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HARRY DURAN - PODCAST JUNKIES

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HARRY DURAN - PODCAST JUNKIES

Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opening experience for Harry Duran and it really got him out of his comfort zone.

The Podcast Producers welcomes Harry Duran of the Podcast Junkies onto the show. Harry's podcast is incredibly unique in both style and vibe. You feel like you're able to let loose and relax into your chair whenever you listen to his show. We invited this Podcast Junkie on the show today to get to know him a little bit better. Harry believes that the 15-20 minute mark is when an interview tends to hit the sweet spot and start to get good. He also loves to interview people with the video on so that he can see his guests' reactions to his thought-provoking questions.


A special thank you to the exclusive sponsor of Season 2, Podcast Movement. Podcast Movement is the world's largest gathering of podcasters and people involved in the podcast industry, taking place this July in Chicago. With over 1,500 attendees from around the world, and over 80 talks, workshop sessions, and panel discussions. Featured speakers include Alex Blumberg from Startup & Gimlet, Anna Sale of WNYC's Death Sex & Money, Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, Kevin Smith, Tracy & Heben from Another Round, and more announced every week.

 

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KEY TAKEAWAYS: 

[1:20] Jessica has lost her voice. 

[2:30] Could you be silent for 11 days? 

[2:50] Harry Duran joins us on today's show! 

[3:50] Jessica loves Harry's podcast because you can let your hair down and get loose! 

[4:50] Thank you so much Podcast Movement for sponsoring us! 

[5:00] Why are you going to Podcast Movement? Call us at 347-480-1153 and leave us a message.

[7:15] Harry, do you ever listen to your own show? 

[9:25] Shout-out to all our Lebanese listeners. 

[10:50] There are many layers to producing really good music. 

[11:50] What was the most uncomfortable interview Harry ever did? 

[18:45] Doesn't it get distracting when you have a Skype interview with video on? 

[19:55] Harry is trying to get more comfortable with the silence during an interview. 

[21:25] Waiting and letting people continue their secondary thought after a question is answered can reveal much more than their initial response.

[21:50] The real meat of the conversation comes in about 15-20 minutes into an interview. 

[23:05] Who is Harry? 

[23:50] Harry is spiritual, but not religious. 

[25:25] Harry and his wife, Nathalie, have a dog named Disco who has been with them for 11 years. 

[26:50] Who is Nathalie? 

[29:15] Harry is a pure New Yorker at heart, but it's important to get out of your comfort zone. 

[30:05] Harry talks about living through Hurricane Sandy. 

[32:30] Most people will not be able to survive more than three days because they don't have an emergency plan. 

[36:00] Jessica doesn't want to teach her kids that strangers are bad, because most people aren't like that. 

[38:10] Harry is sooooo good at marketing. 

[40:25] You're never trying to sell the mattress, you're trying to sell a good night's sleep. 

[41:40] Hey Harry, help us come up with a retention hashtag! 

[43:45] First three people to hashtag Harry will get a free Podcast Junkies t-shirt. 

[46:15] Heads up listeners! We're recording these shows and then releasing them. We're not batch producing The Podcast Producers this season. 


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Podfly Feature Client - Harry Duran, Podcast Junkies

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Podfly Feature Client - Harry Duran, Podcast Junkies

Why Aren't You a Podcast Junkie Yet?

This week Podfly is fist bumping Harry Duran, the co-host of Podcast Junkies aka The Podcaster's Voice. Harry's podcast is a podcast about podcasting! Although the description of his show might raise a few eyebrows, it's well worth the listen. His show ranges from an hour to an hour and a half long, but Harry's interviewing style makes the time just fly by.

Fun fact: A good chunk of the Podfly team owns Harry’s infamous yellow Podcast Junkies t-shirt. Next time you see Harry at a conference, bug him for one!

Harry's show really helps you get to know the hosts behind the podcasts and why they do what they do. When you sit down to listen to a show, you almost end up discovering a completely new identity of the host. We get to know what their childhood was like, some of their favorite hobbies, and the detailed origin story of how they ended up creating their podcast. Podcast Junkies is also a great way to find new podcasts that expand your mind, soul, and everything else in between. If you're a real fan of the medium, then why not be a Podcast Junkie fan too?

Our very own Corey Coates had a great convo with Harry for The Podcast Producers series. Here's the Raw & Uncut chat!

Harry is originally from Yonkers, New York, but currently resides in L.A. Growing up, he fell heavily in love with DJing and was often the guy lugging around his equipment in milk crates at highschool parties. He loves electronic and house music, and, of course, being a Podcast Junkie. Wanna know more about Harry? Listen to episode 64 where Dan Lizette guest hosts and interviews Harry himself.


Get to Know Podfly:

Podfly is a production house that specializes in producing high-end quality podcasts. We have several different packages based on your needs and monthly billing plans that you can cancel at any time. If you're completely new to podcasting, then feel free to contact us for more info or message me personally at Ayn@Podfly.net. We're more than happy to get you started!

Until next time, Ayn.


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