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Meet Randi O, Maya, Q The TaqeOver, and Mike B of Black Educated and Broke the Podcast

Today we’d like to introduce you to Randi O, Maya, Q The TaqeOver, and Mike B of Black Educated and Broke the Podcast.

Please kick things off for us with some background on the story.
In the Spring of 2018, Randi O, Maya and Mike B met as colleagues to discuss opportunities to further their careers in media. The idea of a podcast came to fruition. After a couple of trial shows, Randi O reached out to another colleague and college schoolmate Q. Well, the rest is history. We are now in Season 2 of becoming the best urban podcast show for millennials and all ages.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Each week, we are constantly critiquing shows especially our show segments. We critique each other identifying ways we can improve. If we have an idea, we discuss it then apply it immediately for the next show. Right now, one of the major struggles we face is the continued promotion of our brand. Everybody has a podcast now plus with being in Atlanta, so many people are looking to become the next media mogul. Everybody is in competition with each other while we are just trying to add excellence to the culture. But of course, we want to be the best.

Black Educated and Broke – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Black, Educated and Broke is an Atlanta based podcast led by four millennials providing their perspectives on the latest in entertainment, music, politics and community headlines, etc. Our goal is to provide an outlet for an urban culture that is overlooked by mainstream media.

We have been very proud of our gains from building this platform from nothing into something. We have a decent following here in Atlanta along with support from various places. We continue to build partnerships with other black organizations sharing the opportunity to promote one another through podcast streaming platforms and social media.

What sets us apart from other podcasts is our format. We don’t waste time rambling on a topic. We update our listeners on our personal journeys with a banter segment filled with laughs and reunion. Our show has a weekly news segment that provides information about people of color all over the country that mainstream news may not cover. With our target audience, we offer opportunities in Atlanta where millennials, whether single, dating or married can enjoy moments of what Atlanta has to offer. We are an outlet for listeners providing them with opportunities with rising black businesses as well.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to us achieving and surpassing the goals set. Of course, who doesn’t want to reach the wealth, fame and respect… it is all included, but to be able to say, we served our purpose.

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Photos by Davia, Podcast Logo by Bertha

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  1. Cheyenne

    October 10, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I love listening to you all ! I initially started listening to support my brother Maya (lmao) but I really do enjoy the segments and different personalities you all have & how much you’ve progressed over time! Keep it upppppp xo !!

    • Randi O

      October 11, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Awww thank you Cheyenne. We appreciate your continued support; it means a lot.

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