Not long ago, I thought a podcast was another Apple product that I probably would never purchase. Turns out, I was wrong. And for those who still don’t know, essentially, a podcast is an Internet radio show, and the majority of listeners use the iTunes store to search, subscribe and download podcasts.
Still in its infancy, my podcast is called “Where I Work.” The parameters of the show are simple: I sit down with people in all different professions to discuss their careers, how they arrived there, if they are gratified, and what we can all do to help restore a work-life balance. Of course, there is a comical flare to the show, since I am inherently ridiculous, but I am totally sincere in my search for an answer to the question: Does work define us?
So far, I have interviewed a Ballroom Dance Instructor, a Brand Manager, a Director of Technology and a member of AmeriCorps. And with each recording, I learn a little bit more about work, about success, and how many of us are continuously searching for professional and personal growth. I’ve learned quickly, too, that I am not alone, that many people want their story and experience to be heard, and I am more than happy to oblige.
Beyond my professional roles, which have included copywriter, editor, marketing content creator, and college instructor, I have also been consistently publishing poetry in literary journals across the U.S. for a number of years. The trouble with creative writing, though, is that too often it becomes self-meditation.
This podcast is not only a perfect creative outlet, but it is also the ideal way to discuss work with a handful of professionals and share our insights with a larger audience. So, if you are an entry-level employee, a manager, a vice president, a teacher, a janitor, a salesperson, a comedian, a writer—or any other professional under the sun—then this podcast is for you.