This week’s show is with Elsie Escobar, a pioneer in the podcasting space with over ten years of experience as a podcaster. She was recently inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. Elsie has taken her knowledge in the podcasting space and uses her voice to help others gain their own voice in podcasting.
She knows the heart and soul of podcasters and podcasting beyond Apple Podcasts and public media. It is with this primary point of view of the average podcast listener (via thousands of hours of podcast listening) and independent podcast production that she brings a unique perspective to the podcasting industry.
Her passion within the industry is podcasting’s rapidly-changing environment, impact, access, community building, and advocacy.
She welcomes the opportunity to elevate existing conversations around podcast consumption and initiate ways to reach new listeners above focusing on metrics, advertising and monetization into social change and using podcasting as a tool for personal growth and transformation.
She also happens to be our very own podcasting mentor – and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share her wisdom with you.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- I love the way Elsie’s childhood struggles led her into this path of understanding the power of her voice. We all have our own version of that – what’s yours?
- Transformation rarely comes without pushing ourselves, however compassionately, through our edges. We can either settle within our comfort zone or choose into that edge from a sovereign place.
- I loved Elsie’s invitation into the enquiry: When do your gifts become your liability and not your asset?
- Listening back to a recording of yourself will teach you so much about yourself – and not just how your voice sounds! You’ll hear who you really are, as well as how you hold yourself back, when you close and how you could open and soften, and the ways you can give even more yourself to the world. When you enter into this practice… be compassionate to yourself. This is deep work and can be painful. Treat yourself with all the love in the world – you’re doing great to even be in this practice!
Resources and stuff that we spoke about
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Lian & Jonathan