Feature Friday: Delia Gallegos
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
Is it just me or do 3 day weekends make the week go even more slowly…well hey we made it….it’s time for Feature Friday!!! ✨
“Independent podcasters have always been the heart of podcasting. Big media companies and former radio execs can make it look shiny and pretty, but without independent podcasters, there is no soul.”
Yes! The indy podcaster is so important not only being the heart of podcasting but creating content from the heart ❤️. And that’s what you get with today’s feature Friday Delia Gallegos and her podcast Culture by Culture a show whose name aspires to capture the multidimensionality exploration of Black and Asian pop-cultural ties. Part sociology, history, and pop-culture podcast, it covers everything from deep-dives into our favorite gateway media, interviews with experts to help guide us through our historical and current cultural connections, and conversations with fellow fans digging into our cultural identities and our pop-cultural interests.✨ …hmm now that’s quite unique and interesting. But it seems for Delia’s it’s a necessary conversation.
There needs to be a space for Black and Asian cultures to meet, have conversations, and build connection & coalition. Through my work, I hope to provide that space for some people.
A platform that provides a safe space for diverse culture’s to build and connect, I’m here for it. 🙌🏾
ahhh the show logo….so simple, sweet and to the point 💋 brava
Starting in episode one Culture X Culture pulls you in by sharing a story from a distinctive perspective. She interviewed her dad who was the first Black person she knew, who enjoyed Asian pop-culture. He was born and raised in the segregated south. Being able to unpack those experiences and hearing how those stories lit up his imagination during such a rough point in our history, it’s such a special moment. So check it out and don’t be afraid to let show her some support.
Speaking of support…time for the piece that i feel helps us all…what are some of the tips she has learned along the way?
1. It is always better to have more tape than less 2. Consistency is key, but not at the expense of quality 3. Schedule breaks into your workflow. Later you, will thank you now.
All great things and the last piece especially that can even benefit you mentally! And though Delia finds herself currently creating her content with Culture X Culture, she got her start about a little over four years ago. Originally with working with Black Nerds Create, helping support and sometimes guesting on their Harry Potter (now Black fantasy) podcast, #WizardTeam. From there she developed other shows, co-hosted and guested on as well as several others. For Delia, being able to share in her passions with others felt like such a gift! But after four years there does come wisdom on podcasting,…
“Podcasting isn't a race, it's a journey. You don't have to have the best podcast the fastest you can make it. Your listeners will grow with you and will appreciate looking back on how far you've come together!”
Appreciate the journey…because podcasting can be a lot. I agree really take it in and step by step because with each passing day you will know more, you will do more, you will connect more and within your podcast it’ll show. I l agree because so often we can get hung up on stats and numbers, and understandably so, but it’s important to pause and celebrate your wins, accomplishments and growth so yes appreciate the journey. 💯
Until next time…. It’s June so remember….show some Pride 🏳️🌈
Oh and if you’ve been a regular reader….I got a new headshot ya’ll!
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name. I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
At DCP, we distribute podcasts that share stories, podcasts, interviews, and insights by and for underrepresented voices. Feel free to check us out!
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