Today we’d like to introduce you to Damon Bradley.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Currently one of the partners ins Shoptalk Podcast studios, with my partner Jason. We record our podcast out this location Shoptalk Podcast, and we provide a recording space for over 200 podcasts that have recorded behind our doors. Jason and I took the conversations we’d have at work, and literally put it podcast form. We’re 300 plus episodes in on Shoptalk Podcast consecutively. We have no plans of stopping.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road has been hard as hell. I’ve always craved to have something more outside of a safe 9-5 life. I’ve tried radio, various attempts at doing music, other creative channels. It’s never been easy. You take so many loses. Doubt yourself. Wonder if it’s worth it. When will it happen for you. Self-doubts gets really lord. It you really just got to keep going. Cause all you need is one win. And things can start Turning around. I’ve lost money, time, relationships. It’s a sacrifice. But it was worth it.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Shoptalk podcasts focuses on important topics happening in our community. Sports, politics, entertainment. The loud, opinionated conversations we heard in the barbershop. We are focused on creating quality content. I’m so proud of our growth. The show has transformed so much from its inception. We found a formula that works for us, and people genuinely support us. We’re unique cause we are authentic. Good or bad we say what we feel. We say the things people think but may not be comfortable with saying.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up with my younger sister. Two HBCU educated parents that provided a safe and stable, loving environment. Pretty normal home. Personality-wise I’ve always been loud and talked a lot. I grew up watching Ric Flair, Deion Sanders, Charles Barkley. I liked how those guys talked and how people responded to them. The larger-than-life confidence. I was definitely into sports. Wrestling heavy. Boxing. And I was knee-deep in hip hop. I love it. It’s been the soundtrack of my life. It really shaped and spoke to me.
- Website: https://shoptalkpod.com/
- Instagram: @dame___313
- Twitter: @dame___313
Jason Van Pierce