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Jan 12, 2017

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I was reading an article where West Word was interviewing Dana Gould (Who I find hilarious) and they asked him he still does his podcast (the Dana Gould Hour) while now running/writing the show Stan Against Evil. Here is what Dana said, "I cite the podcast as the things that literally made everything else possible. It keeps my name out there and connects my audience. I think the reason that I’m still allowed to work in clubs is because my podcast has nurtured and cultivated my fan base to the point that people show up. Because if people don’t show up, you don’t get hired. And I think the podcast is very much responsible for that. The podcast averages about 100,000 downloads a month, and, you know, I think a lot of those people watched Stan Against Evil because I talked about it on the podcast. I think that’s why Stan started out with such good numbers. It’s like the nuclear rod that powers everything else." - Full article Dana Gould Hour on iTunes Dana Gould Hour on Stitcher Dana has been making me laugh since 1992  

Dec 21, 2016

Cheri Fields has at least 7 children, and produces the Creation Science for Kids Podcast

Today Cheri shares a story about both her and her 13 year old daughter both got press passes to go to THE attraction in her niche. There is more to to the story. Click play to listen.


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Dec 14, 2016
cale-nelson-podcasterCale Nelson produces and hosts the Ham Radio 360 podcast. He shared this story on Facebook. Last week, a listener contacted me via email. He is one of my Pateron Supporters. He said he noticed on my Pateron page the goal for buying a new Mixer. He went on to inquire about which mixer I was interested in. I sent him a note back telling him about the 12 ch Behringer mixer I had been saving for (which was the lowest cost mixer with Faders I could find on Amazon-I’m a FM Radio Throw-back and prefer faders).
In his subsequent email, he stated he wanted to purchase a Mixer for me-and he’d buy the Behringer if that is what I had to have, otherwise he preferred to buy me a Yamaha MG12. After picking myself up from the floor, and maybe or maybe not drying one or both of my eyes; I said the Yamaha would be a fine choice. The board arrived today, I’m still flabbergasted, and completely humbled. I have the best listener(s) on the planet! Cale Nelson
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Dec 7, 2016

Unscripted Television: reality TV shows, documentary series, feature length docs — that’s what we make at our Film and Television Production Company Joke Productions, Inc.

And we want to work with you. That’s what the Producing Unscripted podcast is all about.

By starting their podcast host Biagio and his wife Joke got BETTER scripts and were better connected to their community. The result?

They got three scripts that turned into TV.

Dec 1, 2016
Nick Snapp Nick earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and MBA from the University of Florida.  He obtained Lean/Six Sigma and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, and worked 14 years in the nuclear and phosphate industries, where he led teams as a capital project manager, responsible for multi-million-dollar projects. Nick leverages his leadership and technical background to provide a unique coaching experience for his clients.  He is best known as the atypical-engineer host of The "Make it Snappy" Productivity Show podcast (and all things "snappy," for that matter). His faith fuels his love for people, culture, language learning, and his passion for working productively and living deliberately.  He and his wife, Nazach have two small boys, Carter (6) and Ethan (4), and baby Nico (born in April)! Today Nick shares how his podcast has lead to him networking with people that have had him traveling all over the world, and growing his network, and increasing his resources. Check out his show at and take back your life!
Nov 9, 2016

Jim Collison does a podcast for his job. Also at his job work with an intern program that includes high school students. He got interviewed about the program (see the video at, but what caught the ears of the State of Nebraska Department of Labor? The Audio podcast. 

So because of Jim's Podcast he got a meeting with the Department of Labor for the State of Nebraska. 

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Nov 2, 2016

John Dennis started his podcast Smart Time Online. Little did he know that by putting his best advice into audio form, it would gain so much interest. He would get past gate keepers and end up getting contracts with BIG companies. The problem then became continuing his podcast. As John puts it, "Because of my podcast I had to quit my podcast to take care of my customers." It still brings him leads and potential customers even though he hasn't put out an episode in a while. 

He is also the moderator of the Podcaster's hangout Facebook group (the largest Facebook Group Devoted to Podcasting)

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Oct 27, 2016

mikemmorrison Does podcasting boost sales? It sure helped the Membership Site Academy. In today's podcast Mike Morrison explains how his launch was not as consistent as he wanted, but yet when he worked with his new customers, he discovered how many had come from the podcast. This inspired him to start doing the podcast on a much more stable basis. Also in this episode Stephen J Dubner of the Question of the Day podcast explains how he polled an audience at a book signing and discovered that without a podcast, he would be lonely at his books signing

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Oct 26, 2016

Craig Wealand from came in on my Ask the Podcast Coach Show, and shared this story. Craig teaches English to people in Spain. One half of his class he assigned listening to English podcasts as homework, and the other half didn't. In the end you will hear how the half that listened to podcasts had improved grades over those students who did not. 

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Oct 11, 2016
Kenn Blanchard hosts many podcasts. I found Kenn when from his Black Man With a Gun podcast. He is one of my favorite people, and one time help talk one of his listeners (who knew Ken was also a Pastor) out of committing suicide. He is a truly remarkable guy. Check out his podcasts at kenn-blanchardIn today's episode you hear how Kenn had a problem. His computer died. His audience knew that with no computer, there would no show, and so they bought him a new computer. I've also said with podcasting you build relationships with your audience, and this is just another example of that. When you deliver value, they deliver value.

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Sep 27, 2016

lucas-appsLucas Apps does the Triangle Tactical podcast about competitive shooting. The podcast serves the North Carolina Research Triangle and beyond with firearms and outdoors news, self defense, and competitive shooting content. Lucas' goal is to be a resource for shooters, concealed carriers, and outdoorsmen and women in the NC research triangle. Well his podcast lead to a phone call, and on the other side of that phone call was an opportunity from someone who had heard his podcast. Would you like to get paid to do something you'd do free? Click the player to hear this story. Check out Lucas's show at Click Here to subscribe to the show and never miss an episode. Ready To Start Your Podcast? Check out the School of Podcasting  

Sep 20, 2016
Rick Seizemore Your podcast will help you land guests, and those guests can then point people to your website. Your website then becomes an audio business card that can capture people's attention. This is what the VR Workforce Studio Podcast Does. Here is a note from Rick Sizemore on how he got a big guest, who then got his podcast in front of a big audience. We are all excited here in Virginia because the NRA is holding their fall conference here in Richmond. No not the gun NRA but the National Rehabilitation Association. We have been working with noted Rehabilitation Professional, Sam Rothrock, who is going to be at the conference talking about how social media and particularly podcasting is becoming a powerful tool in workforce development and disability employment. He asked us where he could get some data on podcasting so we were quick to point him to the School of Podcasting Episode 452 with all those wonderful stats and the show notes filled with all the data we podcasters low to talk about. So while this is going on we got a call from Scott Dunnell with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification which happens to be the worlds largest organization certifying rehabilitation professionals and counselors. We were able to get Scott on the VR workforce studio podcast alongside our Big Inspiration Showcase with Brian Evans. Brian, an executive with Bank of America, tells the story of his near death motorcycle accident, his recovery and returning to work at the bank through assistive technology and voc rehab. This gave Scott the perfect opportunity to reflect on an inspiring rehab counseling story and to discuss CRCC's launch of their new e university. CRCC posted the episode on their website and its getting lots of downloads from their membership, many of whom will be at NRA along with CRCC. So because of our podcast, many of the attendees will have heard about the VR Workforce Studio Podcast from a major conference exhibitor who will be just across the hall from a presentation where clips from our podcast will be part of the discussion on how podcasting can help people with disabilities, professionals and employers who are concerned with disability employment and vocational rehabilitation. So through one episode we have become involved in a major conference with attendees before they arrive will be part of promoting a major exhibitors products and support on of the key presentations. Thanks for letting us share another Because of our Podcast Story.

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Sep 7, 2016
Jim Collison does a podcast for the company he works for (Gallup). You can listen to his Theme Thursday Here and Subscribe to the show in iTunes Here Jim CollisonJim has been doing a podcast for his job and putting in the work. At first people didn't quite get what he was up to, and now Jim actually was recognized with an award for all of his hard work. When Jim gets to go to events and hang out with his audience at events, he actually approached by everyone who wants to talk to him for "just a minute" because his podcast has made Jim popular. Jim is a great guy and does a number of shows at and does a show with me every Saturday at
Aug 30, 2016
mike180x220 Today you get two stories in one episode. 1. I was interviewed for a book because of the School of Podcasting Podcast. 2. Michael explains how his podcast at got doors to open up, got him in front of the right people, and in the end, he got a book deal.
Aug 19, 2016

Henry Jasper one a one year subscription to the School of Podcasting. That lead him to start the Voices That  Carry Podcast. That lead to him getting multiple customers doing social media for them. 

Aug 12, 2016
I was listening to Kevin Smith's Keynote address at Podcast Movement 2016 and he shared the story about how his friend Bryan Johnson was ready to kill himself. Kevin told him to start a podcast, and even though he didn't really want to he did. It gave him purpose. That podcasttellem-dave-steve made Bryan feel great as he got feedback from his audience. This podcast later turned into the TV Show Comic Book Men. Another story Kevin related was of his friend Jason Mewes who Kevin had cut out of his life due to him being addicted to Heroin. Kevin talked Jason into doing a podcast called "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" and the first few episodes Jason shared about his addiction and the podcast was focused on keeping him sober. So today "Because of my podcast I didn't kill myself and I got a TV show. Ready to start a podcast? go to
Aug 4, 2016

Today we follow the story of Troy Heinrtiz who has been able to

1. Meet Actors of his favorite TV shows

2. Meet the Writers of his favorite TV show

3. Got a tour of his favorite TV shows

4. Got to interview and hangout with the creator of his favorite TV show

5. Is being flown to LA to host a TV episodes about his favorite show.


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Jul 28, 2016

Adam from shares how because of his podcast he is now speaking with NBA stars of the Michael Jordan era like Christian Latner who was also on the USA dream team. 

Jul 15, 2016
Chancellor UniversityFrom time to time I'm going to sneak in my own stories. So this one goes back years ago when I first was getting into education. I had a job interview with Chancellor University and when they saw I understood how to podcast that really peaked their interest and I got the job. The bad news is the school was in pretty bad shape and they kept restructuring. At one point they wanted to use me as a telemarketer (for admissions), and I bowed out of the company. Originally I wanted to make a podcast for students, but that never happened.
Jul 7, 2016
jason-hartman350 Jason Hartman is a very successful businessman. In the past he spent money on radio time slots, and now that money is spent on his podcast. He is educating his future customers which is making it easier to increase sales. As Jason put it, "Looking at how we do it now, I don't know how we did it the old way." Jason can attribute 10 million dollars in gross sales directly to his podcast. Check him out at
Jul 1, 2016
maxresdefaultDan from the 4X4 Podcast explains how he got to live a dream and participate in the Baja 1000. He got to help Hero Off road and got involved to help veterans. When it came time to sponsor a veteran, Dan was selected. So he got to go from New York to San Diego down to Mexico and participate and ride in the Baja 1000.
Jun 22, 2016

Daniel Herrick loves formula 1 racing, and he loves his brothers. Over the years life had happened so they didn't have the opportunity to get together and talk like they did when they lied under the same roof. Now they all love Formula 1 racing, so they decided to get together and create a podcast. So while podcasting is often seen as a business tool, it can be used to boost family relationships in addition to business relationships. 

Their show is the Five Lights Formula 1 Podcast.

Next week we hear from another Dan as we hear about his dream of being in the Baha 1000. 

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Jun 15, 2016

Bill Hutchison has a situation that eliminates him ability to leave his house for more than a couple of hours at a time. Yet, he has a message that he wants to spread across the world. 

Today Bill shares how podcasting has bridged the gap to countries he can never visit. 

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Jun 8, 2016

Michael Butler is the original music podcaster. You can find him at 

Michael was really in a touch spot when his computer just died. Luckily Michael has an engaged audience and a forum. He let his audience know that there wouldn't be a podcast for a bit because his computer had died. 

One of his listeners works in IT for a School, and he was able to get a computer for Michael Free of Charge (or almost free). 

You never know who is listening, and your community will come to support you because you've delivered value to them.

Next week we will hear from Bill Hutchison who wants to reach the world, but due to circumstances can't leave the house.

Jun 1, 2016

This podcast was recorded partly at Podcast Movement a few years ago (2014?).

A few years ago Major League Baseball shut down a bunch of podcasts who were using logos illegally, using the name of the teams illegally, but one of them was NOT Corey Fineran. He had named his show Ivy Envy. It was a show about the Chicago cubs. Then one day he got a direct tweet from the official Chicago Cubs team. He thought the team was coming down to shut down his podcast.

So Corey called the front office, and they mentioned that hey had heard his podcast, and read his blog where he had criticized a certain contest the Cubs were running. The Cubs representative explained how it wasn't' a Cubs rule, but one from the Major League baseball. But because of Corey of the Ivy Envy podcast, the Cubs lawyers had taken Corey's points and gone to Major League Baseball, and in turn they changed the rules. 

Your podcast can put you into a position of influence. You never know who is listening to your show. It just might be the head of a baseball team. 

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