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The Voice of the Theme Park Industry, Doug Barnes

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Doug Barnes, Theme Park Aficionado and SeasonPassPodcast.com Host!

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Doug decided to turn his passion for theme parks into a podcast that has become a corner stone in podcasting, seven years ago. Doug and his crew have interviewed many of the creators of the most beloved attractions from all around the world. As well as traveling to theme parks across the country to bring a high quality, well produced podcasts about what makes the theme park industry tick. The show has even been archived in the Disney archives, so it really is that important of a show!

Doug truly is inspirational to anyone who can’t seem to break into the field they have in their heart. To turn their passion upside and make it enjoyable for 10’s of thousands of listeners from all over the world! I’m really happy that Doug decided to come on the show and talk with me about the ups and downs of following your dream.

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Episode 18

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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers share their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who’s living their dreams

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ok

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yeah

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welcome the dreamers podcast I’m your
host Joe Pardo and today I’m

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interviewing dog farms with living
history theme park podcasting welcome

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this show Doug and Joe thanks for having
me thanks for being a part of the show I

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really appreciate you coming on

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absolutely you know it’s I really do
love what you’re doing here

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well thank you i really am enjoying it
myself I get to talk to a lot of awesome

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people and a lot of people that i know
but so far I’ve interviewed some people

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that he didn’t know as well and I’ve got
to know them better as well as share

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their inspiring stories other people so
it’s really a great experience for me as

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well hopefully as well for my listeners
yeah and and you know what I could

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totally relate with that because that’s
a lot of what we do with that with our

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podcast as well so that you hate
absolutely i’m i’m totally down with

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this

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well let’s start by giving our audience
a brief background about yourself a

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brief background of the people i could
say that i’ve always been i grew up in

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California

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I’ve been a theme park man all my life
my parents used to take me to great

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america over in Northern California and
into disneyland all the time as a child

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and the those were my greatest memories
were going to those parks and enjoying

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roller coasters and going on dark rides
and as I went into college I decided I

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was going to start i was going to get
into the industry i was going to figure

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out how but there was no real course to
be able to do that so I kept on bouncing

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from place to place trying to find
something that got me into that theme

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parks or roller coaster design
ultimately gave up and started working

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in and in the medical field and then
after so many things happening you know

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having a family children have three boys
I wanted to get back into my love most

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which is theme parks and I started a
podcast known as a season pass podcast

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and it was just me talking about news
and rumors and stuff that’s happening in

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the industry partnered up with the
people who work in the industry and we

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started bringing on people who are
sharing their stories of how they got

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involved with the industry and sharing
their how they’re living the dream kind

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of it kind of like what you’re doing
here but

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strictly with that theme parks and then
we also go to theme parks and we will

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learn about them and people who work
there get to teach our listeners about

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this parks and that’s kind of what we do
and that’s what we’ve been doing for the

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past seven years while some years a long
time

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yeah that fits because like it’s forever
actually sometimes you know I I look

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back at my gosh it didn’t seem like it
was that long ago and in other times i

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look back to go to that was so long ago
so yeah it’s sometimes it feels long

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sometimes it feels short but yeah it’s
been awhile but it’s great that you

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found a way that tapping into what you
love and what you’re passionate about

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even though you didn’t get into the
industry in a concrete sense when i was

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in college i always wanted some kind of
course like some kind of instructions on

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how to how to learn about the industry
and how to get into it this podcast kind

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of is my response to for everybody else
who had that issue that I had when I was

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getting into college and hopefully they
find their way through this i guess

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that’s the most concrete way of putting
it out but what would you say is your

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biggest inspiration it’s there so many
things that inspire me

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I I i might be a little bit a DD when it
comes to what inspires me obviously

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family might my children everything
that’s what inspires me the most is I

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see a lot of their fun and the love that
they have for this stuff it you know in

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their eyes and it animates me excited
I’m most inspired by developing stories

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for other people to enjoy to thats that
moment to be lost you know where you

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don’t have to think about the world real
world where you get to be immersed in

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and storytelling and i am always
inspired by that and it doesn’t even

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have to be just you know like you know
show or like a like a ride but it could

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it could be anything that that moment
where you get immersed in that moment

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where you don’t think about anything
else is just that moment being human

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that’s what really inspires me well
let’s let’s go back to how your dream

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came about I you mentioned a bit about
you know growing up in wanting to be a

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part of the theme park industry but not
knowing how so if you want let’s start

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with how your podcasting adventure came
about

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ok

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dropped out of college because I
couldn’t I couldn’t figure out a way to

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to get into theme park design or our
roller coaster designer anything like

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that and so I started to get you know
started family you know started doing

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the married life just going to work you
know eight hours a day you know you just

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work and take care of your family and
everything and then I got into into real

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estate investment and started getting
into this whole flipping houses thing

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and I flip the house and made good money
off of it and I was like this is awesome

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and this was back in 2005-2006 when i
started doing this and I was in the

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middle of an investment we are doing
very well and then all of a sudden this

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house that we were in that we are fixing
up and putting a lot of money and

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especially in California is still a bit
of money the market completely crashed

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you know everything’s stopped and the
markets basically told us that you we

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have nothing left that everything that
we invested into this one house is all

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gone so i went ahead and continue to to
restore it and build it and hope that

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somebody could buy it and you know it
didn’t happen that we ended up for

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closing from the house and everything
that I work towards and everything I

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built my money towards completely was
taken away from us and so at that moment

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I called it a like a bit of a depression
my wife just called it a funk you know

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but I i had that I look for something
else that what would cheer me up you

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know that would that would that I could
find love in again because i had it in

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that real estate for that for that
little time and I lost it so quickly and

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I put my family in such a terrible
position by doing this too so of course

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you know i’m trying to figure out ways
that you know i could find joy as well

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as sharing it with my family you know
and I have a bingo I wasn’t going to

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theme parks for a long time during that
time between college and and you know

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trying to do the real say stuff I you
know we stopped going to theme parks

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that wasn’t my focus anymore so I went
back to that and i took start taking

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family there we started doing stuff and
I learned about podcasting

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and I thought that podcasting was a
great way just to share your interest

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and so I went on started show first with
some friends and did like a little movie

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video game thing but i wasn’t really
into movies and video games so I that

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ended quickly and i started my theme
park podcast season pass podcast and it

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was just a way for me to share theme
parks in my love for the industry with

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the with the the public and you know we
immediately started getting some

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listeners some people who were
interested i guess in this is assigned a

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job that we talked about this before but
you know like i said as long you know we

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have a meeting and everybody who goes in
the podcast you have to have something

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that you need to talk about it has to be
something special but at the same time

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you have to make sure that sounds good
you know and that people want to listen

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to it and so I really worked hard to
make sure that it was a quality podcast

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and that’s how i got ahold of bright
young from Super Sunday he’s a

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co-founder and creative director super
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your podcast love the way sounds I’ve
always had this dream of doing a theme

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park podcast and bringing the creators
on the tough talk with them and we hit

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it off and that’s how the podcast came
to be and that’s where my inspiration

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kind of wins was from you know all these
trials and trying to figure this out

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with you know with the theme parks and
other stuff into actually having a

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foundation to be able to share you know
hundreds of stories within the industry

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with thousands of people

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wow wow that how long did all that take
like say from idea to ok first episode

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did you you know III for anybody who
starts a podcast especially nowadays you

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know it takes no time I learned about
this service this host service called

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lipson and uh found out about them and
it took me literally don’t know maybe

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two weeks before i started you know from
thought of it to actually putting up the

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first episode it’s like no no time
really and then by my seventh episode

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that i had out and I was doing it weekly
at that time so less than two months

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bright young contacted me and

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then starting on episode 10 he was on
that episode itself and then for we

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still talked a lot about news and
rumours stuff like that but we started

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changing our focus to wear every once in
a while we’re gonna have a gas or we’re

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gonna talk about we’re gonna go to this
one place and talk to specific subject

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but now that’s what the whole shows
turned into it’s like every single

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episode it’s kind of like a mix part of
designers and people and parks and stuff

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like that so there’s no more news and
rumors that’s not what we do at all were

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specifically based on the creators and
the stories behind the industry it’s

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interesting to see how things evolve
like that isn’t it it’s is crazy

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yeah because at first it was just a
little hobby I just something to get my

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mind off of all the money in at lawson
that the hell i put my family through

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for that time but I am so thankful you
know and this is such a blessing to look

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back and see you know what has changed i
mean it quite is it’s it’s remarkable to

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see where turn it in

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even though yeah we’re sitting you know
even today this day I still have some

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financial troubles and we’re actually
seeing some transformations happening

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down the road but I still feel
absolutely blessed you know that this is

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the way it has happened it didn’t and
you know you can’t explain it you can’t

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write it it just happens its life

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I’m really sorry to hear about the
financial troubles the the bubble

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created for you and your family with
that in mind how did they take the news

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of you wanting to start a podcast know
my wife was for anything that got me up

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my mind are got my mind off of
everything that we put into for the real

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estate stuff so the house that we bought
all the money that I put into you know

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fixing it up and then trying to get it
to the point to flip it just you know

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anything that could get my mind off of
that she was for you know and uh she

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knew how much i love theme parks and she
knew that this was my love ever since I

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was shot when my him what my wife and I
are actually highschool sweethearts

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haha you know when we first met our very
first conversation

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well first conversation was about music
and bands and stuff and you know and

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then it was sports you know just because
i am a i’m out here I you know in the

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born and raised in the san francisco
area so you know i’m always talk about

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my 49ers in san francisco giants

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but I’m also uh you know i was talking I
talk about theme parks and I talk about

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him all the time and she had she grew up
in Houston and she used to go to six

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flags which is no longer there the the
65,000 houston by the you know so she

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loved going to parks her family went all
the time too and so we kind of found

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that mutual bond and we you know been
together ever since so she knew how

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important this was to me and how good
you know this just talking about this

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maybe feel so it was fine

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everything worked out fine well that’s
good to hear her

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I mean otherwise you probably wouldn’t
be married at this point it

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no no yeah funny that you say that
because you know when I first started a

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podcast i told my wife is like it’s just
gonna be about 10 to 15 minutes in

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episode just gonna put up news and
rumours not gonna really cost me think

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it’s gonna cost like 15 bucks a month or
something like that just that just have

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the blog up and everything and checking
out the financial history in the tens of

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thousands of dollars and help invested
into this company which has become into

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is an actual companies in actual
business is a registered business in the

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north California with copyrights and
trademarks it

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I put a lot of money into it all signed
and now yeah so she’s still with me

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though I don’t know she knows the full
total and that’s all I’m we don’t have

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to divulge that to the head but it does
leave me into the next question of what

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steps did you take to get started it
what I did is I really actually studied

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up by listening to other shows and
hearing what they were about

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and almost all the shows during that
time when we started was all you know if

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you’re talking about the parts of it
wasn’t the park stuff it was all disney

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and it’s all just disney based podcast
and during that time I did there was

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hundreds now there’s thousands you know
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and I love that by disney’s not disney
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that caught my second favorite Park so
you know obviously i’m a huge disney fan

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but i love all theme parks and there was
a couple of being part shows out there

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uh who were

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really good at the time but actually
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neither one of them were actually uh
podcasting they all they both stopped

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and so I i ended up where I’m like well
this is there’s a void here you know you

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there’s a boy here there’s there’s no
just universal

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and i don’t mean that’s not a pun i do
addition home you know Universal look at

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the pot at the theme park world you know
where you do look at disney universal

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six flags cedar fair Merlin all these
companies out there so many different

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companies doing so many different things
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feel that because I I want to do this I
want to get into podcasting and like i

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said i had a show before called the
idiot part with my friends and we

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already had the microphones already had
the soundboard so it was easy for me to

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just kind of you know take all that
equipment and just attach it to the

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computer and start recording and then
yeah like I said I just found the host

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you know started an account and
immediately just started recording my

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shows and uploading the mp3’s onto the
computer it was it was it is i wish i

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could say it was a lot more complex but
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simple to get started but then what it
was about that if you’re doing weekly

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you have to make sure that you come up
with material each week for it which can

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be pretty difficult

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yeah i can imagine I mean that’s part of
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truth be known but hey I i’m totally
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main reason why we just interview people
and we we just bring different people on

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the share their stories or if they have
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we have chances to go to certain parks
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their stories you know then we just kind
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kind of like we go out on these trips
and then we gather up like between five

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and ten episodes within that one trip
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week to two weeks

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of interviews all one chunk at a time to
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usually work because then you’re not
what if you’re releasing something that

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six months later from when it was
recorded that’s not relevant anymore

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luckily with the industry that we chose
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where or just looking at personal story
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you know that that kind of stuff is
timeless so you can release a six months

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later and it’s still relevant as
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ya know that totally get that so when
you started all this was there any

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roadblocks that you hit a hit the basic
ones you know how can i get the name out

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of the podcast how that can I did and
you know just continuing to go on back

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in the day it was forums you know going
to different form boards and and just

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putting your name out there and that was
a roadblock that it was a long long time

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before we started getting a much larger
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smaller podcast but that was one uh
obviously some of the interviews that we

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wanted to get back in the day didn’t
happen because you know that you weren’t

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really take it probably the number one
roadblock is just not being taken

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seriously when you have to go and you
talk to people you like oh I have a

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podcast you know when you said
especially back then you know lots of

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people said was Tomcats it’s just
something that people do our garage

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something that somebody does at home and
that was a major roadblock to to be

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taken seriously when when you’re telling
people was a podcast other than that

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it’s just the chances to get out to
these places because before I did the

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podcast i rarely went around i went to a
couple different states by then really

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go out to the to all these different
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building these friendships and
relationships in this community you have

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to figure out how you’re going to set
money aside to to actually go to these

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places because you have to build your
credibility if you’re going to get

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because you continue to talk about the
industry you need to actually experience

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the industry and that was a roadblock
was trying to figure out how financially

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i could get myself to all these places
and and you know you I worked hard at it

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and was able to get to all kinds of
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for the podcast so specifically how did
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think it’s it we started getting some
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who we’ve been doing this podcast
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get a few people keep people to to come
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had Ryan Ryan Harmons another guy cums
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get a couple of guests so now some we
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industry we had a few people who are
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because you know he they had their
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get them on and we showed that we can
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show and so when people were listening
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sound anything like that they’re like oh
my god sheds you know that’s my friend

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is telling the story I didn’t know about
that and so it started spreading within

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the industry itself and then it kind of
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the audience out there is it still the
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out that Disney audience because we I
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in the industry are so many people who
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actual fan base of Disney say you know
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those punk ass out there does disney
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thousands of listeners each episode they
look at season pass and they look at is

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just like a rollercoaster show or
something in so much more than that

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so that’s a big roadblock actually I’m
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really hard to get to them but once they
do what we realized is that once they do

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realize you know what kind of a podcast
we are and how we have the most Walt

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Disney Imagineers out of any podcasts
actually did telling their stories and

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how they got involved with the industry
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is it you know that speaks for itself in
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easier because it’s a it’s a quality
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we’re we’re very excited and humble
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a lot of pride in

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bag that we have been able to establish
a quality show that people have told

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their stories on and now we you now we
have people who want to share their

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stories and understand that this is a
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takes years pretty much so has there
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haven’t quite worked out well i can say
that like I one of my main goals that I

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had was that we were at some point we’re
gonna have a TV show right and i’m sure

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that everybody dreams as a podcaster you
know like well first is this and I want

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to be on radio you know or is versus and
then we have a TV show

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well that’s kind of like a dream i had i
hope that this would be able to expense

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it a point that we would be able to have
a TV show some sort or or be able to

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have more resources and just the podcast
itself that are actual you know possible

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career moves and that hasn’t really
happened we did have in two thousand is

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it 2011 see I’m sorry I’m do map right
here for all your listeners I’m counting

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on my fingers right at the moment so no
2012 to go

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yeah so 2011 we we received a call and i
don’t really talk about this but at this

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point it’s been so long that you know
get from a company called indigo films

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and indigo films are is the film company
that produces these shelves for travel

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channel and history channel and all
kinds of channels like that and they’re

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known for producing amusement park shows
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they contacted us about this they they
loved what we were doing they wanted us

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to host Brent myself to the host these
special theme park shelter these roller

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coaster shows and we were down with it
was exciting and we sat in Santa like it

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was kind of an expensive project but you
know for us just sitting so we sent you

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know we signed our letters ago a Content
consent and and all that stuff so we

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were you know we were on board and we
had all the legal bindings to to start

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it and ultimately travel channel said no
to it and said yes to a show that was

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basically much cheaper and easier to
produce and it didn’t take it wasn’t

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financially such a such a burden

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so that fell off so i’m still waiting
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that’s the next thing so that was that
was as close to my dream my full dream

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that I thought we were going to be were
it felt like we’re almost there but it

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never actually happened so that still
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that’s probably so my dream it and
ultimately just being able to have this

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be a career you know and I know it
sounds silly you know for any kind of

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podcasts are saying I want this to be my
career as we all do but that kind of is

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that’s what it is I you know we’ve we’ve
put so much time and so much love and

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passion into this and we’ve been able to
share so much information and and you

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know that’s still my goal is to be able
to you have this be my main career i

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will say that just one of the things
that I’ve always hoped for is that

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somebody would listen to the show and be
inspired enough to actually make it into

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the industry and i’m proud to say that
every single time i go on these major

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trips I’ve had at least 20 different
people come to me say it’s because your

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podcasts are now i’m working in the
industry because I’ve been listening to

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it or people who were in the industry
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know I know that we’re working as an
inspirational tool because I heard it

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firsthand from people when I when we go
on these trips but . to me is the is the

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greatest goal ever and I been lucky
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times and that’s one of the reasons why
we keep on doing it well that is a

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really beautiful thing I mean that’s one
of the reasons why we’re here today is

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to inspire people as your TV show hopes
i will have to get with you at the show

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because I i do have a possible contact
to send your way helps Joe you rock

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well there’s no promises but it is it is
a little bit of an in to a network so

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okay cool to see where it takes you
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so I gotta ask you if you were stranded
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what’s three things that you couldn’t
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alright so music music number one

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no number two sports and numbers there
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be a theme park but some kind of
entertain a minute that the hole with

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our entire family could be together and
enjoy something like that i don’t know

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what it is but something that it doesn’t
even have to be tangible to something

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that we can be immersed in for us all to
enjoy together so what are your dreams

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for the future look like

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um well that TV show thing done

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haha my dreams of the future is that
that we can actually continue to grow

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like I said I you know we’ve invested
quite a bit we’ve invested a lot it i’m

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a lot of efforts and we’ve gained a
large audience so my my my wishes and my

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hopes is that we’re able to expand this
and make this a bigger business and and

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be able to monetize it in a way hit and
we’re taking the first steps towards

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that and i have to say Joe that when i
first started my podcast the last thing

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I wanted was to monetize it or make
money it was just a hobby but you know

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after seven years of doing this and
going through what we have you know your

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your goals do change and so right now I
i do look at it set to expand to expand

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the brand to to make it more than just a
podcast and to be able to monetize and

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make it a you know what a profitable
brand that we can continue to expand in

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and grow with there’s nothing wrong with
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I personally listen to this show and by
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that’s my favorite episode by the way
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so many I mean stars to you and
definitely starts to me in one episode

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it’s just that’s just awesome that you
were able to bring it all together and

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as for the sound quality i can attest
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listeners are

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is interested and that the audio quality
doesn’t get in the way to deter people

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from listening to the content that you
know it takes time and you know

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throughout time just the one thing that
one tip I can say that everybody out

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there and like what you’re going through
and I bet you to show sounds fantastic

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but always listen to the feedback
whether it’s positive negative well

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there’s somebody that you did you know
you find annoying or somebody that you

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absolutely you know worship you know
just listen to the feedback is always

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something kid and somewhere in there
that you can use from every single

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person whether you think that they’re
worth the time or not that’s what I

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found out is that you know it doesn’t
matter who’s coming from or whatever if

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it’s feedback it’s feedback and you can
use it

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yeah it’s nice that people least give
you the time of day to give you that

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feedback dab solutely and I mean that’s
this that’s those are moments that we

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should cherish it means that they’re
actually paying attention that they care

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in some way if they’re giving you that
feedback

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yeah yeah i mean it they how many people
could listen to it and then just not

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never go back and never say anything
never leave any feedback it’s a

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beautiful thing when people take the
time to at least let you know what their

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opinion is of it

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exactly yeah and I mean that’s just I
just wish that for anybody out there who

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you know whatever project you’re doing
whatever you’re doing just if somebody

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gives you that feedback just listen to
it and take it does it whether whether

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you agree with it or not but there’s
there’s something there’s something

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special and they obviously care in some
way

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definitely so before we wrap up is there
any last thoughts you’d like to share

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no Joe I mean I really do appreciate you
sitting here and I know you called the

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dreamers podcasting you talking about
i’m living the dream

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yeah I’m still working on living a dream
I’m hoping one day i do uh but I I you

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know for me I i just thank you so much
for giving me this moment to be able to

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share my story and and I know that you
have something wonderful going here and

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also this thank you so much for your
support

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not a problem i mean you you really
helped me out i have sold cds because of

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your podcast so that’s that’s always
good news right that’s it that’s cool

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yeah i mean this is great but you know
it’s not just about selling to us a

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chance to just you know the one thing
that we can all do is get together and

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we

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actually you know when we have that one
subject that we all can just be excited

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about together and be able to share that
with more people who are excited about

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it and that’s that’s the best thing
about it to know I i totally agree and

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you know of course you’re living your
dream and and most people not

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necessarily living but they’re working
on their dream and and that’s what

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you’re doing it yeah okay it’s taken
many more years than you you’re in your

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mind you had hoped that it would take
and that’s ok it’s it’s it’s not a race

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yeah yeah it was a race we would be down
at the bottom but that’s about it is it

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yeah it’s just been an honor to be able
to speak with you I thank you so much

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for taking a moment and you know just
having me on the show and I wish you the

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very best i think you’re doing something
wonderful here Joe and yeah you’re your

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project your Venture torium is killer
man

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thank you so much and I really
appreciate you taking the time to come

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on the are still run to my show

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it’s great to have other podcasters on
and especially to maybe inspire other

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people to start their own podcast about
something that snitch that they really

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are passionate about but don’t get to do
or don’t get to do is a full-time job

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then definitely could change your life
and I you know I would you have had all

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the adventures that you had if you
didn’t have the podcast know you you hit

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you really hit on the head right there

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no I end yeah i mean if you if if you
have that special passion inside you and

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you feel like you have that you have the
ability to share it do it because you’ll

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be shocked at the the wonderful people
who are out there like that special

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community that you didn’t even know
about

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that’s actually out there you hit a
great . uh it really can change your

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life

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well thank you you want to plug all your
your facebook and twitter and the

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website sure i could plug let’s see here
we gotta a season pass podcast.com

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that’s our website that’s a hub that you
can go there at any time just go to see

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the past podcast.com you can find
anything you want the archives of the

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show learn about the podcast learn about
the host learn about us and then you can

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also

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follow us on twitter at the season pass
that’s our tag the season past also have

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facebook at facebook.com slash the
season pass

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I outside of that man died you know I
just is i’m honored to be on the show

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and thank you so much thank you so much
. i really appreciate it and i hope to

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have you on again soon so that you get
an update on how everything’s going with

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monetizing in the trials and
tribulations of becoming a monetized

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podcast set for so long not being a
monetized podcast you know you guys do

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great work and you deserve to to make
money on what you’re doing is it takes a

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lot of time and a lot of effort away
from from the family and and from other

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things that you might be doing otherwise

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yeah why I thank you so much and
hopefully we get a brand Robert on soon

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because they have some great stories for
for your podcast as well why would love

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to have the one definitely thank you for
being on the show

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thank you Joe thank you for joining us
for this episode of the dreamers podcast

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follow us on twitter and dreamers
podcast join us on facebook at

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facebook.com slash dreamers podcast if
you or someone you know would like to be

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a guest on the dreamers podcast please
send an email to j and j parr . co this

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podcast is copyright 2014 by j parr .
code

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yeah

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