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
Podcaster, author, speaker and founder at Must Amplify and We Are Podcast, Ronsley Vaz joins the show to discuss the work he’s done at his award-winning digital marketing agency. Through his range of podcasts, including Bond Appetit (ended November 2019), Should I Start a Podcast and The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Ronsley has been downloaded and listened to more than five million times in 133 countries. In this episode, Harry and Ronsley discuss entrepreneurship, personal growth development and the incredibly powerful nature of podcasts as a platform for education and change.
Founder of True Native Media and the host of Podcast Advertising Playbook, Heather Osgood joins the show to share her experience working in advertising and how she transitioned to the podcast industry. In this episode, Harry and Heather discuss the work Heather is doing to help brands and businesses leverage podcast advertising to achieve their goals. They discuss best practices for monetizing podcasts, how Heather has grown as a podcast host and Heather’s most recent project, The Podcast Moneymaker Course.
Founder, content creator and podcast aficionado, Arielle Nissenblatt joins the show to share her experience working in the podcast industry. Arielle currently holds the role of Community Manager at SquadCast, where she works to build community with podcasters and creators around the world. In this episode, Harry and Arielle discuss Arielle’s two podcasts, Counter Programming & Feedback with Ear Buds, the evolution of Arielle’s career and what it means to build true community.
Entrepreneur, writer and podcaster, Mollie McGlocklin joins the show to discuss her experience with sleep optimization through technology, accountability, and behavioral change. Mollie is the host of the Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, a show that exists to transform the conversation around sleep and shift the paradigm of wellness to make sleep the #1 focus in the journey towards great health.
In this episode, Harry and Mollie discuss Mollie’s entrepreneurial journey, lessons she has learned from launching a successful newsletter and podcast, and best practices we can follow to optimize our own sleep patterns and habits.
Author, entrepreneur and podcaster, Brad Hart joins the show to discuss his experience helping people build mastermind groups to increase their income and impact exponentially. Brad is the host of the Make More Marbles Podcast, a show that features interviews with the top entrepreneurs, game changers and future makers in order to teach others to harness their creativity and replace limiting beliefs. In this episode, Harry and Brad discuss Brad’s journey of personal discovery, his unique belief outlook on business and life and the power of helping others.
Investigative reporter and podcast producer, Jordan Gass-Poore' joins the show to discuss her experience in journalism, including years reporting for various outlets throughout the US and UK, as well as working in live radio and editing audio for air.
Jordan works on a variety of topical podcasts, including Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus & Sounds Like Hate. In this episode, Harry and Jordan discuss their favorite horror movies, what life has been like in New York City during Covid-19, and Jordan’s unique ability to curate compelling audio content.
Author, podcaster and LinkedIn coach, Andy Foote joins the show to discuss his background as a LinkedIn ‘brand-ologist.’ Andy is the host of Foote-Notes, a podcast where he interviews intrinsically interesting people that he has met on LinkedIn. In this episode, Harry and Andy discuss Andy’s specific style of content writing, his initial foray into the world of podcasting and how he has leveraged LinkedIn as a medium for digital marketing.
Actor, singer, writer and director, Tyler Martin joins the show to discuss his show, Have a Blessed Gay, a weekly spiritual-comedy podcast that explores social norms, current events, mental health, religions, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. In this episode, Harry and Tyler discuss Tyler’s background in theatre, how he got involved in podcasting and the brand and platform he has built for the LGBTQ community through his podcast.
Writer, publisher and podcast host, Nick Quah joins the show to discuss his unconventional career path and podcasting journey. Nick is the host of Servant of Pod, a show that explores the culture of podcasting through conversations with producers, hosts, and executives in the industry. In this episode, Harry and Nick discuss the genesis and growth of Nick’s Hot Pod newsletter, the inspiration to start Servant of Pod and the current state of podcast media.
Scott Miller is an Executive Vice President (EVP) of Thought Leadership at FraklinCovey a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and Inc.com columnist. He is also the host of ON Leadership, a weekly podcast from FranklinCovey that provides helpful tips and advice on how to become a better leader. In this episode, Harry and Scott discuss the genesis of the ON Leadership podcast and how Scott has grown as a podcast host and interviewer. Scott expounds on his passion for leadership, the role of thought leadership and the fundamental leadership competencies of self-awareness, listening and compassion.
Dave Zohrob is the co-founder and CEO of Chartable, a podcast analytics company that allows users to track and analyze their shows to grow their audience and business. Prior to cofounding Chartable, Dave was a Venture Hacker at AngelList, where he founded their NYC office. He also co-founded two startups reaching millions of users on iOS and the web and was also an engineer at HOTorNOT and Microsoft. In this episode, Harry and Dave discuss Dave’s background in tech and what inspired him to form Chartable. They speak to best practices for businesses to expand their branded podcasts and how analytics can assist businesses in maximizing podcasts in general.
Liz Lajoie, Zen Money Strategist & CFO, helps entrepreneurs master their finances and grow thriving businesses that support their passions and advance their big missions. Liz is also an accomplished speaker and the international two-time best-selling author of From Zero to Zen and Zen Money Map. In this episode, Harry and Liz discuss the sensitive topic of business and personal finance, the concept of ‘Zen Money’ and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.