Updated: Mar 4
Getting out of your comfort zone is like a roller coaster where you feel excitement, exhilaration, fear, and suspense. This is how I felt when I got the opportunity to be on a podcast and talk for an entire hour for Phryme!
#OutspokenLive started in 2017 to entertain students who are living abroad. Each season has a different host and this time I and Tanisha Scharbaay got the opportunity to be the hosts. At first, it seemed easy and I thought that it would not be a problem, well we thought wrong!
Here are 5 problems you may encounter as a host for a podcast:
Different time zones. If there are two hosts for a podcast, one of them might be in another country, which means one of you needs to stay up late. For me, it was not a problem since we made a rule that on every episode we must drink wine: evening + wine = perfect combo!
Coming up with topics. At first, coming up with topics was easier since it was only five episodes, but when season 6 got renewed with five more our brain decided to fry.
Scheduling guests. In our situation, for each topic, there was a possibility to invite a guest which makes the episode more fun. However, it can become a problem when their schedule does not fit with the hosts. Therefore, you need to adjust to your schedule, which is reasonable I guess. We need them #laughingemoji
Internet. During our 10 episodes of fame, our internet was not strong. If it was not Setar in Aruba who was causing trouble, it was Ziggo. There was even a time when we nearly needed to start over when we were almost done.
If you are a shy person it may be difficult for you to be a host. Your guests may overshadow you. However, in my experience, this did not happen since Tanisha pushed me to talk and be more interactive during the episodes.
''It was a nice ride and fun experience! Phryme pushed me out of my comfort zone again!" - Kenny
"My experience as a hostess was super fun and different! We met new people, talked about different topics and had wonderful producers."- Tanisha
At the end of the day, this experience was fun and enjoyable. There was wine, tea, juicy and inspiring topics.
During every episode we gain a new perspective due to our guests. The first 6 episodes were topics I and Tanisha related to and had an opinion about it such as dealing with change, new traditions, and the gossiping culture of Aruba. In the last 4 episodes, it was important to bring topics that our listeners may find interesting which is why we decided to talk about traveling, astrology, and the vegan lifestyle.
I am closing this blog with a big thank you to my co-host, guests, and Phryme.
P.S, If you want to be a host or guest on the next season DM Phryme on Instagram.