The Art of Storytelling: The Black Podcast Experience

On Wednesday, April 17, the newly renamed, NAMIC Capital Region hosted a reception and panel discussion entitled, “The Art of Storytelling: The Black Podcast Experience.” The widely attended event focused on the growing need for minority podcast hosts and subject-matter experts in the ever-growing “podisphere.”

Panel moderator, Lori Hall, SVP of Marketing at TV One and Host of “38 & Dating,” a podcast she hosts under the pseudonym of LoriJay, kept the audience engaged with her keen wit and humor. The curated discussion with podcast experts outlined the journey of each panelist who offered unique insights on how best to expand podcast audiences with compelling and diverse content.

Featured panelists included, Leah Donella, Assistant Editor of NPR’s “Code Switch,” Nicaila Matthew Okome host of “SideHustlePro,” which focuses on Black Women entrepreneurs, Mark Pagán, award-winning comedian, film and podcast producer, writer and curator of Google Podcast Creator Program, PRX and Kyle Harve, Managing Editor and Host of “Points on the Board, The Shadow League.”

About NAMIC Capital Area:
With over 4000 members across the country, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) partners with the country’s leading media companies that are committed to leveraging diversity as a business imperative. The organization’s mission is to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.