Welcome to the Imposter Club

Mon 17 Apr 2023 | News | 0 comments

Co-MD Kimberly Godbolt announces the launch of the TV industry’s brand new podcast

It’s finally time to fling The Imposter Club’s doors wide open to the world of TV production and creative people everywhere.

A podcast from Talented People has been months, no years in the making if I’m honest. As you know, we’ve always felt passionately about bringing meaningful and relatable content to our network on top of the team’s headhunting and staffing day job.

Anything that can make this sometimes brutal industry a better place to work; to inform as well as bring you together. And after a few years of popular but increasingly irregular Facebook Live sessions, we decided it’s time to join the podcast movement, be more accessible on the move and wheedle our way into your world with a (good) weekly habit.

So what is The Imposter Club and why should you listen I hear you ask? Sensible question, and your time is precious, I am acutely aware of that. It’s an audio series of behind-the-screens chats with high profile industry figures who are willing to confess to frequently feeling like a fraud, despite their credentials… All in the spirit of helping us feel better about often not knowing what we’re doing either.And of course, being the curious person that I am, I delve far deeper than this sense of mutual winging it.

I feel privileged to have had incredibly candid conversations with my guests: Fatima Salaria opens up to me about her experiences coming through the ranks as a young Asian woman in a male environment, Emmy & BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert tells me of the emotional turmoil of shooting his docs in warzones, and Phil Edgar Jones OBE talks about his whole year of failure after the peak of his career as Creative Director of Big Brother… I could go on, but don’t want to give too many spoilers.

The team and I wanted to create a podcast that exposes the real humans behind the awards and the leadership roles. A podcast that feels like it’s made just for you as you navigate your way through a complex and addictive but incredibly rewarding TV career. Like a warm hug, or a mug of hot chocolate, or perhaps an episode of Ted Lasso…Let’s face it, TV is a packed place to work but it can be lonely too. So let’s change that. It would mean so much to me if you listen, review and share the podcast with friends so that we can reach as many fellow TV imposters as possible. After all, we’re all just making it up as we go along aren’t we?

And yep, that definitely includes me producing and hosting this podcast 😉

Listen & follow the podcast here (and on all the usual podcast apps)

You can always send or update your CV and details here which is the fastest way to update our database on you, and browse the roles on our jobs board here. Talented People’s Live Sessions on Facebook are popular, so watch our social feeds for the next important and inclusive industry chat and join in with your own questions. You can find all previous ones on our site here. Follow Talented People on TwitterFacebookInstagram & LinkedIn so you don’t miss good TV industry talk and news, as well as our latest job opportunities

**As a proud champion of diversity and equity in production, Talented People takes positive action to reach and represent marginalised or under-represented groups in the industry – be that race, disability, sexuality, gender, socio-economic background or religion, or indeed any other personal circumstance we can encourage conversation to support to get the best talent into the right jobs without prejudice e.g. jobsharing / flexible working requirement.**

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