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Sex With Emily rewinds back to her First Words

Sex With Emily rewinds back to her First Words


Getting started. It’s the toughest part of any creative project, and starting a podcast is no different. How do I do this? Will I be any good? What if no one listens? What if I fail?

But everybody needs to start from exactly the same place: episode one. Every podcast needs to have its first words. That goes for all of your favorite podcasters, too — even if now they’re effortless audio storytellers.

So we’ve launched First Words, a video series where Acast takes podcasters from around the Acast Creator Network on a trip down memory lane. We scroll back to the start of their feed and press play on the very first episode, challenging them to remember the first words they spoke. Expect to hear revealing stories of humble beginnings, how they’ve grown as podcasters, and advice for future podcast superstars.

We invite Dr. Emily Morse—host of the Sex With Emily podcast—to reflect back on the First Words she ever spoke on her show nearly 15 years ago. 

Sex with Emily has built its reputation and audience by passionately supporting sex positivity, and never shying away from taboo topics that often aren’t heard in traditional media. Through biweekly episodes every Tuesday and Friday, Dr. Emily Morse brings her listeners into a world where no sex topic is off the table.

Watch the full episode below to hear Emily talk about what happened on the day the first episode was recorded, how nervous she was about sharing her podcast with the world, and what she’s learned about herself and podcasting over the last 15 years. 

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