Michael Stein is the host of the podcast Longshot Leaders, which is all about entrepreneurship, personal development, and the stories of people who went from a low point in their lives to a high point. Michael explains that he’s interested in finding the algorithm for this trajectory – what commonalities exist that allow people to go from low points to high points?
Longshot Leaders is only one of Michael’s endeavors, however, He’s getting ready to start two new podcasts. The first, SteinTime, is more of an entertainment podcast. Standup is something that Michael has been doing since the age of 19, and this is a way to reengage with the standup world. The other new podcast, Bulletor, will be a more branded podcast for his product line and will feature outdoor influencers and their adventures.
Michael says that he would tell his younger self to calm down and take his time if he had the chance. His advice to new podcasters is to prepare, backdate, know when you’re going to start, have banked episodes stored up, don’t skip a day, don’t deviate from your niche, and lastly, keep it super simple. One of his mentors, John Lee Dumas, made the how-to of doing a podcast simple and helped him focus on getting past the fluff to the meat of the matter.