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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andy Kushner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andy Kushner, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andy Kushner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andy Kushner, often where they are interviewed.

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Wedding Planning -- Andy Kushner

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A must listen for DIY Brides...Andy Kushner of Kushner Entertainment and host of The Wedding Biz Podcast joins Laura to talk about planning weddings.

Apr 01 2020 · 27mins
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27|Nayri Unveiled: Andy Kushner of The Wedding Biz Podcast

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In this week’s episode of Nayri Unveiled Podcast special guest Andy Kushner of The Wedding Biz Podcast joins in talking all things handling fear and feeling burnt out in business. How he fell back in love with his work and the birth and purpose of The Wedding Biz Podcast. We're also talking about different ways to nurture yourself and your business during this quarantine period of COVID-19. Tune in and Enjoy! 


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Click Here for the episode aired on March 23rd we refer to in this episode with Andy Kushner & BRETT CULP: Realigning Your Heart & Soul During The Pandemic

Andy's latest podcast: The Music Makers


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Mar 31 2020 · 37mins

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ANDREA EPPOLITO: Interviewed by Andy Kushner of The Wedding Biz Podcast

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Andrea Eppolito, founder of Andrea Eppolito Events, shares her journey of becoming an event planner, how she establishes relationships with her clients and the magic of creating a unique and personal experience for couples.

By Andy Kushner / May 27, 2019

In today’s episode, guest Andrea Eppolito, founder of Andrea Eppolito Events, shares her journey of becoming an event planner, how she establishes relationships with her clients and the magic of creating a unique and personal experience for couples. Andrea is all about bringing dreams to life and celebrating the miracle of love. To learn more about Andrea and her approach to life and planning, join Andy Kushner in this interview.

Show Highlights:

How Andrea got into event planning

Making the most out of good experiences

The miracle of finding your passion and what fulfills you

Celebrating relationships and establishing friendships with clients

Uncovering who people are and incorporating it into their wedding

Creating casual settings to uncover who people truly are

Building an environment to create a unique experience

Anticipating unforeseen challenges and solving them with ease

The importance of having emotional intelligence and the ability to connect with people

Adapting with technology and learning to use it effectively

Making choices that prioritize what’s important in your life

Creating the reality that you want

Dec 05 2019 · 1hr 16mins
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Seeing Business as a Creative Act and Focusing on What You Do Best with Andy Kushner

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What happens when the most prolific thought leaders and icons in the wedding and event industry get together for a conversation with the super creative Andy Kushner? You get The Wedding Biz Podcast. It’s Andy’s goal to elevate the wedding and event industry by interviewing top professionals in the industry. 

His podcast has been a runaway success with his authentic interview style and iconic guests. He even puts his own spin on things by creating The Next Level where he pulls a couple of main topics from a previous show and invites a former guest to be a co-host and discuss that topic. This unique co-host strategy has enabled Andy to form deeper connections with his co-hosts and grow his audience. 

Andy graduated from Boston University with a degree in Business Management. He spent several years at IBM in the corporate world. Eventually, he felt his career was paying the bills, but not feeding his heart. He went back to his original love of music and formed Kushner Entertainment where he designs custom event experiences through bands and music. 

Andy has always had a love for the spoken word, and once he discovered podcasting, he knew it was something he wanted to do. Now he is the host of The Wedding Biz, The Next Level, Extraordinary Ordinary People, and he is starting his own podcast network. In my conversation with Andy, we talk about his journey, his love of music and creativity, and how he found his passion with podcasting. Andy has been able to take an event niche like weddings and turn it into amazing stories, life lessons, and a show about business. 

Show Notes:

  • [03:19] Andy spent many years at IBM and also has a background in the music business. 
  • [03:45] He majored in music, but at the time computers were starting to get big. 
  • [04:30] Andy worked at IBM, but he missed music. He started a cover dance band to play weddings, and it got big very quickly. 
  • [04:59] Now Andy runs Kushner Entertainment. He has several bands and produces stuff around the world for corporate events, weddings, and all kinds of things that involve music and entertainment. 
  • [05:18] Andy has always been interested in the spoken word and listening to great speakers. He then discovered podcasts and started listening to people like Tim Ferriss, Brian koppelman, Marc Maron, and Howard Stern.
  • [06:18] Andy had a gut feeling that his knowledge of business, music, and events would translate into a great podcast. 
  • [06:52] He decided to niche the event industry down to mostly weddings. There were no shows in that segment who interviewed the icons of the business. 
  • [07:27] There was no one interviewing the icons of the business, and Andy somehow knew that he would be able to get to those people.
  • [07:44] He started interviewing the big hitters, and it started working. He's been doing The Wedding Biz podcast for two years now.
  • [08:25] Andy custom designs the music for events. He has done some glamorous stuff and also a lot of weddings in the DC area.
  • [08:46] He provides a party and a great experience for his customers.
  • [09:09] Andy looks at the podcast business like a business. The best podcasters know how to entertain and engage an audience.
  • [10:40] There is a level of improvisation with playing live music that also applies to podcasting.
  • [12:22] Andy does in depth interviews. He wants to find out who these people are. He still listens and reads the guest. 
  • [14:29] Andy releases his main interviews on Mondays. He also has a second shorter show where he summarizes some of the highlights from the Monday show. 
  • [16:03] His download numbers show that this strategy is working. He also has his prior guests become co-hosts on The Next Level or second show. 
  • [18:44] A podcast is a marketing tool to promote goods and services. Having guests as co-hosts really increases his relationship with them. 
  • [20:50] Podcasting success for Andy is increasing relationships, possible monetization, and he loves doing it.
  •  [21:43] Andy took out a loan to produce his podcast at a certain level, and he does in-person interviews. He did have to cutback on how he worked with various team members. He now spends less, and the show is better than ever.
  • [23:24] Andy felt he could make more money paying someone else to edit. 
  • [24:49] He has a partner for his music business. Andy gets to focus on creative. 
  • [26:05] Andy is interviewing the best people in the world, and he's learning so much about the event industry.
  • [26:32] Pat Flynn suggested that Andy read Rocket Fuel.
  • [28:09] Using PPS for audio editing and production is the system that helps Andy with all of his podcasting obligations. Our system helps keeps him organized, so he can host multiple shows.
  • [31:14] A couple things that Andy learned while podcasting is love the business side as much as the creative from Bryan Rafanelli and putting together a business structure is a creative act from David Starr. 
  • [32:17] There's creativity to how you do your business. It's just perspective that's all.
  • [33:04] Andy's mother was an entrepreneur and worked in the childbirth field. She taught him that anything was possible. His father was an anthropologist. Andy grew up feeling like anything was possible, he could have his own thing, and stand up for himself.
  • [34:52] Andy's big future goal is to build his podcast network where he produces shows for other people in the industry and charges them for that.
  • [35:28] He also has a large amount of valuable content, and his future goals focus around monetization.
  • [36:28] Andy is blown away by Santana's new album Africa Speaks. 
  • [38:19] Darrell's takeaways: his two episodes per week strategy is very unique. He builds a deeper relationship by having a guest be a co-host. He over-invested early on. Over time, he realized he can achieve the same or better results by scaling back. The money didn't roll in as fast as he thought it would. He's worked hard on finding a business partner and a team that allows him to focus on what he does best. Business is a creative act.

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Oct 29 2019 · 40mins

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056: Andy Kushner from The Wedding Biz podcast

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Today I'm Casting The Pod with my friend Andy Kushner from The Wedding Biz podcast.

Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talented icons in the wedding and events industry.  Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style brings access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share.

Andy has taken this modern medium by storm and created a show that both engaged couples and industry professionals alike benefit from. He brings us access to enlightening and inspiring conversations that bring us all relevant and raw information when it comes to the world of beautiful weddings and stunning events – something that we all crave.

Check out this episode as Andy and I discuss:

  • The story about how he launched his show.
  • The ideal audience that he is trying to serve and how he's serving them. 
  • Tips for newer podcasters that want to connect with their audience.

Here is how you can connect with Andy: www.theweddingbiz.com


Check out our website: www.CastingThePod.com for tons of podcasting tips, tools, and support.
Oct 24 2019 · 48mins
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An Interview with Andy Kushner on the Best Practices of the Icons

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Andy Kushner is the Tim Ferris of the wedding industry. Through his podcast, The Wedding Biz, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders in the wedding industry, providing education and inspiration to the next generation. His background in event entertainment has allowed him the opportunity to witness our industry in operations first hand, and his unique perspective on how the wedding and event industry operates allows him to tell great stories.

In this episode, Andy shares with me some of the best practices he has learned from planners and producers, and while he doesn't quite let the entire announcement slip, he does hint at big things to come for himself, his guests, and our industry.

If you would like to learn more about Andy, you can follow him at https://theweddingbiz.com/ or https://www.kushnerentertainment.com/. Andy is also on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/weddingbizshow/.

And as always...you can find me at www.andreaeppolito.com and socially everywhere @andreaeppolito.

May 16 2019 · 46mins
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Episode 125 ANDY KUSHNER: Interviewed By Mary Swaffield of The Wedpreneur

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Today it's all about Andy! For quite a while now, people have been asking him to air an interview about himself. Andy has been interviewed on many different podcasts, so today he decided to publish the most recent of these, with Mary Swaffield, of the Wedpreneur Podcast.

Andy and Mary will be talking about what Andy has learned from all the amazing icons whom he has interviewed on The Wedding Biz Podcast. Mary asks Andy about the common threads in the more than seventy-five interviews he's done with some of the biggest names in the wedding and events’ industry. Andy addresses topics like cyclical struggles, dealing with anxiety and fear, and also his changing perspective about the way he views the business aspect of this highly creative industry.

Show Highlights:

  • Andy talks about his role in the wedding industry.
  • Andy explains what inspired him to start a podcast.
  • Some of the incredible event-icons Andy has worked with through his music & entertainment business, Kushner Entertainment.
  • Sylvia Weinstock, cake-designer, was the first icon Andy interviewed on The Wedding Biz podcast.
  • Mary is a huge fan. She really gets a sense of storytelling from Andy's podcast.
  • The way that Andy manages to craft a story, with emotional impact,  around the guests who he interviews.
  • Addressing the way Colin Cowie designs with the five senses, from an interview in 2017.
  • These icons are risk takers and create a completely unique experience for each and every client.
  • Connecting with the clients on a really deep level is necessary to avoid a cookie-cutter experience.
  • Preston Bailey has been on Andy's show twice and is really a humble person.
  • Some of the common threads running through Andy's interviews.
  • Becoming aware that all businesses are cyclical.
  • The struggle of creatives balancing their art with the business aspect.
  • Building and dealing with your business is a creative act.
  • It's important to be aware that business is also hard for the dedicated event-icons.
  • Robert Fountain always feels anxiety and he spoke to Andy about how he uses it as a motivator.
  • What Andy does when he catches himself with negative thoughts.
  • It's really all about your perception.
  • The way that Mary was been taught to use her fear.
  • Learning to turn obstacles into ways to grow.
  • How Andy turns problems into blessings.
  • Andy talks about the biggest change that he's seen in the wedding industry.
  • The incredible energy of a live band.
  • Finding ways to stay grounded and connected.

NOTE: This interview of Andy took place in November of 2018 and some information mentioned about The Next Level episodes has changed. It is now released on Wednesdays with varying guest co-hosts, all of whom are previous guests of The Wedding Biz.  

Links and Resources:

Recommended books: The Inner Game of Tennis, by W. Timothy Gallwey

 The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday

The Wedding Biz website: www.theweddingbiz.com

The Wedding Biz on social media: Facebook Instagram

Andy's entertainment site: www.kushnerentertainment.com

Mary's website: www.thewedpreneur.com

The following guest interviews, from The Wedding Biz, are referred to:

Colin Cowie

Preston Bailey: Part 1Part 2

Bryan Rafanelli

Sylvia Weinstock

Robert Fountain

Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht

Jes Gordon

Feb 04 2019 · 44mins
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E. 27 Let's Get Personal | My Interview with Andy Kushner

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Nat shares her life story and travels with Andy Kusher. Recorded in January 2018 at Podfest 2018!


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Dec 07 2018 · 56mins
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{EP 20}: Lessons from Big Names in the Business with Andy Kushner

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I'm interviewing the interviewer! In this episode, I'm joined by the host of the Wedding Biz podcast, Andy Kushner. He's sharing some of the truth bombs he's gathered through his work interviewing wedding industry icons. This is an episode that will inspire you - we're talking about the client experience, how to stand out from your competitors, the challenges we ALL face in the wedding biz, and more.


Nov 17 2018 · 43mins
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WII 036: Andy Kushner Delves into Deep Lessons for Wedding Industry Success

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Wanna go beyond strategies and tactics to explore core lessons for succeeding in the wedding industry?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Andy Kushner is a dynamic, passion-fueled leader in the event industry. As CEO of the award-winning entertainment design company, Andy Kushner Entertainment, he’s found a unique way to channel his love for music, business, and life.

Andy is also the creator of The Wedding Biz podcast, where he’s hosted the likes of Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Sylvia Weinstock, Carley Roney, and more.

In this interview, Andy shares some of the most profound lessons he’s learned from his 20 plus years of business experience and from his in-depth conversations with top influencers in the wedding industry.

Here are some of the key points Andy addresses:

  • How to find and get mentors that will help you succeed in business
  • The importance of investing in yourself
  • How meditation can make you better at business
  • How to create genuine professional connections
  • Why it’s important to continuously reinvent yourself
  • How to let your intuition guide you to desired results
  • How planners can work optimally with their partners (vendors)
  • His best advice for wedding industry professionals

To hear this value-packed interview, you can press the play button below. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.

Thank you Andy for sharing your experiences and insights with all of us in the Timeline Genius community!

The post WII 036: Andy Kushner Delves into Deep Lessons for Wedding Industry Success appeared first on Timeline Genius Blog.

Jul 13 2018 · 1hr 1min