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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Chat with Grace Aki...Find out what's popping for her in New York!

Grace is an actor, writer, comedian, and one of the best storytellers I have the pleasure of knowing. I wasn't surprised she decided to start her own podcast. I mean, if anybody should have one, she should. She's engaging, funny, heartwarming, and tells it like it is kinda girl. I talk to her recently about her show Tell Me On A Sunday which is premiering on Sunday, March 1, and here's what she had to say.

What do you love about your life right now?
I love getting to perform and premiere my storytelling podcasts. 

How excited are you for your upcoming podcast?
Very! I didn’t want to do one arbitrarily. Once I decided I wanted it to be about people telling stories I was ready to go. 

Was there a particular podcast or someone that inspired you to become a podcaster?
I certainly love Guys who like Musicals and Las Culturistas. They inspire me for sure. 
Tell me about the topics and what we should expect from your show.
Anything from theatre, film, and pop culture, to childhood. Because the guests are from different backgrounds, so are the topics! 
How do you decide which guests you’ll have on the show? 
I honestly decided based on well... who said yes and who I felt had an interesting way of telling stories. Just because someone has a good story doesn’t mean they’re good at telling it! 
If there’s any advice that you would give to someone who wants to start their own podcast i.e. myself among others, what would that be?
Don’t do it just to do it. Do it because you feel there’s a need for what you have to say. There’s a million out there, ask yourself “Why now, Why me, Why this” 
I’ve looked up info on podcasting, and the information is overwhelming. What advice would you tell someone to ignore if they want to do their own podcast show?
Don’t get scared that you don’t have a full recording studio. Do your research and if need be hire a consultant with a good track record, I have recs! 
Who are your biggest supporters?
My friends and family, of course, I built a little base in NY but the south will always be my home. 
What do you want listeners to get from tuning into your show?  
I want them to have a break from their day, whether that’s morning or night, and feel like they’re at a coffee shop with me and a friend. No agenda, just humor, and heart to hearts. 
In one word, describe your podcast.
Three fun facts about your show.

  1. You’ll hear from the guy who discovered Metallica.
  2. There’s a lot more insight into my life in NY that is very honest and funny. 
  3. I talk about my parents without their approval so that may be fun!
Subscribed to her podcast here! Thank you for reading!
Follow Grace on social media! I promise she'll be one of your favs!
Tell Me On A Sunday IG
Learn about her here in one of my other interviews with her.

About Maria Rochelle

Maria is a writer of multiple genres, and author of the popular children's picture story book series Jasmine Dreams.
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