Every morning when my alarm goes off, I roll out of bed and hit 'play' in my streaming app for Minnesota Public Radio. I listen to Cathy Wurzer take me through the morning news while I do my hair and put on my face, and before I know it I'm sitting in my office with Kerri Miller and Tom Weber on deck for the nine and eleven o'clock hours before I meet my sister for lunch around noon. I've never gotten into a Car2Go that wasn't already stationed to The Current. My life is essentially a manifestation of everything I hear from every form of public radio in the state, so you can imagine my faint heart when a station producer emailed me an invitation to guest-host the pop culture podcast MPR News produces, Pop Till We Drop.
The hosts, 20-somethings Tess Weinberg and Alex Gaterud (aka my new best friends), are all the sass and hilarity you would expect from quick and multitalented millennials-about-town. The whole evening was charmed and effortless, and I already wish I could do the whole thing over again. We talked blog world basics, Instagram strategy, and the Minneapolis fashion scene plus this, that, and the other thing. It went live on the website this afternoon, and I couldn't help but relive the creative process behind it while I listened to the finished product. Sitting in the office swivel chair, expensive headphones crushing my hair, and speaking into a real radio microphone in front of me was the realest of tactile experiences, and a memory that won't leave me for quite some time. Thanks to Chris Roberts, Alex, and Tess for making it all happen.
If you've ever wanted to hear my voice, now's your chance. Leave me a comment if you take a listen! Hopefully it will give you as much of a laugh as it gave me.