S5: E2 Top O’ the Month to Ya!

We’re excited to roll into March with all the podcast content you need!

We start out with some news and recent listens, then transition to Lainey’s twisty BYOP (that’s “Bring-Your-Own-Podcast” if you’re new around these parts). And, this month we split our content into TWO episodes. In S5: E2.5, we welcome podcaster Kacie Willis to talk about her show You Heard Me Write. So, give a listen and let us know what you think!

Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon Do You Even Podcast?

We're back for the second part of our April episode. We celebrate National Poetry Month by interviewing Myka Kielbon, the producer of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown. Find out more on Twitter and Instagram (@doyouevenpod), as well as on Facebook. Find show notes and links to the pods we covered at doyouevenpod.com. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/support
  1. Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon
  2. S5: E3 Trees Need Love Too, Ya Know!
  3. Interview with You Heard Me Write's Kacie Willis
  4. S5: E2 Top O' the Month to Ya!
  5. S5: E1 Is It A Rivalry If I Don't Know Who You Are?

In the (Podcast) News

What We’re Listening To

BYOP (Bring Your Own Podcast)

This month, Lainey’s BYOP was Sweet Bobby!

Kirat is a successful radio presenter. On Facebook she meets Bobby, a handsome cardiologist. He’s a catch. Soon, they get tangled up in a love affair full of lies and manipulation. Then… Kirat discovers a deception of almost unimaginable proportions.

From the makers of Finding Q, this is Sweet Bobby. A live investigation, in six parts, in search of one of the world’s most sophisticated catfishers.

Here’s an interesting interview with the host from Sweet Bobby: “Alexi Mostrous tells the story behind his hit podcast Sweet Bobby, plus February’s best new podcasts.”


And that rounds out our first new episode of the year. Don’t be shy—let us know what you’re listening to by DMing, emailing, or Tweeting us!

—Alex & Lainey

Podcast News Round-Up: March 2022

Want a quick glimpse into what’s going on in the world of podcasting? Below, you’ll find a round-up of news articles about all things podcasts for the month. Happy listening!

That’s it for the March 2022 news round-up. For more podcasting news, listen to our latest podcast episode:

Happy Black History Month!

Hey pod pals! February is in full swing, and I’m excited to uplift some great podcasts that are either hosted or led by Black creators. I am constantly gabbing about the same shows that I keep in my rotation (sorry, not sorry), so this month I decided to shout out three shows that I love and highlight three shows that I’m going to try for the first time! If we’re mutual listeners to any of the below, give a shout! And if they’re all new to you, I hope you add a few new shows to your queue.

Alex’s Oldies, But Goodies

Floodlines

I cannot talk about this podcast enough! This highly produced, insightful audio documentary about the legacy of Hurricane Katrina will make you think about natural disasters, class, government, news media, and humanity in very different ways. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II, it’s an eight-part series that will stick with you for a long time.

Scam Goddess

If you’re a listener of DYEP, you probably know what I’m going to say about this show…it’s the only true crime that I can handle! It’s all about scammers with host Laci Mosley inviting different comedians to the show for extra laughs. Definitely a fascinating and fun listen.

Therapy for Black Girls

Over the past couple years, I’ve leaned on wellness podcasts much, much more. This show always brings interesting conversations about mental health, emotional development, and more. Plus, the host Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is based in Atlanta, Georgia (my hometown!), so it’s definitely a winner in my book. Highly recommend for those who are seeking shows offering therapy resources and support.


Alex’s New Listens

Black History Year

Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide.

This show seems to feature strong interviews and a variety of topics related to Black culture past and present. Excited to listen!

Black in the Garden

Hosted by millennial black plant enthusiast and self proclaimed Plantrepreneur, Colah B Tawkin, “conversations WILL be had” on a range of topics that directly influence and impact black plant keepers as we blackily impact and influence the world.

I’ve temporarily adopted one of my friend’s beautiful monstera plants, so it’s truly in my best interest to step up my plant game. Hopefully this show will have some tips or simply provide plant mom support.

Truth Be Told

Through wisdom from some of the greatest thinkers of our time, host Tonya Mosley explores what it means to grow and thrive as a Black person in America, while discovering new ways of being that serve as a portal to more love, more healing, and more joy.

This show is returning for a brand new season on February 17th—looking forward to giving this wisdom-driven podcast a shot this month.


And, don’t miss S5: E1 “Is It A Rivalry If I Don’t Know Who You Are?”, which has even more BHM recommendations during Calendar Corner.

Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon Do You Even Podcast?

We're back for the second part of our April episode. We celebrate National Poetry Month by interviewing Myka Kielbon, the producer of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown. Find out more on Twitter and Instagram (@doyouevenpod), as well as on Facebook. Find show notes and links to the pods we covered at doyouevenpod.com. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/support
  1. Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon
  2. S5: E3 Trees Need Love Too, Ya Know!
  3. Interview with You Heard Me Write's Kacie Willis
  4. S5: E2 Top O' the Month to Ya!
  5. S5: E1 Is It A Rivalry If I Don't Know Who You Are?

As always, we love to hear what you think! Slide into our DMs, shoot us an email, or tag us with your thoughts. Happy listening!

—Alex

Podcast News Round-Up: February 2022

Want a quick glimpse into what’s going on in the world of podcasting? Below, you’ll find a round-up of news articles about all things podcasts for the month. Happy listening!

  • Podcasts are resonating with diverse audiences” by Nielsen
    • We talked about podcast statistics from Nielsen on the last episode. An interesting part of this data is the listenership of diverse communities. They say: “As people look for content to accurately articulate and illustrate their lived experience, there are a burgeoning number of options, especially when you consider audio platforms.”
  • TikTok Influencers Set Their Sights On Podcasting World.” by Inside Radio
    • TikTok stars are moving to podcasts. We’ve covered several of these shows, including GhostHoney’s Dream Machine. There are many, many more. Hmmm…maybe we see a future blog post about TikTok-ers in our future. 🔮
  • Podcasting Hall of Fame inductees to be named today” by Podnews
    • See the list of 2022 inductees to the Podcasting Hall of Fame, including Marc Maron, here.
  • Top Ten Podcast Advertisers Doubled Spending In 2021; BetterHelp Was Top Spender.” by Inside Radio
    • “The top ten podcast advertisers spent a combined $279 million last year, more than double the $145 million Magellan AI says the biggest buyers spent on podcast ads during 2020.” Advertising spends are increasing, but interestingly the ad lengths are decreasing. “But Goforth said one of most interesting trends last year was the continued growth of 30-second ads. Traditionally the 60-second ad was the most coveted, but Goforth thinks it reflects more brand awareness ads coming into podcasting.” And NBC is a new advertiser spending the second largest amount of money on podcast advertising. Wonder if that has to do with the launch of Peacock streaming?
  • Spotify’s Joe Rogan Controversy Isn’t Over Yet” by Time
    • Still not sure about all the Joe Rogan beef? We covered the majority of this issue on our last podcast, but if you want updates, check out this article. You won’t be surprised to know that money is the driving factor for Spotify’s delay in decision making.

That’s it for this month’s news round-up. For more podcasting news, listen to our latest podcast episode:

Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon Do You Even Podcast?

We're back for the second part of our April episode. We celebrate National Poetry Month by interviewing Myka Kielbon, the producer of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown. Find out more on Twitter and Instagram (@doyouevenpod), as well as on Facebook. Find show notes and links to the pods we covered at doyouevenpod.com. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/support
  1. Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon
  2. S5: E3 Trees Need Love Too, Ya Know!
  3. Interview with You Heard Me Write's Kacie Willis
  4. S5: E2 Top O' the Month to Ya!
  5. S5: E1 Is It A Rivalry If I Don't Know Who You Are?

S5: E1 Is It A Rivalry If I Don’t Know Who You Are?

New year, new us!

It’s 2022, and DYEP is back and better than ever. In addition to welcoming in the new year, we’re eager to celebrate Black History Month and have a solid list of shows for every genre.

This month, we’re hitting the ground running with an episode that’s packed full of pod news, new listens, a fascinating BYOP (that’s “Bring-Your-Own-Podcast” if you’re new around these parts), and our seasonal Calendar Corner. So, give a listen and let us know what you think!

Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon Do You Even Podcast?

We're back for the second part of our April episode. We celebrate National Poetry Month by interviewing Myka Kielbon, the producer of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown. Find out more on Twitter and Instagram (@doyouevenpod), as well as on Facebook. Find show notes and links to the pods we covered at doyouevenpod.com. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/support
  1. Interview with The Slowdown's Myka Kielbon
  2. S5: E3 Trees Need Love Too, Ya Know!
  3. Interview with You Heard Me Write's Kacie Willis
  4. S5: E2 Top O' the Month to Ya!
  5. S5: E1 Is It A Rivalry If I Don't Know Who You Are?

In the (Podcast) News

https://anchor.fm/do-you-even-podcast/embed/episodes/S5-E1-Is-It-A-Rivalry-If-I-Dont-Know-Who-You-Are-e1e2sg1

What We’re Listening To

BYOP (Bring Your Own Podcast)

This month, Alex’s BYOP was The Jude 3 Project!

A religious podcast that seeks to help the Christian community know what they believe and why they believe it, with a focus on supporting those of African descent in the US and abroad.

Calendar Corner


And that rounds out our first new episode of the year. Don’t be shy—let us know what you’re listening to by DMing, emailing, or Tweeting us!

—Alex & Lainey