I've been enamored with radio since I was a young child. I distinctly remember singing commercial jingles in the backseat of my mom's 1987 Chrysler New Yorker (before it caught fire and burned our garage down). Listening to the boombox in my room for the "Saturday Night All-Request Show" on Indiana 105 when I was still in elementary school. Winning 24 packs of Pepsi from the same radio station every 30 days because I was just that dedicated a listener.
Eventually, I worked for that radio station for the better part of 7 years. Living my dream. Alas, it wasn't meant to be my career, but the broadcasting bug never quite let go.
I've been a podcast aficionado for years. I even made another attempt at the podcasting thing a few years back. It just wasn't the time. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred loads of folks to explore what else they could be doing - to find a passion project. I am not unique in that way. Enter Tradecraft.
I've always been fascinated with how things work - the processes by which things function. In equal measure, people fascinate and delight me. In scouring the podcast landscape, though, I couldn't find any shows that talked about the nuts and bolts of how people that are successful in their field become successful. Strategies, tools of the trade, industry secrets. That's the hole in the market that Tradecraft will seek to fill.
Over the next few weeks, we will be recording our first batch of episodes, and come March 1st, we will launch. I look forward to talking to incredibly successful people and sharing those conversations with you. If you think you might be interested in taking part by being a guest on the show - reach out to me directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
This should be a lot of fun, and as we say in radioland - "Stay right there, we'll be right back"