Back in January, I alluded to a new project that I had in the works. After months of working on it, I’m ecstatic to finally share that news with you all.
I’ve started a podcast!
That’s right, Big Little Literature officially has a podcast, The Biblio Files, where I provide “real lit feels for real lit lovers.” Cheesy, I know, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Just like I wanted to start a blog long before Big Little Literature ever came to fruition, I’ve also wanted to start a podcast for quite some time. It’s another way to talk about books, and it gives me the opportunity to do just that with family and friends. It was a no-brainer for me, especially after I helped start a podcast at work two years ago with my dear friend Dana (who has also blogged for BLL and who is the first guest of The Biblio Files). I just needed some time before the concept actually came together.
The Biblio Files is the product of months and months of dreaming and procrastinating. Each episode, I’ll welcome a guest to the show, and we’ll discuss a book we’ve read together, our favorite authors, our thoughts and feelings about the literary world, and really anything related to books.
Deciding that the above would be the podcast’s focus was the easy part. After that, I bought a mic, worked with my amazing UX designers at work to create a logo, stood awkwardly in front of a camera as my friend Mandy Demuth took some stellar shots (seriously, she worked some magic), and called up Dana in January to discuss a book we both recently read.
Behold the Dreamers was a natural first pick considering who recommended it to me and because it takes place alongside the bizarre yet interesting world of finance — my world from 9 to 5. In the first episode, Dana and I talk about all of the topics Imbolo Mbue covers in this novel: immigration, relationships, family, finance of course, and many more. We also discuss what we wish Mbue had done differently, and if you listen carefully, you’ll notice I’m not the most woke person you’ve ever met. I promise I’m working on it.
I’ll admit episode one is not perfect. I definitely got some characters’ names wrong, and wow did I need some editing (not Dana, though, who was excellent). I’m very proud of this new project nonetheless and can’t wait to record more episodes. Check out the links in any of the below apps:
- Anchor where I did most of the editing and all of the distribution;
- Google Podcasts;
- Pocket Casts;
- RadioPublic; and
Let me know your thoughts, and please don’t be shy about being a guest. I want to talk to everyone.
*Note: I have to emphasize that this took many many many people, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of them.*