We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael and Josie Herman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael and Josie, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks is where the magic happens. As audio artists for THE CALL OF THE VOID, we always want to bring brave, new ideas to our listeners. And of course this comes with a level of risk. In our second season, we introduce some very exciting and fresh ideas to our world and we aren’t completely sure how the audience is going to react to them. But we believe in these new ideas and are honestly very excited to see them come to life. We believe as long as the risk is calculated and the intentions are pure, it’s worth taking the shot.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Our show is not a podcast or a talkshow. Our show is more like “television for your ears”, we spend countless hours creating immersive audio scenes that bring you into our world. The result is a unique storytelling experience that allows the listener to take every step of the journey with the characters. We are proud of this unique narrative focus and the vibrant world of THE CALL OF THE VOID and love telling stories through audio.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man, there are so many cool places. The Getty is beautiful. The Huntington Gardens are a must see. We love a good stroll around Pan Pacific Park. And you can’t leave LA without checking our the downtown speakeasy Cole’s. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people to thank, but we have to start with our listeners. We really wouldn’t be anywhere without them. We thought our show was just going to be one season, but because of their excitement and energy, we’ve been able to move into season two. We never imagined a community around our show like the one there is and we are so humbled and thankful for the audiodrama community. We also want to thank many shows that came before us and inspired us to create a narrative audiodrama of this scale. Shows like Rabbits, The White Vault, and We’re Alive, changed the game for audio and we are so grateful for their hours of work.