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Business, Interrupted: Friendship turned to entrepreneurship

Business Interrupted


Business, Interrupted: Friendship turned to entrepreneurship

Have You Heard? is where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently heard from friends, and hosts of a new business podcast called Business Interrupted, Trent Peek and Richard Ardis.

Trent and Richard from Business Interrupted

Who are you and what’s your podcast about?

The Business, Interrupted podcast is an open and honest account from two best friends (Trent Peek and Richard Ardis) who decided to go into business together in the midst of a global pandemic. We’re using our podcast platform to share the reality of growing a business in 2020,
managing it beyond and explaining how friendship turned to entrepreneurship. The podcast episodes cover a variety of topics, ranging from workplace culture, to finance and performance, as well as sharing insights from various guest speakers too. Our most recent guest spotlight is with Jon Dixon, UK Marketing Director at Showcase Cinemas, who discusses what the future of the film and cinema industry looks like. All aspects of business and life are constantly changing right now and we’re both passionate about capturing this and documenting it through our podcast.

What was the first podcast you ever listened to?

R: I loved the Ricky Gervais podcast from XFM back in the early 2000s and was a very early listener to Kermode and Mayo since about 2005.

T: Definitely the Property Hub which inspired all of my property purchased.

Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?

The whole concept came as a result of wanting to chart this moment in our history. Industries are obviously changing and business and the wider world seems to be evolving rapidly and we’re keen to gather individual thoughts and insights on the changes we’re seeing. Also in the absence of pubs being open, we thought we’d talk over a microphone rather than a beer. Needs must.

Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?

R: I’m fascinated by natural communicators and love Steve Allen who’s spent more time behind a microphone than probably anyone in broadcasting. I also love podcasts that serve a very specific purpose or niche. ‘Unflopped’ which resurrects forgotten pop classics is fantastic.

T: Chris & Rosie Ramsey; two very likeable people who are really relatable and cheer both me and my wife up when we listen.

Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?

R: Prince Harry. Preferably with Piers Morgan. On the same podcast.

T: Matthew McConnaughey. I’m still obsessed with his book, Greenlights.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?

R: Don’t listen to too many other podcasts and compare. I purposely want us to find our niche and not be too polished. It should be authentic and real. I think listening to too many others might pull us in one direction or another and I want Business, Interrupted to be totally ‘us’ rather than a scripted version of us.

T: Don’t make weird noises.

Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?

R: Probably the very first episode when Trent genuinely got emotional and cried after 20 minutes in front of the mic – definitely worth a listen.

T: I think the first episode shows exactly who we are, no filter; it’s totally us.

Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?

You can follow the both of us on LinkedIn. We’re more than happy for people to reach out to us, ask questions and share their thoughts on what topics they’d find interesting for us to cover on our podcast too. Connect with Trent on LinkedIn here. Connect with Richard on LinkedIn here.

Listen to Business, Interrupted on ACAST, SPOTIFY and OTHER PLATFORMS.

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