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134 Dan Franks | Creating a Movement Around Podcasting

By Harry Duran

Dan Franks is one of three founders of Podcast Movement; a weekend gathering for anyone who is interested in or involved with podcasting that is chock full of speakers, panels, and breakout sessions from some of the most influential people in the industry. 2017 marks the fourth year of Podcast Movement and I spoke to Dan about how it got started, the challenges of planning for such a big event, and how he fell into the world of podcasting. 07:26 - The influx of podcasters who are no longer around 08:59 - Why some podcasts last and others don’t 10:58 - The first person who got him interested in podcasts 15:04 - When he knew he wanted to start his own podcast 17:02 - The approach he took when he interviewed John Lee Dumas on the Entrepreneur Showdown podcast 18:44 - What he learned from the Men Seeking Tomahawks podcast 20:41 - Understanding when it’s time to retire your podcast 24:23 - How Podcast Movement got started 27:19 - The Podcast Movement creators 30:00 - Launching Podcast Movement through Kickstarter and the lessons learned 33:58 - People’s misconceptions on the profitability of Podcast Movement 36:12 - How he started working for Midroll 38:16 - How it feels to be seen as a role model in the podcasting space 40:39 - Highlighting minority podcasters and other underrepresented groups 42:34 - The speaker submission process at Podcast Movement 44:10 - New apps appearing at Podcast Movement to help monetize your podcast 46:12 - The challenges of planning for an event like Podcast Movement 49:33 - Who in his family is surprised about the life he’s made around podcasting 50:38 - His biggest supporters 53:10 - How he manages the people wanting to be a part of his inner circle 54:20 - The one most misunderstood thing about him 55:02 - What he’s changed his mind about recently 55:49 - His attraction to event planning and live events 57:30 - Balancing the big name podcasters with the independent creators 59:48 - Working with the agents for the speakers at Podcast Movement Full Show Notes:★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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