Welcome Maya Lau :
We’re joined on the Starline by a former investigative reporter for the LA & Shreveport Times and The Advocate. She’s creator, host and executive producer for the podcast trying to level the playing field of “Other People’s Pockets. We welcome Maya Lau.
Maya, let’s go Beyond the Mic. How did this project come together?
From Vassar College to the Peace Corps how did your past as an International Studies student and urban agricultural volunteer in Senegal prepare you for today?
As you interview everyone for “Other People’s Pockets”, what’s the one fact that you discovered that shocked you?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite moment in the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater?
2. You once biked 40KM through Senegal. Where is the nicest place you ever rode?
3. Do you still have your first machete?
4. What’s the last thing YOU purchased?
5. Favorite type of music to listen to?
6. How did the Savage Love podcast influence your own role in podcasting?
7. Typical In-N-Out order?
8. Biggest mistake you ever made financially?
One Big Question:
You’ve been called an astute observer and researcher, “one of the most dogged investigative reporters”. What topic was the hardest for you to cover?
As people listen to “Other People’s Pockets” what do you want to get out of each episode?
If asked, would you give up your salary?
Where can people find you online?
She doesn’t have her first machete anymore, choreographed her own dances at Vassar and wants you to listen to “Other People’s Pockets” wherever you find podcasts. Maya Lau, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
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