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Episode 40: How to Launch an Award-Winning Podcast with Ahmed Akbar, Part II

By Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl

Episode 40: How to Launch an Award-Winning Podcast with Ahmed Akbar   This week’s guest: Ahmed Akbar, host of the podcast See Something Say Something   Who is Ahmed Akbar? Ahmed Ali Akbar is a writer and host of the See Something Say Something podcast and video series. Previously, he was a Staff Writer for BuzzFeed and a Detroit public school teacher. He acted as a correspondent to Netflix’s ”Follow This”, Pushkin’s Solvable, and other shows. He was the editor of the now-defunct Rad Brown Dads tumblr and contributed to the "Salaam, Love" essay anthology. He is a graduate of University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and holds a Masters in Islamic Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Find him on Twitter @radbrowndads.    Key Questions answered by Ahmed Akbar: The best piece of advice Ahmed has received Ahmed’s definition of success Who inspires Ahmed and why   Ahmed Akbar Discusses: Advice to fellow podcasters on developing a successful podcast How he shifted his role function at BuzzFeed to align with his passions What’s next for Ahmed post-BuzzFeed Ahmed’s dad’s reaction to Ahmed’s career choice What’s a habit that’s helped Ahmed on his journey What Ahmed wants his legacy to be     Key Takeaways from Ahmed Akbar:   Care about your audience and your story Your podcast should matter more to you than your listeners Be consistent with your work It takes time, but find your niche Be OK with rejection Be open to people’s perspective   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://funnybrowngirl.libsyn.com/rss   Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive creative entrepreneurs to elevate your journey to the next level, join me here: https://funnybrowngirl.com/facebook   Subscribe to my newsletter of creative resources, including opportunities and fellowships at https://funnybrowngirl.com/subscribe    Social Media Info Connect on Instagram:   Ahmed Akbar – @radbrowndads FunnyBrownGirl – @funnybrowngirl   Connect on Twitter:   Ahmed Akbar – @radbrowndads FunnyBrownGirl – @funnybrowngirl   #CreativeBreakthrough #CreativeBreakthroughPodcast #CreativeHustler   Check out this episode!

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