Ossa Featured Podcaster: Emily Roberts, Host of The Big Move Podcast
Ossa podcaster Emily Roberts is the host of The Big Move podcast, a show with a mission to inspire and empower women to make big moves in their lives – whether that’s in business, travel, relocating, or any other major area of life that they’ve been dreaming about. Based on her own story of relocating from New York City to London, Emily brings fellow women leaders on the show to share their major moves and how these changes catapulted them to success.
Listen to The Big Move wherever you get your podcasts, and leave a review while you’re there! Read on for more from the host Emily Roberts:
Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less!
The Big Move is an international podcast and resource to motivate women to make MOVES. Whether it’s moving to a new city or country or launching a brand / business, TBM is a platform for strong women to share their incredible journeys around those big transitions, life decisions, and taking risks in life.
Rhode Island, USA
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
“Life is a journey not a race, try to enjoy the process.” – Em
Keeping upbeat & positive, even on the off days as we all have them.
One thing on your bucket list:
Surfing in an exotic & far away location.
Be The One by Dua Lipa
Last Text Message You Sent:
Asking my mom if she wanted a coffee 🙂
What was your first job?
Working at a beach snack bar in my hometown.
Any unusual hobbies?
1K-2K piece puzzles – nerdy, I know.
Biggest Pet Peeve?
When your socks get wet from a kitchen floor spill (random, I know).
What inspired you to start your podcast?
My move abroad to London 4 years ago!
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I used to work in adtech full-time in NYC – then I moved to London and pursued my blog and podcast full-time which is what I do now. I’m also a mom to a baby boy named Parker (age 1).
What is your show’s USP?
We feature women from virtually all over the world with heavy international backgrounds and experiences.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
I recorded with a beauty founder and afterwards went to download the audio file and it was corrupt. There was no explanation and no going back – the file and our chat was lost. I emailed the PR explaining the situation honestly and asked for a reschedule which they were kind enough to set up. From there, I always made sure to have a back-up recording set up!
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
One of my favorite episodes was my first ever LIVE event and podcast recording held in London at a new Hoxton Hotel location. It was an intimate event and I was so grateful for listeners that showed up for me that day. Felt like a big day for my baby pod!
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
One of my biggest accomplishments was hosting a major guest in just the first few months of working on the pod – Zanna Rassi Roberts, E! News Host / anchor and founder of Milk Makeup. I only knew about the interview the day before and jumped on the opportunity. She was kind and an absolute pleasure of a guest. For my baby pod, this was a major win!
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
I’d like to double my listens year over year. This last year has been a transition and strategic year and now I’m looking forward to more growth, more listeners, and more amazing guests to come.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
Video is going to be a massive trend from a content perspective. People really are visual so more and more we will see a move in this direction (and already have!). Working video into content to promote the episode, recording video alongside audio, and any other ways to work it in will be key.
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
The pod is a long game! You have to put in the time and the hard work (the workload is heavy), but in the long run it will pay off so don’t give up!
That you have to buy really expensive equipment. My first Mic was $25 to start out and although I upgraded along the way, I didn’t need fancy and expensive equipment to get started.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts?
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?
Moving abroad to London! It was a huge jump. Although I came with my partner, it was ultimately my choice and my decision to follow along. And I am so glad I did it – moving abroad has opened up my world, my perspective, and my career in so many ways.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Wavve for sound bytes! UNUM for social media planning. Chloe Digital for female bloggers and content creators.
Is there a charity or cause you care about that you would like to share?
The Breasties, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those affected by breast and reproductive cancers through community and friendship.
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
By creating this podcast and platform, I’m empowering and motivating other women to make those big moves in life and go after what they want. Sometimes we all need a push forward, a kick in the butt if you will. I hope that this show – each episode and guest – can do that for listeners.