In the seventy-ninth episode of The Just Checking In Podcast, we checked in with presenter Joe Walker.
Having started out at CLASH, PUSH and RWD magazines, Joe joined start-up community radio station Reprezent in 2015 and has hosted his own show on there ever since.
He was named by Complex UK in their 14 UK Music Radio Hosts Pushing The Culture Forward for 2021.
Joe has hosted shows on Apple Music 1, where the likes of Zane Lowe and Charlie Sloth have had mainstay slots.
He is also the co-founder of the International Clearance podcast, a football podcast about British players who make the choice to leave the UK to play abroad and their trials and tribulations on that journey.
In this episode we discuss his journey in the media industry, how he broke into one of the most competitive professions there is, starting his own podcast and going viral when he took part in an impromptu live-stream prank on football comedy and culture channel, FilthyFellas.
We also discuss the instability of the industry, financial anxiety, grief and the trauma of losing his best friend to suicide three years ago.
As always, #itsokaytovent
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TRIGGER WARNING: this podcast contains a deep discussion about grief, loss and the suicide of a loved one which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.