Sheltered In Place

Michael Shawn
Michael Shawn

We didn’t set out to produce the podcast that Episode 43 turned out to be.  It was a number of weeks ago when we first reached out to MTS Management about setting up an interview with Nashville Recording Artist Savannah.  The Coronavirus was not yet on anybody’s radar.

We were looking at some different artists for our Free Range Talent File and we stumbled onto Savannah’s latest video.  I was immediately struck by its content, and I told the A-Team PR person sitting next to me, “That’s the kind of stuff I want to carry more of.”

Fast forward a few short weeks … MTS gave us the go-ahead.  They had set up an interview between myself and Savannah, and then the entire country / world was being asked to “shelter in place”, and everyone reading this article knows the rest of that story.

Free Range Talent File SavannahBecause of the nature of podcasting, up until this point we didn’t discuss current events, political affairs, or the seasonal weather.  But COVID-19 changed all of that, and suddenly we were struck by the fact that our listeners anyplace on the planet were dealing with serious issues and the worst thing we could do as a podcast was ignore it.  So, we opened our hearts and Episode 43 is what came out.

Savannah NiderWe realize it sounds like Savannah’s specific interview was set up to be a part of our “shelter in place” episode.  But, honestly, it just turned out that way.  As we point out in Episode 43, her day job is a full time nursing assistant, working with doctors in Nashville.  She sings, she writes, she records, she entertains, and she saves lives.  She was in the right place at the right time on our podcast, and we were humbled to have her take the time for our interview.

The Free Range Texan Episode 43 is the one where Michael Shawn opens his heart more and more and gets more personal one-on-one as the episode progresses.  None of it was planned, it just happened.  Savannah (a working nurse in Nashville) is our special guest.  There’s a campfire episode … again unplanned … that turned out to be darker than anything that we have done previously.   And the closing epilogue that is basically just us wishing all of our listeners safe passage through this world-wide event.  Our goal was just to let  everyone know that our wish was for them to remain safe and healthy.  We fully intend to return on schedule with another complete new episode of the Free Range Texan Podcast to share with our friends everywhere.  All of you are appreciated.

Free Range Texan Episode 43

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