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Sounds Like Impact: A newsletter for audio and action - Vol. 25
Welcome to Sounds Like Impact!
Today we have a guest curation for World Homeless Day by Alexandra Cohl of Pod.draland and an interview with Alexandra Rivera from United Stateless podcast.
ICYMI: Last week I curated a collection of podcasts called The Past and Present of LGBT Pride for LGBT History Month. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 And yesterday was World Mental Health Day.
New! Sounds Like Impact has a community page now! Meet some of our paid subscribers from the podcasting community and check out the list of the guest contributors we’ve had so far. 😀
🏆 Congratulations to the Signal Award winners!
Reminder: You can pitch episodes for my upcoming curations if they relate to the themes. Here is what I’m looking for:
10/18 - Climate misinformation
11/1 - Mental health (angle TBD, pitch anything)
11/15 - Indigenous environmental / agricultural science
11/29 - Debt (all kinds e.g. medical, student, credit etc)
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🎧 #AudioForAction Guest Curation: Alexandra Cohl
Listening for World Homeless Day
October 10th is international World Homeless Day. This day is meant for advocating for improved policies and funding that can help prevent and end homelessness. As someone who seeks to amplify a diverse range of women-hosted podcasts with my own platform and as someone who often listens to podcasts to learn and educate myself, I knew I wanted to center both the work of women in podcasting and the topic of homelessness and unhoused people for this curation. These podcast episodes include a range of voices from people who are experiencing homelessness to people who work with unhoused folks to the people working to change the increasing housing crisis across the nation. These episodes are a starting point, and I hope that they inspire listeners to dive even deeper into action that can help address this issue.
Alexandra is a podcast marketer and writes Podcasting by the Moon, a free newsletter that comes out each full moon and focuses on amplifying women in podcasting. You can also follow her work @pod.draland on Instagram.
Disclosure: Smogland Radio is a client of Alexandra Cohl.
SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America, Bonus: Your Stories and Solutions for the Housing Crisis
Better Off, Can we end chronic homelessness?
Slate News, HOW TO! How To House Everyone in Your City
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Alexandra Rivera (she/her) is a (vaguely) Mexican-American writer and TV producer turned podcast host, based in New York City. Her doc podcast, United Stateless Podcast, about returning immigrants to Mexico, is one of the top 30 podcasts in Apple Podcasts in Mexico for 2023. You can find out more on instagram at @unitedstatelesspodcast, on the website at www.unitedstatelesspodcast.com. And for memes, rants, and cooking videos, check out Alexandra's instagram @alexandra_x_rivera.
Even trying to fit in with a group of Mexican-Americans was kind of imposter syndrome in a way because I could feel there is a different experience there. So realizing that there actually is a lot of shared experience was really eye-opening, and then also really comforting. Suddenly, I felt more at home in my identity.
Learn more about what Alexandra discovered about identity, her podcast’s fascinating origin story, and what’s next by reading our conversation.
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