Adventures in Podcasting
I have been listening to podcasts for 4 years now. My commute from Maple Ridge to Ruby Creek is 70 minutes each way, so I have a lot of time to listen to audio in the car and, as much as I love her, even Taylor Swift starts to get stale after a few years on repeat.
My podcast obsession started with Serial, a true crime story about a young man in prison when there is substantial doubt about whether he is the murderer or not. The podcast was an amazing display of storytelling, the narrator drew me in and I simply could not wait to get back into the vehicle to listen to the next episode. Good podcasts are like that, they are addictive.
Some of my current favourites are:
- This American Life
- WTF with Marc Maron
- The Savage Lovecast
- Media Indigena
- Red Man Laughing
- CBC The Current
- Missing & Murdered – Who Killed Alberta Williams
So here I am 4 years later and I thought I would try to make a podcast, as a hobby. One of the first things that you need to decide when setting out to create a podcast is what it is that you will talk about. I don’t have much expertise in anything, aside from being devilishly handsome and charming, so it took some time to figure out what my podcast should be about. I have finally decided that I will talk about my job. Economic Development in First Nations communities. This will be a great way to connect with the members of the community that I work for and it will expand my network in the field by allowing me to interview successful Economic Development Officers, Consultants, Chief and Council members and grassroots Entrepreneurs.
So I am going to give it a go. This is the first ever episode of Ruby Creek Radio. In this episode, I interview Patrick Lucas from the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program about the trail network that we are currently building on the north side of Skawahlook I.R. #1. This isn’t anything fancy. There is no catchy theme music yet and I totally stumble through the interview but here it is. Enjoy!