Erik Johnson discovered radio while he was studying architectureand has never looked back. He has been in the radio industry since1989 and currently helps podcasters cultivate their voice andtalent. Erik shares a bit of his story, the importance of silencein conversations, and some of the common mistakes new podcasterstend to make – like try to mimic someone else’s voice. Tune in formore!

  • 04:15 – Erik has been in radio since 1989.
  • 05:10 – When Erik first started in radio, he tried to learneverything he could. He loves to learn.
  • 05:50 – Does Erik have a teacher or mentor that also has such astrong desire to learn?
  • 08:20 – What is a program director?
  • 09:45 – Erik has a degree in architecture, but he fell out oflove with it after three years.
  • 12:25 – How did Erik make the leap from architecture tobroadcasting?
  • 13:45 – Erik hated speaking in front of people all throughouthigh school.
  • 15:05 – It’s just a matter of doing it enough until you’re notscared anymore.
  • 20:15 – Does Erik remember the separation between podcastingand radio?
  • 21:15 – Podcasts changed for Erik when he got his iPhone.
  • 21:35 – Erik started writing about podcasting before he didit.
  • 24:25 – Erik and I talk about growing up as a child and howresilient we were.
  • 28:10 – I remember the day Atari showed up at my house.
  • 29:15 – Erik thought if he was able to teach others what he hadlearned in radio, people’s podcasts would be
  • 29:25 – The podcasting genre has become stronger overtime.
  • 33:25 – We can always learn new things and craft our artbetter.
  • 33:55 – When Erik coaches his clients, he tries to enhancetheir strengths.
  • 34:25 – New podcasters try to sound like the ‘radio guy’ orsomebody else.
  • 37:40 – You don’t have to revamp your show, but you’d besurprised by what a bit of change can do to it.
  • 38:40 – Erik talks about the importance of silence inconversations, especially in audio.
  • 43:25 – Does Erik have a proud teacher moment?
  • 45:55 – What has Erik changed his mind about recently?
  • 49:25 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Erik?
  • 50:40 – Erik is a fan of magic tricks and magicians.

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