This series is all about libsyn’s podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Adrina from Audio Sessions
When did you start podcasting?
I started podcasting in 2017. It was my first show about wellness and self-care for minority women. The show gained traction but I felt it wasn’t my complete voice.
After shutting it down, I did some self-reflection about what felt natural to me, my personal lifestyle, and how I inspired and motivated others. I came back in January 2020 with Audio Sessions feeling completely comfortable in this voice.
Why did you start podcasting?
I wanted to inspire people to take control of their lives immediately, promoting great quality and minimal living. In every aspect, we tend to operate under our potential due to various circumstances, and we begin to feel stuck.
I got tired of reading articles and hearing people talk about an issue, but there’s no real promotion to act right now. My goal in each episode is to be inviting, non-judgmental, and motivating!
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
My show is Audio Sessions Podcast. It’s a lifestyle podcast dropping gems on navigating life as a minimalist by providing info on how to simplify life as much as possible while improving your overall well-being.
I discuss wellness/mindfulness, personal growth, relationships, finances/business, travel & culture! In each episode, you’ll get the lesson, take-home message, and how you can start transforming your life today!
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I just upgraded some equipment. I use Audacity and Audition for editing and record on a Neewer NW–700. I’ve limited interviews in Season 3 but normally use Zoom, or have the guest record their answers and edit it in the podcast for better sound quality.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I will tell anyone about my podcast…anyone. I also post on social media: (Instagram), and my Facebook groups and Page. The biggest platform that raised the listenership on my podcast has been Pinterest. Luckily, listeners have been promoting the show as well, and we all know word of mouth is the best promotion!
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I’m thinking back to 2017 on my first podcast. Two things: 1) Add a video component. Video is becoming king, and I’m adding it this season. 2) Learn at least an intermediate level of podcast production. If I had done this, I believe things would have been less chaotic and ran smoothly. Even today, I put a lot of time in production.
If you are feeling stuck in your life and are looking to take action and take care of yourself in a way that feels supportive and caring, while keeping things real, you need to subscribe to this show! Do it today!
Audio Sessions is only part of Adrina’s brand. She also has a neo luxury casual & athleisure apparel and lifestyle media brand. It emphasizes versatility, sustainability and high quality products. Go here to shop! And subscribe to Adrina’s YouTube channel while you’re at it.
If you’re feeling unsettled about information, or a narratives that don’t focus on solutions to problems, why not start your own podcast to address that? We’d love to have you host your podcast with us!
If you’d like a bit more handholding to get started podcasting, we have this awesome how to start a podcast blog series!