The Mike Cernovich Podcast started off on a lark.
I was interviewed for another podcast, saw how simple it was to start your own podcast, and decided to start one.
I hadn’t listened to podcasts, so I didn’t know the right way to do one. But I had been a ravenous consumer of Great Courses lectures.
The best “lectures” are actually like conversations, and that’s what I wanted my podcast to be.
My vision was for the podcast to be a conversation with you.
During a podcast I imagine you and I are taking a walk, having a chat. You ask me something about life, and we talk.
I want these conversations to be controversial. Why would we talk if I said the same boring bullshit lies as everyone else?
The podcast tells the truth about mindset, social skills, the corporate environment, money, and even steroid use in Hollywood.
A couple of weeks later, I turned to a good friend, “Hey, want to do an interview on steroids in bodybuilding for a podcast?” And so it began.
That’s my approach to life, by the way. When a cool idea falls into my lap, I play with it. Try it out. See if it works.
I had no idea how to do a podcast and the earlier episodes had some issues. After some studying, the podcast is a professional product with hundreds of iTunes ratings and reviews (have you left yours?) worldwide.
If you have an idea, take action!
Ideas are porn for procrastinators. Everyone has a good idea. You daydream, imaging the idea will become something, yet you never put the idea into action.
After all, it takes a lot of effort to take action – not only physical, but also emotional.
Putting an idea into action, especially a novel idea, is no guarantee of success.
You’ll be judged. You’ll be embarrassed. You’ll make mistakes and fall on your face.
In the case of a podcast, you’ll make all of your mistakes in public.
Most people never get started as they are afraid of being judged. There is good news and bad news.
The bad news is, when you don’t get a podcast right, or if the vibe is off, of if you say something stupid, everyone will hear the mistake. (Then again, your audience will be small at first, so relax. Only one or two people will realize you screwed up.)
The good news is no matter how great you are, you’ll have haters. Why is that great news?
Failing to take action because you might get judged leaves you with one option – stay home all alone drinking milk and eating cookies.
When I listen to earlier podcasts, I notice issues. I made some mistakes.
Yet I never would have been able to recognize these issues if I hadn’t gotten started.
In fact, since I didn’t really have a vision or plan for it, the episodes are disorganized. There are podcasts on health, fitness, mindset, gay-for-pay in bodybuilding, charisma, social skills, storytelling, mindset, mindfulness, and a whole lot more!
We covered a massive amount of ground, and anyone who finds the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud won’t really know where to start.
You’re in luck. SoundCloud lets you organize podcasts into playlists.
I just figured out how to make podcast playlists. You think I’m joking about learning while I go? Hah.
Each play list is organized topically and contains a few podcasts.
You can download the podcasts or stream them directly from SoundCloud.
Click on the headings to find the playlists on SoundCloud.
Download or play one or all of your favorite podcasts.
Or hang out on D&P and listen to them here.
You can also treat the comments as an open thread for the podcast.
Those are a lot of pictures of my face, but when you embed the podcasts, my image shows up. Such is life.
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