I seem to lose track of time.
I say this because a few weeks ago, I started getting notifications and comments on my LinkedIn profile congratulating me on my work anniversary and I was confused – what anniversary was I supposed to be celebrating? Then it made sense – about five years ago, the inaugural episode of The Conversation Hub (my podcast) was posted.
Five years, 190+ episodes and hours of conversation later, here we are. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d still be doing this. In fact, as I discussed in this post, I stopped podcasting for a while, but I’m so glad I came back to it.
If you haven’t been listening, I hope you’ll consider checking some of my episodes. You can get the entire archives here.
Here are some of the best memories from the past 5 years!
1. Some of my favorites guests (in no specific order): Dick Gordon, Bob Edwards, Guy Raz and Sean Cole – all public radio personalities; Jason Simon; train conductor Mark Mohr and Sam Adams’ brewing manager Grant Wood.
2. Episode where I was really nervous: Aaron Elster – holocaust survivor.
4. The longest interview: Timothy Foss – graphic recorder.
5. The shortest interview: Building 429’s Jason Roy.
6. The conversation where I learned the most: Noreen Sajid on Ramadan.
7. The three people who turned down my request for an interview: Seth Godin, Bruce Garrioch (sports columnist for the Ottawa Sun) and the Ottawa Senators (I wanted to interview their equipment manager.)
It’s been quite an adventure. I couldn’t list them all here, but every episode, every conversation brings back a special memory.
I just wrapped up Season 1 of the podcast and it feels good to be back! Season 2 will launch in just a few weeks and I can’t wait to see what the future holds and what great conversations I’ll get to be a part of.
By the way, here’s a short list (well maybe not so short) of people I hope I have the opportunity to interview one day: Ira Glass, David Foster, Seth Godin (I’m not giving up!), Terry Gross, Bob McKenzie (sports reporter for Canada’s TSN Network), author Aaron Hurst, philanthropist Bill Gates, Alec Baldwin, Jon Acuff, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Brené Brown and Diana Nyad.
What do you think? Anyone else I should add to this list? Visit my podcast page on Facebook and comment on the post!
Be well and make it a great day!