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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.”