My Story

The Seven Million Bikes Podcasts Story

I’m Niall Mackay, The Podcast Guy, and founder of Seven Million Bikes Podcasts. 

I’ve been an avid podcast listener since the early 2000s and started podcasting as a hobby in 2019, A Vietnam Podcast which is now in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide. 

I am also a teacher, fundraiser and comedian. I started hosting and running my own comedy shows while working as a corporate social responsibility manager in Saigon, helping underprivileged children gain access to quality education. 

May 2019 was the proudest day of my life when we opened a new school in the Mekong Delta after raising $70,000 in the process to complete the project. 

Fundraising was already underway in 2020 for the next school when the pandemic hit. Lessons quickly went online and as Vietnam shut its borders to the world new teachers couldn’t come in and student numbers dwindled.

As the company struggled to survive I had to teach more and fundraise less. Unfortunately at the end of 2020 I was told that my contract would not be renewed as the company cut costs while struggling to stay afloat in the midst of the pandemic.

It was at this moment I decided to take Seven Million Bikes (as it was known then) full time.  

Initially, Seven Million Bikes was an entertainment company, hosting A Vietnam Podcast, comedy shows, music gigs, quiz nights and a second podcast, Did That Really Happen

But as the pandemic raged I faced setback after setback.

Finally I decided to focus on my main passion full time, podcasting and rebranded to Seven Million Bikes Podcasts.

Since then the company has grown and grown.

I now help podcasters around the world in diverse fields such as tourism, craft beer, design thinking, pharmaceutical marketing and much much more to help them make the best podcast possible.

I also launched an online podcast course. Through my course I share with students everything I’ve learned along the way so they can enjoy this amazing podcast journey quicker and more effectively.

Seven Million Bikes Podcasts helps aspiring podcasters and businesses to create, publish and build their community using techniques tried and learned over years of podcasting.

From music to artwork, recording and monetization, Seven Million Bikes Podcasts can help you with everything you need to produce a successful podcast.

If you’d like to work with me and the Seven Million Bikes Podcast team get in touch today. Even just to say hello!

My Team

Niall Mackay

Founder and CEO

Favorite Podcast: The Rest Is Football

Adrie Lopez Mackay

CIO (Chief Ideas Officer)

Favorite Podcast: Psychopedia

Lewis Wright

Music Producer

Favorite Podcast: Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Huynh Nguyen

Podcast Production Assistant

Favorite Podcast: Have A Sip

Chelseia

Editor

Favorite Podcast: The Leadership Antidote Podcast

Niall Mackay

Founder and CEO

Adrie Lopez Mackay

CIO (Chief Ideas Officer)

Lewis Wright

Music Producer

Huynh Nguyen

Podcast Production Assistant

Chelseia

Editor

In The Media

Podcast Interviews

Good Podcasting

Creators In Vietnam

Talking From Experience

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