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An interview with writer and podcaster Case Kenny

*updated February 2019

Case Kenny is the host of the New Mindset, Who Dis podcast – an iTunes top ranked podcast. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PRSUIT.com. He writes every day, records the podcast twice a week and is regularly featured in publications like Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Made Magazine and others. He lives in Chicago, IL.

Case can be found on Instagram @case.kenny and loves chatting with everyone via DM. Slide on in. He also loves coming on your podcast. Email him at case@prsuit.com.

How old are you?

I’m 30 years old.

Where are you from?

I was born in Chicago, raised in Virginia and have been back in Chicago for the past 8 years following going to school at the University of Notre Dame. I’ve also lived abroad in Shanghai.

When did you start PRSUIT? The podcast?

I started PRSUIT in 2014. I started the podcast New Mindset, Who Dis in June of 2018.

What do you do?

I’m on a mission to spread the word of “perspective that inspires.” This is the belief that drives me to understand that everything good in life, every change or level of growth is the result of fresh perspective. I am on a mission to spread that through my writing and my podcast and to encourage people to look at their life and their character and think to themselves…. “nah, bigger.”

You say you’re not an influencer. What does that mean?

I say that because I think the term influencer has become massively diluted in a day and age where any good looking person can upload some pics on Instagram, get some likes and call themselves an influencer. There is a difference between being recognized and having influence.

I simply think the term has become so ubiquitous that I don’t like to align myself with that movement. I  am a writer and an entrepreneur. That is how I identify myself. Through those mediums I have humbly been able to build considerable positive influence and that is great… but that is not who I am. I am just a dude who loves to read and share his perspectives. That is who I am.

You refer to yourself as a dudebroguy. What’s that all about?

I’ve been calling myself a dudebroguy a lot lately because I think it accurately describes how I might appear and what I represent. I’m just a dude, a bro, a guy… who happens to write and share his perspective a lot. That is all. People have a tendency to want to call me a life coach or some “life expert.” I couldn’t be further from that. I’m just a guy who has a passion for perspective. That’s it.

What is PRSUIT all about?

PRSUIT is a daily email newsletter that I started in 2014. It has evolved a lot since then but really took off once I decided to send out my daily thoughts in the form of an email. The daily email (weekdays at 10am CST) is all about spreading positive perspective that inspires to help you become the bad*ass human you’re capable of becoming. I like to say that side effects from getting the daily email may include feeling like a driven, passionate human, not caring what others think, and a general sense of purpose 🙂

What is the podcast New Mindset, Who Dis all about?

I started the podcast as a means to challenge myself to think on my feet, communicate my thoughts and inspire people. The response has been incredible and the #s insane so I’ve really leaned into the podcast and my mission to be just a dude sharing his thoughts on life rather than a guru or life coach. I try to be as vulnerable, real and open as possible. I publish episodes every Monday and Thursday and they are short usually around 20 minute episodes.

Fun fact?

Too many to think of. I speak Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu. I am obsessed with Chipotle, love house music, ripped jeans, Vans, and 8 letter license plates.

Case Kenny