►Tell us about you and your podcast
My name is Meissa Sarr, I live in Ottawa (Canada) and I'm from Dakar (Senegal). I launched the My Village 3xperience to simply share life lessons, and it's basically open to anyone who wants to share something, not just celebrities as most shows do. The idea is to get back to the ancient village where everyone comes together to exchange and find solutions about social issues.
►Why & how did you start this podcast?
It's an easy way to express yourself, helping the listeners focus on your ideas rather than your face or other characteristics, and do something else as well, mainly driving or cooking, or simply relaxing after a long day at work.
►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?
Never try to rely on your podcasting, if you already have a job, great! If not find one first, as you probably have bills to pay or other projects, even if it's just this one, to fund. So: find a job or keep your job, and do this until it can pay off.
►What do you gain from podcasting?
Podcasting is for me a way to satisfy my curiosity in the Human Experience, as I want to keep improving in any way I can, and so it allows me to share it to the world as well. The other thing is that it allows me to express myself freely without losing a beat, which happens when I write a blog or any long-form text for that matter.
►How does your podcasting process look like?
If you're just starting don't go overboard. You simply need a portable recorder and a lavaliere mic is you do interviews. I personally use Tascam, and Zoom H4N is great too. I use audacity for editing as simple as that. To find guests you need to look for people who convey your podcast goal in a way, and Google is a good starting point. In the beginning, I'm only focusing on people I can interview in person, so go local first: better quality, better chemistry, and it transpires on your final product.
►How do you market your show?
ITunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Youtube, Podbean and other podcast platforms.
►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?
Keep striving, publish anywhere you can and do your research, and above all always tune your ideas.
►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?
Updated: 6 months ago