Jokes, Stuffies, And Using Your Weirdness for Good, An Interview with Jose De La Roca

May 07, 2020 00:25:36
Jokes, Stuffies, And Using Your Weirdness for Good, An Interview with Jose De La Roca
Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation
Jokes, Stuffies, And Using Your Weirdness for Good, An Interview with Jose De La Roca
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Show Notes

Hey! Welcome to a bonus interview episode of Dogs are Smarter Than People, the usually quirky podcast that gives writing tips and life tips. I’m Carrie Jones and with me today is podcaster, actor and definitely a writer, the amazing Jose De La Roca.

Jose has a new book out, START PODCASTING: THE SECRETS OF A RADIO BROADCAST ENGINEER.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0865Q5ZLQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Jose has more than 17 years of radio broadcasting experience and now he shares with you all the secrets he knows about podcasting. 

Jose say he is a dad first, talking monkey second, and a writer. He wrote a great book called How to be a Dad without a Dad and he’s worked for radio stations and streaming apps and I’m a little intimidated.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085XXLX82/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

His YouTube Channel has a lot of stuffies and he's in charge of Dad without a Dad Productions. He's super cool, super smart, and super fun.

Jose of awesome!

Why are teddy bears never hungry? Because they are always stuffed. 

Jose

We talk about imposter syndrome, being a doer, the state of the radio industry and using humor as a coping mechanism.

According to the IRS, I'm an actor, voice-over actor, sound engineer and a writer, but all I want to do is provide a better future for my son. 

Jose

You should definitely check out the interview and Jose's links.

Jose on YouTube where he is hysterical.

Jose on Instagram where his pictures are stunning.

Jose on Twitter, which is where I met him. Score!


Link to Jose's interview.


SHOUT OUT

The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Night Owl” by Broke For Free.

RECENT EPISODES OF AWESOME AND BONUS INTERVIEWS

This week’s episode link. 

Last week’s episode link 

A bonus interview with Dr. J.L. Delozier, Pennsylvania doctor and writer. 

bonus interview with poet and coach Fiona Mackintosh Cameron. 


NEW BOOK OF AWESOME

I have a new book out!!!!!! It’s an adult mystery set in the town where we live, which is Bar Harbor, Maine. You can order it here. And you totally should. 

And if you click through to this link, you can read the first chapter! 

And click here to learn about the book’s inspiration and what I learned about myself when I was writing it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083JJ4MPJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

IN THE WOODS – READ AN EXCERPT, ORDER NOW!

My new book, IN THE WOODS, is out!

Gasp!

It’s with Steve Wedel. It’s scary and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Buzz Books for Summer 2019. There’s an excerpt of it there and everything! But even cooler (for me) they’ve deemed it buzz worthy! Buzz worthy seems like an awesome thing to be deemed!

https://www.amazon.com/Woods-Carrie-Jones/dp/0765336553

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