I know I've been quiet on here but I've been working on several projects. Including one I've launched today! It's a podcast! Because that's what we all need, another podcast! :D
Starting a podcast was a goal of mine for 2018. I wasn't sure what I wanted it to be about, but I knew I had to put something out there that's uniquely Dietcoke4breakfast! Three weeks ago, I attended a workshop at the Toronto Public Library, hosted by Katie and Vicky from Vocal Fry Studios. I got some great tips on what to do and what to avoid and tips on recording.
Over the past few weeks, I came up with a name, sat on the email, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts I wanted for the pod and worked out my structure. I learned the audio editing software and read up about getting it out there on Apple Podcasts, etc. I even designed my own logo! Finally, when I was ready to record, I booked studio time at the Toronto Reference Library and... I got recording!
Pop& Down is where I've combined my two passions - pop culture and mental health. I want to show the value that pop culture can bring to those of us living with mental illness, addiction and/or trauma.
In episode one, I chat with myself! I talk about the structure of the podcast, what I hope to accomplish, and I talk about where I've seen myself in pop culture - the film, Young Adult and - you know it! - Britney Jean Spears.