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 with A Saigon Podcast in 2019 which then grew to A Vietnam Podcast with a worldwide following. 

It is now in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide, with a dedicated audience and still growing.

I am also a teacher, fundraiser and comedian. In 2019 I started hosting and running my own comedy shows in Saigon 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 rebrand to Seven Million Bikes Podcasts.

Since then the company has grown and grown.

I now help podcasters around world in diverse fields such as tourism, craft beer, design thinking, pharmaceutical marketing and much much more to help them build their audience and connect with their community.

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!

Niall Mackay, The Podcast Guy, took a year to curate and create his course to take you from a podcast beginner to expert in as little as a week.

In The Media

The Evolution of Niall Mackay: Comedian, Podcaster, and Founder of ‘Seven Million Bikes’

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