Happy Father’s Day! Podcast Movement is proud to recognize a few of the Dads in our community. We could not recognize them all in this featured post, but we are grateful for them and appreciate all that they do! We hope that everyone enjoys this special day!
Stephen Hart – Trailblazers.FM
Stephen A. Hart is host of the Trailblazers.FM™ podcast: the #1 podcast interviewing today’s successful black professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. In addition, I’m a brand strategist, who’s passionate about guiding busy professional podcasters like you through a clear process to brand, market and grow your amazing podcast!
Sean Douglas – Life Transformation Radio
Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, TEDx Speaker, Master Resilience Implementer, International Radio Show Host, Performance Enhancement Expert, and Author. His WHY is he’s a suicide survivor who hit rock bottom with no purpose or passion. He believes that you were created for a purpose, and once you unlock your true potential, you will elevate your life, which is why he founded The Success Corps. In a highly interactive and engaging environment, utilizing online mentoring sessions and face to face workshops, Sean offers Life Transformation skills and Business Strategies to Millennials up to 50-year-old Professionals, Military Veterans, emerging Speakers and Entrepreneurs that will unlock their true potential and elevate them to new heights in their personal and professional lives. Sean equips people with the tools necessary to live EPIC lives, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.
Considered an “Icon of Influence in the New Media Space”, Sean hosts the popular live online radio show, Life Transformation Radio, heard in over 58 countries and thousands of weekly listeners.
Damian Gray – PopViews
PopViews is a podcast and videocast that focuses on the strange and unusual, social commentary, film and book reviews, and interviews with interesting people.
Marlow Hicks – 132 Breese Podcast
Marlow hails from the great city of Chicago but is a Badger to the core. Marlow holds his college days at Madison close to his heart. It was this fondness for his Wisco experience that led this father of his own 18 month old little badger to create a podcast whose name pays tribute to his college home. Marlow finds time to record and release a weekly podcast with his Co-Host in between diaper changes, playtime, and nap time. He’s even learned to edit out the occasional “dada” that sneaks its way into the podcast when his son wakes up looking for his dad. Marlow brings insight and comedy to the 132 Breese Podcast to give the listeners everything they need to know (and a little bit of what they don’t) need to know about what is going on in the world.
Randy Wilburn – The Zweig Letter
Randy Wilburn is Director of Education at Zweig Group a Management Consulting Firm serving Engineers and Architects. He started an industry specific podcast over 100 episodes ago and hasn’t looked back. He’s used gratitude and engagement to grow his podcast. The effort has helped his company and personal brand grow.
Gregory Byerline – Collected Clan
Gregory Byerline, father of three children under age 9, hosts Collected Clan: The Company You Keep featuring conversational biographies of outstanding people he’s met along the way. Every day people doing life their way. He started his podcast as a creative outlet that could be done from home after the kids are asleep and that involves only one other person and a Skype connection. Given the show’s conversational style (not an interview), he doesn’t ask his guests the same questions every time. Except for one question he asks both mothers and fathers when he has them say something to and for their children (of any age) so they can hear their parent’s voice years from now, essentially creating a verbal time capsule.
That question from each guest, previously unreleased material, was then compiled into a Mother’s Day bonus episode a few weeks ago at http://www.collectedclan.com/mothersday with the Father’s Day episode released on Monday before Father’s Day 2018 at http://www.collectedclan.com/fathersday
Since Collected Clan tells stories of individual people, it’s only fitting that the mothers and fathers are spotlighted in their respective roles and outlooks on parenting and their children.
Zack Demopoulos – Raising ‘Rents (as in paRents)
Zack produces and hosts a podcast called Raising ‘Rents (as in paRents) that educates, supports and inspires adult kids who are either currently or sometime in the future have to care for their aging parent. Whether it is professionally or personally, Zack spends most of his awake time doing things he loves. Whether it is spending time with his family, podcasting, running his home care provider business in New Jersey, giving back to the community, meeting new people, or spending time outdoors, he makes it enjoyable. As a husband to Phyllis for 30 years, he attributes much of his successes to her–she is a partner in the business as well as in life! Their “grown up” children are their pride and joy—oldest son who is happily married and lives in the ‘burbs, the middle child son who lives and works in NYC and makes them laugh, and baby daughter who moved away too soon but checks on the ‘Rents all the time–as well as rescue dog Athena who keeps life interesting all the time.
Joseph Foley – No Sitting On The Sideline Dad Podcast
Joe is the host of the No sitting on the sideline dad podcast. Joe is also dad to his young son Sean. Joe enjoys connecting with people through his podcast. Joe enjoys showing his son that it ok to be creative and overcome your fears. Also, be happy enjoying life.
Calvin Hicks – The Calvin Hicks Show
Calvin is his mother’s child and his father’s only son. A storyteller, great listener and true friend.
Jay “PodVader” Soderberg – Next Fan Up
PodVader has been podcasting for over 14 years now, originally started as the producer responsible for the ESPN platform of podcasts. He is now the VP of Content for Voxnest (parent company to Spreaker and BlogTalkRadio) where he helps podcasters of all sizes make money with their podcasts. He’s a married father of two and yes, everyone in the family has a Star Wars nickname but only PodVader has stuck (Queen Podme, Zach Skywalker and Princess Ava Leia all decline to be called that). His personal podcast, Next Fan Up, is a continuation of what he started at ESPN by provided an NFL podcast from the perspective of 32 SuperFans to provide every possible angle to the ongoings in the land of football.
Chris Cannon – The Studio Prosperity Podcast
After running his own successful Thai Yoga Therapy business in Savannah, GA and Atlanta, GA, Chris set out to travel the world. He didn’t make it very far before he fell in love and met his future wife and mother his child in Mexico. He’s now based in Mexico City helping entrepreneurs in the yoga, meditation, and fitness industry.
Steven Phillips – Altered Geek
Steven is a proud Husband and Father, a Podcaster of 11 Years, Co-Creator of the GeekCast Radio Network, Avid Pop Culture fan and talented in media production.
Wayne Renbjor – Podcasters Podcast
Wayne is a father to 3 girls; 10, 7, and 2. He loves every minute of it. He has his podcast and production company in hopes that he can one day work from home full time and be with them as they grow up!
Conrad Arnold – Dreamhills 2 Dreamhills
Outgoing good to get along with
Vernon Ross – Social Strategy Podcast
Vernon is an internationally known podcaster, author, social and digital strategist and inspirational speaker whose insights on based on real world experience.
He’s an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and has been also been a guest speaker at Webster University and St. Louis Community College. He speaks frequently on a variety of digital marketing topics at marketing conferences and workshops.
Alexander Perez – Undercover Capes
Alexander “Al Mega” Perez is the fearless leader of our podcast network, Undercover Capes. He brings passion, leadership to the whole family of shows and he also runs a comic book website, Comic Crusaders, as he works a day job and also has a family!
Clay Groves – Fish Nerds
Clay Groves is a father of two, Zoe 11 and Sammy 8. He loves taking his kids on fishing adventures, boating, skiing and anything nerdy. Clay spends his free time trying to start a new fishing guide service and trying to find out if there is a future in podcasting. Clay’s wife Kristin is super supportive of all the nerdy stuff he does and he is lucky to be with her. When he is not fishing he is playing, writing or having a beer with friends. He also enjoys napping more than anyone should.
Brett Johnson – Note To Future Me
Brett is a father of two great kids, and husband to wonderful, supportive wife. With 30+ years in radio, his career change to a podcast consultant and owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants has been life-changing and rewarding. He even inspired his daughter to start a podcast during her study-abroad time in Florence, IT this summer. As he jokingly says, “The future’s so bright, I’ve gotta wear shades!”
Dr. Harold Arnold Jr. – Leading You Home Podcast
Dr. Harold L. Arnold, Jr., founder of The Pursuit of Influence, is a social and organizational psychologist who specializes in developing family-focused culture in homes, places of worship, and business settings. Dr. Harold is author of three marriage books and one leadership development book all based on his own unique model for relationship-faith integration, including Marriage ROCKS for Christian Couples, Second Shift: How to Grow Your Part-Time Passion to Full-Time Influence and other marriage books.
Russ Riba – The Bubba and Rockitt Show
Russ Riba aka Rockitt
Quit His Day Job to Be Dad and Coach
Then he realized that bills needed to be paid, so he went back to work… sort of. He takes his daddy duty very seriously and is passionate about coaching his boys. He certainly loves him some ice cream!.
Doug King – Presence
Doug King was born in Charleston W. Va. and grew up in NE Ohio. (Go Buckeyes!) He graduated with a dual degree in Theology and Biblical Languages in 1973. He worked with his father, author, scholar and speaker Max King, to eventually form Presence International. Doug has a background in business, being founder and CEO of a technology company in Atlanta, Ga. for 20 years. Since 2010, Doug has been the president of Presence, leading this growing network to engage emergent, integral, and inter-spiritual organizations and idea leaders in shared goals for the common good. Doug also serves on the Advisory Board for Forum 21, a United Nations NGO. Doug lives with his wife, Denée, in Dacula, Georgia.
Ravi Jayagopal – SubscribeMe.fm: Membership Site and Online Course Marketing: How to Make, Market & Monetize Online Digital Content
What can I say about Ravi? He’s a great dude, a greater podcaster, and the greatest dad! Ok, maybe “he” just got carried away a li’ll bit with the 3rd-person stuff :-). Ravi is an immigrant entrepreneur and podcaster from San Diego. His biggest mission in life is to empower his kids with the best knowledge, tools and mindset possible, and set them up for a happy, healthy and prosperous life ahead. He got his daughter Rhea into blogging when she was 8 and he got her a summer job as a virtual assistant for podcasters, publishing the audio, embedding on website, writing and editing show-notes etc. Ravi got his son Rohan into blogging when he was 6, into podcasting at 13, into podcast editing (for other podcasters) at 14. And to this day, Rohan still plans, records, edits, publishes, and promotes his show all by himself, end-to-end, at ZombiesHeroes.com/itunes/ (he’s 15 now). Ravi will be attending Podcast Movement next month with his Rohan, so he (Rohan) can continue to be inspired and educated in the art and science of podcasting by the greatest collection of podcasters and digital entertainers all under one roof! The energy in the building is going to be through the roof, and he wants Rohan to be able to feed off of that.
Anthony Arno – Route 66 Podcast
Anthony Arno’s podcast features stories about people living and working along Route 66, but you’d have to go back at least 35 years to find the reason for his interest in a highway that cannot be found on any road map today.
As a college student, Arno experienced rural America from the saddle of a bicycle while biking across America for cancer awareness as part of a memorial to his mother who had died of cancer. It was during that time Arno discovered his passion for both biking and the thrill of the journey instead of the destination.
Years later, Arno became a school teacher and during the early days of Internet dial-up Arno wrote a grant using the schools only computer connected to the outside world. Reflecting back on his days of biking across America as a college student, Arno proposed giving his students the same experience while biking 2000 miles aboard an exercise bicycle stationed in the back of the classroom.
The next question for Arno was what route would the class follow during this year long activity? There were several routes to consider, but Arno found a book in the local library highlighting Route 66, the same highway that was popularized by Nat King Cole in song decades earlier. The musical group Depeche Mode had an electronic version of the song, which Arno was a bit more familiar with. The lyrics of the song provided a musical roadmap of a journey from Chicago to LA.
Route 66 is not the longest or oldest highway in America, but it is certainly one of the most celebrated highways in the world. It’s been featured by Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath, it was the highway of mass migration during the Great Depression for people seeking a better life in California, it was popularized in song by Nat King Cole, it was a 1960’s television drama that ran for four years, and most recently it was once again revitalized in the Pixar classic CARS.
Arno first discovered podcasting while traveling through Europe on bicycle back in 2010 and he was instantly hooked to the medium. He knew he wanted to start a podcast, and after attending Podcast Movement in Texas, the constant message was follow your passion when looking to begin a podcast.
Arno made a list of possible podcast topics and Route 66 was just one of many topics being considered. His wife felt the topic was too specific, but Arno believed podcasting about a 2200 mile highway that had been decommissioned by the federal government had the potential for 2200 topics!
The Route 66 Podcast features talks with people living and working along America’s Main Street, Route 66. Arno has had a wide range of guests, ranging from voice actors from the movie CARS to numerous book authors who have written specific books related to Route 66, to a man who has 160 tattoos on his body highlighting Route 66.
Since launching The Route 66 Podcast Arno spends his summer discovering unknown sites along America’s Main Street in addition to giving presentations to groups along the highway interested in promoting the entire road to local communities.