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Diné men’s podcast racks up 200,000 listeners


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Kyle Bahe-Martinez’ podcast, The Social Vent, has accrued 200,000 listeners.

Kyle Bahe-Martinez first got into podcasts because of his interest in professional wrestling.

He found out Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was once a professional wrestler, had a podcast.

“I was like, ‘What’s a podcast?” he said. “I went online and found it and from there I fell in love with listening to someone tell a story.” For those who also don’t know, a podcast is like a radio show, but you can download it from the internet any time you want to listen. There are podcasts on everything from food to sports to beauty.

After listening to Austin’s show, Bahe-Martinez, who was raised in Shiprock and now lives in Flagstaff, discovered other podcasts about professional wrestling and branched out from there. Then he asked himself why couldn’t he do that.

“One day I just decided, Why not?” Bahe-Martinez said.

“What was stopping me was ‘Oh, we don’t have proper equipment. We don’t have this or that.’” Bahe-Martinez and his buddy Phillip Magana found an app, jumped into his car and pressed record. This is the creation story of their first episode of their first podcast, “The Social Vent.”

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Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is Meadow People born for Towering House People. She was raised in Manuelito and Naschitti, New Mexico. She was the co-recipient of the Native American Journalist Association's 2016 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Reporting. Denetclaw is currently finishing her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of New Mexico - Main. Denetclaw covers a range of topics including genetic research, education, health, social justice issues and small businesses. She loves coffee, writing and being with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Her handle is @pdineclah