Ask Pat

Welcome to the AskPat Podcast!

AskPat is my brand new, DAILY podcast that features an actual question submitted from someone awesome like you!

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Episode Guide

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Why AskPat?

Before the idea for AskPat, I used to answer voicemail questions from the audience at the end of The SPI Podcast, which isn’t going away and will continue to run weekly. But, I felt like the questions changed the feel of the episodes that were often about something else.

So, I decided to dedicate an entire show to answering your questions instead!

Each show is in a bite-sized 5-8 minute format, and it’s an awesome, more organized way to deliver even more value to you and the entire SPI audience. Plus, you can rely on having something new in your ears every single day, and the bite-sized format makes it easy to catch up if you fall behind.

AskPat Sponsors (And Deals For You!)

I’m excited to welcome a few special sponsors into the AskPat community. These sponsors love my work and are committed to the same values you and I share. I’ve carefully chosen every sponsor personally; like you, they are awesome friends of the show. For full transparency, I do receive payment for mentioning these companies. Thanks to their support, I’m able to do cool things like offer FREE AskPat t-shirts to you if your question gets featured. So we all win :)

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors!

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Submitting a Question

I want this show to be fun, personal, and helpful! So let’s keep it real and sensible, okay? Please use common sense and show courtesy with your questions. That way everyone wins! Here are some guidelines to ensure your question is qualified to be featured on the show.

  1. Please keep your question under one minute in length. If it goes a little over, that’s fine, but please keep it concise and to the point.
  2. If you have a website and URL, you’re allowed to share it only once during the recording. For example: “Hi, my name is Jane Doe. I have a blog called Jane’s Fine Wine at JanesFineWine.com. My question is…”
  3. Spammy, disrespectful, or deeply private questions will not be considered for the podcast.

I use SpeakPipe.com, a fantastic web service that allows anyone to leave me a voicemail message through the Internet. It’s like magic, I swear :) All you need is an Internet connection and a microphone.

Note: SpeakPipe is down right now, so we’ve temporarily disabled the ability to submit voicemails on this page.