This is the first episode I’m releasing with WYPR’s new podcast platform Your Public Studios and I couldn’t have asked for a better guest. If you’ve been listening for a while you’ll know I’m a big fan of anime and videogames, and Twitch streamer and cosplayer Nicki Nanami matches my nerd energy. We talk about life for Nicki in both of those worlds, prioritizing mental health over the social media rat race, and what inspires her to continue to build her brand in the face of online trolls.
Episode 101 marks the beginning of a new journey for the podcast. First and foremost, I’m publishing on Wednesdays now 😀 Second, I’m partnering with Baltimore’s NPR station, 88.1 WYPR who will distribute the podcast on their digital platform, “Your Public Studios”. Before my first episode is “officially” launched on the platform, I had the opportunity to talk to WYPR’s President and General Manager, Lafontaine Oliver (thanks Jamyla!). He talks about growing up in southeast DC, climbing the ranks of commercial and public radio, and we also talk about the goal of their podcast platform, and how my and other locally produced podcasts will help achieve that goal.