283: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Harry Duran

283: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Harry Duran

Harry Duran-



I’m Harry Duran the Founder of PodFunnel. If you’ve been in the podcasting space for some time, my name might ring a bell. I’m also the host of Podcast Junkies. Aaaaaannndd, I also run a full-service podcast consultancy firm, called FullCast.

I wish I could say I say it all started with a lemonade stand, but it was actually music for me. From the moment we were paid to DJ the High School dance senior year, I knew there might always be a way for me to make a living from my passion. I just didn’t realize how long it would take.

I jumped around colleges for a bit after a memorable time at Syracuse University, and then landed in the corporate world at the ripe age of 22! Let’s just say that lasted for more years (decades) than I thought it would.

In 2012, I was getting antsy, and hearing a lot about mobile apps. I had a developer help me piece an app called Know Your DJ together, and later had a good friend of mine take the code over. Little did I know that, even though the app never took off, I was beginning my first foray into the world of digital marketing.

January of 2014 found me at New Media Expo, trying to understand podcasting so I could interview DJs, to support my app. Call it a ‘pivot’, but I quickly found a whole group of podcasters who were willing to talk to a unknown about podcasting. Super meta.

It’s been 2+ years since I started Podcast Junkies, and I’ve had the chance to interview over 100 amazing podcasters and get introduced to an amazing group of friends.

I know run done-for-you podcast service for thought leaders and find myself in the SaaS space as well.

I’m so happy to call the podcasting community my family and some of the connections I’ve made will last the rest of my life.

I understand the needs and frustrations of podcasters, and my hope is that PodFunnel can help make your life a little bit easier.

I’m here help, let me know what you need!

In gratitude,

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Musical Background: ‘TAKE THE CHANCE’ by Nicolai Heidlas