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Amy “Taj” Baker / Playful Presence

Here’s our interview with Amy “Taj” Baker, the host of Playful Presence podcast.

Taj is a mindfulness and creativity coach, improviser, applied improv facilitator, podcaster, artist, and writer. She specializes in injecting play into otherwise dry subjects, which makes training and learning fun, and working one-on-one with people who are reinventing their lives and/or deepening their creativity.

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Amy Taj Baker - Playful Presence

How many episodes have you published?

My show is on the radio on KBOO once a month, and will soon launch as a podcast.

Describe your podcast in 2 or 3 sentences

Listen to improv scenes from improvisers around the world. Get tips on what an improvisational mindset is, ways to practice it, and how it can open up possibilities for spontaneity and adventure in your life. And practice short easy bits of play and mindfulness along with us during the show!

Who is your target audience?

People who want to be more creative and more present in their lives. Improvisers and non-improvisers.

What’s the number 1 thing listeners love about your podcast?

The variety, the fresh perspective on this art form, the creativity.

Why are you doing this podcast?

I love the art of improv and want to show people that it’s much more than comedy. It can be a way to grow as a human being. And it’s a really fun mindfulness practice.

You can get something out of the show if you are an improviser, if you’re thinking about trying it, or if you would never do it. There’s something for everyone.

Are you monetizing this podcast? If so, how?


What advice would you give a new podcaster?

Collaborating with others who share a passion for what your podcast is about, makes it much more doable, fun, and sustainable. And make sure you really do have a passion for your topic!

What’s your favorite podcast you listen to?

This American Life. It’s the OG of podcasts and ranges from funny to poignant.

Anything else people should know about you or your podcast?

If you have a strong inner critic or want to be more creative, let’s talk!

Where can people follow you?

People can follow me on Facebook

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