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Aug 10, 2021

Walker and Joy are incredibly excited to welcome their very dear friend and true podcast royalty, Jesse Chappus, to the podcast today. The brilliant and inquisitive mind behind The Ultimate Health Podcast, Jesse retired from his chiropractic practice in 2016 to work on the podcast full-time with his partner, Marni Wasserman, another favorite guest of the Joyful Health podcast. Through his podcasting experience, Jesse has become an expert in interviewing fascinating minds and his thorough preparation consistently results in intriguing and enlightening conversations with them. He’s a dad, an entrepreneur, a passionate health advocate, and, as you will hear, one remarkably interesting human.


Jesse starts off by sharing some of his background, including the roots and evolution of his interest in natural health, and the effects of the changes he’s made to his diet over the years. He goes on to offer advice on navigating the vast amount of dietary information that is available to people today, the most memorable advice he himself has received through his podcast and the guests he would like to have on it, as well as some of his health rituals and the impact that having a child has had upon them. Jesse reviews the decision that he and Marni made to uproot and move to Windsor, and then he offers details regarding his podcasting career including how they make money from it, his extensive preparation, navigating strong personalities in interviews, and some of his favorite interviewers. The conversation draws to a close with Jesse highlighting the importance of consistently working on interviewing skills and detailing what’s next for him and his podcast. As you listen in today, you will quickly realize why Jesse is considered podcast royalty and understand clearly why The Ultimate Health Podcast is such a runaway success.


Episode Highlights:

  •   Jesse’s background
  •   The roots and evolution of his interest in natural health
  •   The effects of the changes he’s made to his diet over the years
  •   Navigating the wealth of dietary information currently available
  •   The most memorable pieces of advice he has received through his podcast
  •   Guests that he would like to have on his podcast
  •   Some of Jesse’s health rituals
  •   The impact that having a child has had upon his self-care routines
  •   The decision to sell Marni’s cooking school and move to Windsor
  •   Making money from a podcast
  •   Jesse’s extensive podcast preparation
  •   Navigating strong personalities in interviews
  •   Some of Jesse’s favourite interviewers
  •   Working on interviewing skills
  •   What’s next for Jesse and The Ultimate Health Podcast




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“What I really liked about learning about this stuff and taking my health seriously, was that I felt like, you know, you don't ever have total control, but I felt like I had more control over how I felt day to day, and my health destiny over a lifetime.”


“When I met Marnie, we were both on the same page and had these deep, you know, ideas about how we wanted to live and, and, you know, spend our time, spend our money, learn together.”


“And at this point, I just feel solid in what we're doing day to day.”


“There's always little tidbits I take from every guest.”


“There's oftentimes more that these different camps will agree upon, even if overall the diet philosophy is different.”


“I appreciate that you interview so many different perspectives, whether you agree with them or not, that doesn't really matter. But I really appreciate that about you that you have such an open mind.”


“When children see that parents have established those health habits, they're more likely to carry on with those when they are adults.”


“I think as a new parent, you just need to be really flexible...easy on yourself and understand that things are going to change all the time, and maybe the way that you think it's going to go, it might not.”


“In the States, there's just so many more health food options than here in Canada.”


“The primary way we make money from the show is through sponsors.”


“The great thing about podcasting is it's such a narrow niche.”


“We only work with brands that we absolutely love their products. And we put a maximum of four sponsors on each episode.”


“I find that it's just continuing to be consistent and put out good quality content over time.”


“I've put all my eggs in this basket, and just decided to hone in and focus and that's allowed me to go very, very deep with guests and to, yeah, just have some amazing conversations.”


“I look at what I do and what I create as art.”


“So I like to listen to what I put out before I put it out.”


“I think the calm, the relaxed nature of the conversation, is the secret sauce there for them, and it's really hard to do that.”


“I'm going to keep focused and keep, you know, living my passion - lucky enough to say, I can do that day to day.”