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Celebration Time! Today marks 2 years of Podcast Interviews
From mindful teen entrepreneur to a professor of psychology who studies children's memory to the health benefits of bare feet, there's sure to be an episode for you
An Idea Turns into a Podcast
Two years ago I nervously hit publish on my very first podcast episode, which is a conversation with my first born, my son, who led me to the world of unschooling.
I had no prior podcasting experience nor had I ever taken a class to learn how to interview people, record conversations, or edit audio. I simply had an idea and vision: talk to people and share their stories in the hopes of providing ideas and information to nurture and connect people to their children, themselves, and to each other.
In true self-directed fashion I followed my interest and appreciation of the art form of podcasting and spent months reading, watching, and listening to anything that could get me closer to creating a podcast of my very own.
Then, for 24 months after that first episode, I have talked to authors, entrepreneurs, social media influencers, micro school creators, a functional podiatrist, healer, therapist, TV show creator/actors, teachers, one of my college professors and important mentor to me, and tons of parents who chose to homeschool their children.
While it’s not a homeschooling only podcast, many of my guests have turned to homeschooling after trying the traditional school model. If there is one overarching theme across all conversations though, it is that each guest desires to inspire others by sharing their unique perspective, work, and experiences.
When I talk to people, I find that they simply want their children (or children in general) to be respected, nurtured, and supported.
They want to create something that helps others in some small way—whether it’s to laugh, to adventure more, to take risks, to learn, to reconsider, to reach out, to relax, to let go, or to improve.
When we pull back the layers and cut through the noise, I think deep down we are all trying to tap into our own creative abilities in order to inspire or support another.
And my little podcast is no different. Join me in celebrating TWO YEARS, 33 EPISODES, and the POWER of internal motivation and following our interests by sharing your favorite conversations, a-ha! moments, or tips you’ve implemented in your own life. Or, you can share the podcast with friends and family. Thank you, thank you for your support!
Where to find us
How to listen? The choices are unlimited. Here are some of my favorite ways to listen:
while doing dishes or tidying up the house,
while mowing the grass,
on a walk,
in the car running errands,
while painting or drawing,
when I’m winding down for the day.
Upcoming episodes will showcase the stories of public school teachers—-ones who left the system and ones who have stayed put. Should be interesting and informative. In the meantime, enjoy the ones already availalbe!
Hello! If you are new here, welcome! You can read more of my (shorter) musings over on Instagram @letemgobarefoot. If you are new to homeschooling, are unschooling curious, or have been homeschooling for a little while but seek to transition more to an unschooling/self-directed educational mindset, Ann Hansen of Inner Parent Coaching and I teamed up to create this beautiful, downloadable e-book with you in mind. It can also be helpful if you need support explaining unschooling and self-directed education to a family member, spouse, or friend. Grab a copy here or share with a friend who could use some assurance and a confidence boost. Thank you for your support!