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Owen Wildman

Hi, I’m Wildman. These are my WildThoughts

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One of my goals for this year has been to put myself out there a little more. Take a risk. Reveal a little more of what I really think and how I truly feel. Some find it easy to be real. I don’t. So, putting this podcast out there feels a lot like standing on a high dive platform looking down past my toes at an ice cold pool.

I’m taking the plunge.

I’ve spent a lot of time and effort over the last …oh, 10 years…making stuff for clients and employers. It was about time I create something for me. Launching my own podcast has been on my bucket list for years. Now, I’m crossing it off.

The podcast is called Elevator. It’s loosely based on the idea of conversations in an elevator where you discuss an interesting bit in a minute or two before you move on. The tagline is “big ideas in a small space.” This isn’t a hyped-up audio selfie where I rant about my boring life. It’s about great stories and ideas.

Why do a podcast?

1. I’m trying to take more emotional risks.
2. I love telling tantalizing stories.
3. I love conversations about interesting stuff — life outside the everyday routine.

One of my goals for this year has been to put myself out there a little more. Take a risk. Reveal a little more of what I really think and how I truly feel. Some find it easy to be real. I don’t. So, putting this podcast out there feels a lot like standing on the high dive platform looking down past by toes at an ice cold pool. I’m taking the plunge.

Elevator breaks the rules. Conventional wisdom says a podcast should focus on a narrow subject and hit the same topics over and over again. I hate podcasts like that. My favorite podcasts feature an interesting person and let you live inside their head for a few minuntes. You learn interesting things with an interesting person. In my opinion, a podcasts at its best is not about a topic, it’s about telling good, interesting stories and about helping you see life in a new way.

That’s what I’m trying to do with Elevator — tell interesting stories from an interesting mind to take your thoughts in a direction you may have never gone before. No rules. No web traffic optimization. Just great stories I want to talk about.

I learn something every show and I think you’ll come away with something new, too. A new fact. A new idea. A new story to share with a friend.

So, listen up! I’d love to know what you think about Elevator. I’d love to have an interesting conversation with you.

Listen on the player above.

Explore more from this episode of Elevator including videos, story transcripts, photos, and subscribe on iTunes at theelevatorshow.com

2 comments on “Listen Up! Elevator podcast is here.

  1. Lauren says:

    This is great! Next stop, NPR! Seriously, I would be one of your most loyal fans. I LOVE listening to stories, especially dramatically told ones!

    1. Wildman says:

      Aww, shucks. Thanks for giving a listen.

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