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.
260 Sue Stockdale - Making History at the Magnetic North Pole
Executive Coach, TEDx speaker, podcaster and author, Sue Stockdale joins the show to discuss her unique background and podcast origin story. Sue is incredibly curious and adventurous by nature, highlighted by her expedition to ski the Magnetic North Pole. In addition to her many outdoors explorations, Sue is also the host of Access to Inspiration, a podcast that shares conversations with a variety of guests from around the world. Her mission is to inspire people to achieve more than they imagined was possible. In this episode, Harry and Sue discuss what inspired Sue to launch her own podcast, the importance of asking the right questions and how Sue ensures her guests are in the proper mindset before they sit down for an interview. They talk about neuro-linguistic programming, the relationship between listening and movement and Sue’s all-time favorite interview she conducted.
259 Will Conway - Travel Stories No One Tells
Will Conway is the host of Baggage Claim, a podcast for travel stories no one tells. Join Will as he recalls some of the most bizarre stories from his travel log, including the time he accidentally illegally immigrates to Paraguay. In this episode, Harry and Will discuss Will’s journey as a storyteller and content creator, from the writing to spoken word to podcasting. Will talks about the importance of conversation, building community and empathy. Harry and Will share their experiences of traveling the world, how the podcast industry has evolved and best practices for building a loyal audience.
258 Jarika Johnson - A Return to Travel
Digital Marketing Specialist and an Associate Podcast Producer, Jarika Johnson, joins the show to share how her love of travel sparked the inspiration to launch a podcast. Jarika is the host of Blackpacking, a show that shares stories of black travelers and where we go around the world. Through her podcast and blog, Jarika has become recognized as an authoritative voice in the podcast industry. In this episode, Harry and Jarika discuss the spiritual experience of traveling, how COVID-19 has impacted both the travel industry and Jarika’s podcast and Jarika’s upcoming cross-country road trip. They talk about content creation, the intimate nature of interviews and best practices for procuring sponsorships.
257 Kimi Culp - Everyone’s Hiding A Little
TV and Film Producer and Podcast Host, Kimi Culp, joins the show to talk about her background in journalism, the intense stories she tells on her podcast and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Kimi is the host of All The Wiser, a podcast that tells the most jaw-dropping stories you've ever heard, from dramatic stories of survival to unforgettable lessons on loss and love. In this episode, Harry and Kimi discuss Kimi’s incredible career in broadcast journalism, including lessons she’s learned from Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey. They discuss the intimacy of podcasting, the importance of storytelling, why everyone is hiding a little piece of themselves.
256 Allison Williams & Darrin Bedol - New Listening Habits & Future of Audio
Allison Williams, Principal at Newark Venture Partners, and Darrin Bedol, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Audible join the show to share their collective experiences in the audio industry, including podcasting and spoken word. In this episode, Harry, Allison and Darrin share a rich discussion about the shifting listening habits of consumers of audio, how to combat the scarcity of female founders and the exciting opportunities that exist in audio and spoken word. They talk about the emergence of social audio platforms, such as Clubhouse, as well as the incredible projects they are both currently working on.
255 Damona Hoffman - Playing the Long Game
Seasoned television producer, former network executive and certified dating and relationship coach, Damona Hoffman joins the show to discuss her passion for producing lifestyle content. Damona is the host of Dates & Mates, a podcast that features a variety of experts on love and relationships. In this episode, Harry and Damona discuss the value of forging genuine connections, best practices Damona implements into her podcasting and the power of listening. They talk about the concept of playing the long game and the innate ability podcasts have to enrich all of our lives.
As a fellow podcaster, I’m always looking for ways to get better and stay on top of the latest trends/strategies for delivering a great experience to our audience. Podcast Junkies helps me do just that!
Educational yet fun
Harry has some great guests on his podcast, and I especially enjoyed the Russ Johns interview. Fabulous guests with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn about anything!
The silky smooth voice of Harry Duran!
A solid conversationalist talking with interesting people in an open format. Great for hearing some of the insiders of podcasting open up.