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Owning and Earning a Platform with Sangeeta Pillai


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On this episode of the Audience podcast, Stuart is talking with Sangeeta Pillai from the award-winning Masala Podcast about what it is like to create a podcast that talks about taboo content. Sangeeta has important messages to share about diversity, feminism, and inclusion. She shares those messages today, as well as her experience winning multiple British Podcast Awards. Sangeeta talks about her journey into podcasting, what it is like to be backed by Spotify, and how podcasting should change.

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Today you’ll learn about:

  • What is the Masala Podcast and who is Sangeeta Pillai?
  • Creating a podcast to inspire change
  • Exploring a taboo subject in a constructive, positive way
  • Bringing women of color into feminist conversations
  • The organic evolution of the formatting of a podcast
  • The importance of season breaks
  • Promotion, marketing, and keeping creative control
  • The experience of winning a British Podcast Award
  • Supporting creators of color and from different backgrounds


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