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9th January 2020 • Podcast Junkies - Conversations with Fascinating Podcasters • Harry Duran
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01:05 – Harry wishes the audience a Happy New Year and his resolution to simplify his work and life

02:16 – Harry thanks today’s sponsor, Focusrite 2i2

02:50 – Harry welcomes to the podcast, Amira Valliani

04:04 – Harry thanks the second sponsor of today’s podcast, FullCast

05:03 – Amira’s first recollections and experiences growing up immersed in technology

10:26 – Major Influences in Amira’s worldview and life

18:25 – How Amira and her family were impacted as Muslim Americans post-9/11

24:12 – Amira’s early career and co-founding Glow

32:46 – Early challenges and obstacles with Glow and how Glow works

37:13 – How Glow’s technology works, and technical obstacles Amira encountered along the way

41:56 – What excites Amira the most about the future of Glow

47:15 – What is something that Amira has changed her mind about recently

49:47 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Amira

51:11 – Harry thanks Amira for joining the show

51:45 – Where listeners can follow Amira


“I think it’s why I gravitate so much towards storytelling. I think so much of the world is about being able to tell a story and take someone else’s experiences and communicate them in a way that is easy for other people to internalize.” (13:07)

“What we [the Muslim community] should have been doing, I think proactively, is going out and telling our story and talking about the values that we preach that I think are very American values and finding ways to engage with the community more and more.” (20:08)

“What I realized is, one of the things I really excel at is going out to find scrappy ways to get it done, seeing a problem, coming up with different solutions, experimenting.” (28:33)

“For the podcasters out there, or for anyone, Glow is designed to be the best way for podcasters to be able to let listeners pay them directly. And, it can either be for listener support or to actually charge for content.” (34:36)

“I’m just really excited to help give podcasters a new way to make money. My personal goal is I want to be able to create a thousand new podcasting entrepreneurs.” (42:12)


Focusrite - Makers of my go-to sound card, the Scarlett 2i2

Aweber - Hosts of the Beyond the Podcast Summit


FullCast Website

Focusrite Website

Amira’s Email

Amira’s LinkedIn

Amira’s Website

Amira’s Twitter @amiravalliani

Podcast Movement Website

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