The Podcast is here! The podcast is here!
The FIRST iTunes podcast based in the United States devoted strictly and completely to Black women involved in interracial and intercultural relationships!!!
And before we proceed, we want to give a major shout out to interracial married couple Clove and Sherley aka CHO & NILLA of Montreal, Quebec. They’ve been blogging and podcasting from Canada for years, and to our knowledge THEY are the FIRST EVER to do an interracial podcast anywhere, and The Swirl World is the first in the United States. Be sure to go check them out and subscribe to their podcast. We plan to contact them to try to get them on our show. Woot! Woot!
Whew . . . !
OK, let me calm down and fill you in on the launch of The Swirl World Podcast:
The Back Story
Adrienne and I talked about in early 2013, and then decided to make launching a podcast one of our goals for 2014.
Adrienne, Patrick and I have been busy little beavers behind the scenes: Trying to figure podcasting out, inviting guests, recording shows, learning how to edit – you name it, we worked it.
After lots of Skype calls, dropped calls, technical snafus, learning how to work equipment, scheduling issues and changing of our launch dates, we finally got it together.
Whew! *Wipes brow*
The Purpose Of The Podcast
So, why a podcast? We’re glad you asked!
The Swirl World is extremely blessed to have legions of fans on Facebook, Twitter and here on the blog. We’re passionate about everyone – and Black women in particular – living their best life and achieving the happiness and security in relationships they desire. We believe that in order to do this, Black women must expand their dating and marriage options and open their lives up to quality men of all races and ethnicities.
And because we’re so passionate about our cause, we believe a podcast can serve well as an extension of the mediums we already use to promote our message. We want you to hear the passion in our voices and we want to develop deeper relationships with our audience.
With the podcast, our goal is to entertain, inform, educate and inspire you to live your best life. Why? Because Swirling Rocks, that’s why!
Who’s Going To Be On The Show?
We’re going to bring you a broad range of guests – both men and women – to discuss topics of interest to Swirlers. Through interesting, exciting (and often hilarious) conversations, we’re going to engage our guests in subjects concerning:
- Beauty and Fashion
- Lifestyle interests
- Physical Health and Wellness
- Mental Health
Upcoming guests include Swirl couples, authors, business owners, counselors, well-known interracial bloggers, and educators.
As an added bonus: We’re also going to bring you conversations with Swirling couples who are in the military.
How Do I Access The Podcast?
Here are the steps from Apple on how to find and subscribe to a podcast:
- Open iTunes. If you do not have iTunes, download the latest version of iTunes, free.
- In the upper-right corner of iTunes, click iTunes Store in the navigation bar.
- Click Podcasts in the navigation bar.
- In the “Search Store” field, enter “The Swirl World Podcast.” We should pop right up.
- When you find us, you can:
- Stream the FREE podcast directly from the store by double-clicking an episode.
- Download a specific episode to your iTunes library by clicking the Free button next to an individual episode.
- Subscribe to the podcast by selecting Subscribe below the cover art on the left of the podcast page. We want you to subscribe because we don’t want you to miss an episode!
To listen to episodes you have downloaded to your iTunes library:
- Navigate to Library on the right side of the navigation bar in iTunes.
- Select Podcasts from the Library pop-up menu.
- Click The Swirl World to see all the episodes.
- Double-click an episode to play it.
If you’d prefer to watch a video outlining the steps, here’s one from Hubspot. Just make sure to insert The Swirl World Podcast in your searches.
A link to the podcast on iTunes will also be available in every post and in the sidebar.
Hey! I Wanna Be On The Show – Or I Know Somebody Who Should!
We’re always on the lookout for great people to feature on the podcast. If you have a product, business, skill or a good story to tell, contact us at Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. We read and respond to every email.
Put A Face With A Voice
Many of you already know us from Facebook, but just in case you don’t have Facebook, let me introduce The Swirl World Team so you can put a face with the voices you’ll be hearing.
Michelle Matthews Calloway – Lafayette, LA & Dallas, TX
I’m all over the place. If you see a woman with her fingers in a lot of pies, that would be me. Check out the About page to learn more.
Adrienne London Leach – Bridgeport, West Virginia
Adrienne is co-host of the podcast, manager of The Swirl World’s Facebook page and my partner in crime!
Patrick J. Browne – Dublin, Ireland
You’ll hear Patrick’s voice introducing each podcast episode. Patrick is our audio editing guru and technology master. He’s a sweetheart and we love him to pieces.
Mark Custard – Buffalo, NY
Mark will soon launch a new column on the blog entitled, “And On Another Note.” His column (and occasional videos!) will reflect his thoughts, musings and advice on dating Black women gleaned from his personal experiences. A father of two, he’ll also share his thoughts on parenting.
Jeff Lyons – Oxnard, CA
Jeff is also launching a new column on The Swirl World. His column, “Just Ask Jeff,” is designed to answer Black women’s questions about dating, mating and relating to White men. Inbox your questions to us on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Miocevich – Perth, Australia
Mike holds the distinction of being the most tenured of the guys on the team. His “Mondays With Mike” column garners LOTS of readers and attention both here and in Australia, his homeland – so much so that he appeared as a guest on a national television show! Mike is extremely prolific and publishes an amazing literary website, 500and50.com.
Click here to view Mike’s recent appearance on an Australian national television show.
Be Social – Subscribe, Subscribe, Subscribe!
To go to the iTunes podcast, view episodes and subscribe, click here.
Here’s The First Episode – Head Over To iTunes For More!
If you prefer, you can also catch the podcast on Sound Cloud!
Thanks so much for your continued support. We can’t do this without YOU!
Keep Swirling, and remember: Life Is Better – In The Swirl World!™
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