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5 Important Steps to Start a Queer Podcast

  July 30, 2019  |    #Make Money

Hey, start your own queer podcast

Tired of the ‘people suck’ narrative that rules traditional media? Wish someone was telling stories of cool people doing amazing things? Should someone amplify the diverse voices within the LGBTQ community? That’s why and here’s how to start your own queer podcast.

Hear how to start your own queer podcast from the Uncensored Visionary

Meet Thomas Tucker of the Uncensored Visionary

Thomas Tucker is the creator and host of the Uncensored Visionary, a podcast highlighting badass people in the queer community to explore what makes us so incredible and diverse. Beyond the podcast, he works full-time in finance, chairs a nonprofit group of young professionals, and does marketing for R&B singers that deserve to be heard. Today, Thomas joins us to define what it means to be an uncensored visionary and explain what inspired him to start the podcast.

Thomas shares some of his favorite podcast guests, describing why he’s inspired by people who lift others up while growing their own talent. He also walks us through the steps he took to get started and offers insight around the effort he devotes to the show each week. Listen in to understand what Thomas has learned from being a podcaster and find out about Thomas’ long-term vision for the Uncensored Visionary!

If you’re consistent with things and you put yourself out there, things are going to happen. And that’s not really luck. - Thomas Tucker of Uncensored VisionaryClick To Tweet

Topics covered to start your own queer podcast

How Thomas defines an uncensored visionary

  • Follow own rules + create own path
  • Do what’s right for us (unconventional)

What inspired Thomas to start a podcast

  • Tired of ‘people suck’ narrative
  • Highlight stories of diverse LGBTQ community

Some of Thomas’ favorite podcast guests

  • Sampson McCormick, Miss Pvssy and Lucy LaForge
  • People who use a platform to lift other people up

Why Thomas chose podcasting over other mediums

  • Started off as an idea for a blog
  • A podcast lets you tell a story in own voice

What’s true about Thomas Tucker

  • Loves people and socializing
  • Diverse interests (work in finance, market R&B artists)

What Thomas has learned from being a podcaster

  • Hone conversational skills
  • Adjust expectations when things go wrong

5 steps to starting your own queer podcast

  1. Choose concept and target audience
  2. Research and buy necessary equipment (<$100)
  3. Define vision + reach out to guests
  4. Learn and grow from every interview
  5. Start

The time Thomas devotes to producing Uncensored Visionary

  • About 3 hours/week to record, edit and create visuals
  • Before and after work at a full-time job

Thomas’ ultimate goals for the Uncensored Visionary

  • Help the community explore different realms of business
  • Promote creatives and help build brands

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