In this episode, SquadCast co-founders Zach and Rock sit down with Hendel Leiva, podcast producer who, just two years ago, listened to our show and wondered how he could eventually become a guest. He did it!
Hendel’s work started out in immigration reform and other nonprofit work surrounding communities of color. He has since worked in the podcast space in a number of roles including as a host, a producer, an interview booker, and more. Listening to hear about Handel’s unique approach to podcast production, and how it has gained him some recognition in the space.
Hendel also shares with us a less-than-stellar experience he had working for someone who he, at one point, thought very highly of. This anecdote teaches a unique lesson on being careful to idolize our heroes.
This is a raw and vulnerable episode of Between Two Mics and we are thankful that Hendel shared his time with us.
More on Hendel:
Hendel Leiva is Race Forward’s Community Engagement Specialist, and also serves as the Executive Producer for Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast.
Hendel is a podcast host, producer, and creator, having produced his podcast Immigration MIC since 2015, and was also recently a producer for the award winning podcast Latinos Out Loud.
From the community of Brentwood, New York, Hendel has spent a large part of his career advocating for immigrant rights and immigration reform, and currently works to contribute to narratives in racial justice, as well as introducing others to the podcasting world through mentoring, workshops, and live events.
Arielle Nissenblatt is SquadCast’s Community Manager. She’s obsessed with all things podcast-related and is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a podcast recommendation engine. In her spare time, Arielle enjoys hosting zoom trivia for friends and strangers all over the world and rollerblading.