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I use podcasting as a way to learn technical skills and explore new methods for telling stories with sound.
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How I discovered my love for sound
When someone asks if I like music, I never really know how to answer. I’m neutral towards music; what I like (perhaps almost love) is sound.
The strange thing was that I didn’t know this love existed. All I knew was that when I heard a well-read audiobook or a gracefully-delivered prayer, something inside me felt alive.
Even as a writer, when I arranged words onto a blank page, they never seemed right until they sounded right when read aloud.
In 2014 at a 10-week writing program, I decided to explore a new medium. Instead of sticking to my usual articles and short stories, I wrote a radio show script.
I had a vision of what I wanted it to be but I didn’t have the technical skills. So I put it on hold. And then in 2015, I decided to start a podcast. About sex.
The Sex Beat launched on Feb 14, 2016 and by doing it, I learned how to produce, script and edit a podcast. I started recording sound effects to use in future episodes or other podcasts.
I began listening to more podcasts – to learn techniques and methods – and more than just learning, I fell in love.