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.
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!
Making new friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.