Side Hustle/ Podcasting

Executive Producer and Manager, Mostly Lit Podcast

  • Clarissa Pabi

My role was two-fold and involved me helping to tell Mostly Lit’s story and simultaneously enabling Mostly Lit to share their passion for stories and storytellers with different audiences through the podcast. My responsibilities involved managing a small team of 3 and ensuring creative conversations and brainstorms Mostly Lit, publishers and film production companies are translated into programming, operations, comms, marketing and partnerships for podcast. I launched marketing partnerships with brands such as Waterstones and The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival which saw us becoming the first podcast-in-residence, hosting events (including an live podcast episode with Sir Lenny Henry) and creating bts content around the festival. In addition to these partnerships I produced several sold out live shows with Mostly Lit at The Roundhouse Theatre, Waterstones Piccadilly, Mfest, The British Library, Kings Place, Bare Lit. I also produced episodes with Man Booker Prize winning author Arundhati Roy, Courttia Newland, Guy Gunaratne, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Gabourey Sidibe, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Inua Ellams Emma Gannon, and more for the podcast.