The Banyan Collective 2014 Year End Recap

Left to Right: John Wojciechowski, R. Brandon Long, Todd Oberndorfer - The Banyan Collective


Welcome to a special podcast from The Banyan Collective joining our two shows Ogden Outdoor Adventure and Mr. Goodyear’s Neighborhood, today with Todd to the Top and John Wojciechowski, and myself R. Brandon Long and we are The Banyan Collective!

2014 saw the beginnings of our new endeavor, and as a podcast startup, we faired well.


  • July Plays – 749
  • August Plays – 844
  • September Plays – 1,596
  • October Plays – 2,831
  • November Plays – 2,162
  • December – 2,234

Total 2014 Plays – 10,416

Top Podcasts:

Biggest Podcast Day – December 30th 747 Plays, HUMR Year End posted.

John’s Fave 5 Moments or Podcasts of 2014:

John Wojciechowski - Mr. Goodyear's Neighborhood Host

Todd’s Fave 5 Moments or Podcasts of 2014

Todd Oberndorfer - Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show Co-Host

Brandon’s Fave 5 Moments or Podcasts of 2014

  • 5 – Chatting with long-time OOA supporter, Nico Demus about climbing in Ethiopia, and living and being an aid worker in Liberia during the beginnings of the Ebola outbreak.
  • 4 – HUMR Podcast
  • 3 – Beer Fest – The Whole Thing!!
  • 2 – Interviewing the Mayor at the Weber Pathway’s Trail Mixer Party at Snowbasin
  • 1 – Recording the Banyan Intro Episode and beginning a new Chapter in local podcasting!

Honorable Mention: Following John, following Siri, around Salt Lake while I had to pee looking for Phil Lowry’s office.

Slackwater Pizzeria - Home of the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show Podcast

What to look forward to in 2015

  • More of what you love from OOA and MGN
  • New podcasts coming online – Arts and Culture, Real Estate/Business
  • High-Profile guests, and maybe some unknown locals who work behind the scenes to benefit our community.
  • OOA Show and TBC products and swag – hats, tees, patches (become a superfan!)
  • Goal of 100,000 podcast plays!! Help us get there – Follow us on Facebook at or the OOA Show at Listen on iTunes, Download our FREE iOS app, stay tuned at, and at

Parting words…


"I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. [Thoreau to H.G.O. Blake, 27 March 1848] Simplify, simplify." – Walden

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