Mar 1, 2021

Startup Junkies Podcast Hits Major Milestone with 100,000 Downloads

The Startup Junkies Podcast, produced by Startup Junkie Consulting and Startup Junkie Foundation, reached a historic milestone this week by surpassing 100,000 downloads. 

“The Startup Junkies Podcast is an unscripted, freewheeling discussion with innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world,” said podcast host Jeff Amerine, Startup Junkie Consulting founder and managing director. “Listeners learn about the entrepreneurial journey, key insights in building businesses, new emerging industries, random rants about just about anything, and maybe a bit about the beer or cider the hosts are drinking during the podcast.” 

The Startup Junkies Podcast first launched in 2015 with Amerine and co-host Jon Cadieux of 455 Media and NWA Workplace. What began as an occasional excuse to drink beer and talk about entrepreneurship in the afternoon, according to Amerine, had grown into a weekly show by 2018, featuring local entrepreneurs and guests from across Arkansas and the United States. 


“It’s almost hard to believe,” said podcast co-host Caleb Talley, Startup Junkie Foundation’s director of marketing and events. “We’re just having fun and talking about things we enjoy, and to know thousands of people across the globe are tuning in, it’s pretty special.” 

The Startup Junkies Podcast has been downloaded over 100,000 times since November 2017, when it began tracking unique downloads. With 232 episodes released as of March 1, the Startup Junkies Podcast has averaged approximately 800 downloads a week since the start of the new year.  

Internationally, the Startup Junkies Podcast’s largest single-country audience is in Canada, followed by Australia. Europe makes up approximately 16 percent of the podcast’s international audience, with most of those downloads coming from Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden, respectively. 

Much of the show’s recent success in downloads and reach has been spurred by the support of Go Rogue X, a Northwest Arkansas-based video marketing and podcast consultancy firm, and high-profile guests from across the U.S. and Europe, including former AOL CEO Steve Case, David Meltzer of the Playbook, Cool Planet’s Normal Crowley, former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty and more. 

“If you want to learn and have some fun at the same time, we would love for you to check it out,” said Amerine.