People ask that a lot. I’ve asked myself that a few times.
The honest truth: I thought it would help me sell books. (See…I wrote a novel, but I’ll let you check that out if you want to.)
That was how it started, anyway.
I’ve been podcasting almost 3 years now. And that answer has changed a lot since the start. Here’s the best I can answer.
It’s how I make, and keep in touch with, friends. I just went to a concert, hung out by the bus after with the crew and cast, and sold a book to a woman who plays Aretha Franklin on stage.
So I guess you could say that at this point I podcast because it has introduced me to some great friends, writing and podcasting peers, and people in my community that I would’ve otherwise likely never had the chance to hang out with.
And in the middle of all that…
I was at an art market the other day. Not just any art market, mind you. This one was put on by
which is a co-working space in Grand Rapids. Tasty goodies provided by the best death-themed coffee shop in not only Grand Rapids, Michigan, but the entire world, I dare say…
Stop by The Mortals’ website. And check out the sweet sweet action on IG!
And while I was at this market, I talked to several vendors/artists and my podcast came up. (I don’t go in pitching it to everyone like I do here.) The younger/less experienced ones kept saying, “I wish I knew where I could find free advice on how to do __________…” which is how my show came up, most of the time.
My show is that show. I talk to people who do cool sh*t, find out how they got into it, what they do with it now, but–most importantly–how the do what they do.
The podcast is part:
Well, I’m that kid in the corner / All f**ked up and I wanna so I’m gonna
Take a piece of the pie, why not, I’m not quittin’ / Think Ima change up my style just to fit in
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