard for the lives we lead today.Connect with Paul:The Digital Download PodcastPaul on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:<a href="https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=dannybrown2" rel="noopener noreferrer"...
18/03/21·43m 34s

Some Quick Updates, and A New Community Group!

Hi, and welcome to this bonus episode of Podcaster Stories. Normal service will be resumed next week (always wanted to say that!), but in the meantime I just wanted to share some quick updates around the show.A new Facebook group for the showA fun review challenge that I'm taking part inRequesting feedback around a membership option I'm working onAs always, thanks so much for listening to the show, and sending me emails with feedback on episodes, or just to say hi - I always like receiving them and getting to know more about you.Until the next, stay safe and take care.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
11/03/21·2m 28s

John Adams on Changing the Conversation Around Dads in the Media

This week, I sit down with John Adams, host of DadPodUK, a fatherhood and family life podcast that shares the different, unique experiences of fatherhood.John's podcast comes from being a stay-at-home dad for 10 years, and the conversations he's had with other dads around the various challenges they face as dads in an increasingly changing world.Topics up for discussion this week include:how lockdown encouraged him to start the showthe most emotionally-charged interview he's done to datewhy he wants to change the conversations around dads in the mediahow he and his wife made the decision for John to be a stay-at-home dadhow his dad blog led to a charity event at Downing Street in Londonwhy finding guests can be a challenge for himwhy his show is so geared towards breaking down stereotypeswhy we need to be having more discussions about race and ethnicity at homehow lockdown added extra difficulties for his eldest daughter and her changing school levels why he believes Covid will offer positive opportunities for change with this generationwhy he believes flexible working should be available to parentshow lockdown has enabled a new dynamic at home for his wifehow he manages difficult conversations as a dad to two daughterswhy he feels fathers are in a strong position to talk to daughters about periods and menstruationhow different countries can be when it comes to gender equalitywhat his plans are for the future of his podcastwhere he sees Clubhouse fitting into the podcast ecosystemwhy he's in no rush to make video podcastsJoin me for an educational chat about fatherhood, fear of becoming invisible, the 21st century family dynamic, and more.Connect with John:DadPodUKDadBlogUKTwitterInstagramFacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Electro-Voice RE320Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesPodcast Pro Boom Arm by Accu-Lite and O.C. WhiteRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingMy Podcast ReviewsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
25/02/21·53m 10s

Jaclyn Brown on The Light Beyond Abuse and Mental Illness

This week, I sit down with Jaclyn Brown of Mental Health and Us, a podcast offering practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.Her podcast takes inspiration from her 20+ year battle with depression and anxiety, and her survival of an abusive childhood, to shine a positive light on a dark subject matter.Topics up for discussion this week include:how her podcast came from her journey with anxiety and depressionwhy she wanted to encourage more people to talk about their mental healthwhy she finds writing easier than podcasting if doing it herselfwhy being a solo podcaster made it really hard for her to get startedwhy she chooses anxiety as her niche, and how depression plays into that how mental illness changes as your life changeshow her social anxiety has benefited from the pandemic lockdownwhat are some of the challenges she's found as a mother to a child with anxiety issues during a pandemic how she came to write Young Adult bookshow her abusive childhood helped shape the characters in her early books what she's doing different for her kids versus what she experienced as a kidwhy she feels it's so important to acknowledge displays of emotionwhy she wants her podcast to be a casual and lighter approach to mental healthwhy her mother is her hero Join me for a chat about finding light in the darker tunnels that life can take you down.Connect with Jaclyn:Mental Health and Us podcastA Girl and a BookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:RODE PodMicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
11/02/21·38m 19s

Roman Mironov on Being Version 2.0 of Yourself

This week, I sit down with Roman Mironov of Be Version 2.0 of Yourself, a show that helps people create amazing and enviable relationships, and be a better you.On his podcast, Roman shares advice to and from people making a personal journey, as well as why our minds are synced the way they are, and how we can improve that. Topics up for discussion this week include:how his podcast originated as a marketing channel for himwhy he is very specific about the type of guests he has on his showwhy he had to skip an episode when his guest went too far off topichow a communications coach gave Roman some of the best advice he's hadhow his episode about eating one meal a day is his most popularwhy he looks at his lifestyle as an ongoing experimentwhy he fasts for 22 hours and eats for the two hours in-betweenwhy he really wanted to move to North America, but didn't account for the severe lonelinesshow the Covid pandemic and lockdown has made him extremely gratefulhow personal pain helps him connect more closely with clients why personal resilience is key when it comes to dealing with painwhy he's given up masturbation why associating pleasure with pornography is so dangerous why Arnold Schwarzenegger is such an inspiration to himwhy we all have the potential to be great at what we want to doJoin me for a wide-ranging chat on life, loneliness, pain, shame, and being the best version of ourselves.Connect with Roman:Roman Mironov Relationship CoachBe Version 2.0 of YourselfYouTubeFacebookTwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:RODE PodMicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
04/02/21·34m 52s

Fitz Koehler and Her Noisy Cancer Comeback

This week, I sit down with Fitz Koehler of The Fitzness Show, and author of the book My Noisy Cancer Comeback.On her podcast, Fitz talks about the smart, crazy, effective and fun stuff in fitness. Fitz is also an author and TV personality, and has an incredible story to share about her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent journey, which we talk about in this episode. Topics up for discussion this week include:why it's important that her podcast is a fun endeavourwhy she only puts out episodes when she has something to saywhy she doesn't get starstruck when working with celebritieshow male celebrities can often be under more pressure than female celebrities to look a certain waywhy doing something that won't hurt you is keyhow she came to discuss getting a husband with her teenage daughterhow she's trying to share some of her mom's teachings with her daughter, while still respecting space and room to growwhy she isn't afraid to drop the angry mom card on her son if neededwhy she started the Morning Mile fitness program for kids around the world why her diagnosis with breast cancer was not going to deter her from continuing the way she lived her lifehow she wasn't expecting the sheer amount of chemotherapy and toxic treatment she underwentwhy being loud about her cancer and treatment gave Fitz her formula to survivewhy she took the raw and honest approach when it came to her book about her cancer journey why she has big plans for her podcast and other programs in 2021why Chris Hemsworth would be a dream fitness clientSettle back for a fun, engaging, moving, and uplifting chat about motivation and finding your formula to survive.Connect with Fitz:Fitzness.comThe Fitzness ShowMy Noisy Cancer ComebackThe Morning Mile ProgramInstagramFacebookTwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:RODE PodMicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketing<a...
28/01/21·43m 40s

Coming Up on Season 3 of Podcaster Stories

Season 3 of Podcaster Stories launches on Thursday, January 28, so in this bonus episode I just wanted to share what you can expect when the new season comes out.Building on the slight change in direction in Season 2, where the show went deeper into the personal stories of my guests, Season 3 will continue to share the amazing stories of the people behind the voices of the shows we listen to.Kicking off the season will be Fitz Koehler, a breast cancer survivor who overcame a 16-month battle with cancer while continuing to try and live the life she'd built for herself prior to her diagnosis.After that, I'll be talking with Roman Prokopchuk, who at one time in his life worked for the Secret Service. Following the personal tragedy he and his wife suffered, Roman is now the foster parent to 23 kids, so I can't wait to share his story.These are just a couple of examples of the amazing guests that are lined up for this new season.A new feature of the show that I hope you'll like is the ability to recommend shows and podcasters to me. If there's someone that you feel has an amazing personal story to share, and you'd love to see their podcast reach new ears, you can send their details to me, and I'll check it out!Simply head on over to the contact page on Podcaster Stories, and follow the steps there.I hope you had a safe and happy time over the holidays. 2020 was one heck of a year, and hopefully 2021 will be the year we can start returning to some form of normality.I'm really excited to return with season 3, and can't wait to start sharing with you, starting on Thursday, January 28. I'll see you then.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:RODE PodMicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomSUNMON NT1-A Windscreen Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
14/01/21·2m 45s

The Christmas Eve Episode

Welcome to a special Christmas Eve edition of Podcaster Stories. In this episode, I'm taking a look back at some of the amazing stories my guests shared in season two of the show. Listen with me as my guests tell us about some of the things that changed their lives, and made them the person they are today.In episode 1, Jennell Riesner and Rachel Bellotti of The True North Collective spoke about why it's important to get messy when having difficult conversations.The following week, Jody Hanks and Chris Rash of The Digression Podcast talked of their time in the US air force, and why their show doesn't shy away from topics like suicide, death, and sexual assault in the armed forces.Episode 3 saw me chat with Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network, and how stress through the Covid pandemic was causing so many issues for people and businesses.In episode 4, Sarah St John of Frugalpreneur shared how she found her passion when she became an entrepreneur.In episode 5, Nate Garrison of The EXTRAordinary Podcast offered his advice on why success needs to be measured by the lifestyle you're able to craft and spend your day, as opposed to just financial success.Episode 6 saw my good friend Tim Jahn of We're Only Human explain why our lives are defined by us, and we choose the paths we walk on.In episode 7, Catherine Praisewater of Your Positive Imprint shared many inspiring and moving stories with us, including death threats to her guests, how a hospital visit changed her life, and why the small things in life are so important.Finally, in episode 8, Mark-John Clifford had some amazing personal stories to tell, including a prison stint that changed his life for the better, and one that he did for his uncle.I hope you've enjoyed this look back at the first half of season 2. Podcaster Stories will be back in the New Year with more amazing guests and stories, so don't forget to subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts - Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and more - or hop on over to Podcaster Stories where you can sign up for the free newsletter.Until the next time, have a wonderful holiday season and I hope it's a safe and happy one.TranscriptContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable -...
24/12/20·8m 10s

The Hey, I Know You Episode

In this bonus episode, I talk with someone you may recognize - me! This comes after receiving a few emails from listeners who were curious as to whether I'd ever spoken about my own podcaster journey.In this short episode, I share how long I've been podcasting and what it means to me, as well as details about two other shows of mine that I'll be relaunching in the new year.I also share some details you might not know about me, including a fun story about Sean Connery, and my time as a fairy godmother, costume and all!As we get ready to close down for the holidays, I want to thank you for listening to the show each week, and making Podcaster Stories a part of your regular podcast listening schedule.I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and manage to relax, recuperate, and spend some quality time with those that matter the most. Here's to 2021 being a better year for all.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
17/12/20·4m 27s

Mark-John Clifford of ADHD! It's All Mishegoss & More

This week, I sit down with Mark-John Clifford of ADHD! It's All Mishegoss & More, an unedited, unscripted, & refreshingly real show about living with ADHD.Topics up for discussion this week include:how he was first diagnosed with ADHDwhy he's not a fan of "gurus" selling cures for ADHDwhy he won't charge for his podcast, and instead offer his advice for freewhy his podcast doesn't have a predetermined formathow his public speaking never leans on noteshow his show has evolved over the last three yearswhy he won't release episodes 7 days a weekhow he uses his podcast as a brain dump for his thoughtswhy motivational speakers and podcasters should be taken with a pinch of saltwhy he loathes people who try to compartmentalize medical conditionwhy we need to follow advice that's specific to ushow he has one of the highest scores on the ADHD scalewhy his pet peeve are speakers peddling the same shtick and hustlehow Jim Rohn gave him the best piece of advice regarding motivationhow his podcast is therapy for himhow his life took a turn for the worse and led to a prison sentencehow his time in prison humbled him and made him appreciate the little things in lifehow his story is being talked about as a mini-series for TVwhy people complaining about the Covid lockdown don't know what a real lockdown is likewhy he'd like to make his next podcast about his time in prison and the people he methow prison can give you a chance to reinvest in yourselfwhy prison doesn't define a personhow a car accident one September morning in 2001 saved his lifeSettle back for an honest and vivid inside look into the life of someone who made mistakes, and hasn't let them define him.Connect with Mark:ADHD! It's All Mishegoss & MoreCoronavirus MishegossMark on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable -...
10/12/20·46m 42s

Catherine Praiswater of Your Positive Imprint

This week, I sit down with Catherine Praiswater of Your Positive Imprint.Your Positive Imprint is a show that highlights people from around the world whose positive achievements are inspiring positive actions.Topics up for discussion this week include:why positive stories need to be told, and how her podcast came from thatwhy she views her show as a variety showhow a visitor to her door led to her podcastwhy she wants to help share stories of people who'd normally wouldn't be recognizedhow her father's passing impacted her podcast, and then ultimately helped shape itwhy Catherine loves finding guests, and the research that goes with ithow a YouTube video led to an incredible conversation on her podcastwhy the continued relationships with her guests is the favourite part of her showhow her guests often validate the work she's doinghow leaders don't look for praise, and just do what they dohow her life was completely changed by a visit to Lithuaniathe feeling of desperation when she was handed a baby covered in bloodhow life before cell phones was so different when it comes to world affairswhy we need to appreciate, and act on, the simple things in lifewhy we need to realize we are citizens of the world if we want to be better peoplewhy Covid isn't the first time the global science community has come together to work as onewhy Covid is a once in a lifetime chance to reset how we work together as a global communitywhy one of her guests appreciated Catherine reaching out to see how he was doing during Covidhow Catherine plans to scale the show with a live offeringher advice for new podcaster, and why truth and passion is so keywho her heroes are, and whywhat her dad would have made about the show had he lived to hear ithow much of an influence her family continues to be on her showSettle back for an open and free-flowing chat about life changes and recognizing our inner value.Connect with Catherine:Your Positive ImprintFacebookInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote...
03/12/20·59m 50s

Tim Jahn of We're Only Human

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Tim Jahn of We're Only Human.We're Only Human is a podcast celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit, through conversations with people from all walks of life.Topics up for discussion this week include:how his early video show inspired the podcastthe challenges he's found switching formats from video to audiowhy going all in on the quality of the podcast is keywhy starting a podcast for the wrong reasons is doomed to failwhy getting divorced completely changed his way of lifehow he feels he gets more out of the podcast than his listenershow recording his show always brought him out of any doldrums he was experiencingwhy curiosity drives the best experiencesthe single characteristic that defines resiliencewhy we need to remind ourselves that we're all making this up as we go alonghow one specific conversation about life being a series of train journeys blew him awayhow we can define our own liveswhat his goals are for the show moving forwardwhat the unique value is that Tim can provide his listenerswhy his advice to new podcasters is to understand the motivation of why they're startingwhy your podcast needs an elevator pitchwhy we need to forego imposter syndromewhy his heroes are everyone he's chatted toSettle back for an open and free-flowing chat about life changes and recognizing our inner value.Connect with Tim:We're Only HumanTwitterInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
19/11/20·35m 40s

The Thank You Episode

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Podcaster Stories. As the show approaches the midway point of Season 2, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you.Thank you to you, the listeners, who have added this show to your regular listening habit, resulting in the show growing week on week since launch earlier this year.Thank you to my guests:Jaclyn BrownGini DietrichBob ReedMark AsquithJeff EspositoBob DunnLisa GerberZach Moreno and Rockwell FelderPete CannDr. Alice KerbyLefteris StatharasMark TaylorSusan Diaz and Will LamontEric BarnhartJenell Riesner and Rachel BellottiJody Hanks and Chris RashMichael LevittSarah St. JohnNate Garrisonfor sharing their stories with me, and for being so open and gracious with their time while doing so.Thank you to the kind folks who have left a review for Podcaster Stories, Reviews help other listeners like you find the show for themselves, so thank you. And if you want to leave a review of your own, simply go to lovethepodcast.com/podcasterstories and choose where you want to leave the review. And thank you to the podcasting community for the way they're always willing to help others grow, and to the...
12/11/20·1m 50s

Nate Garrison of The EXTRAordinary Podcast

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Nate Garrison of The EXTRAordinary Podcast.The EXTRAordinary Podcast profiles ordinary people living extraordinary lives, who adhere to a lifestyle by design mindset.Topics up for discussion this week include:how Nate's show evolved from being a co-hosted show into a solo hosthow the show came about from a personal development program that Nate created, the 8 Keys 2 Greathow Covid changed the way he records and plans his showhow he used to identify cities and advertise he was coming that way, to find guests for his showhow Nate identifies what he feels would make an interesting guest for his show and listenerswhy he adheres to a lifestyle by design mindsetwhy Covid has seen both a positive and negative change in personal behaviourshow our lives have the chance to be redefined post-Covidwhat the 18 month rule is for podcasting, and why he uses itthe two episodes that stand out for himhow his endurance sports lifestyle prepares him for handling disappointment in lifethe moment he found he needed to step away from corporate lifewhy you should judge success by how your life meets your actual needs, versus your material successeshow his goal is to gain something from every guest he interviewshis plans for scaling his podcast, and why he's looking forward to getting back to in-person interviewswhy he has no interest in interviewing celebrities and uber-successful peoplewhy meaningful conversations make for the best podcastswhy his biggest piece of advice for podcasters is to be consistentwhy his parents are his heroesSettle back for an enlightening talk about making and living by your own rules.Connect with Nate:Eight Keys to GreatThe EXTRAordinary PodcastFailures, Adventures, and Funny StoriesInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder -...
05/11/20·41m 27s

Sarah St John of Frugalpreneur

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Sarah St John of the Frugalpreneur podcast.Frugalpreneur shows people how to build a business on a bootstrapped budget, and interviews entrepreneurs to answer your questions about being successful online.Topics up for discussion this week include:how the show originally started as a complementary piece to market her bookhow podcasting introduces you to so many people that can help youhow her change to an interview-style show reignited her podcasting passionhow a lack of podcasting resources saw her start her own company to offer exactly thatwhy she took almost a year off from her podcast, and how Covid presented an opportunity to relaunchhow the experience has been, compared to her expectations for ithow Covid has made her much more focused and consistent with her showwhy she prefers the intimacy of podcastinghow her own networking opportunities have exploded through the podcasthow she found her love of entrepreneurshipthe episodes that have stood out for her, and whyhow she takes something away from every guest she has on her showhow she's taken the best of her shows and created an online podcasting coursewhy she's aiming to do more solo shows in 2021what advice she'd give new podcasterswhy being a guest on podcasts is so key to growing your businesswhy John Lee Dumas is her heroSettle back for a look at entrepreneurship on a budget, and how podcasting can help drive the goals and results you're looking for.Connect with Sarah:Sarah St John websiteThe Frugalpreneur showPodcast Resource DirectoryPodSeamContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
29/10/20·32m 7s

Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network Show.The Breakfast Leadership Network Show interviews global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and marketing experts to show the audience the right steps (no shortcuts!) to grow your business and your life.Topics up for discussion this week include:why he moved from only working with C-suite executives to companies looking to improve the mental well-being of their employeeshow the pandemic is creating a tsunami of mental health issues and burnout at worka report by Monster.com that showed 7/10 employees are suffering from burnoutwhy burnout and stress was ignored by business for so longhow insurance claims for mental health issues in the workplace are skyrocketingwhy corporate initiatives around talking about mental health are key to a better work environmentwhy we, as humans, need better boundaries when it comes to how we live how a nutritionist can help relieve stress and burnouthow stress is a key element in the cause of more than 20 chronic diseaseshow Michael's cardiac event in 2009 saw him realize the importance of nutrition and lifestylehow government can increase healthier lifestyles by proper food pricing when it comes to good food versus junk foodhow multitasking adds to our stress levelshow the over-subscription of antibiotics has hindered our ability to have a clean digestive systemhow Michael's Breakfast Leadership Show has evolved to include guests, and how that's seen his show evolve exponentiallyhow the conversations on the podcast have helped him grow professionallyhow podcasting is the equivalent of all your favourite radio shows in one playlisthow using themes for his weekdays helps Michael keep his stress under controlhow a period of 369 days between 2009 and 2010 flipped his life completely, due to burnout why he had to completely reinvent himself after that periodhow the signs of burnout are visible, if we know how to recognize themwhy we need to look at what others are doing, and give them the benefit of the doubt as opposed to getting stressed about their intentionsMichael's goals for the future of his show and his idea of spin-offs in 2021why he takes time off at the end of the year to relax, recharge, and revisit his goalshow podcasting has made it easy to connect with people you might struggle to have connected with pre-social media and internet dayswhy Michael respects Alan Muhally as a leader, and why Winston Churchill is his favourite leader of all timehow it's lonely as a leaderSettle back for an insightful episode about not only leadership, but why - without looking after ourselves - there won't be any leaders to start with.Connect with Michael:The Breakfast Leadership NetworkFacebookTwitterInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio Interface<a href="https://amzn.to/2Vp7HDM"...
22/10/20·50m 49s

Jody Hanks and Chris Rash of The Digression Podcast

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Jody Hanks and Chris Rash of The Digression Podcast.The Digression Podcast was born out of just about every conversation Chris and Jody ever had. What would ordinarily be a five-minute conversation easily becomes an hour and a half of asides, anecdotes, detours, transitions, tangents, war stories, wanderings, and ramblings.Topics up for discussion this week include:how their 20+ year career in the US Air Force built their close friendship, and resulted in the podcasthow Chris "maintained people" and how that shaped his later lifehow their show had been prepping itself for 10 years offline before becoming the podcast it is todayhow afternoon scotch and sake drove their creative juiceswhy tech was their biggest challenge when it came to starting the showhow the show grew from a once-a-month experiment to today's free-flowing version why engagement from their audience, and the feedback they get, is one of the best parts of doing the showwhy their goal is to entertain, but to also discuss deeper topics on the show, like the military deaths at Fort Hood as well as sexual assault in the armed forceshow their own personal experiences offer insights into personal issues experienced in the militarywhy the Apollo Moon Landing episode they did for the 50th anniversary remains a favouritehow both Jody and Chris have a personal connection to these NASA missionswhy they don't let conspiracy theorists and flat earthers get to themhow they got involved in rebuilding programs at Fort Keesler in Biloxi, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina  how conditions were like an overseas deployment when it came to the facilities and hospital at Keeslerwhy it was key to rebuild the people and their morale first to start rebuilding the basehow Chris, his wife, and their newborn had to live in a ramshackle RV immediately after the birthhow they had to face two more hurricanes while they were rebuilding Keesler, and deal with the additional damage they broughthow the way a young airman graduating from Airman Leadership School was treated highlighted the changes that needed to be made at the basewhy they had to change the lame squadron "cheer" into something more inspiringhow much of a culture change they had to initiate at the tophow they improved the fitness of those under their wing to be amongst the best on the basehow Jody and Chris have heard from people since they retired on why the processes and personal touch they put in place is missedwhy the best way to go through life is to not take things too seriouslytheir best piece of advice for new podcastersSettle back for an entertaining episode where two air force vets share their lessons on life, military service, building loyalty, and more.Connect with Jody and Chris:The Digression PodcastFacebookTwitterInstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio...
14/10/20·43m 17s

Jenell Riesner and Rachel Bellotti of The True North Collective

This week on Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Jenell Riesner and Rachel Bellotti of The True North Collective.The True North Collective is a gathering of un-sugar-coated conversations on authenticity, created by the real-life real-life documentation of two humans discovering and hacking what it means to reconnect with our own true north. Topics up for discussion this week include:how their career backgrounds made for a perfect foil for their podcasthow Rachel's cancer battle in her teens made her question her identityhow their approach to life brought them togethertheir plans for a more nomadic lifestyle in 2021how the conversations they have with guests on their podcast has affirmed the goals they have with ithow they've opened up more as their show has evolvedwhy being "messy" in life makes living more authenticwhy they started the Amplify mini-series, to share the untold stories of black, indigenous, and people of colourwhy we need to stop, listen, and truly learn about what others are going throughwhy we need to use our platforms more to help those that don't have one of their ownthe episodes that have stood out for them, and whywhy getting things wrong is perfectly normalwhy new podcasters should follow Nike's slogan, and just do it when it comes to starting their showwho their personal heroes are, and whySettle back for an engaging episode where Jenell and Rachel talk about why we need to look at our lives to see if we're making the most of our opportunities.Connect with Jenell and Rachel:The True North CollectiveThe True North Collective PodcastThe Amplify PodcastFollow on InstagramSubscribe on YouTubeFollow on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis...
07/10/20·39m 42s

Coming Up On Season 2 of Podcaster Stories

In season 1 of Podcaster Stories, I got to chat with some amazing podcasters, all with great tips to share on podcasting. From getting started to lessons learned along the way, and tips and tricks that you can use to grow your own show, if you're a podcaster yourself.My guests also shared their personal stories, including recovery from substance abuse, mental health struggles, sexual and physical abuse, and more. It was an incredibly humbling first season, and I'm so grateful to each and every one of them for sharing their story.In season 2, you can expect more of the same, and there are some incredible guests lined up with more inspiring stories to share. I'm touched that so many of you have added Podcaster Stories to your lives, and I can't wait to share more in Season 2, launching on Thursday, Oct 8.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
24/09/20·54s

Bonus Episode: Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, and Moments of Stillness, with Josh Currivan

Being an entrepreneur can be hard. Coping with mental health issues while growing and running your own business can add immense stress, both to you personally and those around you.This is something that green industry professional Josh Currivan knows only too well. The last time we chatted, we spoke about his younger life, his upbringing, his mental health issues, and how that had led him to where he is today.In this bonus episode of Podcaster Stories, we catch up one year later to talk about mental health and entrepreneurship, and how the two are intertwined.Topics on the menu includeWhat it means to be an entrepreneur while coping with mental healthHow it can impact your personal, family, and professional lifeHow having ADHD impacts your businessWhy the predominantly male-dominated green industry still needs to talk more about mental healthWhy it's important to take moments of stillness for yourselfSettle back for a chat about the pressures of wanting to succeed, why you need to take the emotion out of business decisions to, and why the "go after everything" mindset is hurting you.Connect with Josh:Josh Currivan on InstagramThe WeScape podcastContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
24/08/20·34m 15s

Who'd You Like to Appear on Podcaster Stories?

Four months in, and there's been a great collection of guests already. From talking about alcohol addiction, to how to promote science in an increasingly anti-science world, to inspiring kids through education, and much more - it's been a pleasure so far!I have some great guests coming up in the next few weeks and months, but I'd also like to hear from you - who would you like to see appear on the show?Simply head on over to Podcaster Stories, and click on the Contact tab in the navigation bar. There. you'll find a simple form to fill in, and send on over to me.The show's also getting great feedback and reviews, so thank you so much for that! If you enjoy the show, I'd love for you to leave a review on iTunes so other listeners can find the show too.Thanks again for being part of the show, and I'll speak to you soon.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
07/08/20·1m 6s

Eric Barnhart of the Mindful Moment Podcast

In episode 14 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Eric Barnhart, host and founder of Urban Contemplatives and the Mindful Moment podcast.With a tagline of “creating mindful moments for active lives”, each 15-minute episode features conversations with artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens.Topics up for discussion this week include:how Star Wars inspired his love for music, which inspired his eventual careerhow that love for music got him a degree in jazz piano, which led to him working in churches”creating mindful moments for active lives”how he’s met other like-minded folks through this association with the churchwhy divisiveness is a global issue versus a beliefs issuehow Eric’s seen the very best and the very worst of humanity over the last 25 yearshow the podcast came about due to the Covid pandemicwhy allowing yourself to hear your belief is more effective than being told what to believehow he deals with people that are trying to push their own agendahow shared learning through open dialogue is key to a positive communityhow Star Wars fans can be very similar to those with fervent beliefswhy you can have polarizing viewpoints yet still agree on something if it connects with, or moves, youwhy none of us are experts – in life, in religion, in culture, and morewhy we need to stop fretting about the things that don’t really matterhow Western culture still needs to catch up with other cultures when it comes to mindfulnesshow Thomas Merton played such a huge part in Eric’s life and goals with Urban Contemplatives and the Mindful Moment podcasthow true Christianity is about humility and being there for others, no matter whathow Mysticism creates fear in some Christian corners, and why it shouldn’twhere Eric sees the podcast evolving over the next 12 monthswhy good ramen is key to a happy lifehow his love of Jethro Tull helped him learn guitar, even when holding the guitar upside down!how the music industry has paved the way for content creators across all mediums when it comes to distribution and productionSettle back for an enlightening episode where Eric shares what may be the best pathway to peace in our lifetime.Connect with Eric:Urban ContemplativesMindful Moment PodcastUrban Contemplatives on FacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:<a...
30/07/20·50m 59s

Susan Diaz and Will Lamont of The 4AM Report

In episode 13 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Susan Diaz and Will Lamont, business partners at c+p digital, and co-hosts of The 4AM Report.The show combines marketing discussions, societal issues, wacky lessons from marketing mishaps, and more. Having just celebrated the one year anniversary of the show, Susan and Will dropped in to talk about the experience so far.Topics up for discussion this week include:how their love of asking people questions, and going with the flow, resulted in the podcasthow the 4am hook came from being up at 4am in the morning as agency owners, worrying about clients, work projects, etcwhether they would have a live show at 4am in the morninghow they use bonus content in the 4pm show, Thirsty Thursdayhow they became comfortable with controversial topics on their showwhy marketing should be fun, and how they’re using their show to promote thatwhy brands need to be be consistent when talking about their values around societal issueshow Will’s behind the scenes experience has helped the podcast overallwhy having a co-host helps drive the efficiency of their own podcast, and those they produce for otherswhy they’re particularly proud of their episode that talked about a scandal the Canadian Prime Minister was involved inwhy you need to learn to be okay with being uncomfortable to bring the best showwhy you need to look beyond the vanity metrics of your show to see the true impactwhy getting over their imposter syndrome has helped get high visibility guestswhy podcasting is the perfect medium to keep your networking opportunities live during the pandemichow your podcast can drive multiple arms of your content strategyhow Will found himself travelling with Canadian cheese across countryConnect with Susan and Will:The 4AM Reportc+p digitalSusan on LinkedInWill on LinkedInc+p digital content academyContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote...
23/07/20·30m 54s

Mark Taylor of Education on Fire

In episode 12 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Mark Taylor, host and creator of the Education on Fire podcast, a show for teachers, parents, and mentors to help them support children.The show share stories and resources that Mark hopes will support children to thrive and be able to live their best lives.Topics up for discussion this week include:how the idea for the podcast came aboutwhy it’s more than just a resource for parents and educatorswhy he believes passion is key in anything you dowhy networking is keyhow Covid-19 has impacted the educational spacewhy we should stop saying “kids need to catch up” when talking about the 2020 school yearwhy the education system needs to change to a more open approachthe two episodes that have really stood out for him so farwhy it’s okay to give up on a projecthow to integrate multiple show ideas to create the best podcast you canwhat advice he’d give to new podcastersSettle back for an informative and insightful chat about why you need to not only have great content, but know the audience you’re creating that content for.Connect with Mark:Education on FirePrimary Education on FireContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
18/07/20·34m 57s

Lefteris Statharas of Lefteris Asks Science

In episode 11 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Lefteris Statharas of the Lefteris Asks Science podcast.Driven by both his passion for science, and his professional work as a mechanical engineer, Lefteris started his podcast as a way to bring scientists together to demystify their professions, and show how fun science can be.With a natural curiosity and an easy-going manner, Lefteris has a simple goal – to see what drives people with passion, and to get more people interested in, and passionate about, science.Topics up for discussion this week include:how the idea for the podcast came about after a chat with a peerwhich type of science drives his curiositythe episodes that have stood outwhy there seems to be such an anti-science stance in some countries, with the US probably being the worst culprit, as evidenced by Covid-19how social media has enabled more interest in sciencethe cultural and scientific differences between Greece, where Lefteris originates from, and Singapore, where he currently lives and workswho his all time hero is, and whySettle back for an engaging conversation around science, the rabbit holes of Reddit and the internet, and more.Connect with Lefteris:Lefteris Asks Science podcastLefteris on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Samson Q2U MicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
10/07/20·33m 38s

Dr. Alice Kerby of Beyond the Pink Cloud

In episode 10 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Dr. Alice Kerby of the Beyond the Pink Cloud podcast.After suffering from severe stress while going through her doctorate, Dr. Alice fell into a downward spiral of alcohol abuse. This continued until she realized her problem, and she has been sober for three years since.It's this experience that led Dr. Alice to starting the Beyond the Pink Cloud podcast, where she talks to people that have overcome their own battles with substance abuse, as well as inspired others by living their best lives.Topics up for discussion this week include:how the podcast grew from her own recovery from alcohol abusehow the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to higher stress and addiction temptationhow we're adding to our stress levels while working from homehow the show's direction has evolved from recovery-focused to multiple fields of expertise across various topicswhy she's inspired by people living their dreamssome of the hurdles that are hard to overcome when dealing with abusehow the drinking culture of different countries affects addiction levelsthe fear of sharing her story in the first few episodeshow she became a semi-professional fire dancerSettle back for an open and honest discussion about addiction, recovery, and what that means to the people afflicted, and those surrounding them.Connect with Dr. Alice:The Kerby MethodBeyond the Pink Cloud podcastDr. Alice on FacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
25/06/20·27m 15s

Pete Cann of the Laughter & Positivity with Pete Podcast

In episode nine of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Pete Cann of the Laughter & Positivity with Pete podcast.After building an agency for chefs for 11 years, the Covid-19 pandemic put Pete's business on hold, and he had to furlough his team. However, this allowed him to focus on a podcast idea he'd been thinking about for a while.Taking his cue from a virtual event called the Laughter Phone, Pete expanded on how he used positivity and laughter in his business to start his Laughter & Positivity show, and bring the world of laughter yoga and laughter professionals to a wider audience.Topics up for discussion this week include:how he first got into being a laughter professionalhis process for the show, as it switches between just featuring him and having guests as wellthe episode that stuck with him the mostwhy his life could have been vastly different if he'd stuck on the path he was on as a younger manwhy Covid-19 has been an opportunityhow you can use laughter yoga techniques in your everyday lifeSettle back for a fun and interesting chat on why laughter truly is good for the soul.Connect with Pete:PeteCann.comThe Laughter & Positivity PodcastContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
18/06/20·27m 38s

Zach Moreno and Rockwell Felder of SquadCast

In episode eight of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Zach Moreno and Rockwell Felder of remote recording platform SquadCast, and the Between 2 Mics podcast.After looking to use a remote recording solution for their internal team meetings, both Zach and Rock were disillusioned at what was on the market. They knew audio and reliability could be better, and so SquadCast was born.They believed remote recording should - and, more importantly, could - be just as good as offline audio recording. We sit down to discuss the evolution of SquadCast, and how the podcaster experience is at the forefront of everything they do.Topics up for discussion this week include:How limitations of other remote platforms led to the creation of SquadCastWhy SquadCast is built from the podcaster's viewpointHow Zach and Rock's day jobs led them to how they approached SquadCastWhy audio quality equal to offline recording was a core goalHow SquadCast's progressive upload technology differentiates them from othersHow SquadCast solved the problem of audio drift in remote recordingsWhy the SquadCast team refuse to settle for the status quoHow the users of SquadCast have driven the direction of the platformHow they're trying to help educate remote podcasters through their Remote Podcast Stats Report and State of Remote Podcasting webinarWhy data shows the use of headphones should be mandatory for all podcasters How their well-known Board members and advisors became involvedHow the reciprocity of the podcast community drives Zach and RockWhy analytics is the next big challenge to bust in podcastingWhy new podcasters shouldn't get bogged down by the technical side of thingsWhy tools should concentrate on solving existing problems, not ones that haven't been found yetWhy you shouldn't be discouraged early in your podcasting journeyWhat Zach and Rock appreciate about each otherSettle back for an open and interesting chat about remote recording, and why settling for the status quo will only hold the podcasting industry back.Connect with SquadCast:SquadCast.fmBetween 2 Mics podcastSquadCast on FacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketing<a href="https://squadcast.fm/?ref=dannybrown3" rel="noopener noreferrer"...
10/06/20·30m 40s

Lisa Gerber of The Gear Show

In episode seven of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Lisa Gerber, owner of Big Leap Creative and host of The Gear Show.After making her name as a communications pro and marketer, Lisa decided she wanted to attract more clients in the space - outdoor lifestyle - she was interested most in, and The Gear Show was born.Talking with the people behind her favourite brands and companies, The Gear Show pivoted somewhat after 10 episodes, to feature more on the people behind the corporate front.Topics up for discussion this week include:How the loss of clients and talking to friends led to the show ideaHow she started the show talking about gear before pivotingWhy she pivoted to more personal stories behind the gear headsHow she makes her guests feel comfortableWhy researching guests makes for a richer experienceWhy Howard Stern's interview technique is what she aims forThe interviews that have had the most impact on herWhy new podcasters should just start and not overthink thingsHow she won her school's award for a foreign languageSettle back for a fun, engaging chat about following your dreams, and why you should never be afraid to change even when something has been going for a while.Connect with Lisa:The Gear ShowLisa on InstagramBig Leap CreativeContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
04/06/20·24m 59s

Bob Dunn of Do the Woo Podcast

In episode six of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Bob Dunn, founder of BobWP and host of Do the Woo Podcast.After making his name in the WordPress community, Bob has continued to grow his reputation in the WooCommerce space, showcasing the platform's features and benefits when it comes to e-commerce using the WordPress platform.In this week’s show, I sit down with Bob to talk about pivoting your brand, where WooCommerce is headed, how he and his wife beat IKEA's marketing department, and more.Topics on the menu include:Why he made the pivot from purely WordPress to WooCommerceHow he's grown as a podcaster from launching different showsWhy he chose the WooCommerce platform to concentrate onWhere he sees the future of WooCommerceWhy you should pinpoint exactly what you want to do when launching a podcastHow he and his wife beat out the multi-national retailer IKEA for a marketing awardSettle back for an informative show about the WooCommerce platform, building a niche, finding your passion when it comes to podcasting, and more.Connect with Bob:BobWP.comBob on TwitterDo the Woo podcastContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
28/05/20·27m 38s

Jeff Esposito of Kaspersky Security

In episode five of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Jeff Esposito, Global Head of Regional Social Media at Kaspersky, and co-host of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast.After being an early adopter of social media, and working on the PR and communications side of VistaPrint, Jeff started at Kaspersky, where he uses the company's podcast to educate both consumers and business of the importance of online security and data protection.In this week’s show, I sit down with Jeff to talk about the changing face of security, and some of the things you can do to protect yourself.Topics on the menu include:Why the Kaspersky podcast was launchedHow the dark web operatesHow to monitor what your kids are doing onlineHow to protect your family from hackersSome simple tips on securing your home network without breaking the bankWhy you should never pick up random USB sticksSettle back for an informative show about security, what privacy online really looks like, and why you should never assume businesses have your best interests at heart.Connect with Jeff:The Transatlantic Cable PodcastJeff on TwitterKaspersky blogContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
21/05/20·22m 43s

Mark Asquith of Rebel Base Media

In episode four of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with podcasting veteran Mark Asquith, CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, as well as host of many podcasting shows and resources.After getting started in podcasting way back in 2013, Mark realized there was a gap in the market for the kinds of tools and services that podcasters were crying out for. This led to the birth of Rebel Base Media and its slew of podcasting services, including podcast host Captivate.fm.In this week's show, I sit down with Mark to talk about his podcasting journey and where he sees the medium going next.Topics on the menu include:How his love of the DC Universe first got him into podcastingWhy he thinks like a geek when it comes to his approach to podcastingWhy he's glad the industry has moved away from tech gobbledegookWhy podcasters need to buy into the Podcaster's Presence PromiseWhy podcasters shouldn't worry about sponsorship until they're truly readyWhere he sees Spotify's entry into the podcasting world goingHow his hair metal past saw him appear on the same stage as rock legends WhitesnakeSettle back for an enlightening conversation about someone who's immensely passionate about not just podcasting as a medium, but in helping those who want to be part of it, too.Connect with Mark:MarkAsquith.comRebel Base MediaMark on TwitterMark on FacebookMark on InstagramContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
14/05/20·19m 4s

Bob Reed of The Old Man Podcast

In episode three of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Bob Reed, Communications Strategy Lead at Element-R Partners, LLC, and co-host of The Old Man Podcast.After shooting the crap with his neighbour Dave, over the years, both men realized they might have something that others may enjoy listening to as well. And so The Old Man Podcast was born, taking a look at life through the lenses of two men as they approach their 60th birthdays.Bob also talks about why he's so passionately vocal about the political happenings in his country, as well as why he won't discuss religion. He also shares his mean impressions of the characters in the classic TV show, Taxi.Topics on the menu include:When he and Dave first realized their neighbourly meanderings might make for a good showHow a personal tragedy sidelined the showHis goals for the relaunch of the showWhy he isn't apologetic for his political posts on FacebookWhy religion is something he won't discuss onlineThe funniest line he's ever heard, from the TV show TaxiHis impression of the actor delivering that lineSettle back for a fun and engaging conversation about two friends making a podcast, and how that's been received not just by older men, but women, too.Connect with Bob:The Old Man PodcastElement-RBob on LinkedInBob on FacebookContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
07/05/20·25m 55s

Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks

In episode two of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Gini Dietrich, CEO of communications agency Arment Dietrich, Inc., and founder/host of the award-winning Spin Sucks blog and podcast.Having made the move from co-hosting a PR podcast into her own show where she takes the led, Gini shares what that transition has been like, along with lessons learned along the way, how the show has grown exponentially, and more.She also talks about the personal change that came in her life seven years ago, and how that's changed the way she's approached life and business in general.Topics on the menu include:How the data that showed only 1% of podcasters were female spurred her into actionWhat's been the biggest challengeHow the Spin Sucks podcast is the #1 lead driver for her agencyThe best piece of advice she has for new podcastersHow she came to adopt her daughter AddieHow it took almost three years to finalize the adoptionWho Gini's all-time hero isSettle back for a fun and enlightening conversation on podcasting for communicators, and how business owners need to look after themselves and their employees first.Connect with Gini:Spin Sucks the blogSpin Sucks the podcastGini on TwitterContact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
01/05/20·23m 40s

Coming Your Way in May and June on Podcaster Stories

The months of May and June see some cool guests appearing on Podcaster Stories. In this bonus episode, I share who you can expect to hear from in the next few weeks.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
29/04/20·3m 11s

Talking With My Wife About My Depression

In this special episode of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with my wife, Jaclyn, to talk about my recent diagnosis with depression, how that’s changed me, what I’m doing to cope with it, and more.Topics on the menu include:The symptoms I was experiencing in the lead-up to the diagnosisWhat made me seek help, as opposed to continuing to deal with it aloneHow my life has changed since that first diagnosisAre the therapy sessions and medications I’m on a quick fix?What advice I’d give for anyone suffering the same symptomsSettle back for an open and honest conversation between my wife and I as we talk about something that still isn’t discussed as much as it should be.Connect with Jaclyn:Mental Health and MeMental Health and Me on PinterestMental Health and Me on InstagramMental Health and Me podcastMental Health and Me on Facebook (private group)Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
22/04/20·10m 27s

What to Expect from Podcaster Stories

We listen to our favourite podcasts, but don't always get to know the people behind the voices of the shows we listen to. Podcaster Stories looks to change that.I'm Danny Brown, and I’ve met many people who’ve shared their stories of overcoming adversity, like abuse, cancer, and more. Their stories inspired me to start Podcaster Stories.Each episode will have a conversation with podcasters across the world, and share their story – what motivates them, why they started their show, how they grew their show, and more. We’ll also get to hear their personal stories, and how that’s shaped them to be the person they are today.Released weekly every Thursday, episodes are between 30-40 minutes long, and can be found on all popular podcasting apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. You can also subscribe to the show’s newsletter, and get each week’s episode delivered directly to your email inbox, as well as exclusive content and behind the scenes snippets from the show.Billed as "a must listen for podcast lovers", and highly rated for its excellent research and conversational style, Podcaster Stories is the show for you if you're looking to know more about the people behind the voice.Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewingThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podder - https://www.podderapp.com/privacy-policyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
21/04/20·1m 12s
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