This week, I sit down with Kevin Steinberg, host of the Frankly Kev podcast, where he talks to everyday heroes who have experience one or more of life’s many challenges.
No experts giving you a checklist of how to perfectly do things. Or spokespeople and gurus to sell you products with pitch-perfect phrases. No celebrities to gawk at or fawn over. Just real people telling you real life stories.
You Know What? They’re People Too
When Kevin first started his show, he used to do a quick intro about his guest and then get straightto the “meat” of the topicthey were talking about. But then he had an epiphany – you wouldn’t talk like this away from podcasting, so why do it now? This led to a much different, and more valued, approach to his show.
Putting Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes
Kevin’s background is in acting, and he feels this is a key part of him being able to make guests feel comfortable when it comes to talking about very difficult topics. He tries to put himself in their shoes, to see what feels right and what shouldn’t be asked, and that helps him really empathize with his guests.
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My Sovereign Shield Has Been Humour
Despite the topicson the show being dark, Kevin shares how he and his guests often laugh while recording, because sometimes that’s the best defence – and offence – against the horrors that life can throw at us.
People Who Need People
Kevin takes his inspiration in life from other people. Whether that’s people whose views he agrees with, or those who differgreatly – just taking the time to talk, listen, and learn. Because at the end of the day, we’re all we’ve got.
The Heroes Behind the Scenes
While Kevin’s podcast is about everyday heroes and what they’ve overcome, his goal for the second season and beyond is an interesting take on the people behind the heroes.
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