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Podcast Corner: Wamathai

Wamathai is a podcast by veteran blogger and co-founder of the Bloggers Association of Kenya, James Wamathai. I think it’s also important to mention that he is one of the people who introduced me to professional blogging – but that has no influence over what I am going to say about his podcast (lol).

Wamathai (podcast named after himself) explores the Kenyan culture – from the arts to food, to music and travelling.

The podcasts take the interview format and in each episode, he talks to influential in the various sectors. Among the people who have appeared in the interviews include Wambui Kamiru (Artist/widow to Bob Collymore), Magunga Williams (Writer/Travel enthusiast), Paushinski, George Gachara (Heva Fund), Scarlet Nduta (Visual Artist), and Sally Kahiu (communications and Marketing at KAM ) among others.

Most of the episodes are recorded at Sema Box, a creative studio at Baraza Lab. The production is top notch and I am just in love with the natural flow of the conversations during the interviews. It sounds like guys catching up in a bar over a drink and they invite you into their conversation – the only difference is that you get to learn a lot bout their different journeys.

The episodes that really stuck with me were the interview with Wambui Kamiru and the one with Paushinski.

I listen to this podcast on Spotify, but it’s also available on Anchor (by Spotify), Apple Podcasts, Breaker and Google Podcasts among others.



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