“What I do is, I try and make Ian be the best that he can be — and in doing that, we’ve worked with a really great team.”
– Shay Washington
Welcome our special 50th episode of OneTAKE Live! In this celebratory show-about-our-show, host Ian Barkin thinks back on the first 50 episodes with the help of two of the incredibly talented SYKES employees that help bring the show to life: Shay Washington, the podcast producer, and Jim Ramer, the senior manager of creative solutions!
Making an episode of OneTAKE Live is no easy feat. There are guests to schedule, plenty of research to prepare, and a myriad of technical marvels necessary just to get the show on the air — and it’s all done live! So, to help us all at home learn a little more about all the work that goes into each episode of OneTAKE live, and to discuss memorable moments from the last 50 episodes, we’ve invited two of our show’s producers to give us an inside look. According to Shay and Jim, there was certainly a learning curve, but also plenty of great things on the horizon.
“I definitely learn a lot with all the different formats and platforms, and we’re definitely way further than we were — and we know much more.” Shay explains, taking a moment to consider all of the amazing guests and improvements that OneTAKE has experienced since its inception. “I’m excited to see where we will continue to go.”
“Now, we’re very happy with the platform we’re on right now and they’re constantly making upgrades — so far, it’s been pretty smooth.” Jim adds, recounting many of the technical upgrades that the show has received since the premiere of OneTAKE nearly a year ago.
In addition to speaking with Jim and Shay, we’ll also be naming our first ever OneTAKE Live “superfan” — a fan we’ve identified who’s been watching, enjoying, and supporting the show since episode one.
Join us and learn more about all the work and creative efforts it’s taken to get to our 50th show on this special episode of OneTAKE Live!