I’ve been hosting my podcast, The Prometheus Project, for about six months now and I’ve been enjoying it. It’s not the most popular one out there. In fact, I’m fairly certain it’s mostly lost in the shuffle of the other hundreds of thousands of podcasts that are available. But I persevere. I’ve had some nice comments from people on social media, encouragement, and some regular downloads. I’m content with that.
But this past weekend I had a genuinely nice experience. I was at a cocktail party and was talking to a couple I’d met a few times previously when they mentioned they’d been listening to my show. I was flattered, of course, and thanked them for the listen.
What really made my night, however, is when they told me that after listening to the shows, they ended up continuing the discussions between themselves. That was unexpected and wonderful.
The main reason I started The Prometheus Project Podcast was to encourage and inspire people, to make them think about the different aspects of creativity. To have someone tell me that my shows did just that was, well, incredible.
For what it’s worth, we ended up talking about the show on “Passion”. And I couldn’t stop grinning. In fact, my partner and another friend stood to the side and watched, later telling me how proud I looked. I just hope my face didn’t turn red.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this. I know my show is fairly low-key, but knowing that I actually got some people thinking and talking is incredibly motivating for me. It’s nice to know that I’m not yelling into the abyss.