Yes, you read that correct, I've decided to start a podcast!
It's been a long time coming, lots of technical difficulties but I'm finally ready to launch.
If you follow Mis/educate on Instagram, you'll have known that Mis/educate is branching out into the audio world and becoming a podcast.
A little bit of backstory, I've been wanting to start a podcast before I really knew what podcasts were. I've known for a while that I wanted to do something more with Mis/educate and after discovering podcasts in early 2020, I dreamed about starting my own.
But still, wanting and doing are two completely different concepts. I didn't know how to start a podcast. What equipment would I need? How do I edit audio? What software do I need? What would I talk about? What if people make fun of me? What if I say something wrong? The more I thought about it, the more daunting, terrifying and expensive it became.
It was an idea that I would store in the back of mind and allow to collect dust. It was a sentimental dream, it was childish, it wouldn't become anything.
Then the pandemic hit.
The pandemic arrived and shut the world down and I was left alone with my thoughts. From late 2019 into lockdown in 2020, I learnt I needed to stop standing in my own way. The excuses I used not to start a podcast or to delay until I had xyz were just excuses. I had to reframe my thinking.
So yes, I don't have the best equipment. My editing isn't great. There are/will be software issues. I won't always have the best or most interesting topics to speak about. People may make fun of me. And, of course, I'm going to say the wrong thing.
But isn't that the point of Mis/educate?
Isn't that just life?
So starting today, with full episodes streaming every month on the 18th, I present to you the Mis/educate podcast.
The podcast is here to expand upon prior and future blog posts and is centred around having open and honest conversations about the aspects of life we have been misinformed on, whether that be relationships, religion, culture, you name it, I’m here to talk about it.
Each episode, I will be talking about a different topic and inviting guests to talk about their own experiences of miseducation and what they are doing to re-educate themselves. This podcast aims to make you laugh, think and inspire conversations for change. None of us have it right, we are all miseducated.
You can listen to the Mis/educate podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Radio Public.