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Continuing the theme of exploring local podcasts this summer, in this Creator Conversation (formally known as the Tuesday Treat series), I speak with Kayla Coffey and Anna Farha about their show, Localites OKC.

In your own words, what is the Localites OKC podcast about?

Our podcast is dedicated to highlighting all of the incredible events and places in Oklahoma City. We interview guests from local nonprofits, restaurants, breweries and more to give our listeners an inside “look” at all of the best that our city has to offer. We also provide a weekly rundown of events throughout the metro, and happenings updates keeping up with business openings and closings.

Who is the podcast intended for?

Our podcast is intended for anyone who wants to know more about what’s going on in our city and keep their finger on the pulse of the everything new and exciting happening here. Whether you are a fan of beer, the arts or food in general, we have something that anyone can connect with!

Why did you want start the podcast?

We wanted to start our podcast because we have always made a habit of keeping up with what’s going on in town and supporting local. Our name comes from combining “local” and “socialite,” because we love showcasing what makes our city unique. Our involvement with many local organizations has given us a great network of people that we want everyone to be familiar with. There is so much changing around town, and it can be hard to keep up. We wanted to be a weekly resource to help keep everyone in the know, from those directly involved with these changes.

What’s a good episode for first time listeners to check out?

We would recommend starting out with whatever episode is most recent, as it will have the most relevant content. However after that just scroll through our episode titles, and we’re sure one of our topics will jump out at you!

What have been some challenges and lessons learned in the the production of your podcast?

Making sure our content is relevant is something we are always aware of. We gather our info from many trusted resources and curate what we want to bring to our audience each week. As we record on Wednesdays and our show comes out on Thursdays, we attempt to be the most up to date we can each week.

Any behind-the-scenes stories you wish to share?

Our first demo of our podcast we were mock “covering” OKC Pride 2017, so with this year’s festival it will technically be our third time covering this event – which has not yet happened with any other event!

What do you hope people will take away after listening to your podcast?

We hope listeners will come away with a sense of being more informed about Oklahoma City. Each week our guests give such great insights into all of the amazing organizations we have here.

Anything else you want to say or let people know?

New episodes come out every Thursday, along with occasional Monday minisodes, so check us out and prepare to become a Localite! Find us on Apple, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com