Happy Monday! Here's what I've been thinking about lately...
1. The Making of Millennial. Did you happen to see this interview with Megan Tan, host and producer of the great show Millennial? If you subscribe to Sarah Weber's podcast newsletter, then surely you have. If you don't, then you're definitely missing out. Anyway, the interview was really great. Megan spoke about what's changed since Millennial was started a year ago, what the show's second season will bring, what it's like having a day job while running a popular podcast, which shows she's been loving lately, and what advice she has for newcomers to the podcasting world. Megan talks candidly about her life in her podcast Millennial so listeners probably feel like they know her already, but she doesn't often discuss the minutiae of making the show on-air. It was great to read about those details in this interview. If you haven't already, go check it out!
2. The Making of Call Your Girlfriend. This short interview with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, the brilliant ladies behind the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, was another great read. The format is completely different from the typical interview style. It features a few Polaroid photos from the daily lives of Ann and Amina, along with descriptions of each shot's significance. The two talk about their long-distance friendship (eight years strong!), how they met (at a Gossip Girl viewing party!), and what's next for the show (more live events!). My favorite line from the whole thing appears underneath two horribly-lit pictures of Ann and Amina, and it reads: "Nobody ever talks about how difficult it can be to photograph interracial friendships." This was such a fun and unexpected read. If you're a fan of the show or of badass ladies in general, definitely check it out.
3. A new Q&A series! Clearly, I love reading Q&As with my favorite podcast creators. They always reveal something I never knew about the show, like why it was created in the first place, or which single episode was the most difficult to make, or what's in store for the future. After reading a great interview, I'm always more excited to hear the next episode, and I always tune in with a sharper ear. So, over the next few weeks, I'll be working on creating a Q&A series of my own for this little site. If you're a podcast creator who might be interested in participating, or if you're an enthusiast like me who just really loves listening, shoot me an email or let me know on Twitter. I'd love to hear from you! All of you!