Welcome back to the Startup Junkies Podcast!
Our team, Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Matthew Ward, were joined by Ryan Estes, co-founder of Kitcaster. Kitcaster is where podcasting and startup strategy meet.
Did podcasting actually save the world? Is Clubhouse going to run podcasting out of business? Check out this episode to see!
(1:02) Introducing Ryan Estes
(4:26) Kitcaster Business Model
(6:44) Podcasting Benefits
(9:27) Podcast Statistics From 2020-2021
(11:53) Clubhouse Vs. Podcasting
(20:28) Kitcaster Roadmap
(35:53)Advice to Younger Self
"My journey into entrepreneurship was just based on anger and resentment, ultimately. I had some terrible bosses that I was like, this can't be my life, this is going to be horrible." - Ryan Estes (2:06)
"I've kind of validated, launched, and killed many, many projects over the years. Looking for something that really resonated with me personally, and had the scale potential that made it worth my while." - Ryan Estes (3:22)
"Really with [entrepreneurship] it's like getting really honest with yourself. If you put 18 months into a project and it's not working, you gotta let it go. To be able to do that, that's a hard thing to do sometimes." - Ryan Estes (22:51)
"Maybe you lost contact with some of your friends, it's been three or four months-- So having podcasting, hearing other guys that are hanging out or having conversations… it's unbelievably important to kind of keep that loneliness at bay." - Ryan Estes (10:36)
"99% of your ideas are terrible... Spend a week putting together a terrible idea and then put it away. Then develop a terrible idea and then put it away. Get in the habit of killing ideas." - Ryan Estes (32:03)