Ossa Featured Podcaster: Doryn Wallach, It’s Not A Crisis
Ossa podcaster Doryn Wallach is the host of the It’s Not A Crisis podcast, a show for women in their 30s and 40s to speak frankly about the often overlooked challenges and joys of midlife. Doryn seamlessly integrates her personal experiences with expert guest perspectives to create an engaging, dynamic show that empowers women of this age to own their experience and feel supported through this pivotal time.
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Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less!
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
I don’t have ducks, they’re not in a row. I have squirrels and they’re at a rave.
I make anyone feel comfortable enough to talk to me about just about anything, which sometimes is a little scary 😉
One thing on your bucket list:
Travel alone to Asia
I Will Survive!
Last Text Message You Sent:
“You didn’t clean your breakfast off the table.”
What was your first job?
Worked for Express at the mall lol
Any unusual hobbies?
Hmm…I do narration work more as a hobby, sometimes I get paid. I also like to color each little square on a piece of graph paper!!
Biggest Pet Peeve?
People chewing with their mouth open.
What inspired you to start your podcast?
I felt that my girlfriends were talking (or not talking) about issues they were ashamed or embarrassed about and no one was speaking to our age range. A lot of talk to 50+ and 30 and below but not this age, and we need support. I really hit a market of women that are so grateful for what I am doing and I adore doing it. I really involve my listeners to get the best guest and their questions answered.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I also own a fine jewelry business called Doryn Wallach Jewelry, but I am moving that to more of a direction of custom only and trying to make the podcast a full-time move.
What is your show’s USP?
I really involve my listener to pick the guests, I make them laugh on social and I think being the age that I am, I don’t try to be an expert, I am not selling anything, I am learning along with them and sharing my own stories. it’s raw and honest and they appreciate it.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
I had a guest that I knew I shouldn’t have interviewed and I did and had to tell her after that I couldn’t use the show. That was hard!
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
Oh my, so many. My interview with Annie Potts and Vanessa Williams was pretty amazing and I think the most informative one that spoke to me the most was the one on grief. Explaining that grief isn’t just when someone dies.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
I think my downloads and engagement for just one year of publishing is a great and a testament to the comfort and trust that my listeners have in me.
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
I would like to be making some money from it. I would like some other interviewing opportunities elsewhere and would just like to keep learning.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
I feel like you have to stand out these days in podcasts. I see more podcasts going to places like Clubhouse and other live chats.
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Research and more. Make sure you know who you’re talking to and KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE.
What is one of the worst pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Don’t talk at all.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts?
The Mom Hour, The Holderness Family, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Story Corps, The Next Right Thing, Brene Brown
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
I have had so many different businesses so I think each and every one was a jump. I think going from interior design to jewelry was the hardest and biggest. People thought I was nuts!
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
I have been loving Clubhouse. I don’t get on as much as I’d like but it’s a huge way to network your podcast!
Is there a charity or cause you care about that you would like to share?
https://drawforpaws.org my friend’s daughter created this before she died of brain cancer.
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
I think I am speaking to women that have never been spoken to and making women not feel alone or nuts and that’s amazing to me!