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Hosted by Chris Johnson the Passion Pod is an inspirational storytelling experience featuring unique guests that are also pursuing their passions. The goal is to inspire the listener to think about think about their own passions and to help them find more ways to incorporate those passions into their lives.

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Hosted by Chris Johnson the Passion Pod is an inspirational storytelling experience featuring unique guests that are also pursuing their passions. The goal is to inspire the listener to think about think about their own passions and to help them find more ways to incorporate those passions into their lives.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 143 Ryan Ruebl (Meanwhile in Wisconsin)

    Episode 143 Ryan Ruebl (Meanwhile in Wisconsin)

    Ryan Ruebl is the man behind the Meanwhile in Wisconsin Facebook page that has over 340,000 followers. Ryan began creating Wisconsin themed content way back in 2012 and has been a big inspiration and catalyst for a ton of other content creators ever since. Ryan has endless stories from making viral videos with Charlie Berens to making Kwik Trip ads with Green Bay Packers stars like Rashan Gary and much more. Tune in a hear how he built his Wisconsin empire.

    • 46 min
    Episode 142 Riak Dut (Comedy Content Creator)

    Episode 142 Riak Dut (Comedy Content Creator)

    Riak Dut is a comedy content creator based in Rochester Minnesota. Riak has been a big fan of all types of comedy his whole life. Not much is known about this viral content creator, but on this episode of the Passion Pod we get a glimpse into his life. He opened for both the Ying Yang Twins and T.I.?!

    • 27 min
    Episode 141 Wave Chapelle

    Episode 141 Wave Chapelle

    Wave Chapelle is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based rap artist known for his lyrical skill and wavy style. Wave grew up on the North side of Milwaukee and started rapping way back in the 8th grade. His skills and audience grew throughout high school and by the time he graduated he felt it was time for a change and moved to Memphis, TN to continue his rap career. Shortly after moving there he met Yo Gotti and his career blasted off. He was signed to a major record label and was touring all over the country. Ultimately, he decided to step away and pursue the independent artist route which was a major learning opportunity. Eventually he found himself back in Milwaukee and establishing himself on his own as well as putting out several successful albums. Now he chooses to help the Milwaukee music scene grow and continues to put out track after track of pure gold. Even the Milwaukee Bucks think so and have added him as an official ambassador who performs at their games. Wave has had a long career full of ups and downs, but the truth is that he's still just getting started.

    • 47 min
    Episode 140 @imjarons (again)

    Episode 140 @imjarons (again)

    Passion Pod Episode 140


    @imjarons is a Wisconsin based viral content creator known for his character he portrays when he wears his insta360 camera. Not many people know the actual Jaron so he agreed to come do an exclusive interview on the Passion Pod. The only other interview that Jaron has done in the past was also on the Passion Pod, but he first time around we had just met that day and Jaron admitted to being super nervous and wanted to record another. Recently his following on Instagram more than doubled to over 950,000 followers. Since our last interview we added 2 more camera angles, started taking YouTube more seriously, and so it just felt right for Jaron to tell his story again to his new audience.


    In this interview he shares his internet origin story, why he still works a HVAC job full time, getting engaged, growing 100k+ followers per month, building a career on Instagram, learning from Wyatt Eiden, challenges of not having proof of income, why so many people fail, and we even do a rapid fire of questions. Tune in and help us blow up!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 139 Bill Doucette (Comedian)

    Episode 139 Bill Doucette (Comedian)

    Bill Doucette aka "Billy Deuce" is a comedian, content creator, and musician based in Milwaukee, WI. A lot of people know Bill as the "Boston Guy" in a bunch of the Charlie Berens videos, but he does a whole lot more than that. Bill is a modest dude and hasn't done very many interviews over the years so we were stoked to be able to share his story.


    In this episode we discuss his relationship with Charlie Berens, being a career musician, stand up comedy, making viral youtube videos, his VHS tape obsession, imposter syndrome, and much more.

    • 53 min
    Episode 138 Sam Miller (Comedian)

    Episode 138 Sam Miller (Comedian)

    Sam Miller is a stand up comedian based in Olympia, Washington known for his large stature and incredible life story. Sam struggled with drug addiction and homelessness for many years until he hit rock bottom in 2008 and chose to make a change. 15+ years of sobriety later and Sam's life looks a whole lot different. He's found a loving wife, fathered 2 children, and built a name for himself in the world of stand up comedy. Sam now tours all over the country headlining shows and was gracious enough to come on the show during his first trip to Wisconsin. Tune in for a heavy dose of inspiration with plenty of laughter to go along with it.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

Bwtowne ,

Wow

This podcast blows me away. I love a good feel good podcast and this hits. Interesting guests talking about their passions. What’s not to love ?

soundsbitter ,

This Podcast Rules

This podcast rules. I’ve never related to an episode of a podcast more. I love writing and been skating for 22 years I’m 34 now and iam a total skate nerd like you Chris. Both you and walker have so many similarities that I share and it makes me realize how much I actually could accomplish if I just believe in myself more. Sometimes I feel like nobody relates to me at all so this episode is helping me a lot. Definitely recommend this podcast to everyone skateboarder , artist, academic or not. ❤

Fluffious ,

Great mix of people

Love these episodes that interview so many people from all walks of life. Upbeat, insightful and really pretty entertaining. So cool to hear how people connect and what drives their passion.

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