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We’re gearing up to make Season 2 of Should We, a podcast with potential. We have a dream team lined up to help us try. Should we?
We’re gearing up to make Season 2 of Should We, a podcast with potential. We have a dream team lined up to help us try. Should we?
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Should We is a conversation between friends, in podcast form. In every episode, we ask and answer questions that turn expectations inside out. For example, should we subscribe to things? Should we move to the Nordic region? And how old should we be?

We started season 1 with Post-Its, an insatiable desire to converse with each other, and an iPhone in a cup. We ended our first season pretty much the same way, except with a firm conviction: we’re really onto something. 

Still, we think we could do better. For season 2, we have a big question to answer: should we actually try?

For us, trying means working with a brilliant pair of producers to shape a narrative that surprises us and you. (And to step up the audio quality, naturally.) We think this collaboration will make for a better listening experience all around.

Actually trying also means working with a brilliant pair of designers to express what we’re making visually. We’ll get to ask, what should a podcast look like? And what should our podcast look like?

So, our budget will be used to pay for:

  • Professional production and editing
  • Professional design
  • Making and shipping things like stickers and friendship bracelets

But before you take the plunge, perhaps you’d like to know a little about us?

We’re Diana Kimball and Lisa Sanchez, and we’ve been friends for a decade. After living together for three years in college, following each other across three cities and two continents, and seeing each other through the best and worst of our twenties, a podcast was the next logical step in our friendship.

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Our thanks to Erik, Stephen, Luisa, Natalie, and Andy for their support on the road to this beginning.

Risks and challenges

It’s possible that we shouldn’t actually try. This project is truly an experiment, and we don’t know whether actually trying will create a better experience for our listeners. We think the answer is yes, but the only way to find out is to give it a try. If it turns out that more polished production and design are less enjoyable, for ourselves or for our listeners, we’ll just go back to the way things were: recording on an iPhone in a cup.

It could take longer than we think to produce high-quality episodes. Both of us hold ourselves to high standards, and welcoming talented pros into the process is sure to raise the bar even further. If the polished episodes end up taking more than a month apiece to make, we’ll bridge the gaps with more casually-produced episodes. (Again, probably recorded on an iPhone in a cup.)

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    SHOULD WE LOVE BOOKS · We’ll make you a list of our all-time favorite books, written by hand and handily delivered to all backers as a PDF. Should we remember how to write in cursive? We’ll try!

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    SHOULD WE SAY WHAT WE MEAN · Access to a secret playlist of podcast extras. Your pledge tells us that we should, in fact, actually try.

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    SHOULD WE DO SHOUT-OUTS · We’ll read a special mention or message of your choice in an episode of season 2. Plus, everything above.

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    SHOULD WE TURN THE TABLES · Sponsor a set of 5 interviews with remarkable women, to be released as part of season 2. Plus, everything unlimited above.

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