HAVE YOU HEARD?
Introduction to Name To Be Determined podcast
Have You Heard? is a series in which the team from Pod Bible meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently heard from Amanda Millie and Amelia Fergusson, best friends and the voices behind the new podcast Name To Be Determined.
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
We’re best friends, blogger Amanda Millie and screenwriter Amelia Fergusson. So, what do you do when you don’t have a name for your podcast? Un-name it of course. Our podcast is Name To Be Determined: we get together in Amanda’s London Hackney abode to talk sh*t. Literally! Okay, maybe literally is the wrong word. But, if you’re like us and love a good chit chat on topics ranging from being kidnapped at birth (yes, that happened to Amanda) to nearly being roped into joining a religious cult, to crazy dating stories, and motherhood (yes, we’re also mothers!) you’ll love Name To Be Determined. We are no holds barred and not afraid to say the opinions that some people may have but are too scared to vocalise themselves.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
Amelia’s first podcast was Casefile and the first one Amanda ever listened to was the first season of Serial with the Adnan case.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
We have always had some funny discussions and some interesting life experiences and we wanted to share them with a wider audience. (Surely we’re not the only ones who’ve experienced what we have). We wanted to be able to share our passion on a platform where we had creative control and could put out something that we love.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
3ShotsofTequila is one we like. From an audience perspective we really enjoy Small Town Murder and have been listeners of their podcast since inception. We love small town murder and 3ShotsofTequila because you can just tell that they are being authentic and try to themselves. They’ve all managed to build successful brands based on being who they are. They’re also all super funny and we love to laugh.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
We haven’t really got round to inviting guests yet. But if we could have one guest that would excite the both of us, it would be Dave Chapelle. He is the king of comedy in our eyes, and we have spent so many lazy Sunday afternoons in our younger days, just binge watching his videos.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
Preparation is key, having talking points. And the importance of editing! Also, to not be scared to be our authentic selves. There’s so much political correctness these days! At its core, our podcast is just two friends talking about a range of topics that interest us without any filters.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
Our first episode, Where we’re meant to be, is quite poignant as it introduces us in a way that allows us to ponder on how the moment of recording may never have happened at all. Amanda was kidnapped at birth and Amelia was returned to social services as a baby. From a cosmic perspective, we were certainly supposed to come together in this life. We also discuss our own journeys in motherhood. So, overall a great introduction to us both!
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
Check out the show via https://kite.link/nametobedetermined or find us on Instagram @nametobedeterminedpodcast & @mandsmillie
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