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Daily Inspiration: Meet Hannah Partsch

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hannah Partsch. 

Hi Hannah, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I have always loved podcasts, and my husband, Jarek, has always had always tried to push me to pursue the things I love. So, for Christmas one year he bought me a Yeti microphone, and from there, everything fell into place. Doing spooky/creepy stories was a given (I’ve always loved the stories that give you a thrill!), and bringing in Katy as a cohost felt natural (we’d been friends for a couple years, and Katy and I always bonded over podcasts). The hardest part was finding a name, and in the end, Jarek suggested The Tales We Tell, and it fit! 

We are self-taught, and I feel like you can tell if you start listening at our earliest episodes to now. Every week is something different, but Katy and I have found our rhythm and have been able to tackle any challenge that has come our way so far, from lost recordings and faulty audio to the newest challenge of recording as our families grow! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Our biggest struggle has been finding ways to expand our podcast and reach a larger audience. We have been lucky enough to meet some other podcasters who gave us advice, let us do guest spots on their shows, and swapped promos with us (big shoutout to Hillbilly Horror Stories and Night Classy!) 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Katy, Jarek, and I all have full-time jobs outside of the podcast. 

I write all of our episodes for The Tales We Tell, and I am probably proudest of the variety of topics we have covered and the consistency with which we have been able to publish. One of my favorite early episodes is The Lost Cosmonaut, in which we explore the conspiracy theories about the space race and the possibility that Soviet Cosmonauts were lost in space. What I’ve always found compelling about the stories we cover is that the scariest things in life are often the hidden facts rather than the made-up “ghost” stories. 

What’s next?
Our plans are to keep doing what we’re doing! Obviously, we are hoping for growth and would love to do some live shows and travel to some of the places we’ve talked about on the podcast. 


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