I love to tell stories, to learn more about people, to grow and help as many folks along the way as I can. On the radio airwaves, my talk time is scheduled in brief spurts on the midday show. If I spit out 30 seconds of something or other between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., that feels like a lot. During a workday, most don’t want to hear me droll on. Research tells us, listeners want more music in that five hour stint.
Enter podcasts! Podcasting allows me to TALK. I get the chance to engage and interview a person or persons for at least 30 minutes. I get to ask lots of questions. I don’t have to keep it neat and tidy or edit my guest’s answers down to short sound bites. It is awesome! It’s not intimidating to my subjects and they never have to be camera ready. At least not TV camera ready. You know I’m taking pictures!
My time in television allowed me the honor of sharing the stories of others, but two minutes was the average time allotted. Podcasts are so much more forgiving. I try to pick interesting topics and ones that are close to my heart. Episode 1 featured the behind the scenes story of my friend Katie Collett. We talked about what life is like as a Multiple Sclerosis warrior when no one is looking. Future podcasts will highlight similar issues, along with some that are even tougher to talk about and others that are informative in the field of health and wellness. For example, only those close to me know I am a vegetarian. The reason is heart health. I will explain in an upcoming podcast.
My goal is to have a podcast posted once a month. I’m still on a learning curve with this thing and would really appreciate any feedback. Also, I would like to hear about subject matter that would interest you, the listener. Feel free to e-mail me. I am at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am excited to have another outlet to share more of me with you and will work to provide great content. Your time is valuable and I intend to make my podcasts worthy of some of it. As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this new journey – Mic Drop with Jen Lewis.