I left university without any clear idea of what I wanted to do. At first I wanted to be a novelist, but soon discovered that I found sitting by myself all day with my thoughts far too lonely. Armed only with the knowledge that I liked writing and languages, I moved from the UK, where I’d grown up with a Czech mother and Slovak father, to Prague, the city my mother hails from, to teach English. I quickly discovered teaching was not for me, but at a loss as to what else I could do with my degree and experience, I carried on.
In my mid-twenties I discovered podcasts and started consuming them in large quantities, finding that they combined my love of fascinating stories, sound and the spoken word with an intimate, personal medium that I could consume while still looking at the world around me. It took me a while to realise that journalism was about a lot more than just news and politics, but once I did, I knew that radio journalism was where I wanted to go. Eventually I got some freelance work with Radio Prague, and after writing a few pieces, I was lucky enough to be offered a job here. I’ve never looked back.
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