One compliment I often receive is that my voice could be on a podcast. Some people even go further and say even my face was made for radio!
I taught English as a second language for a year and lived with a variety of citizens from other countries. If there’s one thing I’ve gained from those experiences, it’s speaking with a slower cadence and pronouncing my words more clearly. These traits combined made me a decent conversationalist for many non-native English speakers.
So this alone makes me qualified to have a podcast! (sarcasm intended)
I was previously making vlogs and posting them on my blog to work on video creating and editing. It was a blast. So much fun to create video content. I failed in so many ways, it was magical! I learned so much and have much more respect for those YouTube personalities.
When the lockdown of New Zealand happened in March, just like for many people, it halted everything in my life at that point.
Including my vlogging and blogging.
Despite my lack of online content, I created in other ways. I gave my photography commitment, which led to job opportunities. I spent more time playing the guitar. I spent much of my uni years learning instruments, so it felt nostalgic to play music again.
As time progressed, I started to crave creating something online yet again! That’s where this podcast idea came to mind. Spending lockdown with 28 other individuals all stuck together for about 6 weeks, you start having deeper conversations about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
You also have conversations about who has a crush on who.
As we all separated our different ways, I still wanted to have these similar conversations with the new people I interacted with. As the lockdown was lifted and I felt freer, I felt encouraged to start creating something new again.
Inspired by conversations, interesting facts about others, and traveling around New Zealand, I decided to create a podcast. If you think about it, pretty much everyone has a podcast these days, so why not make my own!
I mean…people say I have the voice for it.
So without further ado, allow me to introduce The Live From Podcast!
(Feel free to ooh and aah. Applause is also acceptable.)
What you’ll be hearing throughout this series are many different conversations. Some that are hilarious, some that are informational, others may be even encouraging. Each episode is unique as the individual(s) I’m speaking with. Most of which will be very easy to listen to as I attempt to keep them between 20-30 minutes.
Each episode that comes out will come with a companion post on my blog. I’ll post it for your reading pleasure just as the podcast will be posted for your listening pleasure. If you decide to subscribe just to the podcast on whichever app you listen to them, the blog will be unique and simply add information to the episode and can be read either before or after.
In this first episode, I have a guest host! Yes, you heard me correctly, a guest host!
Since you’ll constantly hear me asking questions to my guests, I thought it would be a great idea to start season one by someone asking me questions and set the record straight on what to expect with this podcast and the inspiration for it.
I have an excellent guest host on this episode: Juan Chavez. He is a father of three, married for 16 years, and engineer for 22 years. I am pleased to have him as my guest host. He is one of the most inquisitive people I know; excellent at tracking conversations and asking the right questions to further a topic. He is a great conversationalist and intellectual making him the perfect person to speak with.
He also happens to be the best brother-in-law I could’ve been given.
Are your ears ready? Because I’m excited to share this project with you. You can click this link here: https://anchor.fm/thelivefrompodcast and it’ll take you to my distributor Anchor. There you can click play to start the podcast or click on the icon for Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or any of the other ways to listen. Though you can simply just search for the podcast, it’ll be easier to find it via my link.
Oh, oh, oh. Don’t forget to subscribe on wherever you listen to podcasts!