Fei Wu: Behind the Scenes at the Feisworld Podcast (#20)
Meet Fei Wu
After announcing the first 1,000 downloads of the feisworld podcast in January 2015, a number of friends, guests and listeners reached out to me via Facebook, Twitter, emails and phone calls. They congratulated me on this significant milestone and urged me to continue my journey as a podcaster.
Caleb Brown, the first guest on the Feisworld Podcast, had requested to have me interviewed on my own show. To my surprise, he was not the only one. Jade Longstaff, a colleague, mentioned my show in her message on Facebook of being aspired to embrace her inner artist-self. Julia Holloway, a guest from Ep. 13, had decided to create her own podcast this year. Ralph Peterson Jr. from Ep 14 and 15 has been using our podcast as part of his teaching materials at the Berklee School of Music.
I never felt more honored and blessed in my life.
How did I get there and why did I start a podcast with no prior experience in audio engineering, nor do I have a trained voice? This interview about me, my life, became an opportunity to ask myself these questions.
When I first started the feisworld podcast in October 2014, one of my high school teachers hinted that she saw this coming from a mile away. “Fei! I remember you as a 16-year old D.J. at the China National Radio Station.” I had long forgotten about that very special year of engaging and connecting with audience from around China and receiving dozens of letters every week. I dusted off a few old photos and made them into a collage as a featured image for this post.
Today, 15 years later, I offered myself a gift to connect with people who are admirable, authentic, creative and fun. In turn, my podcast has become my gift to those around me and to the world. Three months after the release of the feisworld podcast, I have welcomed nearly 2,000 downloads and listeners from 40 countries.
You can learn more about me and about my podcast directly on this website. I welcome your comments, feedback and hope we continue this journey of shared experiences.
I want to thank Adam Leffert for offering his time to conduct this wonderful interview. Adam is a full-stack C#/ASP.Net web developer based in Boston, MA.