Mic check: The pandemic allowed the world to stop and reset. Internet usage went up and with it, its services such as streaming. The world started paying attention to podcasts than before. Bash Fahad Mutumba, digs into the podcast culture is picking steam in Uganda as well.
With a captivating personality and passion for storytelling, Joanita Maaya hosts the renowned Repat Podcast on Kenganda, a popular YouTube channel with at least 75,000 subscribers. Through her podcast, she shares compelling narratives that shed light on the experiences of the diaspora and their journey back to their roots. Her interviews are insightful, thought-provoking, and inspire a sense of cultural pride and identity.
She believes a podcast is like your favorite radio show, but on the internet, and you can listen to it whenever you want. It is like having a bunch of audio stories or discussions on various topics, all neatly organized into episodes. She says a good podcast is all about keeping you hooked. It must have interesting and useful content that you cannot get enough of. Plus, the sound quality should be crystal clear, so that you are not straining your ears to listen.
“Most importantly, it is about the connection between the host and the listeners. Being real, genuine, and making you feel like you are part of the conversation.” She adds.
Joanita says, before you start a podcast, you must have a great idea and a clear plan for what it will be about. Then, get your hands on a decent microphone, a comfortable pair of headphones, and a computer with software to record and edit your episodes.
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