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Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
 
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many on ...
 
The Story of Music Podcast is here to answer the question "How do I make it in the music industry?". In this podcast, we dive into artists' backgrounds to learn how they started and what they did to make it in one of the world's most competitive industries. Hosted by Andrew Fleming, this podcast is here to give advice and to answer these exact questions while helping aspiring musicians in their journey to the top. Get ready to hear some incredible stories from your favorite musicians.
 
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#604 There are many tools out there that could make our lives easier as entrepreneurs. But how do you know which ones are right for you? This is something I used to struggle with. I would buy software or equipment before I had any concrete use for it. Little by little the costs would add up. It got to the point where I was almost afraid to keep tra…
 
#603 One of my favorite things is to invite people on the show who have special access to information we can’t get from anywhere else. I’m talking about analytics and strategies we can all use. My guest shares all of that with us today and more! I’m interviewing Drew Dillon, the founder of Burb, in this episode. If you have an online community, you…
 
Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany joins Scott to talk about becoming green for the new Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, her favorite scene in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and using The Rock’s alarm clock. Then, American citizen Obi Ron Kenobi stops by to talk about his love of nature. Later, Hollywood starlet Luc…
 
#602 Today I'm spilling some truth and sharing things that are going to upset a few people. We'll be discussing three things that people, friends, and even mentors and coaches told me to do. This is common advice that you might hear as well and that I decided to ignore. We’ll talk about the push-back I received when I first started the podcast and …
 
#601 How do you build trust with someone who’s just visiting your website? How do you connect and convert them into paying customers right then and there? In business, we often have so many big ideas that we forget to go back to the tried and true fundamentals, like gathering testimonials from our audience. Today I’m chatting with Casey Hill, the H…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John unearth troves of antediluvian kind. But first, the dudes recount their most recent hang in Minneapolis at the Graveyard Club album release show. Then, an MxPx and Taylor Swift conTRAversy? Also Beyonce and Chris Carrabba take the podium for the Winners Circle. Finally, a track by track discussion of the new Ronnie …
 
#600 Episode 600. Wow! I really appreciate all of you and a big thank you for helping me get here! We usually like to do something big for these milestone episodes, but I’m flying solo today. I have a fishing story for you that's actually a business analogy because that’s what I do. I'll get into a hobby because I enjoy it. And then I take my busin…
 
#599 How do you keep getting back up after being knocked down again and again? Natasha was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and living in a hostel with her son, but everything changed for her when she started serving others. This is an incredible survival story and we’re going to hear the whole thing today from Natasha Graziano. If you need…
 
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt joins Scott to talk about his new movie I Love My Dad, skipping apps, and his SNL dream cast. Then, scientist Ellen Norton-Simon Harris-Finley Finister stops by to talk about getting kids jazzed about science. Later, Scott’s new neighbor Dean Hormel drops by to invite everyone to his block party. Plus, musician John…
 
#598 It’s becoming more common to see couples not just starting a family but also starting businesses together. But is going into business with your spouse or partner a good idea? Finley Robinson is taking over the show today to talk about his experience working with his wife, Brooke. They run B•TRIBAL•FIT together, and Finley has come up with a th…
 
#597 When I was at Social Media Marketing World earlier this year, I heard something that just blew me away. It was the story of a 10-year-old who started his first business and sold it for $15,000 three months later. Today on the show, we get the complete story and a heavy dose of inspiration from Ryland Dixon himself. Ryland is now twelve years o…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John return. After an unexpectedly long break, your boys are back to fill you in on all the happenings in their lives. And some of them are real bummers. We have some solid additions to the Winner's Circle and the Loser's Lounge this episode. Then, a track by track discussion of the Jason and Ronnie Martin collaboration,…
 
Fellow Threedom co-hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus join Scott to talk about simping, The Weeknd, and musical instruments. Then, local reporter Haney Dilf stops by to talk about her recent car accident. Later, Carmine DeLonge arrives to show off his special skill. Plus, fencing instructor Jarles whose trapped in the Earwolf Studios stops by…
 
#596 What if you had an offer people just couldn’t refuse? And no, I don’t mean going all The Godfather on your audience. I’m talking about making your products and services irresistible. Karthik Vijayakumar is talking over the show today to teach us his simple three-step copywriting process. He is the host of the Launch Plan podcast, creator of th…
 
#595 There’s no shortage of business strategies out there. But what if you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to stick? The key is adapting these tactics to your niche, your business, your audience. When Matt Giovanisci finally did that, his business skyrocketed. Now he’s the absolute authority in his niche and he’s bringing in hundreds of new s…
 
Howard Kremer and Brett Morris of Who Charted? join Scott to talk about the early beginnings of their podcast, which is once again available for free, as well as in the brand new Chart Mart (whochartedpod.com). Then, hobbyist Hughie Chism stops by to advocate for ships in bottles. Plus, locomotist Mr. Toots drops by to talk about his job driving tr…
 
#594 As an entrepreneur, you’re creating something special and carving your own path. That isn’t always easy. You’re likely putting a lot of pressure on yourself and likely setting yourself up to experience some degree of burnout. Valerie Hamaker is a professional counselor, private practice owner, and host of the Generation Xhausted podcast. She’s…
 
#593 College is expensive. Shoker, I know. But did you know that the “four-year degree” is basically a myth at this point? Fewer than 40% of students graduate in four years. For most, it takes six years to earn a bachelor’s degree. College Flight Plan helps students discover their strengths, values, and goals and save between $50K and $160K. Greg L…
 
Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus join Scott to talk all about their new truTV show “101 Places to Party Before You Die.” Then, cameraman Jack Furz returns to talk about the vigilante Nite Wolf’s latest adversary the Cross Puzzler. Later, intern Gino Lombardo stops by before UK bully Bethany Waterbottle arrives on her bullying rampage. Plus, celebrity liti…
 
# 592 Ever feel like your marketing is too salesy? The question is, can you stay true to yourself and still attract customers? You can! In fact, being upfront will likely lead to better results. That’s why Daphne Gomez is taking over the show today to talk about mindful marketing. This is another installment in our Teaching Friday series, where we …
 
#591 How do people go from first discovering our businesses to investing thousands of dollars with us? You might think that's impossible, but today we talk about the funnels that can get you there. Rick Mulready, from The Art of Online Business Podcast, returns to the show and we go deep on creating relationships with your audience. We start at the…
 
Accomplished actor Kelsey Grammer joins Scott to talk about the new Frasier reboot, his podcast pitch all about The Kingston Trio, and Jon Daly’s new album “Ding Dong Delicious.” Then, the “real” Superman stops by to talk about his 4th of July plans. Plus, handyman Tobias Boothby drops by to promote his handyman business.…
 
#590 In the early days, as Smart Passive Income began to grow, people started asking me if they could guest blog on the site, or guest host on the podcast, and I said no. It took me some time to realize that I was being selfish and actually hurting my brand by closing it to other creators. Your platform doesn't exist for you. It exists to serve you…
 
#589 On today’s episode I interview the other Pat Flynn, owner of Chronicles of Strength. I like to call him Kettlebell Pat Flynn. Why did I bring Pat on? Because we wanted to connect and understand what it was like in this world to share the same name as business owners and entrepreneurs, and help those of you who might be struggling with somethin…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John know how you feel. But first, Andrew shares some very exciting news! Also, some voicemails about hardcore kids and Joy Electric, David Lynch, and an almost Starflyer 59 love story. Then, Sam and Aaron from the Blue Collar Love podcast join us to talk about Jason Martin, Bon Voyage, and all things Martin! Finally, a …
 
Actor Jack Quaid joins Scott to talk about the rapture, his role in the latest Scream movie, and showing his butt on Season 3 of The Boys. Then, treasure hunter Brock Lovett returns to talk about having trouble finding any treasure lately. Later, wellness expert Tierna drops by to share some wellness tips. Plus, the ghost of musician Dr. John stops…
 
#588 I was thinking about something the other day: that success as an entrepreneur is largely a game of energy management. You may remember when we had Jim Collins on the show to talk about his idea of the “20-mile march,” from his book Great by Choice. In the book, Jim talks about the idea of going 20 miles a day, no more and no less, and it's tha…
 
#587 Today I’m talking with Keenya Kelly about short-form video platforms. Things like Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, and specifically TikTok, and how you can use short-form videos to grow your business. Keenya’s been on the podcast before to talk about the environment of short-form video. Many businesses are using them to get more leads and make…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John start the Mag Pod Disco Palace. But first, Matt Langston (Eleventyseven, Fantasy League) joins the pod to talk Joy Electric! We discuss first introductions to JE, his first synthesizer, and what exactly a mono synth is. Then, we dive head first into the berry patch and get super deep into the 1997 Joy Electric album…
 
Prospective buyer Craig Zlist aka Fishy joins Scott to talk about being an independent retailer and his beef money. Then, author Ethel B. Dumphrey drops by to talk about becoming her family’s dog to be closer to her kids. Plus, pharmacist Ernie Schrempf stops by to talk about the discount products over at Schrempf’s Discount Pharmacy Hut.…
 
#586 In the 14 years I've been an entrepreneur, I still create excuses about why I can't do certain things or why something I attempt won't work out. So today I want to cover some of the more common excuses that hold back entrepreneurs. This is going to be a great exercise in understanding how people think and how they gut stuck. Because guess what…
 
#585 Today I’m talking with Caleb Wojcik. Caleb and I go way back, and he’s been on the show a couple of times. A while back he talked about creating videos and getting started on YouTube. More recently he came on to talk about SwitchPod, the physical product that we co-invented and co-launched on Kickstarter to the tune of $438,000 from backers. I…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John have too much fun. Scott Kerr (Five Iron Frenzy, Yellow Second) joins the pod to discuss his new band with Matt Langston (Eleventyseven) Fantasy League. But first we hit up some final voicemails from our Pedro the Lion stretch of episodes. Then Scott joins us to go track by track of the 1998 Starflyer 59 record "The…
 
Plumber Franky Flush joins Scott to talk about his 9 Step plumbing process and the current war with all the other plumbers in the Los Angeles area. Then, traveler Lena Dunne Homme drops by to talk about organizing a bachelorette party on her most recent trip. Plus, author Jack Lusty stops by to promote his new self-published book “Yes, I Finished.”…
 
#584 Writing a book and getting it out into the world is one of the hardest things you can do—and one of the most fulfilling. I'm currently working on my next book, titled The Lean Learner. After self-publishing three books, I want to try to get this one in the hands of a traditional publisher. If it works out, it could be an amazing way of expandi…
 
#583 Did you know you can actually increase your productivity, creativity, and happiness simply by having plants in your office or around your house? We spend so much time and money on applications, devices, and other things to help us produce more. Why not simply add a plant? This isn’t just a feng shui situation, if that’s what you’re thinking. T…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John get granular. Joining the pod this week is Brandon Vedder. He’s an award winning filmmaker known for his music videos, documentaries, and narrative films. In 2019 his documentary, Strange Negotiations, about David Bazan premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim. We talk about how he pitched the documentary idea to Dave,…
 
TV’s Andy Richter (The Three Questions) joins Scott and intern Gino Lombardo to answer Scott’s Four Questions, share his Burbank celebrity story, and find out why Gino has been in the hospital. Then, teenager Susie Tewman drops by to talk about her secret double life as a foreman. Plus, a young time traveling Scott stops by to save present day Scot…
 
#582 Today I want to share what can happen when you combine your superpowers and implement them elsewhere. One of the things I've been doing in the online video space with my new YouTube channel, Deep Pocket Monster, is building relationships. As a result, I've recently had the opportunity to become an advisor and investor in a brand new company. I…
 
#581 For the last year and a half I’ve been talking about my new side hustle. It’s called Deep Pocket Monster, and it’s a YouTube channel in the Pokemon hobby collection space. It’s doing amazingly well, and today I’d like to do a deep dive into how it got started. My special guest on the show is Dan Patrick Norton. Dan is my producer and editor fo…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John bear witness. But first, a different kind of taste test this week. Also, what are some of your favorite "throwback snacks" from your childhood? Then some voicemails about Phoenix and persevering in difficult times. *Content Warning* Andrew and John spend some time discussing the heartbreaking tragedy in Uvalde, Texa…
 
Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, and Gil Ozeri of the legendary sketch/improv group Hot Sauce join Scott for another backyard era episode! They talk about sabotaging pitch meetings, the memorable van trip to the Montreal Comedy Festival, and their version of House of Gucci. Then, Gabriel Sardinas’ grandson Irving stops by to play some of his grandfather’s…
 
#580 Benjamin is a business and transformation coach who has realized that the foundation your business is built on is often as important as—if not more important than—how you execute on things. In today's episode, he'll be covering three topics: why your intuition matters, how to follow it, and the action steps that will help you create the outcom…
 
#579 On today’s show I talk with Graham Cochrane. When he was in college Graham was set on becoming a musician. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. He had to get a job that he didn’t like, and even started living off of food stamps for a while. In this episode you’re going to hear how Graham turned things around, and also how he became succ…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John cringe. But first, Andrew experiences some wild weather in the Twin Cities and brings some video evidence. Then John drinks some seasonably inappropriate beer. Also, the Winners Circle returns this week so Andrew and John talk at length about the new Kendrick Lamar LP! Finally, a track by track discussion of the new…
 
Sugar Hill Gang founder Cal Solomon returns to talk to Scott about his encounter with a genie and his time in the CIA. Then, concerned citizen Peanut Parton stops by to reveal the truth behind Dolly Parton. Plus, TV personality Alan Stubbs of Antiques Roadshow drops by to showcase his professional appraising skills.…
 
#578 In today's Teaching Friday episode, you're going to learn how to think mythically, to see how ancient stories can reflect your journey through life and business, and gain some insights to help you on your way. Daniel Allison is a bestselling author and oral storyteller. He's going to share a simple yet profound story from Borneo, and along the…
 
#577 One of the most common questions I get is, “Pat, do you have a business coach? You coach a lot of people. You have a podcast. You help tens of thousands of people. Do you get help, too?” Absolutely. I think it’s massively important, and today you get to hear from somebody I get weekly coaching from. His name is James Schramko, from SuperFastBu…
 
In this episode, Andrew and John take the Devil's bargain. But first, John recaps his back-to-back Pedro show experiences. Andrew laments missing his first Pedro show due to getting Covid. But his brother, Bryan, recaps the show since he went to the show in Andrew's stead. Then, the Losers Lounge returns this week with the newest inductees: the Uni…
 
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