Did you know Gareth Cliff suffers from OCD (Obsessive Collecting Disorder)?
You probably know Gareth Cliff from his time at 702 Talk radio and 5FM, but did you know he is also a bestselling author, public speaker, entrepreneur and President of CliffCentral.com. This month CliffCentral.com celebrates its 7th Anniversary. Congratulations to the team! Adding to Gareth’s other attributes is his obsessive collecting disorder, making him the perfect host of our podcast called COLLECTOMANIA. We asked Gareth about the evolution of podcasting, his favourite place to catch up on his preferred playlist and why he believes collectors are higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy.
Some of us have never listened to a podcast, or if we have, we still can’t quite put our finger on what exactly it is.
How would you describe a podcast?
This sounds boring, but a podcast is just a sound recording. What isn’t boring is the stuff that makes a great podcast: amazing stories, insightful interviews, information, inspiration, entertainment and empowerment. Podcasting can be anything from an online university to the funniest conversation you’ve ever heard.
What are some of your favourite podcasts, and what are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve been a podcast listener for well over 15 years now. I started listening to recordings of Howard Stern’s show that a friend of mine in New York made for me in the 90s… I suppose you could call that a podcast? I have listened to Bill Maher, Joe Rogan and Dr. Laura, and many well-known broadcasters for years. I have started listening to people you may never have heard of - Chris Williamson, Emma Rutland, Julia Davis, Dan Carlin. One of the best new podcasts I’ve found is the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh and a New Zealand University’s series on the periodic table elements.
When and where do you listen?
What makes a standout podcast?
The art of the podcast interview is …
Podcasts are an incredible way to connect with guests and learn from their expertise.
Most memorable podcast moment?
I know you do plenty of research and preparation for your show - but have you ever had to “just wing “ it?
A dull guest needs….
I’m genuinely curious and …
COLLECTOMANIA is a recent addition to the CliffCentral podcast lineup.
Some say collecting is something built deep within us, that the desire to collect is part of human nature. What do you think?
Are you a collector?
Collecting is simply the quest to…