Episodes

Jan. 31, 2023

Building an Affiliate Site and Knowing When to Hire for New Roles

In this episode Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) talk about Tim's ideas on how to expand the Copyblogger Academy. They also discuss Ethan's question on when to hire for new roles. Shoutout for the week:...

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Jan. 24, 2023

When to Take on New Projects and How to do in-depth Research Before P…

This week Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) discuss a few interesting topics including: Tim's projects, Ethan's experience with Justin Welsh and Danny Miranda's podcast, and how Ethan does research for i...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Hard Work, Hustle Culture, Past Advice, and the Future of the Pod

This week Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) sit down to discuss some things that have been on their minds this last week. They discuss things like hustle culture versus hard work and the benefits and dra...

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Jan. 13, 2023

Here is how we 10Xed our leads with cold outreach

This week Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) talk about how the team over at digitalcommerce.com have been able to 10X their leads. They also discuss the different softwares they used that have been instr...

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Jan. 7, 2023

It's Time for a Creator Spotlight: Chenell Basilio

Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) sit down to discuss what their plans are for their SaaS product as well as a couple really cool creators in the newsletter space. Creator mentioned in the show: Twitter ...

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Jan. 5, 2023

Jeremy Somers: The Future of AI Generated Content

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) interviews the founder of the agency Not Content, Jeremy Somers. Jeremy has been on the forefront of many trends as well as creating some of his own within different industr...

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Dec. 30, 2022

Last Episode of the Year and Our End-of-Year Review

It is now the end of the year and Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn _ethan) sit down to discuss what happened in the podcast and in their lives. Right now is the perfect time to reflect on the …

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Dec. 28, 2022

Matt McGarry: How to scale a newsletter with Facebook ads

Matt McGarry works behind the scenes growing some of the most popular newsletters in the world. On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan ) and Matt (@JMatthewMcGarry) discuss what it takes to grow a newsletter to ove...

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Dec. 21, 2022

The Crazy World of AI Content Generation

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) sits down to chat with Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) and Calvin Rosser (@calvin_rosser) the hosts of "Sh*t You Don't Learn in School Podcast." They discuss the potential uses o...

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Dec. 17, 2022

Jordan DiPietro: How to Scale and Produce for Paid Newsletters

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) talks to CEO of The Hustle, Jordan DiPietro (@dipietromedia). They discuss Jordan's work at The Motley Fool and what it was like running multi-million dollar ad campaigns. Et...

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Dec. 15, 2022

We bought a company! Here is what we plan to do with it

In this episode, Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn _ethan) discuss what they plan to do with the new SaaS company they bought. They also talk about different ways to make the company as profitable as possible ...

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Dec. 9, 2022

Ryan Carr: How to Work Smarter with the Content You Create

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) talks to growth marketer, Ryan Carr (@ryan_boat). They discuss their work at HubSpot and The Hustle. Ryan also speaks about ad creative, sales letters, and content distributi...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Abhishek Shah: How he built the Psychology of Marketing newsletter

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks (@damn_ethan) talks to newsletter expert, Abhishek Shah (@abhishekshah173), founder of the Psychology of Marketing Newsletter and Newsletters 101. They talk about how he went from working ...

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Dec. 3, 2022

Ben Wilson: How to Start a Hit Podcast

In this episode, Tim sits down with Ben Wilson, host of the "How to Take Over the World" podcast. Ben talks about his journey from living at home with his parents to creating his popular podcast, as well as how …

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Dec. 1, 2022

The new way of doing business on social media and Kanye’s interview w…

In this episode, Tim Stoddart (@timstodz) and Ethan Brooks (@damn _ethan) dive into one of the ways they plan to sponsor their podcast. They also discuss one of the newer ways that business is being done on social media. To …

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Nov. 25, 2022

The Copywriter who Saved the Grand Canyon and a Behind the Scenes Loo…

In this week's episode, Tim and Ethan learn about Howard Luck Gossage, who was a brilliant ad man who saved the Grand Canyon. We also give a behind the scenes look at the business model of The Copyblogger Pod, as …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Bored Elon Musk on How to Build a Business as a Fake Person

In this episode, Tim sits down with the Twitter avatar, ( @boredelonmusk ). This is a different type of interview, because BoredElonMusk is not a real person, at least not in the way we think of it. He goes by …

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Nov. 18, 2022

The Email Expert Who Sends A $149/mo. Paper Newsletter

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) talks to email marketing expert, Chris Orzechowski ( @chrisorzy ), founder of Orzy Media and The Email Copywriter. They talk about copywriting, voice, famous ad writers, an...

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Nov. 10, 2022

3(ish) Rules From Building Multi-Million Dollar Communities

On this week’s episode, Tim Stoddart ( @timstodz ) and Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) talk about the nitty-gritty of high-performance community building, including strategies, tactics, and specific tools. Cool Stuff Mentioned I...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Thoughts On Podcasting, Newsletter Ads, (And $3k+ Per Mo. On 15k Subs)

On this week’s episode, Tim Stoddart ( @timstodz ) and Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) talk about podcasting, how to stick with it, and how to keep it easy. Thay also discuss ConvertKit’s new ad network, other players in the …

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Oct. 27, 2022

How To Avoid Getting Burned By AI-Gen Content Creation

On this week’s episode, Tim Stoddart ( @timstodz ) and Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) explore writing, humour, and how to avoid getting burned by the explosion of AI-generated content. Cool Stuff Mentioned In The Show Gary Gulm...

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Oct. 21, 2022

Danny Miranda: On Storytelling, Newsletters, and Growing A Podcast

On this week’s episode, Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) sat down with podcaster and newsletter writer, Danny Miranda to talk about storytelling, the business of content, the art of interviewing, and how to grow a podcast. Check ...

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Oct. 13, 2022

She Has Three OnlyFans Identities

On this week’s episode, Tim Stoddart ( @timstodz ) and Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) talk about a bunch of creators, from Youtubers to OnlyFans models, and everything in between. Cool Stuff Mentioned In The Show Dream Studio C...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Looking Into The Darkness As A Creator

On this week’s episode, Tim Stoddart ( @timstodz ) and Ethan Brooks ( @damn_ethan ) talk about Tim’s recent piece on looking into the darkness, and how it applies to everything from world events, to controversial creators, AI...

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