From Lucie, with Love

Hi Pod Pals!

I hope everyone is having a glorious summer and listening to lots of pods (some GREAT ones have come out this summer)! I’m writing in today to share some news with you all—I have decided to leave the podcast and will not be joining Lainey and Alex for subsequent seasons of Do You Even Podcast?.

We felt it was best for me to give y’all the news directly, and in true DYEP fashion, I want to be transparent about this transition. This decision was not made lightly, and I spent months agonizing over the decision before approaching my fellow co-hosts about it. My life changed quite a bit after we wrapped season 1 in early summer 2018. I moved from New York City to Atlanta and started graduate school at Georgia Tech. As much as this new adventure has been tremendous for my personal growth and my professional prospects, it also made recording season 2 of DYEP a lot more complicated. Balancing the podcast with school and a variety of other personal challenges (read: long-distance relationship! resurgent insomnia! being broke and in student debt up to my eyeballs!) became increasingly difficult over the course of season 2. Recognizing that my second year in graduate school will require even more of my time and consume even more of my headspace, it didn’t seem fair to continue being only partly committed to the podcast. My podcasting partners deserve more than that, and you all deserve more than that.

And so with that, I am leaving DYEP in the very capable hands of Lainey and Alex, and I will be cheering for them from the sidelines as they continue to move the podcast forward and nurture this project we started in the fall of 2017.

Do You Even Podcast? has been a hugely fulfilling part of my life. I’d never embarked on a collaborative passion project before and had zero experience producing audio content, and yet, with two partners equally as enthusiastic about podcasts, we were determined to make it happen and make it great. DYEP challenged me in ways other projects hadn’t, pushing me to reignite my creativity, be thoughtful in my word, and reflective of my judgement.

To Lainey and Alex—thanks for being the best co-hosts a podcast nerd could ever ask for. I am so excited to see where you take Do You Even Podcast?. I know it’s headed toward a bigger and brighter future with you two at the helm!

This podcasting experience with Lainey and Alex has given me so much more than can be sufficiently explained in a blog post. Just know that I’m grateful to have been a part of this project for two seasons, and I’ll continue to fan-girl over podcasts forever. What can I say? It’s kinda meta.



But, Do You Even Blog?

We’re always looking for another way to gush about podcasts, so we figured why not use our off season to launch the DYEP Blog?

We’re thrilled to use this platform to share our love for podcasts, as well as the way this audio format fits into our daily lives. The other day, the two of us sat down and brainstormed ways to cover the podcast industry via blogging, and it was easy to compile a list of serious, silly, and special topics that we hope our listeners will enjoy reading about.

We hope the DYEP blog will further connect people with their perfect shows and the wider podcast community, as well as offer a peek at our lives as podcasters—we hope you love it!

We’ll leave you with our current pod-sessions for July:

Screen Shot 2019-07-15 at 8.06.20 PM All Songs Considered, “Interview: Goldlink Talks About His New Album And The Decentralized Future of Music” 

I’m a Goldlink fan and his latest album is PERFECT for summer. It was interesting to hear him talk about the many pieces of the African Diaspora that went into this album—as well as his broader understanding of the term “diaspora.”

Good One, “Anthony Jeselnik’s Three Flights”Screen Shot 2019-07-15 at 8.08.33 PM

You know I’m always down for a good joke and this heat has me needing a laugh! This podcast is great for hearing how your favorite comedians come up with the jokes that make you smile. Anthony is terrifyingly funny and this conversation only made me love him more. And also look within myself for liking someone so sinister. 😝

—Alex & Lainey