TMBA 079 (TTR1) – Welcome to Tropical Talk Radio, The Scene in Bali, and Identifying Peer Groups

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[DOWNLOAD MP3 – 18:09]

It’s no secret that Ian and I love podcasting. Our heros are people like Howard Stern and Adam Carolla. Their shows (and many other radio programs) helped keep us company while we worked long hours at crappy jobs, and they continue to keep us laughing while we take long plane flights or just a walk around the block.

Over the past few years, our podcast has attracted an audience of high calibre entrepreneurs and professionals. Each episode is downloaded by thousands of individuals (or iTunes clients). So far we’ve created 79 episodes, and received an insane 87 5-star reviews on iTunes. YEAH BUDDY!!!

Tropical Talk Radio Should Be in iTunes This Week

So why create a new podcast?

For a long time now, Ian and I have wanted to produce more shows. We have a lot more to share than 10 to 20 minutes of talk a week. Building businesses is our whole life. This isn’t just a hobby!

We thought about putting out more informal shows at the LBP feed, but were hesitant to mess with the integrity of that show. It’s got a solid format, loyal fans, and a strong focus on highly actionable, useful business information.

With Tropical Talk Radio we’d like to explore a format that allows us to share some more personal thoughts about life, travel, business, and anything else that is on our mind.

We’d also like to share more of our experiences as they happen on the ground. We have interesting conversations with amazing people everyday. Why not start turning on the recorder?

Our goal here is to create a show that focuses a more on entertainment, inspiration, and narrative. It’ll be more about having a good time. Basically, we don’t want to have to live up to the standards we’ve set for ourselves!

I’d also like to warn you, this new podcast will contain very explicit language and content, and will likely reveal facets of our personalties that aren’t as universally palatable. I’m sure we come off as total d-bags to plenty of people– that’s fine, we aren’t going to edit ourselves on this show. Please listen at your own discretion.

 Listen to this podcast episode, and you’ll hear about…

  • The #1 piece of advice Sean Ogle has for anyone looking to get in to the ‘making money form your laptop’ lifestyle.
  • What the scene is like here in Bali, and what kinds of people are coming to hang out with us.
  • The value of building a high quality peer group.
  • The types of businesses that people are building to sustain the lifestyle.
  • Learn how many subscribers Sean thinks a blog needs to have in order to make a full time income for the owner.
  • And more…
  • PS, check out Sean’s fantastic

Episode length: 18:09

[DOWNLOAD MP3 – 18:09]

Thanks for checking it out!! I’d love to hear your feedback. We’ll have an iTunes up and officially “launch” the program later this week.


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Published on 11.01.11
  • JustinWCooke

    Yo buddy…loving it.  You’re free-balling here! Sweet! :-)

  • This is good shit. Great, I can now say “shit” on here thanks to the radio show!

  • Dan

    Hell yeah! :D

  • Dan

    Haha, yeah man totally sick of being useful. :D

  • Great first episode! Much truth in there.

  • Dan

    Cheers! :D

  • Love this idea. Just downloaded it, will listen over breakfast at Badladz!

  • Dan

    Balla! Ah… breakfast at Badladz. Good times :)

  • Why do I get the feeling that I’m gonna be like Wendy in the Land of Lost Boys?!  ;)

  • Vlad

    Awesome show Dan. Really enjoyed it. Many podcasts about how to build businesses, but few that do both. Making money and tell about result and real lifestyle. Only complaint! You promised explicit language. Bring it on. Make it provocative! More swearing, more below the belt jokes, more crazy stuff. 

  • Dan

    hey thanks for listening Vlad, I know you are a busy guy! regarding the nasty shit– on it!!! :D

  • Justin Miramontes

    Nice! Love all your guy’s content. Happy there’ll be even moar. That’s a sweet ass show logo/thumbnail also!

  • Dan

    Cheers man! Created in Manila :D

  • Dan Andrews – the Howard Stern of the Lifestyle Design set.

    With that established, I’m assuming we can expect a porn star turned location independent entrepreneur on an upcoming show? ;-)

    Seriously, nice job. That was fun. I’m looking forward to the next show!

  • Dave Huss

    I like this new show format – feels like I am right there hanging out with you guys even though we are in different countries. Looking forward to more TMBA radio.

    Are you going to put it up on iTunes so we can subscribe?

  • I like this new show format – feels like I am right there hanging out
    with you guys even though we are in different countries. Looking forward
    to more TMBA radio.

    Are you going to put it up on iTunes so we can subscribe?

  • Cookroadrocks

    Dan, congrats! Great first show….Sean’s appearance was a terrific choice. Looking forward to the next one!

  • Dan

    thanks!! :D

  • Dan

    Dave, just got the link:

    Cheers man can’t wait to have you on the show :D

  • Listening to this was awesome. You completely achieved your goal.. listening to this was great. 

    “The challenge for them is to find each other”. 

    SO true Dan. Love this school of fish concept, can’t wait to join up with you guys some day and sink a beer. The goal was to quit work by March 17 (day of my brother’s wedding) and am definitely on track to do this.

    You completely sold me on Dynamite Circle man. I need some peers to shoot the shit with

  • Dan

    Cheers man thanks for the shout!!! See ya soon :) 

  • Please tell me you added the audio of birds chirping in the background…

  • Dan

    no editing!!! :D

  • Ok. It’s killing me, and I can’t figure it out. I thought Google knew everything! What is the music in your podcast?

  • Dan

    MUHAHAAH! I actually wrote the damn thing, so no wonder nobody listens to it. You can find out more here: 

    Track is “face first.” 

  • Ok. Now I want to be a lifestyle designer, create an internet based business, live by beautiful beaches, and write music. Anything else you do, that I may want to do too? LOL Thanks Dan!

  • Dan

    haha. that’s it man. 

  • The genesis… So is Sean Ogle saying that a blog with 30000 unique visitors a month should equal full time income?

  • Dan

    It’s an interesting benchmark, but it 100% depends on the niche and value proposition of the blog. 30K would make sense for a blog similar to Sean’s, perhaps. Coaching etc. For stuff like taxes, business services, could make a full time living at 1K. For stuff like news, etc, way more than 30K. So it’s basically a useless figure! :D but fun…

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