We had the good fortune of connecting with Patricia Moran and Summer Moya and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Patricia & Summer, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
We want to debunk the thought that podcasting is easy! Podcasting is hard work and it’s a medium that is still evolving!

There is more than pressing “record” and talking. It takes time, effort, money, and work for it to become successful. It’s tedious to even do one episode. We have to consider scheduling, research, recording, production, social media, and so forth. It takes many hours to prepare and edit. Sometimes the “recording” part is the quickest portion. There is art behind a podcast. As listeners, we may forget or not even know the work that goes behind doors. Finally, podcasting is an engaging and fast-growing medium. Since it’s still growing and evolving, we have to adapt, learn, and grow as well. That is challenging, but I am sure any podcaster will agree that it’s worth it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Our podcast, Patmmer Podcast, is essentially portraying our experience as two old-school Texas-based K-pop fans attempting to reconnect with the current generation of K-pop. We were immersed in K-pop during college, but once we graduated, we got busy with life. Work, responsibilities, relationships, and many other aspects had stopped us from being able to be involved in that scene. Thankfully, we finally took the step to get back into it.

Many years ago, we had always thought about starting a podcast, but we had one huge obstacle: we did not know how to produce it. After college, Pati decided to switch career paths. She was initially focused on pursuing a career in the healthcare field but instead decided to pursue media technology. That’s where she learned what in all goes into producing a podcast and its brand. After years of her acquiring experience, we finally felt ready to start it.

We both needed and missed K-pop in our lives! This is something we do for fun! We do it because we love K-pop and learning new things, and most importantly we love spending time with each other. It honestly hasn’t been easy, it’s a lot of work. We are a team of 2 and we have to wear many hats. We are also full-time employees in our respective jobs, so finding the time is difficult. Finally, even if we started this podcast amid a pandemic, we are thankful that it has worked out!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Food: -Eat some ramen at Wabi House for lunch
-Walk through Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and grab a slice of cake from Cake Bar
-Go to Koreatown in Carrollton, eat some Korean bbq and then go karaoke
-Visit downtown, head to Klyde Warren Park, and eat something from food trucks

-Visit the Truck Yard, try some Professional Texas beer
-Go to Free Play! Play some arcade games and get your drink on
-Visit Deep Ellum and head to Salsera! Great Latin music!

-Have a picnic at White Rock Lake
-Have dinner and ride a boat at Lake Hubbard
-Go to the Dallas Zoo!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to give a shoutout to Leonardo Aceves of Ardent Podcast! He has been extremely supportive throughout the time we’ve been producing Patmmer Podcast. We appreciate his help in starting off our podcast!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patmmerpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/patmmerpodcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patmmerpodcast

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmlM6jlUEwHstMoICfedzyg

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