393 Podcast Hijacking on YouTube & Shows I’m Subscribed To

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 19, 2015

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pam-itunesWhat shows I am subscribed to…
A few weeks ago, my friend, Ray Edwards, did a podcast episode where he listed the podcasts that he is subscribed to. This inspired me to share the list of shows that I am currently subscribed to and to also provide the reason why I am motivated to listen to the shows that I listen to each week.

I would imagine that some folks may actually check out some of the shows that I shared in this episode. However, the main purpose, for my sharing this list, was to demonstrate just how much the relationship that I have with the host of the podcast has an impact on how high of a priority their podcast is on my list.

Also, for me, it demonstrates that while I may have an amazing relationship with some folks, I may not be as devoted to their content due to the fact that their podcast is focused on the interview style format. This is not a bad thing! It’s just that the interview format is not as appealing, to me personally, as actually tuning in and hearing from someone, that I admire, communicating to me, directly, in their podcast.

Here’s the list that I shared in the show.
- This Week In Tech
- MacBreak Weekly
- The Break with Fr. Roderick
- Geek Week with Fr. Roderick
- The Walk with Fr. Roderick
- Ray Edwards Show
- The God Journey
- Dan Miller’s 48 Days Online Radio
- Michael Hyatt’s This Is Your Life
- Startup Podcast
- Serial
- The Catholics Next Door
- Smart Passive Income
- Late Night Internet Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Learning With Leslie
- Strategic Living With Brian Holmes
- Beyond The To Do List
- Super Fantastic Leadership Show
- 1 Day Business Breakthrough
- Tim Ferriss Show
- There are many others that I didn’t list

 
 
Why Do People Do Interview Only Format Shows?
I do not have any problem with people doing interview only format podcasts. They are not the type of shows that I, personally, enjoy. However, there are several reasons why doing such a podcast makes sense.

Occasionally, I’ll have a student who has chosen to do an interview only format for their podcast when it just seems obvious that, given their stated goals and purpose for the show, it would make sense for them to do a solo show with an occasional interview here and there. When approached by this thought, they are typically filled with great anxiety because they just don’t have the confidence to put themselves out there as an expert in their field. They believe that bringing “actual experts” on each week will help them build the credibility that they desire to have within their niche.

A while back, I thought about talking about this topic in an episode of this show. I asked myself… Why do people do interview only format shows? Off the top of my head, four reasons immediately came to mind. I share what those four reason are and my thoughts on each one of them.

 
 
Update On Comments
Back in episode 389, I shared that Michael Hyatt had announced that he had shut off all comments on his website and explained the reason behind his decision.

I had mentioned that I had a desire to shut off comments on some pages on my site, while still leaving the existing comments displayed for future visitors to see. I’m delighted to share how I was able to accomplish this goal at the very end of this episode.

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Local Media Coverage
I was honored to receive a significant amount of local media coverage recently. I was featured in the February edition of Cincinnati Magazine in a story written by Dave Ghose titled “The Voice of Pod.” As a result of that article, I was invited to be a guest on 91.7 WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition to discuss my podcasting journey. I’ve included the full audio from that radio interview in this podcast. Be sure to check out episode 226 to learn how you can get local media coverage for your brand.

 
 
Where To Find Fresh New Content For Your Podcast
Many brand new podcasters have asked me how I consistently come up with fresh new content to talk about in my show, week after week, having done hundreds of podcast episodes? In the opening of this episode, I share the sources that I turn to for inspiration of new topics to cover in my podcast(s).

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391 Six Reasons Why You Should Attend A Conference

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 6, 2015

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In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share six reasons why I think that attending a conference this year can help take your personal brand and/or your business to the next level.

I also share the conferences that I will be attending this year and try to help you understand the value that each event has to offer. I hope to have the opportunity to meet with you at one of these events.

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Too Busy Working On My Business

Are your business pursuits keeping you from living the healthy lifestyle you desire?
If so, you are not alone. I am a recovering workaholic. When I went into business for myself, building my business from the ground up, I worked a minimum of 14 hours per day, seven days a week, without a single day off, for the first nine months. After nine months, I took one day off per week and simply increased the number of hours I worked each of the other six days. After my first full year in business, I ended up in the hospital and almost died.

Here are a few blog posts that I wrote while I was in the hospital

In The Hospital.
Scheduled For Surgery
Now I’m just P—ed Off!
On The Road To Recovery

Once I had fully recovered from surgery, I began to take some serious steps to live a healthier lifestyle. I started working out regularly and eating healthier foods. I began to not only see serious results in myself, but also in the lives of those in my family and my online community.

The image below shows me on the left, my wife, Stephanie, on the right and one of the members of our online community, Maggie Mack, in the middle.

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Over an 18 month period of time, I had lost 60 pounds and Stephanie had lost 72 pounds. However, in the Fall/Winter of 2011, I had got pretty sick with a terrible case of bronchitis that had me out of my workout routine for several weeks. I then had several business trips. I got behind in my work and eventually I got to the place where I was so depressed about how out of control my life/schedule had become that I started to go back to my old eating habits and I avoided going back to my routine of regular workouts. Basically, what was going on in my business was more important than that healthier lifestyle once again. Eventually, I ended up gaining back all the weight that I had lost.

Three years after my first visit to the hospital, I allowed myself to get so out of shape, that I landed myself in the hospital for a second time, thinking that I was actually having a stroke.

What’s worse is that I was so focused on my business that I delayed going to the hospital to get checked out, FOR DAYS, until I could finish up some things with work. You can read my posts from that experience at http://gspn.tv/hospital2012.

Since that second trip to the hospital, I’ve been hyper focused on finding ways to build more balance and margin into life. I’ve been documenting this journey, for many years, in my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. On November 14th, 2014, I had a major breakthrough. Details of that breakthrough were shared in episode 583, and all the episodes released since.

Since November 14th, I’ve maintained my commitment to working out six days a week, every week. I’ve gone back to eating healthy foods. I’ve built in the margin needed to sustain my efforts and I’ve even been successful in maintaining this routine through a sinus infection that turned into bronchitis, an out of town business trip and also a rib injury that lasted for two weeks.

I’ve been posting selfies after each of my workouts. So many people have told me how much this consistency has inspired them. One friend had reached out to me and said they they were really wanting to get back into their health lifestyle habits. When I asked this friend what was holding them back, they responded with a lengthy email about how it was their business that is keeping them from making process in living a healthy life.

I recorded episode 390 of Podcast Answer Man as a response to that email.

I hope that what I’ve shared will inspire you to prioritize your health above your business. I know, firsthand, just how difficult this can be. However, I promise you… It can be done!

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389 When Social Media Strategies Clash & Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don’t Have Credibility

January 15, 2015

Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don’t Have Credibility I recently had someone post a comment on episode 388 that said… “I’ve been following your Dayone Journaling. One thing is clear you’re not a health and fitness expert, not even close…” and “You’re pawning yourself off as legit in Health and Fitness when […]

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388 My Thoughts After One Month With Patreon & The Response From My Mailing List Subscribers

January 8, 2015

A One Month Patreon Update In this episode, I share why I made the decision to cancel the Patreon accounts that I had set up for my Podcast Answer Man and Family From The Heart podcasts. I also share why and how I plan to continue moving forward with my Patreon account for PABL.   […]

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387 Why I Decided To Stop Recording Video for Podcast Answer Man & Why I Am No Longer Doing Live Show Thursdays

January 1, 2015

Saying Yes To New Things Often Means Saying No To Exisiting Things I always get excited at the beginning of each new year.The weeks leading up to the first of the new year is a time where I reflect on what has been accomplished over the past year, a time to discern what it is […]

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386 My Interview With John Kramp & David Atchison from Your Leadership Story

December 25, 2014

As I mentioned in last week’s episode, I’ve decided to take the week off to celebrate the Christmas holiday with my family and friends. However, I wanted to find a way to still provide an episode of Podcast Answer Man. I’m extremely thankful to John Kramp and David Atchison for allowing me to use the […]

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385 Don’t Fall For The Latest Format Fad

December 18, 2014

What has made Serial and Startup so popular as podcasts? I’ve heard a lot of conversations surrounding the popularity of the Startup and Serial podcasts. I’ve heard more than one person suggest that the main reason that these two shows are so popular is due to the format in which they tell a narrative story […]

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384 – Celebrating Nine Years In Podcasting

December 11, 2014

This week’s episode is a bit out of the norm for Podcast Answer Man. I just retruned to the studio after being away for two weeks. I had a great Thanksgiving holiday followed by an eight day family vacation to Orlando, Florida. Unofortunately, I brought a case of bronchitus back home from my trip and […]

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383 Patreon – A Podcaster’s Perspective

December 4, 2014

What is Patreon? From their about page: “Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they love. Empowering a new generation of creators, Patreon is bringing patronage back to the 21st century.” In this episode of Podcast Answer […]

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382 Journaling For Blog Content Strategy And How To Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever – Interview with Michael Hyatt

November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment and tell you that during this Thanksgiving holiday, I am extremely thankful for each and everyone of you who have been a part of the Podcast Answer Man community. I was originally going to take the week off this week, due to Thanksgiving, and next week due […]

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A New iTunes Description for Podcast Answer Man

November 25, 2014

Today, I spent sometime updating the iTunes description of the Podcast Answer Man podcast. The old description used to start off with “This is THE PODCAST about Podcasting! Helping you take your show to the “next level.” However, this no longer accurately describes what each podcast episode is focused on. For this reason, I’ve changed […]

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Creating The Content That You Feel Called To Create

November 24, 2014

I recently came across one of quote on the internet that says… “Some people will only love you as long as you fit into their box.  Don’t be afraid to disappoint.” As a content creator, you simply cannot expect to make everyone happy. I have come to the place where I believe it is detrimental […]

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“Quick Question” I get emails with this subject line or that have this in the first sentence of at least 30 to 40 emails per day…

November 21, 2014

It’s Friday morning and I have about three really important things that I want to accomplish today. Things that I feel are really important and that I feel “called to do.” I’m talking about the types of things that if I were to ask myself at the end of the day, “Did I do, today, […]

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381 The Serial Podcast – Stitcher Reviews – Disqus Comment System Plugin – And So Much More

November 20, 2014

Have you heard of the podcast, SERIAL? Serial (iTunes | Website) is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising […]

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380 Are Podcasters Narcissists? & New Interview Request Procedure

November 6, 2014

Are Podcasters Narcissists? From the time I started getting involved in social media, I began hearing people talk about Narcissism. Not that I was a Narcissist, but that just sharing about your life on social media seemed to be a very narcissistic thing to do. Someone had posted a comment on last week’s episode about […]

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379 What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

October 30, 2014

What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up? Earlier this week, I created a post on Facebook that said… “I’m amazed at what has occurred over the past nine years of my life. Though, at times, I feel that the past nine years are just the introduction to the amazing journey ahead. I […]

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378 – Beware of the Grow Big Quick & Get Rich Quick Podcast Messaging

October 23, 2014

BEWARE: The Grow Big & Get Rich Quick Messaging Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more messaging related to the benefits of podcasting that include the thought that folks can simply launch a podcast and quickly gain tens of thousands of listeners. Just this past week, I was invited to become an affiliate of a […]

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377 Teaching Others About Podcasts

October 9, 2014

What Is A Podcast? (00:01:34) I enjoy introducing the world of podcasts to someone who has never heard of podcasting before. Not for the purpose convincing them to start a podcast, but actually start listening to podcasts. I am a firm believer that podcasts have a power to change people’s lives for the better like […]

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376 The Popularity And Profitability of Podcasting

October 2, 2014

The Popularity of Profitable Podcasting It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is promoting how much money there is to be made from podcasting. This is not the first gold rush experience for the podcasting industry. Back in 2006/2007 there was just as much talk about how folks could start a podcast, and that if […]

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375 – Slippery Slope

September 25, 2014

My Slippery Slope Moment I did it. I think I may have stepped onto a slippery slope. At approximately 29 minutes into this episode, I used the phrase, “You can’t see it if you are listening to audio.” I was doing something, that you could see in video, that would be of great interest to […]

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374 – Charging Money To Do What You Do – Favorite iOS 8 Features – Kindle Voyager – Podcast Patent Update & More

September 18, 2014

New Video Promo & Thoughts It Evoked (00:01:36) In this week’s episode, I talk about the awesome video that Jared Elrod created for my brand. I fell in love with the amazing production value of the first 33 seconds and I really got a good chuckle at the humorous approach to the call to action […]

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373 Building Relationships With Your Audience & Getting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve

September 11, 2014

Click Here To Register For The Next Level One Day Workshop! Getting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve I am excited to share a conversation that I recently had with my great friend, mentor and business adviser, Ray Edwards. (00:20:56) As I was […]

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372 My Backup Solution And How It’s Changed with Dropbox’s Increased Storage Limit

September 4, 2014

My Backup Solution Explained (00:08:35) I have created a lot of audio, hi-res photo and HD video content over the past several years. I also run a sizable business which is 100% paperless. Having local and online backup of all my data is absolutely essential to protect my business. In this episode I go into […]

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Do You Want To Create A Top Ranked Podcast That Generates Big Cash For You? If so….

August 31, 2014

Do you want to learn how to create a podcast that will instantly rise to the top of the iTunes ranking for your category? Do you want to learn how you can generate, thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars from your podcasting efforts? If so…. Podcasting A to Z IS […]

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371 How Do I Balance My Business Life And My Faith?

August 28, 2014

How do you balance your business life and your faith? I’m often complimented on how well I consistently share my faith through the content that I create for Podcast Answer Man without ever sounding “too strong” or “preachy.” These comments tend to take me by surprise as I feel that I rarely talk openly about […]

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Live Q&A Broadcast for August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

This week, I decided to release the audio recording of my closing keynote as my episode for Podcast Answer Man. I knew that I would still have a live audience that would come to my live show Thursday chat room. For this reason, I decided to have an impromptu Q&A show targeted specifically for the […]

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370 – Four Strategies For Changing The World With Your Podcasting Efforts – How you can make a powerful, positive, difference in the lives of those who listen to your show.

August 19, 2014

My Closing Keynote for Podcast Movement 2014 (00:06:25) In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share the audio recording of the closing keynote address that I gave to those who attended the Podcast Movement conference on Sunday, August 16th and 17th, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. In my talk, I explained that if you have […]

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369 Twitter Analytics And Many New Media News Updates

August 7, 2014

Twitter Analytics (00:25:51) It’s been several months since we’ve had a social media segment with my great friend, Erik Fisher. Today, Erik joins me to discuss Twitter Analytics. This service allows you to review how many views your tweets are getting on Twitter’s service and how much engagement each tweet is getting. We also briefly […]

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368 Six Tips For Dealing With Email Overwhelm & Shocking Podcasting Patent Lawsuit Update

July 31, 2014

Shocking Podcasting Patent Lawsuit Update (00:16:25) In this week’s episode, I share the story published by ArsTechnica that Personal Audio, LLC had attempted to drop the lawsuit against Adam Carolla, but Adam refused to drop his defence of the lawsuit. It seems that Personal Audio LLC, had dropped the other lawsuits that they had filed […]

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Podcasters Can Change The World!

July 29, 2014

When I left my career in insurance to pursue podcasting full-time, my decision was not fueled by how much money I could earn or how much popularity I could generate. I decided to devote my life to podcasting because I realized that this was the best opportunity for me to make a positive difference in […]

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367 What do you do when you know that what is needed to take your podcast to the next level is just outside your financial reach? And So Much More!

July 24, 2014

Next Level One Day Mastermind Event I’m very excited to announce my very first one day LIVE EVENT. I will be hosting the first Next Level One Day Mastermind event on Friday, August 15th in Dallas TX in the Galveston Room at the Westin Galleria. (pictured below) I describe this event in great detail starting […]

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366 How Much Should I Charge My Sponsor?

July 17, 2014

How Much Should I Charge My Sponsor? Some recently posted this question… “I’ve been approached by an ad agency about advertising in my podcast. They have a client that’s very targeted for my audience. So they’re asking me for rate information. I have no idea what to quote them, as I’ve yet to have a […]

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365 Growing Your Mailing List – Thoughts On Live Streaming & Video In General – And Much More!

July 10, 2014

Working Out The Kinks With My Live Stream (00:04:14) Some of you know that I have been broadcasting a live stream of the recording of my podcasts since 2006. Until recently, I never really talked about this a great deal. However, in the past few episodes, I’ve mentioned that I’ve been looking to take my […]

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