International Podcast Day Session

John Leed Dumas joins me for a session on monetizing your podcast

International Podcast Day with John Lee Dumas

You may not know it, but September the 30th was International podcast Day.

To celebrate the day podcasters unite at and help produce a 24 hours show dedicated to the art of podcasting.

For the second year in a row John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire joins me for an hour of live broadcasting. This year our hour session was about monetizing your podcast.

John was a little late due to no fault of his own, and joins in at the 14 minute mark.

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The Crypto Cousins Podcast

My new podcast about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

The Crypto Cousins Podcast I am obsessed with crypto.

I recently discovered the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. I have to admit to you that I am totally obsessed with it.

You can buy cryptocurrencies, or you can mine your own cryptocurrencies. I decided to do both.

There are people who buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. They try to buy low and sell high just like people do with stocks.

That is not what I am planning. I am going to mine and buy crypto currencies as an investment. I am going into this journey for the long, long haul.

I am what is known as a HODL which stands for Hold On For Dear Life.

I truly believe that one Bitcoin could be worth over $100,000.00 per Bitcoin someday.

That may sound crazy to you since a Bitcoin is now priced at around $4000.00. I truly believe that is only a fraction of there worth.

The Creation of a podcast on the subject of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies was a natural next step for someone like me. What else would someone who has been podcasting since 2004 do when presented with an all consuming subject except podcast about it.

The Crypto Cousins Podcast is my way of not only sharing my adventure with you, but it is also a great way to educate myself.

Podcasting is a great way to open doors of knowledge because of the people it has allowed me to interview.

We will interview some of the top people in the world of cryptocurrency, and ask them the questions I personally want answered. Some of these people would never talk to me, but the podcast makes me the press.


Tony Cecala

My cousin Tony Cecala will join me on every episode as we talk about cryptocurrency , explain cryptocurrency and interview fascinating people from the cryptocurrency world.

Please join cousin Tony and myself at to see what we are building. We are building way more than just a podcast. We are building an entire network of websites, products, and educational information.

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I will end this article by saying if you are interested in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency you really need to take a look and a listen to The Crypto Cousins.


Interview On The Podcaster’s Life

By Alexander Laurin

podcasters coachI was interviewed on The Podcaster's Life By Alexander Laurin.

It was an enjoyable interview. We talked about about International Podcast Day, and Podcasting in general.

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2017 Academy Of Podcasters HOF

By Podcast Movement

The 2017 Academy Of Podcasters HOF

I love the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame Awards

As a former inductee into the Hall Of Fame I know how much time and effort it takes to get there.

The full awards show lasted around 3 hours so I edited down the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony into its own video for you to watch.

The 2017 Inductees were:
Luria Petrucci
Brian Ibbott
Dan Klass
Elsie Escobar
Rob Greenlee

Congrats to all the 2017 inductees.

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Podcast Movement & Academy of Podcasters Awards of 2017

Season 3 Ep 16

Gary Leland Academy of Podcasters and Season 3 FinaleGary Leland Show Episode 42
Thank you for joining me on the final episode of season 3!

This week I talk about how my season came together and some of the new ideas and projects coming from me soon. I also dive into the Academy of Podcasters Awards Show & Hall Of Fame Ceremony. In which I was able to present an award to a well known figure in the Health & Fitness category. Stay tuned for more about my shows coming in the near future.

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Interviewed On The Maximize Excellence Podcast

By Joe Hicks

maximize excellence interviewI was interviewed on The Maximize Excellence Podcast By Joe Hicks.

We talked about about being the Fixer Upper of you life.

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My Thought On Podcast Movement 2017

As recorded on Facebook Live

As you are probably aware I am one of the founders on Podcast Movement.

This year made our fourth anniversary of our event which was held in Anaheim.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM Central I produce a Facebook Live, and today I gave my thoughts on the 2017 event.

This was by far our best event yet.

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Pre Podcast Movement 2017

Season 3 Ep 15

Gary Leland Show S3 E15 Pre Podcast Movement 2017Gary Leland Show Episode 41
Thanks for tuning into the Gary Leland Show!

This week I am discussing the upcoming Podcast Movement 2017 that I will be hosting in Anaheim, California. I also talk about why I have not been able to do as much as I usually do because of a recent surgery, and why I suggest not to have it done.

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I use to love going to them

When I was younger, and I mean much younger I really use to love going to concerts.

I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina which is not know as a music city. Even though Charleston was not know for music it did have its share of concerts in the 70's

I attended my first concert when I was in the 9th grade so I guess that was around 1969. We went to see a concert by a singer named Alice Cooper.

I was not familiar with Alice Cooper, but assumed she would be worth the $2 it cost to buy a ticket to see her. One great thing about concerts in the 70's was the price. If a concert cost more than $3 it was way too expensive.

I really don't know how kids afford to see concerts today when tickets can cost over $100.

When I arrived at the concert I was in for a big surprise. Alice Cooper was not a girl. Alice was a male hard core rocker, and his concert was really great. I mean it was fantastic. I had never seen anything like it.

That concert started my trend of seeing as many concerts as possible. Over the next 10 years I went to just about every concert I had the opportunity to attend.

I made the following list for a Facebook Post some time ago, but thought I would share it here.

These are bands I remember seeing in concert. What bands have you seen in concert?

1. Alice Cooper
2. Black Sabbath
3. Rolling Stones
4. James Brown
5. SteppenWolf
6. Allman Brothers
7. Three Dog Night
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash
9. Doobie Brother
10. Beach Boys
11. B.B. King
12. Edgar Winter
13. Charlie Daniel
14. Deep Purple
15. Jethro Tull
16. Alvin Lee & Ten Years After
17. Leon Russell
18. Yes
19. Electric Light Orchestra
20. Tina Turner
21. Dizzy Gillespie
22. Chuck Mangione
23. Jimmy Buffett
24. Mott The Hoople
25. Uriah Heep
26. Mountain
27. ZZ Top
28. Blue Oyster Cult
29. Pointer Sisters
30. Billy Preston
31. Rare Earth
32. Foghat
33. Cactus
34. Marshall Tucker Band
35. Ten CC
36. Dixie Dreggs
37. Free Mountain Standstill
38. Savoy Brown
39. James Gang
40. Poco
41. Fleetwood Mac
42. Black Oak Arkansa
43. Ozark Mountain Daredevils
44. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
45. Bruce Springsteen
46. Golden Earring
47. Pure Prairie League
48. Ben E. King
49. West, Bruce and Laing
50. Asleep At The Wheel
51. Sly and The Family Stone
52. Bloodrock
53. Bertha
54. Wet Willie
55. Tower of Power
56. Fabulous Rhinestones
57. Fabulous Thunderbirds
58. Goose Creek Symphony
59. Rory Gallagher
60. Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids
61. Humble Pie
62. Bruce Springsteen

There may be a few more concerts that I just can't remember, but if I do think of them I will add them.


Listed Sisters Podcast

My third podcast about a HGTV show

Listed Sisters Podcast

If you have been reading my blog posts for an length of time then you know that Kathy and I have producing podcasts for the Home Decorating Podcast Network.

We started our first podcast on the network almost a year ago with the Fixer Upper Podcast. The Fixer Upper Podcast is about one of HGTV's top TV shows. The Fixer Upper TV Show features Chip and Joanna Gaines who live and remodel homes in Waco, Texas.
Fixer Upper Podcast
The Fixer Upper Podcast was a big success for us with over 2,000 downloads per episode. If you consider the fact that the average podcast receives less than 300 downloads you will understand why I say it was a success.

Eventually the season ended for the Fixer Upper TV Show, and the podcast was finished until season 5 starts. I think season 5 will start around November, and that is when the podcast will start back up.

Since Kathy and I could not really produce any more Fixer Upper Podcasts for a while we decided to try podcasting for another TV Show. After much research we decided on the Home Town TV Show.
Home Town podcast
Home Town was a new show that was about to premier on HGTV, and stared Erin and Ben Nappier of Laurel, Mississippi.

Home Town was scheduled for 10 episodes on HGTV which meant we would be finished recording podcasts for the new podcast way before The Fixer Upper TV Show started their new season.

We had a blast recording the Home Town Podcast and even made a trip to Laurel, Mississippi for the finale episode of the season. During that trip we met the show hosts Erin and Ben Napier. We also were able to meet many of the people we had made relationships with while recording the show.

The season finally ended for Home Town with another successful podcast for us. While The Home Town Podcast did not have as big of download numbers as The Fixer Upper Podcast did 800 downloads an episode were nothing to sneeze at. Once again we were out of work so to speak since we did not have any new episodes to podcast about.

Once again I started researching for a TV Show that we could produce podcasts about and came up with the Listed Sisters TV Show which was another show on HGTV about to start their second season.
Listed SIsters

Kathy and I both thought it was a cute idea for a TV show, so when the first episode of season two started we were ready to produce the Listed Sisters Podcast.

As always we watched the show which featured show hosts Lexie and Alana LeBlanc. Alana is a realtor and Lexi is an Interior Designer and together they remodel homes for their clients.

We have only watched and recorded one episode so far, but we are really enjoying it.

The Listed Sisters show will keep us busy for another ten episodes, and then we will probably stay on break until the new episodes of Fixer Upper start back up on HGTV.

The Listed Sisters TV Show has changed their format from season one to season two for the better I believe.

I hope you get a chance to listen to our podcast on the Home Decorating Podcast Network at

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Podcast Star

By Jeff Oestreich

The Podcast Star Song

Back in the early days of podcasting (2004 – 2006) things were much different. Since there were so few podcasters around the community was much closer, and almost everyone seemed to know each other.
This And That
One of the more popular shows at the time was “This And That” produced by Jeff Oestreich.

In 2005 Jeff produced the song “Podcast Star” which became an over night hit in the podcast community. I do have to admit that the community was so small that it may not of been that hard to become a hit.

Some of the podcasts he names in the song are no longer being produced, and some of the produces of the podcasts are now in the Academy Of Podcaster Hall Of Fame.

Podcast Star was very clever, and Jeff did a great job producing this song.

The reason for this post is to share this song with all the new podcasters that have not heard the song, and to make sure it has its place in the History Of Podcasting.

The following information as taken from Jeff's site.

“This song was recorded for our podcast This And That. Adam Curry, playing this song on his very popular podcast, The Daily Sourcecode said “Wow, does that rock!!” Pretty cool from an ex VH1 jock.

This song was also featured on an episode of another very popular podcast The Dawn And Drew Show.

Podcast Star is a tongue-and-cheek look at wanting to achieve stardom through this new production medium. I tracked all the instruments and put the song together in about a week. Instruments include electric guitars, electric bass and drums. The drums were played ‘live' on my Yamaha Motif keyboard.

Hope you like it!”

You can find more of Jeff's music at

The Royaltie Gem

Vote For The Fixer Upper Podcast

In The 2017 Podcast Awards

Help nominate the Fixer Upper Podcast in the Podcast Awards!

Step 1. Go to and click the blue banner that says “Nominations are open”.

Step 2. Fill out the required information to nominate.

Step 3. Choose Fixer Upper Podcast in the TV & Film Category & click save at the bottom of the page.

Step 4. Go to your email inbox & verify the email you received for your vote to count.

It is a very simple drop down menu system for voting.

Thanks for your help 🙂

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