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130 Lee Silverstein | Providing Hope and Inspiration Through Podcasting

By Harry Duran

Lee Silverstein is a survivor of childhood cancer and was later diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in 2011 after undergoing a routine colonoscopy. When he attended a podcasters meet-up in 2014 he was inspired to start his own podcast, the Colon Cancer Podcast, where he provides people the hope and support they need when they are told they have cancer. By providing cancer survivors and caretakers a platform to share their stories, Lee is a constant inspiration for the many people who have been affected by colon cancer. 06:57 - The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary 08:55 - How he felt about seeing himself on the “big screen” 09:34 - His colon cancer diagnosis 11:17 - How his idea for the Colon Cancer Podcast started 15:12 - How his community of supporters has helped provide the fuel for his podcast 16:55 - The first time he realized his podcast was making an impact on people’s lives 21:36 - A.G.E. and how spending time at the gym has helped him deal with his cancer 23:07 - How having a positive attitude has helped him battle cancer 27:16 - The factors that impacted his self-confidence growing up 28:46 - My older sister who passed away from leukemia 30:01 - What he remembers about having cancer as a child 31:00 - His fondest TV show memory 32:07 - The story of his connection with Greg Trout 34:44 - Determining who he wants on the podcast and finding topics for the show 36:38 - How having his podcast has helped him expand his own knowledge of cancer 38:23 - Podcasting as a cancer patient 42:46 - How he landed his first sponsor 45:17 - How his confidence has grown as a podcaster 47:49 - The events and communities of Chris Krimitsos 53:03 - His next podcast goals 55:48 - The tutelage of Glen the Geek 57:01 - What he’s changed his mind about recently 59:15 - The one most misunderstood thing about him Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/lee-silverstein-interview/

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