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Behind Strong Feelings: Growing a podcast—and a partnership (with Sara & Katel)

EPAM 30 South 15th Street 9th Floor, Philadelphia, pa 19102 (map)

*** We're excited to collaborate once again with our friends at Design Brew on this meetup event!***


When publishing CEO Katel LeDû and author and consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher launched a podcast, “No You Go”, last year with their friend Jenn Lukas, they knew they wanted a supportive space to talk about being ambitious in a world that doesn’t always make it easy for women. But what they didn’t realize is how much that podcast would take them on a journey: losing a co-host, growing their audience, rebranding their show, and even deepening their friendship.

Join them as they share what they learned along the way—and celebrate the relaunch of their show for 2019: Strong Feelings, a weekly podcast about work, feminism, and friendship. You’ll learn about:

Building Strong Feelings from the ground up—from defining the concept to managing the logistics to making (and spending) money

What happens when your side hustle takes on a life of its own, and you need to find balance without slowing down

What makes a collaboration thrive, and how to overcome challenges, roadblocks, and burnout

Why we should all find ways to make trouble together in 2019

Plus, you’ll get an introduction to the magic of Strong Feelings, and have a chance to participate in the show’s favorite tradition, the Fuck Yeah of the Week. It’s the perfect way to start your year inspired and ready to build something rad!


Katel LeDû is the CEO of A Book Apart, the beloved indie publisher of brief books for people who design, write, and code. Before running the show at ABA, she was National Geographic’s digital director of photography. She’s been in publishing since the early aughts, and she’s sure seen a lot.

Sara Wachter-Boettcher runs Rare Union, a Philly-based product and content strategy consultancy, and gives talks around the world about how bullshit tech culture can be. She’s the author of Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech and the coauthor of Design for Real Life, and her writing has appeared in Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, McSweeney's, and Wired.


• 6:00 - 6:30pm: Networking

• 6:45 - 7:00pm: Introductions

• 7:00 - 8:00pm: Show introduction, presentation, and Q&A

• 8:00 - 8:15pm: Audience-participation in “Fuck Yeahs” for: What are you excited about in 2019?

Special thanks to our sponsors Think Company and SEER Interactive for their support!


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