About Jay Franze

Vice President at G4S – Author | Speaker | Coach, with a passion for leadership development. Leading people and teams to maximum potential through service innovation.

Dave Jackson: Award-Winning Host / Author / Educator (School of Podcasting, Ask The Podcast Coach, Podcast Review Show)


Jay Franze sits down with the legendary Dave Jackson, a pioneer in podcasting. With a career spanning nearly two decades, Dave has witnessed and actively shaped this medium’s evolution. From his humble beginnings in 2005 to his recent induction into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Dave’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.

Dave shares his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights for novice and seasoned podcasters. As the host of an acclaimed podcast about podcasting, Dave has amassed over 3.1 million downloads and has helped countless individuals launch successful shows.

What sets Dave apart is his technical expertise and ability to demystify the podcasting process in a way that anyone can understand. With a background in education and technical training, Dave ensures that his guidance is accessible and free of jargon, making podcasting attainable for everyone.

Throughout the conversation, Dave delves into the why behind podcasting, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and connection in building a loyal audience. He shares strategies for avoiding common pitfalls, drawing from his years of experience working with clients and Fortune 500 companies.

From the early days of fax machines to today’s digital landscape, Dave has remained at the forefront of innovation. His book, “Profit From Your Podcast,” has become a cornerstone for aspiring podcasters looking to turn their passion into profit.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Dave Jackson
  • Recorded: February 14, 2024


Big Mood: Critically Acclaimed Recording Artists


Jay Franze sits down with Aaron Chalcraft and Drew Phillips, the dynamic duo behind the soul-stirring melodies and powerful lyrics of Big Mood, Columbus, OH-based Americana rock band as they delve into the journey of writing and recording their highly anticipated debut record.

In this captivating conversation, listeners will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind Big Mood’s distinctive sound. From the influences that shape their music to the stories woven into each song, Aaron and Drew share their inspirations and experiences, offering insights into the heart and soul of Americana rock.

Jay uncovers the essence of Big Mood’s music, exploring the fusion of rock, folk, and blues that defines their signature style. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or new to the Americana scene, this episode promises to be a captivating exploration of the power of music to evoke emotion and ignite the spirit.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Big Mood (Aaron Chalcraft and Drew Phillips)
  • Recorded: February 12, 2024


Nismah Osman: Critically Acclaimed Songwriter / Music Producer (Temptation Island, Dancing with the Stars, OWN)


Nismah, a seasoned songwriter, music producer, and visionary entrepreneur from Western Massachusetts, brings fresh air to the traditional music industry. With a 17-year career adorned with over 200 sync licensing placements in major films and TV shows like Love is Blind, Dancing with the Stars, and NASCAR, Nismah is a trailblazer in the industry.

In this episode, Nismah sits down with Jay Franze to share her unique journey and insights into helping aspiring musicians turn their passion into a sustainable and fulfilling career. As a vocal advocate for thinking outside the box, Nismah focuses on strategies that increase income and preserve the artistic spirit that often gets overshadowed by conventional promotional methods.

Key Discussion Points:

• Breaking Free from Conventional Music Marketing: Nismah delves into the pitfalls of traditional promotional strategies and offers alternative approaches that empower musicians to stand out in a crowded market.
• Building Scalable and Sustainable Systems: Learn from Nismah’s experience as she guides musicians on creating systems that enhance their income and allow them to concentrate on what they do best – making music.
• Outsourcing and Creative Empowerment: Discover the art of harnessing your creative superpower and strategically outsourcing non-creative tasks, freeing up valuable time for artists to focus on their craft without burnout.

Nismah’s Achievements:

• 200+ sync licensing placements in notable films and TV shows.
• She studied songwriting techniques with pop legend Kara DioGuardi.
• She has taught songwriting and music business at Berklee College of Music.

Join Jay Franze and Nismah Osman for an engaging conversation that goes beyond the music industry norms. Uncover the secrets to a fulfilling and sustainable creative career, and get ready to be inspired by Nismah’s innovative approach to music, business, and life.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Nismah Osman
  • Recorded: February 5, 2024