Hannah Kim and Dhwani Porecha podcast with passion

Vincent Le, Staff writer

 

In creative writing during their freshman year, juniors Hannah Kim and Dhwani Porecha listened to podcasts every day in class and were obsessed with them. One day, they were just joking around, but then thought: why don’t we just start our own?

Over quarantine, they finally found the time. 

On their podcast, “Even the Little Things,” Kim and Porecha discuss a variety of topics and issues that impact teens today. For example, they have given advice on how to deal with stress, but have also discussed other entertaining topics, such as their favorite TV shows. 

“We talk about everything and anything. It can be from telling embarrassing stories to talking about how to be confident with yourself. It’s about a lot of things teens can relate to, struggle with, or think is funny,” Porecha said. 

Aside from talking about whatever they wish, one of the main reasons Kim and Porecha love podcasting is that they are able to use their voices and express their opinions. 

“It’s not a teen-opinionated world. It’s good to have a new perspective and to listen to fresh ideas. When we’re able to communicate our advice, our stories, and our experiences, it adds to the value of society,” Kim said. 

While podcasting allows Kim and Porecha to share their ideas with the world, it does require a lot of dedication.

“We have to balance out our own time with school and other activities. We spend a lot of time designing social media posts, engaging with our audience, communicating with other people, and planning out production,” Kim said. 

Fulfilling these responsibilities requires a lot of collaborative effort. Both Kim and Porecha bounce ideas off each other, decide what to discuss on their podcast, and record episodes together. However, each has their own, more specific role. 

“I run the social media, so I’m always promoting the podcast or DMing and communicating with other people. There’s no end to the process, and it’s a lot of work,” Kim said. 

Promoting a podcast via social media is essential for its growth. However, editing a podcast episode to perfection is just as important. 

“I edit the episodes. The time it takes depends on the episode length, but typically it takes me one to three hours per episode,” Porecha said.

Regardless of all the time and hard work they sacrifice, both Kim and Porecha believe creating and managing their podcast is in every way worth it. 

“Podcasting has really become a big part of our lives, and it’s a good thing for us. It’s good to have a passion project that we really love,” Kim said.

In creative writing during their freshman year, juniors Hannah Kim and Dhwani Porecha listened to podcasts every day in class and were obsessed with them. One day, they were just joking around, but then thought: why don’t we just start our own?

Over quarantine, they finally found the time. 

On their podcast, “Even the Little Things,” Kim and Porecha discuss a variety of topics and issues that impact teens today. For example, they have given advice on how to deal with stress, but have also discussed other entertaining topics, such as their favorite TV shows. 

“We talk about everything and anything. It can be from telling embarrassing stories to talking about how to be confident with yourself. It’s about a lot of things teens can relate to, struggle with, or think is funny,” Porecha said. 

Aside from talking about whatever they wish, one of the main reasons Kim and Porecha love podcasting is that they are able to use their voices and express their opinions. 

“It’s not a teen-opinionated world. It’s good to have a new perspective and to listen to fresh ideas. When we’re able to communicate our advice, our stories, and our experiences, it adds to the value of society,” Kim said. 

While podcasting allows Kim and Porecha to share their ideas with the world, it does require a lot of dedication.

“We have to balance out our own time with school and other activities. We spend a lot of time designing social media posts, engaging with our audience, communicating with other people, and planning out production,” Kim said. 

Fulfilling these responsibilities requires a lot of collaborative effort. Both Kim and Porecha bounce ideas off each other, decide what to discuss on their podcast, and record episodes together. However, each has their own, more specific role. 

“I run the social media, so I’m always promoting the podcast or DMing and communicating with other people. There’s no end to the process, and it’s a lot of work,” Kim said. 

Promoting a podcast via social media is essential for its growth. However, editing a podcast episode to perfection is just as important. 

“I edit the episodes. The time it takes depends on the episode length, but typically it takes me one to three hours per episode,” Porecha said.

Regardless of all the time and hard work they sacrifice, both Kim and Porecha believe creating and managing their podcast is in every way worth it. 

“Podcasting has really become a big part of our lives, and it’s a good thing for us. It’s good to have a passion project that we really love,” Kim said.