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.
269 Ever Gonzalez - A True Outlier: Standing Out in the World of Podcasting
Harry welcomes to the show, logistics professional, event planner and podcaster, Ever Gonzalez. Ever is the host of Outlier On Air, a podcast that features conversations with founders, disruptors and mavens who are breaking the status quo and changing the world. In this episode, Harry and Ever discuss Ever’s unique career trajectory, from logistics to event planning and podcasting. Ever talks about the work that goes into planning and hosting events, conferences and even microevents and speculates on what the coming year holds for the podcasting industry. Finally, Ever stresses the value he places on the relationships he’s made and the unique conversations he’s had throughout his podcasting journey.
268 Espree Devora - Leading with Honesty, Passion & Service
Harry welcomes to the show, founder, creative producer, podcaster and moderator, Espree Devora. Espree certainly wears many hats as she is listed by Inc. Magazine as a top 30 Women in Tech to follow. Harpers Bazaar says her podcast is the top 10 to listen to and she is one of the faces of Clubhouse app icon, the most influential audio social app. In this episode, Harry and Espree share their experiences as podcasters and what excites them the most about this ever-growing medium. Espree opens up about her childhood and how her experiences shaped her into a vulnerable and passionate woman. Finally, Espree encourages all podcasters who may be struggling or frustrated to stay the course and provides an inspirational story to back it up!
267 Daniel B. French - Ethical Persuasion & Mastering Rhetoric
Harry welcomes to the show, author, comedian, podcast host and rhetorical expert, Daniel B. French. Dan is the founder of Rhetoric Warriors, an idea that was born during the Trump era as a way to help people who were struggling with a type of volatile politics that splits families, destroys relationships, and ultimately threatens the foundations of American Democracy. In this episode, Harry and Dan discuss the modern version of rhetoric and the power of persuasion. Dan speaks to a seminal moment in his education, his involvement in comedy and how his eclectic background has impacted his parenting. Finally, Dan talks about the importance of using ethical persuasion to drown out unethical persuasion.
266 Brett Allan - Leaving a Legacy
Harry welcomes to the show, single dad, veteran of the United States Airforce and podcast host, Brett Allan. Brett is the host of The Brett Allan Show, a weekly podcast where Brett interviews celebrities, comedians, and pop culture icons from your favorite movies, television shows, and much more. Today, Harry and Brett discuss Brett’s podcast journey, the decision to rebrand his show and why he chose to interview celebrities. They talk about how Brett differentiates his show from other similar interview-based podcasts, strategies he’s employed to help grow his brand and audience and why leaving a legacy for his son is always top of mind.
265 Scott Miller - Storytelling & Abundance Mindset
Harry welcomes to the show, keynote speaker, bestselling author, podcast host and thought leader, Scott Miller. Scott is the host of FranklinCovey On Leadership with Scott Miller, a weekly podcast to help you become a better leader. However, Scott is also an entrepreneur who is currently working on a ten-part Mess to Success series, a book series that covers everything from leadership and marketing to marriage. In this episode, Harry and Scott discuss the impact the global pandemic has had on each of them, what motivates and inspires Scott and the importance of great storytelling. They have an insightful conversation on the value of respecting your podcast guest even if you don’t always agree with their outlook and, conversely, when to respect yourself enough to avoid people with outrageous beliefs. Finally, Scott talks about the value of helping others, cultivating meaningful relationships and having an abundance mindset.
264 Alban Brooke - What’s the Buzz: Podcasting & Content Creation
Harry welcomes to the show, Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout, Alban Brooke. Buzzsprout is a podcast hosting platform that features user-friendly software for hosting, promoting & tracking your podcast. In this episode, Alban and Harry discuss Alban’s podcast origin story, the importance of a podcast’s value proposition and the growth trajectory for this medium. They share a deep discussion on what other technology companies such as Google, Spotify and Facebook are doing in this space and the incredible results Alban has achieved through Buzzsprout. Finally, Alban talks about content creation and why he believes that, in the end, these creators will prevail.
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.