We want to introduce you to Dana and Annessa.
These two have not slowed down during the pandemic! They’ve been busy creating new episodes of their podcast, Black at Work from the comfort of their own homes. Using our virtual recording option, they’ve been able to continue to release episodes for their listeners each week.
All that hard work is paying off. Their podcast was recently featured on Spreaker‘s homepage!
What’s your show about?
Our show is basically about being Black at Work. The way the show is formatted is to represent a typical workday. Every week we have guests share their experiences as well. It’s meant to be a no-holds-barred sound-off space for us.
What made you start Black at Work?
One of the hosts had an awkward experience with a white co-worker when she changed her hairstyle and didn’t have anyone to share the experience with. Figuring other Black people must be feeling the same way, she created a platform for us to be real about our working experiences.
Your listeners are growing each week. What do you attribute your popularity to?
The anomaly that is our show. There are other podcasts with Black people sharing work experiences, but we don’t give a damn over here. We laugh, we cry, we laugh some more, we go off and most importantly, our guests share their stories from a regular point of view. Like you’re talking to your co-workers after work. There is no other show like ours.
What has been the most rewarding part of Black at Work?
The love that we get from our “co-workers” which we call our listeners. Them being so faithful to our show, even while we’re still in the early stages is cool. Our guests also amaze us, not only with their experiences, but with their excellence. Thanks to them, people listen to our show and learn, laugh and relate which adds to the value of our show.
What advice or encouragement would you give fellow podcasters?
Make sure you’re all in 100% regardless of how many listens you get. If you’re passionate about your show, your audience is going to relate and keep coming back and tell other people about it.
Be different. There’s so many podcasts out there so make sure you stand out in some way. Stay consistent, too.