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Podcast Junkies on Smash Notes

Podcast Junkies podcast.

March 17, 2020

Podcast Junkies was born out of a genuine interest in and curiosity for this growing league of podcast hosts. It's hosted by Harry Duran. It features wide-ranging, authentic and sometimes candid interviews with this family of voices behind the microphone. The shows themselves cover a variety of topics such as Business, Finance Entrepreneurism, History, Comedy, Storytelling and more. Podcast Junkies explores the motivations behind the podcast's inception and allows the listener to connect on a more personal level with some of their favorite hosts.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Harry welcomes to the show, educator, author and podcast consultant, Joe Casabona. Joe is the host of How I Built It, a podcast that provides insight from tech savvy small business owners and developers on how they built their products, from idea to execution.

In this episode, Harry and Joe talk about Joe’s circuitous route to entrepreneurship, from a stint teaching at the collegiate level to eventually reaching self-employment and launching his own podcasting company. Joe opens up about his prior role at an agency and the decision to leave to pursue his passion. He shares lessons he’s learned throughout the years, including why curiosity is a major key success factor in life. Finally, Joe shares something he’s changed his mind about recently and speaks to why his inquisitive nature has made him a naturally gifted podcast host.

Harry welcomes to the show, executive producer and podcast host, Jen Briney. Jen is the host of the Congressional Dish Podcast, a twice-monthly show that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jen fills her listeners in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives.

In this episode, Harry and Jen talk about the genesis of Jen’s Congressional Dish podcast and why it’s focused more on government than politics. Have you ever wondered why we focus more on the Presidency than Congress, the branch of government that writes, debates and passes the bills that become laws that impact our daily lives? Jen talks about crypto, the political awakening that is happening in our society today and the power of being informed.

Harry welcomes to the show, professional podcast producer, editor and host, Jason DeFillippo. Jason is the co-host of Grumpy Old Geeks, a no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Since 1994, Jason’s launched hundreds of websites as either a programmer, designer or founder. Almost eight years ago, he pivoted from programming to full time podcast producer, editor, and host.

In this episode, Harry and Jason geek out over the podcast industry, how far they’ve both come as professional podcasters and what the future holds for the medium. Jason opens up about his journey as a podcaster, specifically how he’s honed his hosting skills and what inspired him to start Grumpy Old Geeks. He speaks to the work he did on the Art of Charm, the impact COVID- 19 had on podcast downloads and his feelings on dynamic ads and monetization.