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Meet Rod and Inci Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rod and Inci Jones.

Hi Rod and Inci, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
In the summer of 2020, we decided to start a podcast. We needed a space for a podcast studio. So we did something that we should have done years ago. We totally cleaned out our guest bedroom and transformed it into the purple pod room. We unconventionally went with shades of purple giving it its own character and vibe. Fast forward to the end of the year, we had built out the podcast studio and added the equipment necessary to create weekly episodes. We decided to name our podcast Thought Row because it describes what we envisioned our podcast to be and what it could become.

Both of us have an extensive background in creativity, from consulting to content creation, including website design and development to writing and creating art. We knew our business experience and our life experiences would bring interest in each and every podcast episode.

We developed the podcast for the purpose of sharing our creative experience and especially interviewing other creative people from around the world. Our slogan for the Thought Row Podcast is, “We celebrate what people love to do creatively by giving them a voice.”

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
For the most part, it was relatively smooth, but they’re definitely was a learning curve. Producing a weekly podcast, especially with guests from around the world required some technical expertise that we had to learn. One of the things we definitely concentrated on was making sure we had quality audio and editing. Editing is a task that has to be done for every episode, and it can have a pretty steep learning curve. But all in all, we managed to pull it off.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
For the last 20 years, we both have been marketing consultants, which afforded us the opportunity to work with a variety of companies to achieve their marketing goals. One of the assets that we have developed is our ability to create content.

Over the last few years, podcasts have become very popular, and they are an excellent way to share information. When we decided to develop our podcast, we wanted to make sure that we shared thoughts and ideas that people could immediately adopt into their own lives and creativity.

We are not only co-hosting of the Thought Row podcast; we are husband and wife. One of the special things about our married life has always been our ability to communicate with each other. We both lean towards being extroverts and like-spirited conversations.

We are particularly proud of our genuine desire to help other people achieve their creative goals.

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
The Thought Row podcast gestated during the whole Covid-19 mess. Podcasting gave us the opportunity to meet many interesting and talented people from all over the world – virtually. One thing we quickly discovered was that we all were in the same boat.

We also learned from the various people we interviewed that they were trying to do their best to make things happen creatively in their lives even though they were definitely facing challenges. Our guests shared with us much of their life histories and the relationships they have with their family and friends. We were so happy to hear that people are good and good-natured, even during this worldwide pandemic.

The biggest blessing for us was the fact that we have created so many wonderful lasting friendships. We all follow each other on various social media platforms and we are all about supporting each other’s life and creative inspirations. Once someone appears on the Thought Row podcast, we become sort of a virtual “family”.

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