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The Collector's Podcast

The Collector's Podcast

By Kamna Kirti
The Collector is a new publication on Medium and this podcast is a weekly show that includes a gamut of topics ranging from the latest updates and launches on our publication to inviting guests, experts, and academicians talking to us about writing, history, politics, and racism.
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In Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Ruth Gould
Dr. Rebecca Ruth Gould is a professor at the University of Birmingham. Author of an award-winning monograph Writers and Rebels.  A Pushcart Prize nominee and awarded the creative writing New Zealand flash fiction competition prize in 2019. We discussed her wide array of work- From being a versatile writer to her research in the theory of racism.  Being an American, living in the UK, and professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative literature have changed her world view considering such divided times. And which is the one book that changed her life and which books she finds herself re-reading quite often? Do check her profile on Academia and her reading list.
January 16, 2021
In Conversation with Kate Lee 'Emerald'
Hello Everybody, This is the final episode of The Collector's Podcast Season 1. We invite writers from all over the world to write for our writing publication on Medium. Check out the guidelines here- For any further questions, please email to This time we invited Kate Lee 'Emerald'. She is based out of Seoul, South Korea, and is the founder and CEO of Life of Emerald. A mental health advocate, a visionary, and a humanitarian.  The mission statement of Life of Emerald- I empower you You empower others We uplift humanity together Kate's company (Life of Emerald) runs some exciting courses on cultivating happiness within you- We talked about the vision of her company, the taboos around mental health, and her recommendations on the best online courses one can look out for if you're interested in entrepreneurship.
December 29, 2020
In conversation with Ajita Mahajan
Hello Everybody. Welcome to episode eight of The Collector's Podcast. This time we had a conversation with Ajita Mahajan. Ajita is a content creator who writes fun, inspirational, and travel stories from her personal experiences. Before switching into this profile, she worked with Amazon and chose her passion over a paycheck. We discussed how she pitches for freelance work and markets her personal brand, her traveling experiences, and what is her short term goals. Ajita is a writer on Medium.
December 17, 2020
In Conversation with Sonali Saxena
Hello Everybody, Welcome to episode 7 of The Collector's Podcast. In this episode, we had a conversation with Sonali Saxena. Sonali is a Mum of a precocious 12-year-old boy who passionately believes that the world can be made a better place by investing in our kids. She is a qualified teacher and facilitator with over 15 years of experience in the corporate world managing customer operations. An avid blogger and writer, she loves sharing her personal experiences through her writing.  We talked about how millennials and Gen Z who have lost the art of concentration can develop the habit of reading books. How amateur writers can initiate their writing journey and what's her next goal in life. Do check it out.
December 5, 2020
In conversation with Dr. Michael Austin
Welcome to another episode of The Collector's Podcast with Dr. Michael Austin. Dr. Austin is a provost for academic affairs at the University of Evansville. He is a published author for a couple of books and a former English professor. We talked about - 1. His latest book 'We must not be enemies- Restoring America's Civic Tradition'. 2. How American democracy will be impacted if Trump will not concede.   3. His opinion on partisan media and how to reduce political polarization. 4. And lastly discussion on his upcoming book on 'Education and Democracy'
November 21, 2020
A candid conversation with Mehek Kapoor
Hey Guys, Welcome to Episode 5 of The Collector's Podcast. In this episode, I had a crisp conversation with Mehek Kapoor. She is a product designer by profession and is based out of the Netherlands. Mehek started her writing journey in 2010 and published a handful of books. She writes for quora and has more than 33k followers. She diversified her writing profile and writes on Medium. Mehek shared some interesting insights about how a new writer can start their writing journey on the Medium platform, grow followers organically, and how to avoid writer's block.
October 31, 2020
Conversation with Jhemmylrut Teng on Evolution and Role of Media Journalism
Hey Guys, Welcome to episode 4 of The Collector's Podcast. Another week and another special guest on our show Jhemmylrut (JE-MIL-ROOT) Teng. She is a Senior PR and ex-reporter for TV5 and Bloomberg. We had a candid conversation on partisan media, the explosion of social media and everyone being a citizen journalist, how we as ordinary people can be sane in this digital world, and last but not least,  how media channels are playing dirty tactics and showcasing sensationalism for TRPs and breaking news. She shared her wisdom on how we as common people can question the news that is being telecasted and validate it too! All this is available in our episode. Do check it out.  Jhemmylrut writes on Medium and recently she won the October writing challenge of The Collector's publication. Here is the free link to check out her article.
October 23, 2020
Discussing Racial Literacy with Maya Singleton
Hi Guys, Welcome to Episode 3 of The Collector's Podcast. In this episode, I had an insightful conversation with Maya about racial literacy, her views on how equipped the US schools are to teach the future generation about race, the dramatic polarization that has occurred due to the exponential growth of social media platforms, and how we as citizens can come out the shackles of race, religion, and color. She is a lover of academia and has recommended some excellent books on African-American history. She wants to educate the audience about race in an entertaining way while not using jargon. Maya hosts 'The Renegade Professor Podcast' and that is available on all major platforms. Do check it out too.
October 18, 2020
The Vatican's Fig Leaf Campaign
Welcome to the second episode of The Collector's Podcast.  The October Writing Challenge is on and the theme is 'Women of World War II. The last date to submit your entry is 15th October. Exciting prizes for the winner and runner-up. The Collector has launched the free mentorship program for budding writers. Do check out if you are interested. Today, I shared the significant art censorship movement in the medieval period  'The Vatican's Fig Leaf Campaign'. The systemic defacing of art that was carried out in the name of preserving the roots of Christianity. The full article is accessible using the below link
October 14, 2020
The Collector's Podcast - Introduction
The Collector is a new publication on Medium (a writing platform) to curate well-reasoned pieces that employ formal rhetoric and span the topics of History, Arts, Politics, Feminism, Culture, Racism, and LGBTQ. The Collector's Podcast will be a weekly show and include a gamut of things ranging from the latest updates and launches on our publication to inviting guests, experts, and academicians talking to us about writing, history, and racism. Submissions are open for the October writing challenge and The theme for this month is ‘The Women of World War II’. There are cash prizes for the winner and runner up so don't wait and start your research on the topic ‘The Women of World War II’. If you would like to contribute to the publication The Collector, participate in the writing challenge, or you have any ideas, questions, or feedback, please do email us at  Let’s discuss next week an interesting event that happened in history in the medieval period — 'Vatican’s Fig leaf campaign'
October 5, 2020