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Hi, I’m Shani

NPR once called me a humor essayist, let’s go with that.  

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My First 40 Days As A Podcaster

My First 40 Days As A Podcaster

I was worried that starting a podcast would be an eye-roll. “Oh you have a podcast? Cool, so does my weird cousin and his neighbor and they talk about 90s action figures.” But after listening to a few podcasts, the thought grew very rapidly from “I could do that” to “I should do that” to “I’m doing this.” It felt very strange for me to be so jazzed by building a new creative outlet for myself, when for literally all of my life my outlet of choice has been writing. It was like the fervor came out of nowhere, and for some reason I felt like nowhere knew its shit.

It’s been 40 days, and there have been 5,000 downloads of A Single Serving Podcast episodes. Pardon? What? Who are you? Every listen, every email, and every comment remind me that it’s okay for me to have ideas and goals, and they don’t have to be small ones, either. If you’ve ever interacted with this podcast in any way I’d like to thank you for encouraging me to keep creating, and to dream bigger than I maybe let myself before. If you’ve ever been a guest on this podcast I’d like to thank you for like…everything.

As far as how this baby comes to life, I’ve talked about how much it costs to start a podcast (though my family thinks this is my job and it’s adorable). I’ve (kind of?) learned how to edit in Garage Band, and I am actually really pleased I chose to host it on Buzzsprout. (It’s really affordable and I love the aggregate stats.) While it’s definitely a process and a lot of work, if you’re thinking of starting podcast I can assure you it’s work that’s worth it. Also email me anytime I love talking about this shit.

What this new hobby (I guess?) of mine is telling me is that there’s a community here , and an appetite for talking about living life as a single person in a way that’s different (and quite frankly, better) than the way we’ve been talking about ourselves and apologizing for ourselves and making jokes about what we are to take the sting away. We’re taking the sting away by discussing it as if it never needed to sting at all. Thank you for having these discussions with me, and for making me feel less alone.

40 Days

40 5-Star Ratings

141 Facebook Group Members

If you’re a part of this lil podcast community, thank you. And if you’re not, we have a lot to talk about. Get in here.

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My Summer Reading Stack (So Far)

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