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Feature Friday: Jaime Albright
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
Oohh it’s a 3 day weekend…so this Friday is even sweeter especially now cause it’s time for Feature Friday!!! ✨
“I hope that podcasting will continue to evolve as a space where everyone has the opportunity to use this platform to share their story.”
The evolution of story telling thats key when it comes to podcasting. Powerful, important and impactful storytelling is something that you get when it comes to the work that TenderfootTV and more specifically that Jaime Albright is doing✊🏾. Especially with her new podcast "Freeway Phantom."
Freeway Phantom comes as the most recent release in their "Monster" Franchise. And it’s a powerful franchise indeed. I first discovered them with the story of the Atlanta Child Murders, and of course as a native Washingtonian I had to check out their DC Sniper series as well. It’s safe to say Jaime and team aren’t shy about telling some heavy and hard hitting stories, and they keep you enthralled listening for the next shocking moment.
Freeway Phantom covers the 50 year old serial murder case of at least six black girls in Washington, DC ranging in age from 10-18. The girls were all left alongside highways in DC and Maryland. In addition to police officers they also interview family members of three of the victims and hear about the girls as people, not just victims.
And can I say…what simple yet impactful show artwork this is…wow.🙌🏾
We learn that, over 50 years later, these families are still hurting and they still want justice. We also learn that many of the social and systemic issues, that impacted the investigation into the murders of the girls in 1971-1972, still exist and impact law enforcement investigations of missing and murdered black and brown people today.
What powerful work! And although it may be tough at times, it is important to listen and maybe even learn about how our community is impacted to this day. Podcasting can be so many things, fun, entertaining, engaging, newsy…but all in all it’s effective and shows like this help us to tell our own stories, control the narratives and hopefully find ways to truly help one another. 💪🏾
For Jaime who has been in the industry for four years now she has really found her space in podcasting but it wasn’t always that way because after-all we must all start somewhere.
“There is so much that I wish that I knew but most importantly, you don't have to be an expert in every area. Lean into your strengths, be open to learning and surround yourself with a great team.”
Lean into your strengths….what great insight and advice…I think one of the common things I’ve heard about podcasting is that folk wish they had started sooner. But they hesitate because what if they aren’t qualified, what if they don’t know anything, what if someone else has the same idea?
Listennnn, honestly we can run into all of those things…and its ok because you' are uniquely you✨…you are the factor that makes all the difference. So play to your strengths….and be collaborative because finding others that are like minded can lead to lots of success.
And speaking of collaboration…what are some key things Jaime learned along the way 📝
“ The power of networking. The importance of acquiring new tools and skills that help with the production process. The value of a good team with shared passion”
Team work makes the dream work… for sure. So as if you’re a regular reader (which I hope you are) you’ve heard it all before. Make those connections because honestly it seems we all really do want to connect and help each other grow! So let’s do this! 💫
Until next time….remember you’re all
🎵Simply the best….better than all the rest. 🕊🎶
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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