Month: December 2017


My sister Suzanne came over this morning to do a recording of a StoryCorps interview.  The focus was on discussing my mental health journey. We touched on faith, advocacy, self stigma, and building trusting relationships.  This is something that I’ve been talking about recording for over a year.  It was good to dig into the StoryCorps app and understand how it works.  It was basically one hour of preparation to understand the app and create questions, then 45 minutes to record (45 minute recording is the max!)

Some things that I learned:

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Technical Difficulties

We are halfway between the day we committed to starting Revealing Voices and our launch date of March 1.  Some days it feels overwhelming, other days it feels like we’re almost there.  In reality, we are making slow but steady progress.

On “The Show Runner” podcast, there are over 100 episodes that are essentially dedicated to the business of podcasting.  A quick review of the episodes (e.g. “Podcasting Lessons from a Psychotherapist”, “How to Create a MVP (Minimum Viable Podcast)”, “How to Execute Engaging Podcast Interviews”, etc.) demonstrates how much there is to consider in developing a successful show.

Side Note: For anyone interested in Indiana University basketball, the co-host Jerod Morris is also the host of “The Assembly Call” podcast about Hoosiers basketball!

We are lining up a local photographer and music producer who are friends of mine to help with our logo and show opening/closing.  These are key branding details which we need others to provide their expertise. Read More