Utopia on my Mind is a project that started during the early stages of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The idea was that we are all in need of more utopias in order to even think about and discuss what world we want to live in.
The podcast is curating visions for an ideal world from all over the globe in a Radiolab-like storytelling way.
Everyone has a podcast
Podcasting is something that I got into only recently but found a lot of enjoyment in relatively quickly – probably due to my familiarity with editing softwares thanks to my background in videomaking.
More than video production, however, podcasting feels like this beautiful marriage between rewarding and honest conversations, research, a creative writing process that allows me to actually craft something new, and the detail- and aesthetic-driven work of editing and composing an episode.
The point I dread every time I produce something is that moment when you have recorded or collected everything you need and you open the editing software for the first time to look through hours of footage and try to make sense of it all.
With Utopia on my Mind, I have tried to circumnavigate this problem by narrowing in on the transcript of my podcast early on in the process, writing the podcast rather than Frankenstein-ing it together digitally, and using the editing software for what it’s best at: Turning a story into an experience and carving the fine details of the end product. This process allows me to keep an overview on the story I am telling while at the same time wielding full creative control over the tiniest details.