So happy you’re here. Now that Blogtober is over, I’m back to bringing you more fresh-faced creatives to inspire and motivate you.
Welcome to the Creative Corner!
Today we’re catching up with Podcaster Shauntay, a co-host on Herview Podcast.
Herview Podcast airs every Sunday on Facebook Live at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST.
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Shauntay is a coach, educator, and entertainment media personality. She is best known for covering major events in the music industry. She loves teaching and using her voice to uplift her community.
When Shauntay isn’t working, you’ll catch her spending time with her family or front row at concerts and festivals. Her favourite thing to do is dance and travel around the world.
If you don’t know what a podcast is, I’m going to let Shauntay explain it to you.
I hope you enjoy this interview!
Why did you decide to start a podcast and how long have you been a podcaster?
Before joining the podcast community, I was using my voice to express and highlight the positivity within the music industry. As a media personality, my goal is to make sure that we uplift and shine the light on those who are empowering our community.
A couple of months ago I was asked to join a podcast, HerView by my friend Shaunie and I jumped at the chance to be a part of this new journey.
HerView is made up of myself, Shaunie, Adrienne and Ernie where we express what women really think.
How would you explain what a podcast is to those who don’t know?
The definition of a podcast may vary to multiple people but to sum it up it is original audio or video content that is recorded and shared on the Internet.
This allows “creatives” to share their personal experiences or events that are happening around the world. The best part about a podcast is that it allows listeners to discover, download, and listen to it at their own leisure.
What is the main focus of your podcast?
The main focus of Herview is to have a platform for women to express themselves in a judge free zone and to share our stories without backlash. We have created an environment where everyone can unapologetically be free with his or her own opinions.
Who is your targeted audience?
Our targeted audience is people in their early twenties and up. Our audience consists of entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and many other young professionals. We hope to connect with each of our listeners and viewers to create a space where they too can share their life experiences.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from my own experiences. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and that has shaped me to be the person that I am now.
My inspiration also comes from my team. I truly enjoy and value the ladies on HerView. I look to them to challenge myself to become better.
Lastly, my inspiration comes from all the events that are going on in the world.
Which skills does one require to become a podcaster?
First, a person must have the passion to create content and be able to talk about it. They have to be organized and hardworking because creating a successful podcast is a lot of work and takes time.
Also, being authentically you and having fun.
Enjoy what you do and share it with the world.
How much time do you spend working on your podcast and what does podcasting entail?
Creating a podcast shouldn’t be a job for you and have a time limit. I spend time every day on my content, if it’s not finding a topic and constructing questions, creating flyers, or editing audio I spend my time communicating with my team throughout the week before our show goes live.
Do you listen to other podcasts and if so, which are your favourites?
My favourite podcast is HerView, lol yes I am biased. The reason that I say that is because I get a chance to listen to comments and questions from our viewers and that truly inspires me.
I do listen to a few podcasts because I want to be able to hear the perspectives of others and support others.
What advice would you give to someone starting their own podcast?
My advice is to take the RISK.
Don’t be afraid to try something new. Follow your gut and trust your intuition. Be as creative as you want and don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.
That’s some good advice and I think it applies to life in general.
I was so touched by the fact that this lovely lady wanted to work with me and be featured on MY blog because I usually interviewed bloggers specifically.
Here’s to branching out and string new things!
I’ve actually recently started listening to podcasts and I think they’re freaken awesome!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our time with Shauntay. Let me know what you thought by hitting the like button below and dropping a comment.
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That’s a wrap!