My Interesting Friend and Her Podcast!

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I have been obsessed with Psychology for a while now, it is very interesting to me the way people think and interact and why. That’s where my whole “trying to know everything in the world” started. I saw a book called “Subliminal” by Leonard Mlodinow and that was the beginning of my adventure to know all things. Now my book shelf is filled with the writings of; Jonathan Haidt, Sebastian Junger, Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Simon Baron-Cohen to name a few. It is an impossible task, to know all things, I am aware, but I am enjoying it.

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I used to live in Houston, Texas when I was younger, and I have a lot of friends from there I keep up with. One of them is Kelly Stewart. Kelly and I went to school together, and after I moved, as it often happens, we didn’t speak as much. A while back, I can’t remember when, I was scrolling through LinkedIn and saw where she posted a podcast about Industrial and Organizational Psychology. So, I immediately subscribed and listened. The I-O Podcast is interesting and informative, and I would recommend it to anyone who is employed and wants to better understand human behavior in the workplace. It features guests such as; Eleni Lobene, Ph.D., S. Morton McPhail, Ph.D., and Talya N. Bauer, Ph.D. Click here to find out about I-O Psychology.

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My friend Kelly Stewart is the Host of “The I-O Podcast” within the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She has worked as a project manager and assisted organizations like The New Orleans Police Department, LA Tech University, and Medical Clinics in the Louisiana area to develop cost effective solutions for recruitment and retention by analyzing data and research. She went to Texas State University for undergrad and is a I-O Psychology graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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We have recently been talking and in the future, we may team up on some things, maybe I’ll be on her podcast, maybe she will write a blog on Generally Specific. Who knows. Either way you should certainly subscribe to her podcast BELOW to be enlightened on topics of interest within or related to the realm of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. As always subscribe to Generally Specific for updates on blogs and have a wonderful day!

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Podcasting?

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I’m considering starting a podcast! I have no experience with podcasts other than listening to them constantly. This is just a hobby thing, i do not look to monetize the podcast, obviously, my following wouldn’t support it. There is something intriguing about talking to people in a setting where they know their recorded, yet want to express themselves in a way that brings them interest. Of the many podcasts i listen to i would have to say that my favorite is Joe Rogans podcast. He is interesting enough to spark interest and has a wide array of guests on that never disappoint. I sometimes listen to podcasts of his with people on them that i don’t particularly care for just to see if they redeem themselves because i know that even if they don’t, i will still be entertained by Joe himself. Aside from the 10 minutes of ads he does i have no complaints. I realize that to make money doing them you must do ads, and they work, I have purchased a few things from Onnit, a fitness company, and i’m pleased with their products thus far.

 

I am not famous, and have less than 5,000 followers across all of my social media platforms so i doubt any podcast i did would produce income or be heard by many, but its an enticing thought. I think the idea of speaking with the potential of at least one person listening is appealing to most people, especially since you aren’t doing it in front of them live. It feeds an ego that i think most people have. Not in a negative light, like most people associate ego with, but just simply being heard, or expressing your thoughts and ideas. Regardless of how introverted or shy a person is, i think most people genuinely want to be listened to. I personally have been known to thrive as the center of attention and i have no problem with it, i actually enjoy it.

 

I don’t know the logistics of it, and certainly have no idea where to start, but i think i may give it a shot. As far as guests, obviously i don’t have a giant fancy list of interesting guests that are well known everywhere but i will start with family and friends. Topics will be arbitrary and relevant for the most part, and length will be dependent on availability and time. if this is something that just ends up fading away i wont be surprised. Just keeping up with this blog and putting out content and condensing my book to put out is time consuming enough, but hopefully i can succeed with both and gain a bigger following. That’s the goal to this right? Gain a huge following and blow up? become relevant? Its part of it for sure, but my main goal is to just enjoy it and entertain/inform whomever i can.

 

If you read this and have any ideas, tips, or opinions let me know! my inbox is always open!

 

-Zac