The most animated and engaged conversations I’ve had with people always seem to revolve around traveling. People literally light up when you ask them about life-changing trips or travel memories. Culture, heritage and identity are also big topics that I would find myself discussing with people, so bringing all these conversations together under The Trippin Podcast made perfect sense. Also, I’m a huge fan of podcasts in general as a medium. Their intimate nature and open format really allows for deeper connections, learnings, and more space for things to resonate.
What’s your show’s format and how did you decide on it?
The format of The Trippin Podcast is evolving as we go. The first few conversations were recorded in person sitting across from the guest. Then afterwards I would add the intro, outro and the jingle (produced by the legendary Bay Area producer Ruckazoid). Our third episode was more interesting as we pieced it together with voice note recordings that my Trippin co-founder, Sam, had taken with our guest Derek Ebony on the end of Christopher Street Pier in NYC. This episode included a polished(-ish) intro and outro, a recorded telephone conversation between me and Sam on Anchor, and Sam’s voice notes from Derek. It was a challenge! But it’s one of my favorite episodes. The Trippin style is very collage-y by nature when it comes to our imagery or video content, so I’m excited to develop that aurally on the podcast too.
I’m using a Yeti Bluetooth Mic, and I record into Garageband on my Mac. When recording remotely, I’ve used Anchor for guests that don’t have access to a proper mic. I recently made a make-shift vocal booth in my wardrobe to record some links. It’s all about being resourceful, especially these days.