E89: MADISON HEAP, BREAKING NEWS

11/13/2018  | 63 MINUTES

This week’s guest: Madison Heap – While studying Broadcast Journalism in college, “Mads” needed a passionate project for her resume to fill in the gap from a summer internship. That passion project has turned into a full-time news outlet that recaps the day’s most important news in a minute while not being confusing, depressing, or biased. Minute with Mads makes the news more simple to understand and a lot easier to stomach.

Throughout this interview, we list off her ticks and tick offs in rapid fire round succession, then touch on a few that we found particularly interesting or hilarious.

Personal Ticks

  • Mads is completely confident being around people, and also being by herself. She’s a little anxious and more secure in her personal relationships.

  • Burgers and fries. Milkshakes. Surprisingly this is a personal, individual thing for her. She recommends Hudson’s Hamburgers in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. And for chains, she goes with 5 Guys Burgers and Fries.

  • A good read. Mads is currently on the third book of the series: “Crazy Rich Asians.”

  • Lots and lots of sleep.

  • A clean house. She works from home and needs everything to be in order before she can dive in on her news updates.

  • When I feel like I explored a new a place or found a new hobby.

  • A new notebook. Good movies.

  • The words "hell" and "damn" love them. When my husband uses a bad word...haha!

  • Great conversation.

  • Making new friends.

  • My marriage.

Personal Tick Offs

  • When men cross their legs. “It’s girl-y.”

  • When I waste money. She forgot to cancel 2 meals from Hello-Fresh when they wouldn’t be in town. Money wasted.

  • When I'm in a do-it mood and Brad wants to chill. Mads gets a little stir crazy working from home while her husband gets home from work and just needs to decompress. There’s probably a lot of listeners who can relate to this.

  • Splitting the holidays to see every freaking family members you've ever had.

  • Hard-core feminists.

  • When people I barely know ask me when I'll have kids. Why ask such a personal question?

  • When people want to go to the zoo. When have you gone to a zoo and actually seen the animals move, besides the penguins? And, to be fair, Mads has seen safaris in Tanzania and Kenya. She’s seen things...

Professional Tick Offs

  • When people's opinions are so strong they think it's a fact.

  • When people catch a spelling mistake or I got a fact wrong. This is an internal tick off that she messed up.

  • When companies reach out and expect me to give them a shout out for free if they send me something.

  • When people attack each others characters in the comments on one of my posts.

  • People who follow and love my content but don't do anything about it. Share what she’s doing. Help her business grow. If you want to thank a content creator, share what they’re doing.

  • When I waste the day.

Professional Ticks

  • A new project. Mads’ first project became her current passionate career. She’s entrepreneurial minded. She’s started a podcast, a new blog, updates on her website, trying to reach more people.

  • A great Totally Explained or a great recap. Great feedback from followers helps her find why she loves her job.

  • When people send me nice messages.

  • Nice comments.

  • When I get a huge influx of followers.

  • When people share my page.

  • When a company reaches out to work together.

  • Solid feedback from followers.

  • When I get stuff done.

  • Breaking news. Gets her blood going knowing she’s got a time clock and needs to contribute.

Connect with Mads
Instagram: @minutewithmads
Podcast: Minute With Mads Totally Explained
Website: www.minutewithmads.co