Mike Hearne, host of the This is Oklahoma podcast, boasts more than 40,000 subscribers to his weekly podcast, and he tells us what other podcasts we should subscribe to and why we all need to get up and dance a little.
Where do you get your news first?
I try not to watch the news at all. But if I need to find something out, I go to Twitter.
What app do you open first in the morning?
Instagram is usually where I have notifications from the most.
What newsletter always gets clicked open?
The Golfers Journal is a great publication. Mostly, it’s for the golfing nerds out there who love real golf stories from around the world and not just the professional game and what people see on TV.
What podcast do we need to be listening to?
On Oklahoma: This is Oklahoma.
On business: How I Built This. How I Built this is fascinating to me, learning how people built their businesses and what they’ve been through to make it successful.
On automotive: Spike’s Car Radio.
On golf: No Laying Up.
What social accounts should we be following?
What music should we add to our playlist right now?
House Music playlists. Music that makes you want to get up and dance a little. Music that makes you feel good.
What books are making you think?
Jim Stovall’s – The Art of Influence. I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Stovall for my podcast. He is an incredible human being and a recent 2021 Oklahoma Hall of Famer.
Is there any other media you consume that we’ve missed?
YouTube. I have a few YouTube creators that I follow, mostly automotive, golf and real estate related.
What role does media literacy play in business?
It’s everything. It’s how we communicate to the world and it’s free.
How do you ensure you remain media literate?
Constantly engaging across multiple platforms. Learning the differences of how to engage on each platform helps me understand how to curate information suitable to the specific platform.