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 Cassandre from Be Well Sis
When did you start podcasting?
After thinking long and hard about it, I finally made the leap and started podcasting in February of 2020.
Why did you start podcasting?
My podcast was birthed out of the search for a truly inclusive wellness space. As a medical professional and woman who’s genuinely interested in all aspects of Wellness- I’ve found that Black women were either alienated or were tokenized.
Meanwhile, Black women statistically suffer the worst outcomes in almost all medical conditions. For example, in the United States, Black women are at least 5–7x more likely to die in childbirth than our white counterparts.
I came very close to being in that number a year and a half ago while delivering my youngest son. I suffered an expected placental abruption that nearly took both our lives.
What is the name of your show and what is it about?
After many months of contemplating how I could positively contribute to the Wellness space, I decided on starting the Be Well Sis podcast. I started this podcast in order to create a space for us to get the knowledge and resources necessary to take control of our health and wellness.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I’m not very tech savvy so my podcast setup is super simple. I usually record in my closet because it provides me with the best sound and also helps prevent some of the household noise from being picked up and carried into the show episodes.
To record, I use my MacBook Pro and a Blue Yeti mic.
The majority of the show episodes are interview-based so I either use Zoom or Zencastr.
I was initially using Zoom but I’ve found the sound/connection to be inconsistent so I’ve recently started Zencastr.
To edit, I import the audio files into Garage Band and edit the file to my liking before uploading that to Libsyn for publishing.
How have you promoted your podcast?
Social media has been the primary method I’ve used to promote my podcast. I’m most active on Instagram but I’ve also started networking with various podcasting groups on Facebook as well.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
While this has been a really great experience, I wish I knew how much work podcasting would entail. This is a ton of work- especially when you’re a one woman show!
I fumbled a lot during the first month of podcasting because I didn’t have systems in place. Having guest scheduling systems, a template for my show notes and podcast format, has helped tremendously.
If you are a millennial Black woman and want to empower all aspects of your well being, mental, emotional, and physical, you need to subscribe to this show today!
If you are looking to create a space of service for your community, especially a commuity that is historically alienated or underserved, why not start a podcast? We would love to be the podcast host of your choice!