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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 20, 2021

In a fun change of pace, I was interviewed by the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship about the origins of Unchained pod, how my background as a journalist prepared me for podcasting, and tips for aspiring creators. Episode highlights:

  • why I believe the Unchained podcast has been successful and how my penchant for asking tough questions came about (1:48)
  • how my background in journalism prepared me for hosting a podcast (6:35)
  • how I choose guests for the show and how they feel about being asked difficult questions (9:10)
  • why I feel my background in traditional media is so important (15:46)
  • whether my podcast helped me land a book deal (20:35)
  • the Unchained podcast origin story (26:37)
  • how I’ve brought my sense of journalistic integrity and ethics to podcasting (33:56)
  • the top tips for choosing a good podcast title (41:58)
  • advice for aspiring podcasters on sifting through BS answers and warming up shy guests (48:19)
  • who I look up to in the podcast space (53:25)
  • what future creators and podcasters from underrepresented backgrounds can learn from my experience breaking into the world of finance and technology (57:33)


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