Oh my goodness guys.
I never thought this day would come.
Can I be super excited about something for a second?
So you know i am a huge podcast fanatic, and listen to about 5 hours of podcasts a day. NO JOKE. During my run, when I am walking anywhere, when I am working or driving, it's ON.
I talked about my favorite episodes, and favorite podcasts here.
I also interviewed The Lady Gang a while back (LOVE THEM!) and really have been interested in the medium (is that what you'd call it?) for a while.
Because as much as I love the blog, I love the emotion and flow of speaking, and feel like this is connecting with readers, not in front of a screen.
I know how much we are in front of screens on the daily and to be able to have a conversation with you via the podcast is pretty much the best thing ever. I've always said I want to TALK to people, or have people really know me aside from photos or what I write. The podcast is that.
Also a podcast removes the visual aspect of it, where you get to know the real me and my real personality.
How I talk, the cadence of my speech and what I really think about topics we discuss.
It's also perfect that I'm doing this with Lindsey.
A true inspiration in my life, and SO MANY others lives through SoulCycle (she literally is a fitness queen in L.A.) fit modeling, acting, whatever. She's the perfect ying to my yang. Thoughtful, aware, funny and just on the same page as me with shit.
She brings good life advice, good career advice, fitness/health advice, and she's single. So her insight on dating and love is unique to mine.
Which is so key!
I've written about Lindsey here, and featured an article that she did on what she eats in a day. She's a funny chick, and makes all the difference in this podcast. It's nice have two perspectives on every question or conversation.
So a bit more about the podcast and process in this post!
Behind the scenes:
We've been working on this for about 6 months now, idea sharing, recording, deleting, practicing, basically everything with trial and error.
Finding what works and what feels right and going for it.
We also created the website (I did all the backend and design) and then had photo shoots for our branding, created a Facebook page, found a sound engineer, figured out how to actually get a podcast on iTunes.
We also have our Instagram we created!
It's been a process for sure!
Oh and working in our schedules when to record had us up on weekends at 7 A.M.
It's definitely not easy, but we'll talk about our launch in one of our mini-sodes which we'll be sharing weekly, and are shorter episodes to answer questions from you.
But if you have any about the process, let a girl know! I got you!
What The Almost 30 Podcast is about:
Being authentic and real. As much as I am on the blog, and then some. Being able to speak exactly the truth that I want, has been amazing.
We're about figuring this crazy part of life together. Dating, career, friends, health...we talk about everything that we actually talk about IRL.
Honestly, you're twenties and thirties are UNDERRATED challenging.
Like our tagline says, it's when shit gets real.
You choose your life partner, you choose your career, you choose where to live. Your priorities change so much from 20 to 30, and you are a different person at the end of it.
I feel like, no one ever talks about this time, and how many choices we have. So we want to explore that.
For most episodes we follow a format, but sometimes we have guests on, and sometimes we'll do mini episodes where we just answer a question. Trying to keep it spicy!
Hundred/Not Hundred: SO ME RIGHT? Hehe - this is our highs and lows of the week, what we loved and what we hated. What's hundred, and what's not hundred.
Shit that stuck: This is the deep part of the podcast where we talk about things that inspire us, and make us excited. It's the 'shit that stuck' with us for the week that we want to share with you.
20s Us 30s Us: This is a hilarious look on what we were doing in our twenties, to what we want or what we're scared of in our 30s.
Most importantly, we answer question from our listeners (you!)
Where you come in:
I'd love to have you join the podcast, and ask a question that we should answer about ANYTHING. Nothings too crazy, or specific or too small. We've talked about dieting, periods, boyfriends, career...anything under the sun.
You can submit your question here on The Almost 30 Podcast website under the 'ask me anything' section.
Also if you know anyone, or are someone that would be a great guest on the show, let us know! Just like my interviews, I am always on the lookout for badass individuals to share their story!
Last, if you could help a sister out and subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes, you will make my LIFE.
Having people subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes really helps get on New and Noteworthy on iTunes, which is MAJOR and a huge goal of ours! Just to help spread the word and get this little thing off the ground!
Here is the link, and tell ya friends: I would be so grateful!
Um okay, so I want to know so much from you.
Podcasts, are we into them? What would YOU want to hear about listening to a podcast? Wanna be on? Let us know or submit a question using the forum!
Always thanks for being supportive, loving, thoughtful and open with all the stuff that i do. You guys are the best, and if I can support ya in anyway, let me know! (Also make sure to link your blog post here!)