Jan 29

97- Podcast 2030 show interview and Details of Adam Curry

In  the last episode, I paid thanks to those with whom I had great relationships in the area of podcasting. However, one key person who influenced me greatly was not mentioned. The reason was that this individual deserved an entire episode for me to thank him immensely.

This post is a tribute to Adam C. Curry, known better in the podosphere as the PODFATHER.

The last time that I saw Adam and spoke to him briefly was in person at the 2015 New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. But my last one-on-one  meeting in person (for 4 hours and lunch) with Adam Curry was in Austin on 5 February 2014. I had also chatted with him in several of his previous Meetups in Austin, as well as discussions with him and fellow podcaster, Todd Cochrane, in Austin.

Now, I would like to pay a tribute to Adam for his contributions to the podcast community and industry, as well as for the value that he has delivered to myself and many other podcasters after the publication of his show, NO AGENDA at www.noagendashow.com, after its 1000th episode — a true milestone of longevity.

Adam has provided over 1000 episodes of his podcast show with his co-host, John C Dvorak. The thousandth episode was produced and published on 18 January 2018.

Besides having been one of the first honorees to be inducted in the Podcasters Hall of Fame at Podcast Movement in 2015, Adam has received international praise and recognition. On December 29, 2017, the Dutch broadcaster AvroTros announced that the 2017 ‘Marconi Oeuvre Award’ will be given to Adam Curry.

As you may be aware, Adam’s creativity is constantly working on new ideas with an enthusiasm that is positively catching.

Case in point: in 2014, Adam had discussed a topic about the upcoming events of the year 2030 and why that should be of concern to us, as well as its own importance. As a matter of fact, I had started a podcast show about the 2030 topic, and I had recorded in February of 2014 the first episode of that podcast show. However, the podcast show never did launch, as the enthusiastic idea was drowned in all the other events, occurrences and topics of 2014. 

However, the link below will take you to the interview with Adam Curry that was slated to be the first episode:

Interview with Adam Curry in 2014 about the planned 2030-Podcast show.

(by the way, the2030club still exists at the link of www.the2030club.com)

(the Interview was done on 5February2014, but the show did not launch)

For another interesting interview with Adam Curry, please refer to Todd Cochrane’s podcast episode dated 21 April 2017 from the show called Podcast Legends, with the title “Adam Curry – The Podfather” (they discuss Adam’s new product and details of its benefits).

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Jan 25

96- A tribute to the “Podfather”-Adam Curry

In  the last episode, I paid thanks to those with whom I had great relationships in the area of podcasting. However, one key person who influenced me greatly was not mentioned. The reason was that this individual deserved an entire episode for me to thank him immensely.

This post is a tribute to Adam C. Curry, known better in the podosphere as the PODFATHER.

The last time that I saw Adam and spoke to him briefly was in person at the 2015 New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. But my last one-on-one  meeting in person (for 4 hours and lunch) with Adam Curry was in Austin on 5 February 2014. I had also chatted with him in several of his previous Meetups in Austin, as well as discussions with him and fellow podcaster, Todd Cochrane, in Austin.

Now, I would like to pay a tribute to Adam for his contributions to the podcast community and industry, as well as for the value that he has delivered to myself and many other podcasters after the publication of his show, NO AGENDA at www.noagendashow.com, after its 1000th episode — a true milestone of longevity.

Adam has provided over 1000 episodes of his podcast show with his co-host, John C Dvorak. The thousandth episode was produced and published on 18 January 2018.

Besides having been one of the first honorees to be inducted in the Podcasters Hall of Fame at Podcast Movement in 2015, Adam has received international praise and recognition. On December 29, 2017, the Dutch broadcaster AvroTros announced that the 2017 ‘Marconi Oeuvre Award’ will be given to Adam Curry.

As you may be aware, Adam’s creativity is constantly working on new ideas with an enthusiasm that is positively catching.

Case in point: in 2014, Adam had discussed a topic about the upcoming events of the year 2030 and why that should be of concern to us, as well as its own importance. As a matter of fact, I had started a podcast show about the 2030 topic, and I had recorded in February of 2014 the first episode of that podcast show. However, the podcast show never did launch, as the enthusiastic idea was drowned in all the other events, occurrences and topics of 2014. 

However, the link below will take you to the interview with Adam Curry that was slated to be the first episode: (by the way, the 2030club link does not exist any longer, for it is an international site)

Interview with Adam Curry in 2014 about the planned 2030-Podcast show.

(the Interview was done on 5February2014, but the show did not launch)

For another interesting interview with Adam Curry, please refer to Todd Cochrane’s podcast episode dated 21 April 2017 from the show called Podcast Legends, with the title “Adam Curry – The Podfather” (they discuss Adam’s new product and details of its benefits).

Copyright (c) 2018, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Jan 23

95- From early podcaster to downsized podcaster

For over twelve years, I have been a very prolific, enthusiastic, passionate podcaster and content creator.

I have not only published up to 16 podcast shows at the height of 2010, but also have participated in various events — e.g., New Media Expo, Podcast Movement, etc.,  and other podcast events. I have also led the Austin Podcasters Group from 2008 to 2011 and have presented at various Podcamps and ProductCamps across the nation.

However, there is one thing we cannot stop as we pursue our passion of podcasting — declining health with age.

As a combat veteran of the Vietnam War (who also suffered a terrible parachute accident in 1972 with a concussion and injury to the neck, head, back and shoulders), I have had complications that resulted from both injuries and exposure to Agent Orange (including deformities that made me so self-conscious that I chose not be in video presentations).

The result in all this is declining health, which has affected my podcasting.

Since September of 2016, I took a leave of absence and published an episode of my departure (with an undetermined return date) to take care of my poor mother who was suffering from both dementia and Alzheimers. I now have to accept reality and understand that I, too, may be suffering from the early stages of such diseases (note: Alzheimers is one complication resulting from Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam war).

So, I have decided to podfade and withdraw many of my podcast shows and end them, since no episodes have been published for at least 16 months due to family and health problems.

As of this post, my total number of podcast shows has diminished from 8 shows in September, 2016, to 5 currently. I have lost the JUNGLE WARRIORS, 82nd AIRBORNE ALAMO CHAPTER and COMBAT INFANTRYMEN’S podcast shows (published while respecting the military service organizations). The remaining 5 shows will also decrease, as both FINANCE FOR STARTUPS and my past flagship podcast show, STRUGGLING ENTREPRENEUR, will both be removed from iTunes.

There will remain only 3 shows:

  • a podfaded show ARRIBA (since 2006);
  • Podcast Reporter; and
  • Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts.

I do not know how long I can keep these shows going.

But, in the meantime, I plan to progress and deliver episodes to the shows to which I can still publish my content.

This also means that I must scale down on my media host, Libsyn. From 4 different accounts that had seen over 1.6 million downloads, we will only have one or two accounts, based on content availability.

And, there are other management tools and resources that will be disappearing, as well. This is the price a podcaster pays when it is time for him to stand down and podfade more as time (and disease complications) increase.

For those whom I have met and dealt with, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to know them and communicate with them and experience the podosphere with them. These include Dave Jackson, Daniel J Lewis, Paul Colligan, Rob Walch, Gary Leland, Ray Ortega, Mike Stelzner, Doug Welch, Tee Morris, Evo Terra, Chris Brogan, Lon Naylor  and Todd Cochrane — just to name a few.

The next few episodes will deal with some of the experiences that I will be going through in podfading not only my podcast shows, but my presence in the podosphere. I hope this serves a positive experience for other podcasters who may find themselves in the same situation soon.

I also will be posting content that will be worthy of podcast news, although my health will not permit me to travel to any more remote podcasting events.

In the meantime, I wish the greatest success to all the podcasters in their endeavors (for either business or passion) in the world of podcasting.

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