So I originally decided to do this podcast thing because I thought it would be an easier way to share more things with y’all while pursuing my little video-making obsession. Figured that I might as well share the original audio from the conversation that inspired the video. Two products from one process. Brilliant. Right?
Well, that’s bullshit.
I haven’t even released the first official episode and I already know that it is bullshit. Making a decent podcast is hard work on its own. And I have a lot to learn in this new realm. This spans across both technical issues as well as content-related issues. I’ve already screwed up recordings. I’ve already said “umm” a thousand times while asking questions. I’ve already derailed good conversations by going off in the wrong direction when the other person was doing just fine on their own.
But I love it. This podcast process is a fun thing onto itself. The video stuff is great too, but here is this new thing that is also full of possible crazy directions to take it.
For good or for bad, you’ll see what I mean when you listen to me stumble my way through this podcasting scene.
My triple failure.
It’s unsurprisingly difficult to do this podcast+video thing alongside writing a novel. So far, I’m chipping away at all these things, even if I’m moving slowly. I somehow feel very strongly about all these things at once. A smarter person may just focus on one insane project at a time. But I’m not a smarter person.
The first guest.
I’m happy to announce that the first guest on my show will be Telaina Eriksen. She is a good friend. But — to hell with our friendship! — I spoke with her because I think she’s a great writer and teacher. We discuss how she manages to write so well about grief and loss and death. Fun for the whole family!
See you next week.