Dec. 4, 2020

Why I Wanted To Make This Podcast

Why I Wanted To Make This Podcast

This podcast was an idea I've had rolling around in my head since 2017. Navigating my own career during and after college and having seen my friends go down various career paths (some of them into jobs I was never even aware of), I began to wonder how did they actually get there? What were those jobs like?

I wanted to know how they made big decisions and what went into their thought process.

How did they balance following their passion with maintaining their financials?

When did they take bigger leaps and why?

How did prior experiences influence their choices?

What did they learn from those choices after reflection?

I wanted to know how they approached life.

I really enjoy learning about people and hearing their self-narrative and personal insight. This medium gives me the opportunity to ask my friends questions that may not come up naturally when we hang out or catch up over the phone. 

This is meant to be a resource for students, recent graduates and young adults who are curious about how their peers navigate life after school.

There are plenty of podcasts where you can listen to industry titans talk about how they got their start and rose to where they are now, but the world has changed so much that a lot of their paths are nothing like the ones being carved in the digital age.

I wanted a podcast where I could hear from people my age across all walks of life and learn about how they approach their careers and life. I didn't want reflection on a 40-year career anymore. I wanted to hear it from the people who were figuring it out on the fly in real-time.

We'll talk with people in production, news, entertainment, sports, tech, outdoors, health, start-ups, and everything in between. If there's a job, we'll find somebody who does it and hear what they have to say.

It's a resource that I would've found invaluable when I was a student trying to figure out what I wanted to do and how to do it. It's a resource that I'd still love to have now. 

And also, it's fun as hell. Connor and I both like to fluctuate between in-depth conversations while leaving room to go off on ridiculous tangents with our pals (we don't take ourselves too seriously). I think you'll find most of our guests to be pretty thoughtful and entertaining.

But most importantly, I wanted a place where I could have fun while learning from my friends.

So we made it. And I hope you like it.

- Zach