278 episodes

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.

Podcast Junkies Harry Duran

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    • 4.9 • 109 Ratings

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.

    Jack Stafford - Spirituality, The Aetherius Society and What Makes a Podsong

    Jack Stafford - Spirituality, The Aetherius Society and What Makes a Podsong

    Episode Summary:
    Singer-songwriter and self-described modern-day troubadour, Jack Stafford joins the show to share his passion for creating good songs for good causes. Jack is the host of Podsongs, a unique podcast where musicians interview inspirational people, in service to others, as inspiration for brand new songs. Today, Harry and Jack share in a rich discussion about spirituality, the motivation behind creation and the importance of preserving knowledge for future generations. Jack shares his musical background and why the COVID lockdowns led him unexpectedly to podcasting. Now Jack is on a new mission entirely as he discusses his future endeavors and what he hopes to achieve through podcasting.
    Episode Sponsors:
    Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite)
    FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Key Takeaways:
    06:28 – Jack Stafford talks about his passion for making music, his background as a songwriter and music producer and what inspired him to launch Podsongs
    15:56 – From musician to copywriter
    19:10 – Preserving knowledge across generations
    24:16 – Prep work and research that goes into each interview
    32:32 – The motivation of creation
    35:26 – The Aetherius Society and Jack’s spiritual journey
    43:57 – What’s next for Jack and his podcast
    52:24 – Harry thanks Jack for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Over the past year, the most rewarding interviews have been the ones not when someone’s written a book, but when they’ve done it for a good cause like air quality or air pollution, something to save the planet or humanity.” (14:00) (Jack)
    “It goes back to the copywriting background where you get this brief which is this very complicated, boring document and you’re supposed to pull out the benefits from the features. So, when I interviewed a sleep doctor, he talked about how there are these different chronotypes and we’re all a different chronotype and you can sleep based on your type of biorhythm. So, if I put that in a song, more people will hear about it and more people will study his book.” (19:55) (Jack)
    “Ignorance is the only crime on the Earth. And if we can solve this, all the other problems will be solved.” (34:55) (Jack)
    “It will have this trickle-down effect because most people listening to this will just roll their eyes, but because we’re in this reincarnation cycle where, along the other realms, the membership is much higher. So, when you’re born back on this realm, there are some people that it will take just one word to connect.” (47:34) (Jack)
    Links Mentioned:
    FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/)
    Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/)
    Link to The Podosphere - https://www.thepodosphere.com/ (https://www.thepodosphere.com/)
    Link to Aetherius Society - https://www.aetherius.org/ (https://www.aetherius.org/)
    Link to Descript - https://www.descript.com/ (https://www.descript.com/)
    Jack’s Website - https://podsongs.com/ (https://podsongs.com/)
    Podsongs Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/podsongs/ (https://www.instagram.com/podsongs/)
    Podsongs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/podsongs/ (https://www.facebook.com/podsongs/)
    Podsongs Twitter - https://twitter.com/podsongs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (https://twitter.com/podsongs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)
    Jack’s Podcasts:
    Mysticast – https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ct8dufDZMUmM24CD2FQnA (https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ct8dufDZMUmM24CD2FQnA)
    Podsongs – https://podsongs.com/ (https://podsongs.com/)
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    Podcast Production and Marketing by https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)

    • 53 min
    Tristan Pelligrino - Everybody’s got a Story to Tell

    Tristan Pelligrino - Everybody’s got a Story to Tell

    Episode Summary:
    Harry welcomes to the show co-founder of Motion, Tristan Pelligrino. Through his work, Tristan and the team at Motion helps small marketing teams at B2B technology companies launch a branded podcast in less than 21 days. Tristan is also the co-host of The Recorded Content podcast, a show for small, scrappy marketing teams who are looking to launch and grow a successful B2B podcast.
    Today, Harry and Tristan discuss the challenges of launching, running and growing a podcast. Tristan shares his experiences in content creation and why podcasting is more than just an audio channel. Harry and Tristan talk about the collaborative nature of the podcasting industry and the most unique and niche podcast topics they’ve come across throughout their individual podcast journeys. Finally, Tristan speculates on the future of the industry and what he anticipates in the coming years.
    Episode Sponsors:
    Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite)
    FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Key Takeaways:
    06:28 – Harry and Tristan talks about his initial career dream and his journey to founding his own company
    12:24 – The moment podcasting came on Tristan’s radar and what Motion does
    16:10 – Getting connected with SquadCast
    20:32 – A uniquely collaborative and open community and the future of the podcast industry
    30:10 – Harry and Tristan talk about the most unique and niche podcasting topics they’ve come across in their careers
    44:12 – Podcast discovery
    49:26 – Something Tristan has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him
    59:15 – Harry thanks Tristan for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “When people say the word, ‘podcast,’ they traditionally think of the audio form. Podcast is more than an audio channel. It’s more than just putting up an audio file, an mp3 file. We view it a bit differently where it’s more of a communication platform where you get video content, audio and written content all from that same genuine conversation.” (14:23) (Tristan)
    “The podcast community is unique in that everyone is so collaborative. I came up in the video production industry and I would say that there’s a lot of similarities there because it takes a village to put a video together. If you’re not able to work with a lot of people, it’s very difficult to get to the finish line.” (21:18) (Tristan)
    “The beauty of podcasting is that you’re just never done. There’s always opportunities to test new things. There are always ways to ask different questions and different ways to assemble your podcast.” (24:36) (Tristan)
    “For me, as a podcast consumer, I jump around all over the place. I’ll binge a show that I haven’t listened to in a while. I’ll listen to eight or ten episodes if I’m going on a long road trip or what have you. But I’m also always looking for new stuff too, a new host or a new topic.” (47:51) (Tristan)
    Links Mentioned:
    FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/)
    Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/)
    Link to The Podosphere - https://www.thepodosphere.com/ (https://www.thepodosphere.com/)
    Link to SquadCast - https://squadcast.fm/ (https://squadcast.fm/)
    Link to On Deck No Code - https://www.beondeck.com/no-code (https://www.beondeck.com/no-code)
    Link to Motion - https://motionagency.io/ (https://motionagency.io/)
    Tristan’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristanpelligrino/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristanpelligrino/)
    Tristan’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/tpelligrino (https://twitter.com/tpelligrino)
    Tristan’s Podcast:
    Recorded Content - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recorded-content-helping-b2

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Eric Johnson - The Evolution of Journalism and What I Learned at All Things Digital

    Eric Johnson - The Evolution of Journalism and What I Learned at All Things Digital

    Episode Summary:
    Harry welcomes to the show founder, podcaster and entrepreneur, Eric Johnson. Eric is the host of Follow Friday, the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. He’s also the founder of LightningPod, a podcast consulting firm that helps its clients achieve their podcasting goals. Today, Harry and Eric engage in a discussion on the evolution of journalism, Eric’s experience at All Things Digital and what inspired Eric to launch a podcast focused on interesting people you should follow. Eric shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned as a podcaster, talks about his love of movies and speaks to the idea that you can’t possibly consume the amount of content out there.
    Episode Sponsors:
    Focusrite –http://pcjk.es/focusrite ( http://pcjk.es/focusrite)
    FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Key Takeaways:
    06:17 – Harry and Eric talk about podcast recommendations, Eric’s background in journalism and the importance of keeping Big Tech in check
    19:06 – The death of local news
    24:27 – Eric’s experience at All Things Digital
    30:16 – Defining what is newsworthy and journalists Eric admires
    35:49 – Eric’s podcast origin story and what the production cycle looks like for Recode
    43:44 – Tools that aided Eric as a podcast producer
    44:54 – The inspiration to launch Follow Friday
    50:57 – Lessons learned from podcasting
    54:11 – You can’t possibly consume it all, so stop trying
    1:01:54 – Harry thanks Eric for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “It’s important that we have a very critical tech press that is really looking carefully and scrutinizing everything they do and how it affects literally billions of people. I’m so glad that I saw firsthand how professionals walk that line of understanding that these are humans making decisions, humans are flawed and make mistakes, but at the same time they need to be reminded of the power they have and to use it responsibly.” (18:24) (Eric)
    “I had to do a lot of learning on the job. It was a lot of trial and error to figure out what’s the right workflow for this show and what’s the right tone and what do we need to do for a live taping and what do we have to do to get the guests booked, all the moving pieces that go into making a podcast.” (37:05) (Eric)
    “The idea is A, I want to make a successful show, something that I can be really proud of. But B, it’s also important for me to be out in the trenches making a show, committing to a schedule, trying new things, experimenting, learning on the job so that I can go back and use what I learned from making Follow Friday to help my consulting clients.” (45:13) (Eric)
    “I think the biggest thing has been learning about the rhythm of the interview, learning about the pace of everything, not rushing the guest and not talking over them.” (51:23) (Eric)
    Links Mentioned:
    FullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/)
    Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/)
    Link to Linda Holmes’ NPR Essay – https://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137451477/you-cant-possibly-read-it-all-so-stop-trying (https://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137451477/you-cant-possibly-read-it-all-so-stop-trying)
    Link to Baggage Claim Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/baggage-claim/id1543624775 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/baggage-claim/id1543624775)
    Link to LightningPod – https://lightningpod.fm/ (https://lightningpod.fm/)
    Link to Follow Friday Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (https://www.patreon.com/followfriday)
    Eric’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/heyheyesj/ (https://www.linkedin.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Coding, Freelancing & Choosing Your Own Adventure with Rob Joseph

    Coding, Freelancing & Choosing Your Own Adventure with Rob Joseph

    Episode SummaryHarry welcomes to the show app developer, freelancer and podcaster, Rob Joseph. Rob is the host of the Coffee and Coding podcast, a show that provides interviews and insights with experienced developer's across all aspects of App Development, including topics ranging from Flutter, Cyber Security, Freelancing, Android and iOS. In this episode, Harry and Rob discuss Rob’s background in coding and the inspiration to launch his own podcast. They talk about the freedom that comes with freelancing and how it differs from running your own business. Finally, Rob shares his process for curating meaningful interview questions and his decision to launch a podcast about podcasting.
    Episode SponsorsFocusrite –http://pjnk.es/focusrite ( http://pjnk.es/focusrite)
    FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Key Takeaways06:17 – Harry and Rob talk about Rob’s background in coding and the freedom that comes with freelancing
    19:18 – The distinction between freelancing and starting your own business
    24:29 – Why app design?
    30:22 – The inspiration behind the Coffee and Coding podcast and Rob’s first guest
    34:13 – Rob’s interview process and his growth as a podcast host
    46:22 – The decision to launch a podcast about podcasting
    54:51 – Something Rob has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him
    58:24 – Harry thanks Rob for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him
    Tweetable Quotes“The biggest thing [about freelancing] comes down to trust. And I think if you have an objective way to measure the goal that you want, then really the in-between doesn’t matter.” (15:14) (Rob)
    “The biggest thing that drove me into app developing was actually two things. One, I read an article on Life Hacker that said this is our perfect to do list app. So, in my young brain I’m thinking, ‘Right, if I build this app, that’s the million dollar idea.’ I started to kinda learn app development from there. I didn’t really make a dent, but what it taught me was that I could do some of it.” (25:09) (Rob)
    “I approached it [Coffee and Coding] pretty much the same way that I approach my apps, which is that I build stuff that I want. So I really wanted to listen to a show that was about app development but it wasn’t technical.” (30:39) (Rob)
    “You want to get the best conversation from them. You want to get the best content for your guest. Personally, I want to have a great conversation. So, why would I ask you questions that I know the answer to?” (44:33) (Rob)
    Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/)
    Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/)
    Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/)
    Link to Follow Up Then – https://www.followupthen.com/ (https://www.followupthen.com/)
    Rob’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/)
    Rob’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/ (https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/)
    Rob’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob (https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob)
    Rob’s Podcasts:
    Coffee and Coding – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785)
    Inside the Podcast Studio – https://insidethepod.co/ (https://insidethepod.co/)
    Link to ‘Make Noise’ – https://www.amazon.com/Make-Noise-Creators-Podcasting-Storytelling/dp/1523504552/ref=asc_df_1523504552?tag=bingshoppinga-20andlinkCode=df0andhvadid=80401880071863andhvnetw=oandhvqmt=eandhvbmt=beandhvdev=candhvlocint=andhvlocphy=andhvtargid=pla-4584001425728657andpsc=1...

    • 58 min
    281 Dino Cattaneo - A Renaissance Man From Milan

    281 Dino Cattaneo - A Renaissance Man From Milan

    Harry welcomes to the show leadership advisor, coach, entrepreneur and podcaster, Dino Cattaneo. Dino is the host of the Authentic Leadership for Everyday People Podcast, a show that investigates the connection between effective leadership and authenticity.

    In this episode, Harry and Dino discuss Dino’s background, from growing up in Milan, Italy to his time at Harvard Business School to eventually breaking out on his own as an entrepreneur and marketing consultant. Dino speaks to what inspired him to launch his podcast and why he chose the topic of authentic leadership. He recalls the experiences he has had with effective leaders and why the mentors throughout his career have left a lasting mark on him. Finally, Dino talks about how he’s grown as an interviewer and podcast host and what’s next for him and his show.

    • 51 min
    280 Anna Furmanov - Forever a Creator & Podcaster

    280 Anna Furmanov - Forever a Creator & Podcaster

    Harry welcomes to the show marketing consultant, creator and entrepreneur, Anna Furmanov. Anna is the founder of Furmanov Marketing Consulting and ever since she was young, she’s wanted to be a creator. Anna is also the host of the Modern Startup Marketing Podcast, a show that shines a light on those startups that are taking their marketing efforts to the next level.

    In this episode, Harry and Anna talk about Anna’s background in business and marketing. Anna speaks to how she thinks about marketing and the psychology behind the field. She shares her passion for helping others build powerful brands and businesses. Finally, Anna discusses how she has grown as a podcast host and discusses why she never sells to the guests who come on her show.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

Junkies unite!

As a podcast junkie binge-ing all the shows, I love hearing Harry interview the coolest guests, especially women like Lauren Popish (#270) and Racheal Cook (#250), who are paving the way for us gals behind the mic. Grab your earbuds and press play, you won’t be sorry!
Kim / The Podwize Group

marzulloassociates ,

Highly recommend!

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!

Juana Poareo ,

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!

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