Your chance to
connect with someone
show them you care
be willing to listen, carefully
laugh at your mistakes (and correct them)
hold yourself accountable
expose yourself to different views
take on the burden of intentional naivete
learn graphic design, microphone and camera basics
create something special in real time
play around in a format with unlimited variability
is all included in the whole package when you start a podcast.
A podcast is a chance to practice and serve. It’s a practice of communication. Of collaborating with someone to create something that can’t be replicated. Of creating a piece of digital content that you can share – practically for free – with any group you want.
And it’s a chance to serve your community by talking about things we all have in common – between us, and between communities. Podcasting, done well, has the power to build bridges.
Starting a podcast is still incredibly cheap and incredibly underleveraged. I hope you consider starting one. And if you do, I hope you make more than 8 episodes.