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DC-based Podcaster Ronald Young Jr. shares his podcasting journey and the power of storytelling S9E11

DC-based Podcaster Ronald Young Jr. shares his podcasting journey and the power of storytelling

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In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Ronald Young Jr., a critically acclaimed audio producer, host, storyteller, and pop culture enthusiast. They discuss Ronald's journey in storytelling, his early experiences with audio production, and his passion for vulnerable and impactful storytelling. πŸŽ™πŸ“šπŸŽ§

Episode Highlights:

  • Ronald's earliest memories of storytelling in church and his love for movies and television. [00:02:09-00:02:23] πŸ•°οΈπŸ“–πŸŽ₯
  • How Ronald's interest in audio storytelling developed through programs like Adventures in Odyssey and The Big Broadcast. [00:04:10-00:04:21] πŸ“»πŸŽ™οΈ
  • Ronald's journey in audio production, from working in radio to starting his own podcasts. [00:05:27-00:05:48] πŸŽ€πŸŽ§πŸŽ™οΈ
  • The importance of vulnerability and emotional growth in storytelling. [00:22:15-00:22:25] πŸ’”πŸ’‘
  • Ronald's experience with live storytelling shows and the power of effective storytelling mechanics. [00:25:10-00:25:20] 🎀🎭
  • The challenges and rewards of being an independent podcaster and the importance of staying true to your vision. [00:34:37-00:34:47] πŸŒŸπŸ’Ό

Key Takeaways:

  • Effective storytelling involves taking the audience on a journey of emotional growth and transformation. πŸ”„πŸ“ˆ
  • The power of audio storytelling lies in immersing the listener and allowing them to make their own connections and interpretations. πŸŽ§πŸ’­
  • It's important to stay true to your vision and not compromise your storytelling style for the sake of others' expectations. πŸš€πŸŽ¨

Check out Ronald Young Jr.'s podcasts, Leaving the Theater and Weight For It, for engaging and thought-provoking storytelling.

Social Media:
Website: ohitsbigron.com 🌐
Instagram: ohitsbigron πŸ“Έ
Twitter: @OhitsBIGRON 🐦
LinkedIn: Ronald Young Jr. πŸ‘”

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This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Ronald Young Jr.
Ronald Young Jr.
Ronald Young Jr. is a critically acclaimed audio producer, host, and storyteller, based in Alexandria, VA. He is an avid pop-culture enthusiast and the host of the television and film review podcast Leaving the Theater. He is also a regular contributor to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour as a guest panelist. He has hosted shows such as Pushkin’s Solvable and HBO Docs Club, from Pineapple Street Studios. Selected as Vulture Magazine podcaster to watch, 2023, his newest show Weight For It, tells the vulnerable stories of fat folks and folks everywhere who think about their weight constantly. He is passionate about social justice and equity and recently helped to tell historical and present accounts of black folks throughout American history with his work on Seizing Freedom from VPM, and Black History Year from Pushblack.


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