The first episode with me as the new co-host aired a few days ago (Friday, January 8th). Instead of just posting the link and asking you to listen in, I thought I would give a little background information into the competition.
Starting early October, Jimmy Moore put a call out for applicants to be his new co-host once Dietitian Cassie announced that she would be leaving the show to pursue other endeavors. Jimmy Moore decided he would host an “American Idol” of podcasting instead of having the sole responsibility of choosing the next co-host fall on him. Jimmy Moore wanted a chance for the listeners to have an input since they are the ones that listen in every week. Over 60 people applied for this coveted position. The applicants were narrowed down to the top 9. On October 22, 2015 I received an e-mail that I was one of the lucky nine that would have the opportunity to participate in this competition and I was ecstatic. I couldn’t believe that I would be given the opportunity to participate. I have been listening to Low Carb Conversations and friends for the past few years and never once did I think I would get to be a guest friend on the podcast, much less a chance to co-host the show.
As the time for the first recording was fast approaching, I was becoming more and more nervous. I tried to settle the nerves by telling myself this was an opportunity to participate in a fun podcast and it didn’t matter if I won or lost (but it didn’t work). The first round was a lot of fun with Stephanie Dodier and Katie Coleman as my two other competitors. Just like everyone in the competition, it is obvious the true motivation for what they do in the field of nutrition and health is to help others. After each of the first three rounds, the listeners were given 5 days to place their votes and the winner was announced on a Periscope video the following Wednesday. I couldn’t believe it when I was announced the winner of the second round.
Once the winners of the first three rounds were determined, Stephanie Person from Round 1, me from Round 2, and Brianna Elliot from Round 3, we set the recording date for December 30th for the final round. I was again filled with nerves before and during the recording but still had a great time with Jimmy Moore and the other two amazing ladies. As everyone now knows, after another 5 days of voting I was announced as the new co-host on another periscope video. Again, I couldn’t believe it!! I definitely could not have won without the support of the listeners, family, friends, Facebook friends, and Nally Family Practice employees and patients. (The medical assistant’s made these signs and placed them in every exam room, above the scale, and anywhere else our patients would see them).
So, with all that said, my first episode as co-host was recorded January 7th and aired January 8th. Yes, I was nervous, but how could I not be when I was recording with two amazing podcasters. I have a lot to learn about podcasting and co-hosting. Plus I have some big shoes to fill as Cassie leaves the show, but I am looking forward to the challenge. Most importantly, I look forward to working with Jimmy, interacting with the guest friends, and sharing educated opinions about the latest health headlines every week. So please, listen in at lowcarbconversations.com or on iTunes. It would be great to have you as a listener.