I started a podcast that comes out later this month. I’ve learned so much from my guests, I’ve gotten better at sending a cold email, and I’ve had a blast planning it all with one of my Praxis advisors, Amanda. Yet the biggest benefit so far has been one I didn’t plan for or expect.
When you start a podcast, the world becomes ten times more fascinating.
I decided to practice interviewing people, my sister first. When she spoke, I had to truly listen, find what interested me, and ask more about it. At first, this was hard. When my sister said something, my first instinct was to agree or move on to what I wanted to say. I had to stop and ask myself, what is interesting about what she said? What do I want to know more about? Why? I quickly found that the more curious I was about her, the more questions I would naturally ask. I had to get curious about her. I had to look for what was interesting.
I quickly found that the more curious I was about her, the more questions I would naturally ask. I began to start looking for what was interesting.
When you look for what’s interesting, you find that everything is.
I started interviewing everyone I could find. As I got more curious about other people, I uncovered more and more compelling things about them. By pushing myself to constantly ask questions, I found answers I would’ve never otherwise discovered.
Starting a podcast feels like becoming a detective. You get into the habit of holding a magnifying glass up to everyone you talk to. When you’re a detective, everything becomes a clue, and every person is a mystery you can find out about. You just have to get curious enough to look closer, examine, ask. Start a podcast and see for yourself.