In my conversation with audio producer, editor, consultant and teacher, Alexandra DiPalma, we discuss how podcasting can help you push past perfectionism and get your voice heard; Alex’s hit podcast, Food 4 Thot, one of the first queer podcasts; and why not putting pressure on ourselves is so important in these times of quarantine and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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3:25 – Alex and I talk about coming to terms with competitiveness.
5:45 – Seth Godin and The Podcast Fellowship: how Alex and Seth Godin created this platform to teach people how to start their own podcasts. What you can learn and gain from producing your own podcast.
8:35 – How can podcasting help you push past perfectionism?
10:10 – How Alex began to produce Food 4 Thot and how it was one of the first queer podcasts in the culture.
12:20 – How Alex chooses projects for Domino Sound, her production company.
15:45 – What is the best motivation for personal podcasting?
20:00 – How Alex deals with her productivity (or lack thereof) in the time of COVID-19.
28:45 – Why NOT putting pressure on yourself right now is so important. Prioritizing and protecting our mental health in the time of COVID-19. Morning pages (Julia Cameron).
30:56 – Why teaching is important to Alex and what she learns from teaching.
34:08 -How Alex’s career has surprised her and how not having career expectations has helped her.
35:53 – Why the concept of “passion” puts unnecessary pressure on our careers.
37:30 – Alex’s collaborative relationship with Seth Godin and how they connected and started The Podcast Fellowship.
41:18 – Why we should all listen to The Cheat Code, the latest from Alex’s production company.
42:28 – What Alex would tell her younger self: pay attention to what interests you and find ways to do more of the things you like to do.
44:30 – Alex’s cat makes an appearance.