Hey there, friends and not-so-secret admirers of the fine art of sipping while discussing the ins and outs of everything under the sun! Welcome to the blog version of “Two Drunk Dudes in a Gun Room,” where we take the concept of “spirited” conversation quite literally and dive into the deep end of podcasts, veteran life, and, yes, the occasional bourbon-fueled wisdom.

This episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Michael Dealoia, the CEO of Evergreen Podcasts, who, despite my best efforts to butcher his name, graciously joined us to share insights from the podcasting universe. Imagine, if you will, a man whose name gets as many variations as a Starbucks order, but who carries the legacy of leading a company from its podcasting infancy to becoming a global powerhouse. And as much as we’re about hard-hitting questions, we’re also about hard-hitting liquor, but more on that later.

First off, let’s talk about Evergreen Podcasts. Starting with a modest four original podcasts in 2017, they’ve grown to over 250 shows that have reached ears in over 180 countries. That’s right, folks, from four to 250+ shows, making them the podcasting equivalent of a rock band going from garage gigs to world tours. And with over 20 million downloads globally, they’re not just whispering into the void; they’re screaming into the cosmos.

Now, let’s pivot to the man of the hour, Michael. A man whose journey from corporate finance to leading a podcasting empire is as intriguing as finding a fine bourbon at a gas station. His venture into podcasting wasn’t planned, but then again, the best things in life rarely are. Under his leadership, Evergreen Podcasts has not only grown in quantity but in quality, spreading its roots into diverse genres and ensuring that there’s something for everyone.

But it’s not all business and growth charts. Michael shared the importance of storytelling and creating content that resonates on a personal level. Whether it’s bringing families together like a modern-day fireside chat or diving into the history and culture that shape our world, Evergreen Podcasts aims to be the digital porch where everyone feels welcome to sit down and share a tale.

And because no episode of “Two Drunk Dudes in a Gun Room” would be complete without a nod to our liquid courage, let’s talk bourbon. The conversation naturally meandered into the realm of sipping whiskeys, sharing stories, and the camaraderie that comes with a good drink. Whether you’re a bourbon aficionado or someone who enjoys the occasional tipple, there’s something undeniably bonding about sharing a drink and a story.

In a world where veteran stories often go unheard, platforms like Evergreen Podcasts and shows like ours provide a space where these tales can be shared, celebrated, and preserved. It’s not just about the downloads or the reach; it’s about the impact, the connections made, and the lives touched through the power of voice.

So, there you have it, folks. A journey through the world of podcasting, veteran life, and the ties that bind us, all shared over a digital glass of bourbon. Whether you’re here for the stories, the insights, or just to see if we really do get drunk in a gun room (spoiler: it’s metaphorical… mostly), we’re glad you joined us. Until next time, keep those glasses filled, your ears open, and remember, the best stories are shared with friends, old and new. Cheers!

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