🎧 Podcast launches and looking for writers 💻
Happy New Year Friends!
A lot has happened in the past few months since I emailed you. I know you’re a busy person, so I’ll cut to the chase.
The Dungeons ‘n’ Durags Podcast Launches
My new podcast for the Ebony Podcast Network launches. It’s called Dungeons ‘n’ Durags, and it’s a fun, funny, and very personal journey for me as I reconnect with the Black community in a way I haven’t since childhood. I think you will enjoy listening to it. It’s unlike anything in this genre (i.e. a podcast covering the intersection of the Black community and race, religion, pop culture, and politics.) It’s in the vein of shows like Radiolab, This American Life, Reply All, and 99% Invisible. Since launching in November, we now have SIX episodes out (including a couple of bonus episodes). Click here for the main podcast page. You can subscribe to the show wherever you get your favorite podcasts. (FYI: if you only have time to listen to one, I recommend episode 3, “Squids, Crabs, & Barrels! Oh my!” It’s a doozy! 😁
I’m looking for professional writers
As some of you may know, I own and run the content marketing agency, Blade Ronner Media. That’s just a fancy term for a company that helps other companies create blogs, podcasts, and videos. I have a LOT of writing work for a few of my clients and I’m on the lookout for freelance writers. In particular, I need writers who have experience writing about social media marketing (e.g. Instagram, TikTok, etc.) If this is something you’re interested in, take a few minutes to fill out this form.
Tech Tips and Recommendations of the Week
I always want to leave you with some tips, tricks, or recommendations.
Tech Tip: replace your Chrome browser with Brave. I had been an avid user of the Google Chrome browser for over a decade. But it got to a point where it’s such a memory hog, I couldn’t launch it without my computer at some point revving up. Then a client recommended Brave. And wow! It’s like night and day. It’s about 30 to 40% faster than Chrome, and it does not bog down my computer. Mainly because it automatically blocks all those pesky and intrusive ads and cookies that websites throw at you. So that means it’s incredibly more private. And since it’s based on the Chromium foundation (the same that Chrome is), it pretty much works like Chrome. I can’t recommend it enough. Get it here (no, I do not get paid for this. It’s a free browser.)
TV Recommendation: Even though the series finale was back in 2020, I only discovered The Good Place last year. And this is probably one of my favorite shows of ALL TIME. It’s hilarious, well-acted, and relatively family-friendly. But more importantly, it dives into deep and philosophical themes of good, evil, and morality. All in a satirical way that makes it relatable. It’s somewhat of a “mystery box” show. So as you learn about the twists and turns, it rewards a second viewing as you’re able to see the events play out with new eyes. If you’ve never watched it, put it at the top of your watch list! There are a total of four seasons, each with 12 or 13 episodes (only about 20 to 22 minutes). It’s an easy watch and well worth your investment of time.
That’s it for now. Thanks for taking the time if you made it to the end.
Stay safe out there!