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Feature Friday: Latrice Sampson Richards
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
🎵 Just got paid, Friday night….Party huntin', feelin' right 🎶
Before you start jamming too much let’s get into this Feature Friday!!! ✨
“My hope is that Black Podcasters will continue to grow as some of the leading voices in the industry and be appropriately compensated for our work and expertise.”
Listen….it’s still Women’s History Month so we gotta shout out another phenomenally ….phenomenal woman…yes that’s she. (Did I just quote Dr. Maya Angelou 🏾 yes..yes I did…loosely)
But it is a fitting title for Latrice Sampson Richards; who has already made quite the mark on the podcasting industry. It all goes back to 2017 when Latrice found herself entering the podcasting space when she was encouraged to start doing a podcast for herself after a friend sent her the Amanda Seales podcast “Small Doses.”
“I started researching what a podcast is and how to make it happen and I just pieced it together. I bought a logitech headset with the stick microphone and recorded my first season sitting on the sofa. I fell in love with podcasting very quickly, and knew it would be a major part of my life. “
How cool is that? Shout out to the friend that encouraged her! 💪🏾
It was a great decision that would soon lead to Latrice really finding her way in podcasting and working on quite a few different projects.
Latrice has served as the Lead Event Consultant for the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, Freelance Producer for the Vanguard Podcast Network, and Project Manager for ABF Creative, a 2021 Webby Award winning podcast production house. She currently serves as the Outreach Manager and Host of the Black Podcasting Awards. In 2021, she produced and edited Stories All Around Us Podcast for Vanguard Podcast Network. She recently produced a limited series with The Qube App and E3 Radio called Black HIV in the South: How Did We Get Here? Currently, she’s the Live Show Producer for Stitch Please Podcast with Lisa Woolfork, which was nominated for a 2023 Ambie Award.
Sheesh sis…when do you sleep?? 😅 And she’s not done yet….
Recently she is the founder and Lead Producer of STS Productions, a podcast consulting, development, and production company.
“My company is STS Productions LLC, and is a derivative of my first business, Sampson Therapeutic Services, LLC. I was raised to have pride in my last name, so it reminds me to maintain my standards and only put out content I am proud of because my literal name is on it.”
And as those shows she’s produced will show ya…if the Latrice’s name is on it, it’s good as gold!
From humble beginnings of podcasting from her her living room couch to producing award winning shows Latrice has come a long way and it seems she’s just getting started. But her experience isn’t without it’s lessons:
Podcasting continues to teach me how to trust my instincts (creative and otherwise). I've also experienced first-hand the power of community and collaboration. Most importantly, I've learned that my perspective is necessary and impactful.
Speaking of perspective…Latrice’s is one that I can appreciate as she takes her experiences as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and incorporates it with her craft. Her deep understanding of the human condition, allows for a great foundation for amazing storytelling.
Latrice the healer, the story teller, the connector, the amazing producer, and the cherry on top her Louisiana accent (she knew I had to throw that in there!).
Through it all…keep growing sis…
And as Latrice..may you all be inspired✨
Until next time…smooches 😘
Oh and if you’ve been a regular reader….I got a new headshot ya’ll! One of many so apologies in advance as I test these out✨
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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