Who You Talkin' To? Audience & Your Authentic Voice

Come hang with journalists Leila Day and Hana Baba, co-hosts of The Stoop Podcast: stories from across the Black diaspora....

Come hang with journalists Leila Day and Hana Baba, co-hosts of The Stoop Podcast: stories from across the Black diaspora....

Born out of the side conversations they had while microwavin' their lunches in the kitchen of KALW where they worked together, The Stoop digs into things Black communities are living, but don't talk about enough. And throughout their podcast journey, Leila and Hana kept hearing the same questions: "who's you're audience?" and "Should audience affect the content and style of a show?"

At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, Leila & Hana led an honest conversation about audience, identity and being a maker of color in an industry that's overwhelmingly lacking in diversity. Drawing from their own work and the inspirations of others, they presented some creative ways they’ve found for producers to own their own narrative.

This session is also available to listen on the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast.

TRANSCRIPT : Read a full transcript of this session here, thanks to Descript.

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Featuring

Hana Baba

Hana Baba (@radiohana) is the award winning host of Crosscurrents , the daily newsmagazine at KALW Public Radio in San Francisco, and co-host of The Stoop Podcast: Stories from across the Black diaspora.

Leila Day

Leila Day (@leiladayleila) is a producer and co-host of The Stoop Podcast and a producer at Pineapple Street Media. At the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Leila will be facilitating AIR’s Pitch Panel—a hands-on peek behind the curtain at one of the most important skills a producer can learn: how to pitch.