Redefining "Unemployable," New Podcast--The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O'Neal--Tops Charts and Lands Host as Expert Speaker on Podcasting at The New Media Expo

Stitcher Radio Nominates Podcast for Best New Show 2013

Jan 06, 2014, 09:00 ET from The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Within its first six months of airing, The Solopreneur Hour™Podcast with Michael O'Neal (, whose positioning is "Job Security…for the Unemployable," has been nominated for "Best New Show 2013" by Stitcher Radio, was ranked among the Top 10 Podcasts in the Business section on iTunes, and has landed its host as an expert speaker on podcasting at a session scheduled for today at the 2014 New Media Expo in Las Vegas (#NMX).

Putting a positive spin on the notion of being "unemployable"—a generally stigmatized and yet increasingly relatable term—was a watershed move in the self-help and business-focused podcasting world.  "Pairing up job security and not fitting into a traditional nine-to-five organizational role got the attention of a lot of people," explains O'Neal. "By positioning 'solopreneurship' as a truly viable, stable, and fulfilling path for those people made my topic compelling." He adds: "The fact that the examples shared on my podcast also reveal that it can be highly lucrative, especially in the hugely growing sector of online business and podcasting, has made it all that much more riveting."

Another key reason for O'Neal's quick success is the candid, revealing, and often witty conversational approach he takes with his incredibly diverse group of guests—whom he refers to as "co-hosts." O'Neal has already attracted high-profile personalities from the podcasting and/or online business world like Adam Carolla, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Nick Unsworth, Derek Halpern, Amy Porterfield and many others. He also has co-hosted with successful solopreneurs from the arts, travel, branding, comedy, music, and fitness arenas.

These factors were all instrumental in O'Neal's invitation to lead today's workshop at NMX, which is titled, "The Anatomy of a Successful Podcast: Step-by-Step Production of an Interview Show." During the session, O'Neal and co-host Nick Unsworth will take the audience through a live, step-by-step editing and publishing process, and then post the show to iTunes on the spot.

For more information on The Solopreneur Hour podcast and O'Neal's various offerings, please visit or find it on iTunes at, on Stitcher Radio at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at, or by email at

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