Podcast host Shivani Pau teaches us the art and skill of podcasting

Podcast host Shivani Pau uses her “A Millennial Mind” podcast to break down stereotypes and taboos and lead insightful conversations.

In the digital age, content takes many forms. There are memes, reels, videos, stories and so on. And late podcasts invade the virtual world. Podcasts are audio content streamed to music or podcast apps and they have many benefits. You don’t have to stare at a screen and strain your eyes. While commuting, walking, or doing chores, you can plug in your headphones and listen to any podcast; it saves time, a good we greatly appreciate in today’s fast-paced and hectic life. They aren’t expensive either. There are many free podcasts that can make you wiser without charging a fee. Many influencers have now started exploring the world of podcasts. They use podcasts to teach, educate and as a medium, bringing together a diverse audience and creating space for needed conversations.

On World Podcast Day, to learn more about the world of podcasts, we reached out to the podcast host Shivani Pau. Shivani started her podcast “A millennial spirit” to create a platform where she could break stereotypes and taboos. Each episode of his podcast covers topics such as mental health, personal development and some controversial conversations! Shivani aims to lead insightful conversations that inspire and motivate different generations.

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Here’s what she had to say!

What is your opinion on which podcasts are becoming popular in the virtual world?

“Podcasts are great because you can listen to/watch them from anywhere. I think they’ve become part of people’s routines! Many still record virtually, allowing them to reach guests around the world .

What has been your experience as a podcast creator? What prompted you to create yours?

“To be honest, I had no idea how much there was to do! When I started, I thought I wouldn’t be able to do podcasting full time. Everybody said there was no money in it; it should just be a hobby. However, listening to other podcasts has inspired me greatly. I knew I could make a change with some of the conversations I was already having. So, I wanted to bring those conversations to a wider audience by creating my podcast.

How are podcasts different from other types of content?

“Since podcasts can have long content, you can go deep. You get to know the host and guests deeply, which helps you relate more to them. What you see on other social media platforms is pretty superficial. On a podcast, however, you see a completely different side of the host; you can see a side that they’ve never shared before.

What are the best and worst things about podcasts from a creator’s perspective?

“The best thing is the impact you have as a host. Receiving messages from people about how much you have helped them is the best feeling. The worst thing could be dealing with the huge amount of content generated from “one episode. Uploading it to LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and YouTube Shorts can be a lot, especially if you’re a newbie working alone!”

Is it difficult to create and manage a podcast?

“I think it depends on how much content you want to put. Initially, I released an audio podcast and an Instagram post every week. I’ve increased the content over time, but managing it is the hardest part. I invite guests, research the topic, edit the podcast, then create long/short content. So sometimes it may seem like a lot, but I like it anyway!

What would you recommend to those who wish to establish their own podcasts?

“Batch the episodes! I made this mistake earlier. I wish I had at least ten episodes in my pocket when I started. This ensures that if your guest cancels, you’re not stuck. You don’t have to research, record, edit and produce all the content in just one week!

Are you ready to create your own podcast now?

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