Today we hit 1,000 podcast episodes!
To celebrate, we’re reflecting on 12 years of podcasting by sharing our most popular show, fun themes, stand-out interviews, and more! Click the player to listen.
Here are this episode’s show notes, complete with links to all of the past shows that are mentioned today.
Most Popular Podcast Episode
Our most popular show out of 1,000 podcast episodes is: 5 Ways to Stop Racing in Circles.
In this show we used authentic audio we recorded during time trials at the Indy 500.
This was a great show where we debunk the idea that working harder will get you to the finish line.
We also shared a great quote in this show by Barbara Sher:
“Real obstacles don’t take you in circles. They can
be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.”
Episodes with a Theme
Over the course of 1,000 podcast episodes, we’ve had some fun creating theme shows.
[Mary-Lynn] During my radio days – I learned audio production from some super creative people. There’s something magical about making a story come alive with audio effects that allow your imagination and your mind to visualize the scenario.
We did a theater of the mind show titled: You Can Always Bet On the Winner of This Race.
[Geroge] We love to watch the Kentucky Derby each year, and one year we got the inclination to “create” our own – the BIGG Derby – and the race to success. After writing out the concept, we enlisted the help of a few of our friends.
[Mary-Lynn] I reached out to an old radio colleague who was a horse race enthusiast. He helped to make sure that our script was accurate.
[Geroge] Then we had our talented friend, Jerome, call the race.
[Mary-Lynn] Then I went to work adding the sounds and putting it all together…and here’s how it all came together
It is truly a masterpiece in our collection of 1,000 podcast episodes!
Another fun theme show we did was called Mingle Bells
This was our 15th podcast episode.
‘Tis the season for parties! Introverts and extroverts alike can use the handy networking tips in this show to mingle your way through your holiday parties.
One of Mingle Bell tips was Find something in common.
When you are mingling with people at the party, find out how they know the host.
This is great because their answer may give you a clue to other people, places or things that you have in common with the person you just met.
Since we couldn’t get clearance from the NFL to play the actual clip – we attempted to do a re-creation!
And just so you know, the Raiders went on to win the game…on a fumble!
What a great story for us to keep in mind for our own lives. Don’t give up if you drop the ball – just fumble forward to the end zone!
A Look Back at Podcast Interviews
Over the course of 1,000 podcast episodes, we’ve talked to a lot of smart people:
Bob Proctor: one of the pioneers of personal development, a leading authority on the Law of Attraction – which we challenged him on during our interview.
Jean Chatzky, financial expert on NBC’s Today who says we shouldn’t feel guilty about spending!
Bob Burg, author and authority on selling.
Seth Godin, international best-selling author.
Steve Farber, leadership expert and author.
Erin Lowry, The Broke Millennial told us you don’t have to be a math genius to understand investing.
Chris Brogan, best-selling author, speaker, and social media guru.
Our 600th podcast episode was with Jim Bouchard, martial arts hall of famer, author, and speaker.
Carol Roth, best-selling author, TV personality, business owner, told us about her “Spinach in her teeth philosophy.”
David Bach, 9-time New York Times best-selling author. In this interview, George gave David chills with one of his questions!
This is just a tip of the ice burg. It’s impossible for us to mention everyone we’ve talked to over the years, but we are deeply grateful to each and every one of our guests.
Favorite Podcast Episodes
When you think back over 1,000 podcast episodes – it’s hard to pick a favorite, but each of us did.
[Mary-Lynn] My favorite podcast episode is the one we did for our 10th anniversary of BIGG Success, we decided to share 10 great success quotes – on Helium! It was so much fun. We actually did this as a podcast and a video. Watch the video below.
[George] My favorite show is about the benefit of NOT listening.
The show is titled Did Someone Forget to Tell You? In it, we talk about some famous people who didn’t listen to naysayers or societal norms, and went on to achieve BIGG things!
People like Bethany Hamilton who didn’t listen to others who said she should stop surfing after losing her arm to a shark attack. And J.K. Rowling, who became a renowned author because didn’t listen to people who said a divorced mother with no money couldn’t become a BIGG success.
Don’t ever let people stop you from pursuing your passion!
You know, we even did that when it comes to our podcast. There were some people who told us we shouldn’t do a podcast and should just do video. They told us podcasting is dead. We didn’t listen…a thousand times we didn’t listen!!!!
We’ve shared a lot of inspirational quotes over the course of 1,000 podcast episodes. You can find a whole list of them on our BIGG Quotes page.
But our favorite of them all aired waaaay back on podcast episode 2.
Our amazingly talented friend Jerome, who called the BIGG Derby we played earlier, went all out reading a quote for us from the legendary baseball player George Moriarty.
“Who can ask more of a man, than giving all within his span?
Giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from victory.”
Jerome does fantastic impersonations…so we asked him to do this quote for us, in the voice of Ted Knight from the movie Caddyshack. You owe yourself a laugh today, so be sure to click the player above to hear it!
it’s hard to reflect on 1,000 podcast episodes in just one podcast, but we think we’ve done a pretty good job here.
Thank you so much for your support over all these years! Continue to help us grow by subscribing to our podcast and leaving a review.
And be sure keep listening as we start working towards our next 1,000 shows!
Until next time…here’s to your BIGG Success
George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success
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