Living the Dream: How I Became a Podcast Producer

In undergrad, I studied Communications and learned about all of the different types of media. However, my focus was drawn to Radio, TV, and Film. My involvement in sports exposed me to broadcasting and sideline reporting, but I wasn’t sure how comfortable I would be in front of a camera. As I got older, I spent a lot of time listening to hip-hop morning shows and sports talk radio. This is where I started to fall in love with audio production, and the idea of being an on-air personality started to pique my interest.

As my curiosity grew, I started watching more movies, TV shows, and sporting events through a different lens. I became intrigued by the technical and production side of the business.

“If I had a dollar for every time I was told that I have a voice for radio I’d be rich.”

Back in college, as a student-athlete, my athletic and academic commitments consumed a lot of my time, and upon graduating, the idea of pursuing a career in radio seemed like a long shot. Despite losing sight of that dream, the idea of having my own radio show never stopped brewing in the back of my mind. I just never put any serious thought into it until now. I spent several years wondering what if, then podcasting came along.

After stumbling onto a startup podcasting platform called Anchor, the idea of pursuing a lifelong dream became surreal. I didn’t know where to begin, where I would record, or even how often I would publish episodes, but as the ideas began to flow, I used that excitement to jump right in. From this day forward, I was no longer going to let life’s hurdles prevent me from pursuing a life long dream.